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 brock@stateofrun.com 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 byron.teamred@gmail.com 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!


Monday, June 19, 2017

Home Host Thursday!

Thursday 6pm:  The details are available for this Thursday's Home Hosted Team R.E.D!  Thanks to Don and Sharon Gabrielson for hosting us! Their home is located at 2323 Wilshire Lane NE in Rochester.  Join us for a downhill run or walk and come back for a great backyard social.

Our hosts are providing Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Hamburgers, along with Chips and Water... BYOB and an optional dish to share if you wish.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Week....

Looking forward to the stories of the action at Grandmas Marathon and from the Mayors Marathon!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to the Thirsty Belgian located at 2650 South Broadway #600.  Join this great crew for some miles and lots of smiles! - see what I did there?
Tuesday 6:15pm:  Tuesdays Trail crew is celebrating the Almost Summer Solstice at the Lost Creek Trail in Chatfield. Meet at Groen Park and then caravan to the start of the trail - it's a point to point run for fun!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are also Almost Solsticing! They're at the Douglas Trail, trailhead located along Valley High Rd near IBM. Join the crew for an out and back and some laughs along the way!
Wednesday 6pm:  Speedwork at the Track in Byron, located behind the middle school at 601 4th St NW.  I will not be there for the music, but the track is open!  Get out and go fast!
Thursday 6pm:  --  TBD ---

Friday, June 16, 2017

Here comes the fun! - Wait.. it's always fun!

We had a nice crew at the Thursday run and walk in Byron - Nice seeing so many smiling faces and good job picking up trash at the park.  I'm still surprised that we found 4 bags of dog doo, near the trash cans.  Somebody found it important enough to bag the goods, but not important enough put them in the trash can... seems odd to me (maybe there's more to the story).

Here's to wishing everyone the best this weekend, as several of our Teammates are venturing to Alaska to marathon, while others tackle Grandmas Marathon!  Go get 'em! - and enjoy your trips!

For those staying closer to home...

  • Saturday 7am: The marathon and half marathon training runs get started this weekend! - The Marathon route is 8 miles, with an aid station at Silver Lake, half marathoners would skip the loop around the lake. Please bring $1 to help off set the cost of Gatorade / Bananas.  
  • Saturday All Day: Paul Melby Memorial Volleyball Tournament.  They would love to see some engagement from Team R.E.D. whether it be putting together a volleyball team, buying raffle tickets, bidding on silent auction items, donating.. or overall participating!  For more information visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MelbyMemorialVolleyball/
  • Sunday 7am: The Off Season Striders have no off season! - They'll be running Sunday morning from Panera South in Rochester.  Join the fun, and stay for the social!  

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Upcoming Races, Events & Discounts!

Here are several upcoming events... there is plenty more going on too, if you want something specific included, please send me the details.

  • June 17th - Paul Melby Memorial Volleyball Tournament.  They would love to see some engagement from Team R.E.D. whether it be putting together a volleyball team, buying raffle tickets, bidding on silent auction items, donating.. or overall participating!  For more information visit the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MelbyMemorialVolleyball/
  • June 20th - The Solstice Stomp 5K is set for June 20, starting at 7 p.m., from 1887 Second Avenue NW, Byron.  You can register at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=1408
    • The race is only $25 with T-shirts and online sign-up before 06/06, $15 without T-shirt now till day of event! Post race treats, music, timing and age group and overall winner medals!! The race benefits the 2017 youth mission trip from Christ Lutheran Church.
  • June 24th - The Rochesterfest One Mile put on in support of YMCA Camp Olson.   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! 
  • 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 brock@stateofrun.com to let hi know which category you fit and he'll send you a discount code! 
  • 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 byron.teamred@gmail.com 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!






Here comes a new week!

There are several races approaching, with great discounts! I'll dedicate a separate post to that later tonight, but for now, I want to give you a peek at the upcoming week.

I've been seeing a lot of fun pictures on Facebook of the crew cruising around Iowa via Relay Iowa... looks like fun!  I've posted a couple of finisher pics below...


I spy three Team R.E.D. members in this picture with Tina, Kristine and Ron! 
Seven of this team are Team R.E.D. members in Shane, Mike, Claire, Beth, Brian, Brian and Sean!  Way to go with 339 Miles of fun! 

