Excerpt from a very glorious email I received today:
On behalf of Pacers Running Stores and Pacers Events, I would like to invite you to join our 2011 Pacers Ambassador class. We were only able to accept 30 percent of the applications received and congratulate you on making the cut!"
What is this program you ask? From the website: http://runpacers.com/ambassador/
"Pacers Ambassadors are a tight-knit community of runners, walkers, and triathletes who participate in area runs and races, volunteer their time at events, engage their community, and embody the Pacers lifestyle and culture. They are standout leaders and role models in their communities, are dedicated to their sports, and are passionate about representing Pacers Running Stores and Pacers Events.
A selected group of athletes will be outfitted in technical Pacers gear and will appear at Pacers races as well as other local and national races. The program runs from February 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012.
They are a friendly group, so say “hi” if you see them at your next 5K or marathon."
So, I'm very stoked I got selected to the program and am looking forward to using my love of running in ways beyond the pavement by meeting new people, helping out, and sprinting through 2k11! Now let's see if my legs can keep up with me this year!