Sunday, July 27, 2014

Did you say five years? Yes!

Reminder about this afternoons celebration!  Additional details are on the previous post.

Team R.E.D. Pentenial Celebration!  
Come one! Come all!
Sunday July 27th, 4-7pm (later if you choose!)
If you can get there for just a piece of it.. do it!  
Bears Den in Byron
Volleyball Courts/Deck Reserved for Team R.E.D.
Also, Bean Bags, Beersbee, Frisbee Available

Here's a look at how next week is shaping up.... I'll warn you ahead of time, it's looks like fun!  
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are running (or walking) from El Loro Mexican Restaurant located at 20 4th Street SE in Rochester. The restaurant is the old train depot with a wonderful patio!  Also located along the bike path for easy access! 
  • Tuesday 6pm:  TerraLoco continues the 5K drive for school supplies!  Bring $5 contribution and a school supply!  Then head off on the 5K route, and come back for some social time, and possible prizes! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm: The trail crew is heading to Oxbow Park for some smooth runnin' (or hiking if you prefer!).   Meet at the 1st Bridge - which is the 2nd parking lot on your left as you drive in.  
  • Tuesday 6;15pm:  Team R.E.D. Metro is also trail Running tonight!  Check out the details on the following facebook link...
  • Wednesday 5:45pm:  The Hill workout returns!  Meet at the Soldiers Field Memorial - you'll run a short warmup to the base of the hill, and then run some repeats.. always a solid workout! 
  • Thusday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has another wonderful "home host"!   We're hosted by Mesenburgs and Nepstads at Members Grill of Somerby.  Enter through the pool area, through the lower level gate.  Our Hosts will proved a some pitchers of beer and appetizers!  The theme is Team R.E.D. so wear your colors!   All you need to bring is some money in the event you're still thirsty when the beer runs dry!  

Here are a few shots that Woo took at Torchlight... was a very fun night!  Thanks to ServiceMaster for offsetting the cost of the evening with their contributions!  And thanks to them for organizing such a fun trip!   The pictures loaded in no particular order.. but that's sort of how the evening went.. just whatever happens, happens!  

Christina Aguilera had a thing for T.O.

The celebration! 
The Ride was Sweet!
Tom with the ladies!  Wendy, Diane & Amy
Several of the newer faces of R.E.D. ... Kirsten, Aurora, Jennifer, Steve & Kate (also Steve's introduction to RED!)

Dance Off! Team R.E.D. did get a thank you from the Band for starting the dance party! 
They've got Moves Like Jagger!
Fascinating Lady! E-I-E-I-E-I-O
Mindy and Dawn.. this was Mindy's introduction to Team R.E.D. 
Mostly a sea of blue.. until we rolled in! 

Friday, July 25, 2014

Workin' for the Weekend!

Here it is!  The glorious thing we call The Weekend!   I had missed the Saturday long run on the look at the week, so wanted to get that out there before I head off to work...  more updates regarding Sunday and into next week will follow...

  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon Training long run starts and finishes at the RAC.   The Marathon route is roughly 16 miles... so half marathoners can anticipate about 8-9 miles.   The long route can be found at
  • Saturday 8:15am:  The Rochester Track Clubs Woman's Race. This a 4 Miler around Silver Lake, and is part of the RTC Grand Prix Series. You can get more information and register at
  • Sunday 7:30am:  Off Season Striders are gathering at Panera South for a group run, followed by coffee and chatter.  This group is typically 5-8 miles with varied paces.  Join in the fun!  

Team R.E.D. Pentenial Celebration!  
Come one! Come all!
Sunday July 27th, 4-7pm (later if you choose!)
If you can get there for just a piece of it.. do it!  
Bears Den in Byron
Volleyball Courts/Deck Reserved for Team R.E.D.
Also, Bean Bags, Beersbee, Frisbee Available

Team R.E.D. is celebrating the success of our first 5 years of existence!  It's hard to believe it's been 5 years, but it has! A lot has happened over the years, we'd love to get everyone together, current active members, members who are less active than they used to be, and those who are just considering becoming members!  Come celebrate and meet your teammates! 

