CARRERA DE SAN RAFAEL ATHLETE REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY NIGHT San Rafael, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2008) - Cyclists who want to race the Carrera de San Rafael Twilight Criterium on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 need to register today, Aug. 7, before 9 pm PST.
San Rafael, Calif. (Aug. 7, 2008) - Cyclists who want to race the Carrera de San Rafael Twilight Criterium on Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 need to register today, Aug. 7, before 9 pm PST.
Online registration is open at http://www.carrerasanrafael.com for masters 35+ men, elite and professional men 'Cat. 1 to 5', elite and pro women 'Cat. 1 to 4', and kids aged three to 12.
The event draws thousands of spectators to watch as racers scream around a one-kilometer course through downtown San Rafael in a fantastic display of endurance and athleticism. At night, under the glow of city lights, thousands of spectators line the streets to watch the high-speed race and cheer on the peloton.
Competitors who race well at the Carrera de San Rafael will win VIP registration to the invitation-only San Francisco Twilight Criterium Series, a part of the USA CRITS Championship series, to be held Sept. 13, 2008.
Also up for grabs is a total cash purse of $5000 and a variety of sponsor swag offered to the winners of various “prime” laps throughout the day.
"I am very grateful to Ryan Dawkins and Project Sport for taking over the reins of this classic event," said Nicola Cranmer, team manager for the PROMAN women’s professional cycling team. "Thanks also go to the City of San Rafael and its downtown merchants. Well promoted and well attended events like this are important for the growth of women’s cycling and our Marin-based PROMAN team. It is the best twilight crit on the west coast; a fun evening of dynamic racing!"
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.carrerasanrafael.com/
About the Carrera de San Rafael
This year’s race on August 9, 2008 marks the 10-year anniversary for the Carrera de San Rafael, a criterium bicycle race circling an eight-block radius in downtown San Rafael. Racing starts at 2:45 pm with amateur categories and continues until the pros battle it out as the sun goes down. The event includes kids’ races, a large Expo and a Pro Athlete Village where spectators can collect signatures of their favorite racers. The Carrera de San Rafael is sanctioned by USA Cycling and owned by Project Sport, LLC, in San Francisco.
About Project Sport, LLC
Project Sport, based in San Francisco, is a specialized sports management and marketing firm focusing on the running and cycling community. It owns and operates numerous events including the US Race Series, Carrera de San Rafael and the San Francisco Twilight Criterium. Over the last 7 years, Project Sport has produced events in Atlanta, Napa Valley, Colorado, San Francisco and Idaho. The company also manages the McGuire Cycling Team. For more information, visit www.projectsport.com.