August 5, 2008

Annual Lagoon Open Race and Fundraiser Will Kickoff Gaucho Cross Country Season

Aug. 5, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - UC Santa Barbara cross country will host its annual "UCSB Lagoon Open" on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Campus Lagoon behind the University Center. The event, which will serve as a fundraiser for the Gaucho program, will include three races, including an alumni and community 5k.

The alumni and community 5k will begin at 9:30 a.m., the women's open 5k will begin at 10:30 a.m., and the men's open 8k will begin at 11:00 a.m. The women's and men's races will include teams from UCSB, Cal Poly and Westmont, in addition to unattached athletes.

HELP SUPPORT GAUCHO CROSS COUNTRY:

$25.00 includes entry in Alumni/Community 5k, UCSB cross country T-Shirt, and post-race refreshment

All alumni are encouraged to join the "$100 Alumni Club". A donation of $100.00 or more includes Alumni/Community race entry, UCSB polo shirt, post-race refreshment, and acknowledgment on website and meet programs throughout the 2008-09 year.

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

If supporters cannot make the event, but would still like to support Gaucho cross country, please 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 Pete Dolan for more information.

Any other questions, contact Pete Dolan via email at pete.dolan@athletics.ucsb.edu or phone at 805-893-8276

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