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Chocolate Milk: An Effective Recovery Drink for Athletes

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There is a bit of math required when it comes to choosing the right recovery drink after a tough workout. First, there’s the “power hour” — the 30 to 45 minutes after a workout that an athlete has to maximize both the timing and benefits for an effective recovery regimen.

Then there’s the ratio of carbs to protein to aim for when it comes to selecting sports recovery drinks. Athletes should aim for a 3:1 carb to protein ratio — a scientifically proven way to refuel exhausted muscles. Pre-mixed chocolate milk post workout provides this key ratio, giving it the protein advantage over water and some other commercial sports recovery drinks.

There are many additional benefits of consuming lowfat chocolate milk after strenuous workouts such as:

  • High-quality protein to stimulate muscle repair and growth
  • A 3:1 ratio of carbs to protein scientifically proven to replenish muscle glycogen (muscle fuel) quickly
  • Replenishes tired muscles
  • Provides fluids and electrolytes — like calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium — to rehydrate and help replenish critical nutrients lost in sweat
  • Contains five bone-building nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, protein, phosphorus and potassium

 

HOW TO HELP MUSCLE RECOVERY AFTER A WORKOUT

Muscle soreness is a fact of life for an athlete. A great muscle recovery tip when you train hard is to drink lowfat chocolate milk post-sweat. Studies have found that those who drank regular or flavored milk after a rigorous workout experienced less exercise-induced muscle damage than those who drank typical sports drinks or water.1,2

After a tough workout, chocolate milk helps muscles recover quickly to their peak potential and helps replenish fluids and critical nutrients lost in sweat. Chocolate milk as part of proper post-workout nutrition can help to repair and rebuild damaged muscles. More than 20 studies support the benefits of recovering with the high-quality protein and nutrients in lowfat chocolate milk after a tough workout.

In one recent study, post-exercise muscle biopsies in eight moderately trained male runners showed improved muscle building after drinking 16 ounces of fat-free chocolate milk compared to when they drank a carbohydrate-only sports recovery drink with the same amount of calories. This enhancement is a sign that muscles were better able to repair and rebuild.1

 

POST-WORKOUT NUTRITION WITH CHOCOLATE MILK MAY HELP ATHLETES GAIN PERFORMANCE EDGE

Some studies suggest drinking lowfat chocolate milk after a strenuous workout could help athletes boost power and even improve training times in their next bout of exercise later that same day, compared to when they drink a carbohydrate sports drink.

An Indiana University study found endurance-trained cyclists who drank lowfat chocolate milk after an intense period of cycling were able to work out longer and with more power during a second exercise period compared to when they drank a commercial carbohydrate replacement drink. They also exercised just as long as when they consumed a traditional fluid replacement drink.2

 

CHOCOLATE MILK POST WORKOUT: WHY DOES IT HELP RECOVERY? 

Drinking lowfat chocolate milk after a workout is a great way for athletes to get proper post-workout nutrition and to begin the sports recovery process. Tough exercise regimens require athletes to pay close attention to diet, and there are many benefits of chocolate milk consumption after a workout. As part of a proper post-workout nutrition plan, it is imperative to replenish depleted muscles. Chocolate milk contains nine essential nutrients, including some not typically found in many sports recovery drinks, including:

  • Electrolytes including calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium.
  • Fluids to rehydrate.
  • Protein to repair and rebuild muscles.
  • B Vitamins for energy.
  • Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein and potassium to build and maintain strong bones and reduce the risk for stress factors.
  • Vitamin A to support a healthy immune system and normal vision.

 

1  Lunn WR, Colletto MR, Karfonta KE, Anderson JM, Pasiakos SM, Ferrando AA, Wolfe RR, Rodriguez NR. Chocolate milk consumption following endurance exercise affects skeletal muscle protein fractional synthetic rate and intracellular signaling. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2010;42:S48.

