August 27, 2012

UCSB's Annual Lagoon Open Set for Saturday

Women's 5k Course Map

Men's 8k Course Map

The 2012 Gaucho cross country season will begin on Saturday, Sept. 1 with the UCSB Lagoon Open. Three races will be contested, beginning with an Alumni/Community 5k at 10:00 a.m. The women's Open 5k will be held next at 11:00 a.m., and the men's Open 8k will begin at 11:45 a.m. The staging area will be behind the University Center (UCEN).  

The Open races will feature the teams from UCSB, Cal Poly, Westmont and are also open to unattached and club elite athletes. Please contact Christina Baglas for more information.

 "UCSB Lagoon Open"
Cross Country Information

WHEN: Saturday, September 1st, 2012
WHERE: UC Santa Barbara Campus Lagoon (Behind the UCEN)
RACE TIMES:
10:00 Alumni/Community 5k
11:00am Women's OPEN 5k (UCSB, Cal Poly, Open)
11:45am Men's OPEN 8k (UCSB, Cal Poly, Open)

HELP SUPPORT GAUCHO CROSS COUNTRY:
$25 Includes Entry in Alumni/Community 5k, UCSB XC T-Shirt, and Post-Race Refreshment
$100 or more All Alumni are encouraged to join the "The Gaucho Order", which includes Alumni/Community race entry, T-shirt, Post-Race eefreshment

Please make checks payable to "UC Regents" and designate "UCSB Men's Cross Country" or "UCSB Women's Cross Country" in the memo.

Can't make the event and still want to support the Gauchos, Mail donations to:

UC Santa Barbara
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics – ICA Building
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5200
ATTN: Cross Country

UNATTACHED/CLUB ATHLETES:
The Women's 5k and Men's 8k are open to unattached or club elite athletes, please contact Christina Baglas for more information

Any questions, contact Christina Baglas at Christina.baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu or 805-893-5372

POST RACE ALUMNI BBQ:
Coach Dolan will be hosting at his house.  About 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM  Big Al is on the grill!

Please RSVP to Christina Baglas, Christina.baglas@athletics.ucsb.edu if you plan on coming. 

Note: A paving project for the East Gate and Steck Circle is scheduled for Labor Day weekend starting Friday, Aug 31 @ 6:00 PM and ending on Sunday Sept 2. This will be a 24 hour around-the-clock paving operation to minimize campus impacts. The project will CLOSE the East Gate to OUTBOUND Highway 217/ Ward Memorial traffic. ( Inbound Highway 217/Ward Memorial traffic will remain open.) East Gate Highway 217 outbound traffic will be diverted via Mesa Road to Los Carneros.  Traffic control measures with flagmen will be implemented throughout the project.

Please anticipate traffic delays throughout the duration of the work, allow for extra travel time and use caution around the road work area.  We will continue to provide updates on construction impacts as necessary.  If you have any questions e-mail frank.castanha@dcs.ucsb.edu or call 893-7987.