Friday, June 22, 2018

TC 10 Mile - guaranteed entry

Thursday Crew from the Bears Den

  • Saturday 7am: The Marathon & Half Marathon training long runs from the RAC.  You do not need to be a member of the RAC or any local running club to participate.  Simply bring $1 to contribute toward the aid we receive on this supported long run! 
  • Saturday 9am: The Get Your Rear In Gear 5K is at Silver Lake Park East. - This supports the Colon Cancer Coalition.  
  • Saturday 9am: The Solstice Stomp 5K rolls out of Christ Lutheran Church in Byron. This is a fun event, with music, medals and t-shirts! 
  • Saturday 1:50pm - Approx:  The Camp Olson YMCA 1 Mile - this is a Rochester Track Club Grand Prix event and a fundraiser for a great camp! Registration begins at noon at the Running Room - and the race start time is dependent on the flow of the parade, so approx 1:50 is the start time. 
  • Sunday 7:30am:  The Off Season Striders take off from Brothers Bar & Grill to get some miles. Meet in the back, as this preserves the prime parking spaces for customers who are not going to 'run away!"
Our next post will include links to several races coming up in July! - Look for Summerfest, Go for the Gold! Beer Mile, Nut House Challenge, Byron Good Neighbor Days and many more! 

Additionally, our next post will have details on Thursdays upcoming home host!  Thanks Gwen and Jayde for hosting us! 


TC 10 - Guaranteed Entry! 

The promo code for guaranteed entry for the TC 10 is available from now through July 5th.  Get registered for this fun part of the Team Circuit!  Since Team R.E.D. is a USATF Club, any member who is also an individual member of USATF and associates themselves with Team R.E.D. can receive guaranteed entry (not free entry, but you do not have to enter the lottery).

Registration for the Medtronic TC 10 Mile guaranteed entries for Team Circuit club members is open NOW through JULY 5 at 11:59 PM. Following are instructions:

Here is the information to give to the teams to register with the Team Circuit discount and place themselves on the team.

Invitation Code:  1810TEAMCIRCUIT

Details:  This code is valid for Team Circuit members to register with a guaranteed non-complimentary entry into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile until July 5 at 11:59 p.m.  This code will also give a $3 discount off of the registration fee.

Directions:  Click on the hyperlinked Invitation Code above.  You will see a highlighted in red registration type for USATF Team Circuit.  Choose this registration type and complete the form.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

All Sorts!

There are a lot of Team R.E.D. members in Duluth for Grandmas Marathon weekend, and a lot at home looking for some miles!  Best wishes to those racing this weekend! - For the others, here's what I know about this weekend.

  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon / Half Marathon training long runs have begun!  Yes, it's time to start training for the fall! - Meet at the RAC, and please bring a $1 donation to help support the aid that is provided along the route.  Additionally, if you'd like to volunteer, please be sure to reach out to Lin Gentling at  we all know it takes a lot of people to make these runs so awesome!  Thanks for considering! 
  • Sunday 7:30am:  The Off Season Striders head to Five-West. This is a great location to get connected with others for not only the run or walk, but also the social! Off season striders is a welcoming group with all participants at a variety of paces. 
  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are cruising out of the Tap House.  We love the options out of downtown to run or walk, and we also enjoy the thought on sitting on a roof top for the social!  Join the fun!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm: The Tuesday Trail crew is celebrating the Almost Summer Solstice by running at Forestville State Park. The plan is a great one, meet at the picnic shelter, go for a run, and start the bonfire, as the Scandinavians would do, and burn the winter witch! 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are keeping it rolling from West Silver Lake Park.  A great spot to run on well lit spaces, and come back for a wonderful social. If 6pm is too early for you, consider this a great option! 
  • Wednesday  6pm:  The Byron Track remains open this summer, if you're looking to build some speed, do not hesitate to join this group! - No matter how fast or how slow you think you are, you are never more than 200 Meters away from the others when you do track work. 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. hits the Bears Den for a great night of running, walking, and probably a bit of talking.  This could be a great time to catch up on results of your teammates races! Let's go 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for the social! 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Let's be active!

