For the folks who regularly run in CalClub events, this is a reminder that as of Tuesday I started taking points card renewals. If you purchase a new points card, it'll be good for the rest of 2013 and all of 2014. Such a deal! To purchase a points card, go here. If you need to see what numbers are available, you can find the list here.

Just a refresher on how this process works. Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 you can renew your number and secure it for the next year.

On Jan. 1, your number is fair game and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The exception to this is the numbers in the protected range (1-199), which I will assign to people at my discretion based on a) how much you've competed in the last couple years, b) whether you are a competitor at national events where not having to have a new number made would be a benefit to you, and c) MOST IMPORTANTLY, how much you've assisted the region by contributing at events and generally being helpful. For instance, if you're the one helping clean up after the events, or you're the one volunteering to work the ProSolo challenges, or you're the first one to raise your hand when something is needed, your help will be rewarded. And vice versa.

Also please note that if you have a 1-199 number and haven't competed locally in the last three years, barring extenuating circumstances, your number will be made available. In other words, number squatting is no longer allowed.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me: KRahn at solo2 dot com.