Announcements, Announcements, Announcements

There is a lot happening in SCRR these days. Read the announcements below to expand your horizons and see how you can give back to the group you love so much.

Looking for a Few Good People

  • Do you have extra time to devote to making SCRR the best running club in SoCal?
  • Are you looking to get more involved with SCRR?
  • Want to be part of the leadership circle?

We’re looking for a few good people to join the 2022/2023 board. Meetings are after the run on the last Thursday of the month. Elections are at the June club meeting, so let David know if you’d like to be on the ballot and for what role – Communications, Member At Large, Newsletter, or something else. Term begins July 2022 and goes through June 2023.


Join the SCRR Team at Coveathlon this summer! 

Coveathlon is a 4 race series consisting of a 1K swim + 5K run at Newport Dunes (swim only, run only and relay options available).  It’s a community-spirited race giving athletes of all levels and ages the opportunity to train, compete and improve their open water swim and run

  • Dates: 7/21, 7/28, 8/11, 8/18 (Thursday nights)
  • Starts at 6:15pm
  • Cost: 1 race – $55; Race Series – $200; Swim only/Run Only- $30; Relay- $65

This is a great open water swim for those new to open water swimming.  The SCRR team is small but mighty and we’re excited for another summer of racing at the Dunes.  

If interested, request to join the “SCRR Coveathletes” facebook group to keep up to date with team information.  

Registration and additional information can be found at Coveathlon.

Awards Banquet Raffle Prizes Wanted

It’s never too late to start collecting items to donate for our awards banquet raffle. Contact Michelle Ren ( with information about what items you will bring.


  • Ryan Vieau – 5/3
  • Robert Donald – 5/6
  • Ellen Clinton – 5/10
  • Ryan Mundy – 5/12
  • Maya Kass – 5/14
  • Astrid Hussonnois – 5/15
  • Michael Porrazzo – 5/16
  • David Paul – 5/17
  • Scott LaRuffa – 5/17
  • David Anderson – 5/23
  • Kathy Green – 5/24
  • Joanna Pallo – 5/25
  • Nicole Herold – 5/26
  • Adrian Gomez-Mora – 5/29
  • Sara Song – 5/29
  • Daniella Silva – 5/30
  • DeAnna Santagata – 5/30
  • Pablo Camus Oyarzun – 5/30


May 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Laguna Hills Memorial Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon
When: 5/30/22 @ 7:00 am
Where: Start @ Laguna Hills Mall/Finish @ Laguna Hills Community Center (Virtual options, too)
Price: $45 5K, $50 10K, $115 Half Marathon – 10% Discount with code: RG10
Why: Another hometown favorite

June 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Corona del Mar Scenic 5K
When: 6/4/22 @ 7:55 am (men’s 5K race) & 8:20 am (women’s 5K race)
Where: Start @ 3001 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Price: $50 Sign-up under the “Team Registration” category via the Active online registration form. Select Join A Team -> Search “South Coast Roadrunners”. Password is SCRR2022
Why: The post-race feast is worth the sweat

July 2022 Grand Prix Race

What: Woodbridge 5K/10K
When: 7/4/22 (Time TBD)
Where: Start @ Barranca (between Lake and Creek roads in front of the Woodbridge Town Center)
Price: Price TBD
Why: It’s back and we love it!

Recognition Banquet

What: Woodbridge Community Center
When: 7/23/22 (Time: evening/TBD)
Where: 31 Creek Rd, Irvine, CA 92604
Price: Price TBD
Why: 2022 Theme is Prom, so get out your taffeta and your dancing shoes for a night of socializing, food, awards, raffles, and general fun while dressed up in your finest.

Grand Prix Standings

This month our Top 3 held steady, but there was movement in positions 4 – 10. Welcome Brion Talley to that illustrious group. See the full list of participants here.

  1. Steve Ireland
  2. Barbara Eckes
  3. Luke Friedl
  4. Cathy Shargay
  5. Ken Atterholt
  6. Greg Hanssen
  7. Jeanie Leitner
  8. Joel Whitson
  9. Mike Dietz
  10. Brion Talley

SCRR 2021/2022 Board Members

David Schiller – President
Scott LaRuffa – Vice President
Margot Johnson – Secretary
Victor Gambone – Treasurer
Joanna Pallo – Member At Large
Barbara Eckes – Member At Large
Jade Berniard – Member At Large
Michelle Ren & Jackie Chen – Co-Social Chairs

Treasurer’s Report By Victor Gambone

Total Cash Balance, Beginning April 1, 2022 5,213.04
Cash Inflows
* Membership $260.00
Cash Outflows
* Club Meeting/Pizza $316.58
* RunSignUp fee $21.08
* Recognition Banquet $900.00
* Website Annual Fee $168.00
Net Change in Cash   (1145.66)
Total Cash Balance, Ending April 30, 20224,067.38
Monthly Finances
10% Discount at A Snail's Pace Running Shop
Snail’s Pace discount
Zealios Discount