Pamakids are all over the races, from track to cross-country to ultras, but what about a series that tests your speed, hill-climbing, donut-eating, and Pamakid-camaraderie skills all in one?
To win the awesome Pama-prize and make your mark in this inaugural Series, you must be a Pamakid and run or volunteer at 3 of the 5 events. The Four Peak Challenge will count as two events if you make it to all four peaks.
To sign up for the series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please let us know if you’re interested in volunteering at any race.
The series is free for Pamakids (except usual fee for track workouts). For non-Pamakids, race day registration is $5; kids under 18 run for free. All runs are fun runs.
STAGE 1 (1 point)
Betty Cunneen Rites of Spring Friday, April 28, 2017, 6:00 PM
Lake Merced (New Start this Year: Lake Merced Boathouse)
Run 4.5 miles around Lake Merced in this age- and gender-handicapped race, followed by dinner. Who will be the first to cross the finish line? It might not be one of the usual suspects! There also be a ~1/4 mile race for kids not quite ready for the 4.5 mile version.
STAGE 2 (2 points)
Four Peak BEAST Challenge Sunday, June 11, 2017, 10:00 AM @ Kezar Track
his one-of-a-kind race, featuring the four highest peaks in San Francisco, requires brains and brawn. There is no set route, no set distance, and no boundaries. To successfully complete the course, you must run to and check-in with volunteers stationed at the 4 highest peaks in SF [Mt. Sutro, Twin Peaks (north and south peaks), and Mt. Davidson] and finish with a lap around the track. The hills are tough, but the competition is fun, casual, and features a team component (and a twist).
The event is free for Pamakid members and $5 for non-members.
STAGE 3 (1 point)
Tying the Knot 7K Friday, July 14, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Middle Drive, Golden Gate Park
This will be the 10th Anniversary of Malinda and Andy's wedding run. Stay tuned for details...
STAGE 4 (1 point)
Two-Mile Time Trial (& Cross Country Kickoff Meeting) Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 PM @ Kezar Track
Get your point for competing in the annual 2-Mile Time Trial and stay for the XC Kickoff Meeting to occur immediately after.
STAGE 5 (1 point)
Run for the Donuts (and Beer) (& Annual Club Picnic) Sunday, July 30, 2017, 10:30 AM @ Rodeo Beach
3-person teams will be randomly formed on race day. Loops near the picnic site will be run, with teams strategizing to determine who runs which legs. Donut eating is encouraged but optional. Prizes will be given to teams with the highest Donus Index (DI), a score based on total time divided by total team age + number of donuts (and beers) consumed.
STAGE 6+ (1 point)
IronBEAST Volunteer Triathlon Dates T.B.D.
Stay tuned for rewarding volunteer opportunities with some of the charitable organizations that our club supports.