What will happen at this celebration?  
  • We'll be outside at the Bears Den, so dress accordingly for the weather.  In fact that whole outdoor area is reserved for Team R.E.D!   We'll have the patio as well.  Right now, the forecast looks like Sunday afternoon will be 72 degrees with slight chance of rain.  Of course, if the weather turns poor, we'll move inside!  
  • You can consider the entire celebration a social event, with some interruptions for Pentenial Awards and various contests with prize winners! 
  • You might consider tossing chairs or blankets in your car in case you wish to sit in the grass.  

What is provided?   
  • Team R.E.D. and the Den are providing 1 Free Keg of Mich Golden Light!
  • Team R.E.D. is providing a variety of appetizers throughout the late afternoon.
  • ServiceMaster of Rochester is providing a sound system to keep the party rolling with great music!   
  • Prizes from our fantastic sponsors!  

What does it cost to attend?  
  • There is no charge to attend! And still the beer is free and the appetizers are free! *While supplies last*
  • Also Note:  Team R.E.D. is in the midst of our renewal campaign, and we'd love to have you take care of that at the party.   Renewal is just $10 each summer, however, if you joined Team R.E.D. this calendar year, you are not due until summer of 2015.  
Can I bring my kids?  Or a friend?
  • Yes! And Yes!  
I haven't  come to Team R.E.D. in a long time.  I'm not even sure if my membership is current. Am I still invited? 
  • Yes! Come re-unite with members you'll surely remember, and meet some of the many new faces! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

And the winners are....

Congrats to Evan Richardson and Leah Brossoit for their Beer Mile victories!  Evan not only won the 2014 event, he did so while setting a course record running the Beer Mile in 6:07! Interesting to note, Evan's unseated his brother Braden who won the inaugural event but was not back to defend his title in 2014.

For the Women, Leah ran away with the title in a time of 9:16! Very impressive display of speed and drinking. Turns out Leah is a recent college grad, and those years of college prepared her well!  Tohnia Schmidt remains the Women's Course record holder at 8:27.

Complete results will be available at soon.

Champions Leah and Evan! 

Be sure to check out previous posts to see the details of group runs, and upcoming events!  Greeat events like a Pool Party after tonight's trail run!  Also, Thursday is home hosted by the Ryans - always fun!

Also, a reminder to get connected with the many new faces we've been seeing at group runs.  At Monday Maniacs we were joined by two first timers, Jessie and Angela, as well as Dave (who is now nearly a veteran as he ran Monday and Tuesday last week as well!)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Team R.E.D. - Free Kids Mile!

Two things before we get to today's parade and kids mile...

#1.... the new background colors for the blog.. need to know if that's good, there's a poll on the side of the blog, please click something. If you have suggestions, feel free to send them to

#2...  I'd like to make sure you see the faces of 5, five, FIVE new members!   They all joined at the Beer Mile on Thursday.  When you run into them, be sure to introduce yourself, and welcome them!

Troy joins R.E.D.!  He's the brother of Tod, and that's not his fault! 

Zac joins Team R.E.D.! He's friends with Troy, brother of Tod, it's complicated!

Ed joins Team R.E.D.!  Ed rocks the Tri- stuff, and now crushed a beer mile! 

Jim joins Team R.E.D.!  I've known Jim a long time.. he's alright! More than alright!  

Sherilyn joins Team R.E.D. and I've known her for years, she's awesome!   Her son Ben is already a member, and we'll soon see her husband Steve on board, we hope! 


It was a small but furious turnout for the Kids Mile... lots of smiles on some faces, and a few tears from some that found it to be very far... but they all made it!  And were recognized with a Medal, courtesy of the Paul Melby Kids Mile! - Thanks to the Rochester Track Club for supporting our event with those medals!

ServiceMaster of Rochester came through with two awesome golf carts, listing all the Team R.E.D. sponsors along the way!

They are yellow... and clean! ServiceMaster Clean! 

