Friday, June 23, 2017

It's the weekend!

The Gabrielsons rolled out the red carpet for Team R.E.D. on Thursday night! - Great to hear everyone had a great night!

Here's the plan for the next several days...

  • Saturday 7am: The marathon and half marathon training runs are stepping up to week two from the Rochester Athletic Club - The long route is 10 miles with aid stations at 3 & 8 miles.  The shorter route is a 5 miler.  Bring $1 to contribute to the aid station goodies.
  • Saturday 2pm:  The Rochesterfest One Mile in support of YMCA Camp Olson! - This event is also part of the Rochester Track Club Grand Prix series.  
    • The Race Director, Shaun Palmer, is a member of both the Rochester Track Club and Team R.E.D.  The race takes place at 2pm, just prior to the start of the Rochesterfest parade.  It's a Certified, Flat course and Team R.E.D. members get a $15 discount - making the race just a $10 bill!  - It's also great training for the Beer Mile! 
  • Sunday 7am:  Off Season Striders have a plan.. and I can't find it! - If you send it to me, I'll update for others... 
  • Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs is taking part in TerraLoco's $5 5K... this week's cause is important to Sarah and it supports Brains Together For a Cure. -  Join us! Bring a $5 donation, or any amount.. and participate in a non-competitive 5K. TerraLoco always has great post run celebration too, with prizes and all.  Team R.E.D. will provide the beer for anyone who is interested in taking part! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday's Trail Crew is hitting Oxbow Park. Meet at the 1st Bridge (2nd parking lot on your left as you enter the park).  We'll get around the trails while running or hiking, whatever fits your style.. then we'll spend a social together! 
  • Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are heading to the Douglas Trail! - Meet us at the trail head along Valley High Rd near IBM and let's have some fun!
  • Wednesday 5:30pm:  Speed work has to be earlier if you want to get it in at the track in Byron.  The kids take the track for the all-comers meet at 6:30pm. 
  • Wednesday 6:30pm:  All-comers meet for the kids.. bring them! It's a free event and they get to try out so many great things!
  • Wednesday 6:30pm:  Volunteers needed for the Byron All-Comers Meet.  We'll volunteer to hand out ribbons, measure stuff and cheer on kids! - Then after the event, you'll have a chance to try out some events such as Shot Put, Long Jump and even Pole Vault! 
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron this week... we'll get out for 3, 4 or 6 miles and come back for some fun at the Den! - Join us! 

  • July 8th - Go for the Gold 5K, 3K and kids race!  This race is annually a great one and has strong support in the planning from Team R.E.D. members Jess & Dan Feda.. the event supports Brighter Tomorrow's mission to support families dealing with childhood cancer.
  • July 15-16 - The Minnesota Nut House Challenge led by our great friend Brock!  The event consists of a 5K, 10K and Half Marathon! You can participate in 1, 2 or 3!  This year Brock is offering far more prizes compared to the past, and several ways to earn a discount code!  Check out the ways below... and note, all of these discounts are of equal value, and can not be combined.  There's an honor system here..  so let's honor that! - If you meet any of the categories below, email Brock at to let hi know which category you fit and he'll send you a discount code! 
  • July 19th - All-Comers meet in Byron.  - Kids can come for free and enjoy themselves in multiple events!  
  • July 19th - The Torchlight 5K has been a great tradition of Team R.E.D. - we've bused, carpooled, caravan-ed and even rode the Rochester Trolley to this one.  If you're interested in a bus, we need at least 15-20 people willing to pay $20-$25 before we can consider. 
    • Please email me at if you are willing to commit to the event. I will arrange the transportation if we hit a number that makes sense.  
    • Let's keep the Mo-Jo Go-Going!  
  • July 20th - Team R.E.D. Beer Mile!  A great, annual fundraiser, where all you need to do is have fun and we'll send the money to goodness!  This years recipient is the Byron Lions Club in support of their mission of an Accessible Park. 
  • July 22nd - Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K and 2.5K - this is a wonderful race filled with lots of prizes!  
  • July 22nd - The Rochester Track Club's Women's 4 Mile.  This is a great race aimed at women, and the prizes are geared that way too. 
  • July 23rd - Team R.E.D. FREE Kids Mile along the parade route.  More details will follow regarding this event.. but the fact is it's free! - Also, Team R.E.D. will march in the parade and toss out some goodies! -- we'll make sure we have a party to celebrate as well.  
  • Aug 5th - The Douglas Trail Run - this race will be in memory of and renamed in Honor of Reggie Oeltjen.  Join the fun! We'll enjoy the Douglas Trail, run and have some watermelon!

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