Friday, September 19, 2014

The Weekend Is Here!

More congratulations are in order!  Last weekend, a handful of Team R.E.D. members traveled for the Madison Garden Marathon.   Yes, that's a large check in Jen's hand!  Jen was the 2nd female overall!  Additionally Andy ran a strong race, while Gwen and Tom each won their age groups!   Nice work all!

Jen, Gwen, Andy & Tom ... picture courtesy of Mr. Woo

As long as we're showcasing big checks.. here's a shot I lifted off facebook of Dani from a few weekends ago!  I guess when it comes to the ladies of Team R.E.D. ... these big checks indicate, size really does matter.

Here's a look at what's just around the corner...

Group Runs

  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon and Half Marathon training runs are still taking place with this weeks long run scheduled for 15 miles.  With so many members having races approaching, it's going to be a fun fall! 
  • Sunday 7:30am:  The Off Season Striders are gathering at Panera North, near Target.  This group typically runs 5-7 miles, and enjoys some great social time over coffee and/or breakfast post run. 
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are continuing their Patio theme, with a sidewalk option at Dooleys Pub in Rochester.   This is typically a 4-6 mile night, but as with any, you can run or walk whatever distance you desire! 
  • Tuesday 6;15pm:  The trail crew is heading to Chester Woods!  It's always awesome out there.. meet at the beachhouse at 6:15pm and enjoy a few colorful miles along the trails. Yes, colorful.. it's that time of year! 
  • Wednesday 5:45pm:  The Hill workouts are a great way to prepare for nearly any race! Join us at Soldiers Field (the parking lot near the war memorial).  We get out for a warmup, and then proceed with repeats on a fine fine hill. 
  • Thursday 6pm:   Team R.E.D. is heading to WildWood Bar & Grill in Rochester.  Wildwood is located near the TJ-Max plaza on the back side of the Ramada.   This gives us great access to the trails where you can plan to run or walk any distance.  Typical distances are 3, 4 or 6 miles. 
Race Opportunities
  • Friday Sept 19th - 10pm:  The UV Splash Color Dash.  This looks to be fun and you can find more details at
  • Saturday Sept 20th - 9am:  The Bishops 5K Run/Walk takes place at Zumbro Luthern Church (next to Soldiers Field).  Details at
  • Saturday Sept 20th - 9am:  The Friends of the Poor is a new walk/run in town. This 5K takes place at the Church of Resurrection located at 1600 11th Ave SE in Roch. More information at
  • Saturday Sept 20th - 1pm:  The Med City Foundation Fall Festival includes a 5K run/walk raising money for Patient Service Funds. Race day registration is available from 10am-12:45pm at the 4-H bulding, however the race starts at Mayo High School.  There is also FREE Daycare for those attending the festival and/or race.  You can learn more about the foundation at
  • Sunday Sept 21st  9am:  The Hy-Vee Fit Kids run takes place at Soldiers Field.  This is put on by the same group as the part of the Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon Series that are always well run events.  More details at
  • Tuesday Sept 23 6pm:  The TerraLoco 5K is raising funds for Bolder Options this week!  Come join the fun, help a great cause.. and meet Darrell Thompson! 
Volunteer Opportunity

Katie is seeking a volunteer to run with her at an upcoming 10 Mile in Stillwater.  It's the Stillawater Log Run 10 Mile on Sept 27th.  She's seeking pacer, motivator to stick by her side.  This is a prep race for her as she prepares for the Icebox 480, which also looks interesting   Katie is willing to pay your entry fee if you can help her out!   If interested, please contact her at  


  1. Katie Massen.. but we are top secret on the blog with names..mostly except for you and dani where we show your bank accounts!