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Editor’s Notes: Difficult People

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Fashionable Fartleks

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Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard Beyond the Chip: Weighty Dilemna

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Team World Vision Runners Bring Clear Water to Africa By Anthony Targan Winter Running 101 By Grant Lofdahl

Autistic Runner ‘Takes it to the Howse’

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Old Man Racing By Dave Foley

Book Review: Anatomy of Running

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Club and Goodhue Make Perfect Marriage

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Foot Locker Champ Fisher Adds Gatorade Award By Scott Sullivan Growing Up with Running By Dave Foley

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Portland Winter Run: Cold Weather, Warm Rewards By Tracey Cohen

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Temperatures Low, Spirits High at Belle Isle Run By Tracey Cohen Super 5K: Snowy Roads, Sunny Smiles By Tracey Cohen

On the 12th K of Christmas . . . By Kacey Tulley

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• Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland ª Alma Festival of Races, Alma • Terry B's Kids’ Runs, Ann Arbor

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• Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts

• Plymouth Father’s Day Run

• Cinco de Mayo, 5 & 10K, Flint

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• Novi Half Marathon, Novi

• Brian Diemer Family of Races, Cutlerville

• Weekend Warrior Marathon, Armada

• Cheetah Chase at Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

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y first reaction on learning Fred Pryor Seminars is offering “Dealing with Difficult People” workshops was, “There are easy people?” This is a course made for race directors.

For $79, said the email, I will “never again fall victim to those who love to make life miserable for the rest of us.” I will learn:

The answer is make people easier. But that’s difficult. Take me. Other people resent that I’m always right. When I point out they’re hate-filled rednecks who shouldn’t call other people names, I just get blank looks from them, like they’re too dumb to understand. Anyway, I’m easy. “You know those difficult people?” I told my wife. “No.”

• Why they act as they do.

“Why not? I know all about them!”

• What to say and do in specific situations.

“What do you think of them?”

• To be less of a target for their barbs and antics, and

“I don’t know. But if you can’t deal with them, you’re an idiot.”

• How to bring out the best in even the worst offenders. “Can you sign me up for a Fred Pryor Seminar?” Wait, there’s more! I will learn to defend myself against:

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“Can’t you be positive?” “About what? I spend all day complaining out how bad things are, but nobody thanks me. In fact, things keep getting worse.” “I can see what the problem is,” my wife said. Sorry, Fred, I’ll pass. There is no way I’ll pay for a seminar that asks me to change — understand and adapt to other people better — when they’re the problem.

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“Would it help? “No. Nothing else does.”

• Passives, who never offer ideas or let you know where they stand. • Dictators, who bully and intimidate by being constantly demanding and brutally critical.

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combinations. “Renaissance” difficult people exhibit all these traits, shifting from one to the other and/or all at the same time.

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Fashionable Fartleks By Bob Schwartz

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sk a runner what’s the greatest running-related innovation to come along and you’ll get many answers: heart rate monitor, fuel belt, GPS watch, protection from nipple chafing, encapsulated compression sport bras. And of course we can’t dismiss the tasty, energizing, vitamin-filled, caffeinated and candy-like fueling products. However, I reached a different conclusion recently as I came back from a cold, snowy winter run. I unzipped my breathable, reflective, vented, waterand wind-proof jacket; then removed my insulating fleece layer and perspiration-wicking base layer and, last, my synthetic tights. I couldn’t help but hearken back to the cotton running clothes of yesteryear.

Admittedly, the comfort of cotton has a large place in my non-running wardrobe, although referencing it as a wardrobe is a bit of hyperbole. My collection of clothes includes less-than-fashionable t-shirts with expressions such as “Obsessed is a word lazy people use to describe the dedicated,” and “90% of running is half mental.”

One of the many attractions of polyester is that it is hydrophobic, which I’m certainly not, but some of my best shirts are. Being water repellant, polyester keeps us comfortable by wicking perspiration away from the skin. It possesses incredibly quick-drying capabilities. It usually becomes devoid of moisture during the 2.46 seconds it takes me to move my clothes from the washer to the dryer. It graciously keeps us cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. It’s like the old joke where a

The fact is I have no fashion sense. More like fashion nonsense. It’s not that I’m colorblind and believe my running attire always matches; it’s more that I’ve never really given clothing colors a lot of thought. Perhaps this stems from so many years of simply snatching my running gear from my drawers in the dark like a giant closet grab-bag game. I only knew what I had on if the sun rose during my run and I could see my clothing for the first time. Sure I’d know if I had short or long sleeves or shorts or tights, but color? No clue. No hue.

Not sure whether a singlet is enough? Then throw on some thermal, compression arm sleeves, and roll them down or off if it gets too warm. Not certain whether a thermal hat is needed? Then go with a lightweight, contoured skullcap; a moisture-wicking, chillresistant headband or even a winter cap with fleece earflaps for that attractive beagle look. Undecided on the need for mittens? Then break out that polyester top with thumbholes in the extended sleeves in case your fingers get cold. We’re able to leave nothing to chance and nothing for thought as we’ve removed the whether from the weather.

Cotton is great for many things, but its downfall in the running arena is its ability to absorb and retain. Those two traits might be great for speed-reading but not so good during a summer run with a high heat index. It’s then that a running top can easily become permanently suctioned to one’s torso. My vote for best running-related innovation? Is there anything better than a fiber-forming substance with a long-chain synthetic polymer composed of at least 85-percent ester of dihydric alcohol and terephthalic acid that is derived from polyethylene terephthalate? OK, I have no clue what that means because I was lost at “fiber-forming.” All I retained from chemistry class is the pivotal knowledge that Bunsen burners are hot, test tubes shatter easily if dropped, and always team up with a lab partner who actually listened to the teacher’s instructions. I do know, though, that my favorite running-related innovation goes by the more common name of polyester. But don’t ask me how it functions. It’s like with a Teflon-coated pan; I don’t know how or why it

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our clothing to being running fashion statements in our vibrant polyester clothing that addresses all body parts from neck gaiters to compression socks.

Polyester clothing evolution has provided us with specialized apparel to address every appendage and exposed area of our epidermis. It has also taken the guesswork out of what to wear in response to the elements.

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Long gone are the days of cumbersome sweats where perspiration, freezing rain and dropping temperatures could transform my top into a rock-solid icy sweatshirt, which I’d have to literally shatter upon arriving home to get it over my head. It gave new meaning to the term ice chest. The only good thing was that when it hailed, I could do my best superhero imitation because my hardened top served as an indestructible shield against the pounding baseball-sized projectiles of frozen rain. Captain America of the winter running world!

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not-so-astute person believes that the greatest invention is the thermos because it keeps its contents either hot or cold. The person is perplexed and asks, “How does it know?” Hey, polyester knows. Polyester running apparel has also brought us out of the dark ages of gray drawstring sweatpants. We’ve evolved from simply entering the wicking world and moved even further into today’s synthetic outfits that are neon-colored, antibacterial, antimildew, wrinkle-free, seamless, resilient, anti-chafing, non-shrinking, easily washable, protect us from ultraviolet rays and retain their color. Phew. And you thought your new polyester shirt simply looked good with your green shorts! We’ve gone from not sticking out because of

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Word is that our clothing will soon include the ability to generate electricity through kinetic energy produced by our body’s movement and captured by our garments. It is thought enough energy will be generated to power personal devices like music players. Now if I could just get my polyester singlet to give my enervated body enough charge to get up a long hill at mile 20, then we’d be talking! Synthesize that!

Michigan runner Bob Schwartz is the author of the bestselling humor book “I Run, Therefore I Am – NUTS!!” and the sequel “I Run, Therefore I Am – STILL Nuts!” Check out @RunningLaughs. - MR -


Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard Trivia: What brand of shoes did Amby Burfoot wear when he won the 1968 Boston Marathon?

I went right to the front after the start of the 2mile race over AAP’s tough course and was joined by their No. 1 man. I recall thinking if he wanted to beat me, he’d have his hands full. Rarely was I ever as confident as that race.

Toeing the Line. It’s Jan. 6,

With a half-mile to go I surged hard and broke away. I continued running hard to the finish, happy to win. Moments later runners from each school finished, with AAP winning a close one, 26-29. My pleasure in winning the race was muted by losing as a team, but I came away with a taste of earned daring and determination.

a day after the Flint area received its third-largest snowfall ever, 4° Scott Hubbard with a windchill of -20°. All schools in the lower half of the Lower Peninsula are closed and many will be for days to come. Lots of businesses are closed too. Winter in Michigan — it’s what we signed up for. Perfect time to recall some of my favorite racing moments. Let’s start by admitting I haven’t entered a running race in 15 years, with my running miles gradually dwindling to zero due to an arthritic left foot. As the running has gone south, the cycling miles have soared and I’ve enjoyed a second athletic life in the saddle, including tours, group training rides and road races. With regard to bike races, there are next to no recreational entrants, in marked contrast to running races. Those who show up can hang and haul butt, for the most part. I began running in the 10th grade at Ann Arbor Huron High School. I’d not done any organized running before, so it was all new to me. About halfway through the season, we had a dual meet with Battle Creek Lakeview on their course. I settled into what had become my usual steady pace, but was behind a teammate who hadn’t beaten me yet. With a kernel of motivation, I started running faster. I soon passed him and, one by one, all my teammates and BCL runners until I drew up to our No. 1 guy. I made my first strategic mistake then: I began thinking. Thinking isn’t a good thing in races. React and go! ”Oh boy,” I thought. “I better not pass Dick because he’s good.” I ran in with him and afterward everybody, including me, was giddy about my race. Racing was never the same after that, as I’d line up curious how fast I could go and how well I’d do vs. just covering the distance. Winning my varsity letter that year puncuated how far I’d come and how much can be achieved when you overcome a fear of “toeing the line.” In my senior year we had a dual meet with cross-town rivals Ann Arbor Pioneer. I was very fit and looking forward to the meet, especially since I knew most of the Pioneers as we’d gone to the same junior high. Adding further inspiration was the sight of the AAP cheerleaders, pom poms and all. I’d never seen school cheerleaders at a cross country meet before and haven’t since!

