Michigan Runner, March / April 2012
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Ev en 20 t C 12 al en d ar March / April 2012 Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Vol. 34, No. 1 Art McCafferty firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Sullivan email@example.com Editor � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Jennie McCafferty firstname.lastname@example.org Editors Emeritus Associate Publisher Ron Marinucci Riley McLincha Charles D. McEwen Gary Morgan Jim Neff Rachael Steil Tamara Steil Nick Stanko Anthony Targan Cregg Weinmann Amanda Weaver Jamie Fallon John Brabbs Judith Cutler Pat Davies Peter Draugalis Bill Fuchs Jeff Gaft Don Kern Larry Maas Dave McCauley Gary Morgan Greg Sadler Victah Sailer Cheryl Clark Photo / Video Composer Novi Meadows Elementary School teacher Tom Michalski encourages success in math and running. Page 58. Senior Photographer Dave Foley Mike Duff 2012 Event Calendar March - December 2012 p. 25 - 56 Carter Sherline Columnists Paul Aufdemberge Desiree Davila Ian Forsyth Tom Henderson Scott Hubbard Herb Lindsay Laurel Park Robin Sarris Hallop Tracey Cohen Cynthia Cook Heather Dyc Larry Eder Michael Heberling Jeff Hollobaugh Dean Johnson Bill Kahn William Kalmar Dr. Edward H. 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Subscription rates: Continental U.S. $17.00 per year: Payable in U.S. funds. Single issue $3.00, back issues $5.00. Change of address: Send your magazine label and your new address to Michigan Runner, 4007 Carpenter Rd., #366, Ypsilanti, MI 48197. Ann Arbor Turkey Trot Draws Record Crowd By Tracey Cohen It's Burns vs Burnand at Fifth Third Bank New Year's Eve Run/Walk By C. D. McEwen Holiday Hustle Turns into `All That Jazz' as Jazwinski Romps By C. D. McEwen Poho Hot Cocoa Run/Walk Lures Hundreds By Tracey Cohen p. 61 p. 70 p. 72 p. 73 Cover: Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan, and Kara Goucher. U.S. Olympic Team Trials Marathon, Houston, Texas, January 14, 2012 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net 4 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv FR AT RNAL ORDER UNITED IRISHMEN FRATER AL OR ER OF UNITED IIRISHMEN ED MEN FRATERNAL RDE TE ITE SHM N 2O 2 2O12 2O112 O1 O12 Editor's Notes S-Words By Scott Sullivan � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios A esop was wrong. SlowBut-Steady wins only when Fast doesn't finish. Picture me running my usual SlowB-S against Usain Bolt for 100 meters, or longer against Frank Shorter. Picture me suing Aesop. "I told you it was a fable," he'd declare. birds, turtles, fish and two chimpanzees from the same family: Sandy, age 2-1/2, d. Feb. 19, 1968; and Twiggy, 9 months, d. May 18, 1968. I'm no research scholar but I can Google. Sleepy Hollow services range from $559.05 to $607.92 depending on size of pet, and include the burial site, casket; opening, closing and perpetual care of interment site, plus an 8x16inch granite marker. But Fluffy loved you with all her heart. How can you stop there? For $240 you can etch a photo of your late iguana on a 12x12-inch granite or marble tile with easel. Some grave sites are even more elaborate, with torches since snuffed and slabs etched with reminiscences of happy times, too fleeting. Flannery bikes and I jog home solemnly, she from respect for all living things and me from knowing I'm over the hill and will soon be under it. Slowly but steadily, it dawns that my harebrained ideas about reliving old triumphs run into fact I had none. What is there to come back to? To succeed you need speed, strength and savvy. Sloth-like, stupid and stopping at Sleepy Hollow to speculate about Sandy, a chimp dead for 33 years, won't cut it. Slow, swift, steady ... whatever superlatives they're selling are just a plot to land you inside one. Sooner or later, even the tortoise and hare are finished. Who decides where the line is at? - MR - When I was young and fit, I ran road races. What you need to succeed doing these are swords that are not "slow," such as speed, strength, smarts and stamina. I lacked speed for sprints and stamina for marathons, so I ran middle distances to maximize both shortcomings. I'm unbeaten against Bolt and Shorter because they dodged me by running in the Olympics, not events I entered. They've lost their chance for revenge now that I'm retired from the racing circuit. People beg me to race again so they have at least someone to beat, but no -- I'm old, broken down and lack time to train with two jobs and a kid to care for. Instead she bikes while I jog, and just when it seems I am building steam -- getting fit again -- we stop to explore Sleepy Hollow Pet Cemetery. People bury not only dogs and cats here, but Letter to the Editor Mr Henderson should stick to writing tragic dog stories and leave his whining running writeups to true runners. True runners dont complain about the course directions or volunteers and blame others for getting lost, they run. True runners wouldn't care if the Turkey Trot times were slow. The T.C.Trot is supposed to be a GOOD TIME, not an Olympic qualifier. Apparently Mr H forgot how to have a good time. Mr H doesn't get a lot: like its EASY to get lost at the Commons. Everybody does; it's part of the thrill of being there. Don't worry. Check out the cool views, you'll be at the finish line soon enough. Jeez, for someone who says organizers shouldn't sweat the details, Mr. H sure spends a lot of time on the specifics of HIS wrong turns. Of course Mr Henderson had to use the column to advertise his book, which is lame (no pun intended) and a ploy of poor writers and/or egomaniacs. Maybe he should spend some time volunteering on the mechanics of his next race and stop complaining about it. Probably not an option, as he must be training a lot to be one of the "hardly anyone" who "runs fast anymore". I hope you get this, Mr Henderson: joy. Its available at your next event, put on by hard working volunteers. John Ingwersen, via email michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2011 7 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, Houston Thrill and Agony for State Runners at U.S. Trials HOUSTON (1/14/12) -- Michigan runners tasted the thrill of victory and agony of defeat at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, making and just missing teams that will go to the 2012 London Games. Michigan Runner columnist Desiree Davila, who runs for the Hansons-Brooks Distance Project of Rochester Hills, paced the fastest-ever U.S. Women's Trials en route to a second-place finish and status as an Olympian. Rockford native Dathan Ritzenhein -- who now trains in Portland, Ore., and ran in both 2004 and 2008 Olympics - fell just eight seconds shy of securing another berth. Overall, Shalane Flanagan set a Women's Trials record of 2:25:38 in only her second marathon, while Meb Keflezighi earned his third Olympic berth by winning the Trials in a personal-best time of 2:09:08. Flanagan led a Trials-record five women under 2:30, while Keflezighi led four men, including Ritzenhein, under 2:10 for the first time in Trials history. Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Men Keflezighi's performance came only 69 days after his last marathon, where he also ran a then personal-best time of 2:09:13 to place sixth at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. The 2009 ING New York City Marathon winner and 2004 Olympic silver medalist became the first man to win both the U.S. Olympic Trials and New York Marathon in his career. At nearly 37 years old, he is the oldest male Trials champion. Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Desi Davila (2:25:55) leads Shalane Flanagan enroute to the Olympic team. Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Dathan Ritzenhein ran a PB 2:09:55, but took fourth, Olympic team alternate. Abdi Abdirahman turned heads in the lead pack. Entering the Trials with the 14th-fastest qualifying time, he hadn't run under 2:14 since setting his personal best of 2:08:56 in 2006. Soldiering through a year and a half of injury, Abdirahman finished third in 2:09:47 to clock Dot McMahan 9th - 2:32:16 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Katie McGregor 11th - 2:34:01 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Mike Morgan 17th - 2:14:22 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Defending men's Trials winner Ryan Hall led much of the race en route to securing his second Olympic berth. Hall set a torrid pace early, with a projected finish of 2:06 that held up through the half-marathon mark. Wind and leg fatigue slowed Hall's pace, as he shook his arms out regularly, but it wasn't enough to keep him from making the U.S. team again as finished second in 2:09:30. Drew Polley 21st - 2:14:58 Michigan Runner TV http://michiganrunner.tv/2012marathontrials/ � � � � Gary Morgan & Larry Eder recap the races Press Conference with Desi Davila Dathan Ritzenhein interview Brian Sell interview and more 8 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv his fastest marathon since 2006 and make his fourth Olympic Team at age 34. Ritzenhein, the top American marathoner at the 2008 Olympics, knelt at the finish with his head in his hands as he was fourth in 2:09:55. The two-time national high school cross country champion while at Rockford had fallen off from Keflezighi, Hall and Abdirahman at approximately the 18-mile mark, and at one point lost sight of the leaders, but he rallied to finish only eight seconds behind Abdirahman. Brett Gotcher led the chase pack through much of the race and held his position as other men fell off the back of the pack to place fifth in 2:11:06. Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Women Flanagan bettered the women's record by 2 minutes, 47 seconds in her Olympic Trials marathon debut -- just the second marathon of her career. She was in the lead pack throughout the race, but did not step forward as the clear leader until the 21st mile once the lead group of three was clearly set. Flanagan exchanged the lead with Davila several times before surging ahead at mile 24. Her winning time was a personal best by nearly 3 minutes. Davila led portions of the race from five miles on before dueling with Flanagan in miles 22 through 24. She held on to finish in 2:25:55, 18 seconds back. Kara Goucher, the 2007 World Championships bronze medalist at 10,000 meters, claimed her first spot on the Olympic Marathon squad by finishing third in 2:26:06 After not competing in 2010 due to maternity, it was her second marathon in nine months. Melissa JohnsonWhite 13th - 2:34:33 Katherine Newberry 18th - 2:36:21 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Jason Hartmann 32nd - 2:16:44 Paul Hefferon 33rd - 2:16:46 Photo by John Brabbs / runmichigan.com Photo by John Brabbs / runmichigan.com Quotes "I was telling (Keflezighi and Abdirahim) after the race, I watched you guys making the 10K (Olympic) Team when I was in high school!" Hall exclaimed. "They make me feel very young, and I'm 29. You realize what an honor it is to be on this team and what it takes to get here. The potential we have to go win medals is great. He (Meb) is going to be a great leader for us. The pace car was getting me riled up when I saw 2:06 up there for projected finish, and it got down to 2:05 once. It got increasingly windy and the concrete was kind of brutal on the quads." "It has been a long journey for me," said Abdirahim. "The last year and a half I struggled with injury. I'm also honored to be sitting here with these two great guys. I've been friends with Meb close to 20 years probably. Ryan took it out at 63 high (half marathon) pace and I felt good. Meb and I said let's work Michele Suszek 43rd - 2:40:33 Adrian Chouinard 67th - 2:44:06 Photo by John Brabbs / runmichigan.com Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Stephan Shay 34th - 2:16:48 Robert Scribner 42nd - 2:18:18 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Jackie Rzepecki 74th - 2:44:36 Erin Richard 77th - 2:44:53 | Sage Canaday 43rd - 2:18:24 Jeremy Criscione 59th - 2:20:57 9 michiganrunner.net Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 together and make this team. Meb felt a little better these last two miles. This is going to be my fourth Olympics." "It was a huge day," said Flanagan. "I think one that all of us will remember. The last mile was a cross between savoring the moment and just being really grateful that I was almost done. I knew Desi was charging hard and I told myself I had to have one last gear if she came up on me. I tried to view it as a track race for the last mile. I didn't really enjoy that last mile. It felt really long. I'm just grateful to be on the same team with these women." "Going into the last mile," said Davila, "it was kind of this internal conflict where I really wanted to make a push and see what I had left. At the same time I knew Kara was right behind me, and Amy (fourth-place finisher Hastings) had made huge surges throughout the race. I couldn't assume she had been dropped. My calves were just cramping up and ultimately I was like, finish it off and get the job done. I didn't have enough confidence in being able to catch Shalane and I didn't want to lose the spot I had." "I never really imagined myself winning this race," said Goucher, "based on my short period of training. I definitely ran outside of my fitness for a few miles trying to get away from Amy. The last miles I was just hanging in there basically. I was really happy with the slow start." More information is available at http://Houston2012Media.com, including athlete quotes, Team USA press conference audio and fast facts about the races. - MR - Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Lavenna Mullenbach 96th - 2:46:49 Serena Kessler 103rd - 2:47:44 Michael Wardian 62nd - 2:21:50 Clint Verran 67th - 2:22:03 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Sharon Dickie Thompson 107th - 2:48:15 Erin O'Mara 132nd - 2:53:16 Matt Fecht 76th - 2:24:32 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Ryan Sheehan 78th - 2:25:37 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Amy Hauswirth 142nd- 2:58:26 Molly Pritz DNF - Dropped after mile 12 Chad Johnson 83rd - 2:36:48 Tim Young DNF - dropped after mile 10 Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net Nick Stanko DNF - dropped after mile 23 Luke Humphrey DNF dropped after mile 10 10 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard "I have mixed feelings about my Olympic Trials race," White continued. "I don't believe that I have run my best marathon yet. My training has become better and better these last few years and I don't think my racing has caught up with my training yet. "One of the things that has always kept me going is never being satisfied with what I've achieved. I still have goals in the marathon that I'll be working hard to achieve," she said. Davila, McMahan and White repeated their top-15 placements from the 2008 Olympic Trials where Dot was eighth, Desi 13th and Melissa 14th. All three were faster in 2012 with Davila running a sparkling 2:25:55, McMahan 2:32:16 and White 2:34:33. tended his Irish wake Jan. 21. This was a man who lived a full life. Des was 69. D EAR DIARY. In the July/August 2005 issue of Michigan Runner, I revisited notes from a single day, May 15, from my training logs dating back each year to 1981. I got the idea from looking through friend Pete Buehler's training logs after he'd completed his 100,000th career mile on April 17, 2005. This time I'd like to visit a summer day and share what happened. I've picked Aug. 2 because it's my brother Don's birthday. There are plenty of ways to document your workouts today, but I'm still old school and use calendar books, usually from the Sierra Club, to chronicle my runs and rides. Except for one, all of the logs start the training week on Monday. One thing missing from the entries is my weight: I was about 145 pounds in `81, got up to 165 years later and am about 155 now (at 5'11"). Also, I had brown hair and a mustache in the day; now I'm clean shaven with silver gray hair. The entries for Aug. 2 and brief commentaries: 1981 - 2 hours, 7 minutes running, hot and humid. On Aug 4. ran the Ann Arbor Track Club Fun Run. Remember those? 1982 - 78 minutes with Bob Dyer and Greg Henry, hot and humid. 87 miles for the week. 1983 - 67 minutes, legs tired. A bad fall put me on the injured list from late August `82 until July '83. 1984 - No log. Dang, Olympic year too! 1985 - 24 minutes. Had just gotten over a bout with gout. Got the Wayne State University men's cross country coaching job Aug. 9 and was there until `87. 1986 - 1 hour, 40 minutes, just under 7 minutes a mile. Was dealing with a sore heel ache that lingered three months. Son Jeff was born on Sept. 13! 1987 - 73 minutes, hot and humid. In midst of another three months with a sore heel. 1988 - 60 minutes, early morning with Running Fit co-owner Steve Angerman. Already 80 degrees and humid at 6:30 a.m. 1989 - 57 minutes, 83 degrees. Hosted a midsummer streak (consecutive days of running) run/party Aug 9. The streak would end in `91 Scott Hubbard Trivia: What's the oldest continuously held race in the United States? A MERICAN EAGLES. There's little in our sport that pulls together all the compelling elements of competition like the men's and women's Olympic Trials Marathons. The large gathering of "eagles," the hype, anticipation, forecasting, Big Things on The Line and a race with no script make for a provocative atmosphere. I've been to four OTM's; the first three women's events in 1984, `88 and `92, and the '88 men's trials in New Jersey. All were intense, rousing sports drama with every participant a special story and race experience. The Jan. 14 Olympic Trials Marathons in Houston were no different; blessed with good racing weather, years of training were put to the test on the concrete byways and knockhead races played out. By a few measures, the women's race produced one of the fastest, deepest lists of results in marathon history. Three of my Facebook friends, all members of the Hansons Brooks Distance Project team, finished in the top 15 with race (people's choice) favorite Desiree Davila rising to the challenge and placing second, making the United States Olympic team! Dot McMahan finished a very solid ninth, saying it was the first time she's raced a marathon start to finish, and Melissa White was an equally strong 13th. White said, "For one weekend every four years you're surrounded by the very best runners in the U.S. It's a race every runner dreams of running and a goal I have thought about since I started running in college. Erin O'Mara (thon), another Facebook friend, capped a relatively rapid ascent to join the very best in American marathoning with a time of 2:53:16, good for 132nd. Fellow Eastern Michigan University grad, Facebook friend and veteran Hansons team member Clint Verran finished his fourth (!) Olympic Trials Marathon in 2:22, good for 67th. Linda Somers-Smith of California, a 1996 U.S. marathon Olympian, raced to an exceptional 2:37:36, good for 28th place. That's sixminute miles for the 50-year-old, a new American age group record! S AY IT AIN'T SO. My former Ann Arbor Huron teammate Karl Tsigdinos was first to share the unhappy news that our high school coach, Des Ryan, passed away Jan. 8. I was on Des' first team in fall 1967 and we won a state cross country team championship in `69, the school's third year. He was a native of Dublin, Ireland, and came to run for the University of Michigan in the early `60s. Des won a Big 10 championship in the indoor mile in `64. He taught social studies for 10 years before moving to the English department, where he taught radio/TV production. In '87 he was appointed drama sponsor and he retired in `97 after 32 years. In 2003, the affable Irishman was inducted into the Huron Hall of Fame. My life was forever altered in a wonderful way when Des called me after his first day at Huron and my first in 10th grade. I showed up the next day in gym shoes, shorts and a t-shirt and he explained what cross country was all about. I was quickly won over by his enthusiasm for running; his passion and feel for the sport were a perfect fit for an eager bunch of adolescents. He positively influenced many others in his time, as was evidenced by all those who at| michiganrunner.tv 12 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 at just over 2,000 days. 1990 - 61 minutes, early morning with Steve Angerman and Terry Reilly. 1991 - 60 minutes, early morning with Steve and Vic Sellinger. 54-mile week. 1992 - 57 minutes with Michelle Dvorak in the For Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum in Burton. The park is 383 acres with miles of trails and mowed paths. 1993 - 83 minutes with eight "bursts" up to 1:30 each, just to shake things up. 1994 - 74 minutes through Barton Hills. My last run while an Ann Arbor resident. Appropriately, it was through the rolling, bucolic BH neighborhood. 1995 - Nothing. Hurt foot on Jan. 1, an ache that would go undiagnosed for years. Arthritis. 1996 - 65 minutes on the Holly Recreation Area trail. Deer flies were awful! 1997 - Nothing. Hurt my left foot in mid-May, resumed in September (arthritis). 1998 - 53 minutes, early morning. I'd miss 82 days for the year and never broke a 9-minute mile. 1999 - 48 minutes, last mile in 9:15. Measured the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit-Windsor Tunnel part of the Free Press Marathon course on Aug. 7. Would fall while running and chip a bone in my ankle in April. 2000 - Nothing. Arthritic foot went very bad on Jan. 1 and I wouldn't run again all year. Began doing more cycling and went 5:30 in my first 100-mile bike tour. 2001 - 40 miles at 17.7 mph on bike. First four months running, next four cycling and final four running. 2002 - No log. Where oh where it went, no idea. 2003 - 52 miles cycling at 20 mph with the Wolverine Sports Club. 5,175 cycling miles for year, 415 miles running. 2004 - 36 minutes, run in morning drizzle. 31 miles at 18 mph on bike in afternoon. 5,092 cycle miles, 1,127 miles running for year. 2005 - 27.5 miles at 17.5 on bike. Brother Don turns 50. I've written about Don in this space; in his day, he could run! Went 101 miles at 25 mph in a July 31 race -- most satisfying athletic experience in over 20 years! 2006 - 27 miles on bike, soft pedal. Four days earlier had to abort race (same as 2005), one of the most frustrating experiences of my life, due to a sore calf. Dang. 2007 - 31.5 miles at 17.3 mph. 8,453 miles on bike, 243 run miles for year. Complete fourth year without missing a day of running or cycling. 2008 - 41 miles at 18 mph. 2009 - 40.5 miles at 17.5 mph. Running and cycling streak ends at 2,172 days when knee develops gout in mid-December. 