The time has finally come, folks. 10 Days of the 2012 Olympic Trials start tomorrow, right in our own backyard: TrackTown USA! We've got a lot going on during these 10 days. Here's your guide to all of it:
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Picky Bar Home Base
We'll have a table at Franklin and Agate in the SportHill tent. We'll be sampling, selling discounted bars, giving out wristbands and tattoos, and occasionally leading an Elliptigo tour. Come say hello!
Hold up a "C" for Lauren & Steph's Races
Starting off strong, Day 1, our very own Steph Rothstein competes for London in the 10K final at 7:20 p.m. Then Lauren Fleshman (our other co-creator) races in the 5K Prelims on Monday the 25th, and—IT band permitting—in the 5K final on Thursday the 28th. Join us in cheering for Steph and Lauren by holding up a “C” for the Courage it takes to persevere through setbacks and compete with your heart. Read their stories: Lauren's Article, Steph's Article.
WRISTBAND or SHIRT = FREE BARS:
Yep, we're giving away free bars. Here's how you get some:
1) Run for Team Picky Bars in Hayward Field!
Wear a Picky Bars wristband, shirt, or tattoo during the OTC All Comers meet on Tuesday the 26th and we'll give you a free bar afterwards (maybe even 2 for first place in your heat). See times and registration info here. Collection: we may or may not be handing out bars from backpacks after the meet outside the track, but you should probably look for someone wearing a Picky Shirt and wristbands :)
2) Drink for Team Picky Bars
Show up to our Team Run Eugene benefit at Ninkasi Brewing Company with a wristband or shirt, and we'll give you a free bar. The party's on Wed the 27th from 5–9 and 25% of proceeds go to Team Run Eugene—a local non-profit for aspiring runners.
3) Freaking Fun Runs
We've got three funs runs through classic Track Town USA—starting at the Eugene Running Company:
1) 9 a.m. Sunday the 24th
2) 9 a.m. Tuesday the 26th
3) 9 a.m. Sunday the 1st
Come join us for a great run at a magical time in history. Sport a Picky shirt or wristband to any of these runs and get a free Picky Bar. We'll also be there giving out samples and discounted bars so you probably shouldn't miss out.
Picky Bar Trials Map
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How to watch at home
Overall Schedule of Events
See you out there!
Thanks for all your support