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Selected By: Amara Poolswasdi

Griffith Park

4400 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (map)

Selected by: Amara Poolswasdi

Message from RunKeeper:

Join RunKeeper community members to kick off RunKeeper Meetup running groups with a global fun run on July 9th!

Suggested distance: 5K

-Meet at the Pony Park
-Bring water...it's a hot one!
-5K route: http://runkeeper.com/user/amaravp/route/662143­
-5Mile route: http://runkeeper.com/user/amaravp/route/662127­

Download this packet for ALL details of the meetup: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/8088375/RKMeetup-7911.pdf­

Thanks to our sponsor ONE Coconut (http://www.onedrinks.com/) and Balance Bar (http://balance.com/) for sponsoring our healthy snacks for the run this weekend!

Bring a sack lunch/breakfast if you want to picnic afterwards! More information will be available for people who are interested in running the Honda LA Marathon for Dress for Success.

Selected by: Amara Poolswasdi

Talk about this Meetup

  • Robert Bowmer's Photo

    I'm sure <a href="http://uk.zico.com/­" title="ZICO">ZICO</a>­ would have sponsored you. Might be worth emailing them.

    Posted by Robert Bowmer December 15, 2011
  • Ileana 's Photo

    Big Thanks to Amara and gurlinla for organizing this group! You both did an awesome job!! Based on FB pictures and comments I have seen today, the LA group rocked! Looking forward to the next one. Cheers!

    Posted by Ileana July 11, 2011
  • gurlinla's Photo

    Good morning everyone! It was great meeting everyone at the run and thanks again to Amara for such a great job putting this together! Pictures are posted on my Facebook page if you would like to check it out and tag away =) Hope to see you guys at more meetup runs! https://www.facebook.com/med...­

    Posted by gurlinla July 11, 2011
  • Tim's Photo

    Bummed I missed this! Lamest excuse ever, ready? A cat in heat was howling out my window from 3:30-4:30am this morning and I slept right through my alarm this morning. >_< Hopefully there will be more of these meetups. I'm in the Pasadena and usually run at the Rosebowl in the mornings if anyone's in the area. Here's my RunKeeper profile: http://bit.ly/dJjJPg­ Happy Running! -Tim

    Posted by Tim July 9, 2011
    • Tim's Photo

      Oh, also I tried to get a SoCal RunKeeper group going on FB a while back. Only 6 people on there and it kinda fizzled out. If anyone is interested in being an administrator for that group to try and make something more of it, please let me know.

      Head here if you want to join the Facebook SoCal Runkeeper Group:
      http://on.fb.me/qZWGdw­

      Posted by Tim July 9, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      I kind of like that excuse... :)

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 10, 2011
  • Mark Ballou's Photo

    Great to see you all out today. As Meetup doesn't seem to have a way to connect to profiles on RunKeeper here's my RunKeeper profile link for those that want to keep in touch and follow each other's progress:

    http://runkeeper.com/user/m...­

    Posted by Mark Ballou July 9, 2011
  • Rosanna Avila's Photo

    Thank you Amara for taking the time and preparation so that this meetup could be successful. So glad I came out!

    Posted by Rosanna Avila July 9, 2011
  • Matt Trinca's Photo

    Great event today. I'd also be interested in doing a group run at Eaton Canyon near Sierra Madre. It's about 4-mi round trip, and there's a great waterfall at the turnaround point.

    Posted by Matt Trinca July 9, 2011
  • Chevy Chen's Photo

    Hey couldn't find you guys, so I ran on my own. Have to try again!

    Posted by Chevy Chen July 9, 2011
  • Wayne Brosman's Photo

    An amazing run is around Dodger Stadium. You can go up in ridges - not strictly around the stadium. There's a Chinatown Firecracker (e.g., new year) 10K to goes around by the less scenic route.

    Posted by Wayne Brosman July 9, 2011
  • Wayne Brosman's Photo

    If anyone wants to walk the hills of Griffith Park, let me know.

    Posted by Wayne Brosman July 9, 2011
  • Briana Myricks's Photo

    I came, I saw (a bunch of other running groups), and I conquered (getting lost). I drove around for 45 minutes, lost and couldn't find you guys :( Guess it was a sign I need to train more anyways. Hope you guys had fun & see you next time. Oh, and my URL is http://runkeeper.com/user/b...­

    Posted by Briana Myricks July 9, 2011
  • Melina's Photo

    So sorry to have missed you guys! I somehow managed to get lost! If you saw a girl with an orange shirt looking for something, that was me looking for the meetup location. I did do 7 miles though, so not all was lost. I promise to find you next time!

    Posted by Melina July 9, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Great work Melina! Wish we could've given you some coconut water and a banana at the finish line :( We'll see you next time!

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 9, 2011
  • Mario Luevanos's Photo

    Hi Guys, wish I could be there to run with you all this
    weekend. I'm going to have to miss this one out. Looks like so
    much fun to run with a big group which I haven't done before.

    Posted by Mario Luevanos July 7, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      See you next time! :'(

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Rachael Depp's Photo

    10k is cool.

    Posted by Rachael Depp June 20, 2011
    • Renee Mancuso's Photo

      I used to run with APLA in Griffith Park. We would meet in the zoo parking lot area and do the loop around past the trains and over the hill, around the golf course and then back to the parking lot. It's about 5.5 miles and hilly. There's also a trail run sort of parallel to that. I was about a 12 minute mile but haven't been running much since I got a dog - she's slightly crippled so we just walk! I can't wait to run again. See you Sat.

      Posted by Renee Mancuso June 23, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Hi Renee! I posted the maps and included some info in our packet at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/808...­

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • dai suki's Photo

    ahaha, i'm pretty damn slow but i'll try to keep up w/ everyone.