2010 - 65.5 miles at 19.2 mph with local group. On Aug. 6 I see a guy out for his morning Segway ride near the village of Burt Lake. 2011 - 38 miles at 22.5 mph with the fellas in Lennon. I missed all of June due to a race crash in late May. Broke my collar bone, hel- met and seat. On Aug. 4 I saw my first elk a couple miles east of Vanderbilt. Didn't run a single mile all year. As you can see, over the past 10 years my running has dwindled to nothing while the cycling miles have been over 51,000 since my May 2005 piece. I bought a new bike in `04 and the only original thing left on it is the frame. Parts wear out, like running shoes, only more expensive to replace. Answer: The Delaware YMCA Turkey Trot 8K in Buffalo, N.Y., is the oldest -- held since 1896. - MR - michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2011 13 Beyond the Chip Retired Coach Lundberg Leaves Legacy that Endures By Paul Aufdemberge W hat makes a good coach? Any great coach needs to have a passion for the sport. In running, a coach hasto be part teacher, part physiologist and part psychologist. My coach from my college days, Bill Lundberg, embodies these things, and as his athletes and former athletes will tell you, is a friend and mentor as well as a coach. The close of 2011 marked the end of an era in Hillsdale College track and cross country, as coach Lundberg retired after 27 years at the helm. He had guided the men of Hillsdale since February of 1985, and also headed a combined men's and women's program for several years. I was fortunate to be a member of Bill's first team at Hillsdale. At the time he arrived, I was a sophomore just starting to improve after freshman-year injuries, and soon thrived under the 30-year-old Lundberg's program. Though I had gotten along well with Bill's predecessor, Joe Rogers, and was disappointed to see him go, Lundberg quickly quelled any doubts. Bill had a charisma about him, and instant credibility as a result of his own distance-running exploits. Lundberg had run at Jackson Community College and Kansas University, and was a twotime Olympic Trials competitor in the 3000meter steeplechase. A serious Achilles tendon injury suffered in the '80 Trials had been a temporary setback, but the Hillsdale team would find Bill could hold his own in workouts if he decided to jump in and run with us. Bill coached at Jackson and Eastern Michigan before taking over the Charger program in '85. We would win the Great Lakes conference cross country title in '86 and finish fourth in the NAIA that year (Hillsdale now competes at the NCAA Division II level). I recall that Bill's caring attitude toward his team came across more than anything else. He truly wanted to see us fulfill our potential, academically and athletically. He made the sport fun, and sparked an interest that for me, continued long after graduation. Bill's Christian faith also guided his actions and made him a strong example for us to follow. I have continued to run and race for over 25 years, and have had the privilege of returning to Hillsdale to run at the Gina Relays, which each April draws teams from all over to compete at one of the Midwest's premier track meets. This year won't be quite the same. 14 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Bill Lundberg makes announcements at the 2010 Hillsdale College "Gina" Relays. I have finally passed the point of being able to compete; no matter, I have raced for far more years than anyone would have a right to expect. But I thought and hoped that Bill would be presiding over things for quite a few more years. Still, Lundberg looks forward to new challenges as he continues his teaching duties at Hillsdale this spring. This past October a good number of Bill's former athletes were on campus Homecoming weekend to honor their coach. All had stories and memories of how Bill had positively affected their lives. Allow me to say one more time, "Thank you, Coach." - MR- Johncock has Two U.S. Records Ratified By Scott Sullivan More Than I Need to Know By Dave Foley T N ot everyone learns they have had two national distance running records ratified for Christmas. But not everyone is Jerry Johncock. Johncock, 83, of Shelbyville heard in late December that USA Track & Field had formally sanctioned the 3:59:05 marathon he ran at Twin Cities in Minneapolis on Oct. 28, 2008 and the 5:54:59 he ran at the Freedom Park 50K in Morganton, N.C., on New Year's Eve 2010 as men's age 80-andover records. here is no such thing as knowing all there is to know anymore. Whether you are looking to buy a pair of running shoes, select the best marathon training program or treat an injured hamstring muscle, you are confronted with a multitude of choices and no real way of knowing what is the best for you. Is everyone as confused as I am? Or is it just those of us who remember a time when there were a lot fewer options and you could actually explore all the alternatives, then come away satisfied that you were making the right decision. Now there's an answer for every question, but not just one answer. Rather, you get a whole bunch of solutions to every problem. Take injuries for instance. Let's say you've got pain in your shins. Almost every year national magazines such as Runner's World and Running Times will offer at least one cure; so will Michigan Runner, Running Research News, every sports medicine magazine and comprehensive running book on the market. A person who keeps a few years of back issues and owns some running books could quickly locate a bunch of helpful suggestions for the care and treatment of shin pain. If not yet satiated with advice on shin pain, boot up the computer, go online and ask Google to help you out. When I did this, the search engine chugged back with 205 articles with references to shin pain. It's enough to make your head hurt as well as your shins. You can't just try a couple remedies and then, if your shins still hurt, conclude that you gave it your best shot. No, compulsive people like me used to feel like we had to bring closure on an issue. We'd feel guilty if we didn't pull up all 205 references to shin pain and examine them all. And of course before we logged onto the Internet, we'd scrutinized every bit of info available in books and magazines at home. The plethora of running material cranked out in the 1980s, which is now compounded by an unending supply of information hanging out there in cyberspace, has forced me to stop pushing ever onward in my search for the ultimate best solution. Instead, now I grab several handy opinions on an issue and hope at least one will give me some satisfaction. When it comes to running, nothing is left to chance. It used to be that the only running accessory you had was your watch. It would tell you how long you ran, hold some racing splits, and if you glanced at it as you reached marked miles, you could calculate your pace. Now you can strap on devices that measure blood pressure, give heart rates, tell if you're in your heart-rate target zone and show how many calories you've burned. In addition, you can now record tons of data about your run which can be downloaded into a computer. Upon returning home, you can grab a hand-held body-fat monitor and get a reading. By the time you've finished reading the dials, clicking off the buzzers and noting the flashing lights, you've pretty well extinguished the aesthetic contentment that comes from running. There is a place for gadgets and few can succeed without following some semblance of a training program, however running in itself is a simple act. And its very simplicity is often what led us to become runners in the first place. Perhaps it is time to reexamine what we want from running. We may discover that we need to put aside some of the available information, stop recording some data, forget to look at our training program, and just go out and run, letting how we feel dictate how we run. Michigan Runner editor emeritus Dave Foley runs and writes in Cadillac. - MR - Photo by Scott Sullivan Jerry Johncock The old standards were a 4:13:05 marathon run by Lloyd Young at Twin Cities in 2003 and a 6:59:26 50K run by Carlton Mendell in Portland, Me., in 2001, USATF official Andy Carr said. "I'm tickled," said Johncock. "Now I just have to get my 30K record ratified." The retired TV repairman ran the Aug. 30, 2008, Milford Labor Day 30K in 2:45:26, almost 20 minutes faster than the existing record, but has only one of three backup times needed to verify that effort. "I am working with the race director to get those times," Johncock said. He is no newcomer to age-group success. The USATF has named Johncock its Men's 80-84 Runner of the Year every year since 2008, when he turned 80.. He was men's 75-79 Runner of the Year in 2003 and 2005 and 70-74 Runner of the Year in 1999 and 2000. "I'm gearing up now for when I turn 85," Johncock told us. "I can get two or three records in a day doing ultras: say 30K and 50K split times in a 100K race and so on. "I may try for a most-miles-in-24 hours record too -- if my old bones hold up," he said. "There are no indoor tracks near where I live," Johncock added. "But I'm fortunate. When it's snowy, I have a friend who lets me run in his greenhouse. "It's just me in there with the heat and the plants," he said. - MR - 16 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Annual Event Calendar 2012 Thu, 3/1/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sat, 3/3/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Black Mountain Nordic 30K Classic Milan Spring Jail Break 5K Pot of Gold 5K Run/Walk Reese Winter Road Race Series Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Robinette Orchard Fun Run Toge' Go Boge' 5K 5KR/W 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR 8MR, 4MR 5KR/W Royal Oak 30K XC Ski, 10K XC Ski tour Cheboygan Milan Lexington Reese Harrison Twp Grand Rapids Ovid (248) 616-9665 (888) 854-9700 (734) 439-1501 (810) 359-3379 (989) 529-7904 (248) 627-6619 (616) 791-0558/grandrapidsrunningclub.org runningfoundation.com Bloomington, IN Kenosha, WI 10MR, 5MR 5KR, Weight Lifting 15K/5K freestyle XC ski 70 or 45 floors Mt. Pleasant Columbus, OH Harbor Springs Detroit (989) 772-0323 (740) 587-0376 (231) 526-3029 (248) 784-2018 edzone.net/~mphsstr/ arnoldsportsfestival.com hansons-running.com nordicskiracer.com signmeup.com lexingtonmichigan.org www.barc-mi.com USA Indoor Combined Events Championships- Day 1 USA Masters Indoor Heptatlon - Day 1 Winter Series 5K Arnold 5K Pump and Run Boyne Highlands 15K Freestyle Fight for Air Climb Detroit nordicskiracer.com ClimbDetroit.org greatlakesendurance.com Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Sun, 3/4/12 Fri, 3/9/12 Fri, 3/9/12 Fri, 3/9/12 Fri, 3/9/12 Fri, 3/9/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Keyes Peak Snowshoe Race Rochester Hills Indoor Triathlon Spring Thaw 5K USA 50 km Championships 10K & 5K snowshoe Florence, WI (715) 701-0360 (586) 532-1300 (877) 945-3786 tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Rochester Hills 5KR, kids runs 50KR Windsor, ON Lloyd Harbor, NY Bloomington, IN Kenosha, WI Ypsilanti Istanbul, Turkey 2.1K, 1K, 1/2K XC ski kids Houghton Nampa, ID Mankato, MN Grinnell, IA Holland Calumet Brooklyn indoortri.com runningfactory.com usatf.org USA Indoor Combined Events Championships - Day 2 USA Masters Indoor Heptatlon - Day 2 USATF Michigan Open/ Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 1 Junior Bear Chase NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1 Black River Public School Rat Race 5K Great Bear Chase Hospice Holiday 5K 5KR/W, kids run 50K, 26K, 14K XC Ski 5KR/W, kids run (313) 934-0126 michigan.usatf.org iaaf.org (906) 482-1308 (800) 982-4647 www.bearchase.org ncaasports.com ncaasports.com (507) 646-3749 (616) 355-0055 (906) 337-4520 (517) 592-3030 ncaasports.com blackriverpublicschool.org www.bearchase.org sacredtouchbrooklyn.com 26 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv full page template_Full page 12/6/11 4:15 PM Page 1 i i Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 2 Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2 Istanbul, Turkey tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Shelby Canton Twp. (586) 532-1300 Nampa, ID Mankato, MN Grinnell, IA (507) 646-3749 (800) 982-4647 iaaf.org indoortri.com ncaasports.com ncaasports.com ncaasports.com gaultracemanagement.com Sat, 3/10/12 Sat, 3/10/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Shillelagh Four Mile 4 MR/W, kids run Flushing Normal, IL Ann Arbor Istanbul, Turkey (810) 487-0954 USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Epic Triathlon Clinic Series, #2 IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 3 triathlon clinic usatf.org (734) 678-5045 epicraces.com iaaf.org Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Thu, 3/15/12 Fri, 3/16/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5KR/W, kids' run St. Patrick's Parade Corktown Race 5KR/W Team Playmakers Triathlon Training Group Kickoff USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 St. Patty's Pacer 5K 5KR/W USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Clare Irish Festival Run/Walk Fifth Third Bank Leapin' Leprechaun 5K 10KR, 5KR, 2MW 5KR/W Ann Arbor Detroit Okemos Normal, IL Holland Bloomington Clare Traverse City (734) 969-9027 (248) 354-1177 (517) 349-3803 runshamrocks.com corktownrace.com playmakers.com usatf.org (616) 392-2282 (703) 481-3530 (989) 205-4133 (231) -947-4230 gazellesports.com usatf.org irish.claremichigan.com cherryfestival.org Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Fitness Expo MSU Tower Guard Shamrock 5K Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Run for the Gold Running with the Leprechauns Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5k St. Patrick's Day Blue Lake Fire Dep't 5K Expo 5KR/W 4MR prediction 5KR/W, kids run 5KR 5KR 5KR/W Bay City East Lansing Harrison Twp Pinckney Alpena Blue Lake Twp. (989) 274-9495 (810) 569-3126 (248) 627-6619 (248) 627 5108 (989) 414-0912 www.active.com runningfoundation.com goracego.com East Grand Rapids (616) 391-4544 (231) 894-9693 spectrumhealth.org bluelakefire.org Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12 Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Races St. Patrick's Day Pot O' Gold Shuffle The Shamrock The Yeti Run Down YMCA Leprechaun Loop Churchill's Half Marathon IronMAC Indoor Triathlon kids runs 4 MR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR/W 10KR, 5KFR, 2KW 13.1 MR, 5KR Tri: 20 minutes each S/B/R Bay City Flint Kalamazoo Parma Bloomington Port Huron Monclova, OH East Lansing Okemos (989) 415-5593 (810) 233-8851 (269) 381-4600 (517) 841-8200 (703) 481-3530 (810) 987-6400 (419) 360-3709 (517) 364-8888 (517) 349.3803 barc-mi.com potofgoldrun.com runtheshamrock.com runningoundation.com usatf.org bluewaterymca.com toledoroadrunners.org ironmactriathlon.com playmakers.com USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 Playmakers / Asics Track & Field Spike Night expo Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 ShamRock `n' Roll Run � Presented by St. Mary Mercy Hospital, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR, Plymouth (248) 345-6168 shamrocknrollrun.com Spike Day Utica (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 Sun, 3/18/12 Tue, 3/20/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 St. Patrick's Day Races Tri Expo Try It All (Indoor Triathlon / Duathlon) 8KR, 5KR/W expo & clinic Tri: S/B/R - 10, 15, 20 min Bay City Ann Arbor Farmington Hills Bloomington Northville Utica Homer (989) 415-5593 (734) 929-9027 (248) 489-8619 (703) 481-3530 barc-mi.com runningfit.com swimfasttrifast.com usatf.org swimfasttrifast.com USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Triathlon 101 Clinic Bill Roney Memorial 5K Bring In Spring Tri clinic 5KR, 1M kids run 5KR/W (586) 323-9683 (517) 206-1459 hansons-running.com 28 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sat, 3/24/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Sun, 3/25/12 Tue, 3/27/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sat, 3/31/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Sun, 4/1/12 Tue, 4/3/12 Wed, 4/4/12 Thu, 4/5/12 Thu, 4/5/12 Fri, 4/6/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Dances with Dirt - Green Swamp 50MR, 50KR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, relay Dade City, FL (734) 929-9027 Eagle 10K and 5K Flushing Township 1/2 Marathon & 5k Hemlock Bash Kal-Haven Trail Run Kent City Ridge Run Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Mud-Dogs Half Marathon / 10K No Frills, All Thrills, Trail Run Passion for Life 5K and 5 Mile Pathfinders Find Your Way 5K Ronald McDonald Run for the House Running for Hope To: Africa from: U.S. 5K Run/Walk YMCA Indoor Triathlon Ambulance Chase 5K Run/Walk Around the Bay 30K Get Chitt Done 5K Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Tortoise and Hare Marathon Training Run Fallasburg Park Trail 5 Mile Fun Run April Fools' Run / Walk 5K Irondog 5K Run/Walk Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Riverside Trail Run Trailbreaker Marathon Walker Pump & Run April Fools Day Twinkie Run ASME/SWE 5K Charity Run Hoofin' It for Horses 5K Shelby Township Indoor Triathlon Miracle Run Mountain Man Trail Run and Hike Run to Remember 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W Lansing Belmont Greenville 10KR, 5KR 13.1 MR, 5KR/W 4MR/W 33.6 MR, relay teams 15KR, 5KR/W Hudsonville Flushing Hemlock Kalamazoo Kent City (616) 510-1663 (810) 487-0954 (989) 642-5287 (269) 375-5316 danceswithdirt.com eagle10k.com gaultracemanagement.com www.hemlockbash.com kalamazooarearunners.com (616) 678-4210 greatlakeschampionchip.com (586) 532-1300 (989) 317-5889 (989) 634-5976 (248) 882-4206 (517) 702-0226 (517) 485-9303 (616) 822- 2427 (616) 644-0483 (810) 987-6400 (218) 590-5915 (905) 574-8982 (412) 480-0167 (248) 616-9665 (734) 341-5867 (734) 623-9640 (616) 987-9097 (248) 891-6571 (517) 719-5983 (586) 532-1300 (262) 524-3716 (616) 735-6286 (734) 747-6952 (734) 763-5027 (517) 353-1748 (586) 532-1300 (519) 988-0444 (248) 320-9102 hansons-running.com outruncf.com tortoiseandhare.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Novi 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR 5 MR 5MR, 5KR/W Mt. Pleasant Brighton Walled Lake indoortri.com michiganhalfseries.com nofrillsallthrillsrace.com passion5k.com runningfoundation.com www.lovethehouse.org michianatiming.com 2africafromus.com bluewaterymca.co runningfoundation.com aroundthebayroadrace.com tri: 15minS/ B/ R, team relay Port Huron 5KR/W 30KR, 5K, relays 5KR/W 4-16 MR 13.1MR, 5KR/W training run - 11M loop 5MR 5KR/W 5KR/W East Lansing Hamilton, ON East Lansing Lake Orion Grosse Ile Ann Arbor Lowell Clarkston East Lansing highfiveracees.com runsignup.com indoortri.com raceit.com runthetrailbreaker.com walkericeandfitness.com a2a3.org umich.edu/~funrun/ facebook.com/events/ indoortri.com runningfactory.com stayintheshade.org runningfoundation.com usatf.org usatf.org tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Commerce Twp 10MR, 10KR 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR Weight lifting / 5KR 5KR 3MR/W 5KR/W 10MR, 5KR/W, kids run 5MR, 2MW 5KR/W Grand Haven Waukesha, WI Walker Ann Arbor Ann Arbor East Lansing Windsor, ON Lake Orion East Lansing Jyvaskyla, Finland Jyvaskyla, Finland Royal Oak Jyvaskyla, Finland Jyvaskyla, Finland Toronto, ON tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Shelby Twp. World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 1 World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 2 Hansons Group Run - Thursdays World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 3 World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 4 Harry's Spring Run Off Prediction Run 8KR, 5KR (248) 616-9665 hansons-running.com usatf.org usatf.org (416) 944-2765 (616) 855-1765 canadarunningseries.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org 2M, 4M Prediction Fun Run Grand Rapids 30 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 4/7/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Sat, 4/7/12 Sun, 4/8/12 Thu, 4/12/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Ringing in Spring Run for Reading SMOC Orienteering Meet Winter Series 5K 5KR/W, Kids Run 5KR/W, kids run orienteering 10MR, 5MR Valparaiso, IN Lansing Chelsea Mt Pleasant Jyvaskyla, Finland Jyvaskyla, Finland Ann Arbor Bay City Clarkston Elkhart, IN Lansing Allendale (734) 623-9640 (989) 684-8121 (248) 625-2258 (574) 293-1683 (517) 471-7270 (616) 633-2970 (219) 462-4185 (517) 321-4014 (734) 662-1000 (989) 772-0323 ringinginspring.com www.dtdl.org michigano.org edzone.net/~mphsstr usatf.org usatf.org tortoiseandhare.com barc-mi.com RiverdawgRun.org DartfortheArts.org runningfoundation.com gvsupresoma.webs.com World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 5 World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 6 Tortoise and Hare Spring Running Class Bangor Schools Achieve Your Dream Clarkston Riverdawgs Spring Training 5K Dart for the Arts Family 5K for 4A Run/Walk Gail Easter Memorial 5K/10K 11M training run 5KR, 2MW 5KR/W 5KR 5KR 10KR, 5KR, 1MW Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Sat, 4/14/12 Martian Invasion of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR, kids run Orthopaedic Rehab 8K/5K Tax Trot 8KR, 5KR/W 15KR, 10KR, 5KR/W Dearborn Jackson Flushing Allendale Saugatuck Three Rivers Ann Arbor (734) 929-9027 (517) 782-2071 (810) 659-6493 (616) 481-9277 (616) 848-9313 (269) 273-9697 (517) 648-2720 martianmarathon.com www.orsmi.com riverbendstriders.com alternativesinmotion.org saugatuckdouglas.com threerivershealth.org mtriathlon.org The Wheel Run, 10KR/ Wheel, 5KR/W/ Wheel, 1MW/ Wheel Town Crier 5K & 10K Triple Creek Dash Tripocalypse Sprint Triathlon 10KR, 5KR/W, kids' run 10KR, 5KR, 1 MR/W 1/4MS/ 12.72MB/ 3.26MR Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Big House / Big Heart 5K 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR Dooby Du Bikesport Duathlon, 2MR/ 6.5MB/ 2MR/ 6.5MB/ 2MR Epic Triathlon Clinic Series, #3 Gazelle Sports Indoor Triathlon triathlon clinic 20minS/ B/ R Ann Arbor (734) 213-1033 Toledo/ Berkey, OH (419) 829-2398 Ann Arbor Kalamazoo (734) 678-5045 (269) 342-5996 bighousebigheart.com eliteendeavors.com epicraces.com gazellesports.com Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Sun, 4/15/12 Wed, 4/18/12 Fri, 4/20/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Iola Trail Run Troy Indoor Triathlon MSUFCU Race for the Place 5K SMOC Orienteering Meet Spring "Check Up" Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K Triathlon 101 Clinic Run for the Stars Bark Out Bullying Cadillac Young Life Spring Thaw 5K Downriver Dash Eagle by the Bay 5K Run & Walk Eastern Ottawa Young Life 5K and Fun Run Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer Healthy Heights 5K Kappa Delta 5K Katty Shack 5K & 1 Mile Lake Michigan College Spring Training Run Norway Spring Classic 15KR, 5KR, kids r4un Iola, WI (715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com (586) 532-1300 (517) 333-2254 (734) 662-1000 (313) 444-5490 (616) 225-6136 indoortri.com msufcu.org michigano.org frankclinic.med.wayne.edu yellowjacketchallenge.com tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Troy 5KR/W orienteering 5KR/W 5KR, 1MR/W, kids runs Tri clinic 5KR/W, kids mile 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 8KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MR/W 10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, 2 MR/W, 8MB East Lansing Brighton Detroit Greenville Northville Lansing Brighton Lake City Taylor Essexville Hudsonville Dexter Madison Heights East Lansing Grand Haven Benton Harbor Norway swimfasttrifast.com email@example.com (810) 299-3700 (231) 342-5357 (734) 785-7705 (616) 457-2585 (248) 663-3434 (248) 837-2791 (248) 739-9029 (616) 899-5482 (269) 925-8100 (906) 774-8071 runningfoundation.com goracego.com runningfoundation.com guidance-center.org eo.younglife.org feetandfriends.org madison-heights.org playmakers.com kattyshackrace.webs.com (989) 893-5002/baycitykiwanis.wordpress.com lakemichigancollege.edu uprrc.org 32 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv full page template_Full page 2/6/12 10:18 AM Page 1 Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sat, 4/21/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 OEC Eco Trail Race and Family Fun Run Out for Blood Duathlon 5K Run/Walk Run With The Cops Not from Them Steps for Courage Striders Saturday Classic Warren Parks and Rec Pump & Run & 5K 5 K-Nine Run / 1 Mile Walk & Pledge Drive Glass City Marathon & Team Relay IAU 100 km World Championships 8KR, 4KR, 1KFR 5KR/W, 20KB 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W 10 MR, 8KR 5KR, Weight Lifting & Run 5KR, 1MW 100KR Dowling Mt. Pleasant Detroit Owosso Grandville Warren Adrian (989) 464-8629 (313) 719-6743 (969) 725-8465 (616) 261-9706 clearlakecamp.org/jml/ tiny.cc/2nh66 everalracemgt.com runningfoundation.com www.stridersrun.com (586) 268-8400/hansonsracemanagement.com (517) 263-3463 (419) 360-3709 lenhumanesoc.org glasscitymarathon.org usatf.org 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, relay, 5K Toledo, OH Seregno/Brianza, Italy Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Sun, 4/22/12 Wed, 4/25/12 Thu, 4/26/12 Thu, 4/26/12 Fri, 4/27/12 Fri, 4/27/12 Fri, 4/27/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Lansing Marathon Pioneer Spring Run-Off 5K Run for Literacy Run for Lucky Fund 5K SMOC Orienteering Meet 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR 5KR/W 5KR, 1MW 5KR, 1MFR orienteering Lansing Berrien Springs Detroit East Lansing Waterford Belmont Ionia Walker Zeeland Hillsdale Carrollton (517) 303-6173 (269) 313-2550 (313) 833-4610 lansingmarathon.com pmchurch.org/health/ dcccmh.org runningfoundation.com (517) 347-2927 (616) 855-1440 (616) 527-5760 (616) 774-8142 (616) 748-6011 (517) 607-3134 (989) 399-8860 (517) 827-9640 (517) 607-3171 (616) 526-6507 (248) 763-8939 (517) 668-1810 (517) 787-7920 (989) 832-7937 (517) 230-3172 michigano.org grymca.org runningfoundation.com compheart.org hillsdale.edu/athletics/ leaderdog.org Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA Triathlon tri: 1MS/ 10MB/ 4MR Y I Run Johnson Park Jog 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR Compassionate Heart Ministries Hearts in Motion, 5KR Hillsdale "Gina" Relays Downtown Lansing YMCA Pump & Run Hillsdale "Gina" Relays BC Spring Into Action Calvin Spring Classic track and field meet Carrollton Lions Club Walk/Run for the Blind 5KR/W 5KR/W or 5KR/W with pump Lansing track meet 10KR, 5KR, 1MR./W, kids 5KR/W, 1KFR Hillsdale Battle Creek Grand Rapids Birmingham Lansing Jackson Midland Houghton Lake Howell hillsdale.edu/athletics/ calvin.edu/classic/ teamjoseph.info fscarunforfun.org www.mymcc.org active.com (2698) 565-2415 bcspringintoaction.com Defeating Duchenne 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run 5KR, 1MR/W Families of SMA 5K Run, Walk and Roll Family Services and Children's Aid 5K Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race Houghton Lake Trail Run Interact 5K Run/Walk 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR, kids run 5KR/W 5K R/W houghtonlaketrailrun.weebly.com Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Let's Move Festival of Races Paul A. Webster Memorial Run Rogers City's Run for Autism Speaks Run Like a Wildebeest (Greg Flint's Run) 13.1MR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, kids run Mount Clemens Davison Rogers City Flushing (586) 295-1532 thepawfund.com (989) 351-0707 (810) 659-7093 letsmovefestival.com runlikeawildebeest.com Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sat, 4/28/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Running Fit Trail Half Marathon Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival 5K Shiawassee Humane Society River Run 5K Wood Memorial Trout Run Young Life Greater Lansing 5K Walk/Run Brownstown Honor Guard Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery Freeland Walleye Festival 5K 13.1 MR 5KR/W, 1/2MFR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR, bike rides 5KR/W Pinckney Shepherd Owosso Kalkaska Lansing Brownstown Ypsilanti Freeland (734) 929-9027 (989) 828-6601 (989) 277-0740 (231) 258-1430 (517) 324-3294 (734) 507-1789 (734)973-7892 (989) 274-9495 trailmarathon.com http://tiny.cc/dgfc0l 5k9day.com nationaltroutfestival.com lansing.younglife.org dawnfarm.org freelandlionsclub.com 34 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids Hansons Group Run Hansons Group Run Komen Race for the Cure� Milan's Miracle Run 8K and 5K Walk River Raisin Festival May Day Run 13.1MR, 5KR, 1MFR training training 5KR/W, 1MR/W, kids run 5KR Saginaw Lake Orion Lake Orion Lansing Blissfield (989) 598-8001 (248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (517) 886-4901 (517) 486-2400 michiganhalfseries.