To extend assistance to any organization in promoting the economic, social, cultural, and educational advancement of Filipinos in the community.
To foster the advancement of Filipinos and other minorities in City service and in other fields and shall cooperate with other minority groups towards achieving this goal.
Please join LAFACE for a life-inspiring brown bag presentation!
How to Run a Marathon
Speaker: Ben Gaetos
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
12 noon to 1 p.m.
City Hall East, Conference Room 351
Ben Gaetos has 27 years of City service and currently works as an Architect in the Planning, Maintenance, and Construction Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks Department.
Ben fell in love with running when he was growing up in the Philippines. He continued to run when he moved to the United States. Ben ran 10K races then transitioned to marathons. His first marathon was the 1992 Los Angeles Marathon. After competing and winning trophies in several races, Ben started training for ultramarathon races.
To date, Ben has run 80 ultramarathons, 67 marathons, and 200 other races. He continues to dream to run more races. Ben authored the book, I Dreamed, I Ran, I Conquered.
If running a marathon is on your bucket list, please RSVP and let Ben give you pointers how to train and get you ready to conquer your dream of finishing your first marathon!
LAFACE Board Officers