Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

ELITE ATHLETES SOUGHT – 5th ANNUAL APPLIED MATERIALS SILICON VALLEY TURKEY TROT

ELITE ATHLETES SOUGHT – 5th ANNUAL APPLIED MATERIALS SILICON VALLEY TURKEY TROT

There’s still time to pre-register online for the APPLIED MATERIALS SILICON VALLEY TURKEY TROT / ELITE 5K

(PACIFIC ASSOCIATION/USATF OPEN MEN’S AND WOMEN’S 5K CHAMPIONSHIP)

Thursday, November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day)
San Jose, CA

There’s still time to pre-register online for this great race.

Participate in this championship and be a part of what is sure to be one
of the FASTEST 5K races in the U.S. in 2009–on an exciting,
flat-and-fast, four loop course in a world-class field.

For registration, and full race details, please visit the event’s web
site at:

www.svturkeytrot.com

See you there.

Regards,
Mark Winitz
Elite Athlete Coordinator
Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot/Elite 5K
Win-It! z Sports Public Relations

 

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ELITE ATHLETES SOUGHT – 5K ROAD DISTANCE

Elite Long Distance Runners, Athlete Managers, and Coaches:

****5th ANNUAL APPLIED MATERIALS SILICON VALLEY TURKEY TROT****
ELITE ATHLETE 5K (Formerly Synaptics Elite Athlete 5K)
Thursday, November 26, 2009 (Thanksgiving Day)
San Jose, California

“Eleven men broke 14 minutes, easily the highest number of any (road)
race in the world (in 2008).”
– David Monti, Race Results Weekly, December, 2008

— Prize Purse Total: $25,000 (includes U.S. record
bonuses)

— Separate races for elite men and elite women

— Open Men’s/Women’s 5K Championship for the Pacific
Association/USA Track & Field (PA/USATF)

PRIZE PURSE
The event includes a $12,100 all-comers prize purse, $2,900 Pacific
Association/USATF Open Men’s/Women’s championship purse, plus additional
$5,000 bonuses for new U.S. 5K road records.

All-Comers 5K Prize Funds
1st Place Male & Female Overall: $2,500
2nd Place Male & Female Overall: $1,500
3rd Place Male & Female Overall: $850
4th Place Male & Female Overall $500
5th Place Male & Female Overall $250
6th Place Male & Female Overall $100
Masters 1st Place Male & Female $350

PA/USATF 5K Championship Prize Funds *
PA/USATF Open Men and Women (Individuals):
1st – $500, 2nd – $350, 3rd – $250, 4th – $200, 5th – $100, 6th – $50

* Double dipping is allowed between All-Comers and PA/USATF prize
purses. PA/USATF prize money is awarded to PA/USATF members only.

U.S. 5K Record Bonuses
$5,000 for the first U.S. male and/or female setting a U.S. 5K open road
record.

Records (as of 9/8/09):

Men: 13:24 Marc Davis (CO) Carlsbad 5000, CA 03/31/96
Women: 14:54 Deena Drossin (CA) Carlsbad 5000, CA 04/07/02

COURSE
Flat and fast, USA Track & Field certified, spectator-friendly course in
downtown San Jose. Four loops (3/4 miles each loop). To view a course
map, visit:

www.usatf.org/events/courses/search/

Then, select “California” in the State field and enter “Seagate” in the
“Course name” field, and click on SEARCH.

COURSE RECORDS
Men:
13:37 Scott Bauhs/USA (2008) and Ridouane Harroufi/Morocco (2007)

Women:
15:53 Rose Kosgei/Kenya (2007)

2008 TOP RESULTS
Men:
1-Scott Bauhs USA/ CA 13:37
2-Jacob Korir Kenya 13:38
3-Josphat Boit Kenya 13:41

Women:
1-Rose Kosgei Kenya 16:00
2-Aziza Aliyu Ethiopia 16:02
3-Belainesh Gebre Ethiopia 16:05

For complete 2008 and prior year’s results see:
http://results.active.com/pages/page.jsp?eventID=1605324&pubID=3

INVITED ATHLETE AMENITIES
– Complimentary entry
– Seeded starting line position in separate elite 5K races for men and
for women
– Hotel Accommodations in first class hotels
– Limited Airfare (U.S. domestic travel on Southwest Airlines) for
selected athletes
– Travel Stipends for selected athletes unable to fly on Southwest
Airlines

CONSIDERATION – INVITED ATHLETE STATUS
Sub-14:30 men/ Sub-16:30 women (or equivalent) in last 18 months
suggested for consideration.

Slower times (Sub-14:45 men/Sub-17:45 women) may be considered for
sub-elite status (comp entry only).

As soon as possible, please send a complete running vita/resume AND cover
letter containing the following information to the Elite Athlete Contact
below:

– Name, age, citizenship, current residence
– U.S. visa status, if applicable
– Sponsor/Club
– All-time PRs
– Best races in last 18 months (race name, location, date, finishing
place and time) – roads and/or track (please specify)
– Best races all time (with above details)
– Contact information

E-Mail response is preferred.

ELITE ATHLETE COORDINATOR
E-Mail: Mark Winitz
Win-It! z Sports Public Relations
Phone: 650-948-0618
Fax: 650-949-2172
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The Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot
– Run or Walk for Health, Hope, and a Home
http://svturkeytrotcom
Applied Materials, in partnership with the Silicon Valley Leadership
Group, The City of San Jose, the County of Santa Clara, and the South Bay
Labor Council, present a 5K and 10K family fun event on Thanksgiving
morning in downtown San Jose benefiting: the Santa Clara Family Health
Foundation, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Housing Trust of Santa Clara
County. Last year’s 4th annual event drew more than 7,000 participants
(all races) and raised more than $200,000 for these charities.