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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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

People bury not only dogs and cats here, but

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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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Men Desi Davila (2:25:55) leads Shalane Flanagan enroute to the Olympic team.

Dot McMahan 9th - 2:32:16

Katie McGregor 11th - 2:34:01

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Dathan Ritzenhein ran a PB 2:09:55, but took fourth, Olympic team alternate.

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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

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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.

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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.

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Mike Morgan 17th - 2:14:22

Drew Polley 21st - 2:14:58

Gary Morgan & Larry Eder recap the races Press Conference with Desi Davila Dathan Ritzenhein interview Brian Sell interview and more

Jackie Rzepecki 74th - 2:44:36

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Erin Richard 77th - 2:44:53

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Robert Scribner 42nd - 2:18:18

Stephan Shay 34th - 2:16:48

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“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

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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.”

Adrian Chouinard 67th - 2:44:06

Michele Suszek 43rd - 2:40:33

Paul Hefferon 33rd - 2:16:46

Jason Hartmann 32nd - 2:16:44

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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.

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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.

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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.

Katherine Newberry 18th - 2:36:21

Melissa JohnsonWhite 13th - 2:34:33

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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.

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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.

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his fastest marathon since 2006 and make his fourth Olympic Team at age 34.

Sage Canaday 43rd - 2:18:24

Jeremy Criscione 59th - 2:20:57

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More information is available at http://Houston2012Media.com, including athlete quotes, Team USA press conference audio and fast facts about the races.

Clint Verran 67th - 2:22:03

Michael Wardian 62nd - 2:21:50

Serena Kessler 103rd - 2:47:44

Lavenna Mullenbach 96th - 2:46:49

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“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.”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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together and make this team. Meb felt a little better these last two miles. This is going to be my fourth Olympics.”

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Ryan Sheehan 78th - 2:25:37

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Amy Hauswirth 142nd- 2:58:26

Matt Fecht 76th - 2:24:32

Erin O’Mara 132nd - 2:53:16

Sharon Dickie Thompson 107th - 2:48:15

Nick Stanko DNF - dropped after mile 23

Luke Humphrey DNF dropped after mile 10

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.

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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.

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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!

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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-

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tended his Irish wake Jan. 21. This was a man who lived a full life. Des was 69.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

2008 - 41 miles at 18 mph.

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.

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-

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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.

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Beyond the Chip

Retired Coach Lundberg Leaves Legacy that Endures By Paul Aufdemberge

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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.

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.

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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.

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

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ot everyone learns they have had two national distance running records ratified for Christmas. But not everyone is Jerry Johncock.

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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.

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.

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 -

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By Dave Foley

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.

Photo by Scott Sullivan

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.

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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 -

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Annual Event Calendar 2012 Thu, 3/1/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

Sat, 3/3/12

Black Mountain Nordic 30K Classic

30K XC Ski, 10K XC Ski tour Cheboygan

(888) 854-9700

hansons-running.com nordicskiracer.com

Sat, 3/3/12

Milan Spring Jail Break 5K

5KR/W

Milan

(734) 439-1501

signmeup.com

Sat, 3/3/12

Pot of Gold 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Lexington

(810) 359-3379

lexingtonmichigan.org

Sat, 3/3/12

Reese Winter Road Race Series

10KR, 5KR/W

Reese

(989) 529-7904

www.barc-mi.com

Sat, 3/3/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

5KR

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

Sat, 3/3/12

Robinette Orchard Fun Run

8MR, 4MR

Grand Rapids

(616) 791-0558/grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Sat, 3/3/12

Toge’ Go Boge’ 5K

5KR/W

Ovid

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 3/3/12

USA Indoor Combined Events Championships- Day 1

Sat, 3/3/12

USA Masters Indoor Heptatlon - Day 1

Sat, 3/3/12

Winter Series 5K

10MR, 5MR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Sun, 3/4/12

Arnold 5K Pump and Run

5KR, Weight Lifting

Columbus, OH

(740) 587-0376

arnoldsportsfestival.com

Sun, 3/4/12

Boyne Highlands 15K Freestyle

15K/5K freestyle XC ski

Harbor Springs

(231) 526-3029

nordicskiracer.com

Sun, 3/4/12

Fight for Air Climb Detroit

70 or 45 floors

Detroit

(248) 784-2018

ClimbDetroit.org

Sun, 3/4/12

Keyes Peak Snowshoe Race

10K & 5K snowshoe

Florence, WI

(715) 701-0360

greatlakesendurance.com

Sun, 3/4/12

Rochester Hills Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Rochester Hills

(586) 532-1300

indoortri.com

Sun, 3/4/12

Spring Thaw 5K

5KR, kids runs

Windsor, ON

(877) 945-3786

runningfactory.com

Sun, 3/4/12

USA 50 km Championships

50KR

Lloyd Harbor, NY

Sun, 3/4/12

USA Indoor Combined Events Championships - Day 2

Bloomington, IN

Sun, 3/4/12

USA Masters Indoor Heptatlon - Day 2

Kenosha, WI

Sun, 3/4/12

USATF Michigan Open/ Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships

Ypsilanti

Fri, 3/9/12

IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 1

Istanbul, Turkey

Fri, 3/9/12

Junior Bear Chase

Fri, 3/9/12

Bloomington, IN Kenosha, WI

(313) 934-0126

michigan.usatf.org iaaf.org

Houghton

(906) 482-1308

www.bearchase.org

NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1

Nampa, ID

(800) 982-4647

ncaasports.com

Fri, 3/9/12

NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1

Mankato, MN

Fri, 3/9/12

NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 1

Grinnell, IA

(507) 646-3749

ncaasports.com

Sat, 3/10/12

Black River Public School Rat Race 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Holland

(616) 355-0055

blackriverpublicschool.org

Sat, 3/10/12

Great Bear Chase

50K, 26K, 14K XC Ski

Calumet

(906) 337-4520

www.bearchase.org

Sat, 3/10/12

Hospice Holiday 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Brooklyn

(517) 592-3030

sacredtouchbrooklyn.com

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IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 2

Sat, 3/10/12

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon

Istanbul, Turkey

iaaf.org

Sat, 3/10/12

NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2

Nampa, ID

Sat, 3/10/12

NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2

Mankato, MN

Sat, 3/10/12

NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - Day 2

Grinnell, IA

(507) 646-3749

ncaasports.com

Sat, 3/10/12

Shillelagh Four Mile

Flushing

(810) 487-0954

gaultracemanagement.com

Sat, 3/10/12

USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Normal, IL

Sun, 3/11/12

Epic Triathlon Clinic Series, #2

Ann Arbor

Sun, 3/11/12

IAAF World Indoor Championships - Day 3

Istanbul, Turkey

Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12 Sun, 3/11/12

Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5KR/W, kids’ run St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5KR/W Team Playmakers Triathlon Training Group Kickoff

Ann Arbor Detroit Okemos

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Shelby Canton Twp. (586) 532-1300

4 MR/W, kids run

triathlon clinic

(800) 982-4647

indoortri.com ncaasports.com ncaasports.com

usatf.org (734) 678-5045

epicraces.com iaaf.org

(734) 969-9027 (248) 354-1177 (517) 349-3803

runshamrocks.com corktownrace.com playmakers.com

Sun, 3/11/12

USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

Normal, IL

Thu, 3/15/12

St. Patty’s Pacer 5K

Holland

(616) 392-2282

gazellesports.com

Fri, 3/16/12

USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Bloomington

(703) 481-3530

usatf.org

Sat, 3/17/12

Clare Irish Festival Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR, 2MW

Clare

(989) 205-4133

irish.claremichigan.com

Sat, 3/17/12

Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K

5KR/W

Traverse City

(231) -947-4230

cherryfestival.org

Sat, 3/17/12

Fitness Expo

Expo

Bay City

(989) 274-9495

www.active.com

Sat, 3/17/12

MSU Tower Guard Shamrock 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(810) 569-3126

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 3/17/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

4MR prediction

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

Sat, 3/17/12

Run for the Gold

5KR/W, kids run

Pinckney

(248) 627 5108

Sat, 3/17/12

Running with the Leprechauns

5KR

Alpena

(989) 414-0912

Sat, 3/17/12

Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5k

5KR

East Grand Rapids (616) 391-4544

spectrumhealth.org

Sat, 3/17/12

St. Patrick’s Day Blue Lake Fire Dep’t 5K

5KR/W

Blue Lake Twp.

(231) 894-9693

bluelakefire.org

Sat, 3/17/12 Sat, 3/17/12

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Races St. Patrick’s Day Pot O’ Gold Shuffle

kids runs 4 MR/W, kids run

Bay City Flint

(989) 415-5593 (810) 233-8851

barc-mi.com potofgoldrun.com

Sat, 3/17/12

The Shamrock

5KR/W

Kalamazoo

(269) 381-4600

runtheshamrock.com

Sat, 3/17/12

The Yeti Run Down

5KR/W

Parma

(517) 841-8200

runningoundation.com

Sat, 3/17/12

USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

Bloomington

(703) 481-3530

usatf.org

Sat, 3/17/12

YMCA Leprechaun Loop

10KR, 5KFR, 2KW

Port Huron

(810) 987-6400

bluewaterymca.com toledoroadrunners.org

5KR/W

usatf.org

goracego.com

Sun, 3/18/12

Churchill’s Half Marathon

13.1 MR, 5KR

Monclova, OH

(419) 360-3709

Sun, 3/18/12

IronMAC Indoor Triathlon

Tri: 20 minutes each S/B/R

East Lansing

(517) 364-8888

ironmactriathlon.com

Sun, 3/18/12

Playmakers / Asics Track & Field Spike Night expo

Okemos

(517) 349.3803

playmakers.com

Sun, 3/18/12

ShamRock ‘n’ Roll Run – Presented by St. Mary Mercy Hospital, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR, Plymouth (248) 345-6168 shamrocknrollrun.com

Sun, 3/18/12

Spike Day

Sun, 3/18/12

St. Patrick’s Day Races

8KR, 5KR/W

Utica

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Bay City

(989) 415-5593

barc-mi.com runningfit.com

Sun, 3/18/12

Tri Expo

expo & clinic

Ann Arbor

(734) 929-9027

Sun, 3/18/12

Try It All (Indoor Triathlon / Duathlon)

Tri: S/B/R - 10, 15, 20 min

Farmington Hills

(248) 489-8619

swimfasttrifast.com

Sun, 3/18/12

USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

Bloomington

(703) 481-3530

usatf.org

Tue, 3/20/12

Triathlon 101 Clinic

Tri clinic

Northville

Sat, 3/24/12

Bill Roney Memorial 5K

5KR, 1M kids run

Utica

(586) 323-9683

Sat, 3/24/12

Bring In Spring

5KR/W

Homer

(517) 206-1459

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Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 3/24/12

Dances with Dirt - Green Swamp 50MR, 50KR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, relay Dade City, FL (734) 929-9027

danceswithdirt.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Eagle 10K and 5K

10KR, 5KR

Hudsonville

(616) 510-1663

eagle10k.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Flushing Township 1/2 Marathon & 5k

13.1 MR, 5KR/W

Flushing

(810) 487-0954

gaultracemanagement.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Hemlock Bash

4MR/W

Hemlock

(989) 642-5287

www.hemlockbash.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Kal-Haven Trail Run

33.6 MR, relay teams

Kalamazoo

(269) 375-5316

kalamazooarearunners.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Kent City Ridge Run

15KR, 5KR/W

Kent City

(616) 678-4210 greatlakeschampionchip.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Novi

(586) 532-1300

Sat, 3/24/12

Mud-Dogs Half Marathon / 10K

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 317-5889

michiganhalfseries.com

Sat, 3/24/12

No Frills, All Thrills, Trail Run

5 MR

Brighton

(989) 634-5976

nofrillsallthrillsrace.com

5MR, 5KR/W

Walled Lake

indoortri.com

Sat, 3/24/12

Passion for Life 5K and 5 Mile

Sat, 3/24/12

Pathfinders Find Your Way 5K

Sat, 3/24/12

Ronald McDonald Run for the House

5KR/W, kids run

Lansing

Sat, 3/24/12

Running for Hope

5KR/W, kids run

Belmont

(616) 822- 2427

michianatiming.com

Sat, 3/24/12

To: Africa from: U.S. 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Greenville

(616) 644-0483

2africafromus.com

Sat, 3/24/12

YMCA Indoor Triathlon

tri: 15minS/ B/ R, team relay Port Huron

(810) 987-6400

bluewaterymca.co

Sun, 3/25/12

Ambulance Chase 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

East Lansing

(218) 590-5915

runningfoundation.com

Sun, 3/25/12

Around the Bay 30K

30KR, 5K, relays

Hamilton, ON

(905) 574-8982

aroundthebayroadrace.com

Sun, 3/25/12

Get Chitt Done 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(412) 480-0167

Sun, 3/25/12

Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

4-16 MR

Lake Orion

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sun, 3/25/12

Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K

13.1MR, 5KR/W

Grosse Ile

(734) 341-5867

outruncf.com

Sun, 3/25/12

Tortoise and Hare Marathon Training Run

training run - 11M loop

Ann Arbor

(734) 623-9640

tortoiseandhare.com

Tue, 3/27/12

Fallasburg Park Trail 5 Mile Fun Run

5MR

Lowell

(616) 987-9097

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Sat, 3/31/12

April Fools’ Run / Walk 5K

5KR/W

Clarkston

(248) 891-6571

highfiveracees.com

Sat, 3/31/12

Irondog 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

East Lansing

(517) 719-5983

runsignup.com

Sat, 3/31/12

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Commerce Twp

(586) 532-1300

indoortri.com

Sat, 3/31/12

Riverside Trail Run

10MR, 10KR

Grand Haven

Sat, 3/31/12

Trailbreaker Marathon

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Waukesha, WI

(262) 524-3716

runthetrailbreaker.com

Sat, 3/31/12

Walker Pump & Run

Weight lifting / 5KR

Walker

(616) 735-6286

walkericeandfitness.com

Sun, 4/1/12

April Fools Day Twinkie Run

5KR

Ann Arbor

(734) 747-6952

a2a3.org

Sun, 4/1/12

ASME/SWE 5K Charity Run

3MR/W

Ann Arbor

(734) 763-5027

umich.edu/~funrun/

Sun, 4/1/12

Hoofin’ It for Horses 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(517) 353-1748

facebook.com/events/

Sun, 4/1/12

Shelby Township Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Shelby Twp.

(586) 532-1300

indoortri.com

Sun, 4/1/12

Miracle Run

10MR, 5KR/W, kids run

Windsor, ON

(519) 988-0444

runningfactory.com

Sun, 4/1/12

Mountain Man Trail Run and Hike

5MR, 2MW

Lake Orion

(248) 320-9102

Sun, 4/1/12

Run to Remember

5KR/W

East Lansing

runningfoundation.com

Tue, 4/3/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 1

Jyvaskyla, Finland

usatf.org

Wed, 4/4/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 2

Jyvaskyla, Finland

Thu, 4/5/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

Thu, 4/5/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 3

Jyvaskyla, Finland

Fri, 4/6/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 4

Jyvaskyla, Finland

Sat, 4/7/12

Harry’s Spring Run Off

8KR, 5KR

Toronto, ON

Sat, 4/7/12

Prediction Run

2M, 4M Prediction Fun Run Grand Rapids

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michiganrunner.tv

(248) 882-4206

passion5k.com

(517) 702-0226

runningfoundation.com

(517) 485-9303

www.lovethehouse.org

raceit.com

stayintheshade.org

usatf.org (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com usatf.org usatf.org

(416) 944-2765

canadarunningseries.com

(616) 855-1765

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 4/7/12

Ringing in Spring

5KR/W, Kids Run

Valparaiso, IN

(219) 462-4185

ringinginspring.com

Sat, 4/7/12

Run for Reading

5KR/W, kids run

Lansing

(517) 321-4014

www.dtdl.org

Sat, 4/7/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Chelsea

(734) 662-1000

michigano.org

10MR, 5MR

Mt Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

Sat, 4/7/12

Winter Series 5K

Sat, 4/7/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 5

Jyvaskyla, Finland

usatf.org

edzone.net/~mphsstr

Sun, 4/8/12

World Masters Athletics Championships Indoor - Day 6

Jyvaskyla, Finland

usatf.org

Thu, 4/12/12

Tortoise and Hare Spring Running Class

11M training run

Ann Arbor

(734) 623-9640

tortoiseandhare.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Bangor Schools Achieve Your Dream

5KR, 2MW

Bay City

(989) 684-8121

barc-mi.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Clarkston Riverdawgs Spring Training 5K

5KR/W

Clarkston

(248) 625-2258

RiverdawgRun.org

Sat, 4/14/12

Dart for the Arts

5KR

Elkhart, IN

(574) 293-1683

DartfortheArts.org

Sat, 4/14/12

Family 5K for 4A Run/Walk

5KR

Lansing

(517) 471-7270

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Gail Easter Memorial 5K/10K

10KR, 5KR, 1MW

Allendale

(616) 633-2970

gvsupresoma.webs.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Martian Invasion of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR, kids run

Dearborn

(734) 929-9027

martianmarathon.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Orthopaedic Rehab 8K/5K