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com komenmidmichigan.org milansmiraclefund.com blissfield.net 8KR, 5KR/W, 3KW, kids run Grand Rapids Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12 Sat, 5/7/11 Sat, 5/7/11 Sat, 5/7/11 Tue, 5/1/12 Tue, 5/1/12 Road Ends 5 Mile Running Fit Trail Marathon SMOC Orienteering Meet Mind Your Health Run/Walk MOM Charity 5K Run/Walk Sue DeYoung / Judy Edger Breast Cancer 5K Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Renegade Run 5 MR 50KR, 26.1MR, 5MR orienteering 5KR, 1MW 5KR/W 5KR/W training 3MR on obstacle course Pinckney Pinckney Pinckney Petoskey Royal Oak Charlevoix Sterling Heights Shelby (734) 929-9027 (734) 929-9027 (734) 429-1057 (231) 347-0740 (248) 376-4666 (231) 675-0591 (586) 532-1300 trailmarathon.com trailmarathon.com michigano.org www.norcocmh.org mindovermatterrace.org walkruncure.weebly.com hansons-running.com (586) 323-9683/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com Wed, 5/2/12 Thu, 5/3/12 Fri, 5/4/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Run Fit 5K Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Mason State Bank 5K Addison Panther Road Race 5K Run/Walk Berkshire Proud Dad's 5K Blossomland Run for the Buds Child Advocacy 5K Run Cinco De Mayo Cinco de Mayo Run Walk FIDO 5K Fun Run @ Bark for Life Heart & Sole Kids Run Club Race MORC's Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk 5KR, 1MR, kids run Novi Royal Oak (734) 929-9027 (248) 616-9665 (517) 917-6205 (248) 855-9609 (269) 982-8016 (989) 463-1422 www.runfit5K.com hansons-running.com addisonxc.com http://tiny.cc/8ozex blossomtimefestival.org linkforfamilies.org tritofinish.com/events 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5KR, 1MR/W, kids run 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W Mason Addison Beverly Hills St. Joseph Alma Flint Saginaw Dexter (517) 676-0500/ greatlakeschampionship.com (989) 992-9007 (734) 834-3454 (734) 475-4157 (248) 276-8007 cincokrun.com relayforlife.org chelseaheartandsole.com 10KR, 5KR/W, 2 MR/W 5KR, 3KR, 1KR Chelsea Shelby Clarkston (586) 323-9683/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sat, 5/5/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Pigeon River Classic Silver Trails Run Wild 5K / 10K SMOC Orienteering Meet St. Gerard 5K St. Paul Spring Tune-Up Team Playmakers Marathon Training Run TGIS Spring 5K Run Tulip Time Run USA 24 Hour Championships - Day 1 Weidenbach Walk/Run Family Event Wildcat 5K Willow Duathlon Burns Park Run Cinco De Mayo Run Dash for Destiny 5K Run/Walk 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR Clintonville, WI 10KR, 5KR orienteering 5KR/W 5KR/W 20MR/W 5KR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1K kids run 24 hour run 5KR/W, 1MFR/W 5KR/W 5KR/ 20KB/ 5KR 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 5KR, 1MR 5KR/W, 1M kids run Jeddo Pinckney Lansing Flint Lansing Gaylord West Branch Holland Cleveland, OH Harrison Twp. Oxford New Boston Ann Arbor Detroit Birmingham (715) 701-0360/greatlakesendurance.com (810) 982-9529 bwcbsa.org michigano.org (517) 668-8219 (810) 239-6200/ gaultracemanagement.com (517) 349-3803 playmakers.com (989) 370-0934/ gaylordxc.blogspot.com (989) 345-5363 (616) 396-4221 westbranchvet.com www.tuliptime.com usatf.org (586) 755-9100/ mgadetroit-easternmi.org (810) 955-4630 (231) 546-2229 (734) 945-8132 (313) 570-4803 (248) 203-9841 3disciplines.com burnsparkrun.org motorcitystriders.com jlbham.org Tom Broughton Memorial 5K Fun Run / Walk 5KR/W, 1MR 36 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Sun, 5/6/12 Wed, 5/9/12 Thu, 5/10/12 Fri, 5/11/12 Kalamazoo Marathon-Borgess Run/ 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 5KR/W, 5K Judged RaceW, 1 MFR, kids run/ (877) 255-2447/ borgessrun.com Mississauga Marathon/ 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 5KR, 1MR Relay for Life 5K 5KR/W Mississauga, ON Lansing Shelby Township Cleveland, OH Mt. Pleasant (989) 772-0323 Mt. Pleasant (905) 949-2931 (517) 664-1343 (586) 381-9863 mississaugamarathon.com relayforlife.org specialdreamsfarm.org usatf.org edzone.net/~mphsstr/ mac-sports.com/ bigten.cstv.com Special Dreams Farm 10K Run and 5K Walk 10KR, 5KW USA 24 Hour Championships - Day 2 Doozie's Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series 24 hour run 5MR, 3MR, 1MR Mid American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Men & Women Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships - Men & Women Madison, WI Fri, 5/11/12 Fri, 5/11/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sports and Fitness Expo Starker-Mann Epic Weekend Berkley Run Bookin' It For Your Library CASA Light of Hope 5K Expo 1MR (jr), 5KR 10KR, 5KR, 1 MR 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR/W Grand Rapids Gaylord Berkley Ortonville Monroe (616) 040-9888 (231) 546-2229 (248) 506-8194 (248) 892-2762 (734) 457-9180 53riverbankrun.com 3disciplines.com motorcitystriders.com brandonlibrary.org Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sun, 5/13/12 Sun, 5/13/12 Sun, 5/13/12 Sun, 5/13/12 Fri, 5/18/12 Fri, 5/18/12 Fri, 5/18/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Dances with Dirt - Gnaw Bone/ 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, relay Nashville, IN Fifth Third River Bank Run 25KR, 10KR, 5KR/W, teams Grand Rapids Glio-Blastoff 5K Fun Run/Walk Hometown Hustle Howard Hill Hustle Mesick Mushroom River Run 5K One World One Future Parcel for the Park Path of Life 5K Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Run for a Cure 5K Run for Recovery Run Like a Mother Spring Snowman 5K Run/Walk Starker-Mann Epic Weekend Sylvan Lake Shuffle 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5KR, 2KW 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR, 2MW 5KR/W 5KR, 1MW 10KR, 5KR, 1MW 10KR, 5KR/W Tri or junior tri 5K R/W, 1K FR Ypsilanti Rochester Kalamazoo Mesick Westland Bay City Davison Lansing Harrison Twp Lansing Port Huron (734) 929-9027 (616) 771-1590 (586) 468-4814 (248) 726-3126 danceswithdirt.com 53riverbankrun.com braincancer5k.com (269) 501-7042/ howardhillhustle.kcsa.org (231) 885-1200/ mesick-mushroomfest.org (866) 989-6772 (989) 450-8944 (810) 653-4618 (248) 627-6619 (517) 420-3622 playmakers.com active.com michiganrc.org oneworldonefuture.org parcelforthepark.com Michigan Society for Respiratory Care Fun Run 10KR, 5KR (517) 482-5856/ hannahshouselansing.org (810) 966-7809/ gaultracemanagement.com Harrison Township (586) 420-7670 Brighton Gaylord Sylvan Lake Dewitt Vicksburg Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Chelsea Gaylord Jackson Portage Wyandotte Marysville (734) 780-5854/ erichartwellfoundation.com (231) 546-2229 (248) 343-1774 (517) 281-6197 (269) 321.1022 (248) 767-9123 (734) 213-1033 (734) 834-2201 (231) 546-2229 (517) 788-9800 (269) 324-9622 (734) 282.9622 (810) 364-7084 3disciplines.com sylvanshuffle.com runningfoundation.com http://tiny.cc/go2tx www.aatrackclub.org champsforcharity.com michigano.org 3disciplines.com playmakers.com www.kzooymca.org everalracemgt.com hopeendeavors.com Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS 13.1M, 10K, 5K, Kids Run Vicksburg Hearty Hustle 5KRW, 1MFR, kids run For Women Only 5K 5KR/W Ready, Set, Fly 5K SMOC Orienteering Meet Starker-Mann Epic Weekend Advance Packaging 5000 YMCA Healthy Kids One Mile Fun Run YMCA Wyandotte River Run 5K Run for Hope 5KR/W, 1MR/W orienteering Du or Junior Du 5KR/W, Kids Run 1MFR 5KR/W, 1 MR/W, kids run 5KR Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 AAA Race for Life Associated Charities Charity Chase Autism Society of Michigan 5K 10KR, 5KR, 1MFW 10KR, 5KR, 1MW 5KR/W, 1/2M kids run Westland Adrian Lansing (734) 335-0338 (517) 265-7255 (517) 882-2800 aaarace4life.com www.thecharities.org autism-mi.org michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 37 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Book'n Trilogy Bruce Clifton 5K Run Diamonds & Dirt Women's Adventure Run Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race Great Michigan Race Healing Hands I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's 5K Laingsburg Lions Festival Lory's Place Run, Walk, Rock 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 4MR, kids run South Lyon Clarkston Rochester Hills (248) 437-6431 (248) 625-7859 (248) 320-5705 bookntrilogy.com angelsplacerace.org jeffwatters.com 5-6MR, 12-16MB, 1-2Mcanoe Belmont 4.5MR/W 5KR/W 5KR, variable W 5KR/W 5KR/W Rochester Flint St. Clair Shores Kentwood Laingsburg St. Joseph (616) 460-9331/ grUrbanAdventureRace.com (248) 924-5995 greatmichiganrace.com (810) 230-6492/ gaultracemanagement.com (248) 433-1011 (616) 204-4267 (989) 862-9700 (800) 717-3812 (810) 984-2671 (231) 546-2229 (269) 621-3143 (734) 421-1300 www.parkinsonsmi.org www.kcgotr.org runningfoundation.com www.lorysplace.org musicalmiles.info www.3disciplines.com http://tiny.cc/bn3ly www.northbros.com Kent County Girls on the Run Celebratory 5K 5KFR/W Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Midland Community Center's Dow Run Musical Miles, Op. 3 NAS Grosse Ile Duathlon New Balance Girls on the Run 5K North Brothers Ford/City of Westland 5K 10KR, 5K, 1M, kids run 10KR/W, 5KR/W, kids run Du: 5KR/ 20KB/ 5KR 5KR 5KR/W Midland Port Huron Grosse Ile Lawton Westland (989) 832-7937/ greatlakesgreatraces.com Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Oaklawn Hospital Hospitality Classic Runnin' With the Law 5K Save the Manatee Run SMOC Orienteering Meet TriAncilla USA Masters 8 km Championship USA Masters 8K Championships Dan Langdon Memorial Run Dragon Dash I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's Livonis Stevenson Spartan 5K Fun Run Making Tracks for Celiacs New Balance Girls on the Run 5K Race For Your Memories 10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR 5KR/W 5KR, 2 MW, 1MR orienteering Tri: 500ydS/ 11MB/ 5KR 8KR 8KR 5KR/W, kids run 8KR/W 5KR, variable W 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, kids run 10KR, 5KR/W Marshall Grand Rapids (269) 789-8134 (616) 340-1673 http://tiny.cc/ivw3p michianatiming.com Harrison Township (586) 783-6729 Middleville Plymouth Williamsburg, VA Williamsburg, VA Bath Lake Orion Northville Kalamazoo Livonia (248) 391.0304 (248) 433-1011 (877) 566-3679 (734) 748-4909 (231) 796-0737 (574) 936-8898 michigano.org ancilla.edu/Triancilla/ usatf.org usatf.org danlangdonmemorialrun.com oriontownship.org www.parkinsonsmi.org komenswmichigan.org shsboosterclub.info www.celiacwalk.org girlsontherunsemi.org Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure� 5KR/W, 1 MFR Grosse Pointe Shores(734) 634-5391 Ypsilanti Milford/ (734) 712-5640 (248) 996-1060/ raceforyourmemories.kintera.org Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K New Balance Girls on the Run 5K 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 10KR 5KR, kids' run Cleveland, OH Owosso (800) 467-3826/ clevelandmarathon.com (517) 282-0970 gotrshiawassee.org Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12 Tue, 5/22/12 Thu, 5/24/12 Thu, 5/24/12 Thu, 5/24/12 Fri, 5/25/12 Stony Creek "Back to the Beach" The Qualifier XTERRA Last Stand Triathlon / Duathlon Millennium Park Run New Balance Girls on the Run 5K 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W 26.2MR, 13.1MR Tri or Du 6M, 3M, 1.5M, Kids FR 5KR/W Shelby Twp. Midland Augusta Grand Rapids Kalamazoo Pueblo, CO Claremont, CA Jacksonville, FL backtothebeachraces.com (989) 415-3120/ greatlakesgreatraces.com (419) 829-2398 eliteendeavors.com (616) 406-7441/ grandrapidsrunningclub.org (269) 491-2663 (507) 646-3749 (920) 424-1034 (502) 852-5151 (517) 279-5414 girlsontherunkazoo.org ncaa.com ncaa.com ncaasports.com www.chcbc.com NCAA Division I I Outdoor Track and Field Championships NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Alma Highland Festival 8 Mile / 5K 8MR, 5KR/W, kids runs Alma Coldwater (989) 463-4122/ almahighlandfestival.com CHC Foundation 5K and Girls on the Run 5K 5KR/W Sat, 5/26/12 38 Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Run 10KR, 5KR Fruitport (231) 865-3551 fruitportlions.com Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Island Lake Triathlon - Spring John Laurin Memorial 5K Run/Walk K5K Kalamazoo 5K Lisa's Run Tri, Du or 5K 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5MR, KR Brighton Carney - Nadeau Kalamazoo Alpena (734) 845-7559 (906) 639-2512 (269) 978-2437 (989) 354-2378 elementevents.com uprrc.org k5k.us Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sat, 5/26/12 Sun, 5/27/12 Sun, 5/27/12 Sun, 5/27/12 Mon, 5/28/12 Mon, 5/28/12 Mon, 5/28/12 Mon, 5/28/12 Mon, 5/28/12 Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race Miles for Missions Run / Walk Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure� 6 MR 4MR, 2MR/W 5KR/W, 1 Mile FR Mackinaw City Jackson Detroit Traverse City Grand Haven Elkhart, IN Shelby Township St. Clair Shores Climax Lowell Burton Petoskey (231) 436-5664 (517) 914-3181 (248) 304-2080 (231) 941-8118 (616) 842-7051 mackinawcity.com miles-for-missions.org karmanos.org bayshoremarathon.org tcfymca.org Traverse City State Bank Bayshore Marathon 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 10KR Tri_Cities Family YMCA Kick Off to Summer 5KR/W, 1MFR/W Two Rivers Meet X-Tri Stony Creek Sailing Thru the Shores Seahorse Challenge Triathlon and Duathlon Wild West 100K, 50K, and Relay City of Burton Memorial Day 5K Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 5K Hubbardston Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk Jenison Ambucs Memorial Day Race Lest They Be Foregotten Memorial Day 15KR, 10KR, 5KR/W Tri or Du 5KR/W Tri or Du 100KR, 50KR, relay 5KR/W 5KR/W (574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com (231) 546-2229 (586) 771-2587 (231) 546-2229 (616) 260-2669 (810) 744-1062 (231) 838-5591 (269) 929-6434 (616) 457-1168 (517) 749-7947 3disciplines.com www.scsfunrun.org 3disciplines.com wildwest100k.4t.com runburton.com runffordav.org hubbardston.org signmeup.com webbervilleschools.org Mon, 5/28/12 Hartland Memorial Day Run/Walk 10KR, 5KR, 3KW 5KR 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR/W Hartland Hubbardston Jenison Webberville (810) 626-2301, hartlandschools.us/athletics Mon, 5/28/12 Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk & 8K Run Mon, 5/28/12 Tue, 5/29/12 Wed, 5/30/12 Thu, 5/31/12 Thu, 5/31/12 June date tbd Fri, 6/1/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Run to Climax Grand Prix Shakedown 8KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 7KR , 2MW 8KR/W, 1 MFR/W Grosse Ile Climax Detroit Lansing Okemos Swartz Creek Kalamazoo Midland Okemos Midland Jackson Augusta (734) 282-1101 everalracemgt.com (269) 626-8611, msu.edu/~weessie2/climax/ (313) 965-1110/ grandprixshakedown.org (517) 927-2373 (517) 349-3803 (810) 659-6493 playmakers.com playmakers.com riverbendstriders.com Greater Lansing Honor Roll Track and Field Meet Greater Lansing Junior Honor Roll Track and Field Meet Swartz Creek Challenge KAR Summer Track Series AlphARace 5K4TJ AlphARace Boy/Girl Quest Run Cowboy Trail Run 5KR/W track meet: 100m - 2MR extreme obstacle race 5KR/W extreme obstacle race 5KR/W 5KR, 1MFR (269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners.org gaultracemanagement.com (517) 381-9051 www.edenclub.org gaultracemanagement.com (517) 315-1367 (269) 731-4471 fitnesscouncil.org cheffcenter.org Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Dexter-Ann Arbor Kids Run Dodge Park 5K Run & 1 Mile Run/Walk Double Time Tri Filthy 5K kids run 5KR, 1MR/W Tri, relay 5K obstacle R, kids run Ann Arbor Sterling Heights Three Rivers Delta Township (248) 396-4936/ dexterannarborrun.com (586) 446-2700 (269) 978-2437 sterling-heights.net doubletimetri.com filthy5k.com Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Hero Rush Obstacle Race Infiterra Sports Spring Fury Elite Infiterra Sports Spring Fury Beginner Kalamazoo Mud Run Kohl's Michigan Mile and Kids Super Sprint Oak Apple Run 5K adventure 8 -10 hour adventure race Marshall Waterford (231) 233-4736 (231) 233-4736 (269) 343-4522 (517) 364-8141 (248) 541-4502 herorush.com infiterrasports.com infiterrasports.com kalamazoomudrun.com sparrowhealth.net/ oakapplerun.org 6 hour sprint adventure race Waterford 5K adventure 10KR, 2MR, kids run Kalamazoo Royal Oak 1 MR for kids 12 and under Lansing michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 39 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sat, 6/2/12 Sun, 6/3/12 OLV Victory Race Run for the Cure St. Patrick Shamrock Festival 5K 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W Northville Caro Brighton (989) 551-2185 (810) 229-9863 (810) 982.8809 (519) 336-9622 olv-victoryrun.com 5krunforthecure.com goracego.com www.vnabwh.com runningroom.com Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice River Run/ 10KR, 5KR, 3MW/ Marysville Yankee Springs Trail Run CHOK YMCA International Bridge Race 52.4MR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, Middleville 10KR Sarnia, ON (616) 706-6308/ yankeespringstrailrun.com Sun, 6/3/12 Sun, 6/3/12 Sun, 6/3/12 Sun, 6/3/12 Tue, 6/5/12 Wed, 6/6/12 Wed, 6/6/12 Thu., 6/7/12 Thu, 6/7/12 Fri, 6/8/12 Fri, 6/8/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Dexter to Ann Arbor Run Hawk Island Triathlon 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR Ann Arbor Monroe Okemos Sterling Heights Mt. Pleasant Des Moines, IA Royal Oak Flint Freeland Lansing Potterville Washington Twp. Mackinaw City (248) 396-4936/ dexterannarborrun.com (517) 374-5700 (231) 546-2229 (517) 899-5211 (586) 323-9683 (989) 772-0323 (541) 346-4461 (248) 616-9665 (810) 659-6493 (989) 573-0396 (517) 322-2000 (517) 627-3715 (586) 752-6543 (231) 436-5574 mackinawchamber.com www.hawk-i-tri.com www.3disciplines.com runningfoundation.com hansons-running.com edzone.net/~mphsstr ncaa.com hansons-running.com riverbendstriders.com runsignup.com runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com Tri: 400 meter S/ 16KB/ 5KR Lansing Racing for Recovery Half & Sprint Triathlon triathlon We Can Do It Women's 5K Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Doozie's Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series 5KR/W training 5MR, 3MR, 1MR NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships Hansons Group Run - Thursdays YMCA Retread Run/Shoes for Kids Denny's Run South Church Family Fitness 5K Ally Brunk Memorial 5K Art & Orchard Festival Fun Run Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour 8KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR 25, 50, 75, 100 MB Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Brian Diemer Amerikam 5K Bridgeport Just Run/Walk 5KR/W, 1MFR, kids' runs 5KR/W Cutlerville Bridgeport (616) 295-1073 (989) 624-9149 diemerrun.com race-mrm.com Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Cereal City Classic Dirty Dog Dash 10KR, 5KR/W, kdis run 3MR Battle Creek Boyne Falls (269) 963-9622 ymcabattlecreek.org dirtydogdash.com Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Flirt with Dirt Hartford Strawberry Run LCCA's Run Against Drugs LifeRUN Ludington Lakestride M-22 Challenge Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K North Country Trail Relay 10KR, 5KR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR, 2KW 25KB/ 2Kpaddle; 2MR 10KR/W, kids run 75.6 M relay Novi Hartford Howell Portage Glen Arbor Mackinac Island Brethren (734) 929-9027 (517) 545-5944 (269) 345-1740 (231) 883-5936 (810) 487-0954 (616) 786-2945 runflirt.com runningfoundation.com pregnancychoices.com m22challenge.com www.runmackinac.com www.nctrelay.org (269) 621-3651/ hartfordstrawberryrun.com 13.1 MR, 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR Ludington (231) 357-8867/ ludingtonlakestride.com Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sat, 6/9/12 Sun, 6/10/12 Sun, 6/10/12 Sun, 6/10/12 Sun, 6/10/12 Sun, 6/10/12 Open Door Julie Run/Walk Run 2 Read Sprint & Splash at Lake St. Clair St. Joe's 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk The Capitol Bancorp 5K for JA Tri-for-Life Race for Chase Big Fish Triathlon, Duathlon, Sprint Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Grand Rapids Triathlon 10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W Du: 5KR & kayak, 5KR/W 5KR, 2MW 5KR/W, 1MR 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Tri or Du Ride the "Mighty Mac" Commerce Twp. Shelby Township Pewamo Lansing Millington Hadley Township Mackinaw City Holly Dansville (248) 360-2930/ opendooroutreachcenter.com (586) 286-2750 (989) 981-6656 (517) 267-4604 (989) 213-5714 (231) 546-2229 (231) 436-5574 r2read.com sprintandsplash.com pewamo5k.tripod.com capitolbancorp5k.com donatelifetriathlon.com 3disciplines.com mackinawchamber.com tritofinish.com/events Harrison Township (586) 469-1551 Tri: sprint, olympic, 1/2 iron Ada (616) 805-3059/ grandrapidstriathlon.com Homes for Hope Women's Only Olympic Triathlon Run for CHUM Half Marathon and 5K 13.1MR, 5KR, kids run (517) 589-5252 runningfoundation.com 40 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 6/10/12 Sun, 6/10/12 "Run Like Mike" Rutka 5K Summer Fun & Run 5KR, 2MW, kids' dash 5KR/W, kids run Ann Arbor DeWitt (734) 369-2492 (517) 827-9660 runlikemike.org runningfoundation.com Sun, 6/10/12 Tue, 6/12/12 Tue, 6/12/12 Wed, 6/13/12 Wed, 6/13/12 Thu, 6/14/12 Thu, 6/14/12 Fri, 6/15/12 Fri, 6/15/12 Fri, 6/15/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Waterloo Triathlon / Duathlon Tri or Du Grass Lake Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Grand Ledge Mt. Pleasant Holland Clio Kalamazoo Holt Bloomington, IN Charlotte Grand Rapids Sebewaing Fremont, OH Canton Brighton (419) 829-2398 (734) 769-9105 (616) 204-4504/ eliteendeavors.com aatrackclub.org/races grandrapidsrunningclub.org Ann Arbor Track Club Summer Mini Track Meet Catholic Central 10K Relay Run 10K track relay Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers Human Race Strides for Life 100 Mile Run The Dalmation Run Kids' Klassic & Pump `n Run Life Run for Los Ninos Riverview Church 5KR 25, 50, 75 or 100MR 5KR/W, 1/4MFR 1KFR, weight lifting 5KR/W (517) 627-9076 (989) 772-0323 (616) 396-5576 playmakers.com edzone.net/~mphsstr/ stridesforlife.com (810) 487-0954/ gaultracemanagement.com (269) 343-0747 (517) 694-3400 kalamazooklassic.com runningfoundation.com usatf.org (517) 449-4491 (616) 260-2669/ USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Back to School 5K Beat the Grandma 5K Age/Gender Graded Beet Feet Rotary 5K Walk/Run Camelback Run Canton Liberty Run Charyl's Run2BFit 5KR/W 5KR 5KR/W 4MR, 2MW, kids runs 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W, 1MR/W playmakers.com beatthegrandma.mysite.com (989) 883-3003 barc-mi.com (419) 334-5906/ fremontrunningandfitness.com (734) 929-9027 (810) 632-4778 cantonlibertyrun.com runningfoundation.com Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Sat, 6/16/12 Cheesetown Challenge Clothing Optional Run Dirty Feat Adventure Race FCA Big Ticket Festival of Races Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K Higgins Lake Half Marathon, 10K &5K Hurt the Dirt Trail Race Johan's TriFest 5 MR, 2 MR/W, kids run 5KR/W biking, canoeing, running 13.1MR, 5KR/W, FR 13.1MR, 5KRW 13.1MR, 10KR, 1MR Pinconning Union City Lansing Ionia Glen Arbor Roscommon (989) 879-5617 (866) 321-4710 (517) 281-9516 (231) 357-8867 cheesetownraces.com turtle-lake.com dirtyfeat.org active.com (231) 715-1406/ enduranceevolution.com (989) 415-9116/ higginslakesunriserun.com hurtthedirt.com (616) 261-9706 (517) 627-2034 (269) 343-0747 (517) 521-3600 (586) 731-0153 (734) 678-5045 (248) 338-5718 (517) 702-4733 (616) 460-9443 (231) 638-0730 (810) 987-6400 (231) 546-2229 potterparkzoo.org run4acauseada.com slheritagefestival.com summersolstice5k.org bluewaterymca.com 3disciplines.com usatf.org usatf.org www.johanstrifest.com 5kcometchase.com kalamazooklassic.com michiganbrewing.com www.mwccr.org epicraces.com 15MR, 10MR, 5MR, kids runAda Tri: 1.5KS/ 40KB/ 10KR Hopkins Grand Ledge Kalamazoo Webberville Southfield Grass Lake Pontiac Lansing Westland Ada Spring Lake Port Huron Detroit Duluth, MN Bloomington, IN Joshua Spalsbury Memorial Comet Chase 5K 5KR/W Kalamazoo Klassic Lech Lecha Triathlon Michigan Brewing Company Beer Run MWCAA Corporate Cup Relays Open Water Practice Swim Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Fit for Life Potter Park Zoo Wild One Children's Mile Run 2 Save Our Youth Run for a Cause Spring Lake Heritage Festival 5K Run/Walk Summer Solstice 5K Fun Run Sun Rise Run SuperkidsTry MotorCity USA Half Marathon Championsips 10KR, 5KR/W, 5KFW 5KR/W 10K, 5K, field events, relays choose distance 5KR, 1MR/W kids 