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LCCN Reporter hits stride in Seal Beach 10K Run

By Brian Hews

Rico Dizon, a reporter of Los Cerritos Community Newspaper has placed third in the Seal Beach 10K Run held in April. Dizon competed in the 65-69 age group and averaged 9:48:05 minutes per mile.  He completed the distance in 1:00:58 chips time.

The Seal Beach 10K Run, an annual project of the city of Seal Beach which starts at Marina Drive and First St. and continues along the scenic Ocean Blvd. to Seal Beach Blvd., Westminster Blvd., San Gabriel River Bed and back to Ocean Blvd. at the pier, usually draws a large number of participants each year. This year, the 38th run to date, has duplicated the 5,500 cap limit achieved in 2011. Run Seal Beach is a non-profit organization whose charter is to raise funds and awareness for recreation and fitness programs and other services to benefit the greater Seal Beach community including Rosmoor and Los Alamitos.

Last year, the race event made possible the awarding of a record total of $126,000 to some 48 organizations with wide range of community program needs. The non-profit charter has been in existence since 1999 although the organization has sponsored runs for the past 38 years. The race has continued to grow in attendance and contributions each year.  We are very much committed to making this annual event one of high quality and source of pride for the City as well as our loyal race sponsors, said the spokesperson of the Run Seal Beach race committee. The event is planned, managed and implemented purely by volunteers with no salaries drawn from any administration and so the 100 per cent available proceeds are given back in the form of grants primarily to the benefiting organizations and/or communities each year, the spokesperson added.

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