2 Karp JR, Johnston JD, Tecklenburg S, Mickleborough TD, Fly AD, Stager JM. Chocolate milk as a post-exercise recovery aid. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. 2006;16:78-91.

RaceHQ Names Deanna Lyle Director of Member Services

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DeannaSan Diego, CA – February 9, 2016 RaceHQ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today that Deanna Lyle has been named Director of Member Services, effective immediately. In this role, she will be responsible for introducing RaceHQ’s game-changing online marketplace to the participatory sports events industry and providing current RaceHQ members top-notch service.

“We are extremely excited to have Deanna join our team. As we continue to build an organization dedicated to helping our members take their races to the next level, we look for individuals that display qualities consistent with that goal,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Deanna has a unique and valuable intersection of experience in various customer service roles, a passion for event management, along with a competitive drive that will invariably create value for both our members and vendor partners alike.”

The RaceHQ platform connects race directors with vetted and preferred vendors, provides exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event, and streamlines the process of submitting, managing, and tracking orders all in one centralized location using its powerful online planning tool. With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2,000,000 participants, RaceHQ continues to expand its game-changing online marketplace to help race directors produce quality events within budget.

“I am thrilled to join the RaceHQ team at such an exciting time of growth,” said Deanna. “I look forward to working with current and potential members to ensure they all have an amazing experience.”

Deanna is a long distance runner and has competed in events for 25 years, including the Boston Marathon three times. Recently Deanna competes in National Physique Committee Bikini category contests. Deanna earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in Arizona.

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About RaceHQ
RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online and source and procure everything needed to produce an event using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free membership today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

RaceHQ™ and the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ Campaign Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Race Directors Get Chocolate Milk To The Finish Line

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RaceHQ™ and the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ Campaign Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Race Directors Get Chocolate Milk To The Finish Line

San Diego, CA – January 15, 2016 – RaceHQ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today a strategic partnership with the Milk Processor Education Program’s (MilkPEP) BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK™ campaign. With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2 million participants, RaceHQ continues to expand its game-changing online marketplace to help race directors produce quality events within budget.

The RaceHQ platform connects race directors with vetted and preferred vendors, provides exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event and streamlines the process of submitting, managing and tracking orders all in one centralized location using its powerful online planning tool. Through its partnership with BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK, RaceHQ will help educate race directors on the science behind chocolate milk for post-exercise recovery and create a channel to provide its members with easy access to chocolate milk to satisfy the growing consumer demand for it at race finish lines. With the newly added Nutrition Category within RaceHQ’s online marketplace, BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK is named the Official Recovery Beverage of RaceHQ.

“RaceHQ is in the business of helping race directors produce quality events within budget, and by identifying and working with partners like BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK we further our commitment of providing the best resources for our members,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Recovery plays such an important role when thinking about maximizing the athletic potential of the participants in an event and we look forward to helping our members take their races to the next level by getting chocolate milk to their finish lines.”

More than 20 scientific studies evaluating athletes from sports including running, cycling and swimming support the benefits of recovering after strenuous exercise with the high-quality protein and nutrients found in low-fat chocolate milk.

“As more and more athletes adopt chocolate milk as their post-race recovery beverage of choice, they expect to see it at finish lines,” said Miranda Abney, Marketing Director at MilkPEP. “We continue to hear from race directors and athletes alike that chocolate milk is a key part of their race experience. We’re excited to help athletes recover effectively and efficiently post-race by partnering with RaceHQ to get chocolate milk to more races around the country.”

RaceHQ Membership is totally free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables and downloadable templates. For more information or to create a free RaceHQ Membership, visit RaceHQ.com/signup. To learn more about the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK campaign and the science behind the recovery benefits of low-fat chocolate milk, visit BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com.