1MR 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W, 1.5MR/W 5KR/W 5KR 5KR, 2KFFW Triathlon 13.1MR tri: 600ydS/ 10.4MB/ 2.1MR Grandville (616) 893-3701/ lechlechatriathlon.weebly.com (248) 207-0190/ saveouryouthtaskforce.com Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-8109 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 41 Sat, 6/16/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 USA Mountain Running Championships Ann Arbor Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K Father's Day Run 4 Trails Michigan Campmeeting 5K Run/Walk Motor City Triathlon Pellston 5K Trail Run @ Nubs Nob 7.6MR 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR 5KR 5KR/W Triathlon 5KR Pinkham Notch, NH Ann Arbor Fort Wayne, IN Alma Detroit Harbor Springs (734) 213-1033 (260) 436-4824 (517) 316-1500 (231) 546-2229 (231) 333-3707 usatf.org champsforcharity.com veepraces.com everalracemgt.com 3disciplines.com pellstonschools.org Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Sun, 6/17/12 Plymouth YMCA Father's Day Run 10K, 5K, 1 M, Triple, kid's Plymouth Bloomington, IN (734) 455-2904/ ymcadetroit.org/plymouth miurunfortheribbon.org usatf.org Run for the Ribbon 5K for Prostate Care Awareness/ 5KR/W USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Huntington Woods (586) 443-4272 Sun, 6/17/12 Wed, 6/20/12 Wed, 6/20/12 XTERRA Torn Shirt Triathlon /Duathlon Flushing Evening 5k Run/Walk Tri or Du 5KR/W Brighton Flushing Grand Ledge (419) 376-9496 (810) 487-0954 (517) 627-9076 eliteendeavors.com riverbendstriders.com playmakers.com Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers Wed, 6/20/12 Triceratops Triathlon & Kids's Clinic Wed, 6/20/12 Thu, 6/21/12 Fri, 6/22/12 Fri, 6/22/12 Fri, 6/22/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Twilight Run Tri: 1/2MS/ 12MB/ 5KR 5KR/W Brighton Lansing Eugene, OR Shelby Township East Kentwood Eugene, OR Lansing Bay City (734) 929-9027 (517) 702-0226 runtrextri.com runningfoundation.com U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field - Hammer Time Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race 3 MR usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com Meijer State Games of Michigan- Governor's Family Fun Run/ 5KR U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field - Day 1/ decathlon, 10,000mR Antioch's Get Healthy Now 5K Run/Walk Beach Wellness 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run (616) 233-3564/ stategamesofmichigan.com usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF (517) 327-0967 (989) 684-7675 runningfoundation.org barc-mi.com Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase Casnovia Old School 5K 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR Battle Creek Casnovia (269) 979-1351 (616) 821-3156 binderparkzoo.org michianatiming.com Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Charlevoix Marathon Concord Classic 5K Run/Walk First Try Triathlon Get Your Bearings 4 Hour Sprint Glenda's Glide 5K Run and Walk 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K 5KR/W, 1/2 M Kid's Run tri: 300ydS/ 9MB/ 4 hour adventure 5KR/W Charlevoix Concord Linden Brighton Auburn Hills (248) 446-1315 (517) 524-6995 (810) 701-8625 (231) 233-4736 (248) 370-9353 goodboyevents.com playmakers.com http://tiny.cc/5bkt7 infiterrasports.com auburnhills.org Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Keyes Peak Trail Marathon Max's Race Meijer State Games of Michigan 5K Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series Portland St. Patrick Parish Festival 5K Run 50KR, 26.2MR, 10KR, 1MR 5KR/W, kids run 5KR 4MR, kids run 5KR/W Florence, WI East Lansing East Kentwood Rochester Hills Portland (715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com (517) 204-3257 (248) 320-5705 (517) 927-2226 maxsrace.com www.jeffwatters.com playmakers.com (616) 233-3564/ stategamesofmichigan.com Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sat, 6/23/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Solstice Run South Beach Triathlons St. Mary's Run, Walk, for Health Tri Kids Triathlon 10M, 10K, 5K, Kids Run Triathlons 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Triathlons Northville South Haven Saginaw Grass Lake Eugene, OR Mount Clemens Clawson North Muskegon Lake Orion Linden Grass Lake (248) 345-6168 (231) 546-2229 (989) 907-8000 (734) 678-5045 www.solsticerun.org 3disciplines.com stmarysofmichigan.org epicraces.com U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 2/ decathlon, 100mh, 100m Anyone Can Tri Clawson Freedom Run Tri or Du 5KR usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF (231) 546-2229 (248) 435-4232 (616) 843-1808 (248) 616-9665 (734) 678-5045 3disciplines.com clawsonruns.com bearlaketrianddu.com hansons-running.com epicraces.com Grand Haven Bone & Joint Bear Lake Triathlon and Duathlon Hansons Group Run Linden Summer Happenings Tri Goddess Tri Women's Only Triathlon training 5KR, 1MR Tri: sprint, mini sprint; (810) 701-8625/ lindensummerhappening.org 42 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 6/24/12 Sun, 6/24/12 Mon, 6/25/12 Tue, 6/26/12 Tue, 6/26/12 Tue, 6/26/12 Wed, 6/27/12 Wed, 6/27/12 Thu, 6/28/12 Thu, 6/28/12 Thu, 6/28/12 Fri, 6/29/12 Fri, 6/29/12 Fri, 6/29/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 3/ pv, dt, lj, sp, 400m, 100m Waterfall Trail Runs 5KR U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 4/ tj, hj, jt, 800mR Forest Hills Eastern High School Track Meet USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Zeeland Zoom 5KR/W Eugene, OR Lagro, IN Eugene, OR Grandville Arlington, TX Zeeland Grand Ledge Arlington, TX Bay City Eugene, OR Arlington, TX Sterling Heights Eugene, OR Arlington, TX Grand Rapids Caledonia Gladstone Edmore Watervliet (616) 949-1750 (616) 406-9766 (906) 399-7044 (989) 427-4348 (269) 449-8735 (313) 578-6269 thtiming.com active.com rocktheworldrace.com (586) 323-9683 (989) 280-7692 (616) 748-5906 (517) 627-9076 usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF (260) 436-4824 veepraces.com usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF (616) 250-4309/ grandrapidsrunningclub.org usatf.org feelthezeel.com playmakers.com usatf.org race-mrm.com Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field - all comers USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 St. Stan's Polish Festival Road Race - Tentative Date 5KR/W U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 7, pv, dt, sc, 5000mR USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race 3 MR usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF usatf.org hansons-running.com U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 8, heptathlon, sp, sc USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 4 Bank of America Reeds Lake Run Caledonia Kilt Klassic 5K Firecracker 5 Mile Run Gale's Gym Summer Series Race One Gene Bednarowski 5K Cherry Run/Walk 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W 5MR/W 5KR 5KR/W usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF usatf.org www.reedslakerun.com kiltklassic.com www.gladstonemi.org Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Heart of Michigan Race and Remember Rock the World 5K Obstacle Race Run/Walk BOOM!!! 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 5KR, 2MW, 1MW 5K obstacle 5KR/W, 1MR/W Lansing Detroit Grand Ledge (734) 213-1033/ champsforcharity.com Huntington Woods (248) 541-3030/ ci.huntington-woods.mi.us Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/30/12 Sat, 6/29/13 July date tbd Third Coast Relay 206M team relay Holland (734) 845-7559 ThirdCoastRelay.com U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 9, heptathlon, 20kRaceW, hj, tj Eugene, OR USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 5 Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run Whitmore Lake Races Lions Michigan Foundation Half Marathon KAR Summer Track Series 5 KR/W, kids runs 10KR, 5KR, Splash `n dash 13.1M, 5M, 3M, 2.5M track meet: 100m - 2MR Arlington, TX Grandville Whitmore Lake Oscoda Kalamazoo usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF usatf.org (616) 890-5978/ visserfamilybuckcreekrun.com (734) 449-8655 (571) 887-6640 everalracemgt.com www.imsf.net (269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners. Sun, 7/1/12 Sun, 7/1/12 Sun, 7/1/12 Sun, 7/1/12 Sun, 7/1/12 Tue, 7/3/12 Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim/ 2KR/ 750m S/ 2KR Rock the World 5K Obstacle Race 5K obstacle Howell Grand Ledge (517) 546-0693 howellrecreation.org rocktheworldrace.com U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 10/ 110mh, 200, 20kRaceW, jt, lj, 400mh, 1500, 200/ Eugene, OR UP Northwoods Triathlon Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays tri or kids tri training Iron Mountain Arlington, TX Sterling Heights (586) 323-9683 (906) 774-4076 ddymca.com usatf.org hansons-running.com USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 6 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K Black Bear Run Dorks Brothers Independence Day Run Dorr 5K Run/Walk Evart Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July 5KR/W, kids run 12KR, 6KR/W 5KR, 1MR 5KR/W 5KR/W Ann Arbor Engadine Alpena Dorr Evart (734) 213-1033 (906) 477-9019 (989) 354-5634 (616) 656-5274 a2firecracker5k.com newberrytourism.com thunderbaytrails.org signmeup.com (574) 312-0913/ evartchamberofcommerce.com Wed, 7/4/12 Firecracker 5K 5KR michiganrunner.net Beulah | (231) 930-4222 http://tiny.cc/g52fs 43 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Firecracker 5K Greatest 4th in the North Hadley Run Hanover Firecracker Run/Walk Horse Tail Scramble Hungry Duck Run Indy 5K Race Mayor's 3 Mile Run Pace for Poverty Run Paul Revere 3 & 10 Mile Run Reeds Lake Trail Blazer 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR/W, FR 5KR/W 5 MR, 5KW, kids run 10KR, 5KW 13.1MR, 5KR, kids fun run 5KR 3MR 10KR, 5KR, FW 10MR, 3MFR 4.5MR/W Corunna Lake City Hadley Hanover Hancock Brighton Kentwood Oak Park Richland Harbor Springs (989) 666-3810 (231) 839-2280 (248) 622-1738 (517) 563-2125 (906) 482-6827 (810) 844-0180 (616) 656-5274 (248) 691-7555 (269) 207-4988 (231) 526-2059 corunna4th.org lakecityschools.net hadleytownship.org hh4thofjuly.com keweenaw.info hungryduckrun.com signmeup.com www.oakpark-mi.com active.com harborps.org egrcf.org/trailblazer East Grand Rapids (616) 949-2110 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Wed, 7/4/12 Thu, 7/5/12 Fri, 7/6/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run T-Rex Trail 10-Miler The Sparkler 5K Volkslaufe West Branch 2 Mile Fun Run Walk Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race Coach Kelly Races Duo at the Ledge Grand Haven Kids Triathlon Gull Lake Triathlon & Duathlon Kenya Dig It? 5K & 10K and 2 Mile Walk Lakeshore Miracle Run Mark Mellon Triathlon & Duathlon Mio Baseball 5K Run Posey Lake 4 Mile 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 10MR, 8KR 5KR/W 20K, 10K, 5K, kids run 2 MR/W training 3 MR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 13.1MR, 5KR/W Central Lake Lowell Luna Pier Frankenmuth West Branch Royal Oak Shelby Twp. St. Louis Grand Ledge (231) 544-2815 (616) 260-2669 (989) 860-3388 ryanshay.org trextenmiler.8k.com runningfoundation.com volkslaufe.org (989) 345-1498/ westbranchrunning.com (248) 616-9665 (586) 323-9683 (989) 330-2430 (517) 627-2735 (616) 566-7870 (269) 978-2437 (517) 423-3676 (616) 392-2282 (757) 724-7224 (260) 802-1091 (517) 403-8666 hansons-running.com hansons-running.com racingactivities.org runningfoundation.com grandhaventri.com gulllaketriathlon.com kenyadigit.org runningfoundation.com markmellontri.com race-mrm.com runningwithes.com 100meterS/ 2.5MB/ 1.25MR Grand Haven Tri or Du 10KR, 5KR, 2MW 10KR triathlons or 5K 5KR/W 4MR/W Augusta Tecumseh Holland Gaylord Mio Hudson Sat, 7/7/12 Sat, 7/7/12 Run & Walk for Funds Tawas Kiwanis Run by the Bay 10KR, 5KR, 2 MR/W 5KR/W Northport East Tawas (231) 386-5188 (989) 362-4412 tawas.kiwanisone.org Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Sun, 7/8/12 Tue, 7/10/12 Wed, 7/11/12 Wed, 7/11/12 Thu, 7/12/12 Thu, 7/12/12 Fri, 7/13/12 Fri, 7/13/12 Ann Arbor Triathlon / Duathlon Chesaning Showboat River Run Grand HavenTriathlon & Duathlon Inter-Rockin Tri, Du,Sprint Tri Island City 5K Mt. Olivet Cemetery 4-Mile Sunrise Run Run Your Bass Off Richmond Park Cross Country Doozie's Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series Tri or Du 5KR/W, Kids' Fun Run Triathlons or Du Triathlons or Du 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, 1.5MW 10KR, 3.6MR, 2MW 5KR, 1.5MR, kids run 5MR, 3MR, 1MR Pinckney Chesaning Grand Haven Interlochen Eaton Rapids Detroit Crystal Falls Grand Rapids Mt. Pleasant Grand Ledge Auburn Flint Eastpointe Sterling Heights (419) 829-2398 (800) 255-3055 (616) 843-1808 (231) 546-2229 (517) 410-8277 (734) 417-1032 (906) 267-2800 (616) 785-4943/ eliteendeavors.com chesaningchamber.org grandhaventri.com 3disciplines.com mtelliot.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org (989) 772-0323 (517) 627-9076 (989) 686-0246 (810) 249-3855 (313) 885-3256 (586) 323-9683 edzone.net/~mphsstr/ playmakers.com race-mrm.com greatlakesrelay.com hansons-running.com Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers Auburn Cornstalk 5K Run/Walk Huckleberry Hustle 5k Trail Run Great Lakes Relay Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 270 M Relay 3 MR 44 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Fri, 7/13/12 Fri, 7/13/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Moonlit Miles for Marrow Wells Fargo Advisors YMCA Kids Triathlon Anchor Bay Triathlon Bastille Days 5K Run/Walk and 15KR Christian AdventureRace CLAW Kids Triathlon 15KR, 5KR Triathlons 1/2MS/ 17.7KB/ 4.8i3K 15KR, 5KR/W Greenville Portage New Baltimore Fenton Rodney tri: 1/4 MKayak/ 3MB/ 1MR Manistique (616) 855-1982 (269) 324-9622 (586) 725-0291 (810) 603-1366 (866) 796-4453 (708) 624-8330 cranhillranch.com clearlakeinfo.org moonlitformarrow.com kzooymca.org http://tiny.cc/m20t8 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Dances with Dirt - Devil's Lake/ 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, relay Escape to Belle Isle The Spirit of Detroit Challeng/ 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Golden Mile presented by the Traverse City Track Club/ 1MR Hopkins 5K Run & Walk Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series National Cherry Festival 15K & 5K Poker Fun Run Port Austin Runs 5KR/W 5.5MR 15KR, 5KR/W 13.1MR, 2.5MR 8KR, 2 MR/W Baraboo, WI Detroit Traverse City Hopkins Parchment Rochester Hills Traverse City Port Austin (734) 929-9027 (810) 333-1740 (213) 649-0843 dwddevilslake.com escapetobelleisle.com cherryfestival.org (269) 720-3446/ hopkins5krun.webstarts.com Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Arts 5K 5KR/W, kids run (269) 569-5996 (248) 320-5705 (800) 968-3380 (989) 738-8772 kindleberger.org www.jeffwatters.com cherryfestival.org lifetimerun.com www.parun.org Clinton Township0 (586) 532-1300 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Sat, 7/14/12 Port City Run Portofino's Run for Art 5K Rockford Area Kids Triathlon Run the Keweenaw, a Festival of Trails Run Thru Sparta 5KR/W, 1M 5KR/W, kids run triathlon 6KR,12KR, kids' run 5KR/W, kid's run Frankfort Wyandotte Rockford Copper Harbor Sparta Saline Adrian Battle Creek Haslett (231) 352-7698 (734) 282-1101 (616) 866-6665 (906) 482-2500 (616) 887-1116 (734) 944-2810 (517) 264-4872 (269) 963-1796 (517) 416-5237 frankfort.k12.mi.us everalracemgt.com www.rocktri.com keweenawtrails.com theclubfitness.net salineceltic.org Saline Celtic Festival Jim Keezer 5K Walk Run 5KR/W Splash and Dash Youth Triathlon Strut for Strays 5K Fun Run/Walk Ulli Szych Memorial 5K tri or du 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run hs-scm.org/strut.htm Sat, 7/14/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Waugoshance Trail Marathon Aid Lansing 5K Beatles on the Bay 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR, 2KR Carp Lake 5KR/W tri: olympic, sprint, du Lansing Caseville (715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com runningfoundation.com tritofinish.com Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Sun, 7/15/12 Wed, 7/18/12 Thu, 7/19/12 Clark Lake Triathlon & Duathlon CLAW Adult Triathlon Fight Hunger 5K IC Perch Run Little Traverse Triathlon Metro Way 5K Run the Keweenaw, a Festival of Trails Sauk Valley Jazz Running Camp SheRox Detroit Triathlon Tri 4 Life Triathlon Pterodactyl Triathlon & Kids' Clinic PIgeon Sunset Classic Tri or Du tri: 2MKayak/ 8MB/ 3MR 5KR/W 4 MR, 1MFR/W Tri, Relays 5KR/W 25KR camp All women's tri Triathlons Tri: 1/2MS/ 12.4 MB/ 5KR 5KR/W Clark Lake Manistique Okemos Ira Twp. Harbor Springs Wyoming Copper Harbor Brooklyn Detroit Otter Lake Brighton Pigeon (419) 829-2398 (708) 624-8330 (517) 899-5211 (586) 405-2282 (231) 487-1713 (616) 855-1982 eliteendeavors.com clearlakeinfo.org runwalkjog.com icperchfestival.com littletraversetri.com metroway5k.com (715) 460-0426/ keweenawtrails.com/run/ (734) 474-0584 (734) 845-7559 (231) 546-2229 (734) 929-9027 (989) 453-4478 jazzrunning.com sheroxtri.com 3disciplines.com runtrextri.com scheurer.org Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 501 Running Club Art Fair Run Alpenfest Run training run up to 16M 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W Gaylord (734) 657-0214 (989) 732-6333 runningit501.com gaylordalpenfest.com Sat, 7/21/12 Atwood Stadium Run/Walk 10KR/W 5KR/W, kids run michiganrunner.net Flint | (810) 238-5981 werunthistown.com 45 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Sat, 7/21/12 Bear River Crawl Classic Car Show and Festival Farmington Founders Festival 4 Mile Fish Feast 5K Run/ Walk Gazelle Sports Tri del Sol Indian River Summerfest Kiwanis Run Lake Orion Rotary Duathlon Life Walk10K, 5K, 1 Mile Manistique Triathlon NBFF Chris Cook Memorial Run Orthopaedic Rehab Rose Run Road Runner Classic Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon Sister Lakes Triathlons Steeple Chase 5K Cross Country The G-Town Runaround Tri-City Kids Triathlon 10KR, 5KR 5KR/W 4 MR 5KR/W Tri or Du 10KR, 5KR/W du: 3.1MR/ 20KB/ 3.1MR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW Tri: 1/4MS/ 15MB/ 5KR 10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, relay 8KR/W tri: Kayak/ B/ R, du or 5K triathlons 5KR 5KR/W triathlon: Petoskey/ Birch Run Farmington St. Ignace Middleville Indian River Lake Orion Detroit Manistique Fremont Jackson Northville Saint Clair Shores Sister Lakes Dexter Gladwin Midland (231) 547-0380/ northernmichigansportsmed.com (989) 746-0528 (248) 473-1800 (906) 643-8676 (616) 855-1972 (231) 238-8564 (248) 652-5882 (313) 393-2446 http://tiny.cc/ridx3 runningfoundation.com littlebeararena.com tridelsol.com www.irchamber.com active.com motteplifewalk.org firstname.lastname@example.org www.fremontxc.com (517) 937-6521 (734) 748-2555/ (313) 732-1305 (231) 546-2229 fitnesscouncil.org northvilleroadrunners.org shorespointestri.com 3disciplines.com active.com (517) 589-8483 (989) 600-9671 race-mrm.com trikidstry.com Sun, 7/22/12 Sun, 7/22/12 Sun, 7/22/12 Sun, 7/22/12 Sun, 7/22/12 Mon, 7/23/12 Mon, 7/23/12 Tue, 7/24/12 Tue, 7/24/12 Tue, 7/24/12 Wed, 7/25/12 Wed, 7/25/12 Thu, 7/26/12 Fri, 7/27/12 Fri, 7/27/12 Fri, 7/27/12 Crosstown Kids Triathlon Ele's Place 5K He Tried / She Tried Triathlon Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix Saginaw Heathco Triathlon and Duathlon Hansons Middle/High School Day Camp triathlon 5KR/W, kids run tri: .olympic or sprint Tri, Du vor 5KR Tri or Du Shelby Township Howell Okemos Grass Lake Mackinaw City Saginaw (586) 323-9682 Baltimore, MD Grand Rapids Glen Arbor Baltimore, MD Mt. Pleasant Baltimore, MD Baltimore, MD Shelby Township Southgate Baltimore, MD (517) 546-0693 (517) 482-1315 (734) 678-5045 (231) 546-2229 howellrecreation.org www.elesplace.org epicraces.com.com 3disciplines.com tritofinish.com hansons-running.com usatf.org (616) 742-0384/ grandrapidsrunningclub.org USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Aman Park Trail Run Running Bear 5K Run/Walk 5.5MR, kids run/bike/run 5KR, kids run (231) 334-7363 runningbearrun.com/ usatf.org USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 2 Run the Mountain 5KR (989) 772-0323 edzone.net/~mphsstr/ usatf.org usatf.org USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 3 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 4 Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race Southgate Heritage Half Eight 3MR 4MR, 1MW (586) 323-9683 (734) 258-7770 hansons-running.com usatf.org USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 5 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Alden Run Dare Devil Dash Extreme 5K Run Gale's Gym Summer Series Race Two 10KR, 5KR/W adventure run: 5KR, 1MR 5KR Alden Brown City Edmore (231) 377-7319 (810) 886-1654 (989) 427-4348 www.aldenrun.com daredevildash.com Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Grand Island Trail Marathon & 10K Hudson Booster 5k Lumberman Triathlon 26.2 MR, 13.1MR 5KR Tri or Du Munising Hudson Cadillac Fruitport Genessee Twp Boyne City Charlevoix (715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com (517) 286-6931 (231) 546-2229 www.hudson.k12.mi.us 3disciplines.com MCYF Fabulous 5K & Fun in the Sun Kids Run 5KR, kids run Michigan Warrior Dash Run for Their Lives Ryan Shay Mile 3.25 MR/ bstacle course 5MR/W 1MR - invitational (616) 899-5482/ muskegonfairgrounds.com warriordash.com/register2012_michigan.php (231) 582-9196 (231) 547-3407 venetianraces.com 46 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sat, 7/28/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Sun, 7/29/12 Steve's Run Tigertown 5000 Road Race Transplant Games of America 5K 10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR/W 5KR/W 5KR Dowagiac Grand Rapids Grand Haven Cleveland, OH Baltimore, MD Charlevoix Muskegon Lansing Lake Orion Novi Portland Rudyard Cleveland, OH Baltimore, MD Clarkston (269) 782-1210/ swmich.edu/fireup/stevesrun/ Liberty Center, OH (419) 533-5838 tigertown5000.com (616) 233-3563/ transplantgamesofamerica.org Tri Cities Family Coast Guard Festival 5K & 10 K/ 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR USA 100 Mile Trail Championships - Day 1 100MR USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 6 Venetian Festival Jeff Drenth Memorial Foot Races 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR Wolf Lake 5K Hall of Fame Run Hansons Group Run 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W training (616) 842-7051 tcfymca.org usatf.org usatf.org (231) 547-3407 (231) 788-1026 (517) 483-1624 (248) 693-9900 venetianraces.com goracego.com runningfoundation.com hansons-running.com swimfasttrifast.com Island Lake of Novi Triathlon & Open Water Swim Portland Relay for Life Half Marathon & 5K 13.1MR, 5KR Rudyard Lions Summerfest USA 100 Mile Trail Championships - Day 2 Triathlon, 5KR 100MR runwalkjog.com/portland/ (906) 478-5244 trifind.com usatf.org usatf.org (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 7 Village Tri & Du Tri or Du Sun, 7/29/12 Mon, 7/30/12 Women's Only Triathlon & Dri-Tri Hills & Dales Races Tri or Du 8KR, 5KR/W track meet: 100m - 2MR 5KR, 1MFR Sylvania, OH Cass City Kalamazoo Royal Oak Shelby Twp Lisle, IL London, England track & field meet Caledonia Rochester Allen Park Copper Harbor Coloma Lansing Rodney Edwardsburg Grass Lake (419) 829-2398 (989) 872-2084 eliteendeavors.com race-mrm.com August date tbd KAR Summer Track Series Thu, 8/2/12 Thu, 8/2/12 Thu, 8/2/12 Fri, 8/3/12 Fri, 8/3/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Stony Creek Distance Run (269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners.org (248) 616-9665 hansons-running.com (248) 804-5382/ stoneycreekrunningclub.org usatf.org london2012.com Lisle, IL (616) 536-2068 (248) 709-7673 (734) 377-0122 usatf.org greenlake.us www.advokaterun.org downriverrunners.org USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1 Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 1 sp, 10,000mR, heptathlon USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2 a-Round Green Lake Association Walk/Run AdvoKate Run Allen Park Street Art Fair 5K Aspirus Keweenaw Copperman Triathlon Coloma Glad-Peach Run/ Walk/ Bike Come to the River 5K Cran-Hill Triathlon Eagle Lake Triathlon Grass Lake Traffic Jam'In 5K Run/Walk Kayla O'Mara Memorial Run Lifetime Fitness Kid's Tri Mint City 10 Miler, 5K & Family Fun Walk Moving Towards a Cure Brain Tumor 5K NorthReach Waterfront Run 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW 10KR, 5KR, 1MR, kids run tri: 0.5MS/ 23MB/ 5MR 10KR/B, 5KR/W/B, FR 5KR/W 1/4MS/ 7MB/ 2.5MR Triathlons 5KR/W tri 10MR, 5KR 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR (906) 337-7000/ keweenawcopperman.org (269) 468-6606 (517) 482-1346 (866) 796-7669 (574) 293-1683 ColomaPeachFest.com runningfoundation.com cranhillranch.com eaglelaketri.com grasslakechamber.org (810) 429-3991 (248) 267-6610 (989) 224-3316 (727) 781-4673 (715) 735-4200 mintcity10miler.com BrainTumorEvents.org active.com london2012.com london2012.com (906) 643-8676 littlebeararena.com kaylarun.com 10K, 5K, 1M,10K handcycle Goodrich Rochester St. Johns Grand Rapids Menominee London, England London, England St. Ignace Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 2/ heptathlon, 10,000mR, 100m, 20KraceW Olympic Games - Triathlon - Day 1 Rock the Bay 5K, 10K & 1 Mile women's triathlon 