Always thank our Team R.E.D. sponsors!  Today we recognized Appliance Village! Pro Image! Needs Car Wash! Bears Den! Med City Marathon! ServiceMaster! TerraLoco!   

The young ones getting ready to get ready!

They are off!  28 Kids took part, would love to see 100+ next year! 

It's a race.. and the pace might change! 

Even the little ones were on board for One Mile! 

Lorelei carried this young girl a long way, then set her down to run in... and her mom then joined in too!  Awesome!


Trolley schedule for Wednesday's Torchlight Race is now available!  Check it out.. we're listing boarding times, and departure times for Rochester and Byron... the departure time is firm.. be there! - if we are all boarded in Rochester early, we'll scoot to Byron a little early too.

We need everyone on time, as this schedule has us arriving at the start line at 6:30pm. That's 1 hour to race time.  Some number of riders still need to pick up bib #'s and tees.

Beer & Water is provided on the trolley, if you'd like something else to eat/drink please bring your own.
  • 4:30pm Boarding - Wildwood Bar & Grill in Rochester - Please do not park in prime bar parking spaces, please park east of the Volleyball Courts and we'll board from there.  
  • 4:40pm Departure - Wildwood Bar & Grill Rochester
  • 4:55pm Boarding - Bears Den in Byron - Please do not park in the prime bar parking spaces, as we are going there, park near the Think ATM and we'll board from there. 
  • 5:00pm Departure - Bears Den Byron
  • 545ish pm - We'll slow down to 15 mph for Lisa to jump on board!  Be ready Lisa!   
  • Post Race- there is free beer at the finish line!  Also some fun music with Pop Rocks!  We'll get on the trolley and cruise downtown for a bit before returning... return trip will drop off in Cannon Falls, then Byron then Rochester.  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let the fun continue!

Several Thanks You!  Starting with Jen and Dan for their work pulling together the 2nd Annual Beer Mile!  We had more participants this year, and the energy is so positive at the event!  This race will just continue to grow!
Sue trying to keep up with the Beer Milers - Thanks to so many Volunteers for making this happen!
Also, Thanks to the Bears Den, Shotts Distributing and Somerby for contributing a keg each to the event!  Thanks to TerraLoco for the bibs and ServiceMaster for the great music!  Last but not least, thanks to the many volunteers that came together to make it happen.

Lots of great pics to share from Thursday through Saturday.. and I'm sure we'll have a few more on Sunday... I'll get them added to Sunday nights post.

In the meantime, What Next?  Well, it starts with Sunday! Sunday! Sunday!