Congrats to everyone taking part in, or volunteering at Trinona this weekend!  The place was hopping!

Byron Track & Field had some fantastic performances at the State Track Meet, including an 800M runner who ran the fastest time of the tournament with a 2:13.35 during prelims.  She finished 2nd place in finals for both the 1600M and 800M... I'd call that a great state meet! Five other strong, point scoring performances came from 3 Pole Vaulters & and 2 Shot Put'ers!  We also had another teammate make it to State in three events!

Here we go looking ahead..

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Wild Bills for a fun evening of running or walking, followed by a great social! Monday's happen to be $5.99 Burger & Fries night too!  -- Note: For some reason, a few people mix up Wild Bills with WildWood or Cowboy Jacks - They are all different... Wild Bills is located at 300 17th Ave NW Rochester.
Tuesday 6:20pm: Tuesday Trail crew are venturing to Winona for the Holzinger at 925 West Lake Blvd. Enjoy a 5 mile loop past the Quarry.  Afters at Lonna's with a fire and fun! - Bring a lawn chair if you can... directions to Lonna's place provided after the run.
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls keep it rolling from the parking lot of the Douglas trailhead located along Valley High Road next to IBM.  This is a great group! - and if you have trouble getting our right after work, this is another great option! Join the fun..
Wednesday 6pm:  Get your speed on at the track in Byron. We'll crank up some music and we'll run a whole bunch of 300's!  We can also discuss other options for the workout, as everyone should gear their speed session to what they want to achieve.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is at the Bears Den in Byron... we'll get the route rolling past the Melby park so we can fulfill our duties as caretakers! - This is our adopted park.  Join us for a run or walk, and come back for the social!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Change for Tonight!

Important Note:  Due to a combination of Volleyball and Bean Bags, the Freight Yard is not able to host Team R.E.D. - we are moving tonight's location to the Bears Den in Byron starting at 6pm.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Rest of the Week

We've got a bunch of Mason Run Limericks that have flown in... super fun to see them all!  - The entry deadline has indeed passed, but if you have one, you can still share it! - The current entries are being judged by Middle School Students, we'll share the winners by the end of the week!


  • Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is hitting the trails of Whitewater. Meet at the Beach Parcking Lot **NOTE** this is a different location from the past, the Beach Parking lot.  Plan for 4-6 miles and bring along some food to grill, and your favorite beverages.
  • Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls will meander down the Douglas Trail and back! - Meet at the parking lot along Valley High and join the fun! - Bring a beverage for the parking lot afters too!
  • Wednesday 6pm:  Let's get our speed on the track in Byron - located behind the Middle School at 601 4th St SW.   Remember, when you're on the track, you are never too far away from anyone in the group! - Push the pace that suits you!
  • Thursday 6pm: Team R.E.D. is finding our way to the Freight Yard in Rochester. This is a nice location to hit some or Rochester trail system for 4-6 miles... and come back forthe social.  Bonus: the service has been very nice at Freight Yard. 
  • Saturday 7am:  Off Season Striders are meeting at 5-West along West Circle Drive in Rochester. Stick around for coffee and/or breakfast after as it's fun! 
  • Sunday 7am:  Off Season Striders are gathering at Charlies at Hillcrest Shopping Plaza. This is also another great place for a bite and social post run! 



Monday, June 5, 2017

Monday at LTS - 6pm!

Real quick update for tonight...

Tonight 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to LTS Brewing Company for a run and social! Join the fun!

The weekend flew by and the races were fun, lots of pictures to share, and updates to make regarding our locations this week, check back for more!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Great Work at the Med City Marathon!

All of the runners seemed to enjoy themselves andwhile they started with a tail wind aiding the runners out of Byron, the Sun exposure took a toll on some.  One thing undisputed, the weather was perfect for a fun post race party with Nite Shift!

Another great piece of event was seeing so many Team R.E.D. members supporting Reggie's daughter Natalie.  Team R.E.D. had plans to circle up with Natlalie at the 2 hour pacer sign.. but we got into the corral a bit late.  It all worked out pretty nicely, as many found each other along the course!   