8KR, 5KR/W

Jackson

(517) 782-2071

www.orsmi.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Tax Trot

15KR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Flushing

(810) 659-6493

riverbendstriders.com

Sat, 4/14/12

The Wheel Run, 10KR/ Wheel, 5KR/W/ Wheel, 1MW/ Wheel

Allendale

(616) 481-9277

alternativesinmotion.org

Sat, 4/14/12

Town Crier 5K & 10K

10KR, 5KR/W, kids’ run

Saugatuck

(616) 848-9313

saugatuckdouglas.com

Sat, 4/14/12

Triple Creek Dash

10KR, 5KR, 1 MR/W

Three Rivers

(269) 273-9697

threerivershealth.org

1/4MS/ 12.72MB/ 3.26MR

Ann Arbor

(517) 648-2720

Sat, 4/14/12

Tripocalypse Sprint Triathlon

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

Ann Arbor (734) 213-1033 Toledo/ Berkey, OH (419) 829-2398

mtriathlon.org

Sun, 4/15/12

Epic Triathlon Clinic Series, #3

triathlon clinic

Ann Arbor

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sun, 4/15/12

Gazelle Sports Indoor Triathlon

20minS/ B/ R

Kalamazoo

(269) 342-5996

gazellesports.com

Sun, 4/15/12

Iola Trail Run

15KR, 5KR, kids r4un

Iola, WI

(715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com

Sun, 4/15/12

Troy Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Troy

(586) 532-1300

Sun, 4/15/12

MSUFCU Race for the Place 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(517) 333-2254

msufcu.org

Sun, 4/15/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Brighton

(734) 662-1000

michigano.org

bighousebigheart.com

eliteendeavors.com

indoortri.com

Sun, 4/15/12

Spring “Check Up”

5KR/W

Detroit

(313) 444-5490

frankclinic.med.wayne.edu

Sun, 4/15/12

Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K

5KR, 1MR/W, kids runs

Greenville

(616) 225-6136

yellowjacketchallenge.com

Wed, 4/18/12

Triathlon 101 Clinic

Tri clinic

Northville

Fri, 4/20/12

Run for the Stars

5KR/W, kids mile

Lansing

blockc@lcc.edu

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Bark Out Bullying

5KR/W, 1MFR

Brighton

(810) 299-3700

goracego.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Cadillac Young Life Spring Thaw 5K

5KR/W

Lake City

(231) 342-5357

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Downriver Dash

5KR/W, kids run

Taylor

(734) 785-7705

guidance-center.org

Sat, 4/21/12

Eagle by the Bay 5K Run & Walk

5KR/W

Essexville

(989) 893-5002/baycitykiwanis.wordpress.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Eastern Ottawa Young Life 5K and Fun Run

5KR/W, kids run

Hudsonville

(616) 457-2585

eo.younglife.org

Sat, 4/21/12

Feet and Friends Fighting Colon Cancer

8KR, 5KR/W

Dexter

(248) 663-3434

feetandfriends.org

Sat, 4/21/12

Healthy Heights 5K

5KR/W, 1MFR/W

Madison Heights

(248) 837-2791

madison-heights.org

Sat, 4/21/12

Kappa Delta 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(248) 739-9029

playmakers.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Katty Shack 5K & 1 Mile

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Grand Haven

(616) 899-5482

kattyshackrace.webs.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Lake Michigan College Spring Training Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Benton Harbor

(269) 925-8100

lakemichigancollege.edu

Sat, 4/21/12

Norway Spring Classic

10KR, 5KR, 2 MR/W, 8MB

Norway

(906) 774-8071

uprrc.org

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Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 4/21/12

OEC Eco Trail Race and Family Fun Run

8KR, 4KR, 1KFR

Dowling

Sat, 4/21/12

Out for Blood Duathlon 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, 20KB

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 464-8629

clearlakecamp.org/jml/ tiny.cc/2nh66

Sat, 4/21/12

Run With The Cops Not from Them

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Detroit

(313) 719-6743

everalracemgt.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Steps for Courage

5KR/W

Owosso

(969) 725-8465

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Striders Saturday Classic

10 MR, 8KR

Grandville

(616) 261-9706

www.stridersrun.com

Sat, 4/21/12

Warren Parks and Rec Pump & Run & 5K

5KR, Weight Lifting & Run

Warren

(586) 268-8400/hansonsracemanagement.com

Sun, 4/22/12

5 K-Nine Run / 1 Mile Walk & Pledge Drive

5KR, 1MW

Adrian

(517) 263-3463

lenhumanesoc.org

Sun, 4/22/12

Glass City Marathon & Team Relay

26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, relay, 5K Toledo, OH

(419) 360-3709

glasscitymarathon.org

Sun, 4/22/12

IAU 100 km World Championships

100KR

Seregno/Brianza, Italy

usatf.org

Sun, 4/22/12

Lansing Marathon

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Lansing

(517) 303-6173

Sun, 4/22/12

Pioneer Spring Run-Off 5K

5KR/W

Berrien Springs

(269) 313-2550

lansingmarathon.com pmchurch.org/health/

Sun, 4/22/12

Run for Literacy

5KR, 1MW

Detroit

(313) 833-4610

dcccmh.org

Sun, 4/22/12

Run for Lucky Fund 5K

5KR, 1MFR

East Lansing

Sun, 4/22/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Waterford

(517) 347-2927

michigano.org

Sun, 4/22/12

Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA Triathlon tri: 1MS/ 10MB/ 4MR

Belmont

(616) 855-1440

grymca.org

Sun, 4/22/12

Y I Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Ionia

(616) 527-5760

runningfoundation.com

Wed, 4/25/12

Johnson Park Jog

5KR

Walker

(616) 774-8142

Thu, 4/26/12

Compassionate Heart Ministries Hearts in Motion, 5KR

Zeeland

(616) 748-6011

compheart.org

Thu, 4/26/12

Hillsdale “Gina” Relays

Hillsdale

(517) 607-3134

hillsdale.edu/athletics/

Fri, 4/27/12

Carrollton Lions Club Walk/Run for the Blind 5KR/W

Carrollton

(989) 399-8860

leaderdog.org

Fri, 4/27/12

Downtown Lansing YMCA Pump & Run

5KR/W or 5KR/W with pump Lansing

(517) 827-9640

Fri, 4/27/12

Hillsdale “Gina” Relays

track meet

Hillsdale

(517) 607-3171

Sat, 4/28/12

BC Spring Into Action

10KR, 5KR, 1MR./W, kids

Battle Creek

(2698) 565-2415 bcspringintoaction.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Calvin Spring Classic

5KR/W, 1KFR

Grand Rapids

(616) 526-6507

calvin.edu/classic/

Sat, 4/28/12

Defeating Duchenne 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run 5KR, 1MR/W

Birmingham

(248) 763-8939

teamjoseph.info

Sat, 4/28/12

Families of SMA 5K Run, Walk and Roll

5KR/W, kids run

Lansing

(517) 668-1810

Sat, 4/28/12

Family Services and Children’s Aid 5K

5KR/W

Jackson

(517) 787-7920

fscarunforfun.org

Sat, 4/28/12

Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race

5KR/W, 1MFR, kids run

Midland

(989) 832-7937

www.mymcc.org

Sat, 4/28/12

Houghton Lake Trail Run

5KR/W

Houghton Lake

houghtonlaketrailrun.weebly.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Interact 5K Run/Walk

5K R/W

Howell

(517) 230-3172

active.com

letsmovefestival.com

track and field meet

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Let’s Move Festival of Races

13.1MR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Mount Clemens

(586) 295-1532

Sat, 4/28/12

Paul A. Webster Memorial Run

5KR/W

Davison

thepawfund.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Rogers City’s Run for Autism Speaks

5KR/W

Rogers City

(989) 351-0707

hillsdale.edu/athletics/

Sat, 4/28/12

Run Like a Wildebeest (Greg Flint’s Run)

10KR, 5KR, kids run

Flushing

(810) 659-7093

runlikeawildebeest.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Running Fit Trail Half Marathon

13.1 MR

Pinckney

(734) 929-9027

trailmarathon.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival 5K

5KR/W, 1/2MFR

Shepherd

(989) 828-6601

http://tiny.cc/dgfc0l

Sat, 4/28/12

Shiawassee Humane Society River Run 5K

5KR/W

Owosso

(989) 277-0740

5k9day.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Wood Memorial Trout Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Kalkaska

(231) 258-1430

nationaltroutfestival.com

Sat, 4/28/12

Young Life Greater Lansing 5K Walk/Run

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 324-3294

lansing.younglife.org

Sun, 4/29/12

Brownstown Honor Guard

5KR/W, 1MFR

Brownstown

(734) 507-1789

Sun, 4/29/12

Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery

10KR, 5KR, bike rides

Ypsilanti

(734)973-7892

dawnfarm.org

Sun, 4/29/12

Freeland Walleye Festival 5K

5KR/W

Freeland

(989) 274-9495

freelandlionsclub.com

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Sun, 4/29/12

Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids

13.1MR, 5KR, 1MFR

Saginaw

(989) 598-8001

michiganhalfseries.com

Sun, 4/29/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Sun, 4/29/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Sun, 4/29/12

Komen Race for the Cure®

5KR/W, 1MR/W, kids run

Lansing

(517) 886-4901

Sun, 4/29/12

Milan’s Miracle Run 8K and 5K Walk

8KR, 5KR/W, 3KW, kids run Grand Rapids

Sun, 4/29/12

River Raisin Festival May Day Run

5KR

Blissfield

(517) 486-2400

blissfield.net

Sun, 4/29/12 Sun, 4/29/12

Road Ends 5 Mile Running Fit Trail Marathon

5 MR 50KR, 26.1MR, 5MR

Pinckney Pinckney

(734) 929-9027 (734) 929-9027

trailmarathon.com trailmarathon.com

Sun, 4/29/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Pinckney

(734) 429-1057

michigano.org

Sat, 5/7/11

Mind Your Health Run/Walk

5KR, 1MW

Petoskey

(231) 347-0740

www.norcocmh.org

Sat, 5/7/11

MOM Charity 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Royal Oak

(248) 376-4666

mindovermatterrace.org

Sat, 5/7/11

Sue DeYoung / Judy Edger Breast Cancer 5K

5KR/W

Charlevoix

(231) 675-0591

walkruncure.weebly.com

Tue, 5/1/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Sterling Heights

(586) 532-1300

hansons-running.com

Tue, 5/1/12

Renegade Run

3MR on obstacle course

Shelby

(586) 323-9683/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com

Wed, 5/2/12

Run Fit 5K

5KR, 1MR, kids run

Novi

(734) 929-9027

www.runfit5K.com hansons-running.com

komenmidmichigan.org milansmiraclefund.com

Thu, 5/3/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

Fri, 5/4/12

Mason State Bank 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Mason

(517) 676-0500/ greatlakeschampionship.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Addison Panther Road Race 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Addison

(517) 917-6205

addisonxc.com http://tiny.cc/8ozex

Sat, 5/5/12

Berkshire Proud Dad’s 5K

5KR/W

Beverly Hills

(248) 855-9609

Sat, 5/5/12

Blossomland Run for the Buds

5KR/W, kids run

St. Joseph

(269) 982-8016

blossomtimefestival.org

Sat, 5/5/12

Child Advocacy 5K Run

5KR, 1MR/W, kids run

Alma

(989) 463-1422

linkforfamilies.org

Sat, 5/5/12

Cinco De Mayo

10KR, 5KR/W

Flint

Sat, 5/5/12

Cinco de Mayo Run Walk

5KR/W

Saginaw

(989) 992-9007

cincokrun.com

Sat, 5/5/12

FIDO 5K Fun Run @ Bark for Life

Dexter

(734) 834-3454

relayforlife.org

Sat, 5/5/12

Heart & Sole

10KR, 5KR/W, 2 MR/W

Chelsea

(734) 475-4157

chelseaheartandsole.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Kids Run Club Race

5KR, 3KR, 1KR

Shelby

(586) 323-9683/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com

Sat, 5/5/12

MORC’s Miles for Smiles 5K Run/Walk

Clarkston

(248) 276-8007

tritofinish.com/events

Sat, 5/5/12

Pigeon River Classic

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR Clintonville, WI

(715) 701-0360/greatlakesendurance.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Silver Trails Run Wild 5K / 10K

10KR, 5KR

Jeddo

(810) 982-9529

Sat, 5/5/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Pinckney

Sat, 5/5/12

St. Gerard 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 668-8219

Sat, 5/5/12

St. Paul Spring Tune-Up

5KR/W

Flint

(810) 239-6200/ gaultracemanagement.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Team Playmakers Marathon Training Run

20MR/W

Lansing

(517) 349-3803

Sat, 5/5/12

TGIS Spring 5K Run

5KR

Gaylord

(989) 370-0934/ gaylordxc.blogspot.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Tom Broughton Memorial 5K Fun Run / Walk 5KR/W, 1MR

West Branch

(989) 345-5363

westbranchvet.com

Sat, 5/5/12

Tulip Time Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1K kids run

Holland

(616) 396-4221

www.tuliptime.com

Sat, 5/5/12

USA 24 Hour Championships - Day 1

24 hour run

Cleveland, OH

Sat, 5/5/12

Weidenbach Walk/Run Family Event

5KR/W, 1MFR/W

Harrison Twp.

(586) 755-9100/ mgadetroit-easternmi.org

Sat, 5/5/12

Wildcat 5K

5KR/W

Oxford

(810) 955-4630

bwcbsa.org michigano.org

playmakers.com

usatf.org

Sat, 5/5/12

Willow Duathlon

5KR/ 20KB/ 5KR

New Boston

(231) 546-2229

Sun, 5/6/12

Burns Park Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Ann Arbor

(734) 945-8132

burnsparkrun.org

Sun, 5/6/12

Cinco De Mayo Run

5KR, 1MR

Detroit

(313) 570-4803

motorcitystriders.com

Sun, 5/6/12

Dash for Destiny 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, 1M kids run

Birmingham

(248) 203-9841

jlbham.org

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Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 5/6/12

Kalamazoo Marathon-Borgess Run/ 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 5KR/W, 5K Judged RaceW, 1 MFR, kids run/ (877) 255-2447/ borgessrun.com

Sun, 5/6/12

Mississauga Marathon/ 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 5KR, 1MR

Mississauga, ON

(905) 949-2931

mississaugamarathon.com

Sun, 5/6/12

Relay for Life 5K

Lansing

(517) 664-1343

relayforlife.org

Sun, 5/6/12

Special Dreams Farm 10K Run and 5K Walk 10KR, 5KW

Shelby Township

(586) 381-9863

Sun, 5/6/12

USA 24 Hour Championships - Day 2

24 hour run

Cleveland, OH

Wed, 5/9/12

Doozie’s Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series

5MR, 3MR, 1MR

Mt. Pleasant

Thu, 5/10/12

Mid American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Men & Women

Fri, 5/11/12

Big Ten Outdoor Track and Field Championships - Men & Women

Madison, WI

Fri, 5/11/12

Sports and Fitness Expo

Expo

Fri, 5/11/12

Starker-Mann Epic Weekend

Sat, 5/12/12

Berkley Run

Sat, 5/12/12

5KR/W

specialdreamsfarm.org usatf.org

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Mt. Pleasant

mac-sports.com/

Grand Rapids

(616) 040-9888

53riverbankrun.com

1MR (jr), 5KR

Gaylord

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

10KR, 5KR, 1 MR

Berkley

(248) 506-8194

motorcitystriders.com

Bookin’ It For Your Library

5KR/W, 1MR

Ortonville

(248) 892-2762

brandonlibrary.org

5KR/W

Monroe

bigten.cstv.com

Sat, 5/12/12

CASA Light of Hope 5K

Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12

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

(734) 929-9027 (616) 771-1590

(734) 457-9180

danceswithdirt.com 53riverbankrun.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Glio-Blastoff 5K Fun Run/Walk

5KR/W

Ypsilanti

(586) 468-4814

braincancer5k.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Hometown Hustle

5KR/W

Rochester

(248) 726-3126

Sat, 5/12/12

Howard Hill Hustle

5KR/W, kids run

Kalamazoo

(269) 501-7042/ howardhillhustle.kcsa.org

Sat, 5/12/12

Mesick Mushroom River Run 5K

5KR, 2KW

Mesick

(231) 885-1200/ mesick-mushroomfest.org

Sat, 5/12/12

Michigan Society for Respiratory Care Fun Run 10KR, 5KR

Westland

(866) 989-6772

michiganrc.org

Sat, 5/12/12

One World One Future

5KR/W

Bay City

(989) 450-8944

oneworldonefuture.org

Sat, 5/12/12

Parcel for the Park

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Davison

(810) 653-4618

parcelforthepark.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Path of Life 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 482-5856/ hannahshouselansing.org

Sat, 5/12/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

5KR, 2MW

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

Sat, 5/12/12

Run for a Cure 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 420-3622

Sat, 5/12/12

Run for Recovery

5KR, 1MW

Port Huron

(810) 966-7809/ gaultracemanagement.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Run Like a Mother

10KR, 5KR, 1MW

Harrison Township (586) 420-7670

Sat, 5/12/12

Spring Snowman 5K Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR/W

Brighton

(734) 780-5854/ erichartwellfoundation.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Starker-Mann Epic Weekend

