Jul 16th, 2014
Help send Coach Evil (Aaron) to the Games – The 2014 Gay Games (GG9) in Cleveland, OH – while dialing in your running technique and getting a great workout!
Date: Saturday, August 2nd
Location: Piedmont HS Track
Time: 11am – 1pm.
1st Hour (11am – 12pm) Clinic portion: Running technique review, warm-up, drills and progressions. 2nd Hour (12pm – 1pm) Interval Workout. Participants can choose to come to all 2 hours or just the last hour.
- Meet on the bleachers closest to the finish line/stadium scoreboard
- Participants should wear workout attire, running shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen and bring water bottle.
- We’ll meet rain or shine
Cost: Participants can choose whatever donation amount they want….MINIMUM $20 DONATION (based on cost of past clinics)
- Cash or credit cards accepted at the track or prior to the clinic on August 2nd on Aaron’s personal fundraising page at https://fundly.com/gg9-cleveland-akron-2014
- For those unable to attend or who’ve attended past clinics can still make a donation at https://fundly.com/gg9-cleveland-akron-2014
Background Info rom Aaron…
-This quadrennial event (every 4 years) originated in 1982 in San Francisco and alternates between N. American and European host cities
-It’s the largest LGBT sporting event in the world: 10,000 athletes from over 80 countries competing in 34 different sports (http://www.gg9cle.com)
-This will be my 3rd Games: 2002, Sydney Australia (indoor volleyball) and 2010, Cologne Germany (track & field)
-In 2010, I won 2 Gold (4x100m relay and pole vault) and a Silver medal (Decathlon)
-Just like the CrossFit Games, the age categories are 5 year increments and I’ll be competing in the 40-44 yr. old category
-My planned events in Ohio are: Decathlon, sprint relays (4×100 and 4×400), pole vault, javelin, triple jump and long jump. I’ll be representing both the city of San Francisco and Team USA
-The meet is 5 days long, Monday Aug. 11th – Friday Aug. 15th
-GG9 says that many sports will be live streamed at http://www.ccesportsnetwork.com. Their programming schedule is still pending.
-I’ll do my best to keep folks updated on my Facebook page