Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Up-Dated information for Sunday's Torch Run


            On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Altadena Station runners will carry the Memorial Run Torch from Crescenta Valley Station to Altadena Station, a distance of approximately 7.8 miles. This run is NOT timed, the pace is a 10 minute mile pace and the majority of the distance is level except for the uphill grade from Woodbury Rd. to Altadena Dr. As in past years, we will divide our stations portion of the Memorial Run into 3 legs. You may run all of the legs.


            The first leg is from CVS to Los Angeles County Fire Station 82 (about 3 miles). The second leg is from Station 82, to the Altadena CHP office (about 1.7 miles). The last leg is from the CHP office to Altadena Station (about 2.7 miles). We will regroup at Fair Oaks and Altadena Drive to light the real torch, and run in as a group to the station (approx.1 mile). Shuttle vans will be available to transport runners from Altadena Station to any leg. Start time at CVS is 1345 hrs. We should be at ALD around 1450 hrs. After we hand off the torch in the station parking lot, there will be a brief memorial ceremony followed by FREE catered food consisting of tacos (Chicken, Carnitas, Al Pastor, and Asada) with sides of rice and beans including a full salsa bar and refreshments. We anticipate serving the food at approximately 1500 hours. The food will be provided by Funtana Jumps, check out their site ( Memorial t-shirts will also be available for sale at $10 each (quantities may be limited) if you missed the initial purchase order (see attached t-shirt pic).


             Remember, this is a family event so feel free to bring along family members to enjoy the afternoon. Bicycles, roller skates, skate boards, motorcycles, wheelchairs, ALL are welcome. Your participation will be greatly appreciated. We are hoping to have enough department/community participation to line the entire route, but are especially interested in lining Altadena Drive between Fair Oaks and the station with spectators to cheer us on as we deliver the torch to Altadena Station. Your participation will be greatly appreciated, and our station and community participation in this event is only as successful as we make it! The caterer is gearing up to serve 50 people. I want to call him back to tell him he will be serving 75-100 people! A runner sign-up sheet and t-shirt purchase sheet is posted outside of the station dispatch area. Contact Deputy Gabriel (626) 296-2107 (, Deputy Spina (626) 296-2105 (, or me @ (626) 296-2106 (, to participate. Come out and honor our fallen heroes!

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