Group Run/Walk Opportunities

  • Sunday 7:30am:  Off Season Striders are running from Newts North, located along Hwy 52 & 55th Street.  
  • Sunday:  Team R.E.D. is hosting a Free Kids Mile and takes part in the Byron Good Neighbor Days Parade. Below is a breakdown of how it will play out (feel free to take part in any or all of these things!)
    • 12-Noon:  The O'Leary's are hosting a pre-parade party in their backyard, at 805 1st Ave NW in Byron.  We'll provide Sloppy Joes & Cupcakes... Bring your own beverage and let's make a plan for the parade!  
    • 2:30pm:  Team R.E.D. Free Kids Mile!  If you have kids who want to run in it, bring them to the Byron Middle school.. race rolls down the parade route at 2:30, so arrive a little early!  If you want to volunteer at the Kids Mile, either come to O'Leary's afternoon.. or find us at the Middle School about 2pm.  
    • 3pm:  Team R.E.D. marches in the Good Neighbor Days parade!  We are one of the early units, and this year, Wendy and I are parking a vehicle at the Elementary school, so we don't all have to walk all the way back!  
  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to a new watering hole.  Cowboy Jacks is located at 1625 South Broadway in Rochester.  It meets the main requirement... patio!  Plan to grab some miles, then some social on the patio.  
  • Monday 5:45pm:  Due to the Torchlight 5K on Wednesday, the hill crew is moving that workout to Monday.  They'll gather at the Soldiers Field Memorial, and head to the hills from there!  Maybe they would consider joining the Maniac crew on the patio at Cowboy Jacks post workout... maybe! 
  • Tuesday 6pm:   Tuesday Trail Crew is heading to Yvonne's property near her home for a fun run at the Bartels Family Farm... and the good news, the run will be followed with a pool party!  Meet at Walmart South Parking Lot at 6pm to caravan to the location.  Or you can drive directly to the farm location by following this google map link'06.3%22N+92%C2%B033'27.8%22W/@43.9350814,-92.557712,2639m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDPCsDU2JzA2LjMiTiA5MsKwMzMnMjcuOCJX!3b1!3m1!1s0x0:0x0
  • Wednesday 5:45pm:  The Wednesday night workout has moved to Monday (see above), due to the Torchlight 5K.   
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is home hosted by the Sara & Joe. Thanks so much for inviting us to your home at 5236 Middlebrook Dr NW in Rochester.    We'll head out for a run or walk of the distance of your liking, and come back for some food and drink! Joe & Sara are providing Buffalo Chicken & Shredded Beef Sandwiches, chips and macaroni salad... making me hungry!   If you'd like to bring something to share, feel free to do so.  Also, please Bring your own beverages.  
  • Sunday July 27th 4pm -7pm:  The Team R.E.D. Pentenial Celebration (That's possibly a made up word, but it means 5 year celebration for those of you scratching your heads!)  Details for this event will be emailed, as well as update right here on Sunday July 20th's post.  
Race Opportunities
  • Tuesday 6pm: Terraloco hosts another 5K for Charity.  It's a low pressure event, as it's run entirely with the charity in mind.. a chance to get out with others and have some fun, while getting a great workout. 
  • Wednesday 7:30pm:  Torchlight 5K in Minneapolis.  Registration is still open at
    • Several Team R.E.D. members are loading the Rochester Trolley and scooting up the highway!  Pickups will be made in Rochester, Byron and Cannon Falls (hopefully we remember to drop people off at all those places too!)  
  • Saturday 8:15am:  The Rochester Track Clubs Woman's Race. This a 4 Miler around Silver Lake, and is part of the RTC Grand Prix Series. You can get more information and register at

Volunteer Opportunities
  • Sunday 2pm Kids Mile:  You can come to the Byron Middle School and volunteer with the Free Kids Mile.  We can use a couple people to have parents register their kids, and sign a waiver.  Additionally, 1-2 people at the turn around point, and others at the finish to hand out medals.   If interested in helping, just show up! 
  • The Rochester Track Club is seeking a race director for the Douglas Trail run.  It's an 11 Mile race, out and back on the course.  Has typically been a pretty low key event in early August.  If you're interested in picking this one up, please contact Jim at
  • Aug 22nd-24th: The Healthy Human Race is seeking volunteers for many roles... one might just fit you!  Team R.E.D. is hosting a water station for the 1/2 Marathon on Sunday the 24th, you can volunteer at that location by contacting Katie at  but if you want to view all the volunteer opportunities, you can do so at
  • Lace Up Against Breast Cancer is seeking a new Race Director for the 2015 event.  This is a great, well established event if you're interested in getting on board please contact Laura Lenz at

Friday, July 18, 2014

Lots to update... Here's a snippet!

There are a million things to update, including Beer Mile results and lots of great pictures.  However, time permits me to update just a couple things and here they are, please check back late Saturday for a more complete blog update.

Here's a great shot (courtesy of Tom Woo) of Adam working his tail off, while Wendy supervises, and Gwen runs some quality control.   Now that's a team!