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I adapted quickly to the longer cross-country race distances at Eastern Michigan University as a freshman, going from 2 to 4, 5 and 6 miles. My first 6-miler didn’t go well, because I thought too much about how far the race was and not enough about how to tackle it. The second 6-miler came postseason on our home course and Kevin Reabe, then at Kansas, had come up to run. Kevin was from Waterford and had won the Class A state meet 880-yard run the previous spring in 1:50+. That’s fast folks! I’d had just enough good experiences that season to think I might beat him if I could stay near for at least 4 miles. I let him get just ahead and stayed back until we passed the 4-mile mark, picked it up until I drew even, then eased ahead. I ran scared to the end but beat him by about 10 seconds. With that, I’d beaten pretty much every other freshman who beat me in high school except a certain Doug Brown, who went to Tennessee, then made three U.S. Olympic teams as a steeplechaser. As an EMU senior in cross country, I was party to two incidents where somebody fell. At an invite at Michigan State, I was running with a teammate, Mike Burns of Central Michigan and Steve Stintzi of Western about a half-mile from the finish. I knew the only way to beat Mike and Steve was start running as hard as I could about 600 yards from the finish. I picked out a tree, focused on it and promptly fell over a lump in the grass. Then my teammate fell over the top of me. Gee, thanks Bob. By the time I got going again, Mike and Steve were too far ahead to catch. In my last college cross race, the NCAA championships in Spokane, I started right behind our best runner, multiple-time All-American Gordon Minty. At the gun, Gordon fell and I had to hurdle him. I stopped to ask how he was. Gordon snarled some bad words, then got up and we took off about 40 yards behind the last-place runner. We caught up after a minute and kept moving through the field. After about four minutes of running, Gordon pulled away. He moved all the way through the field to finish third. I got to about 4-1/2 miles of the 6-

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mile race before running out of adrenaline. I hung on to finish 89th in 30:15, about 2 minutes behind Gordon. Later, he said he wasn’t sure why he fell. Had he not done so, he probably would have won. I ran 1,000 miles in the next seven weeks. It was so much that one day, as I headed out for my second run, I “saw” myself finishing the last one. The first meet indoors I ran a PR 2-mile under 9 minutes. The next week I anchored a distance medley relay with a 4:09 mile, my college best. I never heard any splits during the race so had no idea how fast I was going, but I knew the team in second and the University of Michigan’s anchor was faster than me on paper. Well, we won and my teammates mobbed me. I was even happier, knowing it was the result of three-plus years of consistent, hard work. My highlight on the roads was a 2:28:56 in the 1980 Detroit Free Press Marathon, good for 23rd place. I’d win prize money with that time now. The ‘80 race was in contrast to past years in Detroit, where I “hit the wall” at around 22 miles and struggled to the end. It was humbling not to have control over how fast I could go. In 1980 I “hurried slowly” through 20 miles, three minutes slower than ‘79, and finished feeling strong with a PR. I had no reason to think I’d not reproduce marathons like that in the future, but by the end of the ‘80s I’d given up hope for more of the same due to injuries. Incidentally, the entry fee was less than $10 in the day! My last satisfying race experience came in the 2005 Black Bear bike race between Grayling and Oscoda. I latched onto the back of a group of 30 riders and stayed there as we rolled along forested roads paralleling the AuSable River. At the halfway point, I pulled out a Powergel, ripped off the top and tried squeezing it into my mouth. It ended up squirting sideways onto my glove. “You’re not gonna let that go to waste, are you?” asked the guy next to me. Nope, I licked it off and finished the 101 miles in 4:03, 25 mph! Odd experiences include running three races with missed turns in 14 months, starting two point-to-point races with no idea how I’d get back, and watching my friend Randy Bates, in an estimable effort, push his kid in a baby stroller and beat me in the 11-mile Pictured Rocks Run one year in Munising. Losing to a guy pushing a baby stroller while you’re running well is one thing; losing to him on a course where he’s pushing the stroller up a steep and steady climb from 3/4 of a mile mile to 2 miles, plus an energy-sapping, lung-sucking steep sand hill between 8 1/2 and 10 miles was beyond my grasp. Answer: Onitsuka Tiger (precursor to Asics). - MR -


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Snowy Groundhog Marathon Makes Memorable Test By Michael Zuidema

The day after he turned 21, however, gave him a little something extra to celebrate.

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GRAND RAPIDS (2/2/14) — As far as 21st birthdays go, Zachary Stepanovich’s was pretty tame — just a couple drinks with his coworkers at the Grandville Striders running store.

Wearing a pair of youth snowshoes that were too small for him, the former Forest Hills Northern High School and Aquinas College runner conquered a gruSnowshoes are the footwear of choice for marathoners. eling snow-covered course to win the halfmarathon title at the second annual Groundhog Marathon in 1:49:05. “I was looking for some tough training for a spring 50-miler,” he said. “I did the Yankee Springs “A few weeks ago, I did my first snowshoe race 50K a month ago. This, even without the hills, was a and I heard this would be another good one to put harder race … on the snowshoes,” an exhausted Stepanovich said after the race. “It ended up being to my advantage “About half the course, the footing was so-so. because it was a mess out there.” The other half of the course, it didn’t matter if you were running or walking, you were moving slow. A midweek snowstorm dumped almost a foot You just keep plugging along.” of fresh powder on the 4.4-mile loop, which had to be completed six times for the full marathon and Joanna Boyd, 30, of Mattawan can relate. She three times for a half, a nod to the 1993 Bill Murray won the women’s half marathon in 2:33:54.   comedy “Groundhog Day.” “It was the hardest course I ever ran in my life. The extra snow made the footing so difficult I’ve been training outside all winter too,” she said. that many of the 500 participants either dropped “But it was a lot of fun. Everybody was in good spirdown to the half marathon or completed only one its on the course. You had to have a sense of humor loop rather than risk injury. to be out there.” “The two-month stretch of winter weather made the trails worse than we ever had hoped,” race director Don Kern said. “It was a tough day for everyone. People who finished the race did so in about double the time they would normally run for the same distance. “But everyone’s attitudes were outstanding.” Those who gutted it out were treated to a challenging adventure. Jordan Lafreniere, 30, of Grand Rapids estimated he’s in about 2:40 marathon shape after picking up ultrarunning while in the Navy.  But even he needed 4:09:59 to claim the Groundhog men’s marathon title.  

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The challenge of a snow-covered course was precisely what drew Hannah Ringer, 25, to the event. The former Kent City High School runner won the women’s marathon in 5:45:45.   “It just sounded like fun, the fact there would be snow and (Kern) said it probably wouldn’t be plowed. That made it hard, though,” she said. “I always have fun. I like that there are other people who are as crazy as I am.” A Moonlight 1/6 marathon the night before consisted of one 4.4-mile loop on the course. Naseem Rayyan, 24, of Ypsilanti won the men’s title in 50:47, while Veronika Denk, 33, of Charlotte, N.C., won the women’s in 1:16:31. - MR -


Beyond the Chip

Weighty Dilemma By Rachael Steil

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That is what I felt when I first cut back on food. I didn’t want my parents to see the measuring cups nor me sneaking peeks at the labels on boxes, didn’t want my cross country teammates to notice when I wiped the oil off of my vegetables in the cafeteria.

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I was embarrassed because I thought I was the only runner who had to focus so much on her weight. I thought something was broken inside me that made me do this. I must be the only runner who can’t keep her weight down, I thought.

My times were faster as I lost the weight — an unexpected result. I received praise for my success. But outside of that, outside my races, I felt anything but good. I felt depressed, hungry and alone with the battles raging in my mind. When I connected weight loss to faster times, I had fallen into the female athlete triad, a syndrome in which eating disorders, amenorrhea and osteoporosis may all be present. My one wish to high school and college coaches is to educate their runners on the triad soon, and not in a way that restricts itself to the stereotype of stick-thin girls being wheeled into the hospital. Because I associated eating disorders with that image of a waif who only ate an apple a day, I thought I couldn’t possibly have such a syndrome. I didn’t have a name for my odd behavior, didn’t have identification. All I knew was shame. Eating disorders are rampant in the running world, and not necessarily by the influences of bad coaches or poor parenting. Most runners fit in the mold of a type-A personality; we are perfectionists, go-getters. We want the best for ourselves and often look to the praise of our peers and coaches to feel we are worthy. When the praise comes from losing weight and attaining faster times, it’s hard not to fall

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into the eating disorder spectrum. But parents, coaches and teammates can help to prevent this. While eating disorders are tricky monsters, awareness of the less-obvious signs is the key. You don’t want to accuse people who aren’t really suffering, but you also don’t want to give up too quickly when you are still suspicious that someone is suffering. I wish someone could have taken me aside to talk, or that I had known more about such disorders to understand that what I was going through. The shame and embarrassment were not because I was “broken,” but because I was suffering from something I could not bring myself to name. Success got in the way of tackling the issue, of course. If I was racing so well, what could possibly be wrong? How can you argue with someone who has risen to the top, even though you can tell they’ve lost too much weight? Unfortunately, eating disorders are often not addressed until the athlete becomes too thin and suffers the aftermath of brittle bones, or the athlete ends up bingeing so much they finally admit what they’ve been going through in order to stop the bingeing. I guess you could say I was a lucky one. The bingeing took hold thanks to an ultra-restrictive diet before my weight got dangerously low, and I was forced out of sheer embarrassment and hopelessness to reach out for help. I was desperate to get the bingeing under control — but only so I could lose the weight again. I didn’t believe I had a problem worthy of being called “anorexia” much less an eating disorder, because I felt I didn’t match the right criteria. But eating disorders are not so cut-and-dry, and being a runner makes it harder to see. I wasn’t playing with my food on the plate, wasn’t only eating an apple for lunch, and the raw-food diet I took on was a “lifestyle,” I told others, to help me to run faster, not as a tactic to lose weight. I was not only lying to them, but to myself. Eating disorders in the running world are especially deceptive because they can come on gradually. A commenter on letsrun.com posted that “(v)ery few athletes, if any, say to themselves one day ‘I’m no longer going to eat enough food.’ It usually starts with ‘I am going to adopt a new nutrition plan’ … The athlete loses weight. Everyone notices. But this weight drop has simply come from eating more veggies and less cream pies. Everyone applauds. Then the athlete takes one more step to drop weight. They start out with a goal of dropping 10 pounds, then think 15 would be good. Then maybe 18. There isn’t a singular moment where an individual goes

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from healthy to not healthy; it’s a blurry line that an athlete walks along and sometimes ends up on the lower end.” Many eating-disordered runners can concur that habits such as constantly eating hide the disorder. However, the foods many of these runners eat are so low in calories (in the form of sans-dressing salads and airy food such as popcorn) and often devoid in any satiating fat, that eating constantly may still not add up to enough calories to support 10 miles of running every day. The issue gets trickier, however. Sometimes it is not the thinnest person on the team who is plagued with the eating disorder; the body can rebound with a backlash of bingeing, leaving the athlete spiraling into weight gain and/or bulimia. Prevention is the key; don’t wait until the athlete is too thin, or assume everything is better if the athlete has gained weight. Eating disorders are emotionally draining and physically damaging. With so many misconceptions and deceptions, how is one to decipher an eating disordered from a healthy athlete? And if you do suspect someone may have a disorder, how do you tackle it? One coach on letsrun.com suggested asking someone who had recovered from an eating disorder to talk with the runner. In one instance, that “first meeting — the one where the girl could let her secret be known for the first time ever — was a remarkable start. In most cases, it was like a huge weight being lifted from the girl’s shoulders.” Other strategies include talking with the team at the beginning of the season about the female athlete triad, so everyone feels open to discussion and is willing to express their struggles. Opening up was an enormous relief for me, and bringing up the topic at cross country camp allowed my teammates to go into the season feeling they could ask for help if they needed it. There may always be eating disorders among runners, but if we understand more behind them and educate ourselves to notice the subtleties and less-obvious criteria, we can unmask the disorders sooner. Thus we can coach our athletes to not only become strong, healthy runners, but strong, healthy people. In my case, once I let the truth be known, the best reassurance I received from my coach is knowing I wasn’t important based on my times, but from what I contributed to my team as a person. That, I feel, is the beauty of running in its purest form. - MR -


Team World Vision Runners Bring Clean Water to Africa By Anthony Targan weight,” she remembered, “a self-proclaimed introvert because I was embarrassed about my appearance. I was plagued with body aches and health issues because of my sedentary lifestyle.”