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About RaceHQ
RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online and source and procure everything needed to produce an event using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free membership today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

About the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Campaign
The Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), Washington, D.C., is funded by the nation’s milk processors, who are committed to increasing fluid milk consumption. The National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board, through MilkPEP, runs the BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK Campaign, a multi-faceted program designed to educate athletes about the recovery benefits of lowfat chocolate milk after strenuous exercise. Lowfat chocolate milk helps athletes refuel, rebuild and reshape after strenuous exercise – with high quality protein scientifically shown to help repair and rebuild muscles. For more information, go to www.BuiltWithChocolateMilk.com. Join the conversation on Facebook BuiltWithChocolateMilk, Twitter @Chocolate_Milk and Instagram @BuiltWithChocolateMilk.

RaceHQ is seeking a Member Services Representative

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RaceHQ is a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ’s game-changing online marketplace was created to help race directors produce quality events within budget. Replacing the clipboard and yellow notepad, RaceHQ allows event managers to easily take control of their events online ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

RaceHQ Membership is totally free and gives its members the ability to work with vendors put through a stringent RFP process, leverage the group buying power of thousands of races, and manage orders from start-to-finish using its powerful online planning tool. Based just two short blocks from the beach in Del Mar, CA, RaceHQ was founded by an all-star team with 50+ years of experience in events, sports, and technology.

Initial efforts are underway to locate a *Member Services Representative* to introduce our game-changing online marketplace to the participatory sports event industry (i.e. running, cycling, triathlon, obstacle racing, etc.). Aside from running, cycling, or surfing on a daily basis, key responsibilities include: building preferred vendor relationships, servicing (i.e. bending over backwards) for our members, and managing the entire sales process. Full- or part-time contractor or employment opportunities available based on fit.

As athletes, we believe ‘you are only as good as your last race’. It is with that same competitive spirit that we are looking for someone that isn’t afraid to be judged by their performance. Aside from the traditional requirements of a “sales person” (i.e. bachelor’s degree, minimum 100+ years of experience, a ‘people person’, etc.), you must be truly passionate about producing events and empowering the people that make them happen.

If you think you have what it takes, email us at future@racehq.com.

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Producing Quality Events Within Budget, Webinar Series Part 1: Sourcing Vendors

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Producing Quality Events Within Budget,
Webinar Series 
Part 1: Sourcing Vendors
Expert Panelist to Include Jamie Monroe, President of Easy Day Sports

San Diego, CA – December 1, 2015  RaceHQTM, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today its upcoming webinar series titled Producing Quality Events Within Budget Webinar Series. The Producing Quality Events Within Budget Webinar Series will again feature notable industry expert panelists and will kick off with ‘Part 1: Sourcing Vendors’ on December 3, 2015 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelist Jamie Monroe, President of Easy Day Sports, one of the Nation’s premier event production companies.

RaceHQ’s Producing Quality Events Within Budget Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Part 1: Sourcing Vendors’ will reveal RaceHQ’s Sourcing Vendors Survey results taken from several hundred race directors representing thousands of races on their key challenges for producing quality event within budget and will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring together top industry experts that are willing to share their deep knowledge to industry colleagues,” said Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Producing a quality event within budget is probably the biggest challenge faced by a race director and our hope is that this webinar series will help raise the bar on how events are produced across the industry.”

RaceHQ webinars are for events managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and are offered as part of RaceHQ Membership which is free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, and downloadable templates.

To register for the webinar, click here.

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RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online and source and procure everything needed to produce an event using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free membership today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter @Race_HQ and on Facebook.

Sourcing Vendors Survey Results

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Hundreds of Race Directors took part in the Sourcing Vendors survey to help identify the importance and
key issues when it comes to:

  • Sourcing vendors
  • Getting the best prices for the goods and services your event needs
  • Tracking orders

WEBINAR INVITATION
Producing Quality Events Within Budget Part I: Sourcing Vendors Survey Results

Join us for a RaceHQ Members exclusive Live Webinar on Thursday, December 3rd @11AM PST / 2PM EST where we will discuss all the survey results and dig deeper into these critical issues.

