Sunday, July 23, 2017

Weekend of Fun & a New Week Ahead

Many thanks to Dan for leading another great event at the Beer Mile! So many of you were fantastic volunteers and of course, super talented participants! 

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  • 2017 Beer Mile was our largest turnout
  • New Women's course record:  7:42 - Brandy Brown
  • New Men's course record: 5:30 - Joachim Marjon
  • We welcomed 5 new Team R.E.D. Members! (pictures to follow in our next post)
I'll add some more pics of the Beer Mile in a future post, and at that time we should have our final tally and announce how much we were able to raise for the Byron Lions Accessible Park Project!  

The weekend of fun continued as many took part in the Saturday morning long run, while others jumped into the Women's Race in Rochester or the Good Neighbor Days race in Byron.  - and today, there's a chance to support a Kids Mile - it's a FREE 1 mile race along the parade route in Byron. - then Team R.E.D. is marching in the parade, and finally a post parade gathering at the O'Leary's home.  Details are listed below. 

Sunday, July 23rd 
  • 1:30pm: We can use volunteers at the Middle School for the Kids Mile - Race starts at 2:25pm and we'll open registration about 1:45pm. 
  • 2:25pm: Free Kids Mile along the parade route! Bring your kids, and tell your friends to bring theirs! 
  • 3pm:  Team R.E.D. is marching in the parade - we line up as the 2nd unit, just behind the fire trucks, the mayor ect... 
  • 4pm (approx): Join us at 805 1st Ave NW in Byron for a post parade social.  We're providing Tacos, Beer, Root Beer Floats & Water. - Bring the whole family! 
Here's our group run schedule for the week!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Cowboy Jacks on South Broadway.  This location is a great one to run from, and a fun place to socialize complete with peanuts in a shell! 
Tuesday 6:15pm: The Tuesday Trail crew is heading to Bill Barnacles - a great little park just south of Rochester.  Gather at the Jeffs Minnoco Station along Hwy 52 in Marion. - enjoy a couple of great loops and the parking lot party!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls hit Douglas Trail for a great out and back.  Meet at the trailhead along Valley High (next to IBM).  This crew is a fun group and with the course being out and back, no matter how fast or how slow, you're always near each other! 
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work on the track in Byron.  We start the workout at 6pm, so if you need some time to warm up, try to arrive a bit earlier.  We'll discuss the workout at the track - join the fun and work on that speed! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has another great Home Host! Thanks to the Brian & Cindy Morgan for inviting us to their place at 5018 51st St NW, Rochester.  There are several great places to walk or run from their neighborhood.  The theme is College Night - wear college gear, bring your favorite college beer or a side if you wish! The Morgans are providing a Taco Bar and enough beer to get things moving! 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Prayers for Brock & Family

Please send your thoughts and prayers to Brock Quimby and his family as he lost his mother last week. Brock is a very family based man and he can use our support, love and prayers.  His mother, Bonnie, wanted a small, private ceremony... and that is how is shall be.


Saturday, July 15, 2017

The latest!

Congrats to everyone who is getting after it at the Nut House Challenge!  Several Team R.E.D. members were out there today for the morning 10K and the evening 5K - Sunday, it's the Half Marathoners taking the stage!

Here's a look at the week ahead...

  • July 16, Sunday 7am:  Off Season Striders roll out of Newts North along Hwy 52.  Join the crew and log some morning miles!
  • July 16, Sunday 8am:  The Nut House Half Marathon at Soldiers Field! - If you're not registered, stop down and cheer on some teammates!
  • July 17, Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Dooley's in Downtown Rochester.  Also a fun location to explore, and of course, the post run is fun too!
  • July 18, Tuesday 6pm:  All comers meet on the track at Soldiers Field.  - Get the kids out there.. and Gwen would love to have more volunteers!  See volunteer opportunities in the section following the schedule.
  • July 18, Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is hitting up the beautiful overlooks of Great River Bluff State Park.  Join the group, get some miles and enjoy the sights of this great park!
  • July 18, Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls continue to tear up the Douglas Trail.  Gather at the parking lot of the trailhead along Valley High (next to IBM).
  • July 19, Wednesday 5:30pm: If you want to have a speed session on the Byron Track, you'll need to start early! There's an All comers meet this week, so we would need to be off the track about 6:15/6:20 timeframe.
  • July 19, Wednesday 6:30pm:  All Comers Meet on the Byron Track. - Bring your kids, nieces and nephews!
  • July 20, Thursday 7pm:  The Beer Mile!  This is the 5th Annual and we're celebrating with an 80's Theme!  Get yourself geared up for the fun!
    • If you're not sure about running the event, remember, you can volunteer, or participate in the 0.0 Beer Mile - that consists of free beer, zero miles, a 0.0 sticker for your car, and a bottle opener medal!  And to top it off.... you're still donating to the cause!  
    • Race day registration is available starting at 5:30pm at the Bears Den, but please consider pre-registering, that helps us alot! - you can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12943/beer-mile-5th-annual