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are looking forward to seeing you at LTS for a run and social! - Log the miles and circle back to LTS (located at 2001 32nd Ave NW). 
Tuesday 6:20pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is enjoying some of the great trails offered in Winona. Plan on the 5 Mile loop at the Holzinger Lodge, and note, shorter options are avalable.  The Lodge is located at 925 W. Lake Blvd.  - Main Parking lot.  Afters are in Lonna's back yard! 
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are rolling from the West Silver Lake park. This location provides good lighting, great paths, and of course, some seating for post workout socializing! - Bring your favorite beverage or snack for after. 
Thursday 5:45pm:  Team B.E.D. - Bike. Eat. Drink get's the wheels on the road for a great ride starting at Beetles on 2nd Street. Join for the ride, and come back to meet or make friends with the running/walking crew! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. - Run. Eat. Drink. is complete with runners and walkers.  We'll also depart from Beetles on 2nd Street. Of course, we'll come back to meet or make friends with the biking crew! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

How did I forget?

I can't believe I listed Thursdays R.E.D. as TBD! 

It's the first Thursday of the of course, we're at the Bears Den!   And we will once again support the biking crew with a Team B.E.D. Session! Bike. Eat. Drink. 

Thursday 5:45pm:  Team B.E.D. is at the Bears Den.  Be sure to arrive in time to be ready to petal away at 5:45.  You'll ride an hour or so and come back to join the social! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den for Run. Eat. Drink - and two out of three ain't bad! - Join the fun.. routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles! 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Beetles for Monday!

There is a lot to post about, but most it will have to wait... yet we can get a quick peek at the next couple of days!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs is heading  to Beetles on 2nd Street. This is a super fun place to run from as it gives us so many options. Of course, it's also a great place to social afterwards!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday Trail crew is heading to Gamehaven.  Another fun park to explore! Meet at the main parking lot off CR 101. No doubt to have a good time with this crew either running or hiking!
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are trying something new for a few weeks. Gather at West Silver Lake park for some better lighting, and a place better seating for post workout celebrations  Join this crew, they always find the fun!
Thursday 6pm :  Team R.E.D. Location TBD.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Mason Run @ Chester Woods!

You can still register for Saturdays Mason Run @ Chester Woods! Show up one hour before your race and get in on the fun!

50K kicks off at 6am.. and the 5K / 10 Mile are 8am and 8:15am.

Sunday 7am: Off Season Striders head to Charlies Pub at Hillcrest Shopping Center.  Enjoy the run and the social!

Monday, May 28, 2018

Group running opportunities! - And High School Section Track Championship Week! - And Med City Marathon Weekend!

Great job to everyone involved in the Med City Marathon weekend. The weather was nothing short of brutal! - I, along with many of you, limiting the event to a half marathon as the longest distance was a great decision.  - Thank you to all the TerraLoco Pacers, volunteers along the way, Kasey and Nite Shift and all the Beer pour'ers! 

Best wishes to all the area runners and coaches as they prepare for their High School Section Championships this week. It's a big week for those aspiring to reach the State Track meet!

Best wishes for those preparing for Chester Woods and Kettle Morraine as well!  It's a super loaded weekend, have fun!

Wendy has created a Sign Up page for anyone interested in home hosting! - Remember, for the most part, any 2nd or 4th Thursday are up for grabs.  Check out the link and let's visit each others homes! It's always a pretty relaxing environment when we have these home host get togethers!

I finally grabbed a picture of two members who have been with us for a bit, but they finally held a press conference.  This is a shot of us at the Free Agent signing press conference held at the Eagles Club!

Another Free Agent, Shannon joined us during the Med City marathon expo! Shannon is a strong runner who snuck past me during the TC 10 Miler a year ago. 

Additionally, we had two new members that we didn't get pictures. Soon I'll have pictures of Patrick Johnston and Tom Kluczny (yes, that's Megans Tom!)

Here are the week's group opportunities...