The Oeltjen family was out in force, as were many of their friends.  Along the course, KAAL TV captured a surprise visit from some of her friends! She the following link for the story....   http://www.KAALtv.com/sports/med-city-marathon-extra-special-for-woman-who-lost-her-father/4498027/

Dave, Jeremy, Natalie, Paul, Sarah, Kristine, Angela, and Oliver rolling down the hill! 

Arrangements for Reggie are as follows... Team R.E.D. has sent flowers.

Visitation:  4-8pm Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville
Funeral:  11am Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville

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We had two new members added to Team R.E.D. during the expo.. and a handful of renewals! - The official renewal process starts during the Beer Mile on July 20th.  - speaking of the Beer Mile - register now and use discount code MEDCITYMARATHON to receive 10% off your registration!  https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12943/beer-mile-5th-annual

Here's a look at your new teammates!  Welcome Jen and Mark!  Jen is also a member of the Chatty Chicks.. and I was able to spot Mark along the Med City course on Saturday... Welcome to both of you!




Here's a look at what's happening this upcoming week.  It includes a Team R.E.D. Hosted race and a Byron Cross Country Hosted race! Remember for all group 'runs' - walkers are always welcome!

Tuesday 6:15pm:  It's a preview of the Mason Run @ Chester Woods!  Meet at the parking lot near the beachhouse. Get some miles in.. and bring along your favorite beverage to stick around for a bonfire and social!  - June 3 is race day... 5K, 10 Mile and 50K are all still open for registration!
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls continue to roll along the Douglas Trail! - Join the fun crew at the trailhead parking lot near IBM.  This group takes it out and back and welcomes newcomers to the scene!
Wednesday 6pm:  It's speed work on the track in Byron.  Join us behind the Middle School at 601 4th St SW in Byron.  Don't be intimidated by the word "speed"... as everyone will have their own pace for the workout.. and everyone will be getting faster!
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. returns to the Bears Den in Byron.  This original home of R.E.D. is always ready to make sure our post walk or run is set for fun! - Join us!
Friday 4-6:30pm:  Packet Pickup for the Mason Run at TerraLoco - you can still register online, and if you use promo code MEDCITYMARATHON you'll receive 10% off! - You can also register at Terraloco and/or 1 hour prior to the race on race day.   https://raceroster.com/events/2017/10771/chester-woods-trail-races

  • Saturday 6am:  50K Mason Run @ Chester Woods! 
  • Saturday 8am:  5K Mason Run @ Chester Woods!
  • Saturday 8:15am:  10 Mile Mason Run @ Chester Woods!
Sunday 8am:  I anticipate an Off Season Striders run... but haven't seen the location yet. We'll update when we know. 
Sunday 1pm:  The Donut Run in support of Byron Cross Country. For every donut you eat along the course, you get a discount off your finish time!  Fun stuff!    Funds raised here help us take a 4 day training trip, and keep it totally affordable to make sure 100% of the athletes can go! - Please consider registering or making at donation at the following link.  https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12931/donut-run





Saturday, May 27, 2017

Med City Marathon weekend!

Join us at the expo today!  Lots of vendors, mascot races, kids race, and a 5k! Stop at the Team R.E.D booth at the mayo civic center!

The schedule for next week will post later tonight.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Very Sad News...

As you know, we have been tracking Reggie's progress across the state of Minnesota in his Border to Border Journey , with his daughter, Natalie as a support crew.

Sadly, I share the post Natalie made on Reggie's Blog today..

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

It is with a very sad heart that I am letting everyone know that my dad passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. We don't know the cause yet but I can say that his runs were going really well and he seemed to be feeling great when he went to bed. If you were reading his blog you already know that he was having a fantastic time!  He was as happy as he could have been.

While this is unexpected and very difficult for us, it probably couldn't have been a better way to pass. Services will be at Zion Luthern in Stewartville likely next Tuesday and Wednesday. I'll let everyone know as plans are solidified.

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Reggie was a wonderful supporter of Team R.E.D., and as mentioned previously, he was a lifetime member. He received that designation as Lifetime member after making a contribution to Team R.E.D. on behalf of Roger Heil, to make Roger a Lifetime member. -  a kind man, thinking of others.

If you have not been following the border to border blog and want to read more about his journey, you can do so at http://b2bat65.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Tracking Reggie & Home Hosting!