Tri or junior tri

Gaylord

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 5/12/12

Sylvan Lake Shuffle

5K R/W, 1K FR

Sylvan Lake

(248) 343-1774

sylvanshuffle.com

Sat, 5/12/12 Sat, 5/12/12 Sun, 5/13/12

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

Dewitt Vicksburg Ypsilanti

(517) 281-6197 (269) 321.1022 (248) 767-9123

runningfoundation.com http://tiny.cc/go2tx www.aatrackclub.org

Sun, 5/13/12 Sun, 5/13/12 Sun, 5/13/12

Ready, Set, Fly 5K SMOC Orienteering Meet Starker-Mann Epic Weekend

5KR/W, 1MR/W orienteering Du or Junior Du

Ann Arbor Chelsea Gaylord

(734) 213-1033 (734) 834-2201 (231) 546-2229

champsforcharity.com michigano.org 3disciplines.com

Fri, 5/18/12 Fri, 5/18/12 Fri, 5/18/12

Advance Packaging 5000 YMCA Healthy Kids One Mile Fun Run YMCA Wyandotte River Run

5KR/W, Kids Run 1MFR 5KR/W, 1 MR/W, kids run

Jackson Portage Wyandotte

(517) 788-9800 (269) 324-9622 (734) 282.9622

playmakers.com www.kzooymca.org everalracemgt.com

playmakers.com active.com

Sat, 5/19/12

5K Run for Hope

5KR

Marysville

(810) 364-7084

hopeendeavors.com

Sat, 5/19/12

AAA Race for Life

10KR, 5KR, 1MFW

Westland

(734) 335-0338

aaarace4life.com

Sat, 5/19/12 Sat, 5/19/12

Associated Charities Charity Chase Autism Society of Michigan 5K

10KR, 5KR, 1MW 5KR/W, 1/2M kids run

Adrian Lansing

(517) 265-7255 (517) 882-2800

www.thecharities.org autism-mi.org

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Book’n Trilogy

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

South Lyon

(248) 437-6431

Sat, 5/19/12

Bruce Clifton 5K Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Clarkston

(248) 625-7859

bookntrilogy.com angelsplacerace.org

Sat, 5/19/12

Diamonds & Dirt Women’s Adventure Run

4MR, kids run

Rochester Hills

(248) 320-5705

jeffwatters.com

Sat, 5/19/12

Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race

5-6MR, 12-16MB, 1-2Mcanoe Belmont

Sat, 5/19/12

Great Michigan Race

4.5MR/W

Rochester

(248) 924-5995

Sat, 5/19/12

Healing Hands

5KR/W

Flint

(810) 230-6492/ gaultracemanagement.com

5KR, variable W

(616) 460-9331/ grUrbanAdventureRace.com

greatmichiganrace.com

Sat, 5/19/12

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s 5K

St. Clair Shores

(248) 433-1011

www.parkinsonsmi.org

Sat, 5/19/12

Kent County Girls on the Run Celebratory 5K 5KFR/W

Kentwood

(616) 204-4267

www.kcgotr.org

Sat, 5/19/12

Laingsburg Lions Festival

5KR/W

Laingsburg

(989) 862-9700

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 5/19/12

Lory’s Place Run, Walk, Rock

5KR/W

St. Joseph

(800) 717-3812

www.lorysplace.org

Sat, 5/19/12

Midland Community Center’s Dow Run

10KR, 5K, 1M, kids run

Midland

(989) 832-7937/ greatlakesgreatraces.com

Sat, 5/19/12

Musical Miles, Op. 3

10KR/W, 5KR/W, kids run

Port Huron

(810) 984-2671

Sat, 5/19/12

NAS Grosse Ile Duathlon

Du: 5KR/ 20KB/ 5KR

Grosse Ile

(231) 546-2229

www.3disciplines.com

Sat, 5/19/12

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K

5KR

Lawton

(269) 621-3143

http://tiny.cc/bn3ly

Sat, 5/19/12

North Brothers Ford/City of Westland 5K

5KR/W

Westland

(734) 421-1300

www.northbros.com

musicalmiles.info

Sat, 5/19/12

Oaklawn Hospital Hospitality Classic

10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR

Marshall

(269) 789-8134

http://tiny.cc/ivw3p

Sat, 5/19/12

Runnin’ With the Law 5K

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 340-1673

michianatiming.com

Sat, 5/19/12

Save the Manatee Run

5KR, 2 MW, 1MR

Harrison Township (586) 783-6729

Sat, 5/19/12

SMOC Orienteering Meet

orienteering

Middleville

(231) 796-0737

Sat, 5/19/12

TriAncilla

Tri: 500ydS/ 11MB/ 5KR

Plymouth

(574) 936-8898

Sat, 5/19/12

USA Masters 8 km Championship

8KR

Williamsburg, VA

Sat, 5/19/12

USA Masters 8K Championships

8KR

Williamsburg, VA

Sun, 5/20/12

Dan Langdon Memorial Run

5KR/W, kids run

Bath

danlangdonmemorialrun.com

Sun, 5/20/12

Dragon Dash

8KR/W

Lake Orion

(248) 391.0304

oriontownship.org

Sun, 5/20/12

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s

5KR, variable W

Northville

(248) 433-1011

www.parkinsonsmi.org

Sun, 5/20/12

Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure® 5KR/W, 1 MFR

Kalamazoo

(877) 566-3679

komenswmichigan.org

Sun, 5/20/12

Livonis Stevenson Spartan 5K Fun Run

5KR/W, 1MFR

Livonia

(734) 748-4909

shsboosterclub.info

michigano.org ancilla.edu/Triancilla/ usatf.org usatf.org

Sun, 5/20/12

Making Tracks for Celiacs

5KR/W

Grosse Pointe Shores(734) 634-5391

www.celiacwalk.org

Sun, 5/20/12

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K

10KR, 5KR, kids run

Ypsilanti

girlsontherunsemi.org

Sun, 5/20/12

Race For Your Memories

10KR, 5KR/W

Milford/

(734) 712-5640

(248) 996-1060/ raceforyourmemories.kintera.org

Sun, 5/20/12

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K

26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 10KR

Cleveland, OH

Sun, 5/20/12

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K

5KR, kids’ run

Owosso

(517) 282-0970

Sun, 5/20/12

Stony Creek “Back to the Beach”

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Shelby Twp.

backtothebeachraces.com

Sun, 5/20/12 Sun, 5/20/12

The Qualifier XTERRA Last Stand Triathlon / Duathlon

26.2MR, 13.1MR Tri or Du

Midland Augusta

(419) 829-2398

Tue, 5/22/12

Millennium Park Run

6M, 3M, 1.5M, Kids FR

Grand Rapids

(616) 406-7441/ grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Thu, 5/24/12

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K

5KR/W

Kalamazoo

(269) 491-2663

girlsontherunkazoo.org

Thu, 5/24/12

NCAA Division I I Outdoor Track and Field Championships

Pueblo, CO

(507) 646-3749

ncaa.com

Thu, 5/24/12

NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Claremont, CA

(920) 424-1034

ncaa.com

Fri, 5/25/12

NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round

Jacksonville, FL

(502) 852-5151

ncaasports.com

Sat, 5/26/12

Alma Highland Festival 8 Mile / 5K

Alma

(989) 463-4122/ almahighlandfestival.com

Sat, 5/26/12

CHC Foundation 5K and Girls on the Run 5K 5KR/W

Coldwater

(517) 279-5414

www.chcbc.com

Sat, 5/26/12

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Run

Fruitport

(231) 865-3551

fruitportlions.com

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10KR, 5KR

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(800) 467-3826/ clevelandmarathon.com gotrshiawassee.org

(989) 415-3120/ greatlakesgreatraces.com

eliteendeavors.com

Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sat, 5/26/12

Island Lake Triathlon - Spring

Tri, Du or 5K

Brighton

(734) 845-7559

elementevents.com

Sat, 5/26/12

John Laurin Memorial 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Carney - Nadeau

(906) 639-2512

uprrc.org

Sat, 5/26/12

K5K Kalamazoo 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Kalamazoo

(269) 978-2437

k5k.us

Sat, 5/26/12

Lisa’s Run

5MR, KR

Alpena

(989) 354-2378

Sat, 5/26/12

Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race

6 MR

Mackinaw City

(231) 436-5664

mackinawcity.com

Sat, 5/26/12

Miles for Missions Run / Walk

4MR, 2MR/W

Jackson

(517) 914-3181

miles-for-missions.org

5KR/W, 1 Mile FR

Sat, 5/26/12

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

Detroit

(248) 304-2080

karmanos.org

Sat, 5/26/12

Traverse City State Bank Bayshore Marathon 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 10KR

Traverse City

(231) 941-8118

bayshoremarathon.org

Sat, 5/26/12

Tri_Cities Family YMCA Kick Off to Summer 5KR/W, 1MFR/W

Grand Haven

(616) 842-7051

tcfymca.org

Sat, 5/26/12

Two Rivers Meet

15KR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Elkhart, IN

(574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com

Sat, 5/26/12

X-Tri Stony Creek

Tri or Du

Shelby Township

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 5/27/12

Sailing Thru the Shores

5KR/W

St. Clair Shores

(586) 771-2587

www.scsfunrun.org

Sun, 5/27/12

Seahorse Challenge Triathlon and Duathlon

Tri or Du

Climax

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 5/27/12

Wild West 100K, 50K, and Relay

100KR, 50KR, relay

Lowell

(616) 260-2669

wildwest100k.4t.com

Mon, 5/28/12

City of Burton Memorial Day 5K

5KR/W

Burton

(810) 744-1062

runburton.com

Mon, 5/28/12

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 5K

runffordav.org

5KR/W

Petoskey

(231) 838-5591

Mon, 5/28/12 Hartland Memorial Day Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR, 3KW

Hartland

(810) 626-2301, hartlandschools.us/athletics

Mon, 5/28/12

5KR

Hubbardston

(269) 929-6434

Hubbardston Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk

hubbardston.org

Mon, 5/28/12

Jenison Ambucs Memorial Day Race

5KR/W, 1MFR

Jenison

(616) 457-1168

signmeup.com

Mon, 5/28/12

Lest They Be Foregotten Memorial Day

10KR, 5KR/W

Webberville

(517) 749-7947

webbervilleschools.org

8KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Grosse Ile

(734) 282-1101

everalracemgt.com

Mon, 5/28/12 Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk & 8K Run Mon, 5/28/12

Run to Climax

7KR , 2MW

Climax

(269) 626-8611, msu.edu/~weessie2/climax/

Tue, 5/29/12

Grand Prix Shakedown

8KR/W, 1 MFR/W

Detroit

(313) 965-1110/ grandprixshakedown.org

Wed, 5/30/12

Greater Lansing Honor Roll Track and Field Meet

Lansing

(517) 927-2373

playmakers.com

Thu, 5/31/12

Greater Lansing Junior Honor Roll Track and Field Meet

Okemos

(517) 349-3803

playmakers.com

Thu, 5/31/12

Swartz Creek Challenge

5KR/W

Swartz Creek

(810) 659-6493

riverbendstriders.com

June date tbd

KAR Summer Track Series

track meet: 100m - 2MR

Kalamazoo

(269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners.org

Fri, 6/1/12

AlphARace

extreme obstacle race

Midland

gaultracemanagement.com

Sat, 6/2/12

5K4TJ

5KR/W

Okemos

(517) 381-9051

Sat, 6/2/12

AlphARace

extreme obstacle race

Midland

gaultracemanagement.com

www.edenclub.org

Sat, 6/2/12

Boy/Girl Quest Run

5KR/W

Jackson

(517) 315-1367

fitnesscouncil.org

Sat, 6/2/12

Cowboy Trail Run

5KR, 1MFR

Augusta

(269) 731-4471

cheffcenter.org

Sat, 6/2/12

Dexter-Ann Arbor Kids Run

kids run

Ann Arbor

(248) 396-4936/ dexterannarborrun.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Dodge Park 5K Run & 1 Mile Run/Walk

5KR, 1MR/W

Sterling Heights

(586) 446-2700

sterling-heights.net

Sat, 6/2/12

Double Time Tri

Tri, relay

Three Rivers

(269) 978-2437

doubletimetri.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Filthy 5K

5K obstacle R, kids run

Delta Township

filthy5k.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Hero Rush Obstacle Race

5K adventure

Marshall

Sat, 6/2/12

Infiterra Sports Spring Fury Elite

8 -10 hour adventure race

Waterford

(231) 233-4736

infiterrasports.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Infiterra Sports Spring Fury Beginner

6 hour sprint adventure race Waterford

(231) 233-4736

infiterrasports.com

herorush.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Kalamazoo Mud Run

5K adventure

(269) 343-4522

kalamazoomudrun.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Kohl’s Michigan Mile and Kids Super Sprint

1 MR for kids 12 and under Lansing

(517) 364-8141

sparrowhealth.net/

Sat, 6/2/12

Oak Apple Run

10KR, 2MR, kids run

(248) 541-4502

oakapplerun.org

michiganrunner.net

Kalamazoo Royal Oak

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Sat, 6/2/12

OLV Victory Race

5KR/W, kids run

Northville

Sat, 6/2/12

Run for the Cure

5KR/W, kids run

Caro

(989) 551-2185

olv-victoryrun.com 5krunforthecure.com

Sat, 6/2/12

St. Patrick Shamrock Festival 5K

5KR/W

Brighton

(810) 229-9863

goracego.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice River Run/ 10KR, 5KR, 3MW/ Marysville

(810) 982.8809

www.vnabwh.com

Sat, 6/2/12

Yankee Springs Trail Run

52.4MR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, Middleville

(616) 706-6308/ yankeespringstrailrun.com

Sun, 6/3/12

CHOK YMCA International Bridge Race

10KR

Sarnia, ON

(519) 336-9622

Ann Arbor

(248) 396-4936/ dexterannarborrun.com

runningroom.com

Sun, 6/3/12

Dexter to Ann Arbor Run

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

Sun, 6/3/12

Hawk Island Triathlon

Tri: 400 meter S/ 16KB/ 5KR Lansing

(517) 374-5700

www.hawk-i-tri.com

Sun, 6/3/12

Racing for Recovery Half & Sprint Triathlon triathlon

Monroe

(231) 546-2229

www.3disciplines.com

Sun, 6/3/12

We Can Do It Women’s 5K

5KR/W

Okemos

(517) 899-5211

runningfoundation.com

Tue, 6/5/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Wed, 6/6/12

Doozie’s Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series

5MR, 3MR, 1MR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr

Wed, 6/6/12

NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships

Des Moines, IA

(541) 346-4461

ncaa.com

Thu., 6/7/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Thu, 6/7/12

YMCA Retread Run/Shoes for Kids

8KR, 5KR/W

Flint

(810) 659-6493

riverbendstriders.com

Fri, 6/8/12

Denny’s Run

5KR/W

Freeland

(989) 573-0396

runsignup.com

Fri, 6/8/12

South Church Family Fitness 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Lansing

(517) 322-2000

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Ally Brunk Memorial 5K

5KR/W

Potterville

(517) 627-3715

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Art & Orchard Festival Fun Run

10KR, 5KR

Washington Twp.

(586) 752-6543

Sat, 6/9/12

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

25, 50, 75, 100 MB

Mackinaw City

(231) 436-5574

mackinawchamber.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Brian Diemer Amerikam 5K

5KR/W, 1MFR, kids’ runs

Cutlerville

(616) 295-1073

diemerrun.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Bridgeport Just Run/Walk

5KR/W

Bridgeport

(989) 624-9149

race-mrm.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Cereal City Classic

10KR, 5KR/W, kdis run

Battle Creek

(269) 963-9622

ymcabattlecreek.org

Sat, 6/9/12

Dirty Dog Dash

3MR

Boyne Falls

dirtydogdash.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Flirt with Dirt

10KR, 5KR

Novi

(734) 929-9027

Sat, 6/9/12

Hartford Strawberry Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Hartford

(269) 621-3651/ hartfordstrawberryrun.com

runflirt.com

Sat, 6/9/12

LCCA’s Run Against Drugs

10KR, 5KR/W

Howell

(517) 545-5944

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 6/9/12

LifeRUN

5KR, 2KW

Portage

(269) 345-1740

pregnancychoices.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Ludington Lakestride

13.1 MR, 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR Ludington

(231) 357-8867/ ludingtonlakestride.com

Sat, 6/9/12

M-22 Challenge

25KB/ 2Kpaddle; 2MR

Glen Arbor

(231) 883-5936

m22challenge.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K

10KR/W, kids run

Mackinac Island

(810) 487-0954

www.runmackinac.com

Sat, 6/9/12

North Country Trail Relay

75.6 M relay

Brethren

(616) 786-2945

www.nctrelay.org

Sat, 6/9/12

Open Door Julie Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR/W

Commerce Twp.

