Friday, March 25, 2016

Happy Easter Weekend to all!

I hope everyone has a chance to celebrate this weekend!  Below is what's going on the  next couple of days.

  • Saturday 7:15am:   Long Run from the Rochester Athletic Club.  Marathoners have a route of approx 16.6 miles - with 4 aid stations, while the half marthoners will go 8.4 miles with 1 aid station.  You can find the map at  -- Many thanks to Jim for keeping us posted on the long runs via his Rochester-MN Running Facebook at
    • Keep in mind, Five West is the new place to catch coffee, breakfast or a drink after the long runs! Join the crew!
  • Saturday 9am:  The 507 Running Crew has moved their weekly trail run from Sunday to Saturday.   The group is heading to Zumbro Bottoms Horse Camp and gathering in the West Assembly area.  They are planning about 14 miles but you can run what you like!  - See the following link for the location of Zumbro Bottoms,-92.1456384,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x72e92a242cc34caa
  • Sunday 8am:  Easter Sunday morning run opportunity with Off Season Striders.  The group is gathering at Dunn Bros North on Elton Hills Drive in Rochester.  
  • Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Glynners Pub in Rochester.  Great location to hope onto the cities bike paths.  
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew is heading to Willow Creek Reservoir for 2-3 laps!  - This is a great location for people of all paces.  Give it a shot!  They'll gather at the parking lot at the end of Lone Pine Dr SW Rochester -
  • Wednesday 6pm:  Speedwork on the track in Byron.  This is a great way to build speed and confidence... get on the track and run! - All paces are welcome, and you're never more than 200 Meters away from anyone when you're on a track!   The speed session starts at 6pm, so if you need some time to warmup, plan to arrive early!  
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is running and walking from the Bears Den in Byron!  Plan on routes of 3, 4 or 6 miles (or any distance your heart desires - then come back to the Den for the social!) 
  • April 16th 8:30am-11am - Join us at the Bears Den in Byron for a Pancake Breakfast in support of JDRF - Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Details will be coming as to ways in which you can attend the breakfast and get your long run in!  
    • As many of you know, Wendy and I are big supporters of JDRF as Type-1 Diabetes has impacted our family since Megan was 10 years old! - We appreciate all the support over the years, and look forward to a great morning in Byron!  

- Notes About Upcoming Races - 

  • Color Me Now on April 30th!  has a price increase coming up on April 1st - This Color Run is hosted by Team R.E.D. and is a fundraiser for the Byron Community Foundation.  Please see the following link to register - and note, there is family pricing... you can have as many as 6-immediate family members i.e. mom, dad, son(s), daughters(s) register at a highly reduced rate!   
  • Rochester Track Club Spring Classic is set for April 30th! - This race is benefiting Rochester A Better Chance and offers a 15K, 5K and Kids 1 Mile
  • Rockin' Robin Run  May 7th - 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is ready to rock! This event is hosted by our friends at Triton Events and registration is open.  It's going to be a heck of a post race with multiple bands performing!   
  • Med City Marathon always comes through strong! - Join the events on Memorial Day weekend!  Run or volunteer first.. then join the Team R.E.D. Post Race party where we'll have Free Beer and two bands! - Live music from 8am to 2pm!   
  • Chester Woods Mason Run!  Team R.E.D. is hosting this fantastic trail race!  - Join us for the 5K, 10 Mile or 50K!