I’ll be joined by  Jamie Monroe, Director of Easy Day Sports and former Director for Competitor Group, Inc. where he served as GM of the NFL Run Series, Muddy Buddy, and the Tri Rock Triathlon Series.Register Now

Remember, this webinar is exclusively for RaceHQ Members. If you’re not yet a member, first create your free membership here. There’s absolutely no obligation and it takes seconds. Then, register for the webinar here.

Even if you can’t join us live, register and we’ll send you a link to the recorded webinar.

Hope you can join us!

Anton
President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ

 

 

New RaceHQ helps Race Directors produce quality events within budget

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Watch The Message To Race Directors:

Two weeks ago, we announced in our press release the new RaceHQ, our game-changing online marketplace where you will find amazing deals with top-rated vendors, on everything needed to produce quality events within budget.

The New RaceHQ:

  • Connects Race Directors with vetted and preferred vendors – Race Directors will now save time and have peace of mind by eliminating the time-consuming and frustrating process of sourcing and evaluating top-rated vendors.
  • Provides exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event – Race Directors will now be able to leverage the collective buying power of thousands of races for high-quality products and services at amazingly low prices.
  • Streamlines the process of submitting, managing, and tracking orders – Race Directors will now be able to know exactly when to submit orders and be able to track their process with multiple vendors all in one centralized location.

RaceHQ Membership is totally free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, downloadable templates, and more. Get started with a free RaceHQ Membership today or login here.

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NEW RaceHQ Changes The Game With Online Marketplace

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Race Directors offered free membership to produce quality events within budget.

San Diego, CA – September 29, 2015  RaceHQ ™, a first-of-its-kind online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events, announced today its game-changing online marketplace created to help race directors produce quality events within budget. RaceHQ members will now have the ability to work with vendors put through a stringent RFP process, leverage the group buying power of thousands of races, and manage orders from start-to-finish using its powerful online planning tool. Initial products and services include event shirts, medals, bibs, registration, timing, photos, rentals, signage, and insurance.

“Most events have little to no buying power and are lucky to break-even or turn a profit and often sacrifice quality to meet budget constraints. Additionally, the process of researching vendors and chasing down multiple quotes is very time consuming and does nothing to actually grow an event” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “With a quickly expanding membership of over 1,500 races representing more than 2,000,000 participants on the platform, leveraging our event planning software to streamline the ordering process with multiple vendors all in one centralized place to directly address these issues made perfect sense.”

In addition to its fresh new look and powerful new features, the new RaceHQ platform will:

  • Connect race directors with vetted and preferred vendors – Race Directors will now save time and have peace of mind by eliminating the time-consuming and frustrating process of sourcing and evaluating top-rated vendors.
  • Provide exceptional value on everything needed to produce an event – Race Directors will now be able to leverage the collective buying power of thousands of races for high-quality products and services at amazingly low prices.
  • Streamline the process of submitting, managing, and tracking orders – Race Directors will now be able to know exactly when to submit orders and be able to track their process with multiple vendors all in one centralized location.

RaceHQ Membership is totally free for event managers and includes access to RaceHQ’s powerful event planning tool, exclusive invites to expert webinar series, virtual roundtables, downloadable templates, and more.  Get started here to create a free RaceHQ Membership. RaceHQ Members get started below.

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About RaceHQ
RaceHQ.com is an online event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online and source and procure everything needed to produce an event using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks. Learn more at RaceHQ.com or set up your free membership today at RaceHQ.com/signup and engage with us on Twitter and on Facebook.

Race IT & RaceHQ form Partnership

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Race IT & RaceHQ form Partnership

Race IT Partnership RaceHQ


Incentives created for users of both software packages

 

July 17, 2015 Race IT, the fastest growing online registration solutions platform in endurance sports, today announced its partnership with RaceHQ, the leading provider of event planning and purchasing software for sporting events. The partnership ties the two software platforms closer together and creates cost savings for customers of both companies. Race IT customers receive a number of free licenses to use the RaceHQ software, and RaceHQ customers get preferred pricing and offers from Race IT.

