I received a called from Edmund Mangaser, the event organizer of the 3rd All Terra King of the Mountain, this morning and we had a nice conversation together. Raul of Elite Multi-Sport Resources followed with an email below:
Good afternoon Jerry. I am writing you on behalf of Elite Multi-Sport Resources, Inc. (EMR), the organizers of the 3rd All Terra King of the Mountain trail run & mountain bike race on June 13th. I believe you spoke with my partner, Edmund Mangaser, earlier today.
To Echo Edmund’s sentiments, EMR would like to extend our apologies for the inadvertent inclusion of a photograph of you as par of our event poster, without prior notification or consultation with you. We regret that this may have caused you any inconvenience or embarrassment in any way. To be honest, we were not even aware that the photograph came from a Philippines source. Of course, this does not absolve us for not attempting to contact the person in the photo beforehand.
At this point, we would especially like to thank you for the warm and open manner in which you took our phone calls and emails. You understood immediately that EMR never intended to take advantage of you, and that our sole intention was to select an image for our poster that captured the thrill & challenge of trail running. For your oponnes and civility, we are most grateful.
It is EMR’s hope that we can partially make up for our oversight by extending our special invitation to be a part of our event on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at Timberland Heights in San Mateo. We will send you a complimentary race kit and we hope tha you can join us during this event. Like you, we believe there is a special attraction to running off-road and we hope the All Terra King of the Mountain trail run can grow to be a regular fixture on the calendars of runners in the Philippines.
Thank you and kind regards,
Raul N. Ylanan
Elite Multi-Sport Resources