  • Tuesday 6:15pm - The Tuesday Trail crew is previewing a piece of the Mason Run @ Chester Woods course! Afters will be at one of the shelters with a bonfire (weather permitting). Bring your favorite beverage and some food to enjoy the social! 
  • Tuesday 9pm - The Night Owls are where it's at! I heard that from Wendy Taylor during the Med City Marathon weekend! - They are gathering at the trailhead of the Douglas Trail, located along Valley High (next to IBM).  Bring a post run beverage of choice! 
  • Wednesday 6pm - The track is open in Byron! - Last time we held a track night, only two people elected to take part.  If you'd like to get your speed rolling, I suggest connecting via Facebook or during other group runs, and make sure we have a crew, as it's a lot more fun to suffer with good company! 
  • Thursday 5:45pm - Team B.E.D. yes, Bike. Eat. Drink. is going to petal away from the Bears Den for an hour-plus! So, as you can see, this week you can not only walk or run, but also bike! - Just know the bike crew will roll a bit before the running/walking crew so arrive in time for the 5:45pm departure! - and cycle back for the social.
  • Thursday 6pm - Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den and we'll cruise just after the bikes roll out!  You can come run, walk or bike this week! The running/walking routes will be 3, 4 or 6 miles.. Of course, we'll all circle back to the Bears Den for a great social! 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Med City Marathon Weekend has Arrived!

It could be a tough one this weekend, make sure you take care of yourself, and those around you. Stay Hydrated!
  • Saturday 7:15am - The Off Season Striders are getting some steps from Panera North Hwy 52. Join the fun for some miles, and chit chat over a coffee afterwards!
  • Saturday 10am - The Med City Marathon Expo gets underway at the Mayo Civic Center.  Be sure to swing by the Team R.E.D. booth for discounts on races, and of course, to get your Beer Wrist Band! *If you've got time to take a shift in our booth, that is awesome too!   Below is a complete schedule of Saturday's events. 
    • 10:00am – 6:00pm - Med City Fitness Expo. 
    • 10:00am – 6:00pm - Race packet pick-up
    • 10:00am – 5pm - Kids Play Zone
    • 12:30pm - Med City Kids’ Marathon
    • 1:15pm  - Diaper Dash
    • 1:30pm - Toddler Trot
    • 2:30pm - Ronald McDonald Family Walk
    • 4:30pm - 5K run/walk
    • 5:00pm - Happy Hour with FREE beer! You must have a wristband for the free beer.  Wristbands can be picked up at the expo.  
    • 5:15pm - 5K Awards
  • Sunday 7am - The Med City Marathon / Half Marathon / 20 Mile / and Relay get rolling out of Byron!  Be sure to hydrate well if your running, and cheer loudly if you're supporting. 
    • Join the post race party as Kasey is rocking the stage with Nite Shift! 
  • Monday 8am - We'll kick off Memorial Day with some miles from Charlies Pub & Eatery at Hillcrest Shopping Center. 
  • Monday 6pm:  TBD - be sure to check back! 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

A new week upon us!

Here's a look at the upcoming week... let's have some fun, and get out for a walk or run!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Cowboy Jacks on South Broadway in Rochester. A great place to reach some city streets or bike paths! Of course, circle back for a great social!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesdays Trail crew is going to Bill Barnacle Woodlands.  This is a wonderful little park with a great trails to explore. Meet at the Minco Station across from the KOA along Hwy 52. - Bring your choice of beverage for afters in the parking lot!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are gathering for a great run along the Douglas Trail. Meet at the trailhead along Valley High Drive, next to IBM. Bring your choice of beverage for post workout parking lot chatter.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is taking another trip to the Eagles Club.  They have easy access to the Rochester Trail system, and excellent prices on food and drink! Join us for a run or walk, and stick around to get to know your teammates!

Team R.E.D. can use some volunteers! 

  • Med City Marathon Weekend - we can use help at our Booth on Saturday May 26th - if you are available for about 2 hours between the hours of 10am and 5pm please let me know!
  • Mason Run @ Chester Woods! - If you're not running, but available on June 2nd to volunteer in any capacity, from water stop to finish line, to race day registration, we'd love to put you to work! 

Friday, May 18, 2018

For many.. this is the last weekend in prep for Med City Marathon Weekend

Have some fun this weekend, and if you have a race coming up... be sure to enjoy it!

Saturday 715am:  This is the last of the Spring Marathon Training long runs from the RAC... there will be a break of just a few weeks, before they start the first of the Fall Marathon Training long runs!  - What a fun cycle! 
Sunday 8am:  Roosters Too! is the scene of the Off Season Striders group run. Join the crew and log some miles with smiles! - Always a great social afterwards!

Team R.E.D. can use some volunteers! 