4 Beers + 4 Quarter Miles = Success for the Lions Club Accessible Park Project! 

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  • July 22, Saturday 7am: The Marathon and Half Marathon training runs from the Rochester Athletic Club. This run is supported with aid stations and wonderful volunteers!  If you need some miles, this is a great time to get them! 
  • July 22, Saturday 8am:  Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K and 2.5K at the Middle School in Byron.  Race day registration starts at 7am, but again, please consider pre-registering at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12942/byron-good-neighbor-days-races
  • July 22, Saturday 8am:  The Rochester Track Club Women's 4 Mile Run/Walk.  You can get more information, or register by visiting http://rochestertrackclub.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=28&ArticleID=969
  • July 23, Sunday 2:25pm:  FREE Kids 1 Mile!  Team R.E.D. Sponsors this event, providing Free Entry for all kids! - They'll run along the parade route and receive a medal at the finish!  Bring your kids, or consider volunteering! 
  • July 23, Sunday 3pm:  Team R.E.D. is marching in the Parade for Byron Good Neighbor Days! - The more the merrier and the parade will be followed by a social in the O'Leary's back yard - Beer & Water provided - more details to come.  

Volunteers Needed!  

July 18, Tuesday - All-Comers Meet at Soldiers Field.  Events start at 6pm - If you can volunteer drop her an email at gwenjacobson@charter.net
July 19, Wednesday - All-Comers Meet at the Byron Track.  Events start at 6:30, so we'd like to see you by 6:15pm - so if you'd like to volunteer, please email me at byron.teamred@gmail.com
July 23, Sunday - Free Kids 1 Mile - we can use some people at the turn around point and also some to help hand out medals!


Monday, July 10, 2017

There's a Home Host Thursday!

E-I-E-I-E-I-Ohhhhhh..... Lorelei has graciously signed up to host Team R.E.D. this Thursday evening at 6pm. We'll get out for a great run or walk in the wide open spaces, and come back for even more fun!  Our Hosts are providing Sandwiches, Salad and snacks... - Bring Your Own Beverage and a dish to pass if you wish.  - and a lawn chair is a great idea...

Lorelei hurrying home to prepare for Home Hosting!  


You'll find us at 5951 Cty Rd 3 NW, Oronoco...   pop that in your GPS.    - For the GPS challenged, you can get there from Valley High Rd (cty rd 4) - take it until you find Cty Rd 3 and go North for approx 1 mile - they are the 2nd place on the left.  You can also find it from 65th St off Hwy 52 North.  Take 65th Street to the west, find Cty Rd 3 and go South. From that direction they are the 2nd house on the right! 

  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are hitting up the wonderful patio at Whistle Binkies North - there are many routes to take from there, a  nice hill climb is followed by a great downhill!  Get your miles, and stick around for the social! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew keeps it rolling... this time with a home host from Jim & Deb! - Thanks for the invite! - They are located at 4801 Cty Rd 24 NE, Eyota MN.   
    • We'll do some miles on the private trails at Jim & Deb's. There may even be a river crossing of the North Branch of the Whitewater very near it's source. After the run we will gather in Deb's yard for social time. There probably will be a bon fire in the back yard. Bring something to grill just in case!
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are changing up the starting point. Join us at the trail head located in Douglas, and after the run, the fun moves to the Douglas Saloon and Social Club!
  • Wednesday 6pm:  It's speed night on the track in Byron.  Last week, a small but strong group ran 400M repeats with 200M recovery.  - We discuss the workout each Wednesday night.. if the plan fits for you, join in, if not, you can certainly do your own thing.  
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. hosted by the Hansons! - See details above....   woot woot!








Sunday, July 9, 2017

Reggie Oeltjen Douglas Trail 11 Mile

The Rochester Track club has renamed The Douglas Trail race in Memory of Reggie Oeltjen.  Very Nice... please see details about the race, and find registration information at the following link.

http://rochestertrackclub.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&subsectionID=28&articleID=963

Also, Reggie's daughter Natalie has great interest in finishing her fathers journey across Minnesota... This week, I'll be attending the Rochester Track Club board meeting to discuss dates that might work for Team R.E.D. and RTC to support Natalie in this effort.  I sure hope many of you can join us in a Relay fashion to help her see the journey to completion!  If you can add any miles to the cause, it'll be wonderful!  - Check back for details.



Friday, July 7, 2017

Congrats to Dana & Vegas!

Dana found herself sealing the deal! Congrats on her marriage to Vegas! Several Team R.E.D. members were able to bear witness to the wonderful event... Congrats!

Here's to many years of happiness! 
Dana looking amazing surrounded by people seeking free food! - Left to Right front - Beth, Dana, Janelle, Claire  - Left to right back - Cindy, Brian, Shane

Nice job on the run last night... I think I'm still sweating! Here's a look at the weekend and into next week.