DETROIT (10/2013) — Water is life. We humans are comprised mostly of water. The Earth’s surface is 75 percent water. Next to oxygen, “Water is the most basic human need, and lack of clean/safe water, sanitation and hygiene is the number-one preventable cause of death on the planet,” said Team World Vision national director Michael Chitwood.

with a similar mission — I want to share stories of a few TWV runners. While water brings life, it can also be deadly. In 2011, Kristy Everard of Plymouth was four months pregnant when her husband Jim drowned and their 3-year-old daughter almost drowned in a boating accident.

“Most of us cannot imagine a world where kids die because they don’t have clean water to drink,” Chitwood continued. “When we realize this is happening and the solution is real and tangible, we simply cannot sit by and do nothing.”

“I never got angry because I knew God had a plan,” said Everard. “I started taking better care of myself and lost 50 pounds after the birth of my second daughter. A friend invited me to North Ridge Church and I felt at home.

In the past year, Coker has lost 67 pounds, run more than 1,000 miles and completed her first full marathon. “The lesson in all of this is that fear is paralyzing and debilitating,” she said. “It robs us from an abundant and joy-filled life. Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of not meeting my own expectations kept me trapped inside a cage. God worked in my heart to set this captive free.”

Team World Vision runners have done something about it in a major way. From under 100 runners at the Chicago Marathon in 2006 to more than 4,500 nationwide this year, they have raised millions of dollars for clean water projects in Africa. The 800 TWV runners in this year’s Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon races raised more than $700,000. While many worthy charities participated in Detroit — including the Hope Water Project

“A few months later I heard about World Vision and what they do. I couldn’t bear the thought of water claiming innocent lives when there was something I could do to help. I ran Sunday with God giving my legs strength, Jim in my heart and the kids in Zambia in my sight.”

Don’t ever tell Geri Hames of Plymouth she can’t run anymore. Doctors told her that eight years ago, after she had three herniated disks in her back and a broken foot. And again three years ago, after she underwent treatment for breast cancer, including drugs that caused arthritis in her joints.

Veronica Coker of Belleville overcame many fears to run in Detroit. “I was extremely over-

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When a friend asked Harnes this February to join TWV for the Detroit half-marathon, “I thought about it — for about 30 seconds — and said ‘OK,’” she said. “There were no medical reasons why I couldn’t run. It was more an issue of pain management.” When she broke the news to her cancer doctor, “He told me I knew my limits better than he did and I was welcome to try. That was all I needed to hear. I had already been running for a few months and wanted to do this for my friend Bekki Nill, who was unable to run because she is battling cancer. I wanted to do it for a little guy named Chimweka who I had sponsored through World Vision. And I wanted to do it to prove to myself and my family that I could do it again.”  When Garden City’s Dave Pop completed Detroit, it made an unexpected impression on his 6-year-old son, Josh. “When I signed up for this marathon,” said Pop, “I knew I would impact the people in Africa and the process would impact me, but little did I know about the impact it had on my son.”

©2013 Moses Mukitale/World Vision

Continued from Team World Vision p. 51.

World Vision is working to assist South Sudan’s refugee families with basic household supplies.

These are just a few of many stories. If you are inspired by these runners, donate to a TWV runner next year … or better yet, become one yourself!

parents, “I can’t believe Dad ran all those miles to give water to the people. I want to be just like my dad.” Josh plans to take Dave’s marathon medal to school for show and tell.

Whenever he needed motivation, Jeremy Taylor of Dearborn would remind himself his own struggles were nothing compared to those suffering in Africa. “I was so mentally and physically tired after The day after the race, Josh was crying so hard the 20-mile practice run, I thought, I will be so rehe could hardly speak. Through tears, he told his lieved after October when I can rest!” he said. half page horizontal template_half page horizontal 2/11/14 9:48 PM Page 1

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“Then I thought about the village. I thought, if we don’t do this, there is no ‘after October’ for that village, there is no sigh of relief.” On race day, Taylor gave up his own marathon goals to run with Jon, another teammate who was overweight, undertrained and whose father is dying. They finished together in 7:18:35.

Anthony Targan is a regular contributor to Michigan Runner magazine. For more information on Team World Vision, go to www.teamworldvision.org. - MR -

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Winter Running 101 45The writer, assistant track and cross country coach at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, has experience in the conditions of which he speaks.

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hen it gets cold, snowy and challenging outside, some wimpy — or ill-informed — runners may retreat to a treadmill or indoor track until spring. That’s a shame, because running outdoors in the winter is a lot of fun, can reduce injury risks and makes one much tougher, both mentally and physically! Contrary to old wives’ tales, your lungs will not freeze if you run outdoors. Here are seven tips to keep in mind when training through a Michigan (or anywhere “Up North”) winter: 1. Wear layers. Cold temperatures need not deter one from running outside, unless one lives at the North Pole. Cotton t-shirts, hoodies, etc. are OK, but generally the best apparel is technical, moisture-wicking running gear. Layering is most important for the upper body and particularly for the extremities. If the windchill is below 20 degrees it’s often advisable to wear 2-3 pairs of gloves, but rarely is it necessary to wear more than one thick layer on one’s legs. Depending on how good or poor one’s circulation is, doubling up on socks may also help. (Private areas are an exception — thermal briefs or running shorts under your tights can be invaluable, especially for guys!)

Temperature Chart (in degrees Fahrenheit) for Winter Running Gear: Feels like 40-30 degrees: long-sleeve shirt, long pants optional, gloves, hat/headband-optional.

Feels like 30-20:

Always try to do the first half of your run into the wind, and the second half with the wind at your back. Those who don’t heed this rule often feel great early in a run and work up a sweat, only to spend the last part of their workout freezing as the wind turns that sweat to ice. Furthermore, it’s a nice mental boost to know that when you’re 50 or 60 percent of the way done, the hardest part of the run is behind and you’ll have the wind at your back from here. An alternative is to run most or all of your route with a crosswind — you may not get the enjoyment of having the wind push you for the second half, but you will generally avoid the “sweat-firstfreeze-later” problem. When the windchill drops below zero, covering your face with either a balaclava or petroleum jelly is advisable as well. 3. Beware of ice. If it’s been freezing rain-ing for several hours, running indoors may be advisable. But occasional ice and slippery snow in some areas is normal in northern climates. One way to avoid this is to wear Yak-Trax or a similar product, or to drill spikes into the bottom of your running shoes, but this causes the problem of having to avoid hard surfaces like bare asphalt at all costs. On a “normal” snowy winter day, the best tactic is to shorten your stride a bit and run as if you were on a slippery surface all the time. For many runners, this ends up being a blessing in disguise as their stride may become quicker and more efficient, and they learn to mid-foot strike under their center of gravity year-round. 4. Dress for how it FEELS. Those who have been running for a few years know it almost always feels 15-25 degrees warmer than the air temperature while you’re working out. That’s why 40-45 degrees is considered ideal conditions for a marathon: it feels like 60-something during the race.

Feels like 20-0:

Rookies have a tendency to overdress, which is OK if you peel off layers when you get too warm. But many have experienced that sunny, 15-degree, windless day that felt like roasting because they dressed for a 15-degree blizzard.

sweatshirt/jacket with 1-2 long-sleeve shirts underneath, tights under pants, thick gloves/mittens (or double up on thin ones), hat/headband, facemask-optional.

Always check the forecast before heading out, or at least pop your head out the door and feel what the actual conditions are like, before you hit the road.

sweatshirt/jacket with base layer underneath, pants, gloves, hat/headband.

Feels like sub-zero: long-sleeve undershirt, regular long-sleeve shirt, sweatshirt/jacket, tights under pants, double socks, cheap gloves under thick gloves/mittens, face mask/balaclava, hat/headband over face mask, multiple undergarment layers.

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2. Know whence the wind blows and plan accordingly. In warmer months, it isn’t usually of great concern. But when the mercury drops, runners should pay close attention to the wind.

