By Jeni Van Horn
Segment locations and Captain Assignments for the Thursday, September 21st #WeRuntheCV valley wide relay were announced today. There will be 11 segments covering over 60 miles through all 9 Coachella Valley Cities.
Highlights include PAC 12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Century Amy Skieresz Wilson (Segment #7), Patrick Service running a 10 mile segment (Segment #5), and relay anchor Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez (Segment #11).
The Por Vida 6 week training program designed to help get you to your goal at the November 4, 2017 5th Annual Run with Los Muertos Block Party & 5k will kick off on Thursday, September 21. #WeRuntheCV is in support of and awareness for the Por Vida program, and more broadly to promote running and fitness.
*Local runner Marc Payan has committed to running the entire route himself. Yes you read that correctly. The entire 100km. Payan, a researcher, endurance athlete, and local lululemon Ambassador is the founder of Payan X, an urban fitness and leadership movement in Southern California Cities.
#1 La Quinta: Live Well Clinic
Depart 5:30am Segment length: 4.75 miles
Segment Captain: Steve Sanchez- Councilmember, City of La Quinta
#2 Coachella: Assemblymember Garcia Office
Depart 6:39am Segment length: 6.50 Miles
Segment Captain: Sergio Vasquez- Coach, La Quinta High School Cross Country
#3 Indio: Shadow Hills High School
Depart 7:51am Segment length: 6.25 miles
Segment Captain: Neftali Galarza– Director of Community Relations, California Alliance for Renewable Energy
#4 Palm Desert: UCR Palm Desert Campus
Depart: 9:00am Segment length: 5.25 miles
Segment Captain: Nate Mach-President/Founder, Salton Sea Triathlon Club
#5 Rancho Mirage: Agua Caliente Casino
Depart: 10:06am Segment length: 10 miles
Segment Captain: Patrick Service -Operations, Las Casuelas Terraza
#6 Desert Hot Springs: Desert Dunes CC
Depart 12:18pm Segment length: 6 miles
Segment Captain: Edward Robles- Peer Support Specialist, Department of Veteran Affairs
#7 Palm Springs: PS Air Museum
Depart 1:26pm Segment length: 5.5 miles
Segment Captain: Amy Skieresz Wilson- Pac-12 Women’s Cross Country Runner of the Century
#8 Cathedral City: City Hall
Depart 2:38pm Segment length: 4.5 miles
Segment Captain: Melissa Cronin & Mark Anderson- Owners, Buzz Factory
#9 Rancho Mirage: Sunnylands Center and Gardens
Depart 3:35pm Segment length: 5.5 miles
Segment Captain: Rob Amick- Gallery Manager Coachella Valley, Cambria
#10 Palm Desert: Lululemon PD
Depart 4:55pm Segment length: 1.75
Segment Captain: Jeni Van Horn- Public Relations Director, Run with Los Muertos
#11 Indian Wells: IW Coffee
Depart 5:30pm Segment length: 4.50
Segment Captain: Steven Hernandez– Mayor, City of Coachella
La Quinta Arrive:
Live Well Clinic
78-900 Avenue 47, Ste 102
La Quinta, CA 92253
City Representatives will be on hand to commemorate the exchange at each City’s stop. Run with Los Muertos, a day of the dead themed health and culture event that annually draws hundreds of runners and thousands of visitors to Old Town Coachella. Who will you run for?
The Por Vida launch will be held at the Live Well Clinic, 78900 Avenue 47 Ste 102, La Quinta, CA 92253 on Thursday, September 21st at 6pm.
Run with Los Muertos is a proud member of CV Days of Los Muertos. For more information please visit www.RUNWITHLOSMUERTOS.com or https://www.facebook.com/runwithlosmuertos/