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Team CATS: The LA Marathon

You… Yes, YOU… can cross the ASICS LA Marathon Finish Line!
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY — first time Marathoners Welcome!

Join Team CATS: Embark on an amazing journey to raise funds and awareness to help Break the Silence/Stop the Abuse for the 1,000 victims of sexual assault and abuse that Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS) serves each year! CATS compassionate services help victims begin the recovery process and help law enforcement with the investigation process. As a walker/runner you will learn what you are truly capable of, and at the same time provide vital support to victims on their road to recovery!

Become a Team CATS Member & Walk/Jog/Run to “Break the Silence & Stop the Abuse.” Choose the full Marathon or 2-person relay.

CATS Official Training Program is provided and supported by Fleet Feet Sports Encino & Body Dynamix Chiropractic & Performance. The training is held in the San Fernando Valley, and is a coordinated effort designed to get you across the finish line. The cost for team members is at the reduced fee. To be eligible for this reduce fee, you must complete a commitment form. (see #3).

How to Become a Team CATS Member

1. Attend an informational meeting.

Wednesday, September 10th, 7pm at Body Dynamix
   18344 Oxnard St., #104, Tarzana

Monday, September 15th, 7pm at Los Toros Mexican Restaurant
   21743 Devonshire St., Chatsworth

Thursday, September 18th, 7pm at Fleet Feet Sports
    16545 Ventura Blvd, Encino

Monday, September 22nd, 12 noon at Northridge Hospital
    18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge
    Patio Conference Room (basement)

Tuesday, September 30th, 8am at CATS
    14651 Oxnard St., Van Nuys

2. Make a commitment to raise a minimum of $500 to support Northridge Hospital’s Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS), which provides victims of sexual abuse and assault with the services they need to begin the recovery process and assists law enforcement with the investigation process to protect victims from further harm.

3. Complete a commitment form and fax it to (818) 718-5989 or scan the form and email it to

2015 ASICS LA Marathon Commitment Form (stay tuned)

4. Team Incentives:

Raise $500 as a Team CATS member which entitles you to receive an official Team CATS Dry-fit Training Shirt, a team hat, the opportunity to join the 22 week Fleet Feet Sports / BDX Training Program at the discounted rate!
Raise $1,000 CATS reimburses the discounted Fleet Feet Sports training fee.
Raise $1,500 or more and CATS also reimburses the $160 LA Marathon entry fee or the $135 charity relay fee.
Fabulous monthly prizes for top fundraisers
A Grand Prize Raffle will be held for everyone who has raised $1,000 or more.

CATS will provide fundraising guidance and support, a training manual, fundraising incentive prizes and organized group fundraising events.

Join the Fastest 1K Fundraisers Club; get your name printed on the back of the official team shirt by raising $1,000 by November 30th.

Create a personal fundraising page at Invite your family, friends and co-workers to support you by making a donation on your personalized fundraising page.

5. Choose a training program. Fleet Feet Sports is the official CATS marathon training program. Its 22 week training program begins on Saturday, October 18th at Lake Balboa Park. The training consists of Tuesday night short runs, optional Yoga and fun runs on Wednesdays and Saturday long runs. You can sign up for Team CATS and the Fleet Feet Sports Training Program at our orientation meetings or call CATS at 818-718-5922.

Race Weekend Schedule:
Fri.-Sat. 3/13 and 3/14, Packet pick-up at the LA Convention Center
Sun. 3/15 7:24 am - ASICS LA Marathon at Dodger Stadium

More information is available at the official ASICS LA Marathon.

2015 Registration Fees:
$160 - LA Marathon or $135 Charity Relay Registration Fee. You must register online by January 31, 2015 using the code provided to you by our staff. Your space on Team Cats will be held until January 31.

The 2014-15 Fleet Feet Sports / BDX goal is to ensure that you cross that finish line on March 15, 2015.

The Fleet Feet / BDX Training Program Includes:
• 22 weeks of training
• 2 trainings per week: Tuesday short runs, Wednesdays Yoga and fun runs (optional),
   and Saturday long runs
• Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced runners/walkers are welcome

For more information, contact Priscilla Lomeli at (818) 718-5922.

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