6MR, 3MR, 1MR/W michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 47 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sat, 8/4/12 Sun, 8/5/12 Sun, 8/5/12 Sun, 8/5/12 Sun, 8/5/12 Shermanator Triathlon & 5K Run Streets of Fire 8K The Legend 5 & 10 Mile Trail Run triathlons, kids run 8KR/W 13.1MR, 10MR, 5MR Augusta Grand Rapids Laingsburg Lisle, IL Laingsburg (269) 731-3004 (616) 742-0384/ shermanatortri.org grandrapidsrunningclub.org (734) 929-9027 www.runlegend.com usatf.org USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3 Lansing Legislator Tri, Du, Sprint Tri, Du or 5K (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com london2012.com elitefeetrunning.com tritofinish.com Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 3/ 100m, sc, hammer, 400m, tj, women's marathon/ London, England Run Through the Hills Stoney Creek Triathlon and Duathlon 8KR, 5KR/W Vassar (989) 823-7574 tri: 1500mS/ 24.9MB/ 6.2MRShelby Township Sun, 8/5/12 Sun, 8/5/12 Mon, 8/6/12 Tue, 8/7/12 Tue, 8/7/12 Tue, 8/7/12 Wed, 8/8/12 Wed, 8/8/12 Trek Women Triathlon Series tri: 1/4MS/ 12MB/ 3MR Howell Lisle, IL London, England Sterling Heights London, England London, England Mt. Pleasant London, England (419) 829-2398 eliteendeavors.com usatf.org london2012.com USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 4 Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 4 Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 5 Olympic Games - Triathlon - Day 2 Doozie's Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series 400m, 400mh, sc, pv, sp training 1500mR, j, dt, 100mh, men's triathlon 5MR, 3MR, 1MR (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com london2012.com london2012.com (989) 772-0323 edzone.net/~mphsstr/ london2012.com Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 6/ decathlon, 110mh, 200m, 400mh, lj Wed, 8/8/12 Wed, 8/8/12 Thu, 8/9/12 Thu, 8/9/12 Fri, 8/10/12 Fri, 8/10/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Red Carpet Run 5K Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Great Pizza Challenge Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 7 Fred Meijer White Pine Trail 200 Relay 5KR, 5KR 5KR/W, kids run decathlon, 200m, 800m, tj, jt 200M relay - 36 legs West Bloomfield Harrison Twp Flint London, England Comstock Park (734) 929-9027 (248) 627-6619 (810) 487-0954 redcarpetrun.com riverbendstriders.com london2012.com fredmeijerwhitepinetrail200.com london2012.com runningfoundation.com scheurer.org Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 8/ 4x400 relay, pv, 1500mR, 5000mR, 4x100m relay, ht/ London, England Board of Water & Light Hometown Power 5K 5KR/W Cheeseburger 5K Run and Walk 5KR/W Lansing Caseville (517) 702-6185 (989) 453-4478 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Crystal Lake Team Marathon Fragile X 5K Run & Walk 26.2 M Relay/ Beulah/ (231) 930-4222/ 5KR/W Clarkston crystallakecommunitybusinessassoc.com (248) 674-2147 fxam.org Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Heart of Detroit Kids Get Active Triathlon Millennium Triathlon National Blueberry Festival 5K 10KR, 5KR, 1MFFR tri: distances vary with age Tri, Kids Tri 5KR Detroit Portage Grand Rapids South Haven London, England (734) 213-1033/ champsforcharity.com (269) 978-2437 (269) 639-2805 spiritracing.us shch.org london2012.com (616) 540-9071/ millenniumtriathlon.com Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 9/ 5000mR, relays, jt, hj, 50KraceW, 20KraceW Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Run Thru Hell Saline's Summerfest 5K Run/Walk Sanford and Sun Triathlon Steve's "Raider Stomp" Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon / Duathlon 10 MR, 4.8 MR 5KR/W Tris or Du 10KR, 5KR/W varies by age group Pinckney Saline Sanford Decatur Sylvania, OH (517) 702-0226/ runningfoundation.com (724) 429-4494 (231) 546-2229 (269) 423-5081 (419) 829-2398 salinechamber.org 3disciplines.comSat, stevesraiderstop.org eliteendeavors.com Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sat, 8/11/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Tahqua Trail Run The Arc Stroll, Roll & 5K Run/Walk Trojan Trail 5K Run West Michigan I Tri 4 Fun Triathlon West Michigan Kids Triathlon Wood Duck Dash Camino of St. James 25KR, 10KR, 2KR 5KR/W 5KR 200 Meter S / 10 MB/ 5KR triathlon - varies by age 10KR, 5KR/W 8KR, 5KR Paradise Midland East Lansing Fremont Fremont Brownstown Mason (715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com (989) 631-4439 (517) 896-3180 (231) 924-2100 (231) 924-2100 (734) 507-1789 (517) 676-9111 race-mrm.com trojantrail5k.org westmichigantri.com ` woodduckdash.com caminostjames.com 48 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 8/12/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Sun, 8/12/12 Holly Recreation Triathlon & Duathlon Kuparisaari Triathlon Milford Memories Fun Run Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 10 Petoskey Triathlon & Duathlon Swim to the Moon tri: olympic, sprint; du 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR men's marathon Tris or Du 10KS, 5KS, 1.2MS, 1/2MS Holly Lac La Belle (248) 320-8167 Milford London, England Petoskey Gregory (231) 546-2229 (734) 678-5045 tritofinish.com kuparitri.com milfordmemories.com london2012.com 3disciplines.com epicraces.com tri: half iron 1.2MS/ 56MB/ 13.1MR Sun, 8/12/12 Tue, 8/14/12 Tue, 8/14/12 Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon Riverside Park Co-Ed Relay Siren Chase 5K Tris or Du X-C relay 5KR/W Sylvania, OH Grand Rapids (419) 829-2398 (616) 884-0088/ eliteendeavors.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org East Grand Rapids (616) 855-1982 sirenchase.com Wed, 8/15/12 T-Rex Tri & Kids' Tri Wed, 8/15/12 Tarahumara Trail Relay Tri: 1/2MS/ 12 MB/ 5KR 3 person, 3 loops, 2.5 M Brighton Mt. Pleasant (734) 929-9027 (989) 772-0323 runtrextri.com edzone.net/~mphsstr/ Thu, 8/16/12 Fri, 8/17/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Bauman's Charity 5K Howell Melon Run Bath City Run Charlevoix Triathlon and Duathlon Churchill Classic 5KR/W, kids runs Flint (810) 238-5981 (517) 546-0693 riverbendstriders.com howellrecreation.org tritofinish.com 10K, 5K, 1M, kids, melon roll Howell 4MR, 2MW, kids run triathlon 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR/W, kids runs 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 4MR 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR/W 5KR/W, kids run 10KR, 5KR/W Mount Clemens Charlevoix Cheboygan Freeland Lansing Coldwater Tustin Rockford Rochester Hills Lowell Port Huron Petoskey Portland (586) 469-4168/ downtownmountclemens.com (231) 627-7111 (989) 695-6584 (517) 702-0226 (231) 829-3421 (616) 863-9168 (248) 320-5705 (616) 260-2669 (810) 985-4900 (231) 347-4150 (517) 647-7985 cnbismybank.com signmeup.com runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com kettunencenter.org mitchellsrun.org www.jeffwatters.com fallsburghalf.8k.com www.oaph.com petoskeyfestival.com http://tiny.cc/rmqh6 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Farmington Run for the Hills Freeland Lamplighter 5K Run/Walk Grand Woods 5K Happy Heart Run Kettunen Center 5K Trail Run/Walk Mitchell's Run Through Rockford Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series Old Farts Marathon, 13.1 and 5K Orthopedic Associates Fun Run Portland Riverfest Run 10KR, 5KR/W, 1KFR, Teams Farmington/ (248) 880-3852/ farmingtonrunforthehills.com Petoskey Festival on the Bay Wellness Walk & Run/ Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sat, 8/18/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Somerset Stampede Stony Creek Relay Three Rivers Triathlon & Duathlon Tri at the Tavern Battle of Waterloo Island Lake Triathlon - Summer 13.1MR, 5KR/W 40 Mile Relay Tri and Du tri: sprint, mini sprint 10 stage adventure tri Triathlon Somerset Center Shelby Township Three Rivers Pinckney Grass Lake Brighton Ludington Montrose (517) 914-3181 (586) 822-3608 (269) 278-2075 (734) 678-5045 (734) 678-5045 (734) 845-7559 (810) 714-5768 (810) 449-8340 somerset-run.com hansons-running.com aquamantri.com epicraces.com epicraces.com elementevents.com 3disciplines.com blueberryrace.com Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon Tri or Du Montrose Blueberry Festival 8KR/W, 5KR/W Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Sun, 8/19/12 Wed, 8/22/12 Fri, 8/24/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Running the Rails Total Health Fitness Challenge 3 Mile Traverse City Triathlon Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Q-Town 5K & 10K ARMC Aliferis NEST Marathon 10KR, 5KR/W 3M adventure Triathlon triathlon 2MR 26.2MR, team relay Ypsilanti Lansing Traverse City Benton Harbor Harrison Twp Alpena (937) 763-1089 (517) 321-8568 http://tiny.cc/53k2y (231) 715-1406/ enduranceevolution.com (773) 404-2372 (248) 627-6619 (517) 283-1726 (989) 354-7314 qtown5k.com thunderbaytrails.org steelheadtriathlon.com 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, kids runQuincy michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 49 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Brainy Day 5K 5KR/W Nunica Lansing (616) 837-6242 (517) 694-8123 www.STARS-kids.org runningfoundation.com Causeway Bay Hotel & Convention Center 5K 5KR/W, kids run Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sat, 8/25/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Sun, 8/26/12 Tue, 8/28/12 Thu, 8/30/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Crim Festival of Races Girl's Best Friend Triathlon Hastings Summerfest Run Lawton Euro-Trail 5K Challenge North Country Trail Run Playmakers Classic Triathlon Promice Race 5K Run and Play for Ariana Mae Tator Trot Summer Series Race Three Traffic Stop 5K USA 10 km Trail Championships Autumn Colors Triathlon and Duathlon Hansons Group Run Joseph Caimi Memorial 5K Trail Run/Walk MI IRON Summer's End Trail Run Tri Goddess Triathlon Johnson Park Cross Country 5K Michigan Peach Festival 5 & 10K Run Aliferis Memorial Races Big Bad Wolf Adventure Race Cadillac Festival of Races Grand Marais 5K Grand Marais Junior Triathlon 10 M, 8K, 5K, 1 M, kids Tri or Du 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR 50MR, 26.2MR, 13.1 MR tri:S/ 13MB/ 4MB 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 10KR Tri or Du training 5KR/W Tri: iron, 3/4 Iron Flint Vicksburg Hastings Lawton Wellston Holt Laingsburg Grand Ledge Edmore Grand Rapids Laurel Springs, NC Holly Lake Orion Goodells Grand Rapids (810) 235.3396 (231) 546-2229 (269) 945-1212 (269) 624-6643 www.crim.org 3disciplines.com signmeup.com www.lawtoncs.org northcountrytrailrun.mirunning.com (517) 349.3803/ playmakersclassictri.com (517) 582-1112 (517) 242-1327 (989) 427-4348 (616) 826-5397 traffickstop5k.com usatf.org (231) 546-2229 (248) 616-9665 (810) 364-5477 (616) 437-3199 (989) 513-5195 (734) 678-5045 (616) 538-2367/ active.com arianasrun.com 3disciplines.com hansons-running.com http://tiny.cc/vwn0g michiganiron.com barc-mi.com epicraces.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series/ 10KR/W, 5KR/W Milford (818) 707-8866/ downanddirtymudrun.com 5KR, 1.5M kids' run, 1.5MW Saginaw Tri: half-iron, olympic 5KR 10KR, 5KR 13.1MR, 5KR, 2MW R/ B/ canoe, relay 10K, 5K, Kid's, Tri 5KR wade/swim, run, bike/trike Grass Lake Grandville Romeo Alpena Big Rapids Cadillac Grand Marais Grand Marais (586) 752-6115 peachfestromeo.com (989) 356-7351/ alpenaregionalmedicalcenter.org (231) 598-1918/ bigbadwolf.eventbrite.com (231) 876-0010/ cadillacfestivalofraces.com (906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com (906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sat, 9/1/12 Sun, 9/2/12 Sun, 9/2/12 Sun, 9/2/12 Sun, 9/2/12 Mon, 9/3/12 Mon, 9/3/12 Mon, 9/3/12 Mon, 9/3/12 Labor Day 30K Run & 10K Walk/Run Marshall Run Michigan Youth Arts in Motion 5K Mish Man DU - tentative Over the River and Thru the Woods 5K Ringside Fitness Marquette Marathon Run Like The Wind Swampfoot 4 Mile Barefoot Triathlons Ed Hansen Memorial Run/Walk Grand Marais Triathlon Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run Governor's Labor Day Bridge Run Hart Healthy Labor Day 5K & Bridge Walk Hillsdale Labor Day 5K Run Labor Day Run & Potluck 30K, 10K, kids run, 30KB 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MR/W 2.2MR/ 11MB, 2.2MR 5KR 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 1/2MFR 10KR, 5KR/W 4MR, 1MR Triathlon 10KR, 5KR Tri: 300-yardS/ 14MB/ 5KR 4-16 MR 5MFR 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Milford Newaygo Royal Oak tbd Big Rapids Marquette Westland Saint Clair Traverse City Ontonagon Grand Marais Lake Orion Mackinaw City Hart Hillsdale Midland (248) 685-7580l laborday30k.com (616) 866-6665 (248) 545-9200 (269) 978-2437 marshallrun.com michiganyoutharts.org spiritracing.us (231) 598-1918/ overtheriver.eventbrite.com marquettemarathon.com (517) 702-0226 (231) 546-2229 (906) 884-8108 (248) 693-9900 (517) 347-7891 (517) 439-4320 runningfoundation.com swampfoot4mile.com 3disciplines.com northlandrunner.com hansons-running.com michiganfitness.org hillsdaleschools.org (906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com (231) 301-8449/ facebook.com/hartmainstreet/ (989) 274--9495 www.barc-mi.com 50 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Mon, 9/3/12 Tue, 9/4/12 Wed, 9/5/12 Thu, 9/6/12 Thu, 9/6/12 Fri, 9/7/12 Mackinac Bridge Walk Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Youth Team Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Island Lake Triathlon - Fall Adventure Rage Triathlons 28 hour adventure race 5MW training camp St. Ignace Sterling Heights Rochester Royal Oak Brighton Cadillac (906) 643-7600 (586) 323-9683 (248) 616-9665 (248) 616-9665 (734) 845-7559 (810) 287-5593 mackinacbridge.org hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com elementevents.com infiterrasports.com Fri, 9/7/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Run Woodstock - Day 1 3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival of Races COVE Benefit Beach Walk and Run First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk Hume Home Run Fund 5K K.L.A.A. Association Invitational Kazoo Area Foot Chase Live Life Nspired 5K Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race Mud Creek Crawl NSO Riverwalk 5K Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon Run for Your Heart Run to Remember 100MR, 100KR, 5KR Triathlons 10KR, 5KR/W 26.2MR 5K R/W 5KR/W HS X-C 5KR 3.5 MR, 1MW 5KR/W, 1.5MW 8 MR/W, kids run 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR, 1MR 1/2MS/ 17MB/ 4.9MR 13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M, kids 10KR, 5KR, 2KW Pinckney East Tawas Pentwater Wakefield Paw Paw Muskegon Belleville Portage Charlotte Mackinac Island Sanford Detroit (734) 929-9027 (231) 546-2229 (231) 869-5939 (906) 285-4711 (231) 755-5787 (734) 416-7774 (269) 321-9264 (517) 543-9575 (810) 659-6493 (989) 493-9041 (313) 961-4890 runwoodstock.com 3disciplines.com pentwater.org northlandrunner.com goracego.com salemcrosscountry.org kazoofootchase.com livelifeinspired.org www.runmackinac.com race-mrm.com nso-mi.org www.eastgr.org runforyourheart.org bluewaterymca.com (269) 657-1326/ wineandharvestfestival.com East Grand Rapids (616) 949-1750 Saginaw Port Huron (989) 754-7283 (810) 987-6400 Sat, 9/8/12 Sat, 9/8/12 Run Woodstock - Day 2/ St. Mary Fall Festival 5K 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5M 5KR, 2KFR Pinckney Rochester Waupaca, WI New Boston (734) 929-9027 (248) 336-3189 runwoodstock.com http://tiny.cc/di9wf Morrice/ (517) 625-4260/ stmarymorrice.catholicweb.com Sun, 9/9/12 Sun, 9/9/12 Sun, 9/9/12 Great Prostate Cancer Challenge Hartman Creek Trail Run Jaguar Harrier CrossCountry Classic 5KR/W, kids run 25KR, 10KR, kdis run 5KR/W (715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com (313) 382-2300 Sun, 9/9/12 Sun, 9/9/12 Run Woodstock - Day 3 5MFR Pinckney Lansing (734) 929-9027 (517) 899-5211 runwoodstock.com sparrowfoundation.org Sparrow Women Working Wonders 8K/5K/OK8KR, 5KR/W Sun, 9/9/12 Mon, 9/10/12 Thu, 9/13/12 St. Mary Mercy Hospital 5K Run/Walk for Cancer Hansons Youth Team camp Livonia Sterling Heights Lansing (734) 655-1593 (586) 822-8606 (517) 431-1672 stmarymercy.org hansons-running.com www.somi.org Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Midnight Run/ 5.2MR Fri, 9/14/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Spartan Invitational Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Chad Schieber Memorial Race college and high school x-c East Lansing 25MB, 50MB, 75MB, 100MB Mackinaw City 10KR, 5KR, 1MR, kids run Midland (517) 432-5510 (888) 455-8100 (989) 708-9445 playmakers.com mackinawchamber.com race-mrm.com Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12 10KR, 5KR/W John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge 15KR, 5KR/W Live Centred Half Marathon Oh These Irish Hills Peacock Strut Riverbend 5K Run / Walk for MS Run for Hungry Children - tentative date St. John Applefest 13.1MR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kid's run 5KR/W, kids run 5KR, 3KW 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR Grosse Pointe Run Grosse Pointe Farms (800) 299-5007 Milford Adrian Tipton Portage West Branch Traverse City Fenton (248) 685-0043 (517) 403-7687 (517) 467-2670 active.com aatrackclub.org otih.org (269) 323-1942/ portagecommunitycenter.org (989) 225-9213 runningfoundation.com (231) 649-0541/ runforhungrychildren.org (810) 735.9193/ gaultracemanagement.com michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 51 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Bridge Run Canterbury on the Lake 5K Fun Run/Walk Ride the "Mighty Mac" 10MR, 5KR 5KR/W Mackinaw City Grand Rapids Waterford Lansing Bay City Royal Oak Detroit Richmond (888) 455.8100 (616) 262-4124 mackinawchamber.com thebridgerun.com (248) 674-5316/ canterburyonthelake.com (517) 332.2681 (248) 616-9665 (231) 546-2229 ccriverrun.org hansons-running.com 3disciplines.com Capital City River Run and Cooley Law School 5K/ 13.1M, 5K, 1M, kids Driathlon Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run 5K canoe/ 15KB/ 5KR 4-16 MR baycitymorningrotary.com Michigan's Triathlon & Duathlon Championship Romeo 2 Richmond Half Marathon 13.1MR/W, 5KR/W (586) 469-5065/ romeo2richmondrace.com Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sun, 9/16/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo Tortoise and Hare Marathon Training Run Tower Run for Education 5K Walk/Run and Remember 10KR, 5KR, FW training run - 11M loop 8KR, 5KW 5K/W Royal Oak Ann Arbor Michigan City, IN Williamston (248) 336-5735, detroitzoo.org/runwild/ (734) 623-9640 (219) 874-8927 tortoiseandhare.com toweronline.org/run/ email@example.com Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Dances with Dirt - Hell Deerfield Park Trail Half / 10K / 5K Great NorthernAdventure Race Komen Grand Rapids Race for the Cure� Lake Linden Wild Goose Chase Madonna University 75th Anniversary Run 50MR, 50KR, 100 K Relay 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR Pickney/Hell Mt. Pleasant (734) 929-9027 (989) 289-2361 (906) 487-1963 (616) 752-8262 (906) 370-9657 800-852-4951 danceswithdirt.com michiganhalfseries.com oap.mtu.edu komengr.org lakelinden5k10k.com madonna.edu/75years Adventure race: orienteering Houghton 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 1MFR Grandville Lake Linden Livonia Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Park 2 Park Half Marathon and 5K Pee Pants 5K Trail Adventure Perryfest Rambler Run for the Son Run the Pointe 13.1MR, 5KR 5KR 5KR/W 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, 2MFR Holland Muskegon Perry Portage (616) 399-9190 (231) 557-6454 (517) 974-1969 (269) 344-7333 park2parkrace.com enduranceadventue.org playmakers.com s-heights.org gpsathleticboosters.com Grosse Pointe Farms (248) 709-8816 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sat, 9/22/12 Sun, 9/23/12 Sun, 9/23/12 Sun, 9/23/12 Sault Area Chamber of Commerce Chase Save the Wildlife 5K Run/Walk Sawyer's Run Wellness Central Fitness Rat Race Fowlerville Football Fun Run Kellie Sebrell DeWitt 5K Trail Run Leaders & Best 10 Mile 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR 5KR/W, 1MW 5KR/W, FW 5KR, 1MR/W 5KR/W,1MR/W 5KRW 10MR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-3301 Howell Shelby Twp. Mt. Pleasant Fowlerville DeWitt Ann Arbor (517) 546-0249 (248) 818-0270 (989) 772-0323 (517) 223-6481 (517) 669.3418 (734) 213-1033 (905) 949-1910 saultstemarie.org howellnaturecenter.org sawyersrun.org edzone.net/~mphsstr runningfoundation.com champsforcharity.com oakvillehalfmarathon.com Sun, 9/23/12 Sun, 9/23/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Sat, 9/29/12 Oakville Half Marathon & 10K White Pine Academy 5K Du North West Side 5K Run/Walk Genesys Athletic Club Dash for a Difference Hansons Cross-Country Invitational Oktoberfest Lagerlauf 5K Fun Run & Walk Run for the Rouge Run on the Rez 5K 13.1M, 10K, kids run 5KR/W Duathlon 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, 1MFR XC 5KR/W 5KR 5KR/W, 1MR/W Oakville, ON Leslie Manistee Traverse City Grand Blanc Sterling Heights Grand Rapids Canton Mt. Pleasant Spring Lake Lansing Traverse City (517) 403-8813 (616) 261-9706 (231) 409-2804 (810) 606-7909 (586) 822-8606 http://tiny.cc/anfcj stridersrun.com genesys.org hansons-running.com (616) 890-5978/ oktoberfestwestmichigan.com (313) 792-9621 (989) 772-0323 www.therouge.org edzone.net/~mphsstr/ Shoreline Sport & Spine Oktoberfest Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Team Playmakers Marathon Training Run West Side 5k Run/Walk and Children's Run 20MR/W 5KR/W, kids run (616) 844-2734 oktoberfestmarathon.com (517) 349-3803 (231) 409-2804 playmakers.com www.tcwscc.com Sun, 9/30/12 52 Brooksie Way Half Marathon 13.1MR, 5KR/W Rochester Hills (810) 235-3397 thebrooksieway.com Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 9/30/12 Sun, 9/30/12 Sun, 9/30/12 Sun, 9/30/12 Sun, 9/30/12 Farmington Fall Classic Fitness Expo and 5K Walk/ Run Great Grand River Paddle/ Bike/ Run Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure 5KR/W 5KR/W tri: paddle/ B/ R 4-16 MR 5KR/W Farmington Berrien Springs Grand Ledge Grosse Pointe Toledo, OH (248) 473-1800 (517) 627-7351 (313) 882-1325 (419) 724-2873 hansons-running.com komennwohio.org runningfoundation.com (269) 471-3370/ andrews.edu/cas/nutrition/ Sun, 9/30/12 Sat, 10/1/11 Sat, 10/1/11 Sat, 10/1/11 Sat, 10/1/11 Sat, 10/8/11 Playmakers Autumn Classic 8K Fish Lake 5K GRAAHI Rhythm Run Hartwick Pines Challenge Trail Run Jamesers 5K for Kaleidoscope Kids Halloween 5K for Junior Achievement 8KR/W, 1MFR, 1/2 M FR 5KR/W 5KR/W 7.5MR, 3MR 5KR/W 5KR/W Haslett Sturgis Grand Rapids Grayling Brighton Lansing (517) 349.3803 playmakers.com (269) 625-=3969 active.com (616) 331-5872 rhythmrun.com (989) 390-5530/ grayling-area.com/pinerace/ jamesers.com (517) 371-5437 jamidmichigan.org Sat, 9/29/12 Tue, 10/2/12 Tue, 10/2/12 Thu, 10/4/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Run Vasa Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Danae's Race Depot Days Earleen Fox Memorial 5K Walk/Run 25KR, 10KR, 5KR training Williamsburg Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe Royal Oak (231) 932-5401 (586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665 (517) 896-5257 (989) 714-2496 (989) 685-2552 runvasa.