  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon Training runs continue from the RAC.  Great if you're looking for miles, and there is support along the way providing gatorade and snacks.  This week's marathon route is 15.25 miles.  
  • Saturday 8am:  Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K and 2.5K.  Race Day registration is available at the middle school in Byron. 
  • This Sunday Afternoon... The Byron Good Neighbor Days parade takes place and Team R.E.D. is the 2nd entry following the big dogs, like cop cars, honor guard and the like.. we are fortunate to be in such a great spot!    Parade day will break down something like this...  and every piece is optional, or take it all in.  Please drop us an email if you're planning to take part in any portion..    
    • Starting at 12-noon... O'Leary's are hosting a pre-parade party. They are located at 805 1st Ave NW in Byron and will have Sloppy Joes and Cupcakes available. Please bring your own beverage and something to share if you like.  We'll chat up our parade plan during this party. 
    • 2pm... some portion of this party needs to move to the Middle school to set up a registration table for kids to run the Free 1-Mile on the parade Route. 
    • 2:30pm... the Free kids run... medals provided via the Melby Kids Mile thanks to agreement with the Rochester Track Club. 
    • 3pm... Parade starts... we'll walk in it, toss candy, maybe a few beer mile bottle openers. 
    • After.... I'm good with at the O'Leary's!  I haven't asked Wendy yet, let's see how long before she reads the blog to know that you might be coming over! oh, wait.. bad idea, I will bring it up with her first.. don't come unless we say "Ok" 
  • Thursday at 6pm:  We'll be at the Ryans home in Rochester for a home host night!  I love home hosts!  Details on that evening to follow, but plan to make it! 
  • Sunday July 27th:  The Team R.E.D. Pentenial Celebration (that's 5 years in case I made that word up!).   We'll have music, prizes, and fun!  More details will come tomorrow night too... time to sleep before the Byron 5K! 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

A great week!

I know you've all been active! Thursday is one of the most fun runs you may ever try... if you have not registered yet, come to the Bears Den in Byron and register on race day for the Beer Mile!

The title of champion is wide open!  Go and get it!... or just have a good time while enjoying the music, dancing and fun!  The Bears Den is setting up an outside bar for the post party, and with this weather... oh yeah!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

New Format

Hi all... given the amount of stuff, in the list of "what's going on" I've decided to try a new format... in the past I listed everything in chronological order primarily.   This time I'm going to create 3 Secitons --  Group Run/Walk Opportunties ---  Race Opportunities --- Volunteer Opportunities ---    I hope you'll check out each section, but also find it easier to separate them!  Please feel free to let me know if you prefer the old way, or the new way, or suggest yet another way!

TerraLoco's Tuesday night 5Ks are listed under Race - as you do need to register on event day, and you'll get a bib number, but they do not time/score results. It's a great weekly event, with the focus on community!

Group Run/Walk Opportunities - week of 7/14
  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Kathy's Pub!  Get out for a 4-6 mile run or walk, then come back to the rooftop!  Celebrate your Monday! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Trail Crew is heading to Eastwood Park in Rochester. Located just on the east edge of town along Hwy 14.   
  • Wednesday 5:45pm:  The Hill Work continues!   Last week it was 4-6 repeats on the hill just west of Soldiers Field.   Meet at the Soldiers Field Memorial parking lot to join the group! 
  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon / Half Marathon Training long runs continue from the RAC.  You do not have to be a member of the training class to participate, but please bring $1 to help offset the costs of the gatorade/bananas provided along the route.  
  • Sunday 7:30am:  The Off Season Striders are bound to be out and about, it's typically a little later in the week when they announce the location.  Check back for updates. 

