Come Walk with the Inland Empire Racewalkers
Improve your Health and Race Times while Having Fun
All levels of ability are welcome. Whether you are walking for health and recreation, love to powerwalk your way through local races or aspire to compete as a racewalker, we want you to join us! Training for a marathon, half marathon, 5K or another distance we have a walking partner to help you meet your goal.
New Members Vindar and Laura Batoosingh
Vindar (pronounced Vinda) was born in Trinidad & Tobago and moved to the US when he was very young. He grew up in Los Angeles, Santa Ana, & Newport Beach. I was born in Newport Beach and grew up in Costa Mesa. We met while attending college, then after 5 years of dating moved to Riverside and married in 1982; 30 years, so far, of wedded bliss! We have two wonderful daughters. Hannah is a school teacher at Jackson Elementary here in Riverside, teaching 5th and 6th grade special education. Lindsey is a waitress at Palmilla Cocina y Taquilla and Abigaile restaurants in Hermosa Beach. Vindar is a commercial real estate broker and has worked for CBRE in Ontario for about 30 years now, specializing in investment sales and leasing of office buildings in the Inland Empire. He enjoys playing racquetball and tennis, rooting for the Lakers and many other sports teams, and doing projects around the house. I am a retired stay-at-home mom. Before having kids, I was a secretary. Then I did volunteer work, mostly involving my kids' schools. Now that my mom-job is mostly done, I enjoy a monthly book club, craft groups, a dinner group, selling Mary Kay and volunteering in Hannah's classroom. Vindar and I wanted to belong to a group we could do together, and being interested in staying healthy and meeting new friends, we were excited to find the Inland Empire Racewalkers, thanks to Susan Harris. It's wonderful to have such a great group right here in our own town, Riverside! We have truly enjoyed meeting you all and hope to eventually know everyone's names. We're looking forward to years ahead of good eating, walking, fun and friendship!