May 10, 2013
Office Assistant Needed: Event Coordinating
The Seattle Marathon Association (SMA) is looking for an experienced, self-motivated office assistant to join our family. Join us as we produce one of the best marathon/half marathon events in the Pacific Northwest.
You will assist our staff in executing a wide range of event production tasks, from the initial stages to event day facilitating to post-event follow-up.
This is a full-time position with overtime in October and November. Hours would be Monday – Friday, with some weekends. All staff works Thanksgiving week and weekend (no work on Thanksgiving day).
Major Duties Include:
- Answering phones and emails
- Working with office staff to complete duties on event timeline
- Assisting with data entry of registrations
- Helping with organization of merchandise inventory records
- Representing SMA at other running events around the region
- Assembling documentation of event information/materials
The successful candidate will:
- Be reliable, punctual and self-motivated
- Possess professional attitude and communication style
- Be able to work on multiple assignments and meet multiple deadlines
- Possess strong organizational and problem solving skills and masterful follow-through ability
- Be dedicated, take ownership of your role
- Have initiative; not afraid to ask questions
- Office experience of 2+ years
- Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word programs
- Excellent written & oral communication skills
- Available to work Thanksgiving week and weekend (Thanksgiving day will have off)
- Positive attitude
Background in running is a plus
Office has dogs
Position to be filled immediately
Pay: Hourly rate, based on experience
To apply: email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
The Seattle Marathon Association (SMA) is a nonprofit organization governed by a ten-member Board of Directors. It is proud of its commitment to providing a quality running event in the Pacific Northwest, providing our sponsors with maximum exposure in association with the event and making a positive social and economic impact on the city of Seattle.
April 15, 2013
Tragedy at Boston Marathon
Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon today.
Below is today’s statement from the Boston Athletic Association regarding the tragedy:
Statement from the Boston Athletic Association
Monday, April 15, 2013 8:00 p.m. ET
The Boston Athletic Association extends its deepest sympathies to all those who were affected in any way by today’s events.
Today is a sad day for the City of Boston, for the running community, and for all those who were here to enjoy the 117th running of the Boston Marathon. What was intended to be a day of joy and celebration quickly became a day in which running a marathon was of little importance.
We can confirm that all of the remaining runners who were out on the course when the tragic events unfolded have been returned to a community meeting area.
At this time, runners bags in Boston which remain unclaimed may be picked up by runners presenting their bib number or proof of race participation at the Castle, at 101 Arlington Street, in Boston.
At this time, we are cooperating with the City of Boston, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and all federal law enforcement officials.
We would like to thank the countless people from around the world who have reached out to support us today.
Letter from RRCA
Our Deepest Sympathies to the Victims of the Attack at the Boston Marathon
Dear Running Community,
On behalf of the RRCA Board of Directors, our staff, our volunteers, and our members, we express our sincerest sympathies to the families affected by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon on Monday. We applaud the efforts of race organizers, first responders, runners, and everyone that took action to assist the injured.
Yesterday’s events sent a shock wave through the entire running community. As the grassroots organization for runners, clubs, and events, we encourage our members and all runners to keep running and racing in the days, weeks, months, and years to come.
While we have no specific knowledge of the facts beyond what is being reported in national news sources, we believe that this act was not specifically an attack on runners, but this was certainly an act of violence at an international sports event designed to garner international attention.
As community race organizers look to their upcoming events, we encourage you to review your security plans with your organizing team and local law enforcement. We encourage thoughtful review, but caution against over-reaction to the wake of the events in Boston. Let rational thought be your guide as opposed to fear. Review your disaster management plans. Be vigilant.
The running community is the most generous group of people in the country; it is one of our greatest assets. The victims of the tragedy in Boston will need our support. However, we caution our members to be smart about giving money. The RRCA will remain in contact with the organizers of the Boston Marathon. At a time when an official charity is designated by race officials to assist victims of the tragedy, we will share that information with members so you can give with confidence. If you prefer to give as soon as possible before any official fund is created, we encourage supporting locally established organizations such as the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts.
In the coming weeks, as more lessons are learned from this tragedy, we will share information with our members at the RRCA Convention and in our print and e-newsletters.
Road Runners Club of America
1501 Lee Hwy, Ste 140
Arlington, VA 22209
April 15, 2013
Barefoot Running Study
We would like to invite all runners from the age of 18 years and above, who are taking part in a marathon between April and July 2013 and are training for it either barefoot or in minimalist footwear, to participate in this research project.
Details of Study: If you wish to participate please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org stating you wish to participate in Injury rate in barefoot and minimal footwear runners preparing for a marathon, and an initial questionnaire will be sent to you with a sample copy of the weekly running diary.
This study is designed to look at the location, type of injuries as well as their rates that occur in runners who are training for a 2013 marathon barefoot and/or in minimalist footwear. The study will start in January 2013 and carry on until July 2013 (the study will start 3 months prior to your specific marathon). The data collected will hopefully give a better understanding of whether this type of running has fewer injury rates and types than conventional heel strike running (shod), and whether running barefoot or in minimalist footwear has a similar injury rate. This data may also help improve the way people are taught to run barefoot and/or in minimalist footwear.
|Title of Project:||Injury rate in barefoot and minimal footwear runners preparing a marathon|
|Approved By:||This study has been approved by the UCL Research Ethics Committee (Project ID Number: 4252/001)|
November 1, 2012
Eugene Underwood, In Memoriam
The 2012 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon is dedicated to Gene Underwood. Gene served as Ham Radio Co-Coordinator with his wife, Fran, for 13 years.
Youth For Understanding USA
Youth For Understanding USA is looking for Host Families in your community. Families all over the US have found this to be a wonderful way to discover the world and help young people expand their horizons. Hosting can be one of the most rewarding, fun and enriching experiences your family can have.
Typical YFU Students are...
- from one of 60 countries.
- proficient speakers of English.
- eager to learn about your family.
- medically insured and have their own spending money.
- able to share a room with another host sibling.
- sure to become an integral part of your family.
- Various orientations throughout the exchange year.
- Local support volunteers.
- 24-hour emergency support.
You can get more information on YFU at www.yfuusa.org.
To find out more about becoming a host family please contact Irene Djuwidja.