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5. Don’t be afraid of the snow. Running on the beach is a phenomenal (and difficult) workout; running through accumulated snow can be very similar. It takes some getting used to, but venturing off the sidewalks and paved roads occasionally and getting into 3-12-inch deep snow can strengthen your supporting muscles and improve your lower leg |

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Jill Erickson sports winter gear in the Brooksie Way Chill at the Mill. strength and balance. Eight inches or more on the ground can even simulate a hill workout for those who live in flat areas. Running in the middle of a snowstorm can be enjoyable, if you understand that your pace may slow as the run goes on and as snow accumulates on the running surface. 6. Be OK with slowing down and/or running fewer miles. This is a fact: running 10 miles in 20degree temps with 20-mph winds and snow is harder than running 10 miles in 65-degree temps and sunshine. Averaging 7-minute miles in the latter conditions may be equal to averaging 7:30 miles in the former. Experienced winter warriors understand this and the corollary: a 60-mile week in January is not necessarily equal to a 60-mile week in May or September. If you get too hung up on weekly mileage and hitting a certain number per day or week, you risk overdoing it and getting injured. A better tactic in the winter is to figure out how many minutes per week you want to run if it were ideal conditions, and don’t exceed that time limit regardless of how many miles you’re getting in. 7. Be visible! This is probably the single most important item on this list, and it could save your life. Most running shoes and a lot of cold-weather apparel in this day and age come equipped with reflective areas. If you’re running after dark, make sure to wear something reflective and you’ll be very visible to drivers. If you’re running on a snowy day when it’s NOT dark, it’s a good idea to wear a brightly-colored jacket or shirt. When you’re in a field of mostly white-and-black, red, yellow or orange will alert drivers to your presence. On a related note: assume people in cars can’t/don’t see you on the road, and be prepared to bail into a nearby yard or ditch if worse comes to worst. - MR -


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July -2014 August 2013Calendar Event Calendar Event

501 Running Club Group Run

20, 10, 8, 6, 4MR,

Black Mountain Nordic 30K Classic Hospice Holiday 5KRun/Walk & Kids Sprint

Ann Arbor

31K, 10K XC Ski 5KR/W, kids run

Milan Spring Jail Break 5K

5KR/W

Milan

aatrackclub.org

Ann Arbor Reese Gladstone

(313) 815-4513 (989) 529-7904 (906) 399-9373

prfitnessa2.com race-mrm.com emjens18@gmail.com

East Grand Rapids Ovid Goulais River, ON

(630) 346-8740 (517) 388-1719 (866) 786-5359

www.stridersrun.com runningfoundation.com www.stokelycreek.com

Sat, 3/1/14

Porcupine Mountains Snowshoe Race 10K, 5K snowshoe

Hamtramck

Sat, 3/1/14 Sat, 3/1/14 Sat, 3/1/14

PR Fitness Group Run Reese Winter Road Race Series The Bot Trot

20MR, 10MR, 3MR 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W

Sat, 3/1/14 Sat, 3/1/14 Sat, 3/1/14

The Sasquatch Toge’ Go Boge’ 5K Wabos Wilderness Loppet

5KR, 1/2MR/W 5KR/W 26K XC ski

Chilly Half Marathon and Frosty 5K

Silver City

13.1 MR/W, 5KR

www.nordicskiracer.com sacredtouchbrooklyn.com

(734) 439-1501

5KR

Sun, 3/2/14 Sun, 3/2/14 Sun, 3/2/14

(888) 854-9700 (517) 592-3030

(248) 766-6485

Paczki Run

Sat, 3/1/14

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Cheboygan Brooklyn

(715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com tour-de-troit.org

Burlington, ONT (905) 639-8053 www.vrpro.ca

Arnold 5K Pump and Run

5KR, Weight Lifting

Columbus, OH

(740) 587-0376

runohio.com

Fight for Air Climb Detroit

70 or 40 floors

Detroit

(248) 784-2000

ClimbDetroit.org

Sun, 3/2/14 Sun, 3/2/14 Tue, 3/4/14

Portage Winterblast Half Marathon USA 50 km Championships Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

13.1MR, 5KR 50KR

Portage Lloyd Harbor, NY Grosse Pointe

(269) 270-5641 portagewinterblast.wordpress.com usatf.org (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

Tue, 3/4/14 Tue, 3/4/14 Tue, 3/4/14

Late Spring Half / Full Marathon Group Training Martian 5K & 10K Training Class Martian 5K & 10K Training Class

16 weeks training training training

Tue, 3/4/14 Tue, 3/4/14 Wed, 3/5/14

Martian 5K & 10K Training Class Martian 5K & 10K Training Class Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

training training

Canton Troy Grosse Pointe

(586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

501 Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Ann Arbor

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Thu, 3/6/14

Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com Shelby Twp. (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training Rochester Hills (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training

Wed, 3/5/14

PR Fitness Group Run

Thu, 3/6/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Fri, 3/7/14 Fri, 3/7/14 Fri, 3/7/14

IAAF World Indoor Championships Junior Bear Chase 2.1K, 1K, 1/2K XC ski kids USATF National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3 days

Sat, 3/8/14 Sat, 3/8/14

Sat, 3/8/14

Black River Public School Rat Race 5K Run/Walk 5KR/W, kids run Holland Charity Chiller 10KR, 5KR Marquette Dances with Dirt - Green Swamp 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, relay Dade City, FL

(616) 355-0055 (906) 226-9608

blackriverpublicschool.org uprrc.org

(734) 929-9027 dwdgreenswamp.com

Sat, 3/8/14 Sat, 3/8/14 Sat, 3/8/14

Great Bear Chase Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Lucky Dash

(906) 337-4520 (586) 532-1300 (734) 845-7559

greatbearchase.com indoortri.com luckydash.com

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6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

50K, 25K, 10K XC Ski tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR 5KR/W

Lucky Leprechaun

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5KR/W |

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Ann Arbor

Royal Oak

(313) 815-4513

prfitnessa2.com

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sopot Houghton (906) 482-1308 Prince George’s County, MD

Calumet Canton Royal Oak

Utica

iaaf.org www.bearchase.org usatf.org

(586) 243-9813 luckyleprechaunrace.com


2014 Event Calendar Sat, 3/8/14 Sat, 3/8/14 Sat, 3/8/14

PR Fitness Group Run Robinette Orchard Fun Run Spring Forward 5K and Kids’ Fun Run

20MR,10MR, 3MR 8MR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR

Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Petoskey

Sat, 3/8/14 Sun, 3/9/14 Sun, 3/9/14

Steps to Freedom Churchill’s Half Marathon Funderwear Run

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

Lansing chuck@runningfoundation.com thehouseofpromise.com Monclova, OH (419) 360-3709 www.toledoroadrunners.org Grand Rapids (616) 735-4242 laughfestgr.org/show/funderwear-run/

Boston Marathon Training Segment Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

16 weeks training

Sun, 3/9/14

Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Wed, 3/12/14 Wed, 3/12/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

Thu, 3/13/14 Thu, 3/13/14 Fri, 3/14/14

prfitnessa2.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org http://tiny.cc/0gfzax

Ann Arbor

(734) 969-9027 runshamrocks.com

Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays St. Patty’s Pacer 5K 5KR/W NCAA Division I Indoor T&F Championships - 2 days

Royal Oak Holland Albuquerque, NM

(248) 616-9665 (616) 392-2282 (800) 982-4647

hansons-running.com gazellesports.com ncaasports.com

Fri, 3/14/14 Fri, 3/14/14 Fri, 3/14/14

NCAA Division II Indoor T&F Championships - 2 days NCAA Division III Indoor T&F Championships - 2 days USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3 Days

Winston-Salem, NC Lincoln, NE Boston, MA

(507) 646-3749 (703) 481-3530

ncaasports.com ncaasports.com usatf.org

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

Sat, 3/15/14

Clare Irish Festival Run/Walk Fifth Third Bank Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K

Fitness Expo

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

Clare Traverse City

(517) 581-0810 (231) -947-4230

runsignup.com cherryfestival.org

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

Goodbye Yeti Irish Jig 5K Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon

5KR/W 5KR tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR

Parma (517) 841-8200 runningoundation.com Ludington ludington5k@gmail.com ludington5k.com/irish-jig-5k Commerce Township (586) 532-1300 indoortri.com

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon MSU Tower Guard Shamrock 5K Mud-Dogs Half Marathon / 10K

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR 5KR/W 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

Rochester Hills East Lansing Mt. Pleasant

(586) 532-1300 (810) 569-3126 (989) 317-5889

indoortri.com runningfoundation.com michiganhalfseries.com

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

PR Fitness Group Run Rochester Hills Indoor Triathlon Run for the Gold

20MR, 10MR, 3MR tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR 5KR/W, kids run

Ann Arbor Rochester Hills Pinckney

(313) 815-4513 (586) 532-1300 (734) 878-3301

prfitnessa2.com indoortri.com runningfoundation.com

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

Shillelagh Four Mile

Shivering Shamrocks 3K Run Walk Obstacle Challenge

4 MR/W, kids run

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14

Spectrum Health Irish Jig 5k St. Patrick’s Day Blue Lake Fire Department 5K

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Races

5KR 5KR/W, 1/2MR

kids runs

Sat, 3/15/14 Sat, 3/15/14 Sun, 3/16/14

USA 15 km Championships YMCA Leprechaun Loop IronMAC Indoor Triathlon

Tue, 3/11/14 Tue, 3/11/14

Thu, 3/13/14

Sat, 3/15/14

501 Running Club Group Run

Rochester Hills Boston Marathon Training Segment hansonscoachingservices.com Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 2MR

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Expo

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Bay City

Flushing

(810) 487-0954 gaultracemanagement.com (989) 345-2821

wbacc.com

East Grand Rapids Blue Lake Twp.

(616) 391-4544 (231) 894-9693

spectrumhealth.org/irishjig bluelakefire.org

10KR, 5KR, 2KW Tri: 20 minutes each S/B/R

Jacksonville, FL Port Huron East Lansing

(810) 987-6400 (517) 364-8888

usatf.org bluewaterymca.com/runs/ ironmactriathlon.com

Sun, 3/16/14 Kona St. Patrick’s Day Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Plymouth

Sun, 3/16/14 St. Patrick’s Day Races Sun, 3/16/14 St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race Sun, 3/16/14

St. Paddy Day Women’s 5K Run/Walk

8KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W

Sun, 3/16/14 Mon, 3/17/14

The Blarney Stone Race Get Faster 5K/10K Training Segment

13.1MR, 10KR/W, 5KR/W Potterville (517) 303-3792 pvilleraceseries.com 6 weeks training Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com

Tue, 3/18/14 Wed, 3/19/14 Wed, 3/19/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

Junior Muffin Race Skiathlon Classic / Freestyle

Sun, 3/16/14

Spike Day

Mon, 3/17/14 Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run & Walk

Thu, 3/20/14 Sat, 3/22/14 Thu, 3/20/14

501 Running Club Group Run

501 Running Club Group Run

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

8K xc ski, kids 6-12 races

5KR/W

Alpena

(989) 274-9495 www.active.com

thunderbaytrails.org

Sun, 3/16/14

5KR/W

Ann Arbor

(989) 354-2378

Sat, 3/15/14

Running with the Leprechauns

5KR/W, kids’ run

(313) 815-4513 (616) 791-0558 (231) 838-9360

West Branch

Bay City

Higgins Lake

Utica

Bay City Detroit

Bath

(989) 415-5593 barc-mi.com

(248) 345-6168 konastpatricksdayrun.com www.nordicskiracer.com

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

(989) 415-5593 barc-mi.com (248) 354-1177 corktownrace.com runningfoundation.com

4 MR/W, kids run

Flint

(810) 233-8851 potofgoldrun.com

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR 6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

michiganrunner.net

Ann Arbor Ann Arbor Royal Oak

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(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com (734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com (248) 616-9665

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2014 Event Calendar Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14

Bill Roney Memorial 5K Hemlock Bash Kent City Ridge Run

5KR, 1M kids run 4MR/W 15KR, 5KR/W

Utica Hemlock Kent City

(248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com (989) 642-5253 www.hemlockps.com (616) 678-4210 facebook.com/KentCityRidgeRun

Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14

Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon March Madness 5K No Frills, All Thrills, Trail Run

tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR 5KR i8KR, 4KR

Novi Indian River Brighton

(586) 532-1300 indoortri.com sfurman@inlandlakes.org inlandlakes.org (248) 504-8998 nofrillsallthrillsrace.com

Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14 Sat, 3/22/14

PR Fitness Group Run PR Fitness Group Run Ronald McDonald Run for the House

20MR, 10MR, 3MR Ann Arbor 20MR, 12MR, 10MR, 8MR, 3MR Ann Arbor 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Okemos

(313) 815-4513 (313) 815-4513 (517) 485-9303

prfitnessa2.com prfitnessa2.com rmhmm.org

Sat, 3/22/14 Sun, 3/23/14 Sun, 3/23/14

Warner 5K and Fun Run Ambulance Chase 5K Run/Walk Bunny Hop 5K

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

(517) 841-8300 (218) 590-5915 (248) 473-1800

runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com

Sun, 3/23/14 Tue, 3/25/14 Tue, 3/25/14

Run du Nain Rouge Couch to 5K Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

5KR 10 weeks training

Wed, 3/26/14 Wed, 3/26/14 Wed, 3/26/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run Saline Spring Preview Invitational

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR indoor track & field

501 Running Club Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Detroit (248) 766-6485 marchedunainrouge.com Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513 (734) 649-2091

hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com a2racemanagement.com

Thu, 3/27/14 Thu, 3/27/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Royal Oak

Ann Arbor

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14

April Fools’ Run / Walk 5K Bring In Spring GMB Eagle 5K

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR/W, 1/2MFR 5KR/W

Clarkston Homer Hudsonville

(248) 701-0825 (517) 206-1459 (616) 510-1663

aprilfoolsrun.com

Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14

Holy Half Marathon and 10K Life Time Fitness Indoor Triathlon Passion for Life 5K and 5 Mile

13.1MR, 10KR tri: 10minS/ 30minB/ 20minR 5MR, 5KR/W

South Bend, IN Shelby Twp. Walled Lake

holyhalf@nd.edu (586) 532-1300 (248) 974-4656

holyhalf.nd.edu indoortri.com passion-for-life.org

Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14 Sat, 3/29/14

PR Fitness Group Run The Tutu Run Vertigo 5K Run/Walk

20MR,10MR, 3MR 5KR, 1MR 5KR/W

Ann Arbor Dexter Zeeland

(313) 815-4513 (734) 428-1272 (616) 772-2791

prfitnessa2.com www.tutu-run.com josh@vrieslandchurch.oreg

Sun, 3/30/14 Sun, 3/30/14

Clark Hill Indoor Triathlon Dan Langdon Memorial Run

tri: 15minutes S/B/R 5KR/W, kids run

Grand Rapids Bath

Sun, 3/30/14 Sun, 3/30/14 Sun, 3/30/14

Irondog 5K Run/Walk Mountain Man Trail Run and Hike Rock CF Rivers Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W 5MR, 2MW 13.1MR, 5KR/W, relay

East Lansing Lake Orion Grosse Ile

Sat, 3/29/14

501 Running Club Group Run

Spring Arbor East Lansing Farmington Hills

Sun, 3/30/14 Ann Arbor Marathon, Half Marathon, 5K

Tue, 4/1/14

26.2M, 13.1M, 5K, 1M

April Fools Day Twinkie Run

5KR

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

classicrace.com

(317) 376-8338 theannarbormarathon.com (616) 855-9520 alexcoss@aol.com

grymca.org danlangdonmemorialrun.com

(517) 719-5983 (248) 320-9102 (734) 341-5867

irondogfund.org stayintheshade.org outruncf.com/

(734) 747-6952

Lake Orion

(248) 616-9665

Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900

aatrackclub.org

Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Sun, 3/30/14

Spring 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

Tue, 4/1/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

Wed, 4/2/14 Wed, 4/2/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

501 Running Club Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Ann Arbor

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14

501 Running Club Group Run Gail Easter Memorial 5K/10K

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR 10KR, 5KR, 1MW

Ann Arbor

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14

Healthy Hustle 5K Kal-Haven Trail Run MSU AMA 5K Race

5KR 50KR, 50K relay 5KR

East Lansing Kalamazoo East Lansing

Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14

PR Fitness Group Run Run for Reading Sarett Spring Stampede

6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, 1M kids run

Ann Arbor Lansing Benton Harbor

(313) 815-4513 (517) 321-4014 (269) 927-4832

Sat, 4/5/14 Sat, 4/5/14

Scholar Scamper 5K Trailbreaker Marathon

5KR/W 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Kalamazoo Waukesha, WI

(269) 387-3230 tinyurl.com/scholarscamper2014 (262) 524-3716 runthetrailbreaker.com

Sun, 4/6/14

Hoofin’ It for Horses 5K

5KR/W, 1MR

East Lansing

(517) 353-1748

Thu, 4/3/14 Thu, 4/3/14

Sun, 4/6/14

24

4-16 MR

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Big House 5K: Trail to the Victors

Michigan Runner - March / April 2014

5KR/W, 1MR

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Royal Oak Allendale

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

(248) 787-2461

snapregistration.com

eidtrebe@msu.edu runningfoundation.com (269) 375-5316 kalhaventrailrun.wordpress.com kiroabdelmalek@gmail.com runningfoundation.com prfitnessa2.com dtdl.org/events/run-for-reading/ sarett.com

Ann Arbor Bighouse5k@umich.edu MGoBlue.com/bighouse5k

michiganrunner.tv

runningfoundation.com


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2014 Event Calendar Sun, 4/6/14 Tue, 4/8/14

Hot Cocoa Classic Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

Detroit Grosse Pointe

(773) 687-4595 (248) 693-9900

thecocoaclassic.com hansons-running.com

Wed, 4/9/14 Wed, 4/9/14

Thu, 4/10/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

501 Running Club Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Thu, 4/10/14 Fri, 4/11/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Traverse City Trail Running Festival

10K relay, kids run

Royal Oak Traverse City

(248) 616-9665 (231) 715-1406

hansons-running.com enduranceevolution.com

Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14

Aruna 5K: Run for Their Freedom Autism Awareness 5K Run/Walk Dirty Bird Mud Run

5KR/W 5KR/W 8KR, teams

Ann Arbor Olivet Dowagiac

(269) 792-1000

aruna5k.com runsignup.com dirtybird.swmich.edu

Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14

Iola Trail Run

15KR, 5KR,

Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14

Martian Invasion of Races

Sat, 4/12/14

Sat, 4/12/14

501 Running Club Group Run

13.1MR, 5KR

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR 6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Ann Arbor Ann Arbor

Iola, WI

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com (734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

(715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com

Going the Distance for Today’s Youth: 5K Obstacle Run 5KR

Mount Pleasant

Marquette County YMCA Run-Walk

10MR, 10KR, 5KR, kids runs

Marquette

Orthopaedic Rehab 8K/5K Run and 5K Walk Out for Blood 5K / Duathlon

8KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W, 20KB

Jackson Mt. Pleasant

Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14

PR Fitness Group Run Prediction Run Tax Trot

20MR, 10MR, 3MR 2M, 4M Prediction Fun Run 15KR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Ann Arbor Grand Rapids Flushing

Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14 Sat, 4/12/14

The Wheel Run Traverse City Trail Running Festival Trojan Stomp 5K

10K, 5K, 1M R/W/Wheel/ 50KR, 25KR, 11KR, 5KR

Allendale Traverse City Central Lake

(616) 481-9277 alternativesinmotion.org/wheelrun/ (231) 715-1406 enduranceevolution.com (231) 546-2229 clelempto.weebly.com

Sat, 4/12/14 Sun, 4/13/14 Sun, 4/13/14

WMU Wounded Warrior Run Gazelle Girl Half Marathon MSUFCU Race for the Place 5K

5KR 13.1MR, 5KR 5KR/W

Kalamazoo Grand Rapids East Lansing

(800) WMU-ROTC wmuwoundedwarrior.com (616) 940-9888 gazellegirlhalfmarathon.com (517) 333-2254 http://tiny.cc/oxgzax

Sun, 4/13/14 Tue, 4/15/14 Wed, 4/16/14

Romero Run Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Ann Arbor Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900

Thu, 4/17/14

501 Running Club Group Run

Ann Arbor

501 Running Club Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Royal Oak

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Ann Arbor Dexter Lake City

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Eagle by the Bay 5K Run & Walk Mountaineer Pi Run/Walk OEC Eco Trail Race and Family Fun Run

5KR/W 5KR/W 8KR, 4KR, 1KFR

Essexville Byron Center Dowling

(989) 233-8729 (67167) 878-9472 (269) 721-8161

26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids Dearborn

Thu, 4/17/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14

April Showers Relays Cadillac Young Life Spring Thaw 5K

track & field 5KR/W

Wed, 4/16/14

Sat, 4/19/14

Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14

PR Fitness Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

michiganrunner.net

Ann Arbor

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(517) 449-0169

2014cmupa5k.webs.com

(906) 227-9622

ymcamqt.org

(517) 782-2071 (989) 859-0869

www.orsmi.com http://tiny.cc/srgzax

(313) 815-4513 (616) 855-1765 (810) 487-0954

prfitnessa2.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org riverbendstriders.com

(734) 929-9027 martianmarathon.com

romero-run.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

(313) 815-4513

prfitnessa2.com

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

(734) 649-2091 (231) 342-5357

a2racemanagement.com runningfoundation.com

baycitykiwanis.wordpress.com http://tiny.cc/cojzax clearlakecamp.org

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Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14

Officer Eric Zapata Memorial 5K PR Fitness Group Run

5KR/W 20MR, 10MR, 3MR

Kalamazoo Ann Arbor

Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14

Rabbit Run 5K and Bunny Hop Riverwood Resurrection 5K Run Run of the Mill

5KR, 1MR/W 5KR/W 5KR, 1MW

Washington Twp. Sterling Heights Holland

Sat, 4/19/14 Sat, 4/19/14 Sun, 4/20/14

Steven C. Silcox Spring Training Run Striders Saturday Classic Dirty Herd Spring Classic

10KR, 5KR/W 10 MR, 8KR 4MR, 2MR

Benton Harbor Grandville Grand Rapids

(269) 927-1000 (616) 261-9706 (616) 940-9888

lakemichigancollege.edu www.stridersrun.com gazellesports.com

Mon, 4/21/14 Tue, 4/22/14 Tue, 4/22/14

B.A.A. Boston Marathon Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays USA 1 Mile Road Championships

26.2 MR

Boston, MA Grosse Pointe Des Moines, IA

(508) 435-6905 (248) 693-9900

www.baa.org hansons-running.com usatf.org

Wed, 4/23/14 Wed, 4/23/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Thu, 4/24/14 Thu, 4/24/14 Thu, 4/24/14

