Friday, March 4, 2016

Weekend Fun!

Here we go again!  - Best wishes to all of you racing this weekend!  

We had a new member join the team last night!  Welcome to Johanna!  Sadly, I failed to take her picture!  - Next time for sure!  New members are awesome!  Welcome to Team R.E.D.!  

  • Saturday 7:15am:  The long run takes off from the Rochester Athletic Club (RAC) - you don't need to be a member of the RAC or of any running club to join.  Just bring $1 to help support the Gatorade along the route!  The marathoners are heading out for 13 miles, while the half marathoners have a 7 mile route.
    • You can see the route by visiting Rochester-MN Running on Facebook - Jim Li does a great job of updating the routes for us!
    • Tom and Tom are meeting at 6am for a pre-load - all are welcome to join for a few extra miles (we are not intending to go fast!)
  • Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are meeting at Panera South for a run and social post run.  Join the crew, it's always fun!
  • Sunday 9am:  The newly formed 507 Running typically goes for the off road trails, but given some iciness they are staying paved this weekend and heading out from Hy Vee South.  You can keep tabs on opportunities with this crew by visiting their Facebook page at

  • The USA Track & Field Series get's underway with the O'Gara's Irish Run 8K!  If you want to race for Team R.E.D. you can get started this month! All paces are welcome.... In order to race for Team R.E.D. you need to join USATF and associate yourself with club # 435 Team R.E.D.
    • 1st Race is ------    O'Gara's Irish Run 8K -  register online at  - we typically carpool/caravan to this event and enjoy some post race social time in the cities.
    • Promo Code for USATF members to receive $5 off entry fee is USATF16. Note that there will be price increases for the entry fee as the race gets closer.

  • Team R.E.D. is hosting a Color Me Now! event in Byron on April 30th!  You can run or walk the 5K or 1 Mile course, and have a blast with music and color!  Color Me Now! registration is open at
  • Our friends Triton Events are Hosting the Rockin' Robin on May 7th!  Check it out... a 5K, 10K, Half & 20 Miler! - Don't forget a full lineup of live post race music, including Kasey with her Nite Shift!
  • Donut Run is all set for Friday June 3rd in Byron!  That registration is not yet open, but will be soon!  This is a fun event for adults, teens and younger kids!  Come join us and support Byron Cross Country!  
  • Chester Woods Mason Runs are set for June 4th.  We'd love to see more of you on the roster!  You can register for the 5K, 10 Mile or 50K at -  This race will have the quality of the traditional trail races we've come to love at Chester Woods, with the additional of Free Beer & Brats at the Finish Line!  Get your customized Mason Jar and have some fun! 

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