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com runningfoundation.com depotdaysrace.com http://tiny.cc/8pvcx 5KR 5KR/W 5KR/W Lansing Standish West Branch Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Fall Colors Bridge Race I Gave My Sole for Parkinson's Island Boodle 5K Run/Walk LakeVille's 5K Run/Walk Lansing Christian School 5K 5.4MR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR 5KR/W Mackinaw City Okemos Beaver Island Otisville Lansing Petoskey Portage Traverse City (231) 436-5664 (800) 852-9781 (231) 448-2505 mackinawcity.com playmakers.com www.beaverisland.org (810) 793-4188/ lakevillesvisions.blogspot.com (517) 719-0603/ lansingchristianschool.org (231) 838-5180/ petoskeyrotarysunrise.org (269) 323-5233 (231) 941.8118 portageinvite.com remembrancerun.com Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Bay Run/Walk for Charity/ 10KR, 5KR/W Portage Invitational x-c meet, open 5K 5KR/W, 1MR/W Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Red October Run Remembrance Run 10KR, 5KR/W, 1M kid's run Wayne (313) 586-5486/ oakwood.org/redoctoberrun/ Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sat, 10/6/12 Sun, 10/7/12 Run Scream Run Run Walk for the Animals 5K Salmon Run/Walk SOTL Storm Runners Race Stay Dry Tri The Crabby Apple 10KR, 5KR,1MR 5KR/W, 1MW 10KR/W, 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR 5K canoe/ 10KB/ 5KR 5MR, 2.5MR/W,1MFR Ypsilanti Grand Ledge Baldwin Brighton Milford St. Ignace Belleville Alpena St. Johns (734) 929-9027 (517) 626-6060 (231) 745-8804 (734) 231-2792 (248) 660-4337 (906) 430-5666 (734) 416-7774 (989) 358-7297 (989) 224-7674 runscreamrun.com cahs-lansing.org salmonrunbaldwin.com sotlschool.com http://tiny.cc/fnoxz saintignace.org salemcrosscountry.org alpenazonta.org andyts.com Wayne County Cross Country Championships HS X-C 5KR Zonta Walks for Women / Breast Cancer Awareness/ 5KR/W Andy T's Pumpkin Trot 10KR, 5KR/W, kid's run Sun, 10/7/12 Sun, 10/7/12 Sun, 10/7/12 Sun, 10/7/12 Sun, 10/7/12 Betsie Valley Run Fall Fest Frolic Green Space 5K MSU Federal Credit Union Dinosaur Dash MSU Sprint Triathlon 13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MR 400mS/ 20KB/ 5KR Thompsonville New Boston Mason East Lansing East Lansing (231) 378-2000 (734) 282-1101 (517) 355-2370 (231) 546-2229 betsievalleyrun.com everalracemgt.com museum.msu.edu 3disciplines.com (517) 589-8159/ inghamconservation.com michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 53 Sun, 10/7/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sat, 10/13/12 Sun, 10/14/12 Sun, 10/14/12 Red, White & Blue 26.2 Marathon Fall Color Tour Run or Relay 26.2 MR 10KR or 2person relay Findlay, OH Falmouth Dexter Port Huron Midland Gaylord Houghton Lake Ashland, WI Brighton Belmont Detroit Clarkston (419) 442-4424/ redwhiteandblue26-2.com (231) 826-3854 (734) 904-6431 (810) 984-4847 (989) 430-1148 fallcolortourrun.com rc.net/lansing/fgrhs/ speedyraces.net sosanimalrescue.org Fr. Gabriel Richard HS Cross Country Invitational Scary Halloween Hallow SOS Animal Rescue Dirty Dog Run Top of Michigan 100K and Team Relay United Way Charities Trail Run Whistlestop Marathon and Half Marathon Wolf Lake 5K Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA 5K D-Town River Run Hidden Forest Trail Run 5KR, 1.5MFR 10KR, 5KR/W 100KR, team relay 10KR, 5KR 26.2 M, 13.1 M, 10K, 5K 5KR 5KR, 1MFR 10KR/W, 5KR/W 8.5 M, 5.5 M, 2.5 M (231) 348-8280/ trailscouncil.org/events/100k (989) 751-3968 (800) 284-9484/ whistlestopmarathon.com (810) 231-4169 (616) 855-1440 (248) 318-8317 hamburgfitness.net grymca.org ewb-detroit.org (810) 487-0954/ gaultracemanagement.com Sun, 10/14/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Sun, 10/14/12 Sun, 10/14/12 Sun, 10/14/12 Race for Ralya Run at the Farm 5KR/W, 1/4M kids run 5KR, Kids Run 5KR/W, kids run Portage Portland Haslett Waterford (248) 649-2891 (517) 647-1709 arthritis.org runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com Portland St. Patrick Fall Festival Half Marathon and 5K (517) 420-2198 fiftytwo4mom.org Sun, 10/14/12 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon 26.2 M, 13.1M, 5K, kids run Toronto, ON/ (416) 944-2765/ torontowaterfrontmarathon.com Sun, 10/14/12 Wild Life Marathon 26.2M, 13.1M, 5K, kids run Concord (517) 392-8250 wildlifemarathon.org Tue, 10/16/12 Fri, 10/19/12 Sat, 10/20/12 Sat, 10/20/12 Sat, 10/20/12 Sat, 10/20/12 Sat, 10/20/12 Sun, 10/21/12 Sun, 10/21/12 Hansons Youngsters Cross-Country Invitational (7-10 Grade) Westside YMCA Boo Race Trail 10K/ 5K Bailey's Doggie Dash Grand Valley Laker Homecoming 5K 10KR/ 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR, kids run Sterling Heights Holt Rockford Allendale (586) 822-8606 (517) 827-9670 (517) 336-6429 (616) 331-3360 gvsulakers.com/m-xc hansons-running.com playmakers.com Sat, 10/20/12 Mercantile Bank Run Thru the Rapids 10KR, 5KR/W Grand Rapids Munising Saginaw Flint Dimondale (888) 909-2267 (517) 332-5046 (989) 964-4215 (810) 487-0954 runthrutherapids.com www.mhsaa.com svsu.edu/svsu5k active.com aubreys5k.com Michigan High School Cross Country U.P. State Finals SVSU Healthy-U 5K Run & Walk U of M/MSU Tailgate Challenge Aubrey's Butterfly 5K Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W 26.2M, Wheels, 13.1M, 5K Detroit,Windsor (313) 222-6676 freepmarathon.com Sun, 10/21/12 Duathlon DU it for Fun! DU it for Life! Sun, 10/21/12 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon Sun, 10/21/12 Sun, 10/21/12 Sun, 10/21/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Racing for Recovery Run Road to the Broad 5K Twin Rivers 5K Alger Heights Halloween 5K Great Turtle Half Marathon 3MR/ 10MB/ 3MR 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1/4 MFR 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run 13.1 MR, 5.7 MR/W Stanwood Grand Rapids Sylvania, OH East Lansing Muir Grand Rapids Middlebury, IN Mackinac Island (866) 972-1177 tullymoregolf.com (616) 293-3145/ grandrapidsmarathon.com (231) 546-2229 (248) 613-3274 (989) 855-2646 (616) 929-0190 (810) 487-0954 www.ionia.k12.mi.us/ www.alger5k.com runmackinac.com 3disciplines.com Frightening 5K & Haunted Hilly Half Marathon 13.1MR, 5KR (574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com Sat, 10/27/12 Headless Horseman 5K Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Sat, 10/27/12 Muddy Watters Cider Slam Prairies and Ponds Poltergeist Pursuit 10KR, 5KR 4MR 5KR, kids run Howell Rochester Hills Lapeer Detroit Williamston Brown City Belmont (517) 546-0693 (248) 320-5705 (810) 538-1731 howellrecreation.org jeffwatters.com chatfieldschool.org Run of the Dead, a Race Through Southwest Detroit, 10KR, 5KR St. Mary 5K The Dark Side The Headless Horseman Chase 5KR/W adventure run 10MR, 5KR/W (248) 766-6485/ savorsouthwestdetroit.org (517) 803-5420 (810) 886-1654 (616) 365-2936 daredevildash.com headlesschase.com 54 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 10/28/12 Sun, 10/28/12 Sun, 10/28/12 Sun, 10/28/12 Thu, 11/1/12 Sat, 11/3/12 Sat, 11/3/12 Sat, 11/3/12 Sat, 11/3/12 Sun, 11/4/12 Sun, 11/4/12 Sun, 11/4/12 Sun, 11/4/12 Tue, 11/6/12 Tue, 11/6/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sat, 11/10/12 Sun, 11/11/12 Big Ten Cross Country Championships Group Run Hansons Group Run Run Thru Hell on Halloween Eve Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Meaningful Moments 5K Mio Baseball 5K Outrun Hunger d'Ear Lake Lansing North 10K Trail Race Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 10KR, KW training 8KR, 5KR/W East Lansing Lake Orion Lake Orion Pinckney (248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (517) 702-0226 (248) 616-9665 (517) 975-9900 (517) 332-5046 (260) 802-1091 (248) 887-3700 (517) 655-9698 (586) 532-1300 (248) 651-6267 (989) 772-0323 (248) 693-9900 (616) 534-8827 (989) 553-6656 (419) 699-3364 bigten.cstv.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com runningfoundation.com hansons-running.com runningfoundation.com www.mhsaa.com race-mrm.com playmakers.com www.theear.org indoortri.com bloomerboogie.com edzone.net/~mphsstr/ hansons-running.com kfkdr.com race-mrm.com toledoroadrunners.org Sun, 10/28/12 Wicked Halloween Run 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR Plymouth Royal Oak Lansing Brooklyn Mio Commerce Twp Haslett (248) 345-6168/ wickedhalloweenrun.com Michigan High School Cross Country L.P. State Finals tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Commerce Twp Rochester Hills Mt Pleasant Grosse Pointe 5KR/W, 1MFR 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR Wyoming Battle Creek Bay City Walbridge, OH Rochester Area Optimist Club Bloomer Boogie 5MR/W, 5KR/W, 1KFR Turkey Trot Cross Country Run Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Kids Feeding Kids 5K Run / 1 Mile Fun Run ANG Road Hawg Classic Don Dansereau Memorial Fall Race Ohio/Michigan 5K Turkey Trail Trot 5K Run/Walk 6KR X-C (269) 969-3441/ greatlakeschampionchip.com Sat, 11/10/12 Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W Dexter Middleville (734) 213-1033 (269) 795-5535 a2turkeytrot.com tkschools.org disneywinedinerun.com woldumar.org stayintheshade.org Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend Woldumar Nature Center Run-a-Munk Highland Rugged Man 13.1MR, 10KR/W, 5KR/W 5MR, 2MW Lake Buena Vista, FL Lansing Highland (517) 927-8955 (248) 320-9102 Sun, 11/11/12 Roseville Big Bird Run Sun, 11/11/12 Tue, 11/13/12 Fri, 11/16/12 Fri, 11/16/12 Sat, 11/17/12 Sat, 11/17/12 Sat, 11/17/12 The Burg Trail Run Wayne County Lightfest 8K Fun Run/Walk Silver Bells in the City Fun Run Yule Run, I'll Walk 5K Blitzen the Dotte Grand Finale 5K and Team Invitational Grand Valley Turkey Trot 5K 10KR, 1MR/W, 4KR 10KR, 5KR/W 8KR/W 2.5MR 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR, 5K/8K team 5KR Roseville Laingsburg Westland Lansing Grand Rapids Wyandotte Lansing Allendale (586) 445-5480 (517) 285-6487 (734) 261-1990 (517) 487-3322 (616) 233-3563 roseville-mi.gov www.leaf4Kids.com waynecountyparks.org runwalkjog.com yulerun5k.com (734) 284-5560/ wyandotteboatclub.com (517) 755-8440 runningfoundation.com (616) 346-8740/ grandvalleyrunningclub.webs.com Sat, 11/17/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Sat, 11/17/12 WMU Turkey Trot 10KR, 5KR, 1/4M kids run 5KR/W 5KFR,1MFR 5KR 4MR, 2MW 4.1MR/W, 1MFR/W 5KR, 1.5MR/W Bloomfield Hills Kalamazoo Boyne City Alpena (248) 269-2895 (269) 387-3765 (269) 683-1552 (231) 582-3416 (989) 354-7314 arthritis.org http://tiny.cc/akvcz nb-ymca.org Thu, 11/22/12 1st Source Bank/ Niles/Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run, 10K, 5K, 1M Niles Thu, 11/22/12 Boyne City Turkey Trot Thu, 11/22/12 Dorks Brothers Turkey Trot Thu, 11/22/12 Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler Thu, 11/22/12 Gazelle Sports Gobble Wobble Thu, 11/22/12 Gobbler Gallop Trail Run thunderbaytrails.org Thu, 11/22/12 Fifth Third Bank Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Detroit Fort Wayne, IN (313) 247-4149 (260) 436-4824 detroitturkeytrot.org FortWayneGobbler.com gazellesports.com East Grand Rapids (616) 940-9888 Saginaw Portage (989) 513-5195 Thu, 11/22/12 KAR Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Prediction Run, 5KR (269) 270-5641/ kalamazooarearunners.com michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 55 Annual Event Calendar 2012 Thu, 11/22/12 Lansing Turkeyman Trot 5KR Lansing (517) 702-0226 runningfoundation.com Thu, 11/22/12 Smoke the Turkey 5K Thu, 11/22/12 The ANTI-Turkey Trot Thu, 11/22/12 Turkey Stampede Thu, 11/22/12 Turkey Trot for a Cause Fri, 11/23/12 Sun, 11/25/12 Sun, 11/25/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Fantasy 5K Hansons Group Run Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach December Chill Adventure Race Dickens of a Run 5KR 10MR, 10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR 5KR training 2MR 7 hr adventure 5KR Sylvania, OH Shelby Twp. Elkhart, IN Canton Howell Lake Orion Harrison Twp TBD Mt Pleasant (419) 841-5597 eliteendeavors.com (586) 532-1300/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com (574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com (734) 483-5600 (517) 546-3020 (248) 693-9900 (248) 627-6619 (231) 233-4736 (989) 772-0323 infiterrasports.com edzone.net/~mphss leisure.canton-mi.org howell.org hansons-running.com Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Holiday Hustle Holly Day 5K Run/Walk Jingle Bell Fun Run / Walk Jingle Jog Reese Winter Road Race Series Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach Scrooge Scramble Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Run Through the Lights Come Home to Alma Jingle Bell 5K Jingle Belle Women's 5K Paw Paw Santa Run 5KR, 1MR 3MR/W 5KR, 2KW 5KR 10KR, 5KR/W 2MR 5KR/W Dexter Armadad Port Huron (734) 929-9027 (810) 343-5060 (810) 987-6400 runholiday5k.com bluewaterymca.com Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Sat, 12/1/12 Tue, 12/4/12 Thu, 12/6/12 Thu, 12/6/12 Sat, 12/8/12 Sat, 12/8/12 Sat, 12/8/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - Northville, 5KRW, 1/4M kids run Northville Fenton Reese Harrison Twp Lansing Grosse Pointe Royal Oak (248) 269-2895 (810) 714-2011 (989) 529-7904 (248) 627-6619 (517) 899-5211 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665 (269) 342-5996 (989) 948-2160 (517) 490-2578 (269) 624-4841 arthritis.org fentonchamber.com iloveoldtown.org hansons-running.com hansons-running.com gazellesports.com http://tiny.cc/3oz5g www.dtdl.org santarun.pawpawmi.us 5KR 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MW Kalamazoo Alma Lansing Paw Paw Sat, 12/8/12 Sat, 12/8/12 Sat, 12/8/12 Sun, 12/9/12 Sun, 12/9/12 Tue, 12/11/12 Tue, 12/11/12 Sat, 12/15/12 Sat, 12/15/12 Sat, 12/15/12 Sun, 12/16/12 Sun, 12/16/12 Sat, 12/29/12 Sun, 12/30/12 Sun, 12/30/12 Run Like The Dickens and Tiny Tim Trot 10KR, 5KR/W, Tiny Tim Trot Holly Lexington, KY Albuquerque, NM New Baltimore Ypsilanti Ann Arbor Grosse Pointe Bay City Allendale Alpena Shelby Twp. Grand Rapids Albion, IN Lake Orion 5KR/W Lansing (248) 328-3200/ runlikethedickens.com (206) 419-0140 (843) 918-2305 (586) 648-2525 (734) 712-5640 (734) 769-9105 (313) 882-1325 (989) 832-2267 (616) 331-3360 (989) 354-7314 (586) 484-5523 jinglebell5krun.com whoville5k.com (260) 436-4824 (248) 693-9900 (517) 882-3550 www.huff50k.com hansons-running.com runningfoundation.com usatf.org usatf.org www.jinglebellrun.com girlsontherunsemi.org aatrackclub.org/races hansons-running.com barc-mi.com gvsulakers.com/m-xc USATF National Club Cross Country Championships USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Anchor Bay Jingle Bell Run New Balance Girls on the Run 5K 5KR, 1MFW 5KR/W Ann Arbor Track Club Winter Mini Track Meet Grosse Pointe Lights Run B A R C Christmas 5K GVSU All-Comers Distance Series Jingle All the Way Biggby Coffee Jingle Bell Run Whoville 5K Run & Walk HUFF 50K Trail Run Group Run Resolution 5K 6MR 5KR/W 3200mR, 5000mR 2MR 5KR/W 5KR/W 50 KR, 50K Relay, 10MR Mon, 12/31/12 Fifth Third New Year's Eve Family Fun Run/Walk, 5KR/W, 1MR/W Mon, 12/31/12 Midland Resolution Run Mon, 12/31/12 New Year's Resolution Run 5KR/W 8KR, 5KR/W Detroit Midland Flint (313) 886-5560 (810) 659-6493 belleislefunrun.com riverbendstriders.com (989) 205-3813/ midlandresolutionrun.com 56 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv full page template_Full page 2/8/12 3:00 PM Page 1 Math Boot Camp Makes `Running Numbers' Come Alive By Rom Marinucci � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios R ecent studies are beginning to confirm what many runners have long suspected: aerobic exercise improves learning. It's not always clear how this occurs, but the evidence is mounting. Aerobic exercise increases the levels of a brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which promotes brain cell growth. For students, especially overweight ones, studies show that 40 minutes of daily exercise enhances their ability to avoid distractions -- that is, to be attentive and focus on learning. Physically fit children show superior thought- and perception-processing skills. Schools that have increased playtime through more recess and/or physical education classes report improved academic success. Another study showed 13 weeks of aerobic activity correlated favorably with better math skills. Runners also know that running improves frames of mind. It seems logical that 58 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Experiments show another thing that runners have long known: exercise must be fun. Tests on laboratory mice (ethically, it's pretty tough to run these same experiments on kids!) reveal that there are no benefits to the brain if they are compelled to exercise. But when they voluntarily turn to their little treadmills, the mice show enhanced thinking and reactive skills. being in better moods makes it easier for students to focus on their schoolwork. Whether Novi Meadows Elementary School math teacher Tom Michalski considered all this or not, he knows that running helps his students do math. In March 2010, he began The Math Boot Camp. "At the time, my math class was made up of 22 of the lowest-performing students in sixth grade," Michalski said. "I didn't know any magic way to catch these students up to their peers other than spending more time on the subject. "As a result, I offered to stay after school twice a week to help them," he continued. "Un- � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Dogs are welcome to run with Novi Meadows Elementary School math teacher Tom Michalski and Math Boot Camp students. michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 59 my class were allowed to participate. Last year was different. "In 2011, I taught 56 math students, only half of whom were `lower performing.' Of those 56, I believe 47 participated (in Math Boot Camp). In addition, I invited the 2010 students to run with us. Five or six of them came back for a second year." The Boot Campers meet before and after school, on Mondays from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 7:15 to 8 a.m. � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios joined by the school principal, district superintendent, assistant superintendent and board members. "Parents have been thrilled," said Michalski. Many students report that they now run other races with their parents. Some even tell tales of having to keep Mom or Dad on their training regimen. "Running and math have a lot in common," said Michalski. "To be successful in either, you need discipline and perseverance. There are days when running is the last thing you want to do, but you must in order to be ready for the race. The same can be said for math. Students have to work through the down times in order to be successful. That's the difference between being good and being great in math or running." The results are there for students to see. The same kids who struggled at first to run a couple hundred yards complete a 5K after two months of training. To finish the 5K they must practice; to do math they must practice. Trooper Krista Abner-Bennett, still excited after her 2011 finish, said, "It's fun to learn how to push yourself." "It (the 5K) was really fun," age-group winner Scott Whyte added. "The math is too." "The Boot Camp is the most special thing I've done in my teaching career," said Michalski. "Only when a student is willing to work for something can he or she see that they can accomplish great things. "The feeling of pride that I get each year when I see my students cross the finish line is second to none. The joy of watching them accomplish something they thought was impossible makes all the hours worthwhile. "The joy I get from helping my students reach their goals far outweighs the joy I get from crossing the finish line myself," he said. - MR - "The time is split," Michalski repeated, "between reviewing math and training for the 5K. Our training will begin the first week of March and culminate in the Run Fit 5K in Novi May 2. "Our running is based on the Jeff Galloway `walk break' philosophy," he continued. "It's how I first trained for marathons ... and it's worked for every student in Math Boot Camp. The math learning varies from week to week, depending on what kids need that day. It's a little of everything." In addition to each of the troops completing last year's Run Fit 5K, "they've done well (in math)," he reported. "They've increased their scores and the average of the class showed more than a year's growth." Early finishers both years went back out on the course to run with their not-quite-so-fast classmates. The Math Boot Camp continues to grow "This year we should have well over 100 students," said Michalski. "In addition to current students, I have ones back from the last two years." The enthusiasm is contagious. In 2010 Michalski's teaching teammate, Cary Grimm, finished the Run Fit 5K with his students. Fellow Novi Meadows teachers Trisha Wellock and Karen Duthie have asked take part in the camp this year. "My wife and mom have run the race," said Michalski. Sometimes the troops are fortunately, my offer only drew the same nine or 10 kids each time. I wanted more of my 22 students involved." The same determination that has helped Michalski to complete more than a dozen marathons also helped him with a solution. "As an avid runner, I often talked about my races with my students," he remembered. "For them, running a mile in gym class was torture. They couldn't imagine my stories of 26.2-mile marathons. "I decided to challenge them to a 5K race as well as challenge them to improve their math skills. The Michalski Math Boot Camp was born! All 22 of my students participated, meeting twice a week. We split the time each session between running and math. "In 2010, the first year, only students in back to the beach 0312_back to the beach 2/6/12 11:37 AM Page 1 60 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Hartland0312_Hartland 2/13/12 11:35 PM Page 1 Ann Arbor Turkey Trot Ann Arbor Turkey Trot Draws Record Crowd By Tracey Cohen DEXTER (11/12/11) -- Blue skies, sunshine, merry tunes and mild temperatures greeted more than 1,500 participants in Champions for Charity's second annual Ann Arbor Turkey Trot at Hudson Mills Metro Park. "It's a race for everyone," said Tortoise and Hare owner and race sponsor Matt Holappa. "Champions does a great job making the race user-friendly for everyday runners and families while still attracting a competitive crowd." Veteran road racer Maggy Zidar gave up a race nearer home to take on the challenge of completing the "Iron Turkey" � "trotting" in both the 5K and 10K. The beauty of the park and opportunity to run along the Huron River were not deterrents either. Doubling as men's and women's 10K and 5K winners were Joe Maki, 21, of Ann Arbor (33:50 and 16:06) and Katie Jazwinski, 32, of Dexter (32:58 and 18:15). The event celebrated Veterans Day and the spirit of Thanksgiving, with program representatives from Cell Phones for Soldiers, Soldiers Angels and Team Red White and Blue collecting donations to benefit service men and women. For complete results and information on the aforementioned organizations, visit http://www.a2turkeytrot.com, http://cellphonesforsoldiers.com, http://www.soldiersangels.org and http://teamrwb.com. Tracey Cohen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. - MR - Hartland Memorial Day Run/Walk May 28, 2012 Presented by Hartland Insurance Agency 8:00 am � Hartland High School � Awards for Runners, Walkers & Masters � A ChronoTrack timed event � Benefits Hartland High School Athletic Programs Register: active.com Web: www.hartlandrun.com Contact: Hartland Athletics (810) 626-2300 michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 61 Runyaker's Quest Nears Niagara Falls By Riley McLincha A couple years ago I wrote about runyaking, the combination of kayaking and running. Put simply, whenever kayaking alone I run back to the point where I began. In April 2009 I began the Horseshoe to Horseshoe Runyaking Expedition, which will be, by the time I finish, a 1,400-mile journey. The starting point was Horseshoe Lake near Oxford; the finishing point will be Horseshoe Falls at Niagara, Ontario. On the map they're merely 212 miles apart, but by kayak, via rivers and Great Lakes, it's 700 miles. Multiply that by two if counting running in reverse. I've packed enough adventure into the last three kayaking seasons for a lifetime. So much so, I'm not anxious for it to end this year. Already I'm wondering what will I do, come warmer months of 2013, to fill in the gap. I began the 2011 runyaking season last May where I left off the previous September, near the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor. It did not take long before I was exiting the Detroit River. Since then I've been runyaking Canada's southernmost shoreline. What I didn't know was 100 miles of Lake Erie's north shore is lined with 60-foot-high clay bluffs. But I've gotten to know the bluffs pretty well, running atop them and kayaking below. Not to mention the few times I've had to climb up and down them, sometimes carrying Swiftee, my 9.5-foot kayak. I could only climb or third square template_third square 8/11/11 10:21 AM Page 1 descend these steep bluffs by stairs. Finding stairways was not easy. Their scarcity dictated the length of runyaking segments. Once while climbing up stairs and carrying the kayak, I lost my balance and fell. I lay still for quite a while. My forehead had hit the ground hard. I felt for blood and looked at my hand; all clean. During the second attempt I was more cautious and made it to the top. Another time, at a church campground, I looked for a stairway but only a rope was available. It was the only access from Lake Erie in miles, so I used it -- only because I would be arriving by kayak, leaving it overnight, then returning the next day to continue. Photo courtesy of Riley McLincha Riley McLincha with his kayak, Swifty. Photo by Riley McLincha Swifty When Swiftee and I arrived where the rope was, it was getting dark and beginning to rain. I took all valuables from the kayak with me and climbed the rope; one of them was my U.S. passport. Once in my vehicle, I realized my passport was missing. It had fallen from my pocket 62 somewhere between the kayak and vehicle, but it was now dark. To look for it would require a flashlight, which I had, but I visualized the search for a second ... climbing up and down the rope, in the dark using a flashlight, in the rain? Nyet, nope, not going to happen. I would have to come back when daylight and pray I'd find it before launching; otherwise I'd face well-deserved harassment at the border. I did find the passport in the morning, but not until I was at the end of my rope -- literally. It was lying at the bottom of the rope next to a tiny creek feeding into Lake Erie. It's a miracle the rain hadn't washed it into the creek Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv third vertical template_third vertical 2/6/12 11:09 AM Pa and out into Erie. Being rained upon all night, it was not in the best condition; it had a very used look about it, as if I'd traveled to every country in the world. At my photojournal blogsite of the trip (http://frwc.livejournal.com), I write most about the kayaking portion, for the running part is vanilla in comparison, except for one particular run last October near Port Stanley, Ontario, a harbor town on Lake Erie. On this particular morning the plan was as usual: I'd park the vehicle where I expected to finish paddling, then run back to where I'd placed the kayak. Normally, I prefer runyaking in segments of eight to 