(248) 360-2930/ opendooroutreachcenter.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Run 2 Read

10KR, 5KR/W

Shelby Township

(586) 286-2750

Sat, 6/9/12

Sprint & Splash at Lake St. Clair

Du: 5KR & kayak, 5KR/W

Harrison Township (586) 469-1551

sprintandsplash.com

Sat, 6/9/12

St. Joe’s 5K Run, 2 Mile Walk

5KR, 2MW

Pewamo

(989) 981-6656

pewamo5k.tripod.com

Sat, 6/9/12

The Capitol Bancorp 5K for JA

5KR/W, 1MR

Lansing

(517) 267-4604

capitolbancorp5k.com

Sat, 6/9/12

Tri-for-Life Race for Chase

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Millington

(989) 213-5714

donatelifetriathlon.com

Sun, 6/10/12

Big Fish Triathlon, Duathlon, Sprint

Tri or Du

Hadley Township

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 6/10/12

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

Ride the “Mighty Mac”

Mackinaw City

(231) 436-5574

mackinawchamber.com

Sun, 6/10/12

Grand Rapids Triathlon

Tri: sprint, olympic, 1/2 iron Ada

Sun, 6/10/12

Homes for Hope Women’s Only Olympic Triathlon

Holly

Sun, 6/10/12

Run for CHUM Half Marathon and 5K

Dansville

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r2read.com

(616) 805-3059/ grandrapidstriathlon.com tritofinish.com/events (517) 589-5252

runningfoundation.com

Annual Event Calendar 2012 Sun, 6/10/12

“Run Like Mike” Rutka 5K

5KR, 2MW, kids’ dash

Ann Arbor

(734) 369-2492

runlikemike.org

Sun, 6/10/12

Summer Fun & Run

5KR/W, kids run

DeWitt

(517) 827-9660

runningfoundation.com

Sun, 6/10/12

Waterloo Triathlon / Duathlon

Tri or Du

Grass Lake

(419) 829-2398

eliteendeavors.com

Tue, 6/12/12

Ann Arbor Track Club Summer Mini Track Meet

Ann Arbor

(734) 769-9105

aatrackclub.org/races

Tue, 6/12/12

Catholic Central 10K Relay Run

Grand Rapids

(616) 204-4504/

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Wed, 6/13/12

Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-9076

Wed, 6/13/12

Human Race

5KR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Thu, 6/14/12

Strides for Life 100 Mile Run

25, 50, 75 or 100MR

Holland

(616) 396-5576

stridesforlife.com

Thu, 6/14/12

The Dalmation Run

5KR/W, 1/4MFR

Clio

(810) 487-0954/ gaultracemanagement.com

Fri, 6/15/12

Kids’ Klassic & Pump ‘n Run Life

1KFR, weight lifting

Kalamazoo

(269) 343-0747

Fri, 6/15/12

Run for Los Ninos Riverview Church

5KR/W

Holt

(517) 694-3400

Fri, 6/15/12

USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Bloomington, IN

Sat, 6/16/12

Back to School 5K

5KR/W

Charlotte

(517) 449-4491

Sat, 6/16/12

Beat the Grandma 5K Age/Gender Graded

5KR

Grand Rapids

(616) 260-2669/

Sat, 6/16/12

Beet Feet Rotary 5K Walk/Run

5KR/W

Sebewaing

(989) 883-3003

Sat, 6/16/12

Camelback Run

4MR, 2MW, kids runs

Fremont, OH

(419) 334-5906/ fremontrunningandfitness.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Canton Liberty Run

10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Canton

(734) 929-9027

cantonlibertyrun.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Charyl’s Run2BFit

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Brighton

(810) 632-4778

runningfoundation.com

cheesetownraces.com

10K track relay

playmakers.com

kalamazooklassic.com runningfoundation.com usatf.org playmakers.com beatthegrandma.mysite.com

barc-mi.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Cheesetown Challenge

5 MR, 2 MR/W, kids run

Pinconning

(989) 879-5617

Sat, 6/16/12

Clothing Optional Run

5KR/W

Union City

(866) 321-4710

turtle-lake.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Dirty Feat Adventure Race

biking, canoeing, running

Lansing

(517) 281-9516

dirtyfeat.org

Sat, 6/16/12

FCA Big Ticket Festival of Races

13.1MR, 5KR/W, FR

Ionia

(231) 357-8867

active.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K

13.1MR, 5KRW

Glen Arbor

(231) 715-1406/ enduranceevolution.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Higgins Lake Half Marathon, 10K &5K

13.1MR, 10KR, 1MR

Roscommon

(989) 415-9116/ higginslakesunriserun.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Hurt the Dirt Trail Race

15MR, 10MR, 5MR, kids runAda

Sat, 6/16/12

Johan’s TriFest

Tri: 1.5KS/ 40KB/ 10KR

Sat, 6/16/12

hurtthedirt.com

Hopkins

(616) 261-9706

www.johanstrifest.com

Joshua Spalsbury Memorial Comet Chase 5K 5KR/W

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-2034

5kcometchase.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Kalamazoo Klassic

10KR, 5KR/W, 5KFW

Kalamazoo

(269) 343-0747

kalamazooklassic.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Lech Lecha Triathlon

tri: 600ydS/ 10.4MB/ 2.1MR Grandville

(616) 893-3701/ lechlechatriathlon.weebly.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Michigan Brewing Company Beer Run

5KR/W

Webberville

(517) 521-3600

michiganbrewing.com

Sat, 6/16/12

MWCAA Corporate Cup Relays

10K, 5K, field events, relays

Southfield

(586) 731-0153

www.mwccr.org

Sat, 6/16/12

Open Water Practice Swim

choose distance

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital Fit for Life

5KR, 1MR/W

Pontiac

(248) 338-5718

Sat, 6/16/12

Potter Park Zoo Wild One Children’s Mile

kids 1MR

Lansing

(517) 702-4733

Sat, 6/16/12

Run 2 Save Our Youth

10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Westland

(248) 207-0190/ saveouryouthtaskforce.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Run for a Cause

5KR/W, 1.5MR/W

Ada

(616) 460-9443

Sat, 6/16/12

Spring Lake Heritage Festival 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Spring Lake

(231) 638-0730

slheritagefestival.com

Sat, 6/16/12

Summer Solstice 5K Fun Run

5KR

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-8109

summersolstice5k.org

Sat, 6/16/12

Sun Rise Run

5KR, 2KFFW

Port Huron

(810) 987-6400

bluewaterymca.com

Sat, 6/16/12

SuperkidsTry MotorCity

Triathlon

Detroit

(231) 546-2229

Sat, 6/16/12

USA Half Marathon Championsips

13.1MR

Duluth, MN

usatf.org

Sat, 6/16/12

USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

Bloomington, IN

usatf.org

michiganrunner.net

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Sat, 6/16/12

USA Mountain Running Championships

7.6MR

Pinkham Notch, NH

Sun, 6/17/12

Ann Arbor Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Ann Arbor

(734) 213-1033

usatf.org champsforcharity.com

Sun, 6/17/12

Father’s Day Run 4 Trails

5KR

Fort Wayne, IN

(260) 436-4824

veepraces.com

Sun, 6/17/12

Michigan Campmeeting 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Alma

(517) 316-1500

everalracemgt.com

Sun, 6/17/12

Motor City Triathlon

Triathlon

Detroit

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 6/17/12

Pellston 5K Trail Run @ Nubs Nob

5KR

Harbor Springs

(231) 333-3707

pellstonschools.org

Sun, 6/17/12

Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run

10K, 5K, 1 M, Triple, kid’s

Plymouth

(734) 455-2904/ ymcadetroit.org/plymouth

Sun, 6/17/12

Run for the Ribbon 5K for Prostate Care Awareness/ 5KR/W

Huntington Woods (586) 443-4272

miurunfortheribbon.org

Sun, 6/17/12

USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

Bloomington, IN

usatf.org

Sun, 6/17/12

XTERRA Torn Shirt Triathlon /Duathlon

Tri or Du

Brighton

(419) 376-9496

eliteendeavors.com

Wed, 6/20/12

Flushing Evening 5k Run/Walk

5KR/W

Flushing

(810) 487-0954

riverbendstriders.com

Wed, 6/20/12

Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-9076

playmakers.com

Wed, 6/20/12 Triceratops Triathlon & Kids’s Clinic

Tri: 1/2MS/ 12MB/ 5KR

Brighton

(734) 929-9027

runtrextri.com

Wed, 6/20/12

Twilight Run

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 702-0226

runningfoundation.com

Thu, 6/21/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field - Hammer Time

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Fri, 6/22/12

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race

Shelby Township

(586) 323-9683

Fri, 6/22/12

Meijer State Games of Michigan- Governor’s Family Fun Run/ 5KR

East Kentwood

(616) 233-3564/ stategamesofmichigan.com

Fri, 6/22/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track and Field - Day 1/ decathlon, 10,000mR

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Sat, 6/23/12

Antioch’s Get Healthy Now 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 327-0967

Sat, 6/23/12

Beach Wellness

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Bay City

(989) 684-7675

barc-mi.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase

5KR/W, 1MFR

Battle Creek

(269) 979-1351

binderparkzoo.org

Sat, 6/23/12

Casnovia Old School 5K

5KR

Casnovia

(616) 821-3156

michianatiming.com

3 MR

hansons-running.com

runningfoundation.org

Sat, 6/23/12

Charlevoix Marathon

26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K

Charlevoix

(248) 446-1315

goodboyevents.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Concord Classic 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, 1/2 M Kid’s Run

Concord

(517) 524-6995

playmakers.com

Sat, 6/23/12

First Try Triathlon

tri: 300ydS/ 9MB/

Linden

(810) 701-8625

http://tiny.cc/5bkt7

Sat, 6/23/12

Get Your Bearings 4 Hour Sprint

4 hour adventure

Brighton

(231) 233-4736

infiterrasports.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Glenda’s Glide 5K Run and Walk

5KR/W

Auburn Hills

(248) 370-9353

auburnhills.org

Sat, 6/23/12

Keyes Peak Trail Marathon

50KR, 26.2MR, 10KR, 1MR

Florence, WI

(715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Max’s Race

5KR/W, kids run

East Lansing

(517) 204-3257

Sat, 6/23/12

Meijer State Games of Michigan 5K

5KR

East Kentwood

(616) 233-3564/ stategamesofmichigan.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series

4MR, kids run

Rochester Hills

(248) 320-5705

Sat, 6/23/12

Portland St. Patrick Parish Festival 5K Run

5KR/W

Portland

(517) 927-2226

playmakers.com

Sat, 6/23/12

Solstice Run

10M, 10K, 5K, Kids Run

Northville

(248) 345-6168

www.solsticerun.org

Sat, 6/23/12

South Beach Triathlons

Triathlons

South Haven

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 6/23/12

St. Mary’s Run, Walk, for Health

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Saginaw

(989) 907-8000

stmarysofmichigan.org

Sat, 6/23/12

Tri Kids Triathlon

Triathlons

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sat, 6/23/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 2/ decathlon, 100mh, 100m

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Sun, 6/24/12

Anyone Can Tri

Tri or Du

Mount Clemens

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 6/24/12

Clawson Freedom Run

5KR

Clawson

(248) 435-4232

clawsonruns.com

Sun, 6/24/12

Grand Haven Bone & Joint Bear Lake Triathlon and Duathlon

North Muskegon

(616) 843-1808

bearlaketrianddu.com hansons-running.com

maxsrace.com www.jeffwatters.com

Sun, 6/24/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 616-9665

Sun, 6/24/12

Linden Summer Happenings

5KR, 1MR

Linden

(810) 701-8625/ lindensummerhappening.org

Sun, 6/24/12

Tri Goddess Tri Women’s Only Triathlon

Tri: sprint, mini sprint;

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

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U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 3/ pv, dt, lj, sp, 400m, 100m

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Sun, 6/24/12

Waterfall Trail Runs

Lagro, IN

(260) 436-4824

Mon, 6/25/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 4/ tj, hj, jt, 800mR

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Tue, 6/26/12

Forest Hills Eastern High School Track Meet

Grandville

(616) 250-4309/

Tue, 6/26/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Arlington, TX

Tue, 6/26/12

Zeeland Zoom

Zeeland

(616) 748-5906

Wed, 6/27/12

Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field - all comers

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-9076

Wed, 6/27/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

Arlington, TX

Thu, 6/28/12

St. Stan’s Polish Festival Road Race - Tentative Date 5KR/W

Bay City

(989) 280-7692

Thu, 6/28/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 7, pv, dt, sc, 5000mR

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Thu, 6/28/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

Arlington, TX

Fri, 6/29/12

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

Fri, 6/29/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 8, heptathlon, sp, sc

Eugene, OR

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF

Fri, 6/29/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 4

Arlington, TX

Sat, 6/30/12

Bank of America Reeds Lake Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 949-1750

www.reedslakerun.com

Sat, 6/30/12

Caledonia Kilt Klassic 5K

5KR/W

Caledonia

(616) 406-9766

kiltklassic.com

Sat, 6/30/12

Firecracker 5 Mile Run

5MR/W

Gladstone

(906) 399-7044

www.gladstonemi.org

Sat, 6/30/12

Gale’s Gym Summer Series Race One

5KR

Edmore

(989) 427-4348

5KR

5KR/W

3 MR

veepraces.com

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

usatf.org feelthezeel.com playmakers.com usatf.org race-mrm.com

usatf.org hansons-running.com

usatf.org

Sat, 6/30/12

Gene Bednarowski 5K Cherry Run/Walk

5KR/W

Watervliet

(269) 449-8735

Sat, 6/30/12

Heart of Michigan

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Lansing

(734) 213-1033/ champsforcharity.com

thtiming.com

Sat, 6/30/12

Race and Remember

5KR, 2MW, 1MW

Detroit

(313) 578-6269

active.com

Sat, 6/30/12

Rock the World 5K Obstacle Race

5K obstacle

Grand Ledge

Sat, 6/30/12

Run/Walk BOOM!!!

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Huntington Woods (248) 541-3030/ ci.huntington-woods.mi.us

rocktheworldrace.com

Sat, 6/30/12

Third Coast Relay

206M team relay

Holland

Sat, 6/30/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 9, heptathlon, 20kRaceW, hj, tj Eugene, OR

Sat, 6/30/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 5

Arlington, TX

Sat, 6/30/12

Visser Family YMCA Buck Creek Run

5 KR/W, kids runs

Grandville

Sat, 6/30/12

Whitmore Lake Races

10KR, 5KR, Splash ‘n dash

Whitmore Lake

(734) 449-8655

everalracemgt.com

Sat, 6/29/13

Lions Michigan Foundation Half Marathon

13.1M, 5M, 3M, 2.5M

Oscoda

(571) 887-6640

www.imsf.net

July date tbd

KAR Summer Track Series

track meet: 100m - 2MR

Kalamazoo

(269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners.

(517) 546-0693

(734) 845-7559

ThirdCoastRelay.com

usatf.org/events/2012/OlympicTrials-TF usatf.org (616) 890-5978/ visserfamilybuckcreekrun.com

Sun, 7/1/12

Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim/ 2KR/ 750m S/ 2KR

Howell

Sun, 7/1/12

Rock the World 5K Obstacle Race

Grand Ledge

Sun, 7/1/12

U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field - Day 10/ 110mh, 200, 20kRaceW, jt, lj, 400mh, 1500, 200/ Eugene, OR

Sun, 7/1/12

UP Northwoods Triathlon

tri or kids tri

Iron Mountain

Sun, 7/1/12

USA Youth Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 6

Arlington, TX

Tue, 7/3/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

5K obstacle

training

howellrecreation.org rocktheworldrace.com

(906) 774-4076

ddymca.com usatf.org

Wed, 7/4/12

Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Ann Arbor

(734) 213-1033

a2firecracker5k.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Black Bear Run

12KR, 6KR/W

Engadine

(906) 477-9019

newberrytourism.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Dorks Brothers Independence Day Run

5KR, 1MR

Alpena

(989) 354-5634

thunderbaytrails.org

Wed, 7/4/12

Dorr 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Dorr

(616) 656-5274

signmeup.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Evart Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July

5KR/W

Evart

(574) 312-0913/ evartchamberofcommerce.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Firecracker 5K

5KR

Beulah

(231) 930-4222

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Wed, 7/4/12

Firecracker 5K

5KR/W, 1MFR

Corunna

(989) 666-3810

corunna4th.org

Wed, 7/4/12

Greatest 4th in the North

10KR, 5KR/W, FR

Lake City

(231) 839-2280

lakecityschools.net

Wed, 7/4/12

Hadley Run

5KR/W

Hadley

(248) 622-1738

hadleytownship.org

Wed, 7/4/12

Hanover Firecracker Run/Walk

5 MR, 5KW, kids run

Hanover

(517) 563-2125

hh4thofjuly.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Horse Tail Scramble

10KR, 5KW

Hancock

(906) 482-6827

keweenaw.info

Wed, 7/4/12

Hungry Duck Run

13.1MR, 5KR, kids fun run

Brighton

(810) 844-0180

hungryduckrun.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Indy 5K Race

5KR

Kentwood

(616) 656-5274

signmeup.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Mayor’s 3 Mile Run

3MR

Oak Park

(248) 691-7555

www.oakpark-mi.com

Wed, 7/4/12

Pace for Poverty Run

10KR, 5KR, FW

Richland

(269) 207-4988

active.com

(231) 526-2059

harborps.org

Wed, 7/4/12

Paul Revere 3 & 10 Mile Run

10MR, 3MFR

Harbor Springs

Wed, 7/4/12

Reeds Lake Trail Blazer

4.5MR/W

East Grand Rapids (616) 949-2110

egrcf.org/trailblazer

Wed, 7/4/12

Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Central Lake

(231) 544-2815

ryanshay.org

(616) 260-2669

trextenmiler.8k.com

Wed, 7/4/12

T-Rex Trail 10-Miler

10MR, 8KR

Lowell

Wed, 7/4/12

The Sparkler 5K

5KR/W

Luna Pier

Wed, 7/4/12

Volkslaufe

20K, 10K, 5K, kids run

Frankenmuth

(989) 860-3388

Wed, 7/4/12

West Branch 2 Mile Fun Run Walk

2 MR/W

West Branch

(989) 345-1498/ westbranchrunning.com

Thu, 7/5/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

training

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Fri, 7/6/12

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race

3 MR

Shelby Twp.

