Introducing “Team 100 Mile Club” at Ragnar SoCal 2019

Can $10 change a life? It sure can.51158804_10215977363978622_223981427794903040_n For the price of a latte and scone at your favorite coffee shop, you can help a child achieve true personal success through goal setting and exercise.

On April 12-13, 2019, 12 runners from all walks of life and fitness levels are coming together for one reason…The 100 Mile Club!

12 runners, 200ish miles. One cause.

Kicking things off in Huntington Beach, this dedicated and talented team will Run, Walk, Drive, Sleep (maybe), and Repeat under the California sunshine, beneath the stars at night, and over epic coastlines.

Some of us are super-fast and some are not-so-fast, but we’re a team and we will finish STRONG! What could be better?? We know! Helping 100 Mile Club Kids and leading by example, THAT’S what!

This campaign has a huge goal of helping 1,000 children participate in the full 100 Mile Club Program in 2019. It costs just $10/year to help one child participate in this incredible and award-winning program.

Your donation of $50 or more will earn you a special gift from 100 Mile Club. We think you will love it. 🙂

Can you help? Sponsor one child or many…it’s up to you. Then, share this all over the place so we can reach our goal.

Your donation will earn your name on our van window and you will be with us every step of the way!!

1,000 kids x $10 = $10,000 LET’S DO THIS!


Meet The runners


Joe Nakamura is the co-Captain of this team, owner of Run Republic® in Walnut, CA, and serves on the 100 Mile Club’s Board of Directors. Joe’s bicep is guilty of photo bombing many, many Ragnar photos…and we expect many, many more! 💪🏽


This is Phil Lozano‘s 4th year on the team and we are once again smiling from ear to ear!! Phil serves on the 100 Mile Club’s Board of Directors and is the resident taping and chiropractic expert. Also, he can juggle!


Kara Lubin is the Founder of 100 Mile Club. She loves long-distance events (she completed her first 4-day event in 2018), but needs lots and lots of time to finish! This is Kara’s 4th Ragnar, and third as captain for Team 100 Mile Club. She is grateful for her fast, fundraising friends!


Thomas Warner (AKA Mr. Warner) is a teacher and 100 Mile Club Coach in Jurupa Unified School District at Ina Arbuckle School. He is ridiculously FAST! Thomas will run with you any time, any where…even in the middle of the night! His sense of humor and cool wit will keep you laughing and you will forget how tired you are!

Manny Gonzalez saved his dog's life once (ask him how!), and is a school principal at the second school ever to adopt 100 Mile Club...Barton Elementary in CNUSD!

Manny Gonzalez saved his dog’s life once (ask him how!), and is a school principal at the second school ever to adopt 100 Mile Club…Barton Elementary in CNUSD! Manny is not sure what he’s gotten himself into, but he is going to rock it!


Ryan Young, a model, adventurer, runner, writer, and a true gentleman, is running on Team 100 Mile Club for the 3rd year. Ryan is a true ambassador and advocate for our kids and organization. When Ryan is not running, he loves NOT eating avocados and creating the. best. playlists. on Spotify!


Traci Becker is running on Team 100 Mile Club for the first time this year, and is as ready as they come! She is a long-time Board Member and a passionate advocate for kids’ health and wellness. Traci is studying the course like a scholar and will not let any of us get lost!46128285_1182480741928568_3688658032817864704_n

Dave Doubravsky is an Assistant Superintendent in Jurupa Unified School District, former Board Member, and a 2-time Ironman Finisher. Ragnar will be a walk in the park for Dave! During the race, Dave, a self-professed palm-tree nerd, will educate his van on allll of the different trees they will no-doubt see on 200ish miles down the coast!


Marcela Nakamura is a first-time runner with the team but knows the race well. Her husband, Joe, is our co-captain…wait, so she’s co-captain by marriage, right? She will no doubt be ready to rock some miles on race day!

Eric Salgado is a veteran to Ragnar and an OG member of Team 100 Mile Club! He is coming back from surgery this year, so he says he will be slow…it’s all relative though, because he is fast on ANY day!


Mike Abel is all in this year! Two years ago, he ran with our team but his Police Chief duties limited his van time (arguably the most fun part of Ragnar!). Mike serves on the 100 Mile Club Board of Directors, is an avid runner and Ironman, and a certified K9 detection dog-handler, too!


Jessica Horn coaches 100 Mile Club at Orrenmaa Elementary and is an avid runner. Her passion and enthusiasm for her kids radiates in all that she does. Welcome Jessica!


Crew and Support: The real heroes

It takes a team within a team and teamWORK to make this dream work. We absolutely cannot finish this race without the following people:


Our 13th Runner. Yep, we have one, but she wont be running. Dr. Connie Polhemus is the Principal at Peterson Elementary in Huntington Beach, CA and will be serving as our volunteer for this year’s Ragnar Relay. Connie is a Ragnar PRO! She will be a SWAT Team Member (Sweaty, Wet, And Tired) working all 4 days at Ragnar. She is the most hardcore of all!


Evita Tapia-Gonzalez will be Van Captain #1. She is an enthusiastic Board Member at 100 Mile Club and the Communications Manager in CNUSD. Whatever van Evita is in charge of will certainly be blasting 90s Hip Hop, which is fine by us!


Glen Gonsalves, Van Captain #2 is up for the challenge again in 2019. We are not sure he has a choice, perhaps his wife made him do it. Glen is cool as a cucumber and keeps us all on track. One of these days, he’s gonna’ have a spot on the team! But wait! Then, who will drive??


Dean Seif literally surrounds us with support at Ragnar SoCal. His company, CarStar ALLStar Collision in Corona, Ca sponsors our two vans for race day. Dean’s spirit is ever present for the entire race, and we are forever thankful for his and his company’s support.

We would like to thank the following companies for their generous donations to Team 100 Mile Club.

We could NOT do this without you.




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