Saturday, July 28, 2018

Check out the calendar!

As a reminder, we are transitioning to a Website format.  Here is a direct link to the calendar page.

There are good things you can do with this calendar, such as using search terms like race, group, trail ... or look for the date you want to do something, and hover over the entry with your cursor for a quick view of the details! - of course, you can also click the entry to get to the details too. 

Click around the website to learn more about it, and please provide inputs, if you know of races in our area, you can send the details to me at and we'll add them to the calendar.

The home page of our website is

Friday, July 20, 2018

Please visit

Our new website and calendar at  hosts our updates with the upcoming week's schedule of group runs!  Don't forget, the Beer Mile is now scheduled for Saturday at 2pm at the Bears Den in Byron!  Join us!

Please visit for information in the future!  If you have any questions about the website, please email me at    Thank you!

Tom O'Leary

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Team R.E.D. tonight at Bears Den

No beer mile tonight, but Team R.E.D. can still gather for a group run or walk! - Please join us!

Please see the previous post below for details about the rescheduled beer mile.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beer Mile Moves to New Date / Time!

Due to the high likelihood of storms during our regularly scheduled time, The Beer Mile event date and time have changed! For those already registered, we appreciate your contribution to the Byron Lions Club and hope you can still join us on Saturday! 
Race Day Registration 
Begins at 12:30pm - July 21, 2018
Race starts at 2pm! 
at the Bears Den in Byron!  See you there! 
Join us for the 6th Annual Beer Mile to support a great charity.  We'll have a lot of fun while running or walking one mile!  In turn, we're supporting the Byron Lions and their Accessible Park Project.  This is an amazing project! Come join us for Fitness, Fundraising and Fun! 
Many thanks to our great sponsors in Needs Car Wash, Byron MarketPlace, Bears Den, ServiceMaster of Rochester, Byron MarketPlace Liquor, Somerby Golf Club, TerraLoco and Schotts Distributing.  Their support of this event and the Byron Lions is amazing!  Thanks so much! 

Monday, July 16, 2018

Beer Mile Week!

I'd like to start by saying Many Thanks to all the volunteers and participants at this past weekends Nut House Challenge! We've received a lot of positive feedback, and suggestions to make things even better!  - I've got a bit of a full schedule today, but will get pictures posted as soon as possible!

The fun doesn't end with the Nut House - in fact, it keeps ramping up as we have a full week of Fitness & Fun wrapping with the Beer Mile this Thursday!

Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS for a great group run, or walk if you prefer.  This location offers some great route options, and of course, a wonderful patio with tasty post run beverages!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday Trail Crew is at Eastwood in Rochester. They are teaming with TerraLoco this week with a chance to Demo Soloman and Hoka! Eastwood offers some great loops, so you can try a pair, circle back and try out another! - Prizes and social post run.
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls enjoy the later evening run and especially with the weather we've been having, it sure seems like a great idea!  Join the crew at West Silver Lake Park. Bring your favorite recovery beverage or food.
Wednesday 6pm: Two of our sponsors are teaming for a group run. Active PT is joining TerraLoco for an active warmup and 3 mile run.  It all kicks off from TerraLoco.
Thursday 6pmThe Team R.E.D. Beer Mile! - The Championship Division meets the international rules of Beer  Mile, while the Open Division will be just as you recall, using tap beer! Don't forget the Zero point Zero Spectator Pass! Register now at

Here's a look at area races approaching the remainder of July!

Sunday, July 8, 2018


We can use a whole lot of volunteers for next weeks Nut House Challenge! Check out the slots and please take one, two or more! Volunteer Here!  and Thank You for making Team R.E.D. so awesome!

Here's a look at the week ahead... keep in mind, the updates below are also going on the Team R.E.D. calendar - visit as we'll be sun-setting this blog July 15th.

Monday 6pm: Monday Maniacs are heading to Cowboy Jacks for some miles, followed by smiles! Join the crew, and remember, you can walk or run!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesday's Trail crew heads to Millville to help some recover from Afton, and others prepare for Devil's lake, and provide others a place to go! Meet at the baseball diamond on the south edge of town along cty rd 2.  - Bring a post workout beverage (or we may end up in a bar!)
Tuesday 9pm: The Night Owls are running under the lights of the city! Join the crew at West Silver Lake Park. Bring your favorite recovery beverage or food.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. heads to Brothers Bar & Grill. This get's us great access to the bike paths, and away we go!  Remember, park in back of Brothers, and we'll do the route talk there, saving prime parking for the customers who are actually going in at that time!

Local races this month.. and there are plenty!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Monday Maniacs! - Cowboy Jacks!

Just a quick update to make you aware the Monday Maniacs are running or walking from Cowboy Jacks at 6pm Monday!

The rest of the week will get updated on Sunday.  See you all soon!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Please visit

We are planning to sunset the blog over the next couple of weeks.  You'll be able to find all the information you typically see here, and more.  Without doubt you'll find things in a more orderly fashion, by visiting

Please take some time to click around the website and let us know what is good, and what could use some work.  The latest addition is a new calendar that you can check out in a full monthly view, or a list by day (agenda) -- and you can also search by group, trail or race! - we can add search tags as needed.

Many thanks go to Aspen Payton and Mike Schmitt for their work on that page!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Independence Day (week) Updates!

Make sure you check out the previous post for a list of many July races! - The additional July 4th tem is Off Season Striders, so if you're not racing, there is still group run opportunities.

July 4th 7am:  Off Season Striders will get out and about from Charlies in Hillcrest Plaza.  Always fun to run from Charlies and enjoy a bit of social afterwards!

Save $$$$ - and Race! - Promo Codes

 Check out the following promo codes good through July 7th - it will save you the following! - Register by visiting our NEW TEAM R.E.D. WEBSITE!  - we are updating the calendar to make it more complete, and we think you'll enjoy the navigation when it's complete!

JULY4ALL - $15 Off Totally Nuts at the July 14/15 event at Soldiers Field!
JULY4HALF - $10 Off Half Cracked or Half Marathon at the July 14/15 event at Solders Field!
JULY4ONE - $5 Off the 5K or 10K at the July 14/15 event at Soldiers Field!
JULY4BEER - $5 Off The Team R.E.D. Beer Mile July 19th at the Bears Den in Byron!
JULY4GND - $5 Off Byron Good Neighbor Days 5K July 21st at the Byron Middle School!