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Coach Kelly Races

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

St. Louis

(989) 330-2430

racingactivities.org

Sat, 7/7/12

Duo at the Ledge

13.1MR, 5KR/W

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-2735

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Grand Haven Kids Triathlon

100meterS/ 2.5MB/ 1.25MR Grand Haven

(616) 566-7870

grandhaventri.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Gull Lake Triathlon & Duathlon

Tri or Du

Augusta

(269) 978-2437

gulllaketriathlon.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Kenya Dig It? 5K & 10K and 2 Mile Walk

10KR, 5KR, 2MW

Tecumseh

(517) 423-3676

kenyadigit.org

Sat, 7/7/12

Lakeshore Miracle Run

10KR

Holland

(616) 392-2282

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Mark Mellon Triathlon & Duathlon

triathlons or 5K

Gaylord

(757) 724-7224

markmellontri.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Mio Baseball 5K

5KR/W

Mio

(260) 802-1091

race-mrm.com

Sat, 7/7/12

Run Posey Lake 4 Mile

4MR/W

Hudson

(517) 403-8666

runningwithes.com

(231) 386-5188

runningfoundation.com volkslaufe.org

Sat, 7/7/12

Run & Walk for Funds

10KR, 5KR, 2 MR/W

Northport

Sat, 7/7/12

Tawas Kiwanis Run by the Bay

5KR/W

East Tawas

(989) 362-4412

tawas.kiwanisone.org

Sun, 7/8/12

Ann Arbor Triathlon / Duathlon

Tri or Du

Pinckney

(419) 829-2398

eliteendeavors.com

Sun, 7/8/12

Chesaning Showboat River Run

5KR/W, Kids’ Fun Run

Chesaning

(800) 255-3055

chesaningchamber.org

Sun, 7/8/12

Grand HavenTriathlon & Duathlon

Triathlons or Du

Grand Haven

(616) 843-1808

grandhaventri.com

Sun, 7/8/12

Inter-Rockin Tri, Du,Sprint Tri

Triathlons or Du

Interlochen

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 7/8/12

Island City 5K

5KR/W

Eaton Rapids

(517) 410-8277

Sun, 7/8/12

Mt. Olivet Cemetery 4-Mile Sunrise Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1.5MW

Detroit

(734) 417-1032

Sun, 7/8/12

Run Your Bass Off

10KR, 3.6MR, 2MW

Crystal Falls

(906) 267-2800

Tue, 7/10/12

Richmond Park Cross Country

5KR, 1.5MR, kids run

Grand Rapids

(616) 785-4943/

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Wed, 7/11/12

Doozie’s Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series

5MR, 3MR, 1MR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Wed, 7/11/12

Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track & Field all comers

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-9076

playmakers.com

Thu, 7/12/12

Auburn Cornstalk 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Auburn

(989) 686-0246

race-mrm.com

Thu, 7/12/12

Huckleberry Hustle 5k Trail Run

5KR/W, kids run

Flint

(810) 249-3855

Fri, 7/13/12

Great Lakes Relay

270 M Relay

Eastpointe

(313) 885-3256

greatlakesrelay.com

Fri, 7/13/12

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race

3 MR

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

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Moonlit Miles for Marrow

15KR, 5KR

Greenville

(616) 855-1982

moonlitformarrow.com

Fri, 7/13/12

Wells Fargo Advisors YMCA Kids Triathlon

Triathlons

Portage

(269) 324-9622

kzooymca.org

Sat, 7/14/12

Anchor Bay Triathlon

1/2MS/ 17.7KB/ 4.8i3K

New Baltimore

(586) 725-0291

http://tiny.cc/m20t8

Sat, 7/14/12

Bastille Days 5K Run/Walk and 15KR

15KR, 5KR/W

Fenton

(810) 603-1366

Sat, 7/14/12

Christian AdventureRace

Rodney

(866) 796-4453

cranhillranch.com

Sat, 7/14/12

CLAW Kids Triathlon

(708) 624-8330

clearlakeinfo.org

tri: 1/4 MKayak/ 3MB/ 1MR Manistique

Sat, 7/14/12

Dances with Dirt - Devil’s Lake/ 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, relay

Baraboo, WI

(734) 929-9027

dwddevilslake.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Escape to Belle Isle The Spirit of Detroit Challeng/ 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Detroit

(810) 333-1740

escapetobelleisle.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Golden Mile presented by the Traverse City Track Club/ 1MR

Traverse City

(213) 649-0843

cherryfestival.org

Sat, 7/14/12

Hopkins 5K Run & Walk

Hopkins

(269) 720-3446/ hopkins5krun.webstarts.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Arts 5K 5KR/W, kids run

Parchment

(269) 569-5996

kindleberger.org

Sat, 7/14/12

Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series

5.5MR

Rochester Hills

(248) 320-5705

www.jeffwatters.com

Sat, 7/14/12

National Cherry Festival 15K & 5K

15KR, 5KR/W

Traverse City

(800) 968-3380

Sat, 7/14/12

Poker Fun Run

13.1MR, 2.5MR

Clinton Township0 (586) 532-1300

lifetimerun.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Port Austin Runs

8KR, 2 MR/W

Port Austin

www.parun.org

5KR/W

(989) 738-8772

cherryfestival.org

Sat, 7/14/12

Port City Run

5KR/W, 1M

Frankfort

(231) 352-7698

frankfort.k12.mi.us

Sat, 7/14/12

Portofino’s Run for Art 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Wyandotte

(734) 282-1101

everalracemgt.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

triathlon

Rockford

(616) 866-6665

www.rocktri.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Run the Keweenaw, a Festival of Trails

6KR,12KR, kids’ run

Copper Harbor

(906) 482-2500

keweenawtrails.com

Sat, 7/14/12

Run Thru Sparta

5KR/W, kid’s run

Sparta

(616) 887-1116

theclubfitness.net

Sat, 7/14/12

Saline Celtic Festival Jim Keezer 5K Walk Run 5KR/W

Saline

(734) 944-2810

salineceltic.org

Sat, 7/14/12

Splash and Dash Youth Triathlon

tri or du

Adrian

(517) 264-4872

Sat, 7/14/12

Strut for Strays 5K Fun Run/Walk

5KR/W

Battle Creek

(269) 963-1796

Sat, 7/14/12

Ulli Szych Memorial 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Haslett

(517) 416-5237

hs-scm.org/strut.htm

Sat, 7/14/12

Waugoshance Trail Marathon

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR, 2KR Carp Lake

Sun, 7/15/12

Aid Lansing 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

runningfoundation.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Beatles on the Bay

tri: olympic, sprint, du

Caseville

tritofinish.com

(715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Clark Lake Triathlon & Duathlon

Tri or Du

Clark Lake

(419) 829-2398

Sun, 7/15/12

CLAW Adult Triathlon

tri: 2MKayak/ 8MB/ 3MR

Manistique

(708) 624-8330

eliteendeavors.com clearlakeinfo.org

Sun, 7/15/12

Fight Hunger 5K

5KR/W

Okemos

(517) 899-5211

runwalkjog.com

Sun, 7/15/12

IC Perch Run

4 MR, 1MFR/W

Ira Twp.

(586) 405-2282

icperchfestival.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Little Traverse Triathlon

Tri, Relays

Harbor Springs

(231) 487-1713

littletraversetri.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Metro Way 5K

5KR/W

Wyoming

(616) 855-1982

metroway5k.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Run the Keweenaw, a Festival of Trails

25KR

Copper Harbor

(715) 460-0426/ keweenawtrails.com/run/

Sun, 7/15/12

Sauk Valley Jazz Running Camp

camp

Brooklyn

(734) 474-0584

jazzrunning.com

Sun, 7/15/12

SheRox Detroit Triathlon

All women’s tri

Detroit

(734) 845-7559

sheroxtri.com

Sun, 7/15/12

Tri 4 Life Triathlon

Triathlons

Otter Lake

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Wed, 7/18/12

Pterodactyl Triathlon & Kids’ Clinic

Tri: 1/2MS/ 12.4 MB/ 5KR

Brighton

(734) 929-9027

runtrextri.com

Thu, 7/19/12

PIgeon Sunset Classic

5KR/W

Pigeon

(989) 453-4478

scheurer.org

(734) 657-0214

runningit501.com

Sat, 7/21/12

501 Running Club Art Fair Run

training run up to 16M

Sat, 7/21/12

Alpenfest Run

10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Gaylord

(989) 732-6333

gaylordalpenfest.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Atwood Stadium Run/Walk

10KR/W 5KR/W, kids run

Flint

(810) 238-5981

werunthistown.com

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Bear River Crawl

10KR, 5KR

Petoskey/

Sat, 7/21/12

Classic Car Show and Festival

5KR/W

Birch Run

(989) 746-0528

http://tiny.cc/ridx3

Sat, 7/21/12

Farmington Founders Festival 4 Mile

4 MR

Farmington

(248) 473-1800

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Fish Feast 5K Run/ Walk

5KR/W

St. Ignace

(906) 643-8676

littlebeararena.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Gazelle Sports Tri del Sol

Tri or Du

Middleville

(616) 855-1972

tridelsol.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Indian River Summerfest Kiwanis Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Indian River

(231) 238-8564

www.irchamber.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Lake Orion Rotary Duathlon

du: 3.1MR/ 20KB/ 3.1MR

Lake Orion

(248) 652-5882

active.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Life Walk10K, 5K, 1 Mile

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW

Detroit

(313) 393-2446

motteplifewalk.org

Sat, 7/21/12

Manistique Triathlon

Tri: 1/4MS/ 15MB/ 5KR

Manistique

manistiquerecreation@live.com

Sat, 7/21/12

NBFF Chris Cook Memorial Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Fremont

Sat, 7/21/12

Orthopaedic Rehab Rose Run

10KR, 5KR, relay

Jackson

(517) 937-6521

Sat, 7/21/12

Road Runner Classic

8KR/W

Northville

(734) 748-2555/

Sat, 7/21/12

Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon

tri: Kayak/ B/ R, du or 5K

Saint Clair Shores

(313) 732-1305

shorespointestri.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Sister Lakes Triathlons

triathlons

Sister Lakes

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 7/21/12

Steeple Chase 5K Cross Country

5KR

Dexter

Sat, 7/21/12

The G-Town Runaround

5KR/W

Gladwin

(517) 589-8483

Sat, 7/21/12

Tri-City Kids Triathlon

triathlon:

Midland

(989) 600-9671

trikidstry.com

Sun, 7/22/12

Crosstown Kids Triathlon

triathlon

Howell

(517) 546-0693

howellrecreation.org

Sun, 7/22/12

Ele’s Place 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Okemos

(517) 482-1315

www.elesplace.org

Sun, 7/22/12

He Tried / She Tried Triathlon

tri: .olympic or sprint

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com.com

Sun, 7/22/12

Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix

Tri, Du vor 5KR

Mackinaw City

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 7/22/12

Saginaw Heathco Triathlon and Duathlon

Tri or Du

Saginaw

Mon, 7/23/12

Hansons Middle/High School Day Camp

Shelby Township

(586) 323-9682

Mon, 7/23/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Tue, 7/24/12

Aman Park Trail Run

5.5MR, kids run/bike/run

Grand Rapids

(616) 742-0384/

Tue, 7/24/12

Running Bear 5K Run/Walk

5KR, kids run

Glen Arbor

(231) 334-7363

Tue, 7/24/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 2

Baltimore, MD

Wed, 7/25/12

Run the Mountain

Mt. Pleasant

Wed, 7/25/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 3

Baltimore, MD

usatf.org

Thu, 7/26/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 4

Baltimore, MD

usatf.org

Fri, 7/27/12

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race

3MR

Shelby Township

(586) 323-9683

Fri, 7/27/12

Southgate Heritage Half Eight

4MR, 1MW

Southgate

(734) 258-7770

Fri, 7/27/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 5

5KR

(231) 547-0380/ northernmichigansportsmed.com

www.fremontxc.com fitnesscouncil.org northvilleroadrunners.org

active.com race-mrm.com

tritofinish.com hansons-running.com

Baltimore, MD

usatf.org grandrapidsrunningclub.org

runningbearrun.com/ usatf.org

(989) 772-0323

Baltimore, MD

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

hansons-running.com usatf.org

Sat, 7/28/12

Alden Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Alden

(231) 377-7319

www.aldenrun.com

Sat, 7/28/12

Dare Devil Dash Extreme 5K Run

adventure run: 5KR, 1MR

Brown City

(810) 886-1654

daredevildash.com

Sat, 7/28/12

Gale’s Gym Summer Series Race Two

5KR

Edmore

(989) 427-4348

Sat, 7/28/12

Grand Island Trail Marathon & 10K

26.2 MR, 13.1MR

Munising

(715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com

Sat, 7/28/12

Hudson Booster 5k

5KR

Hudson

(517) 286-6931

www.hudson.k12.mi.us

Sat, 7/28/12

Lumberman Triathlon

Tri or Du

Cadillac

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 7/28/12

MCYF Fabulous 5K & Fun in the Sun Kids Run 5KR, kids run

Fruitport

(616) 899-5482/ muskegonfairgrounds.com

Sat, 7/28/12

Michigan Warrior Dash

3.25 MR/ bstacle course

Genessee Twp

warriordash.com/register2012_michigan.php

Sat, 7/28/12

Run for Their Lives

5MR/W

Boyne City

(231) 582-9196

Sat, 7/28/12

Ryan Shay Mile

1MR - invitational

Charlevoix

(231) 547-3407

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Steve’s Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR/W

Dowagiac

Sat, 7/28/12

Tigertown 5000 Road Race

5KR/W

Liberty Center, OH (419) 533-5838

Sat, 7/28/12

Transplant Games of America 5K

5KR

Grand Rapids

(616) 233-3563/ transplantgamesofamerica.org

Sat, 7/28/12

Tri Cities Family Coast Guard Festival 5K & 10 K/ 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Grand Haven

(616) 842-7051

Sat, 7/28/12

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships - Day 1

Cleveland, OH

usatf.org

Sat, 7/28/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 6

Baltimore, MD

usatf.org

Sat, 7/28/12

Venetian Festival Jeff Drenth Memorial Foot Races 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Charlevoix

(231) 547-3407

venetianraces.com

Sat, 7/28/12

Wolf Lake 5K

5KR/W

Muskegon

(231) 788-1026

goracego.com

Sun, 7/29/12

Hall of Fame Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 483-1624

runningfoundation.com

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

100MR

(269) 782-1210/ swmich.edu/fireup/stevesrun/

tigertown5000.com

tcfymca.org

Sun, 7/29/12

Hansons Group Run

Sun, 7/29/12

Island Lake of Novi Triathlon & Open Water Swim

Novi

hansons-running.com

Sun, 7/29/12

Portland Relay for Life Half Marathon & 5K 13.1MR, 5KR

Portland

runwalkjog.com/portland/

Sun, 7/29/12

Rudyard Lions Summerfest

Triathlon, 5KR

Rudyard

(906) 478-5244

Sun, 7/29/12

USA 100 Mile Trail Championships - Day 2

100MR

Cleveland, OH

usatf.org

Sun, 7/29/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships - Day 7

Baltimore, MD

usatf.org

swimfasttrifast.com

trifind.com

Sun, 7/29/12

Village Tri & Du

Tri or Du

Clarkston

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 7/29/12

Women’s Only Triathlon & Dri-Tri

Tri or Du

Sylvania, OH

(419) 829-2398

eliteendeavors.com

Mon, 7/30/12

Hills & Dales Races

8KR, 5KR/W

Cass City

(989) 872-2084

race-mrm.com

track meet: 100m - 2MR

Kalamazoo

(269) 369-6957/ kalamazooarearunners.org

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

Shelby Twp

(248) 804-5382/ stoneycreekrunningclub.org

August date tbd KAR Summer Track Series Thu, 8/2/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Thu, 8/2/12

Stony Creek Distance Run

5KR, 1MFR

hansons-running.com

Thu, 8/2/12

USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 1

Lisle, IL

Fri, 8/3/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 1

London, England

Fri, 8/3/12

USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 2

track & field meet

Lisle, IL

Sat, 8/4/12

a-Round Green Lake Association Walk/Run

5KR/W

Caledonia

(616) 536-2068

greenlake.us

Sat, 8/4/12

AdvoKate Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW

Rochester

(248) 709-7673

www.advokaterun.org

Sat, 8/4/12

Allen Park Street Art Fair 5K

10KR, 5KR, 1MR, kids run

Allen Park

(734) 377-0122

downriverrunners.org

Sat, 8/4/12

Aspirus Keweenaw Copperman Triathlon

tri: 0.5MS/ 23MB/ 5MR

Copper Harbor

(906) 337-7000/ keweenawcopperman.org

Sat, 8/4/12

Coloma Glad-Peach Run/ Walk/ Bike

10KR/B, 5KR/W/B, FR

Coloma

(269) 468-6606

ColomaPeachFest.com

Sat, 8/4/12

Come to the River 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 482-1346

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 8/4/12

Cran-Hill Triathlon

1/4MS/ 7MB/ 2.5MR

Rodney

(866) 796-7669

cranhillranch.com

Sat, 8/4/12

Eagle Lake Triathlon

Triathlons

Edwardsburg

(574) 293-1683

eaglelaketri.com

Sat, 8/4/12

Grass Lake Traffic Jam’In 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Grass Lake

