Thursday, May 12, 2016

Wobegon is Upon Us!

It's exciting to see so many people are traveling to Lake Wobegon Marathon this weekend! I can't recall if the course if flat and fast, or if most of the runners are flat and fast... either way.. have fun!

This years Lake Wobegon marks the 5-year anniversary of the passing of our wonderful friend Paul Melby.  Wherever you are this Saturday, take some time to reflect on the impact Paul had on so many of us.

Team R.E.D. at Melby Park

Lots of Team R.E.D. related races coming up! - Several can use volunteer support and participants and/or donations!

  • Med City Marathon Weekend - Team R.E.D. hosts the post race party - we need volunteers for several roles:
    • Saturday May 28th 
      • Expo Booth  with a 2-3 hour commitment
      • Mascot Race - One person as the Team R.E.D. Runner - One person as the Byron Bear
    • Sunday May 29th
      • Byron Cross Country Water stop - this is not a Team R.E.D. water stop, but if you want to join the fun, you can bring your kids for about a 2 hour commitment
      • Post Race Party - ID Checks and Beer Pouring - 8am-2pm (or as long as you can).
      • Race Participants - you can regsister at 
  • Donut Run June 3rd - 6:30pm at Byron High School
  • Chesterwoods Trail Races June 4th
  • Beer Mile July 14th at the Bears Den

Here's what's up for the weekend and beyond! 

  • Saturday 7:15am:  The long run from the RAC is 15 miles.  Three aid stations are staffed along the route to make sure you can refuel on the go! Remember to bring $1 to help support the bananas and Gatorade each week. 
  • Saturday 10:30am:  The Hiawatha Valley League Conference Track Meet takes place at the track in Byron.  If you're looking for some entertainment after your long run, consider checking out the high school athletes getting after it!  Field events start at 10:30 - Running events at 11am
  • Saturday 8pm:  Several Team R.E.D. members are taking in the season finale of Aida at the Rochester Repertory Theatre... the show is featuring the fabulous Kasey! - the shows are selling out, so get your tickets (or check with Gwen to see if she has any left as she reserved several seats).
  • Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders is gathering at People's Co-op in downtown Rochester. A great place to hop on the trail system and go!  A nice morning social follows. 
  • Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS Brewing.  Enjoy a run or walk and come back for some great beer and awesome popcorn!
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday Trail crew is heading to Groen Park in Chatfield to run the Lost Creek trail. This is a favorite for many!  Meet at Groen Park and caravan to the starting point and run back to the park!  
  • Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work on the track - I'm certain the weather will cooperate!  Join us at the track in Byron located behind the middle school at 601 4th St NW. 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is back at the Bears Den.  One of our favorites spots on the tour... prepare to run or walk any distance and come back for the social! 

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