  • Saturday 7am:  Marathon and Half Marathon Training is ramping up! - This week's routes from the Rochester Athletic Club are 15 for the full, and 7 for the half.  There are 3 aid stations on the 15 miler.  You can check out the route posted by Jim Li at http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7098885   
    • Many thanks to the volunteers who work the aid stations... it's awesome! If you are interested in volunteering you can contact Lin Gentling at lsgentling@charter.net
  • Saturday is also the Go For the Gold 5K & 3K - this is a very well run event, and it raises great funds for Brighter Tomorrows! - http://rochestertrackclub.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=28&ArticleID=977&TM=41100.64
  • Sunday 7am: The Off Season Striders are heading to Charlies Pub located in the Hillcrest Shopping Center at 1654 Hwy 52 North frontage road.  Join the run and stay for the morning social! 
  • Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are hitting up the wonderful patio at Whistle Binkies North - there are many routes to take from there, a  nice hill climb is followed by a great downhill!  Get your miles, and stick around for the social! 
  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew keeps it rolling... this time with a home host from Jim & Deb! - Thanks for the invite! - They are located at 4801 Cty Rd 24 NE, Eyota MN.   
    • We'll do some miles on the private trails at Jim & Deb's. There may even be a river crossing of the North Branch of the Whitewater very near it's source. After the run we will gather in Deb's yard for social time. There probably will be a bon fire in the back yard. Bring something to grill just in case!
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are changing up the starting point. Join us at the trail head located in Douglas, and after the run, the fun moves to the Douglas Saloon and Social Club!
  • Wednesday 6pm:  It's speed night on the track in Byron.  Last week, a small but strong group ran 400M repeats with 200M recovery.  - We discuss the workout each Wednesday night.. if the plan fits for you, join in, if not, you can certainly do your own thing.  
  • Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. has an open Home Host Date this Thursday 7/13.  If you're interested in hosting please let us know... it's a fun way to get casual with the social! - because everything else we do is so formal!   - I'll update the plan for Thursday by the end of the weekend, if no home host, no worries - we'll find a fun place to gather!    
Here's a great story shared to us by Jean Murray... it's a story of Travis Birr, Team R.E.D. of the Northland.  Travis has taken on the challenge of raising awareness about the alarming arate of suicide among our Veterans. Very nice work Travis!  - click the link to see the full story.  








Wednesday, July 5, 2017

TC 10 Mile!

Registration for The TC 10 Mile - Shortcut to the Capitol is at critical mass!  You can get in either via the Lottery (which opens this Friday) - Or by registering by end day July 6th as a USA Track & Field Member.

Details of both methods are listed below...

Guaranteed Entry for TC 10 Mile

USATF Minnesota Team Circuit Registration Directions
By following these directions you will be entered in the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit and receive $3 off your registration fee. The Team Circuit automatically get's you into corral #1 as well. 

Invitation Code: 1710TeamCircuitX

Registration Dates:  May 2, 2017 through Thursday, July 6.

1.               Click on the Invitation Code above to get to the registration page.
 2.               A Registration Type will appear highlighted in red:

USTAF Team Circuit  Choose this registration type and click “Continue.”

 3.      It is mandatory that you fill in your ten digit 2017 USATF number.
 4.      You will need to select your USATF MN Team Name from the dropdown menu.
 5.      Complete the registration and payment information.
 6.      You will receive a receipt from imATHLETE to the email address indicated on your registration confirming your registration.
 7.      You will receive a separate Econfirmation with information about the race.

If you're not a member of USATF and want gaurenteed entry, you'll need to register at the following link.  Associate yourself with Team R.E.D. (club #0435) http://usatfmn.org/membership


Lottery for TC 10 Mile
The drawing for the hottest ticket in Twin Cities running is about to open! Don't miss your chance for a spot on the start line of the 2017 Medtronic TC 10 Mile!

Medtronic TC 10 Mile participants receive a special participant gift, a Brooks® technical long-sleeve shirt, and a finisher's medal!

Click for details on how to get your name in the registration drawing for one of the 12,500 entries into the Medtronic TC 10 Mile, The Shortcut to the Capitol®. The registration drawing opens at 10:00 a.m. CDT on Friday, July 7 and closes at 10:00 p.m. CDT on Monday, July 17. Runners will learn their entry status beginning Wednesday, July 19.

When you register for the drawing you may create a group and link up to ten registrants together by using the same group name. With this feature, either the entire group will be selected or the entire group will not be selected. Your chance of being chosen in the drawing is unaffected by either registering individually or with a group. For more information on how group registration works, click here.
Debit card users, remember that entering the drawing will place a hold for $80 until the drawing is conducted. Afterward, if you are selected as a participant, the full amount will be withdrawn from your account. NEW IN 2017: If you are unsuccessful in the drawing, you will be charged nothing.

If you are not selected, you will be automatically entered into our tracking system, which assures your entry in the race if you miss out in the drawing two years in a row. Find out more about registration drawing tracking on our website.

Don't miss your chance to run the 2017 Medtronic TC 10 Mile! For more information, visit tcmevents.org.