Sat, 8/4/12

Kayla O’Mara Memorial Run

10K, 5K, 1M,10K handcycle Goodrich

(810) 429-3991

Sat, 8/4/12

Lifetime Fitness Kid’s Tri

tri

Rochester

(248) 267-6610

Sat, 8/4/12

Mint City 10 Miler, 5K & Family Fun Walk

10MR, 5KR

St. Johns

(989) 224-3316

Sat, 8/4/12

Moving Towards a Cure Brain Tumor 5K

5KR/W, 1MFR

Grand Rapids

(727) 781-4673

BrainTumorEvents.org

Sat, 8/4/12

NorthReach Waterfront Run

10KR, 5KR

Menominee

(715) 735-4200

active.com

Sat, 8/4/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 2/ heptathlon, 10,000mR, 100m, 20KraceW

London, England

Sat, 8/4/12

Olympic Games - Triathlon - Day 1

women’s triathlon

London, England

Sat, 8/4/12

Rock the Bay 5K, 10K & 1 Mile

6MR, 3MR, 1MR/W

St. Ignace

sp, 10,000mR, heptathlon

michiganrunner.net

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mintcity10miler.com

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Shermanator Triathlon & 5K Run

triathlons, kids run

Augusta

(269) 731-3004

Sat, 8/4/12

Streets of Fire 8K

8KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 742-0384/

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Sat, 8/4/12

The Legend 5 & 10 Mile Trail Run

13.1MR, 10MR, 5MR

Laingsburg

(734) 929-9027

www.runlegend.com

Sat, 8/4/12

USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 3

Lisle, IL

Sun, 8/5/12

Lansing Legislator Tri, Du, Sprint

Laingsburg

Sun, 8/5/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 3/ 100m, sc, hammer, 400m, tj, women’s marathon/ London, England

Sun, 8/5/12

Run Through the Hills

8KR, 5KR/W

Sun, 8/5/12

Stoney Creek Triathlon and Duathlon

tri: 1500mS/ 24.9MB/ 6.2MRShelby Township

Sun, 8/5/12

Trek Women Triathlon Series

tri: 1/4MS/ 12MB/ 3MR

Sun, 8/5/12

USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Day 4

Lisle, IL

Mon, 8/6/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 4

400m, 400mh, sc, pv, sp

London, England

Tue, 8/7/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Sterling Heights

Tue, 8/7/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 5

1500mR, j, dt, 100mh,

London, England

Tue, 8/7/12

Olympic Games - Triathlon - Day 2

men’s triathlon

London, England

Wed, 8/8/12

Doozie’s Ice Cream Fun Run/Walk Series

5MR, 3MR, 1MR

Mt. Pleasant

Wed, 8/8/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 6/ decathlon, 110mh, 200m, 400mh, lj

London, England

Wed, 8/8/12

Red Carpet Run 5K

5KR,

Wed, 8/8/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

5KR

Thu, 8/9/12

Great Pizza Challenge

Thu, 8/9/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 7

Fri, 8/10/12

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail 200 Relay

Tri, Du or 5K

shermanatortri.org

usatf.org (231) 546-2229

Vassar

(989) 823-7574

3disciplines.com london2012.com elitefeetrunning.com tritofinish.com

Howell

(419) 829-2398

eliteendeavors.com usatf.org london2012.com

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com london2012.com london2012.com

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

West Bloomfield

(734) 929-9027

redcarpetrun.com

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

5KR/W, kids run

Flint

(810) 487-0954

decathlon, 200m, 800m, tj, jt

London, England

200M relay - 36 legs

Comstock Park

london2012.com

riverbendstriders.com london2012.com

fredmeijerwhitepinetrail200.com

Fri, 8/10/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 8/ 4x400 relay, pv, 1500mR, 5000mR, 4x100m relay, ht/ London, England

london2012.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Board of Water & Light Hometown Power 5K 5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 702-6185

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Cheeseburger 5K Run and Walk

Caseville

(989) 453-4478

scheurer.org

5KR/W

Sat, 8/11/12

Crystal Lake Team Marathon

26.2 M Relay/ Beulah/ (231) 930-4222/

Sat, 8/11/12

Fragile X 5K Run & Walk

5KR/W

Clarkston

crystallakecommunitybusinessassoc.com (248) 674-2147

Sat, 8/11/12

Heart of Detroit

10KR, 5KR, 1MFFR

Detroit

(734) 213-1033/ champsforcharity.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Kids Get Active Triathlon

tri: distances vary with age

Portage

(269) 978-2437

Sat, 8/11/12

Millennium Triathlon

Tri, Kids Tri

Grand Rapids

(616) 540-9071/ millenniumtriathlon.com

Sat, 8/11/12

National Blueberry Festival 5K

5KR

South Haven

(269) 639-2805

Sat, 8/11/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 9/ 5000mR, relays, jt, hj, 50KraceW, 20KraceW

Sat, 8/11/12

Run Thru Hell

10 MR, 4.8 MR

Pinckney

(517) 702-0226/ runningfoundation.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Saline’s Summerfest 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Saline

(724) 429-4494

salinechamber.org

Sat, 8/11/12

Sanford and Sun Triathlon

Tris or Du

Sanford

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.comSat,

Sat, 8/11/12

Steve’s “Raider Stomp”

10KR, 5KR/W

Decatur

(269) 423-5081

stevesraiderstop.org

Sat, 8/11/12

Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon / Duathlon

varies by age group

Sylvania, OH

(419) 829-2398

eliteendeavors.com

London, England

fxam.org

spiritracing.us shch.org london2012.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Tahqua Trail Run

25KR, 10KR, 2KR

Paradise

(715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com

Sat, 8/11/12

The Arc Stroll, Roll & 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Midland

(989) 631-4439

race-mrm.com

Sat, 8/11/12

Trojan Trail 5K Run

5KR

East Lansing

(517) 896-3180

trojantrail5k.org

Sat, 8/11/12

West Michigan I Tri 4 Fun Triathlon

200 Meter S / 10 MB/ 5KR

Fremont

(231) 924-2100

westmichigantri.com

Sat, 8/11/12

West Michigan Kids Triathlon

triathlon - varies by age

Fremont

(231) 924-2100

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Sat, 8/11/12

Wood Duck Dash

10KR, 5KR/W

Brownstown

(734) 507-1789

woodduckdash.com

Sun, 8/12/12

Camino of St. James

8KR, 5KR

Mason

(517) 676-9111

caminostjames.com

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Holly Recreation Triathlon & Duathlon

tri: olympic, sprint; du

Sun, 8/12/12

Kuparisaari Triathlon

tri: half iron 1.2MS/ 56MB/ 13.1MR

Holly Lac La Belle

tritofinish.com

Sun, 8/12/12

Milford Memories Fun Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Milford

(248) 320-8167

Sun, 8/12/12

Olympic Games - Athletics - Day 10

men’s marathon

London, England

Sun, 8/12/12

Petoskey Triathlon & Duathlon

Tris or Du

Petoskey

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 8/12/12

Swim to the Moon

10KS, 5KS, 1.2MS, 1/2MS

Gregory

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

kuparitri.com milfordmemories.com london2012.com

Sun, 8/12/12

Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon

Tris or Du

Sylvania, OH

(419) 829-2398

Tue, 8/14/12

Riverside Park Co-Ed Relay

X-C relay

Grand Rapids

(616) 884-0088/

eliteendeavors.com

Tue, 8/14/12

Siren Chase 5K

5KR/W

East Grand Rapids (616) 855-1982

sirenchase.com

runtrextri.com

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Wed, 8/15/12 T-Rex Tri & Kids’ Tri

Tri: 1/2MS/ 12 MB/ 5KR

Brighton

(734) 929-9027

Wed, 8/15/12

Tarahumara Trail Relay

3 person, 3 loops, 2.5 M

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Thu, 8/16/12

Bauman’s Charity 5K

5KR/W, kids runs

Flint

(810) 238-5981

riverbendstriders.com howellrecreation.org

Fri, 8/17/12

Howell Melon Run

10K, 5K, 1M, kids, melon roll Howell

(517) 546-0693

Sat, 8/18/12

Bath City Run

4MR, 2MW, kids run

Mount Clemens

(586) 469-4168/ downtownmountclemens.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Charlevoix Triathlon and Duathlon

triathlon

Charlevoix

Sat, 8/18/12

Churchill Classic

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Cheboygan

Sat, 8/18/12

Farmington Run for the Hills

10KR, 5KR/W, 1KFR, Teams Farmington/ (248) 880-3852/ farmingtonrunforthehills.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Freeland Lamplighter 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, kids runs

Freeland

(989) 695-6584

Sat, 8/18/12

Grand Woods 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 702-0226

Sat, 8/18/12

Happy Heart Run

5KR/W, 1MFR

Coldwater

Sat, 8/18/12

Kettunen Center 5K Trail Run/Walk

5KR/W

Tustin

tritofinish.com (231) 627-7111

cnbismybank.com signmeup.com runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com

(231) 829-3421

kettunencenter.org

Sat, 8/18/12

Mitchell’s Run Through Rockford

5KR/W, kids run

Rockford

(616) 863-9168

mitchellsrun.org

Sat, 8/18/12

Muddy Watters, Bump & Run Trail Series

4MR

Rochester Hills

(248) 320-5705

www.jeffwatters.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Old Farts Marathon, 13.1 and 5K

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Lowell

(616) 260-2669

fallsburghalf.8k.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Orthopedic Associates Fun Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR/W

Port Huron

(810) 985-4900

www.oaph.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Petoskey Festival on the Bay Wellness Walk & Run/

Petoskey

(231) 347-4150

petoskeyfestival.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Portland Riverfest Run

Portland

(517) 647-7985

http://tiny.cc/rmqh6

5KR/W, kids run

10KR, 5KR/W

Sat, 8/18/12

Somerset Stampede

13.1MR, 5KR/W

Somerset Center

(517) 914-3181

somerset-run.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Stony Creek Relay

40 Mile Relay

Shelby Township

(586) 822-3608

hansons-running.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Three Rivers Triathlon & Duathlon

Tri and Du

Three Rivers

(269) 278-2075

aquamantri.com

Sat, 8/18/12

Tri at the Tavern

tri: sprint, mini sprint

Pinckney

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Battle of Waterloo

10 stage adventure tri

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Island Lake Triathlon - Summer

Triathlon

Brighton

(734) 845-7559

elementevents.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon Tri or Du

Ludington

(810) 714-5768

3disciplines.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Montrose Blueberry Festival

8KR/W, 5KR/W

Montrose

(810) 449-8340

blueberryrace.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Running the Rails

10KR, 5KR/W

Ypsilanti

(937) 763-1089

http://tiny.cc/53k2y

Sun, 8/19/12

Total Health Fitness Challenge 3 Mile

3M adventure

Lansing

(517) 321-8568

Sun, 8/19/12

Traverse City Triathlon

Triathlon

Traverse City

(231) 715-1406/ enduranceevolution.com

Sun, 8/19/12

Whirlpool Ironman 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon

triathlon

Benton Harbor

(773) 404-2372

Wed, 8/22/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

2MR

Harrison Twp

Fri, 8/24/12

Q-Town 5K & 10K

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, kids runQuincy

(517) 283-1726

qtown5k.com

Sat, 8/25/12

ARMC Aliferis NEST Marathon

26.2MR, team relay

(989) 354-7314

thunderbaytrails.org

michiganrunner.net

Alpena

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Brainy Day 5K

Nunica

(616) 837-6242

Sat, 8/25/12

Causeway Bay Hotel & Convention Center 5K 5KR/W, kids run

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 694-8123

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Crim Festival of Races

10 M, 8K, 5K, 1 M, kids

Flint

(810) 235.3396

www.crim.org

Sat, 8/25/12

Girl’s Best Friend Triathlon

Tri or Du

Vicksburg

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Hastings Summerfest Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Hastings

(269) 945-1212

signmeup.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Lawton Euro-Trail 5K Challenge

5KR

Lawton

(269) 624-6643

www.lawtoncs.org

Sat, 8/25/12

North Country Trail Run

50MR, 26.2MR, 13.1 MR

Wellston

northcountrytrailrun.mirunning.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Playmakers Classic Triathlon

tri:S/ 13MB/ 4MB

Holt

(517) 349.3803/ playmakersclassictri.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Promice Race 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Laingsburg

(517) 582-1112

active.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Run and Play for Ariana Mae

5KR/W, kids run

Grand Ledge

(517) 242-1327

arianasrun.com

Sat, 8/25/12

Tator Trot Summer Series Race Three

5KR/W, kids run

Edmore

(989) 427-4348

Sat, 8/25/12

Traffic Stop 5K

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 826-5397

Sat, 8/25/12

USA 10 km Trail Championships

10KR

Laurel Springs, NC

Sun, 8/26/12

Autumn Colors Triathlon and Duathlon

Tri or Du

Holly

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 8/26/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sun, 8/26/12

Joseph Caimi Memorial 5K Trail Run/Walk

5KR/W

Goodells

(810) 364-5477

http://tiny.cc/vwn0g

Sun, 8/26/12

Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series/ 10KR/W, 5KR/W Milford

(818) 707-8866/ downanddirtymudrun.com

Sun, 8/26/12

MI IRON

Tri: iron, 3/4 Iron

(616) 437-3199

michiganiron.com

Sun, 8/26/12

Summer’s End Trail Run

5KR, 1.5M kids’ run, 1.5MW Saginaw

(989) 513-5195

barc-mi.com

Sun, 8/26/12

Tri Goddess Triathlon

Tri: half-iron, olympic

Grass Lake

(734) 678-5045

Tue, 8/28/12

Johnson Park Cross Country 5K

5KR

Grandville

(616) 538-2367/

grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Thu, 8/30/12

Michigan Peach Festival 5 & 10K Run

10KR, 5KR

Romeo

(586) 752-6115

peachfestromeo.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Aliferis Memorial Races

13.1MR, 5KR, 2MW

Alpena

Sat, 9/1/12

Big Bad Wolf Adventure Race

R/ B/ canoe, relay

Big Rapids

(231) 598-1918/ bigbadwolf.eventbrite.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Cadillac Festival of Races

10K, 5K, Kid’s, Tri

Cadillac

(231) 876-0010/ cadillacfestivalofraces.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Grand Marais 5K

5KR

Grand Marais

(906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Grand Marais Junior Triathlon

wade/swim, run, bike/trike

Grand Marais

(906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com

Grand Rapids

www.STARS-kids.org

traffickstop5k.com usatf.org

epicraces.com

(989) 356-7351/ alpenaregionalmedicalcenter.org

Sat, 9/1/12

Labor Day 30K Run & 10K Walk/Run

30K, 10K, kids run, 30KB

Milford

(248) 685-7580l laborday30k.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Marshall Run

5KR/W

Newaygo

(616) 866-6665

marshallrun.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Michigan Youth Arts in Motion 5K

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Royal Oak

(248) 545-9200

michiganyoutharts.org

Sat, 9/1/12

Mish Man DU - tentative

2.2MR/ 11MB, 2.2MR

tbd

(269) 978-2437

spiritracing.us

Sat, 9/1/12

Over the River and Thru the Woods 5K

5KR

Big Rapids

(231) 598-1918/ overtheriver.eventbrite.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Ringside Fitness Marquette Marathon

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 1/2MFR

Marquette

marquettemarathon.com

Sat, 9/1/12

Run Like The Wind

10KR, 5KR/W

Westland

(517) 702-0226

Sat, 9/1/12

Swampfoot 4 Mile

4MR, 1MR

Saint Clair

Sun, 9/2/12

Barefoot Triathlons

Triathlon

Traverse City

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 9/2/12

Ed Hansen Memorial Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR

Ontonagon

(906) 884-8108

northlandrunner.com

Sun, 9/2/12

Grand Marais Triathlon

Tri: 300-yardS/ 14MB/ 5KR

Grand Marais

(906) 494-2700/ grandmaraismichigan.com

Sun, 9/2/12

Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

4-16 MR

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Mon, 9/3/12

Governor’s Labor Day Bridge Run

5MFR

Mackinaw City

(517) 347-7891

michiganfitness.org

Mon, 9/3/12

Hart Healthy Labor Day 5K & Bridge Walk

5KR/W, 1MFR

Hart

(231) 301-8449/ facebook.com/hartmainstreet/

Mon, 9/3/12

Hillsdale Labor Day 5K Run

5KR/W

Hillsdale

(517) 439-4320

Mon, 9/3/12

Labor Day Run & Potluck

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Midland

(989) 274—9495 www.barc-mi.com

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Annual Event Calendar 2012 Mon, 9/3/12