Reggie continues his journey from the border of South Dakota to the border of Wisconsin..  during his planning for this trip he navigated the route, and talked to people along the route, to see if they would allow him to park his RV in their yard for a night..   well, last night, I received a message from Wendy's aunt, and she said "Reggie Oeltjen is parked on our farm!" - she discovered the connection when she visited his blog... and you can follow his journey on his blog as well at  http://b2bat65.blogspot.com/    It is further proof that good people find good people!

Pictured here: Natalie (daughter and support crew of Reggie's)... hosts Mike & Aunt Nancy and in the back, Reggie! 
The Summer Home Host Season is upon us! Please see the information provided by Dan Mesenburg, as he so kindly volunteered to coordinate this years home host schedule! Thanks Dan!

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Hello Team R.E.D.!!! It's Home Host Time!
I will be coordinating the home host schedule for this summer. We will be at the Bears Den on the 1st and 3rd Thursday (and a 5th if there is one once in a while). And on all other Thursdays June - Sept we hope to have a home host. 
As a home host you provide something (like burgers, beer, etc.), you tell everyone else to bring something (like whatever you want them too which might include beer), and you set the theme for the evening. Routes of 4 - 6 miles for runners and walkers. And I will be able to answer any questions. It's that easy! I will update this post as names get assigned to the dates:

June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27 - Morgan's
Aug 10
Aug 24
Sept 14
Sept 28
IM me on FB or email me at dan@svmrochester.com if you have a date you want!

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Here we go for another week of fun!

Monday 6pm:  Monday Maniacs are heading to Wildwood Bar & Grill... this is a fun location to hit the trail system and enjoy some great company while out for a Walk or Run! - Don't forget to stay for the social... that's where the really good stuff happens! 
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail crew is on their way to something new! - Forestville State Park is the scene for the fun!  Meet at the park office at 21071 Cty Rd 118. Join the adventure with our teammates of the SE MN Trail Runners! 
Tuesday 9pm:  The Night Owls are heading back to the Douglas Saloon... meet at the parking lot in Douglas along the Douglas Trail.. get your out and back run and hit up the Saloon for the social!  They went here a couple of weeks ago, and reported it as a fun stop! 
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work on the track in Byron!  This is something that scares people a bit, but it doesn't need to.  Everyone does what they can... and we all get a little bit better!  Join us! 
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is getting our steps from Brothers Bar & Grill.  Please be sure to park in the back, and we'll do the route talk there.  We'll get out for 5-6 miles or any distance you you like, and come back for the fun!

What's up this coming weekend?  The Med City Marathon of course!  I'll get out a bunch of details regarding this weekend, and Team R.E.D.'s involvement in the next post.

Team R.E.D. can still use volunteers at our Expo Booth... email Tom at byron.teamred@gmail.com to let him know if you're avalable!


Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Weekend has Arrived!

Here we go...best wishes to those of you we know are out and about on adventures.  Some are in Fargo, while others are at Madeline Island!  - Have fun and run well!

Also.. let's hear it for Reggie Oeltjen as he is running Border to Border at 65 Years Old!  That's South Dakota to Wisconsin! -  For those who don't know Reggie, one thing I can tell you is he is caring and full of life! - He's an amazing volunteer, and here's a little known fact, he's one of two Life-Time Members of Team R.E.D.   ----   Now, over these next weeks, he's giving himself a challenge and sharing it with us... Go Reggie!



 His daughter Natalie is his primary support. If any of us are able to run a leg with him it would be awesome! - he has planned his run to try to get through our region during the Med City Marathon.. that'll be fun!  - If you're available to try to group run with Reggie near the marathon weekend, he'll be nearby... let me know at byron.teamred@gmail.com and I'll make sure our group is connected!

Check out Reggie's Blog and don't be afraid to comment..I'm sure he'll love the support! In this blog he shares a lot about the run, and about the 'why' and 'what's happening out there" ...   http://b2bat65.blogspot.com/  

He has also asked Cindy Morgan to give him less head-wind.. I'm not sure if he's suggesting she's talking too much, but if that's the case, once he's past Austin, it'll be tail wind!  ... kidding Cindy, just kidding! 