    Posted by dai suki June 23, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Hi Micaela! It's probably going to be a humid one so hopefully everyone keeps a slower pace :) Bring water! Details at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/808...­

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Wayne Brosman's Photo

    So we meet in front of the Obervatory?

    Posted by Wayne Brosman June 23, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Hey Wayne! I'm going to plot and run a course next week and share the map with everyone...so I'll let you know after I scope out the area :)

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi June 24, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Hi again Wayne! We're meeting in front of the pony park. (It's exactly what it sounds like.)

      More details at http://dl.dropbox.com/u/808...­

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Mark Ballou's Photo

    Representing from the Burbank group. Gonna try and be there. I'm good for whatever. I often run the Burbank side of the park, so this is right up my alley. Way earlier than I'm used to... I'm a night runner. Hope my schedule allows!

    Posted by Mark Ballou July 4, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      I'm a night runner too! Bring water with you...running during the morning presents some challenges (heat+humidity+sun) that us night runners barely encounter. :)

      More info here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/808...­

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Mark Ballou's Photo

    Update on the path, distance, etc?

    Posted by Mark Ballou July 6, 2011
    • gurlinla's Photo

      updates coming soon =)

      Posted by gurlinla July 7, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      You can download our fancy info packet here http://dl.dropbox.com/u/808...­

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

    Does anyone want to unload any gently used (i.e. NOT BEAT UP) athletic shoes this Saturday? I'm considering inviting Give Your Sole (giveyoursole.com) to come out to the fun run to collect them for redistribution to area shelters. Let me know and I'll make the connection. Thanks!

    Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 6, 2011
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    • Mark Ballou's Photo

      Are any shoes OK? I have casual shoes that I'd be happy to donate.

      Posted by Mark Ballou July 6, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      We'll do our shoe drive at the next meetup! That way I can give them more of a heads up :) Save up those shoes!!

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 7, 2011
  • Sarah Hodges's Photo

    Hello, Los Angeles!

    Nice work securing sponsors--we're impressed.

    Hope you all saw the news that RunKeeper's adding a twist to Saturday's RunKeeper Global Meetup--we'll feature the largest group on our blog, including photos and your tips for how to make these events a success! Email group photo to [masked]

    You better believe our Boston-based RunKeeper team's going to give you a run for your money in this contest =)

    Happy running this Saturday!

    The RunKeeper Team

    Posted by Sarah Hodges July 6, 2011
    • gurlinla's Photo

      Terrific! We're looking forward to this challenge! ;)

      Posted by gurlinla July 6, 2011
    • Sarah Hodges's Photo

      Awesome! We'd love to feature Los Angeles if your group takes the lead on Saturday =)

      Posted by Sarah Hodges July 6, 2011
  • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

    Snacks abound! Mini Balance Bars will help keep you going after the run. They're bite sized but should pack some punch :) Thanks again Balance Bar!

    Posted by Amara Poolswasdi July 6, 2011
    • Briana Myricks's Photo

      Yum! A snack is a snack. Looking forward to it!

      Posted by Briana Myricks July 6, 2011
  • gurlinla's Photo

    Good Morning! I hope everyone is ready for this Saturday's Global Meetup Run! Just a quick announcement, ONE Coconut water (www.facebook.com/onecoconutwa­ter) is sponsoring our event this Saturday and will be there handing out their delicious drinks to our runners! So get your running shoes on, bring your friends, and let's have a great run!

    Posted by gurlinla July 5, 2011
  • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

    Taking feedback before we get too many runners involved -- How many miles do you guys want to do? I'm thinking a 10K fun run (6.2 miles). Gripes or likes?

    I'm also the coordinator for a charity LA Marathon team if anyone wants some details about joining it afterwards :) I'm putting together a sweet incentives package right now!

    Posted by Amara Poolswasdi June 17, 2011
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    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Hi Tahir! I'm going to try to schedule a run there sometime in the next week or so and will post a link to the run publicly so you all can check out the elevations, etc. :)

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi June 22, 2011
    • Wayne Brosman's Photo

      I'm walking most of it, so make it long.

      Posted by Wayne Brosman June 23, 2011
  • gurlinla's Photo

    just a quick note, given how warm it has been lately, would anyone consider moving the run time up earlier so that we're not running in the heat? i was thinking more like 8am or earlier? since this is a global run, i'm OK with either.

    Posted by gurlinla June 22, 2011
    • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

      Definitely a good point -- 10am was pre-set. I'll change it up to earlier and figure out the best parking/transport options.

      Posted by Amara Poolswasdi June 22, 2011
  • Alonzo's Photo

    Can't wait.... 10K sounds really good.

    Posted by Alonzo June 22, 2011
  • Chevy Chen's Photo

    I'm interested... I'll just be getting back from a business trip that week... 10K is cool.

    Posted by Chevy Chen June 18, 2011
  • Amara Poolswasdi's Photo

    Hmmm...maybe we'll go for a 5K 2x loop or something, so people can still do half and participate. I wonder if we could get some water/sports drink sponsors? Maybe some mini energy bars? I'll keep my eyes peeled for some sponsors since I'm running a race this weekend!

    Posted by Amara Poolswasdi June 21, 2011
    • gurlinla's Photo

      i think loops is a better idea especially for the beginners. i can see if i can help find sponsors for this =)

      Posted by gurlinla June 21, 2011
    • Ileana 's Photo

      loops is definitely a good idea. i am currently rehabbing from a sinus tarsi injury and will probably walk it but want to be involved for sure.

      Posted by Ileana June 22, 2011
  • Briana Myricks's Photo

    I'd definitely pass out on a 10K but I'd love to come for support

    Posted by Briana Myricks June 21, 2011

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