Mackinac Bridge Walk

5MW

St. Ignace

(906) 643-7600

mackinacbridge.org

Tue, 9/4/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Wed, 9/5/12

Hansons Youth Team

camp

Rochester

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Thu, 9/6/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Thu, 9/6/12

Island Lake Triathlon - Fall

Triathlons

Brighton

(734) 845-7559

elementevents.com

Fri, 9/7/12

Adventure Rage

28 hour adventure race

Cadillac

(810) 287-5593

infiterrasports.com

Fri, 9/7/12

Run Woodstock - Day 1

100MR, 100KR, 5KR

Pinckney

(734) 929-9027

runwoodstock.com

Sat, 9/8/12

3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival of Races

Triathlons

East Tawas

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 9/8/12

COVE Benefit Beach Walk and Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Pentwater

(231) 869-5939

pentwater.org

Sat, 9/8/12

First National Bank of Wakefield Marathon

26.2MR

Wakefield

(906) 285-4711

northlandrunner.com

Sat, 9/8/12

Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk

5K R/W

Paw Paw

(269) 657-1326/ wineandharvestfestival.com

Sat, 9/8/12

Hume Home Run Fund 5K

5KR/W

Muskegon

(231) 755-5787

goracego.com

Sat, 9/8/12

K.L.A.A. Association Invitational

HS X-C 5KR

Belleville

(734) 416-7774

salemcrosscountry.org

Sat, 9/8/12

Kazoo Area Foot Chase

3.5 MR, 1MW

Portage

(269) 321-9264

kazoofootchase.com

Sat, 9/8/12

Live Life Nspired 5K

5KR/W, 1.5MW

Charlotte

(517) 543-9575

livelifeinspired.org

Sat, 9/8/12

Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

8 MR/W, kids run

Mackinac Island

(810) 659-6493

www.runmackinac.com

Sat, 9/8/12

Mud Creek Crawl

10KR, 5KR/W

Sanford

(989) 493-9041

race-mrm.com

Sat, 9/8/12

NSO Riverwalk 5K

5KR, 1MR

Detroit

(313) 961-4890

nso-mi.org

Sat, 9/8/12

Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

1/2MS/ 17MB/ 4.9MR

East Grand Rapids (616) 949-1750

www.eastgr.org

Sat, 9/8/12

Run for Your Heart

13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M, kids

Saginaw

(989) 754-7283

runforyourheart.org

Sat, 9/8/12

Run to Remember

10KR, 5KR, 2KW

Port Huron

(810) 987-6400

bluewaterymca.com

Pinckney

(734) 929-9027

runwoodstock.com

Sat, 9/8/12

Run Woodstock - Day 2/

Sat, 9/8/12

St. Mary Fall Festival 5K

50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5M 5KR, 2KFR

Morrice/ (517) 625-4260/

Sun, 9/9/12

Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

5KR/W, kids run

Rochester

(248) 336-3189

(715) 701-0360/ greatlakesendurance.com

stmarymorrice.catholicweb.com

http://tiny.cc/di9wf

Sun, 9/9/12

Hartman Creek Trail Run

25KR, 10KR, kdis run

Waupaca, WI

Sun, 9/9/12

Jaguar Harrier CrossCountry Classic

5KR/W

New Boston

(313) 382-2300

Sun, 9/9/12

Run Woodstock - Day 3

5MFR

Pinckney

(734) 929-9027

Sun, 9/9/12

Sparrow Women Working Wonders 8K/5K/OK8KR, 5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 899-5211

sparrowfoundation.org

Sun, 9/9/12

St. Mary Mercy Hospital 5K Run/Walk for Cancer

Livonia

(734) 655-1593

stmarymercy.org

Mon, 9/10/12

Hansons Youth Team

Sterling Heights

(586) 822-8606

hansons-running.com

Thu, 9/13/12

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Midnight Run/ 5.2MR

(517) 431-1672

www.somi.org

Fri, 9/14/12

Spartan Invitational

college and high school x-c East Lansing

(517) 432-5510

playmakers.com

Sat, 9/15/12

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

25MB, 50MB, 75MB, 100MB Mackinaw City

(888) 455-8100

mackinawchamber.com

Sat, 9/15/12

Chad Schieber Memorial Race

10KR, 5KR, 1MR, kids run

(989) 708-9445

Sat, 9/15/12 Sat, 9/15/12

Grosse Pointe Run

10KR, 5KR/W John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge 15KR, 5KR/W

Milford

(248) 685-0043

Sat, 9/15/12

Live Centred Half Marathon

13.1MR

Adrian

(517) 403-7687

Sat, 9/15/12

Oh These Irish Hills

5KR/W

Tipton

(517) 467-2670

Sat, 9/15/12

Peacock Strut

10KR, 5KR/W, kid’s run

Portage

(269) 323-1942/ portagecommunitycenter.org

Sat, 9/15/12

Riverbend 5K Run / Walk for MS

5KR/W, kids run

West Branch

(989) 225-9213

Sat, 9/15/12

Run for Hungry Children - tentative date

5KR, 3KW

Traverse City

(231) 649-0541/ runforhungrychildren.org

Sat, 9/15/12

St. John Applefest

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Fenton

(810) 735.9193/ gaultracemanagement.com

camp

michiganrunner.net

Lansing

Midland

Grosse Pointe Farms (800) 299-5007

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Sun, 9/16/12

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

Ride the “Mighty Mac”

Mackinaw City

(888) 455.8100

mackinawchamber.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Bridge Run

10MR, 5KR

Grand Rapids

(616) 262-4124

thebridgerun.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Canterbury on the Lake 5K Fun Run/Walk

5KR/W

Waterford

(248) 674-5316/ canterburyonthelake.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Capital City River Run and Cooley Law School 5K/ 13.1M, 5K, 1M, kids

Lansing

(517) 332.2681

Sun, 9/16/12

Driathlon

5K canoe/ 15KB/ 5KR

Bay City

baycitymorningrotary.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

4-16 MR

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Michigan’s Triathlon & Duathlon Championship

Detroit

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Romeo 2 Richmond Half Marathon

13.1MR/W, 5KR/W

Richmond

(586) 469-5065/ romeo2richmondrace.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

10KR, 5KR, FW

Royal Oak

(248) 336-5735, detroitzoo.org/runwild/

Sun, 9/16/12

Tortoise and Hare Marathon Training Run

training run - 11M loop

Ann Arbor

(734) 623-9640

tortoiseandhare.com

Sun, 9/16/12

Tower Run for Education

8KR, 5KW

Michigan City, IN

(219) 874-8927

toweronline.org/run/

Sat, 9/22/12

5K Walk/Run and Remember

5K/W

Williamston

kjos1207@hotmail.com

ccriverrun.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Dances with Dirt - Hell

50MR, 50KR, 100 K Relay

Pickney/Hell

(734) 929-9027

Sat, 9/22/12

Deerfield Park Trail Half / 10K / 5K

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 289-2361

danceswithdirt.com michiganhalfseries.com

Sat, 9/22/12

Great NorthernAdventure Race

Adventure race: orienteering Houghton

(906) 487-1963

oap.mtu.edu

Sat, 9/22/12

Komen Grand Rapids Race for the Cure®

5KR/W

Grandville

(616) 752-8262

komengr.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Lake Linden Wild Goose Chase

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Lake Linden

(906) 370-9657

lakelinden5k10k.com

Sat, 9/22/12

Madonna University 75th Anniversary Run

5KR/W 1MFR

Livonia

800-852-4951

madonna.edu/75years

park2parkrace.com

Sat, 9/22/12

Park 2 Park Half Marathon and 5K

13.1MR, 5KR

Holland

(616) 399-9190

Sat, 9/22/12

Pee Pants 5K Trail Adventure

5KR

Muskegon

(231) 557-6454

enduranceadventue.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Perryfest Rambler

5KR/W

Perry

(517) 974-1969

playmakers.com

Sat, 9/22/12

Run for the Son

5KR/W

Portage

(269) 344-7333

s-heights.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Run the Pointe

10KR, 5KR, 2MFR

Grosse Pointe Farms (248) 709-8816

gpsathleticboosters.com

Sat, 9/22/12

Sault Area Chamber of Commerce Chase

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-3301

saultstemarie.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Save the Wildlife 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, 1MW

Howell

(517) 546-0249

howellnaturecenter.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Sawyer’s Run

5KR/W, FW

Shelby Twp.

(248) 818-0270

sawyersrun.org

Sat, 9/22/12

Wellness Central Fitness Rat Race

5KR, 1MR/W

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr

Sun, 9/23/12

Fowlerville Football Fun Run

5KR/W,1MR/W

Fowlerville

(517) 223-6481

runningfoundation.com

Sun, 9/23/12

Kellie Sebrell DeWitt 5K Trail Run

5KRW

DeWitt

(517) 669.3418

Sun, 9/23/12

Leaders & Best 10 Mile

10MR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Ann Arbor

(734) 213-1033

champsforcharity.com

Sun, 9/23/12

Oakville Half Marathon & 10K

13.1M, 10K, kids run

Oakville, ON

(905) 949-1910

oakvillehalfmarathon.com

Sun, 9/23/12

White Pine Academy 5K

5KR/W

Leslie

(517) 403-8813

http://tiny.cc/anfcj

Sat, 9/29/12

Du North

Duathlon

Manistee

(616) 261-9706

stridersrun.com

Sat, 9/29/12

West Side 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W, kids run

Traverse City

(231) 409-2804

Sat, 9/29/12

Genesys Athletic Club Dash for a Difference

5KR/W, 1MFR

Grand Blanc

(810) 606-7909

genesys.org

Sat, 9/29/12

Hansons Cross-Country Invitational

XC

Sterling Heights

(586) 822-8606

hansons-running.com

Sat, 9/29/12

Oktoberfest Lagerlauf 5K Fun Run & Walk

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 890-5978/ oktoberfestwestmichigan.com

Sat, 9/29/12

Run for the Rouge

5KR

Canton

(313) 792-9621

www.therouge.org

Sat, 9/29/12

Run on the Rez 5K

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Mt. Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Sat, 9/29/12

Shoreline Sport & Spine Oktoberfest Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

Spring Lake

(616) 844-2734 oktoberfestmarathon.com

Sat, 9/29/12

Team Playmakers Marathon Training Run

20MR/W

Lansing

(517) 349-3803

playmakers.com

Sat, 9/29/12

West Side 5k Run/Walk and Children’s Run

5KR/W, kids run

Traverse City

(231) 409-2804

www.tcwscc.com

Sun, 9/30/12

Brooksie Way Half Marathon

13.1MR, 5KR/W

Rochester Hills

(810) 235-3397

thebrooksieway.com

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Farmington Fall Classic

5KR/W

Farmington

(248) 473-1800

Sun, 9/30/12

Fitness Expo and 5K Walk/ Run

5KR/W

Berrien Springs

(269) 471-3370/ andrews.edu/cas/nutrition/

runningfoundation.com

Sun, 9/30/12

Great Grand River Paddle/ Bike/ Run

tri: paddle/ B/ R

Grand Ledge

(517) 627-7351

Sun, 9/30/12

Hansons 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

4-16 MR

Grosse Pointe

(313) 882-1325

hansons-running.com

Sun, 9/30/12

Komen Northwest Ohio Race for the Cure

5KR/W

Toledo, OH

(419) 724-2873

komennwohio.org

Sun, 9/30/12

Playmakers Autumn Classic 8K

8KR/W, 1MFR, 1/2 M FR

Haslett

(517) 349.3803

playmakers.com

Sat, 10/1/11

Fish Lake 5K

5KR/W

Sturgis

(269) 625-=3969 active.com

Sat, 10/1/11

GRAAHI Rhythm Run

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 331-5872

Sat, 10/1/11

Hartwick Pines Challenge Trail Run

7.5MR, 3MR

Grayling

(989) 390-5530/ grayling-area.com/pinerace/

rhythmrun.com

Sat, 10/1/11

Jamesers 5K for Kaleidoscope Kids

5KR/W

Brighton

Sat, 10/8/11

Halloween 5K for Junior Achievement

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 371-5437

jamesers.com jamidmichigan.org

Sat, 9/29/12

Run Vasa

25KR, 10KR, 5KR

Williamsburg

(231) 932-5401

runvasa.com

Tue, 10/2/12

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Sterling Heights

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Tue, 10/2/12

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Thu, 10/4/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Danae’s Race

5KR

Lansing

(517) 896-5257

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Depot Days

5KR/W

Standish

(989) 714-2496

depotdaysrace.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Earleen Fox Memorial 5K Walk/Run

5KR/W

West Branch

(989) 685-2552

http://tiny.cc/8pvcx

Sat, 10/6/12

Fall Colors Bridge Race

5.4MR/W

Mackinaw City

(231) 436-5664

mackinawcity.com

Sat, 10/6/12

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s

5KR/W

Okemos

(800) 852-9781

playmakers.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Island Boodle 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Beaver Island

(231) 448-2505

www.beaverisland.org

Sat, 10/6/12

LakeVille’s 5K Run/Walk

5KR

Otisville

(810) 793-4188/ lakevillesvisions.blogspot.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Lansing Christian School 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 719-0603/ lansingchristianschool.org

Sat, 10/6/12

Petoskey Sunrise Rotary Bay Run/Walk for Charity/ 10KR, 5KR/W

Petoskey

(231) 838-5180/ petoskeyrotarysunrise.org

Portage

Sat, 10/6/12

Portage Invitational

x-c meet, open 5K

Sat, 10/6/12

Red October Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1M kid’s run Wayne

(313) 586-5486/ oakwood.org/redoctoberrun/

(269) 323-5233

portageinvite.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Remembrance Run

5KR/W, 1MR/W

Traverse City

(231) 941.8118

remembrancerun.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Run Scream Run

10KR, 5KR,1MR

Ypsilanti

(734) 929-9027

runscreamrun.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Run Walk for the Animals 5K

5KR/W, 1MW

Grand Ledge

(517) 626-6060

cahs-lansing.org

Sat, 10/6/12

Salmon Run/Walk

10KR/W, 5KR/W

Baldwin

(231) 745-8804

salmonrunbaldwin.com

Sat, 10/6/12

SOTL Storm Runners Race

5KR/W, 1MFR

Brighton

(734) 231-2792

sotlschool.com

Sat, 10/6/12

Stay Dry Tri

5K canoe/ 10KB/ 5KR

Milford

(248) 660-4337

http://tiny.cc/fnoxz

Sat, 10/6/12

The Crabby Apple

5MR, 2.5MR/W,1MFR

St. Ignace

(906) 430-5666

saintignace.org

Sat, 10/6/12

Wayne County Cross Country Championships HS X-C 5KR

Belleville

(734) 416-7774

salemcrosscountry.org

Sat, 10/6/12

Zonta Walks for Women / Breast Cancer Awareness/ 5KR/W

Alpena

(989) 358-7297

alpenazonta.org

Sun, 10/7/12

Andy T’s Pumpkin Trot

10KR, 5KR/W, kid’s run

St. Johns

(989) 224-7674

andyts.com

Sun, 10/7/12

Betsie Valley Run

13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids

Thompsonville

(231) 378-2000

betsievalleyrun.com everalracemgt.com

Sun, 10/7/12

Fall Fest Frolic

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

New Boston

(734) 282-1101

Sun, 10/7/12

Green Space 5K

5KR/W

Mason

(517) 589-8159/ inghamconservation.com

Sun, 10/7/12

MSU Federal Credit Union Dinosaur Dash

5KR/W, 1MR

East Lansing

(517) 355-2370

museum.msu.edu

Sun, 10/7/12

MSU Sprint Triathlon

400mS/ 20KB/ 5KR

East Lansing

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

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Sun, 10/7/12

Red, White & Blue 26.2 Marathon

26.2 MR

Findlay, OH

Sat, 10/13/12

Fall Color Tour Run or Relay

10KR or 2person relay

Falmouth

(419) 442-4424/ redwhiteandblue26-2.com (231) 826-3854

fallcolortourrun.com

Sat, 10/13/12

Fr. Gabriel Richard HS Cross Country Invitational

Dexter

(734) 904-6431

rc.net/lansing/fgrhs/

Sat, 10/13/12

Scary Halloween Hallow

5KR, 1.5MFR

Port Huron

(810) 984-4847

speedyraces.net

Sat, 10/13/12

SOS Animal Rescue Dirty Dog Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Midland

(989) 430-1148

sosanimalrescue.org

Sat, 10/13/12

Top of Michigan 100K and Team Relay

100KR, team relay

Gaylord

(231) 348-8280/ trailscouncil.org/events/100k

Sat, 10/13/12

United Way Charities Trail Run

10KR, 5KR

Houghton Lake

(989) 751-3968

Sat, 10/13/12

Whistlestop Marathon and Half Marathon

26.2 M, 13.1 M, 10K, 5K

Ashland, WI

(800) 284-9484/ whistlestopmarathon.com

Sat, 10/13/12

Wolf Lake 5K

5KR

Brighton

(810) 231-4169

hamburgfitness.net

Sat, 10/13/12

Wolverine World Wide Family YMCA 5K

5KR, 1MFR

Belmont

(616) 855-1440

grymca.org

Sun, 10/14/12

D-Town River Run

10KR/W, 5KR/W

Detroit

(248) 318-8317

ewb-detroit.org

Sun, 10/14/12

Hidden Forest Trail Run

8.5 M, 5.5 M, 2.5 M

Clarkston

(810) 487-0954/ gaultracemanagement.com

Sun, 10/14/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Portage

(248) 649-2891

Sun, 10/14/12

Portland St. Patrick Fall Festival Half Marathon and 5K

5KR/W, 1/4M kids run

Portland

(517) 647-1709

Sun, 10/14/12

Race for Ralya

5KR, Kids Run

Haslett

Sun, 10/14/12

Run at the Farm

5KR/W, kids run

Waterford

arthritis.org runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com

(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

Hansons Youngsters Cross-Country Invitational (7-10 Grade)