Compassionate Heart Ministries Hearts in Motion Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Hillsdale “Gina” Relays - 3 Days

Zeeland Royal Oak Hillsdale

(616) 748-6011 (248) 616-9665 (517) 607-3161

signmeup.com/92911 hansons-running.com http://tiny.cc/wujzax

Sat, 4/26/14

Saline Hornet Invitational

track & field

Saline

a2racemanagement.com

Autism Society of Michigan 5K

5KR/W, 1/2M kids run

Ann Arbor

(734) 649-2091

Sat, 4/26/14

501 Running Club Group Run

Lansing

(517) 882-2800

autism-mi.org

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

BC Spring Into Action Belle Isle Spring Into Nature 5K Brighton Bulldog Invitational

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, kids run 5KR/.W hs track & field meet

Battle Creek Detroit Brighton

(2698) 565-2415 (203) 536-0905 (810) 471-6578

bcspringintoaction.com signmeup.com a2racemanagement.com

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Calvin Spring Classic 5KR/W/handcycle, 1KFR Columbia Community Fitness Center 5K Run / Walk & Kids Sprint 5KR/W, 1MFR Consumers Sunburst Run 10KR,5KR/W, 1MR

Grand Rapids Brooklyn Kalamazoo

(616) 526-6507 (517) 592-4570 (269) 216-5224

calvin.edu/classic/ runningfoundation.com consumerssunburst.org

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Downriver Dash Earth Day 5K Trail Run Fish Lake 5K

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

Taylor Kalamazoo Sturgis

(734) 785-7705 (269) 381-1574 (269) 625-3969

guidance-center.org/events/dash naturecenter.org active.com

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race

5KR/W, 1MFR, kids run

Thu, 4/24/14

Thu, 4/24/14

Sat, 4/26/14

501 Running Club Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

10KR, 5KR/W track and field meet

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Ann Arbor

Midland

(269) 381-4600 (313) 815-4513

ezmemorialrun.org prfitnessa2.com

(586) 212-1673 active.com biciklee@yahoo.com riverwoodcommunitychurch.org (616) 355-1490 http://tiny.cc/xqjzax

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

(989) 832-7937 mymcc.org/myraces

Freedom Run/Walk 5K in Memory of Spc. Robert Friese 5KR

Harrison

(989) 539-3273

Houghton Lake Trail Run

5KR/W

Houghton Lake

houghtonlaketrailrun.weebly.com

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Hurt the Dirt Trail Race Katty Shack 5K & 1 Mile Kids Earth Day 1K

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, kids run Rockford 5KR/W, 1MR/W Grand Haven 5KR, kids run Kalamazoo

(616) 460-9331 (616) 899-5482 (269) 381-1574

hurtthedirt.com kattyshackrace.webs.com naturecenter.org

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Let’s Move Festival of Races Maple Syrup 5K Norway Ridge Trail Run

13.1M/Relay, 5K, 1M, kids run 5KR/W 7 MR, 3.5 MR

Mount Clemens Vermontville Alpena

(586) 212-1673 (517) 852-9275 (989) 354-7314

letsmovefestival.com runningfoundation.com thunderbaytrails.org

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Norway Spring Classic Paul A. Webster Memorial Run PR Fitness Group Run

10KR, 5KR, 2 MR/W 5KR/W 20MR, 10MR, 3MR

Norway Davison Ann Arbor

(906) 774-8071 (313) 815-4513

norwaymi.com thepawfund.com prfitnessa2.com

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Sat, 4/26/14

Rivertown Races Run Like a Wildebeest (Greg Flint’s Run)

Running Fit Trail Half Marathon

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

13.1MR

Walker Flushing

Pinckney

(616) 340-8771 (810) 309-0594

rivertownraces.com runlikeawildebeest.com

(734) 929-9027 trailmarathon.com

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14

Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival 5K Spring Splatter 5K Steps for Courage

10KR, 5KR/W, 1/2MR 3MR 5KR/W

Shepherd Traverse City Owosso

(989) 828-6601 (231) 499-0149 (969) 725-8465

shepherdmaplesyrupfest.org active.com runningfoundation.com/

Sat, 4/26/14 Sat, 4/26/14 Sun, 4/27/14

Williamston Community Fitness Center Tri, Run/Walk Sprint Tri, 5KR, 4KR/W Young Life Greater Lansing 5K Walk/Run 5KR/W Dawn Farm Ride for Recovery 10KR, 5KR, bike rides

Williamston Lansing Ypsilanti

(517) 655-7510 (517) 324-3294 (734) 485-8725

gowcs.net runningfoundation.com dawnfarm.org

5KR/W,kids run

Sun, 4/27/14 Sun, 4/27/14

Glass City Marathon

Freeland Walleye Festival 5K

26.2 M, 13.1 M, relay, 5K, kids run Toledo, OH

(419) 360-3709

(989) 274-9495

barcmi.com

Sun, 4/27/14 Sun, 4/27/14 Sun, 4/27/14

Hansons Group Run Hustle for Haven/ IA East 5K Komen Race for the Cure®

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

(248) 693-9900 (248) 823-8300 (517) 886-4901

hansons-running.com iae5k.com komenmidmichigan.or

Sun, 4/27/14

Run for Literacy

(313) 833-4610

dcccmh.org

Sun, 4/27/14 Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids

13.1M/handcycle, 5K, 1M Saginaw

Sun, 4/27/14 Road Ends 5 Mile 26

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Freeland

friese5k.com

5 MR

5KR/W, 1MW, kids run

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michiganrunner.tv

Lake Orion Troy Lansing

Pinckney Detroit

(877) 300-1392 tritofinish.com

glasscitymarathon.org

(734) 929-9027 trailmarathon.com


2014 Event Calendar Sun, 4/27/14

Sun, 4/27/14 Running Fit Trail Marathon Run With Honor

5KR/W, 1MFR

50KR, 26.2MR, 5MR

Pinckney

(734) 929-9027 trailmarathon.com (734) 675-9960

runwithhonor.org

Sun, 4/27/14 Sun, 4/27/14 Sun, 4/27/14

Sky-Tri Why We Run Yellow Jacket Challenge 5K

Tri, relay, kids tri 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR, 1MW, kids runs

Ann Arbor Ionia Greenville

(734) 678-5045 (616) 527-5760 (616) 835-6269

epicraces.com/?event=sky-tri grymca.org yellowjacketchallenge.com

Tue, 4/29/14 Wed, 4/30/14 Wed, 4/30/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

5KR

Thu, 5/1/14 Fri, 5/2/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Hightail to Ale 5K Run

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

Royal Oak

Ann Arbor

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

Fri, 5/2/14 Fri, 5/2/14

Sat, 5/3/14

Mason State Bank 5K Saline/ Golden Triangle Meet of Champions

5KR/W, kids run track & field

Mason Saline

(517) 676-0500 (734) 649-2091

runningfoundation.com a2racemanagement.com

501 Running Club Group Run

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

Cinco De Mayo Families of SMA 5K Run, Walk and Roll Family Services and Children’s Aid 5K

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

Flint Lansing Jackson

(877) 300-1392 (517) 668-1810 (517) 787-7920

tritofinish.com/events/27 fsma.org fscarunforfun.org

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

Get Your Bearings 4 Hour Sprint Lansing Marathon Mayday 5K to Benefit MICATS

Brighton Lansing Grand Rapids

(231) 233-4736 (517) 303-6173 (616) 920-1666

infiterrasports.com lansingmarathon.com mayday5kgr.blogspot.com

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

MGA 5K Run/Walk Mississauga Marathon MOM Race for Mental Health

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

Harrrison Township Mississauga, ON Royal Oak

(248) 591-4419 (905) 949-1910 (248) 376-4666

mgadetroit-easternmi.org mississaugamarathon.com momrace.org

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

Monroe Rotary Superhero 5K Run/Walk PR Fitness Group Run Run for the Health of It

5KR/W 20MR, 10MR, 3MR 5KR/W, 1MFR/W

Monroe Ann Arbor Madison Heights

(734) 242-2408 monroesuperheroraces.weebly.com (313) 815-4513 prfitnessa2.com (248) 589-2294 www.madison-heights.org

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

Run With The Cops Not from Them Silver Trails Run Wild 5K / 10K St. Gerard 5K Run,Walk, Rok

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

Detroit Jeddo Lansing

(313) 719-6743 (810) 531-4090 (517) 668-8219

Sat, 5/3/14 Sat, 5/3/14

St. Joe Comet Crusade 5K The Troll

5KR/W, kids run 16.2MR, 10KR

St. Johns Ada

Sun, 5/4/14

Tulip Time Run

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run

Sun, 5/4/14

Burns Park Run

Cinco De Mayo Run

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

5KR, 1MR/W

Ann Arbor Detroit

(734) 945-8132 burnsparkrun.org

Sun, 5/4/14 Sun, 5/4/14 Sun, 5/4/14

Cinco de Mayo Run Walk Dash for Destiny 5K Run/Walk Flintstone Challenge

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

Sun, 5/4/14

Lansing Marathon

26.2M, 13.1M, 5K, Ekiden Relay

Thu, 5/1/14

Sat, 5/3/14

Sun, 5/4/14

501 Running Club Group Run

Brownstown

Kalamazoo Marathon /Borgess Run

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

Detroit

6MR, 5MR, 4MR, 3MR

(734) 929-9027 hightailtoale.com

Ann Arbor

Adventure, R/ B/ Canoe/ Orienteering 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W

(734) 657-0214 runningfit501.com

cometcrusade@gmail.com (616) 260-2669

Holland

detroitqfad.com runsilvertrails.com runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com oldfartsrunningclub.8k.com

(616) 396-4221

tuliptime.com

(313) 570-4803

detroitcincodemayo.org

Saginaw Birmingham Flint

(989) 992-9007 (248) 231-1255 (810) 447-0212

cincokrunsaginaw.com/ jlbham.org flintstonechallenge.org

Lansing

(517) 303-6173

26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M, kids Kalamazoo

(877) 255-2447

borgessrun.com lansingmarathon.com

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Sun, 5/4/14

Novi Half Marathon

13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M

Sun, 5/4/14

Mississauga Marathon

26.2 M, Relay, 13.1 M, 1MR

Sun, 5/4/14 Sun, 5/4/14 Mon, 5/5/14

S.A.V.E. A Life Woods and Water 5K Run/Walk or 5/18. Get Faster 5K/10K Training Segment

5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W, kids run 6 weeks training