Race Opportunities - week of 7/14
  • Tuesday 6pm:  TerraLoco is the place to be for a weekly 5K.  Every Tuesday this is an opportunity to help a local charity.  The month of July is dedicated to Running Start for Schools.  Along with your $5 registration/donation, please consider bringing some school supplies as well! 
  • Tuesday 6pm:  The Rochester Track Club hosts their final All-Comers Meet of the year at Soldiers Field.  Get the kids/grandkids out and watch them love the chance to run and race! 
  • Tuesday 6:30pm:  Endless Summer Trail Race in Eagan.  Several Team R.E.D. metro and local runners took part in the last one of the series.  Thsi looks like a lot of fun.  Check out the details at
  • Wednesday 6pm:  The final Byron Track All-Comers Meet of the year is hosted at the Middle School in Byron. Again, bring the kids and watch them smile as the compete! 
  • Thursday 7pm:  The Beer Mile!  This event is geared at having fun!  Not familiar with the Beer Mile... it's easy, drink one 12-ounce beer, run 1/4 Mile.  Repeat 4 times.  Celebrate!  Registration is available at  and the entry fee goes up by $5 on Monday evening so sign up now!   
  • Friday 7pm:  Eyota Days Road Race 5K & 2 Mile.  More info and how to register at
  • Friday Midnight:  The Run for the Stars 5K is part of the Relay for Life mission.   100% of your race fees go to the American Cancer Society.  Learn more at
  • Saturday 8am:  Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K & 2.5K.   This event takes place on a relatively flat course, and they give lots of prizes each year!  To learn more and to register, visit
  • Saturday 8am-4pm:  Eyota Days Kids Obstacle Run.  12 obstacles along the 1 mile course.  Deadline to register is July 15th.  More info at
  • Saturday 9pm:  Glow Run 5K at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, with a party finish in Mayo Park!  for more information
Volunteer Opportunities
  • Tuesday 5:45pm:  All Comers Meet at Soldiers Field. This is the last one of the season!  Get your kids out there, and if you're interested in volunteering, just contact Gwen or Ann if you're available to help.,
  • Wednesday 5:45pm:  All Comers Meet at the Byron Track - Middle School.  We can use 4-5 volunteers to help us mark jumps/throws and hand out ribbons.  Please email me at  if you can help!  (commitment is about a 90 minute one). 
  • Thursday 5pm:  The Beer Mile loves volunteers too!  You'll want to contact our Race Directors to see what they need, and when they need you.. but pre-registration starts at 5pm.. and the race takes off at 7pm.   Please email Jen and Dan at,
  • Thursday Later That Night: Adopt a Drunk - if any of our out of town RED members need a safe place to crash following the beer mile, and you are willing to offer your couch, spare room or floor space, please let me know at 
  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon training long runs are always seeking volunteers to help with aid stations.  If you are interested, or know someone who might be, contact Lin at 
  • Sunday Aug 24 6:45am:  Team R.E.D. is hosting an aid station for the Healthy Human Race. This event is shaping up to being one of the biggest in the area, be part of it!  If you're not racing consider voluntering at our aid station.  To do so, contact Katie at

Parade Opportunity! 
  • Sunday Afternoon... July 20th
    • Noonish - there will be a pre-Byron Good Neighbor Day parade party at the O'Leary's ... the hosts are providing Sloppy Joes and Cupcakes... Bring your own beverage, and feel free to bring something to share if you'd like.  This is a great time to make sure everyone is on board with the song and dance along the parade route (you're all on board most the time!)
    • 2:30pm Team R.E.D. hosts the Kids 1 Mile on the parade route.
    • 3pm Team R.E.D. is marching in the parade, tossing candy and singing songs!   Wear your Team R.E.D. shirt for the parade and be prepared to share our passion!  

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Get on the Trails!

Tuesday proved to be a beautiful evening for trail running!  Check out a few pics below..

Rob gets us out of the parking lot (lapped me a few times!)

Cory, Tod and Troy
Beth, Dana, Meagan, Sarah, Shannon (just a little behind them, you'll spot Julie and Yvonne)
We had to go up the hill.. the beer is on top!

Everyone completed 2-3 laps at the park!  Nice work all!  

 What's coming up next?

Wednesday 5:45pm - It's a hill workout starting at Soldiers Field Memorial (the parking lot next to the memorial).   We'll warmup with a light run to the base of the hill, and proceed to run hill repeats,  4,5,6 times... everyone can pick what is right for them.
Thursday 6pm - Gather at the Paradise home  at 355 Carlisle Lane in Rochester.Our home hosts are throwing a Pool Party!   Plan to go for a run or walk first, then come back for a refreshing dip, some water basketball and volleyball is also available.  The Paradises are providing tacos and nachos.  You can bring a dish to share if you like, and bring your own beverage.
Saturday 7am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon Training Long Runs continue from the RAC.   The routes are geared to progress mileage each week in prep for a fall full or half marathon.  If you're not a part of the actual marathon training class, no worries, just bring $1 to help offset the cost of gatorade/bananas and the like.  
Sunday Morning... check back for any plans with Off Season Striders or a trail run.  

