Pyramid 5K aims to benefit track at masters-friendly school
Everyone who’s competed at Long Beach State since 1995 knows the Pyramid — a dramatic blue-glass arena rising majestically north of the track. But the track itself has gone to seed, and folks running at Sunday’s Self-Transcendence meet noted its sorry shape. But thanks to the power of the Pyramid, a resurfaced track could be possible. M45 high jumper Tom VanZandt writes: “I am helping to put on the Pyramid Run at Long Beach State. See www.pyramidrun.com. This November 8 race will benefit the Long Beach State track and cross country teams. I think we all agree that the Beach has been a very strong
supporter of masters track and field over the years.” Indeed. It’s been the site of many Southern California Striders Meets of Champions and hundreds of all-comers meets open to masters. (And it was the scene of my first masters meet: Jan. 28, 1995.)
Long Beach State has been very open to
individuals training there; its coaches have been very helpful to
masters, and it has been the site of numerous masters meets. The
program is definitely in need of more money. A new track stadium is in
the near-term plans of the Athletic Department. . . . As a financial
supporter of the program, I do know that the need for additional operating revenue is acute. This event is one effort
toward meeting their needs.
I highly recommend this fund-raising effort. Spread the word!