Here at Race on the Base, the planning falls on the shoulders of six Los Alamitos Recreation Department full and part-time staff and anywhere from six to 10 staff from our partnering race management company, RUN Racing. The RUN Racing team is headed by Olympic Gold Medalist, Bob Seagren, whose team produces the Long Beach Marathon, the OC Marathon, and the Holiday Half Marathon, among others. Our recreation crew brings passion, knowledge, and a commitment to providing great recreational events while promoting active and healthy living through fitness. RUN Racing brings years of experience and a staff made up of athletes with first-hand event knowledge. Come February our Racing Crew swells to almost 600 people including 500 volunteers and the addition of 60+ part-time staff.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to put on a large scale racing event? Though it may not be the catch-all end-all of the racing production experience, we at the City of Los Alamitos Recreation Department would like to invite you into our world as we prepare for the 2013 Race on the Base event. Held the last weekend in February of each year, this will be the 32nd annual Race on the Base put on by the Recreation Department. It is truly a year-round preparation experience that began the week after the 2012 event. It starts slowly at first with meetings to review and gather feedback on the last year’s event. From the feedback received we discuss feasible changes we can make to continually improve our racing formula. New times? New or revised events? Expanded marketing efforts? Brief meetings quickly become more detailed planning meetings where the two entities (City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Run Racing) begin to divide and conquer the task list we have devised. We are currently in the process of re-structuring the course. Check back for more updates on this and more!