“We’re continuing to push the envelope by partnering with other firms whose products add value to our customers”, said Tim Dunne, Managing Director of Race IT. “The industry has already seen us form strategic partnerships related to insurance and sponsorship, and we believe RaceHQ is a perfect fit for  the family as well. They help our customers modernize and organize the event planning process digitally and their focus on purchasing power help smaller events get access to better deals. Everything about this is a benefit to our Customer”.

“Our partnership with Race IT gets our tool into the hands of a broader audience of event managers thereby raising the bar on how participatory events are managed by helping to produce quality events within budget,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder, RaceHQ. “Most events are lucky if they break even and we look forward to welcoming Race IT customers to our powerful project management tool and giving them substantial group buying power on everything needed to pull off an event through RaceHQ’s MarketHub”.

More information about Race IT can be found at RaceIT.com.
More information about RaceHQ can be found at RaceHQ.com.

From the Official Press Release.

About RaceHQ

RaceHQ is a first-of-its-kind cloud-based event planning and purchasing tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features that allow you to operate more efficiently and execute flawless events within budget every time. Replacing the clipboard and yellow notepad, RaceHQ lets race directors easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.

About Race IT

Race IT has been providing online registration solutions to event organizers across the country since 2004. Race IT boasts one of the most stable and successful systems in the registration industry. More than 26,000 events have used Race IT for online registration, including Shamrock Marathon, Army Ten Miler, Marine Corps Marathon, and Spartan Race and many more of the world’s top events. Further information about Race IT can be found online at RaceIT.com

 

RaceHQ Announces Webinar on Creating a Meaningful Kids Program

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Expert panelists include Olympic Medalist Rod Dixon and Tara Taylor, Senior Program Director of YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.

RaceHQ: Kids Program Webinar

San Diego, CA – November 12, 2014 RaceHQ, a first-of-its-kind cloud-based project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events, announced today its third webinar in the Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series titled ‘Creating a Meaningful Kids Program For Your Event’ on November 19, 2014 at 2PM EST. The webinar will feature industry expert panelists including Rod Dixon, President & Founder, Rod Dixon’s KiDSMARATHON Foundation, Olympic Medalist, and Winner of the 1983 New York City Marathon and Tara Taylor, Sr. Program Director of YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s We Run This City Youth Marathon Program.

RaceHQ’s Managing the Millions of Details Webinar Series was created to help race directors take their race to the next level by bringing together the industry’s top experts in their given field to provide perspective and knowledge on the hottest topics impacting the participatory event industry. ‘Creating a Meaningful Kids Program For Your Event’ is the third in this series of highly interactive webinars that will be moderated by industry veteran Anton Villatoro, President & Co-Founder of RaceHQ.

“We are thrilled to host this panel of top industry experts dedicated to creating a life-long commitment to good health and fitness habits in children,” said Anton Villatoro, President and Co-Founder of RaceHQ. “Integrating a kid’s program or even a kid’s race is often an after-thought and it is critical event managers know how to create a meaningful kids program for the future of our sports, our businesses, and our children.”

RaceHQ webinars are for event managers of small-, medium-, and large-sized events and includes a ‘Critical Success Factors’ one-pager, ’Road Map to Success’ info-graphic, and a free RaceHQ account. Webinar format will be a 25-minute panel discussion, followed by 20-minutes of Q&A.

For more information or to register, visit www.racehq.com/webinar-kids-program.

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RaceHQ.com is an online project management, collaboration and task management tool for participatory events. Developed specifically for event managers, RaceHQ incorporates a comprehensive set of features to more efficiently operate and execute events within budget every time. RaceHQ replaces the clipboard and yellow notepad by allowing race directors to easily take control of their events online using any device, ensuring nothing slips through the cracks.