Thursday, June 30, 2016

Bears Den and Beyond!

Hi all... a quick post to get us through the holiday weekend!

The following pics are from Monday Maniacs, Tuesday's Trail Run and Tuesdays Headlamp run... people are out and about! - If you're not, get to it!

A portion of the Monday crew!

Three new faces in Hailon, Ben & Susie
SE MN Trail Runners at Whitewater State Park ! 
10pm run on the Douglas Trail!

  • Thursday (tonight) 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron.  Our routes will take us past Byrons newest Bear Cubs and to Melby park for a quick 'clean up' as this is the park we adopted in Pauls memory.  It'll be a great night for 3, 4 or 6 miles!  Join us! 
  • Saturday 7am:  The Marathon & Half Marathon training long run gathers at the Rochester Athletic Club.  This week is about 10 miles for the full and 60 Minutes for the half marathoners.  You can see the full route at the following link.
  • Sunday 8am:  Off Season Striders are gathering at People's Food Co-Op for a group run or walk.  Always go the distance you like, and come back for the social! 
  • Monday 8am:  July 4th - Stewartville's Summerfest Runs include both a 5 Mile and 3 Mile - and you can do both at a great discount!  The first of the races goes at 8am.  Check the following link for more information.
  • Monday Note:  Due to the holiday there is no scheduled Monday Maniacs run. Enjoy Independence Day! 
Reminders of some of the Upcoming races: 

Summerfest July 4th  - details listed above! 

Go For The Gold July 9th - This event offers a 5K, 3K and kids races! - It's a great fundraiser for the Brighter Tomorrow's group which is dedicated to supporting families impacted by Childhood Cancer. You can get your registration details at the following link.

Beer Mile July 14th - Fundraiser for the Special Olympics Rochester Flyers track team! Even if you'd rather not run in this event, you can support the charity by registering for the Spectator 0.0 event! Follow this link and get on board! - This race is soooo much fun!

Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K & 2.5K - This is another fast and fun course - Starting at the Middle School parking lot and finishing on the track! - Proceeds from this event support Byron Girls Track & Field (an organization I'm very proud of!)  You can register by visiting

Torchlight 5K July 20th - Register Now so we can confirm if we have enough interest in chartering a bus or not! 

This is a fun, fast course! - Starts at the Bascillica, runs along the Torchlight parade route and finishes crossing the fantastic Stone Arch bridge near the Guthrie Theatre.  At the finish line, Live Music and Free Beer! 
  • USATF Minnesota 5k Championship- Torchlight 5k
    • Race Registration is $30 until race day. (A discount of $10-$15 adult pricing.)
    • No discount code necessary, register for the USATF 5K Championship in order to be scored and timed in that category - MUST have a USATF membership # and associate with Team R.E.D.
    • Receive a preferred start!
    • If 25 people register and chip in $25 each - we can charter a bus!  If 30 register the cost drops to $20 a head! 
Twin Cities 10 Mile Oct 9th - Deadline Approaching! - Guaranteed Entry closes by July 1st! -The Shortcut to the Capitol! All th e fanfare of a 10,000 person event, with 16.2 less miles than a marathon!  This race is typically Lottery Only - however, as a USATF member tied to Team R.E.D. you can receive guaranteed entry!  - Members who run this race gather near the giant American Flag on John Ireland Blvd and enjoy each other as we wait to cheer on our marathon friends! 

By following these directions you will be entered in the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit and
receive $3 off your registration fee.
  • Register by July 1st:
  • Invitation Code: 16TC10TEAMCIRCUIT
    • A Registration Type will appear highlighted in red: USATF Team Circuit Choose this registration type and click “Continue.”
    • It is mandatory that you fill in your ten digit 2016 USATF number.
    • You will need to select Team R.E.D. from the dropdown menu.
    • Complete the registration and payment information.
    • You will receive a receipt from imATHLETE to the email address indicated on your registration confirming your registration.
    • You will receive a separate Econfirmation with information about the race.
    • If you have any questions please contact

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