The Salinas Valley Elite Running Club is a local non-profit group of walkers and runners, dedicated to improving the health and fitness of the community.
SVE meets on Tuesday and Thursday nights, at 5:30PM at the Hartnell College Track, and on Saturdays at various locations throughout Monterey County.
We typically train for a local race, under the leadership of Coach Christopher Zepeda, head coach of the champion Hartnell College Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Local races we train for include Wharf to Wharf, Heart & Sole, Salinas Valley Half Marathon and Jingle Bell 5K.
SVE also enjoys doing volunteer work and fundraising for local causes. This year, we will organize our first road race, with proceeds benefiting youth distance running programs and athletes.
Focusing on the needs of the communities of the Salinas Valley, Salinas Valley Elite will promote personal wellness, civil engagement, and environmental stewardship by offering a training environment for competitive and recreational runners and walkers that is safe, supportive and fun.
FOUNDER: Christopher Zepeda
PRESIDENT: Rudy Tovar
VICE PRESIDENT: Sean Curry
SECRETARY: Lisa Ow
TREASURER: Johan Grobler
Webmaster: Eric Palmer
Membership Director: Erma Guzman
Supporting Coach: Lisa Faro
Scholarship Committee: Elizabeth Gonzales, Sam Phillips, Veronica Ramirez, Sused Cabrera, Ben Granger
Newsletter: Elizabeth Gonzales
Click on the button above to download a membership application. Join a fun, positive and motivated group as we explore local trails, participate in local races, and do volunteer work for the betterment of the community.