Counting Down to the AFC Half Marathon

April 11, 2012 7 comments »

Spring has sprung, and with summer on the horizon, you suddenly wish you could reverse those extra calories consumed on Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter. If this sounds like you, please join me and all of Team Ponte in running San Diego’s AFC Half Marathon on August 19th!  Attend our kick-off meeting in the Barrel Room on Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30pm to learn more. The thought of running 13.1 miles may make you cringe, but below are a few reasons that may compel you to join us:

  1. Raise money for charity. Team Ponte will be raising funds for Rancho Damacitas, a local home for abused and neglected children. It’s an incredible home for these children and we know you’ll love helping out as much as we do.
  2. Be part of a great team. You won’t be running 13.1 miles by yourself (that would be torture!). You’ll be running, and even training if you wish, with Ponte associates, Wine Club Members and friends.
  3. Lose weight. It’s simple math: Running burns approximately 100 calories per mile. You’ll be running multiple miles during training. A glass of wine is approximately 100 calories per 5 oz. glass.  Run 5 miles Saturday morning, drink 2 glasses of Beverino Saturday night and you’ll still be on track. Cheers to that!
  4. The Couch to Half Marathon Training Plan. Half marathons aren’t just for seasoned pros. With training plans like this, anyone can work their way up to long distance running. This plan is designed to aide you in conquering those 13.1 miles. Print it out, post it to your fridge and cross off each workout you complete. Easy!

We hope you’ll join us and experience this amazing and beneficial opportunity!  Don’t forget, the kickoff meeting is Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30.  See you there!

–Have you walked or run for charity?  Which ones and how was your experience?

Posted by , April 11, 2012 7 comments


  1. I would love to do this with you guys, but can’t attend the kick off meeting. Is it possible to the info given during that meeting emailed to me?

    Comment by Rochelle on Apr 12, 2012 at 6:52 pm


  2. This sounds like a lot of fun but I am more of a 5K kind of guy. Do you have to be a half-marathoner to join the team?

    Comment by Dennis on Apr 13, 2012 at 3:36 am


  3. Dennis – No! We have opened up the 5K too. Join us on April 25th to learn more about this great event!

    Comment by Amy Landolt on Apr 20, 2012 at 9:06 pm


  4. I also am very interested in joining the team, but have school that evening so I can’t make it to the kick off meeting. Can I get information emailed to me as well, please?

    Comment by Angela Asay on Apr 21, 2012 at 8:18 pm


  5. Hi Angela,

    We are sorry we’ll be missing you! I will send you the information for joining Team Ponte by the end of the week!

    – Amy Landolt

    Comment by Amy Landolt on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm


  6. Please send me the info on the 5K. Hate that I can’t attend tonite:(

    Comment by Olivia on Apr 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm


  7. It’s my pleasure! I will be sending an email today and we would love to have you join!

    Comment by Amy Landolt on Apr 26, 2012 at 4:08 pm



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