10 miles. But because of the bluffs, nothing was available for 19 miles. So it would be a longer than usual runyaking day. Never in my 60 years of life had I begun a run this early, 4 a.m. If I said I was looking forward to this long run plus 15 miles of paddling, I would be lying. Add to that, I was not feeling well when I began trotting away from where I hoped to land that afternoon. The 20 ounces of coffee and pumpkin bread I'd consumed for breakfast was not sitting soundly on my gut. My stomach seemed be rebelling against me for eating so early. It was a chilly morning: the first time I'd had to wear pants, gloves and ear covering since April. I also needed a reflective vest and a headlamp. I kept telling myself to go slow and not worry about time. The first mile, from the port to the top of the bluffs, was entirely uphill, so my advice was easy to follow. I may have been running slower than I could have walked, but refused to amble. So far, I'd run every inch of the 500-some miles getting here; I wasn't going to start walking now. I had a map in my running pants pocket, and I would turn on the headlamp often and refer to it. I say "often" because I kept panicking, thinking I was going to miss a turn and end up running 20 miles or more. Once far from the city lights of Port Stanley, I could not believe how dark it was. To my left Lake Erie was on average a half mile away. Surrounding me was nothing but farmland and woods. the only radiance from them would be a floodlight on a pole. Away from the barnyards, when running through wooded areas that blocked out the stars, I literally could not see my hand in front of my face. With the many curves in the roads I was running, only by locating the North Star did I know the direction I was heading. Constellation Orion could usually be seen on my left or in front of me. I've seen it hundreds of times, but tonight it was so jam-packed with surrounding stars, the only thing that gave it away was the hunter's belt. Orion's awesomeness made me want to stop in my tracks. But no, I had to keep moving. I can't remember a time in my life when I sensed this sort of solitude. I felt it was me alone in the universe. Where I ran was so isolated, more than two hours passed before I saw a car. While transfixed and enjoying the seclusion in an odd sort of way, I was still feeling nauseous from breakfast. The bottle of water I was carrying was a hindrance; I wanted to dump it, but knew better than to run the later miles without hydration. After 10 miles the sun began rising and starlight dissipated. My frame of mind changed; once again I was back on Earth with other humans. The second half of the run seemed normal. But those first two hours made for the most inspiring and memorable run of my life. So I continue: run, kayak, run, kayak. As of today I'm still 150 miles from Niagara Falls. Many people -- too many, actually -- have asked, "When you get there, are you going to go over?" I like doing crazy things, but do they really think I'm that kind of crazy? - MR - It was a moonless night; at times the only light was from stars. And, oh my goodness, were there stars! I'd never seen so many. The only other moment I can compare it to was on a cruise ship at sea, but even then the lights of the liner blocked out much of the heavenly illumination. With Lake Erie being 50 miles wide, it kept most of humanity's lights from reaching me. Other than starlight, the only other beams were from barnyards, and at this time of night michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 63 The Distance Kings: Christopherson, Sved Complete 200 Marathons Each By Dave Foley L ast June Bill Sved, 63, completed his 200th marathon. A month later Wayne Christopherson, also 63, reached the 26.2-mile mark for the 200th time as well. It's only about a five-hour drive between Christopherson's Alpena home and Sved's residence in Marquette. The men are friends, members of the Upper Peninsula Road Runners Club and often run together when they find themselves at the same race. Christopherson's personal record for the marathon is 2:45; now his finish times usually fall in the 3:30 to 3:45 range. These days Sved, whose best is 2:48, may dip closer to four hours. Christopherson debuted at the distance in 1978 at the Saginaw Valley Marathon with a time of 3:14. Sved's first attempt ended in failure 18 miles into the Marquette Marathon, when, blistered and sunburned, he dropped out of his hometown race.. The next year, 1982, he completed the Seney Stretch Marathon in 3:44:21. Because the Upper Peninsula is not the epicenter of the marathon world, Sved traveled far to get to races. After running the 1985 Honolulu Marathon, he decided to run one in every state. By 1992 he was closing in on his goal, but it appeared his efforts would be thwarted since Delaware offered no marathons. Undeterred, Sved scheduled and directed the Northern Shufflers' Delaware Marathon in Newark, Del. From his home 1,050 miles away, he posted notices in major running magazines, coordinated the race and made it a success, drawing entries from half the states. Included in the Delaware field were grateful fellow marathoners who were also seeking to race a 26-miler in every state. Sved ended his 50-state tour June 5, 1993, finishing the Sunburst Marathon on the 50yard-line in Notre Dame Stadium. "Running marathons was easy compared to the logistics and travel required to make it happen," he said, looking back. Whereas Sved's travel was goal specific, Christopherson and his wife, Chris, choose marathon destinations as opportunities to see different parts of the country. "I look at marathonguide.com and say, `Hey, that sounds interesting. I think I'll go there,'" said Christopherson. "That's how I found races like the Tobacco Pond Marathon in North Carolina and Pike's Peak Marathon in Colorado." The Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City and Detroit Free Press Marathon are favorites with Christopherson; he has finished each 26 times and done several others 10 to 15 times. Sved, on the other hand, likes to try new courses. He has run 88 different marathons; 65 of which he did only once. He has, however, completed the Paavo Nurmi Marathon 26 times (with a 27th in store this year as an early race on his way to 300 marathons). The Paavo event starts and finishes in Wisconsin, but the course crosses into Michigan. Sved enjoys the August race as it is close to home and its hills and heat "give bragging rights to having finished it." Sved's list of marathons -- 208 as he entered 2012 -- only includes 26.2-mile races. In addition he has logged 13 ultra-marathons. He has finished the Gogebic Endurance Run 38miler nine times and at one time held the course record with a 4:30:54. He is the course record holder (6:31:22) and two-time finisher of the Moving Athletes 50-mile run from Escanaba to Menominee. Photo courtesy of Bill Sved Bill Sved Christopherson includes 44 ultras in his tally of 200 marathons. By 1986 he felt ready to tackle the Western States 100-Miler, which is to ultra-running what Boston is to marathoning. He remembers standing on the starting line literally "shaking in my shoes, both from the 5 a.m. chill and question of `What did I get myself into?'" He completed the race in 23:17 to win a coveted buckle given to finishers who break 24 hours. From there Christopherson finished other trail 100-milers including Wasatch, Old Dominion, Leadville, Angel's Crest and Vermont. His longest race was an attempt at 48 hours, but had to quit at 112 miles when he developed Achilles pain. Sved's only DNF (did not finish) occurring in his first marathon attempt. Christopherson's only other DNF came in the Key Largo to Key West ultra-marathon when officials pulled him from the course due to heat exhaustion and dehydration. Photo by Jeff Gaft Although both have avoided injuries, each has faced health issues showing the determination at the core of their personalities. "The only serious injury I had," said Sved, "was a severe case of posterior tibial tendonitis. It occurred after twisting my right ankle, favoring it in a race and then injuring my left ankle. Wayne Christopherson 64 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv sixth vertical template_sixth vertical 12/5/11 7:51 PM Pag "I went to the Boston Marathon and used crutches at the expo to `save' my ankle for the race," he continued. "I finished, then was back on crutches for recovery. I didn't run the remainder of the year. "I started back on Jan. 1 by running one minute. By April I was running marathons again." Christopherson will never forget June 15, 2007, when, after participating in a mile fun run in Alpena, he suffered cardiac arrest. "I was talking to an ER doctor when it happened," he recalled. "He began CPR immediately. Being only three blocks from the hospital, they had a defibrillator there in minutes. "I had a stent put in, went through rehab and was back running by August, finishing a 25K later that month," he went on. "There was absolutely no heart damage." Special diets? "I eat whatever foods I want to," Sved said, "including chips and dip, ice cream with toppings, cheese on anything or by itself, any kind of bread, peanuts and mixed nuts. Of course I supplement with meat and potatoes." Christopherson too consumes anything that looks good to him. Sved's training program is what you might expect from a marathoner: daily runs of 7 to 8 miles, a 12- to 20-miler once a week and maybe a session of 800s or 1600s on the track. Training for Christopherson means consistency, as he tries to cover 40 to 50 miles a week and log about 2,000 miles a year. Completing 200 marathons wasn't a long-term goal for either man. "I didn't really think about doing 200 until a couple years ago when I saw my total was getting close," Sved said. He decided No. 200 would either be the Cellcom Green Bay Marathon or the Journeys Marathon in Eagle River, two of his favorites. Normally these two are a week apart, but in 2011 they were scheduled on succeeding days. So Sved ran both, doing Cellcom in 3:49.53 and Journeys in 3:53:32. Christopherson didn't think about 200 until he was running in a race with Sved, who mentioned he was closing in on that number and planned to make it a special occasion. Christopherson tried to schedule Bayshore for his 200th, but an injury forced to him to mark the occasion at the Charlevoix Marathon. To reach 200, he completed 14 in the final year. Sved's yearly totals vary, reaching a high of 19 marathons in 1987. He ran 11 under 3 hours that year, three on successive weeks. What about 300 marathons? "I haven't set any goals right now," Sved said. "However many more I run will depend on the willingness of my body and mind. It's harder to run a 4-hour marathon than a 3hour one, and 5-hour ones will be even harder. "If I do keep running marathons, sooner or later the goal will be breaking 5 hours. I probably have many more in my past than future." "I take marathons one a time," said Christopherson. "Perhaps someday I will reach 300. But the clock keeps ticking. I will probably not realize one day as I cross the finish line that that was the last time. "My goal is to stay active as a runner for as long as I can," he said. This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue of Silent Sports magazine. - MR- michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 65 7-Continents Video is a Trip By Scott Sullivan S anity is no obstacle for Don Kern. The Grand Rapids Marathon founder, 55, is going through a midlife crisis that some would die for -- and having a ball en route. Kern was 38 when he joined his daughter taking a jog around their small-town school's dirt track. "I ran eight laps real slow," he recalls. "But I did it. Then I started to run some more." When he heard about the first Antarctica Marathon in 1995, he called to sign up for the next one. "There was one complication," says Kern. "I had never run a marathon before." Which hadn't stopped him from already signing up to run four. He started training. "I'd planned a 24-mile run," he remembers. "But at 18 I came on a pile of spilled potatoes. I jogged to a friend's home and we returned there in his pickup. "So I didn't get 24 miles, but I did get 100 pounds of potatoes. Seemed like a pretty good trade to me." Fast forward 17 years, just shy of a generation, and 229 marathons later, including 26.2-milers on all seven continents four times. On Dec. 1 Kern completed a circuit of seven in 25 days, 18 hours and 10 minutes, a Guinness World Record, taking a video camera with him. The result can be found on Michigan Runner's and The Running Network's Internet TV channels, http://michiganrunner.tv/2011seven_continents/. It's a ride that, like Kern himself, can be humorous, low-key, informative, entertaining ... Why do people do stuff like this? Other Kern quests include running marathons in all 50 states and D.C. (he is on his third time around), on two planets (he counts Running Fit's Martian Marathon) and sampling more microbrews than any runner living (a daunting task which may be the real reason that he started the GR Marathon, each of whose entrants is invited, though not required, to hand him a new brew afterward). What viewers, runners and others will get from this is a lift. "If I can do these things, you can too," Kern says. "When I started, I never dreamed I could run a marathon. "Set a goal -- it doesn't have to be huge, just a thing you would like -- and your mind figures out a way." Caution: if you see a beak-nosed guy on the video, hit fast forward. That's me. I've known Don for two millennia (the 1990s and 2000s) but it seems shorter. Now he's set a record, I owe him a Guinness. Or he owes me. - MR - MRSub0311_Sixth Vertical 2/6/11 9:52 PM PageEvent Directors 0311_Third Square 2/6/11 10:39 PM Page 1 1 "I can't afford it," he says of the travel costs. "But I can't afford not to do it. Life is great but goes fast. Why not Michigan Runner TV make our time an adhttp://michiganrunner.tv/2011seven_continents/ venture?" 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Turnouts for the event, which began in 1983 as a 4-miler, fluctuated between 700 and 1,000 runners before the Downtown Runners and Walkers and I took over operations in 2007. Since then it has seen steady growth to more than 6,000 entrants. A few historical highlights: The 1983 debut was a rare day for area runners. For the first time in the 25-year history of the Motor City Striders, runners could choose between two different Strider races, in separate events, on the same day. The first was the Ernest Smith Memorial 5Mile Run at 10 a.m. on Belle Isle. The second, the inaugural St. Patrick's 4-Mile Run, started at 12:30 p.m. three miles away in front of Cobo Hall and finished on Woodward Avenue. The Smith race honored one of the founding fathers of the Striders and state distance running. Ernie Smith, recently deceased, had been active in the sport since the early 1920s. The memorial race had been scheduled long before the idea of a St. Patrick's race was born. Since no one wanted to cancel the Smith me- Photo byy Larry Maas Eager runners start the Corktown kids race. Photo byy Larry Maas Photo byy Larry Maas In 2010 Corktown Race organizers added a costume contest. morial, both races were held that day. Sue French, 23, of Toronto set the women's 4-mile course record in 1984. She surprised the split timers with her fast early pace and finished in 21:53. French went on to run for Canada in the 1984 and `88 Olympics. Until 2004, she held the Canadian 10K record | michiganrunner.tv with a time of 31:50.51. Paul Aufdemberge holds both the 4-mile and 5K men's marks with times of 19:01 in 1990 and 15:41 in 2010. Aufdemberge, one of Michigan's celebrated runners, has won Corktown four times. Denisa Costescu holds the women's 5K record of 17:51. Corktown Race Director Doug Kurtis confers with Motor City Striders President Dr. Ed Kozloff before the race. 68 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 In 2005, the Motor City Striders decided to pass along organization of the race to the Downtown Runners and Walkers. It was also the first year that all the runners were chip timed. After years of starting at Tiger Stadium and finishing at the Gaelic League, the course was moved to the Michigan Central Train Depot for a common start/finish in 2009. In 2010 the run and walk was combined to a 5K, which enabled the race to stay almost completely on the parade route. Organizers added a costume contest, paper-mach� big heads and entertainment along with technical shirts with graphics from the College of Creative Studies to make the race a fun family event. To celebrate this year's 30th anniversary Sunday, March 11, commemorative medals will be distributed to all finishers. With the support of the Ambassador Bridge Co., donations will also be made to CHASS, the Community Health and Social Services center in southwestern Detroit. This year's start will feature live bagpipers, an Irish national anthem singer and special guests Dr. Ed Kozloff and Joe Parsky from the Fraternal Order of United Irishmen. - MR - Growth of the Corktown Race grosse ile ad12_grosse ile ad06 2/7/12 11:48 AM Page 1 sixth vertical template_sixth vertical 2/7/12 1:54 PM Page 8K Run � 5K Run/Walk 1 Mile Fun Run Grosse Ile High School Little Stars 1 Mile Start: 8:30 am 5K Start: 9:00 am; 8K Start: 9:05 am May 28, 2012 � 8K & 5K courses are certified � Open, Master, Grandmaster, and Senior Grandmaster � 3 deep age groups for registration info call Total Runner (734) 282-1101 www.islandroadrunners.net � Colorful sweatshirt � Spectacular course � Best goody table in Michigan michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 69 Fifth Third Bank New Year's Eve Family Fun Run and Walk, Detroit � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios It's Burns vs. Burnand at 5/3 Bank New Year's Eve Run/Walk Nathan Burnand (bib 70), Chris Burns (bib 1465), and John Trojansek battle for the lead along the Detroit River. By Charles Douglas McEwen DETROIT (12/31/11) -- With 200 yards to go, U.S. Naval Academy sophomore Chris Burns, 19, outkicked Waterford Mott High School junior Nathan Burnand, 16, to win 42nd annual Fifth Third Bank New Year's Eve Family 5K Fun Run/Walk on Belle Isle. The event had one of the largest turnouts in its history, as 1,704 entrants took part in the 5K while another 81 joined the children's 1-mile. Last year's race had roughly 1,300 participants. Burns and Burnand and battled stride-forstride into the final mile. "I put a couple of surges in the last mile and he stayed with me," Burns said. "Finally, I opened up with everything I had left." Burns dashed to victory in 15:48 with Burnand second in 15:53. John Trojansek, 41, of Windsor placed third in 16:05. Though he finished second, Burnand was elated with his time. "I didn't think I would run that fast. That's my road race PR," he said. (Burnand has run 15:38 in a cross country race.) Katie Jazwinski, 32, of Dexter, ran away with women's 5K. She had only three men ahead of her when she finished in 16:44. "I wanted to run faster, but the headwind on the way back was pretty brutal," Jazwinski said. Behind her were Margaret Levasseur, 18, of Grosse Pointe Park, the second-place woman in 19:58, and Jessica Gaines, 16, of Sterling Heights, third in 20:05. Both masters champions -- Patrick McNamara, 44, of Chatham (17:39) and Dawn Von Vlack, 43, of Bull River (20:21) -- hailed from Ontario. Winning the 5K walk were Audrey Touchette, 47, of Troy (32:48) and A.O. Wood, 32, of East Tawas (33:12). Elisabeth Laprad, 11, of Monroe, topped the children's 1-mile in 6:49. Phil Aufdemberge, 15, of Grosse Pointe Woods led the males in 6:54. Race director Jerry Bocci Jr. was thrilled with the turnout and way things went. "I've been assisting my mother (Jeanne Bocci, who founded the race and directed it for four decades) for more than 20 years," said Jerry. "We decided last year that I would take over more responsibilities. So I get the title `race director.'" (Jeanne still worked hard at this year's race.) Along with Fifth Third Bank, major sponsors included Michigan Runner, Tom Waligorski Roofing and Hansons Running Shops. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics of Michigan. For complete race results, go to http://everalracemgt.com. - MR - � Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios Eventual winner Katie Jazwinski (bib 243) leads a pack along the Detroit River. 70 "The weather was great," said Lavasseur of the temperatures near 40 degrees. "This is a really flat course. It's good for a fast time." Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Getting Your Physical House in Order: Running for the Duration By Michael Heberling A s we approach retirement, we think about, plan and take steps to get our fiscal house in order. What about getting our physical house in order? A case can be made that the health side of retirement is at least as important as the financial side. I retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1994 as a lieutenant colonel after 21 years of service. I had another milestone that year: I became a father for the third time at age 43. It caused me to think, "Would I be around for my daughter's wedding? To be a grandfather to her children?" Unfortunately, thinking about my health was all I did. As the years went by, I gained 35 pounds and couldn't walk short distances without getting winded. I knew I was headed for either a stroke or a heart attack. My 2003 New Year's resolution was to physically turn my life around. To do this, I sought professional help from Alisa Morningstar, health and fitness director at Baker College, my second post-military employer. The over-age-50 athlete has two major disadvantages compared to a younger athlete: 1) He is more prone to injury. 2) Once he is injured, he is slower to heal. Given this, Alisa put me on a fitness program that focused on injury prevention. I started off doing a lot of walking, complemented with stretching and strength training. Later, jogging was added into the mix. As my aerobic capacity improved, I started to run short distances. The weight came off, gradually at first. Alisa then had me run longer distances. To avoid injury, I never ran two days in a row. Recovery is a crucial and too often overlooked part of training. On the alternate days, I would lift weights and cross train on a stationary bike or an elliptical trainer. Soon I was feeling great. In September, Alisa dropped a bombshell: "We're going to run in the University of Michigan/Michigan State University Tailgate Challenge next month." I didn't think I was ready to run a threemile race. Alisa assured me that I was ready and would enjoy it. She was right. As a Michigan State grad, I signed up for the MSU team and ran the course clockwise around the U-M-Flint campus. Alisa, as U-M grad and team member, ran counter-clockwise. At age 52, I placed 13th in my age group,141st out of all the 377 runners and had a great sense of accomplishment. Physician's Green Light It did not stop there. The next year I ran in seven local races, among them the Tailgate Challenge where I finished fourth in my age group. My new goal for 2005 was to place or even win some races. Was I was physically capable of taking my training to this next level? I discussed my concerns with my physician. He gave me a thorough physical that included a treadmill stress test and radioactive dye test to assess the condition of my heart. All of the tests came back positive. Go for it, he said. In 2005, I ran 13 races, placing first or second in my age group 11 times. I improved my personal-best times in five of them. I continued to race and win over the next three years. The highlight came in 2008 when I was asked by new Baker health and fitness director Maureen Parmann to run on our college's Detroit Free Press Marathon relay team. Our five-member unit -- three men, two women, ages 23 to 57 (yes, that would be me) -- won the 17-team college and university division, and the next year finished runner-up. It's More than Winning The real benefit of getting my physical house in order has not been the trophies, medals and plaques, but intangibles it has given me. Here are my top five: 1. No longer tired and winded. This happened gradually, but two specific instances made this benefit very clear. My daughter Laura asked me to play soccer with her in the back yard. After playing a while, she asked to take a break because she was too tired. The other example took place at a conference last michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 71 year. One of my co-workers, who is my age, asked me to join him for dinner after the day's sessions. When we met at the hotel lobby, I started up the stairs. He stopped me and asked if we could use the elevator instead. Then, as we headed up the street to the restaurant, he said, "Mike, could you slow down? You're walking too fast." 2. A super-efficient heart. The resting heart rate for most people is around 72 beats per minute. I don't know what my heart rate was before 2003, but after eight years of training it is now 48 bpm. That's 24 fewer beats per minute, 1,440 fewer per hour and 34,560 fewer per day. Over the course of a year, I will have 12.6 million fewer heart beats than the average person. 