Tue, 5/6/14 Wed, 5/7/14 Wed, 5/7/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

training

Thu, 5/8/14 Thu, 5/8/14

Novi

nas.rmm1@gmail.com novihalfmarathon.com

Mississauga, ON

(905) 949-2931

mississaugamarathon.com

Grosse Pointe Woods (313) 432-3200 signmeup.com/89761 Lansing (517) 543-5848 runningfoundation.com Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com

6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Run for a Cure 5K

5KR/W

Royal Oak Lansing

(248) 616-9665 (517) 420-3622

hansons-running.com playmakers.com

Fri, 5/9/14 Fri, 5/9/14 Fri, 5/9/14

Decamp Stampede Gier Park Fun Run Sports and Fitness Expo

5KR/W, kids run FR, kids run Expo

Fowlerville Lansing Grand Rapids

(517) 223-6075 (616) 040-9888

runningfoundation.com runsignup.com 53riverbankrun.com

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Berkley Run Bookin’ It For Your Library Bootlegger 5K

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

Berkley Ortonville Northville

(248) 506-8194 (248) 892-2762 (313) 304-0903

active.com brandonlibrary.org bootlegger5k.com/

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Breakthrough For Brain Tumors Carrollton Lions Club Walk/Run for the Blind 5K Child Advocacy 5K Run

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

Novi Carrollton Alma

(773) 577-8764 (989) 723-7261 (989) 463-1422

hope.abta.org carrolltonpublicschools.org linkforfamilies.org

Sat, 5/10/14

Fitness Is Life Fun Run

5KR/W, 1MR, kids run

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Heart & Sole Hermansville Hustle Hope Starts Here Challenge

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Nashville, IN Grand Rapids

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

danceswithdirt.com 53riverbankrun.com

25K, 10K, 5K, 2M, 13.1MB 5KR/W 13.1M, 10K, 5K, Duathlon

Chelsea Hermansville Marquette

(734) 475-4157 (906) 399-8775 umbtc@gmail.com

chelseaheartandsole.com uprrc.org hopestartshere.org

LCCA’s Run Against Drugs Mental Health 5K Mesick Mushroom River Run 5K

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

Howell Petoskey Mesick

(517) 545-5944 (231) 347-9605 (231) 357-1856

runningfoundation.com http://tiny.cc/yfnzax mesick-mushroomfest.org

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

NOCC Family Fun 3 Mile Color Run/Walk Paper Chase

3MR 5KR/W

(248) 520-3786 (517) 627-3938

noccmi.org info@inghambar.com

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

Sat, 5/10/14

Dances with Dirt - Gnaw Bone 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, relay Fifth Third River Bank Run 25KR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Westland

(734) 578-8439 milesformankind.com

PR Fitness Group Run 20MR, 10MR, 3MR Run for Recovery 5KR, 1MW Spring Snowman 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run - Tentative Date

Ann Arbor Port Huron Brighton

(313) 815-4513 prfitnessa2.com (810) 966-7830 scccmh.org/events/runforrecovery/ (810) 227-1015 erichartwellfoundation.com

Sat, 5/10/14 Sat, 5/10/14

St. Paul Spring Tune-Up Take a Breath for PH and Get Moving for MS

Flint Dewitt

Sat, 5/10/14

Washtenaw County Heart Walk/Heart 5K Run

5KR/W

Ypsilanti

(734) 678-5045

epicraces.com

Sat, 5/10/14

Weekend Warrior Marathon

Willow Duathlon

duathlon: 5KR/20KB/5KR

New Boston

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sun, 5/11/14 Tue, 5/13/14 Wed, 5/14/14

The Mother’s Day 5K Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

5KR training

Traverse City Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe

(231) 233-7227 (586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900

tctrackclub.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Wed, 5/14/14 Thu, 5/15/14 Thu, 5/15/14

PR Fitness Group Run 6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR Hansons Group Run - Thursdays MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships - 3 days track and field

Ann Arbor Royal Oak Athens OH

(313) 815-4513 (248) 616-9665

prfitnessa2.com hansons-running.com mac-sports.com

Fri, 5/16/14 Fri, 5/16/14

Advance Packaging 5000 YMCA Wyandotte River Run

Jackson Wyandotte

(517) 788-9800 (734) 282.9622

http://tiny.cc/3unzax everalracemgt.com

Sat, 5/10/14

Miles for Mankind

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

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 635-5055 jklschool.org/jklschool/site/default.asp

5KR/W 13.1M, 10K, 5K, Kids Run

Lake Orion East Lansing

(810) 487-0954 (517) 281-6197

gaultracemanagement. dewittracephms.com

26.2M, 13.2M, 10M, 12K, 5K, Kids Armada (586) 243-9813 weekendwarriormarathon.com

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

Sat, 5/17/14

AAA Race for Life

10KR, 5KR, 1MFW

Westland

(734) 335-0338 aaarace4life.com

Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Book’n Trilogy Bruce Clifton 5K Run Diamonds & Dirt Women’s Adventure Run

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run 10KR, 5KR, 1MFR 4MR, kids run

South Lyon Clarkston Rochester Hills

(248) 437-6431 (248) 625-7859 (248) 320-5705

bookntrilogy.com angelsplacerace.org jeffwatters.com

Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Fallen Heroes 5K Fenton Tiger Run Grosse Ile Duathlon

5KR/W/Wheel 5KR Du: 5KR/ 20KB/ 5KR

Corunna Fenton Grosse Ile

(989) 277-0769 (810) 591-2608 (231) 546-2229

fhmf.org fenton.k12.mi.us 3disciplines.com

Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Jenison Triathlon Komen Southwest Michigan Race for the Cure®

Tri: Sprint 5KR/W, 1 MFR

Jenison Kalamazoo

kevin@jenisontriathlon.com jenisontriathlon.com (877) 566-3679 komenswmichigan.org

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2014 Event Calendar Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Sat, 5/17/14

Midland Community Center’s Dow Run/Walk 10K, 5K, 1, kids run

Lory’s Place Run, Walk, Rock

5KR/W

10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR

Midland

(989) 832-7937 greatlakesgreatraces.com

St. Joseph

www.lorysplace.org

Sat, 5/17/14

New Balance Girls on the Run 5K Van Buren/ Cass Counties 5KR

Lawton

Sat, 5/17/14

Oaklawn Hospital Hospitality Classic PR Fitness Group Run

20MR, 10MR, 3MR

Ann Arbor

(313) 815-4513

prfitnessa2.com

Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Race and Remember Race2Grace Railroader 5K

5KR, 2MW 5KR/W, 1MR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run

Detroit Burton Durand

(313) 578-6268 (810) 625-4791 (989) 288-4080

active.com race2grace.com active.com

Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Run for the Ages Save the Manatee Run Snap Fitness Cops & Robbers 5K

5KR/W/Wheel 5KR, 2 MW, 1MR/W 5KR/W

Lansing Harrison Township Ionia

(57) 887-1440 (586) 783-6729 (517) 743-1495

tcoa.org savethemanatee5k.com ionia5k.com

Sat, 5/17/14

Tour De Crim

)810) 600-5788

crim.org/tourdecrim/

Sat, 5/17/14

Sat, 5/17/14

10MB Ride

Marshall

(800) 717-3812

(269) 789-8134 oaklawnhospital.org

(269) 621-3143 vbcassdhd.org/vbc/health-girlsontherun.htm

Flint

St. Peter Country Run

10KR, 5KR/W, Kids 1MR

St. Johns

(989) 224-3178

Walk & Wag and Run

5KR, 1MW

Ypsilanti

(734) 661-3536

hshv.org

Sun, 5/18/14 Sat, 5/17/14

Wesley Woods Annual 5K

5KR/W

Dowling

Sun, 5/18/14

Dragon Dash

5KR/W

Lake Orion

backtothebeachraces.com

Sun, 5/18/14 Sun, 5/18/14

Forte 5K Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan 5K

Great Lakes Bay Marathon and 13.1

5KR 10KR, 5KR, kids run

Beverly Hills Ypsilanti

26.2M & 13.1M R/W/Wheel Midland

westerlundarch@comcast.net race-mrm.com (734) 712-5640 girlsontherunsemi.org

Sun, 5/18/14 Sun, 5/18/14 Sun, 5/18/14

Livonia Stevenson Spartan 5K Fun Run Making Tracks for Celiacs Mid Michigan Girls on the Run 5K

South Lansing Kiwanis Wrong Way 5K Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 10KR

Livonia Grosse Pointe Shores Owosso

Sun, 5/18/14 Tue, 5/20/14

Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K

5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W 5KR, kids’ run

Cleveland, OH

Tue, 5/20/14 Wed, 5/21/14 Wed, 5/21/14

Millennium Park Run Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

6MR, 3MR/W, 1.5MR, Kids FR

Grand Rapids Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(616) 406-7441 (248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

grandrapidsrunningclub.org hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Wed, 5/21/14 Thu, 5/22/14 Thu, 5/22/14

Saline Middle School Hornet Relays Greater Kalamazoo Girls on the Run 5K Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

track & field 5KR/W

Saline Kalamazoo Royal Oak

(734) 649-2091 (269) 491-2663 (248) 616-9665

a2racemanagement.com girlsontherunkazoo.org hansons-running.com

Thu, 5/22/14 Thu, 5/22/14 Thu, 5/22/14

Kent County Girls on the Run Celebratory 5K Run NCAA D II Outdoor T&F Championships - 3 days NCAA D III Outdoor T&F Championships - 3 days

5KFR/W track and field track and field

Plainfield Township Allendale Delaware, OH

(616) 204-4267 (507) 646-3749 (920) 424-1034

kcgotr.org ncaa.com ncaa.com

Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14

Alma Highland Festival Series of Races Bay de Noc Home Run

Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14

Capitol Memorial Run 5K 5KR CHC Foundation 5K Run/Walk for Girls on the Run 5KR/W D.A.R.E. 5K/ 1 Mile Fun Run 5KR, 1MR

Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14

Grand Prix Shakedown Island Lake Triathlon - Spring

8KR/W, 1 MFR/W Tri: Olympic, Sprint

10KR, 5KR

Fruitport

(231) 865-3551 fruitportlions.com

Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14

K5K Kalamazoo 5K Lisa’s Run Mackinaw Memorial Bridge Race

5KR/W, kids run 5MR/W 6 MR

Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14 Sat, 5/24/14

PR Fitness Group Run Traverse City Track Club Bayshore Marathon Tri_Cities Family YMCA Kick Off to Summer 5K

Sat, 5/24/14 Sun, 5/25/14 Sun, 5/25/14 Sun, 5/25/14 Sun, 5/25/14

Two Rivers Meet Fallen Heroes Run Light Up the Sky Memorial 5K Run and Walk Seahorse Triathlon and Duathlon

Sun, 5/18/14

Sun, 5/18/14

Fri, 5/23/14

Sat, 5/24/14

Back to the Beach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W Shelby Twp.

