For those of you have have been around the running world for a while, you may recognize the name of Doug Padilla, the nation's leading distance runner through the 80's, a two time Olympian, and National record holder for the indoor two mile. Doug is also the founder of Runnercard.com a web based registration and timing system with very unique capabilities. The Inland Empire Challenge has used Runnercard since its inception in 2001.
This year Doug is introducing his unique chip based timing system. The kids will still get their own unique "runnercard", plus coaches and athletes will be able to use a coaching tool unique to the timing world.
Thanks to all of our sponsors who help make the IEC an ongoing success.
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Baker's Drive Thru - America's First Twin Kitchen. Baker’s Drive-Thru® will celebrate its 62st anniversary in 2014. Established in 1952, Mr. Neal T. Baker’s local empire has grown to 37 restaurants, Victorville to the North, Corona to the South, Beaumont to the East and Upland to the West – to all points in-between! In that time, Baker’s has earned the title of “Best Fast Food” in San Bernardino County as voted upon by readers of the San Bernardino Sun.
Road ID - Provider of safety products. Helps first responders hear you when you can't speak for yourself.
It's Just Hair - Rancho Cucmonga
Sola Salon Your Life, Your Style
AAA Portable Toilets
Nerium Anti-Aging EHT
Fleet Feet - Rancho Cucamonga
Action Awards - Montclair
Farmer Boys (in Lowes' Center)
J&G Advertising Specialties and
Screen Printing, Upland, CA
Starbucks (Highland/Day Creek
Nerium Biotech, Skin Care
The Inland Empire Challenge Honors Brenda Martinez
The Inland Empire Challenge thanks Brenda Martinez, USA Olympian (semi-finalist in the 1500 meter run. World Championships' Bronze medalist in the 800, 2013. Brenda is the first American woman to medal in the World Championships in the 800. She ran a personal best, 1:57.91.
Brenda sponsors a running camp for deserving young women from the I.E. The camp held in Big Bear, is provided at little to no cost to the girls who attend. Her camp is held without fanfare and is designed to give the girls a glimpse to the benefits of world class training. Brenda's willingness to give of herself to these young ladies displays the quality of her character.
Brenda has graciously made herself available to meet, take photos, and sign autographs with many of our up and coming stars of the future at the IEC.
Thank you, Brenda