3. Fewer illnesses/injuries. I now rarely get sick, having maybe one mild cold per year. Research shows that 30 to 90 minutes of physical exercise several days a week enhances the immune system. Because I have taken steps to reverse (or at least slow) the natural loss of muscle mass and strength (average of 0.5 percent per year after age 25), I am better able to avoid injuries that result from falls. Last winter, I slipped on ice and had a terrible fall. I'm convinced that my eight-plus years of resistance training to strengthen my muscles helped me to avoid serious injury. 4. Weight management. While there are countless books and articles written about controlling your weight, there are really just three ways to succeed: 1) reduce your caloric intake, 2) increase your metabolism, and 3) simultaneously do both. Exercising safely increases your metabolism. After my initial rapid drop in weight, I have been able to maintain a close to ideal weight for the past seven years with little extra effort beyond exercising. 5. Intimidation. This benefit, which I didn't see coming, is analogous to the principle of deterrence from my strategic air command days. With Laura now 17, her suitors need to fully understand that funny business will not be tolerated. The response from her father will be swift, overwhelming and painful. Fortunately, my fitness program has been balanced with a focus on both aerobic exercise and upper-body strength training. Bottom line: punks beware! just for a race six months away or until the high school or college reunion: it's for the duration of our lives. Is making a long-term commitment daunting? Sure. Look no further than the basements across America filled with exercise equipment that is gathering dust or serving as makeshift clothes hangers. If we view exercise only as a necessary evil, it will never be sustainable. I have been able to stay with this fitness program for eight years, because I: 1. Make it a priority in my life. Doing exercise early in the morning works best for me. There is little conflict with work or family at this time. For other people, lunchtime or evening work better. The point is that you need to make this a scheduled event in your life, not just a when I get time event. 2. Involve friends, coworkers and family. It is easier to sustain an exercise program if it becomes a social event. As an example, three coworkers decided to run with me in the Winterlaufe 5-mile race in Frankenmuth. It was 18 degrees at the start of this February race (5 degrees if you factor in the wind chill). We all finished. It is harder to quit (or to not show up) when three co-workers are expecting you to run with them. 3. Have interim goals. If you have a number of small reachable goals, you are able to push yourself to achieve even higher goals. Back in that 2003 Tailgate Challenge Race, I was 13th in my age group and 141st out of a total of 377 runners. In 2010, I ran the same race again, winning my age group and finishing 27th overall. Small victories add up and you are less apt to quit. 4. Do crazy or fun things. Getting and staying physically fit does not have to be painful or stressful. I ran the 2011 Big House/Big Heart race with my son (a U-M grad) through downtown Ann Arbor. The race ended inside Michigan Stadium on the 50-yard-line. I have to admit, even as a Spartan grad, it was fun. We took part in the Run Thru Hell on Halloween Eve not long afterwards. Three fourths of the entrants wore costumes. It was hilarious. Finally, my family and fellow Baker College employees joined me entering the Flint Santa Run on Dec. 4. There were 1,400 people dressed up as Santas running through downtown streets. Michael Heberling, Ph.D., a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, is president of the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. - MR - Holiday Hustle, Dexter Holiday Hustle Turns into `All That Jazz' as Jazwinski Romps By Charles Douglas McEwen DEXTER (12/3/11) -- Katie Jazwinski, 32, of Dexter, chopped more than a minute off her course record in winning the Running Fit Holiday Hustle 5K. Jazwinski, a former University of Michigan star who set the women's standard of 17:35 here in 2009, jetted through this year's event in 16:23. The only runner to finish ahead of her in this early-evening race was men's winner Philip Stead, 30, of Ann Arbor, who timed 16:05. Even more extraordinary, Jazwinski had run a 16:18 road race PR earlier that day at the Jingle Bell Run in Northville. The Holiday Hustle did not have an easy course. "The first two miles are straight uphill," said Jazwinski. "The last mile-plus is a gradual downhill. It makes you be more conservative in the beginning. Then you crank it out at the end." The winner, who coaches cross country with her husband, Bob, at Dexter High School, loved the Hustle atmosphere. "It's amazing," she said. "People are dressed up as Christmas trees and Santas. It's a positive place to be with people enjoying fitness." After Stead and Jazwinski, Dylan Jennings of Saline (16:52.6) and Andrew Kitto, 16, of Ann Arbor (16:52.8) finished second and third among the men. Hustle 2/12/12 3:06 PM abc challenge 0312_twelfth continues on p. 73Page 1 A Lifestyle Change ... for the Duration Several years ago, I saw an ID card from a World War II veteran. Its expiration date said: "For the Duration." This struck me as the way we should view this lifestyle change. It's not ABC Challenge Walk Saturday, May 19, 2012 Are You Moving? Don't miss an issue! The U.S. Postal Service does not forward third class mail. Please let us know when you are moving so there will be no interruption in your subscription. 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"I liked the race distance and it was nice to warm up after with the cocoa," Meisel said. Organizers devised a lollipop course which looped runners around the town's Thomas Edison Depot Museum. (Port Huron was the Water Bridge was cool!" Canadian Clinton Smith, 20, won the men's 8K in 26:21. Andrea Karl, 27, of East China paced the women in 29:49. Photo by Bill Fuchs Kimball resident Sara O'Brien also enjoyed the race and voiced her delight at having a running store in her community. "The guys who run Elite Feet are really knowledgeable," she said. Bundled-up runners start the Poho Hot Cocoa Run. inventor's boyhood home.) "The scenery along the (St. Clair) River was beautiful," said John Rubicz of Chesterfield Township. "And running under the Blue For complete results and information on Elite Feet Port Huron, which opened in February 2011, visit http://elitefeetrunning.com. - MR - Elite Endeavors 0312 horizontal_sixth horizontal 2/8/12 2:52 PM Page 1 Hustle continued from p. 23 The second- and third-place women were Kalli Nowitzke, 26, of Dexter (19:29) and Jesse Anderson, 16, of Ann Arbor (20:08). Two 11-year-olds won the 1-mile kids' run: Garrett Morales of Ann Arbor (6:34) and Marguerite Hunter of Saline (6:37). Katie Jazwinski's daughter, Jessica, was the fastest girl ages four and under, finishing the mile in 10 minutes flat. "I'm not allowed to run it with Jessica in the race," said Katie. "She says, `Mom, you can wish me luck, but I'm doing it by myself.' She just wants me to cheer for her at the finish. So I do that." Altogether, the Hustle had more than 1,300 participants, roughly the same as last year, said event director Dawn McConnachie. 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For more information visit www.almahighlandfestival.com All participants will receive a free one-day pass to the World-famous Highland Festival grounds (a $15 value). michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 73 74 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv Running with Tom Henderson By Tom Henderson I n November I decided this would be a life-and-death column. Little did I know how life-and-death it would be. Not until getting a phone call Jan. 15 from my stunned younger sister, Traci, whose message was: "It's Mom. She's dead. I just found her on the frontroom floor and her body's cold. She's definitely dead." Said panicky, breathlessly. The call had come in to my wife Kathleen's cell. We had just got back from a four-mile snowshoe along the Lake Michigan shore in the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore and laid down for a needed nap. Her phone rang, she was going to let it go to message, decided it might be her daughter, got up to get it, couldn't get to it before it went to message, listened to the message and said, "Oh, my God. It's your mom!" I called Traci back. She was in shock, sitting in her car outside my mom's house, waiting for EMS and the police to arrive. My mom had been hospitalized over the Christmas holidays with a bladder infection, which she got by not drinking enough to flush her bladder regularly. So my sisters and I took to calling her at all hours, nagging her to go get a drink. I'd bought her a big bottle of blueberry and pomegranate juice and would nag her to drink that. Photo courtesy of Tom Henderson The running world lost one of its best. I was better known in some circles for running races every weekend the last 30 years, or for my feature articles in Running Times or Runner's World, or for the weekly columns that ran in the Detroit News for 20 years or my monthly column in Michigan Runner the last 30. But it was my mom who was the true contributor to the running community. In 1983, I'd been running for two years and had just started writing for MR. I had also just started running every Tuesday with the Downtown Runners and Walkers in Detroit. years, handing out packets at pickup each Dec. 31. She volunteered at numerous Motor City Strider Races. (She also was a volunteer at the Butterfly House at the Detroit Zoo, and woe be to any visitor who tried to walk out without being checked to see if he or she had any butterflies on board. And she was an usher at the Detroit Opera House.) Betty ended up with far more running and walking friends than I did. She started out as Tom Henderson's mother. Soon, I was Betty Neill's son. She had her own clique in the Downtown group, and it didn't matter that she was older than most of them, she could hang with them. Pictures of her whitewater rafting with them in West Virginia when she was in her 60s were proof of that. Betty didn't tolerate crap or suffer fools. She was a pain in the ass with a heart of gold who'd tell you what was on her mind. She chewed out Doug Kurtis a lot over the years for things she thought he could do better in putting on the Freep Marathon. She'd give Ed Kozloff a piece of her mind, deserved or not. But she worked hard, showed up and loved the events she was involved with. And race directors loved her in spite of her crankiness. Two years go, maybe three, she cut back. For reasons I wish I'd pursued, mostly just overall weariness and getting old, I think, she ended her regimen of walking six to eight miles a day. At her last Race for the Cure, in 2009, she grew faint in the heat as the runners were pouring by. She blamed it on not eating that morning. She turned over the split timers at the Freep to someone else. It was pure Betty that the year after did her last Race for the Cure, she drove down to the race, anyway, to tell Denny Hanley, whom she'd given the job, what he was doing wrong. But she still kept going downtown on Tuesdays. Not every Tuesday, but enough. Her last trip down was just before she got sick over the holidays. Mom, Tuesday won't be the same. We'll miss you. ~~ Betty Neill competed in the 1984 Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Detroit. My older sister, Terri, talked to mom, Betty, at 10:15 that morning. She was in great spirits. She had lived in her house in St. Clair Shores since 1955 but was moving out the next day, into an apartment in Canton to be closer to both sisters and her grandkids, so they could check in on her and catch trouble before it led to infection or hospitalization. Early in the afternoon, Traci called and got the message machine. Called a little later, got the machine again. Got worried, since while my mom still had her license and a car, she rarely left the house, and usually just on Saturdays to do errands. Traci drove across town, called her on the phone, knocked on the door, let herself in. And there was mom on the front room floor. The medical examiner didn't do an autopsy but said his best guess was she was dead before she hit the floor, heart attack or embolism or blood clot. Something dramatic, fast and painless. A previous message on her machine had come in at 10:23. She'd gone in that eightminute span. My mom had recently got divorced and was feeling sorry for herself, sitting home alone every night and moping. So I asked her to come out one Tuesday. She wasn't interested. I cajoled and nagged. "I'm too old," she said, 53 at the time. "I don't run. I won't fit in." I cajoled some more. Finally, just to get me off her back, she agreed to come out one Tuesday, and one Tuesday only. "I'll come, but I won't have any fun," she said. So she came out one night and I don't think she missed a Tuesday for the next 25 years. She turned into a ferocious walker. By the Detroit Turkey Trot of 1984, she was doing 10Ks. One year, she even went to New York to do the L'eggs Mini-Marathon in Central Park. More important, she became an avid volunteer. She coordinated all the split timers at the Free Press marathon for more than 20 years. She was in charge of all course marshals for the huge Race for the Cure in Huntington Woods and then Detroit for more than 20 years. She was on the race committee of the New Year's Eve Belle Isle run for more than 20 L ast issue I wrote about Jade, the wonder dog, my grandson's dog who Kathleen and I adopted and moved into our old schoolhouse in the state forest northeast of Traverse City. I was premature then in writing about how she'd managed to survive her frightening injuries at the hands of speeding michiganrunner.net | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 75 driver racing past our schoolhouse in the dark two days before Thanksgiving. Let me recount. My wife was out with our lab, Maddie, Jade and Harley, the monster German shepherd we rescued from euthanasia two years ago when its elderly owners had to be put into assisted living. Kathleen had been their visiting nurse when they were still able to live on their own and had fallen in love with Harley, a huge and fierce-looking dog with a gentle, sweet soul. Anyway, Kathleen was out after a 12-hour day at Munson Hospital, walking the dogs in the dark, wearing a miner's spotlight on her forehead when this driver came around the turn at the far end of the long downhill past the schoolhouse, going like a bat out of hell. Kathleen's spotlight was aiming his way and she was jumping up and down waving her arms. Maddie was off leash on one side of the road, Jade off leash on the other side of the road, Harley on leash. Kathleen pulled him over to Maddie's side and was still jumping and screaming at the driver when he finally saw her, panicked, swerved sharply and plowed smack into Jade, a 15-year-old gentle soul, too, 40 pounds of muscle, lean from running with me or Kathleen every day, capable of running 10 miles without a problem despite her age. Faster than either of the other dogs, Jade would gun down squirrels or rabbits in a pasture like they were slow-moving aircraft and she was a heat-seeking missile. The Gentle Assassin was one of her nicknames. Kathleen ran over to Jade's side, saw she'd been horribly injured and was bending down over her when the driver stopped, got out of his car and looked back. Saw her over Jade, got back in his car and peeled out. Kathleen had to scoop Jade up, pouring blood over her coat and pants, and carry her back to the cabin while holding onto Harley's leash. She called me on the way to the animal hospital in Traverse City, hysterical. Jade had been hit, she said, one eye was hanging by a thread, she had broken bones that had crunched when she carried her and was bleeding from a lot of cuts. She wasn't going to make it. I told her to hang up, concentrate on her driving and call me when she knew more. That she didn't call for two hours was a good sign. Her call was even better. Jade would lose an eye and had two broken bones and four or five cuts that needed stitching, but nothing life threatening unless she went into shock. The doctor would need to wait until morning to make sure she wouldn't go into shock before stitching her or operating on her ribs. If he gave her narcotics and then she went into shock, she'd die. Photo courtesy of Tom Henderson Complications set in. She couldn't pee or poop on her own. She'd suffered nerve damage. How bad, no one knew. Meanwhile, a catheter was put in to empty her bladder. She pulled it out. Another was stitched in. It got clogged and she got infected. She stopped eating. She was put on antibiotics and began eating. The hope was she'd start peeing on her own. For a while, her bladder would empty on its own, without her having any control. She wore diapers, but at least it was emptying. Then the bladder stopped emptying. The vet didn't want to put in another catheter. It might be time to put her down, he said. Kathleen's fellow nurses got online and figured out how to put a catheter in a dog and after much struggle, they got one in and her bladder emptied. We were just buying time, hoping every day she'd have more control of her nerves. She didn't. Meanwhile Kathleen had to come down to Detroit on family business and took Jade to her old vet in Grosse Pointe, who was amazed by how she'd recovered from her wounds, but worried about the ongoing bladder troubles. "It might be time to put her down," he said too. "You can't keep putting catheters in her. She'll just keep getting infected and that's no quality of life. "But she's a beautiful dog," he added. "Just look at her! You can see her will to live. If it was my dog, I wouldn't take my word for it." He referred Kathleen to a pet neurologist and got her an immediate appointment. He diagnosed more damage than the hospital had, including a broken tail and fractured spine, which hadn't affected her ability to walk but left her with no feeling in her tail or ability to control her bladder or bowels. The bowels, surprisingly, weren't life threatening. Poop would work its way out one way or another. A full bladder would kill her. But, he said, some dogs tolerated a procedure to have the bladder emptied manually and if she responded, she could have a nice quality of life. He got Jade on her four feet and showed Kathleen how to do a deep massage of her belly area, pushing toward the rear. It worked! Urine shot out. Do that three times a day, said the doctor, and she'll be fine. Except ... she wasn't. The bladder wasn't emptying enough. A week later, she stopped eating and drinking. Kathleen suspected another infection. By then, she was back at the schoolhouse and took Jade to the vet in Kalkaska. It might, said Kathleen this time, be time to think about putting Jade down. She'd call me when she knew more. Jade (left) and Maddie go for a run with the author. Two days later we picked Jade up. The one eye had been removed and the socket sewn shut. One rib had had a chunk cut off. There were stitched wounds on her neck, cheek and lip -- the one on her cheek with a shunt in it to drain fluids. She walked two steps toward us and could move no further. We carried her to the car. As I recounted last issue, two days later she was walking 100 yards around the property and giving me the stink eye for leaving her at home when I took Harley and Maddie for a run. The funny thing is, only in the last few years had Jade and I gotten close. She was abused by whomever first had her as a pup and never got over it. She was skittish of males to a point she wouldn't take food out of your hand or even come near you to eat, fearful of a trick. She tolerated me, but barely. Until I began to take her for runs after we got Maddie and Maddie and I became running buddies. At first, Jade thought it was a trick, but she quickly grew to love heading out with me on the trails into the woods. Soon, the mere sight of me holding my running shoes would send her bounding around the yard, a huge smile on her face. That's when I wrote my last column, promising Jade we'd be running soon, amazed at the ease of recovery. I was counting those unhatched chickens. | michiganrunner.tv 76 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 third vertical template_third vertical 2/6/12 8:11 PM Page Kathleen called a little later. She was crying. My heart sank. I thought Jade was dead. But it wasn't bad news. Yes, Jade was diagnosed with an infection, but on the way into the vet's office, she'd stopped to sniff a bush by the front door, lifted her leg and peed on her own, a forceful stream where another dog had peed earlier. The nerves controlling her bladder had rewired. A couple of days later, we were all out for a walk in a field. "There's just one more thing I wish would happen that would make it perfect," said Kathleen. "What?" "If Jade would poop on her own." Five minutes later, Jade was walking along in the grass when she bent her head down, started to sniff, then squatted and ... took a big, healthy dump, all on her own. She was back. On Jan. 15, the day we got the call saying my mom had died, the snowshoe walk we'd been on in the Leelanau? The four-miler through deep snow? It had been with Harley, Maddie and Jade. She was back to her regular running regimen, and her regular peeing regimen too, stopping to mark 10 to 15 times along the way like a proper dog. ~~ -- this being a cat that, every night I was in the house with her, took turns sleeping on my left and right hips as I rolled one way or another. The steroids worked wonders. By the next day she was eating ravenously and drinking. And purring up a storm. She spent weeknights purring on my lap on the couch. The next weekend and the one after, I took her up north for the first times ever. She hadn't been much for cars and so I'd just left her and Boo at home when I went north. She laid in my lap purring on the way north on Friday and back south on Sunday, and in the meantime, curled up in my lap or in Kathleen's lap or against Maddie on the couch at the schoolhouse. She slept those weekends up north on a pillow in the spare bedroom downstairs. We sleep upstairs and I was worried about her trying to go up or down the stairs in her weakened condition. The first weekend she slept peacefully, ate and drank a bunch and purred incessantly. She was not in any pain. The next weekend she was fading again, her appetite going; you could tell she was getting weaker the way she wobbled to the water bowl or kitty litter. Early Sunday morning, a week before my mom died, I got up about 5 to pee. Simone started meowing in the bedroom by the bathroom. She had heard me and wanted to see me. I picked her up and took her upstairs. She fell asleep in the crook of my arm and purred for the next three hours. At 8, I carried her back down and put her back on her pillow in the bedroom. A little later I looked in on her. She hadn't moved. She'd died peacefully just after I carried her down. Kathleen buried her out back of the schoolhouse, on a pretty slope next to Hannah, Simone's littermate who had lived with Kathleen up north and died suddenly of a stroke at age 18. Boy, did Hannah love Maddie. If Maddie went out into the rain, Hannah would completely stroke her dry when she came in. Maddie would lay down and Hannah would start at her nose, grooming her way down to her tail. When she was done, Maddie was dry. It was a hoot to watch. My mom had a cat, Callie, who was Boo's daughter and Simone's granddaughter, a beautiful longhaired Calico. She's mine now, freaked out at a new house and a new cat she certainly doesn't recognize as her mother. But after a couple of days of not eating and staying hidden, she's eating heartily and using the litter. Life goes on. - MR - CH A R L E V OI X , M ICHIG A N CHARLEVOIX, MICHIGAN //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// JUNE 23 2012 T hen there was Simone, our beautiful, small black cat with the wonderful green eyes. She turned 20 recently, never sick in her life, sharing the Detroit house with me, Maddie and her 19-year-old daughter, Boo. They were both small cats but avid eaters. I fed them in the morning and each evening upon getting home from work. Almost three weeks before my mom died, Simone came into the kitchen one morning, sniffed her fresh bowl of food and then walked away. How odd! That night, the same. The next morning, I knew something was wrong and took her to the same vet who had seen Jade and sent her to the neurologist. Simone had never been there, an inside cat who had never been hurt or sick. She purred in his arms as he examined her. He felt something, took an x-ray and found two tumors, one in her abdomen and one in her chest. She wouldn't live long, he said. I could have her put down right then or he could give her a shot of steroids and give me a bottle of steroid tablets to give her in subsequent days. They might shrink the tumors a bit and get her eating and drinking again. If they did, I might have a few weeks or even months to get my goodbyes in www.c h a r l evo i x m a rat h o n .co m w w w. c evo rat .co | Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 77 michiganrunner.net full page template_Full page 2/6/12 7:44 PM Page 1 ! " # $% & ' () & ' ( # "* # $ # ( # ( # ( " ! $ & ' # & &$ ! # # ! ($ + $&( 78 Michigan Runner - March / April 2012 | michiganrunner.tv