  • Med City Marathon Weekend - we can use help at our Booth on Saturday May 26th - if you are available for about 2 hours between the hours of 10am and 5pm please let me know!
  • Med City Weekend.. - we can use one person willing to represent Team R.E.D. as a mascot - costume is up to you! - and one person to wear the Byron Bear mascot...
  • Mason Run @ Chester Woods! - If you're not running, but available on June 2nd to volunteer in any capacity, from water stop to finish line, to race day registration, we'd love to put you to work! 

If you can volunteer for either of these spots, please send me an email at

Thanks all! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Lets do this!

I'm happy to announce, TerraLoco is partnering with Team R.E.D. for the Mason Run @ Chester Woods, The Nut House Challenge, Beer Mile, Underwear Mile and Pajama Mile!  (registration links to several of these races are located below the schedule for this week). 

With that said.. be sure to take part in the TerraLoco led, Stay out of the Sun Run this Friday! There is race day registration available starting at 5pm.  

Here's a look at the group runs for the week, please remember, all paces are welcome including walkers and hikers:

  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are striding from Wild Wood Bar & Grill - located near TJ Max with great access to the trails, and even more importantly, a wonderful patio for the social!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm: Carley State Park is the scene for the Tuesday Trail crew. Meet at the first parking lot to the right past the entrance, near the flagpole. Afters will be in the picnic area with a campfire! - Bring goodies to eat and drink. 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are stepping along the Douglas Trail. This weekly run is great for those who need a bit more time after work. Gather at the trailhead parking lot, located along Valley High, next to IBM. Bring your favorite recovery drink!   
  • Wednesday 6pm: Speed session on the track in Byron - People have been asking, and the time is now!  The speed portion of the workout begins at 6pm, so if you need some warmup time, please arrive accordingly.  The track is located behind the Byron Middle School at 601 4th St NW. 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. hits the Bears Den in Byron. We'll get out for 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for a great social! 
Register for the following races, or Tom an email to volunteer! email me at

Friday, May 11, 2018

An Amazing Weekend ahead!

We have a look at the weekend below, but first, here's a message of love for all of the mom's that make the world go 'round.

Saturday 7:15am:  The Long Run from the RAC - if you're looking to go long and have never joined this group, you're missing a great opportunity! - These long runs will prepare you for your half or full marathon training, as two routes are always available! - Please bring $1 to contribute to the aid stations.
Sunday 8am:  Panera South is the location for the Off Season Striders.  Most people will go 4-8 miles, and come back for a fun social at Panera.  Join the crew as you get your Mothers Day morning running!
Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are striding from Wild Wood Bar & Grill - located near TJ Max with great access to the trails, and even more importantly, a wonderful patio for the social!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Looking like fun this week!

Congrats to all of you out racing this weekend! I saw pictures of Team R.E.D. in Cincinatti & Eau Claire, while others were right at home in Rochester for Unleash The She!  Great job everyone!

  • Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs buzz over to LTS for a great run or walk. LTS is located at 2001 32nd Ave NW, Rochester.  Of course, we'll come back for a great social, hopefully on the Patio! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to the Willow Creek Reservoir, located at the end of Lone Pine Dr SW, Rochester. - Afters in the parking lot, weather permitting. 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are striding along the Douglas Trail (starting at the Trailhead, located along Valley High, next to IBM).  Parking lot social, weather permitting. 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to the Eagles Club, located at 917 15th Ave SE, Rochester.  This offers a great spot to hope on the bike trails, and to come back for a great social! 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A New Week Has Arrived!

Here's what this week looks like...
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are kicking things off from the New Hy-Vee at 4221 West Circle Drive. This gives us some newer routes to find, and the Market Grille provides a fun spot for the social! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to a great gem of a park, the Root River County Park located at 4012 80th St SE Rochester. The location for Afters is TBD - with warmer weather upon us, always consider bringing a beverage of choice in the event weather allows for a parking lot party!  Hikers welcome! 
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are rolling along the Douglas Trail.  Meet at the trail head along Valley High (next to IBM).  - this is another great group and you'll want to bring  you favorite post run beverage to this one as well! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is gathering at the Bears Den in Byron. We'll plan routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles, and of course, as with all group outings, you go as short or as far as you like! - Walkers welcome!  - We'll circle back to the Den for the social! 
I thought I'd share a link to a story about a Byron athlete I'm lucky to coach.  It's nice to see her get recognized!