The Culver City Sister City Committee, a non-profit international and intercultural community organization, will send one male and one female runner to the 21st Annual Osaka Senshu International Marathon scheduled for Feb. 16, 2014 and be hosted by our sister city Kaizuka, Japan.
As good citizen diplomats, the two selected runners will reside with Kaizuka host families during the five day stay. As participants you will meet other sister city runners as well as international runners representing many cities in Osaka.
Applicants must be over 18 years of age, be a regular runner, fit and in training, be able to run a mostly flat course in winter conditions, be keen on representing Culver City and be interested in, embracing, contributing and participating in the sister city relationship while in Kaizuka and upon your return home.
Currently, expenses covered include airfare, lodgings, meals and sightseeing. You must have your own international insurance.
Qualifications and priority given to Culver City residents, or work in Culver City and live within a 2 mile radius; must have participated in full marathon runs during the last two years (times must be verified) and completed the run within 4 hours and 15 minutes. You will be required to become a member of the Culver City Sister City Committee, Inc. Additionally, you will agree to reciprocate and host, at your home, a Kaizuka runner arriving in March 2014 to participate in the Los Angeles Marathon on behalf of Kaizuka City and Culver City.
If you are interested in applying for this exciting lifetime opportunity, please contact Matt Seeberger, Kaizuka Marathon Chair at [email protected] Applications may be downloaded from our website www.culvercitysistercitycommittee.org
All completed applications must be returned via email to [email protected] or mailed and received no later than October 11, 2013 to Culver City Sister City Committee P.O. Box 1072, Culver City, CA 90232.