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Skaters Will Have Two Races in Long Beach in 2006

The Parkinson's Open Road Race and Senior Olympic Skate Races

Staff Report

Long Beach may be without an inline marathon in 2006. But it won't be without skate races.

Audrey Winthrop of is producing two Long Beach events this year: the Parkinson's Open Road Race and a three-race event for seniors.

Senior Olympics

The three-race event will be part of the Pasadena Senior Olympics on June 4th.

Skaters (50 and over) will compete in a 1.6-mile time trial and road races of 3.2 and 6.4 miles.

Races will be at Area III of El Dorado Park in Long Beach.

Almost a Half Marathon

The Parkinson's Open Road Race at El Dorado Park will be on Oct. 1st.

Skaters (in various age categories) will race 10.5 miles on a 1.75-mile road course.

Race time is 7 a.m. Registration is $30-40, depending on how soon you register.

"Anybody who has been to my events (i.e.: the Redondo Beach Super Bowl 10 K) knows that — no matter what — you WILL go home with trophy medals and swag," Audrey promises.

Proceeds will benefit the Parkinson's Research Foundation. (A Northshore Marathon entry fee will be given away to one skater who raises $200 or more in donations.)

Making the Wheels Turn

Audrey has been involved in inline racing in Southern California for 20 years. She is also the inventor of a detachable brake for 5-wheel inline frame.

(Posted on Jan. 3, 2006)


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