And of course... you can register for the Team R.E.D. Beer Mile by visiting   There's  a price hike on Monday July 14th... Register Now!  

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Beer Mile?

Let's do it!

Click the picture below to see the story... complete with photo of two Team R.E.D. hotties!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Updates for Tuesday & Thursday

Check it out... (also check out the previous post to catch the stuff that was already locked in).

Tuesday 6:15pm:   The Trail crew has landed on a location.  It's Root River Park (on the edge of Rochester)... sure is a lot of fun, but you'll want to check out the google map link to make sure you know where you're going (as it's a bit off the beaten path.. so to speak!)'13.3%22N+92%C2%B023'53.2%22W/@43.9037055,-92.398109,2641m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0

Tuesday 6:15pm:  Team R.E.D. Metro also has a trail run goin' on!  Meet at the Lowry Nature Center at 7025 Victoria Drive in Victoria... Simultaneously we'll be running trails all over Minnesota!

Thursday 6pm:  Home Host - It's a Pool Party!  (oh, and bring your running or walking gear too).   We'll be at the Paradise home located at 355 Carlisle Lane in Rochester.   Our hosts are providing Taco's, Nacho's and a swimming pool, with water basketball, volleyball and a slippery slide!   You can bring a dish to share if you like, and bring your own beverage... oh, and swimsuits!

The 2012 USA Olympic Team loves a good pool party, maybe some of them will show up!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Independence Day!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Below is a look at the upcoming week... at the end of the post you'll find a list of some of the many fun things going on with Team R.E.D. this month... more details will follow on each of those items.

Sunday 7:30am:  Off Season Striders is running from Panera South.  Note the new start time, 7:30am it is! 
Sunday 9am:  A trail crew is heading to Oxbow park.  If you'd like to join this group, gather at the 1st Bridge and hit the trails!  
Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are getting it going at WildWood Bar & Grill.  Plan on 4-6 miles and some fun time on the patio!
Tuesday 5:45pm:  All Comers Meet at Soldiers Field is always willing to accept volunteers!  Contact Gwen or Ann if you're available to help.,
Tuesday 6pm:  TerraLoco 5K for local charity.  Meet at the store on 16th Street, near Trader Joes.
Tuesday 6:15pm:   The Trail Crew will be out and about... check back for details as to where.
Wednesday 5:45pm:  It's hill repeats near Soldiers Field.  Meet at the Soldiers Field Memorial to run a short warmup to the base of the hill, then repeats begin!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is home hosted by the Paradise's... Details to follow.

The Team R.E.D. Beer mile is just 12 days away!   What is the Beer Mile... well, I'll let Garret explain. Me thinks he thinks too much....

Get registered before the price increase!

  • July 10, 6pm                Home Host - Paradise
  • July 16, 6pm                Byron All-Comers Meet (RED volunteers)
  • July 17, 7pm                Beer Mile  Register Here!
  • July 19, 8am                Byron Good Neighbor Day 5K  Register Here!
  • July 20, Noonish          Parade Pre-Party at O'Leary's
  • July 20, 3pm                Byron Good Neighbor Day Parade & Kids Mile 
  • July 23, 7:30pm           Torchlight 5K (trolley leaves Roch at 4:15 / Byron at 4:45)
  • July 24, 6pm                Home Host – Ryans
  • July 27, 3pm                Team RED 5th Year Party / Awards at Den
  • July 31, 6pm                Home Host – Mesenburg

Also, On August 24th, Team R.E.D. has the 2nd Water Stop at the Healthy Human Race. If you're not running that Sunday, consider volunteering!  The event is a big deal, be part of it!