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Saturday 7:15am:  The marathon and half marathon training is winding down... as many spring/summer marathons are now  upon us! - Join this weekends run from the Rochester Athletic Club before a short break and prep for the fall season begins!
Sunday 8am:  The Off Season Striders are heading to Charlies Pub and Eatery at Hillcrest.  This is a fun place to gather and puts us in a new territory to explore!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Keep on Movin'!

Just a heads up with some dates you may want to save on your calendar!

Med City Marathon weekend is less than two weeks away!  And we also have two great races that are approaching a deadline for t-shirts.  If you want to race at Chester Woods or participate in the Donut Run, you'll want to register this week as we're placing the order for t-shirts by Friday!

Along with the races below.. don't forget to save Aug 13th as Nite Shift is opening for The Guess Who at Down By The Riverside!   http://content.govdelivery.com/bulletins/gd/MNROCH-1984523

  • Med City Marathon May 27th-29th -  You can register at   http://medcitymarathon.com/    We can use volunteers for the Team R.E.D. booth at the expo on Saturday May 27th.  If interested in volunteering please email Tom at byron.teamred@gmail.com 
  • Mason Run @ Chester Woods June 3rd - T-shirt deadline May 19th.  You can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/10771/chester-woods-trail-races   This is a fun race with options of 5K, 10 Mile and 50K - Live music at the post race party! - We can use volunteers at a water stop, as well as finish line!If interested in volunteering please email Tom at byron.teamred@gmail.com  
  • Donut Run June 4th - T-shirt deadline May 19th.  You can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12931/donut-run  This is a race with fun for the entire family! - The 2.5 Mile course has two donut stations.. for every donut you consume, you deduct time from your finish! - check out the affordable registration rates and get involved! 
  • Go for the Gold July 8th - You can register at https://www.events.runningroom.com/site/?raceId=14287  Proceeds of this fast, fun race go to Brighter Tomorrows and their mission to support families impacted by Childhood Cancer.  
  • Nut House Challenge July 15-16 - You can register at http://tritoneventsraces.com/nuthouse/   Be part of this exciting two day challenge consisting of 5K , 10K and 1/2 Marathon! You can mix and match   your distances, or select your favorite race. There's also a kids challenge!  
  • Beer Mile July 20th - You can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12943/beer-mile-5th-annual  Have a few beers, run 1-mile and help support the Lions with an Accessible Park Project! 
  • Good Neighbor Days Races July 22nd - You can register at https://raceroster.com/events/2017/12942/byron-good-neighbor-days-races    Come race the streets of Byron with the 5K and 2.5K courses. Lots of prizes and fun! 
  • Rochester Eco Tri July 29th - You can register at http://www.rochesterecotri.com/  Be a part of the Rochester Eco Tri and Trail Races on Saturday, July 29th. 5K and 10K trail races.  All proceeds benefit the Camp Victory scholarship fund.



Here's a peek at the week!  For all the group runs/walks you can go whatever distance and pace you like. - For most people, it's typical to go for 45-60 minutes.

Monday 6pm:  The Monday Maniacs are looking for some patio time! Meet at Cowboy Jacks on South Broadway and we'll get out for a walk or run, and back for some fun and sun!
Tuesday 6:15pm:  The Tuesday Trail Crew is heading to the always enjoyable Gamehaven! See the website in here http://rochesteractivesportsclub.wildapricot.org/Resources/Documents/Gamhaven%20Master%20Plan.%20%20blown%20up%20.pdf for info about the park and how to get there. Meet at the main parking lot off 45th St. NE.
Tuesday 9pm: The Tuesday Night Owls are hitting the Douglas Trail. Meet at the trailhead located on Valley High next to IBM.  This is an out and back route... so no matter what your pace you'll never been too far from the others!
Wednesday 6pm:  Speed work at the track in Byron! This is another chance to get faster... we'll discuss the workout while on the track and then get after it..  The track is located behind the Byron Middle School at 601 4th St NW.
Thursday 6pm:  Team R.E.D. is heading to the Bears Den in Byron. The Original home of Team R.E.D. and still a great location for us to loop the town and have a great social.  This week's route will include a trip to our adopted park for a quick sweep of trash before continuing on our way.