Sterling Heights

(586) 822-8606

hansons-running.com

Fri, 10/19/12

Westside YMCA Boo Race Trail 10K/ 5K

10KR/ 5KR/W

Holt

(517) 827-9670

playmakers.com

Sat, 10/20/12

Bailey’s Doggie Dash

5KR/W, 1MR

Rockford

(517) 336-6429

Sat, 10/20/12

Grand Valley Laker Homecoming 5K

5KR, kids run

Allendale

(616) 331-3360

gvsulakers.com/m-xc

10KR, 5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(888) 909-2267

runthrutherapids.com

Sat, 10/20/12 Mercantile Bank Run Thru the Rapids Sat, 10/20/12

Michigan High School Cross Country U.P. State Finals

Munising

(517) 332-5046

www.mhsaa.com

Sat, 10/20/12

SVSU Healthy-U 5K Run & Walk

5KR/W

Saginaw

(989) 964-4215

svsu.edu/svsu5k

Sat, 10/20/12

U of M/MSU Tailgate Challenge

5KR/W

Flint

(810) 487-0954

Sun, 10/21/12

Aubrey’s Butterfly 5K

5KR/W

Dimondale

Sun, 10/21/12

Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon

active.com aubreys5k.com

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

3MR/ 10MB/ 3MR 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR

Stanwood Grand Rapids

(866) 972-1177

tullymoregolf.com

Sun, 10/21/12

Racing for Recovery Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1/4 MFR

Sylvania, OH

(231) 546-2229

Sun, 10/21/12

Road to the Broad 5K

5KR/W

East Lansing

(248) 613-3274

Sun, 10/21/12

Twin Rivers 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Muir

(989) 855-2646

www.ionia.k12.mi.us/

5KR/W, kids run

www.alger5k.com

(616) 293-3145/ grandrapidsmarathon.com 3disciplines.com

Sat, 10/27/12

Alger Heights Halloween 5K

Grand Rapids

(616) 929-0190

Sat, 10/27/12

Frightening 5K & Haunted Hilly Half Marathon 13.1MR, 5KR

Middlebury, IN

(574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com

Sat, 10/27/12

Great Turtle Half Marathon

Mackinac Island

(810) 487-0954

runmackinac.com

howellrecreation.org

13.1 MR, 5.7 MR/W

Sat, 10/27/12 Headless Horseman 5K

10KR, 5KR

Howell

(517) 546-0693

Sat, 10/27/12

Muddy Watters Cider Slam

4MR

Rochester Hills

(248) 320-5705

jeffwatters.com

Sat, 10/27/12

Prairies and Ponds Poltergeist Pursuit

5KR, kids run

Lapeer

(810) 538-1731

chatfieldschool.org

Sat, 10/27/12

Run of the Dead, a Race Through Southwest Detroit, 10KR, 5KR

Detroit

(248) 766-6485/ savorsouthwestdetroit.org

Sat, 10/27/12

St. Mary 5K

5KR/W

Williamston

(517) 803-5420

Sat, 10/27/12

The Dark Side

adventure run

Brown City

(810) 886-1654

daredevildash.com

Sat, 10/27/12

The Headless Horseman Chase

10MR, 5KR/W

Belmont

(616) 365-2936

headlesschase.com

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Big Ten Cross Country Championships

East Lansing

Sun, 10/28/12

Group Run

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Sun, 10/28/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Sun, 10/28/12

Run Thru Hell on Halloween Eve

8KR, 5KR/W

Pinckney

(517) 702-0226

runningfoundation.com

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Plymouth

(248) 345-6168/ wickedhalloweenrun.com

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sun, 10/28/12 Wicked Halloween Run

bigten.cstv.com

Thu, 11/1/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Sat, 11/3/12

Meaningful Moments 5K

Lansing

(517) 975-9900

runningfoundation.com

Sat, 11/3/12

Michigan High School Cross Country L.P. State Finals

Brooklyn

(517) 332-5046

www.mhsaa.com

Sat, 11/3/12

Mio Baseball 5K

5KR/W

Mio

(260) 802-1091

race-mrm.com

5KR/W

Sat, 11/3/12

Outrun Hunger

5KR/W, kids run

Commerce Twp

(248) 887-3700

playmakers.com

Sun, 11/4/12

d’Ear Lake Lansing North 10K Trail Race

10KR, KW

Haslett

(517) 655-9698

www.theear.org

Sun, 11/4/12

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR Commerce Twp

(586) 532-1300

indoortri.com

Sun, 11/4/12

Rochester Area Optimist Club Bloomer Boogie 5MR/W, 5KR/W, 1KFR

Rochester Hills

(248) 651-6267

bloomerboogie.com

Sun, 11/4/12

Turkey Trot Cross Country Run

Mt Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphsstr/

Tue, 11/6/12

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Tue, 11/6/12

Kids Feeding Kids 5K Run / 1 Mile Fun Run

5KR/W, 1MFR

Wyoming

(616) 534-8827

kfkdr.com

Sat, 11/10/12

ANG Road Hawg Classic

10KR, 5KR/W

Battle Creek

(269) 969-3441/ greatlakeschampionchip.com

Sat, 11/10/12

Don Dansereau Memorial Fall Race

5KR/W

Bay City

(989) 553-6656

Sat, 11/10/12

Ohio/Michigan 5K

6KR X-C

race-mrm.com

5KR

Walbridge, OH

(419) 699-3364

toledoroadrunners.org

Sat, 11/10/12 Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Dexter

(734) 213-1033

a2turkeytrot.com

Sat, 11/10/12

Turkey Trail Trot 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W

Middleville

(269) 795-5535

tkschools.org

Sat, 11/10/12

Walt Disney World Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend

Lake Buena Vista, FL

disneywinedinerun.com

Sat, 11/10/12

Woldumar Nature Center Run-a-Munk

13.1MR, 10KR/W, 5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 927-8955

woldumar.org

Sun, 11/11/12

Highland Rugged Man

5MR, 2MW

Highland

(248) 320-9102

stayintheshade.org

roseville-mi.gov

Sun, 11/11/12 Roseville Big Bird Run

10KR, 1MR/W, 4KR

Roseville

(586) 445-5480

Sun, 11/11/12

The Burg Trail Run

10KR, 5KR/W

Laingsburg

(517) 285-6487

www.leaf4Kids.com

Tue, 11/13/12

Wayne County Lightfest 8K Fun Run/Walk

8KR/W

Westland

(734) 261-1990

waynecountyparks.org

Fri, 11/16/12

Silver Bells in the City Fun Run

2.5MR

Lansing

(517) 487-3322

runwalkjog.com

Fri, 11/16/12

Yule Run, I’ll Walk 5K

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

(616) 233-3563

yulerun5k.com

Sat, 11/17/12

Blitzen the Dotte

5KR/W

Wyandotte

(734) 284-5560/ wyandotteboatclub.com

Sat, 11/17/12

Grand Finale 5K and Team Invitational

5KR, 5K/8K team

Lansing

Sat, 11/17/12

Grand Valley Turkey Trot 5K

5KR

Allendale

Sat, 11/17/12 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

10KR, 5KR, 1/4M kids run

Bloomfield Hills

Sat, 11/17/12

5KR/W

Kalamazoo

WMU Turkey Trot

(517) 755-8440

runningfoundation.com

(616) 346-8740/ grandvalleyrunningclub.webs.com

(248) 269-2895

arthritis.org

(269) 387-3765

http://tiny.cc/akvcz

Thu, 11/22/12 1st Source Bank/ Niles/Buchanan YMCA Thanksgiving Day Run, 10K, 5K, 1M Niles

(269) 683-1552

nb-ymca.org

Thu, 11/22/12 Boyne City Turkey Trot

5KFR,1MFR

Boyne City

(231) 582-3416

Thu, 11/22/12 Dorks Brothers Turkey Trot

5KR

Alpena

(989) 354-7314

thunderbaytrails.org

Thu, 11/22/12 Fifth Third Bank Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Detroit

(313) 247-4149

detroitturkeytrot.org

Thu, 11/22/12 Galloping Gobbler 4 Miler

4MR, 2MW

Fort Wayne, IN

(260) 436-4824

FortWayneGobbler.com

Thu, 11/22/12 Gazelle Sports Gobble Wobble

4.1MR/W, 1MFR/W

East Grand Rapids (616) 940-9888

Thu, 11/22/12 Gobbler Gallop Trail Run

5KR, 1.5MR/W

Saginaw

(989) 513-5195

Portage

(269) 270-5641/ kalamazooarearunners.com

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5KR

Lansing

(517) 702-0226

runningfoundation.com

Thu, 11/22/12 Smoke the Turkey 5K

5KR

Sylvania, OH

(419) 841-5597

eliteendeavors.com

Thu, 11/22/12 The ANTI-Turkey Trot

10MR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Shelby Twp.

(586) 532-1300/ shelbyrunclub.weebly.com

Thu, 11/22/12 Turkey Stampede

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Elkhart, IN

(574) 293-1683/ stonesouppromotions.com

Thu, 11/22/12 Turkey Trot for a Cause

5KR

Canton

(734) 483-5600

leisure.canton-mi.org

Fri, 11/23/12

Fantasy 5K

5KR

Howell

(517) 546-3020

howell.org hansons-running.com

Sun, 11/25/12

Hansons Group Run

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

Sun, 11/25/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

2MR

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

Sat, 12/1/12

December Chill Adventure Race

7 hr adventure

TBD

(231) 233-4736

infiterrasports.com

Sat, 12/1/12

Dickens of a Run

5KR

Mt Pleasant

(989) 772-0323

edzone.net/~mphss

Sat, 12/1/12

Holiday Hustle

5KR, 1MR

Dexter

(734) 929-9027

runholiday5k.com

Sat, 12/1/12

Holly Day 5K Run/Walk

3MR/W

Armadad

(810) 343-5060

5KR, 2KW

Sat, 12/1/12

Jingle Bell Fun Run / Walk

Port Huron

(810) 987-6400

bluewaterymca.com

Sat, 12/1/12

Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis - Northville, 5KRW, 1/4M kids run

Northville

(248) 269-2895

arthritis.org

Sat, 12/1/12

Jingle Jog

5KR

Fenton

(810) 714-2011

fentonchamber.com

Sat, 12/1/12

Reese Winter Road Race Series

10KR, 5KR/W

Reese

(989) 529-7904

Sat, 12/1/12

Road Racing at Lake St. Clair Metro Beach

2MR

Harrison Twp

(248) 627-6619

Sat, 12/1/12

Scrooge Scramble

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 899-5211

iloveoldtown.org

Tue, 12/4/12

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Thu, 12/6/12

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Thu, 12/6/12

Run Through the Lights

5KR

Kalamazoo

(269) 342-5996

gazellesports.com

Sat, 12/8/12

Come Home to Alma Jingle Bell 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Alma

(989) 948-2160

http://tiny.cc/3oz5g

Sat, 12/8/12

Jingle Belle Women’s 5K

5KR/W

Lansing

(517) 490-2578

www.dtdl.org

Sat, 12/8/12

Paw Paw Santa Run

5KR/W, 1MW

Paw Paw

(269) 624-4841

santarun.pawpawmi.us

Sat, 12/8/12

Run Like The Dickens and Tiny Tim Trot

10KR, 5KR/W, Tiny Tim Trot Holly

Sat, 12/8/12

USATF National Club Cross Country Championships

Lexington, KY

(206) 419-0140

usatf.org

Sat, 12/8/12

USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

Albuquerque, NM

(843) 918-2305

usatf.org

Sun, 12/9/12

Anchor Bay Jingle Bell Run

5KR, 1MFW

New Baltimore

(586) 648-2525

www.jinglebellrun.com

Sun, 12/9/12

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K

5KR/W

Ypsilanti

(734) 712-5640

girlsontherunsemi.org

Tue, 12/11/12

Ann Arbor Track Club Winter Mini Track Meet

Ann Arbor

(734) 769-9105

aatrackclub.org/races

(248) 328-3200/ runlikethedickens.com

Tue, 12/11/12

Grosse Pointe Lights Run

6MR

Grosse Pointe

(313) 882-1325

hansons-running.com

Sat, 12/15/12

B A R C Christmas 5K

5KR/W

Bay City

(989) 832-2267

barc-mi.com

Sat, 12/15/12

GVSU All-Comers Distance Series

3200mR, 5000mR

Allendale

(616) 331-3360

gvsulakers.com/m-xc

Sat, 12/15/12

Jingle All the Way

2MR

Alpena

(989) 354-7314

Sun, 12/16/12

Biggby Coffee Jingle Bell Run

5KR/W

Shelby Twp.

(586) 484-5523

Sun, 12/16/12

Whoville 5K Run & Walk

5KR/W

Grand Rapids

Sat, 12/29/12

HUFF 50K Trail Run

50 KR, 50K Relay, 10MR

Albion, IN

(260) 436-4824

Sun, 12/30/12

Group Run

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

Sun, 12/30/12

Resolution 5K

Lansing

(517) 882-3550

runningfoundation.com

Mon, 12/31/12 Fifth Third New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk, 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Detroit

(313) 886-5560

belleislefunrun.com

Mon, 12/31/12 Midland Resolution Run

5KR/W

Midland

(989) 205-3813/ midlandresolutionrun.com

Mon, 12/31/12 New Year’s Resolution Run

8KR, 5KR/W

Flint

(810) 659-6493

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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.

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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. Runners also know that running improves frames of mind. It seems logical that

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being in better moods makes it easier for students to focus on their schoolwork.

“As a result, I offered to stay after school twice a week to help them,” he continued. “Un-

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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.

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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.”

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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. “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.”

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 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

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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 -

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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 runtrace2000@yahoo.com. - MR -

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Runyaker’s Quest Nears Niagara Falls By Riley McLincha

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

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.

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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.

descend these steep bluffs by stairs.

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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.

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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.

somewhere between the kayak and vehicle, but it was now dark.

Once in my vehicle, I realized my passport was missing. It had fallen from my pocket

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

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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.

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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.

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 -

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.

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

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The Distance Kings: Christopherson, Sved Complete 200 Marathons Each By Dave Foley 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.

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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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 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.

“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.”

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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. Although both have avoided injuries, each has faced health issues showing the determination at the core of their personalities.

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Whereas Sved’s travel was goal specific, Christopherson and his wife, Chris, choose marathon destinations as opportunities to see different parts of the country.

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.

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“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.

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“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.

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.

“I started back on Jan. 1 by running one minute. By April I was running marathons again.”

“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.

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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.”

“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.”

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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.

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7-Continents Video is a Trip By Scott Sullivan

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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?

“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?”

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 -

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St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Races: A Little Bit O’ History By Doug Kurtis

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o one could have imagined that the St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Races would become one of the largest 5K events in Michigan.

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.

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The Fraternal Order of United Irishmen and Motor City Striders have been part of the organizing committee since its inception. In addition to attracting more people to the parade, the race has raised funds for the St. Patrick’s Senior Center.

Eager runners start the Corktown kids race.

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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-

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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.

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morial, both races were held that day.

with a time of 31:50.51.

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

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.

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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.

Growth of the Corktown Race

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-maché 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 -

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Fifth Third Bank New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run and Walk, Detroit

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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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 -

Getting Your Physical House in Order: Running for the Duration By Michael Heberling

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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.

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

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

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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!

A Lifestyle Change … for the Duration

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.

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

Michael Heberling, Ph.D., a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, is president of the Baker College Center for Graduate Studies. - MR -

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PORT HURON (1/14/12) — Cabin fever was nonexistent for nearly 600 entrants who besieged downtown streets for the inaugural Poho Hot Cocoa 8K Run/5K Walk/Kids Mile on a cold, dry, windless morning.

“I loved it,� said 8K finisher Katie Meisel while enjoying hot cocoa and a fondue concoction at the “post-race chocolate-coated festivities.� “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

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. “It was a beautiful night for a run in a perfect setting,� she said. “Local teams, groups and clubs provide tons of volunteer support and course entertainment. We couldn’t do it without them!� “It was a beautiful evening to run and get out in the community in the fresh air together,� said Running Fit owner Randy Step. For complete results, go to http://runholiday5k.com. - MR -

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“With running, it’s no longer just about the race but the whole experience,� said Graham Barker-King, co-owner of Port Huron’s Elite Feet Running Store, which presented the day’s activities. “We’re excited to give a cool experience from top to bottom.�

Canadian Clinton Smith, 20, won the men’s 8K in 26:21. Andrea Karl, 27, of East China paced the women in 29:49.

“The guys who run Elite Feet are really knowledgeable,� she said.

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n November I decided this would be a life-and-death column.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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

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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. ~~

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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

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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“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.

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— 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 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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

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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.

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. ~~

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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

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 -

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