Author: ASJ Staff

Q&A with Author and Athlete Mina Samuels

Mina Samuels, author of  Run Like A Girl 365 Days: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes, on running, women and transformation


Were you always a runner?

I started running when I was 27. That’s twenty-six years ago now. I had taken a leave of absence from my law firm career and moved from Toronto (I’m Canadian) to New York to study for my Masters of Law. I started running a bit. One day, in the law library, I was talking to a woman I was hoping to become friends with and she asked about my running. I said, “Oh, I run ten, three or four times a week.” She seemed more impressed than I

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Equal Pay for Equal Play Bill (AB 467) Signed Into Law

Press release • Contact: Alex Kiwan, (760) 433-7601

Sacramento CA –September 9, 2019 // Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath is pleased to announce Assembly Bill (AB) 467 was signed into [California] law by Governor Gavin Newsom. Also called the “Equal Pay for Equal Play” measure, AB 467 addresses long-standing gender pay disparities in competitive sports. This bill requires sports prize equity for both male and female participants in all sporting competitions held on state lands.

“I am humbled and honored to see this bill signed into law, advancing the historic efforts of so many athletes and advocates standing up for equality,” said Assemblymember Boerner Horvath. “The overwhelming bipartisan support of this bill demonstrates that the State Legislature and Governor Newsom have the backs of women and girls throughout California.”

AB 467 requires equal prize compensation for all athletes, regardless of gender, as a condition for approving a lease or permit

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OARS 50th Anniversary Boathouse Tour

October 12, 2019 • Angel’s Camp

Join OARS for a night of award-winning short films, food, brews, and live music in celebration of 50 years of guiding, friendship, conservation, and community. 100% of ticket sales for this event will be donated to the Pam and George Wendt Foundation, an organization with the vision to connect young people to one of the world’s greatest resources — our wild places.

Get the chance to win awesome gear prizes courtesy of YETINRSSmith OpticsChaco, and Chums. Beer has been generously provided by Sierra Nevada; wine thanks to Boyle MacDonald WinesHatcher Winery, and Ten By Ten Wines. Additionally, Northwestern Mutual and SkySon Financial have offered support. The event features music from Leilani & the Distractions.

All are welcome to this family-friendly evening. Kids 15 and under get in free …

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Mountainfilm on Tour Santa Cruz 2019

November 9, 2019 • Santa Cruz

Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed and incredibly inspiring documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado. The tour will visit Santa Cruz at the Rio Theatre on November 9 with films that explore themes connected to Mountainfilm’s mission of using the power of film, art and ideas to inspire audiences to create a better world.

The show kicks off at 7 pm. A Mountainfilm presenter will guide the audience through the program providing insight on the films, filmmakers and subjects.

About Mountainfilm

Held every Memorial Day weekend, Mountainfilm is a documentary film festival that showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political and social justice issues that matter. Along with exceptional documentaries, the festival goes beyond the film medium by bringing together world-class athletes, change makers and visionary artists for a …

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San Diego Triathlon Challenge 2019

October 18-20, 2019 • San Diego

San Diego Triathlon Challenge

The San Diego Triathlon Challenge has raised funds that have allowed over 9,500 challenged athletes around the world to make it to the starting line. For 26 years, this has been an event unlike any other in the world. Some call it uplifting, many call it life-changing. Everyone calls it #theBestDayInTri.

On October 18-20 this year, over 200 physically challenged athletes, 600 able-bodied athletes, celebrities and sports legends will complete a 1-mile ocean swim, 44-mile bike and 10-mile run on one of the most breathtaking courses in the country, all in support of Team CAF!

By participating in this one-of-a-kind event, you help fund adaptive equipment, coaching, training, competition expenses and mentoring to challenged athletes around the world. If an athlete has the drive to compete and pursue an active lifestyle, we’re there to support them.

San Diego Triathlon Challenge

Last fall, $3.2 million was raised from …

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