runningfoundation.com

Striders Sunset Series

Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Run

5KR/W training

6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR

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

5KR

wesleywoodscamp.com/events/5kregistration.php (248) 391.0304, x303 oriontownship.org

(989) 832-7937 greatlakesgreatfitness.com

Holt Sterling Heights

Alma Escanaba

shsboosterclub.info celiacwalk.org gotrmidmichigan.org

(800) 467-3826 clevelandmarathon.com grlakery2k@yahoo.com runningfoundation.com (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

(989) 463-8979 almahighlandfestival.c (906) 786-1477 baydenochomerun.org (616) 261-9706

stridersrun.com

(517) 749-5647 (517) 279-5282 (231) 582-6611

runningfoundation.com www.chcbc.com

(888) 738-3261 (734) 845-7559

everalracemgt.com http://tiny.cc/jipzax

Kalamazoo Alpena Mackinaw City

(269) 978-2437 (989) 354-2378 (231) 436-5664

k5k.us thunderbaytrails.org mackinawcity.com

20MR, 10MR, 3MR 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 10KR 5KR/W, 1MFR/W

Ann Arbor Traverse City Grand Haven

(313) 815-4513 (231) 941-8118 (616) 842-7051

prfitnessa2.com bayshoremarathon.org tcfymca.org

15K, 10K, 5K, 1M, kids run 5KR 3MR/W 5KR, 1MW triathlon, duathlon

Elkhart, IN Lansing Presque Isle Walled Lake Climax

(574) 293-1683 stonesouppromotions.com prichfred@prodigy.net runningfoundation (989) 255-2302 lightupthesky5k.weebly.com (248) 624-4847 walledlakerun.org (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com

michiganrunner.net

Hudsonville 5K

(734) 748-4909 (586) 337-3699 (989) 723-6329

Lansing Coldwater Boyne City

Detroit Brighton

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Sun, 5/25/14 Mon, 5/26/14

Walled Lake Memorial Run & Fun Big Foot Challenge

5KR, 1MW 8KR, 5KR/W, kids’ run

Walled Lake Dansville

(248) 421-3344 (517) 899-5182

dan.williams@ez-groom.com dansvilleathleticboosters.com

Mon, 5/26/14 Mon, 5/26/14 Mon, 5/26/14

Cadillac Rotary Club Stride for Strive 5K City of Burton Memorial Day 5K Hubbardston Memorial Day 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR

Cadillac Burton Hubbardston

(231) 775-0657 (810) 516-9614 (989) 593-3073

portal.clubrunner.ca/1378 runburton.com hubbardston.org

Mon, 5/26/14 Mon, 5/26/14 Mon, 5/26/14

Lest They Be Foregotten Memorial Day 5K/10K Memorial Day Run Memorial Day Run/Walk

10KR, 5KR/W 8KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR/W

Webberville Grosse Ile Rapid River

(517) 749-7947 (734) 282-1101 (906) 474-9001

webbervilleschools.org/funrun/ totalrunner.com friendsofjoe.org

Mon, 5/26/14 Mon, 5/26/14 Tue, 5/27/14

Novi Memorial Day Run Run to Climax Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

10K, 5K, 1M, Elite Mile 7KR , 2MW training

Novi Climax Sterling Heights

(248) 974-8074 (269) 626-8611 (586) 323-9683

novimemorialdayrun.com msu.edu/~weessie2/climax/ hansons-running.com

Tue, 5/27/14 Wed, 5/28/14 Wed, 5/28/14

Larry Steeb Meet of Champions Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays PR Fitness Group Run

track & field

Dexter Grosse Pointe Ann Arbor

(734) 649-2091 (248) 693-9900 (313) 815-4513

a2racemanagement.com hansons-running.com prfitnessa2.com

Thu, 5/29/14 Thu, 5/29/14 Thu, 5/29/14

Greater Lansing Junior Honor Roll Track and Field Meet Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Swartz Creek Challenge 5KR/W

Okemos Royal Oak Swartz Creek

(517) 648-1775 (248) 616-9665 (810) 487-0954

playmakers.com hansons-running.com riverbendstriders.com

Fri, 5/30/14 Fri, 5/30/14

GOTR of Ottawa/Allegan County Celebration 5K 5KR/W NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Preliminary Round - 2 days track and field

Allendale Jacksonville, FL

(616) 494-1719 (502) 852-5151

gotroac.org ncaasports.com

runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com

6MR, 6MR, 4MR, 3MR

Sat, 5/31/14

Birch Run Charity Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1KFR

Birch Run

(877) 300-1392 tritofinish.com

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

Celebrate Downtown Okemos 5K Run/Walk Charyl’s Run2BFit

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

Okemos Brighton

(517) 853-4616 (810) 632-4778

Sat, 5/31/14

Sat, 5/31/14

Dexter-Ann Arbor Kids Run

kids runs

Dodge Park SOS 5K and 1 Mile Run

5KR, 1MR/W

Ann Arbor

Sterling Heights

(248) 396-4936 dexterannarborrun.com (586) 446-2700

sterling-heights.net

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

Double Time Triathlon Duathlon Aquabike Hawk Island Spring Kids Triathlon

Tri, Du, Aquabike Kids Triathlon

Vicksburg Lansing

(269) 978-2437 (517) 374-5700

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

Infiterra Sports Spring Fury Sprint Race MHSAA T&F Finals, LP, Division 1 MHSAA T&F Finals, LP, Division 2

12 or 6 hour adventure race track & field meet track & field meet

Middleville tbd tbd

(231) 233-4736 www.infiterrasports.com mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysTrackField.aspx mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysTrackField.aspx

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

MHSAA T&F Finals, LP, Division 3 MHSAA T&F Finals, LP, Division 4 MHSAA T&Fd Finals, UP

track & field meet track & field meet track & field meet

tbd tbd Kingsford

mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysTrackField.aspx mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysTrackField.aspx mhsaa.com/Sports/BoysTrackField.aspx

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

Miles for Mia 5K Memorial Run/Walk Miles for Missions Run / Walk Oak Apple Run

10KR, 5KR/W 4MR, 2MR/W 10KR, 2MR, kids run

Brighton Jackson Royal Oak

(586) 413-1400 (517) 914-3181 (248) 541-4502

milesformia.org miles-for-missions.org oakapplerun.org

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14

PR Fitness Group Run Rainbow Run 5K Sparrow Michigan Mile

20MR, 10MR, 3MR 5KR/W, 2KR/W 1 MR for kids 13 and under

Ann Arbor Ferndale Lansing

(313) 815-4513 (248) 542-2160 (517) 364-8141

prfitnessa2.com rainbow-run.com sparrow.org/michiganmile

Sat, 5/31/14 Sat, 5/31/14 Sun, 6/1/14

The Arc Stroll, Roll & 5K Run/Walk Tri Greenville Adult Sprint and Youth Triathlon 4th and 1 5K Run/Walk

5KR/W Tri: Sprint, kids tri; Du 5KR/W

Midland Greenville Lansing

(989) 631-4439 (616) 754-8887 (517) 896-9888

thearcofmidland.org trigreenville.com www.4thand1.org

Sun, 6/1/14 Sun, 6/1/14

Dexter to Ann Arbor Run

Hawk Island Sprint Triathlon

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

Tri: 400 meter S/ 16KB/ 5KR

Ann Arbor Lansing

(248) 396-4936 dxa2.com

Sun, 6/1/14 Sun, 6/1/14 Sun, 6/1/14

Holly Recreation Triathlon/ Duathlon Hot Pursuit Men’s Triathlon Milan’s Miracle Run 8K and 5K Walk

tri: olympic, sprint; du, relays Tri: Olympic, Sprint 8KR, 5KR/W, 3KW, kids run

Holly Monroe Walker

Sun, 6/1/14 Sun, 6/1/14 Tue, 6/3/14

USA 50 Mile Trail Championships Yankee Springs Trail Run Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

50MR Ithaca, NY 52.4MR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR Middleville training Sterling Heights

Wed, 6/4/14 Thu, 6/5/14 Thu, 6/5/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Diplodash Ice Cream Bash Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

5KR/W, kids run

Fri, 6/6/14 Fri, 6/6/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Cipriano Classic 5K Fun Run/Walk South Church Family Fitness 5K 3 Disciplines Redneck Rush

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

Sun, 6/1/14

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Sarnia, ON

doubletimetri.com www.hawk-i-tri.com

(519) 336-9622

http://tiny.cc/tcqzax

(517) 374-5700

www.hawk-i-tri.com

(877) 300-1392 (231) 546-2229 dbostian@live.com

tritofinish.com/events/28 3disciplines.com milansmiraclefund.org

(616) 706-6308 (586) 323-9683

usatf.org yankeespringstrailrun.com hansons-running.com

Grosse Pointe Flint Royal Oak

(248) 693-9900 (810) 487-0954 (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com riverbendstriders.com hansons-running.com

Farmington Lansing Alpena

(248) 553-4020 (517) 322-2000 (231) 546-2229

everalracemgt.com southlife.org/5k 3disciplines.com


2014 Event Calendar Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Ally Brunk Memorial 5K Baraga County Lake Trout Festival Camp Geneva Youth Triathlon

5KR/W Potterville 13.1MR, 8MR, 5KR/W, 22-32MB L’Anse Kids tri Holland

(517) 627-3715 (906) 524-2200 (616) 399-3150

runningfoundation.com baragacounty.org campgeneva.org

Sat, 6/7/14

Flirt with Dirt

Gladstone Grappler Huntington Reeds Lake Run

5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W

Gladstone Grand Rapids

(906) 399-8775 (616) 949-1750

ssansville@ncajets.org eastgr.org

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Sat, 6/7/14

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s Walkathon & 5K Run Kalamazoo Mud Run

Kona Run

5KR/W 5K adventure

St. Clair Shores Kalamazoo

(248) 433-1011 (269) 343-4522

parkinsonsmi.org kalamazoomudrun.com

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Mackinac Island Lilac Festival 10K Run and Walk Miles4Meals

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

Ludington Mackinac Island Milford

(231) 357-8867 (810) 487-0954

ludingtonlakestride.com www.runmackinac.com miles4meals.org

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Open Water Practice Swim Run for a Wish 5K Running for a Cause, Team Triple Threat

choose distance 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR/W

Gregory Macomb Alpena

(734) 678-5045 (248) 321-9813 (989) 379-3711

epicraces.com runforawish5k.com thunderbaytrails.org

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Sacred Heart’s Run for the Unborn SHS 5K Spear-It 5K Run/Walk

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

Grosse Ile (734) 676-1378 pohara@sacredheartgi.com Hudson shs5k@sacredhearthudson.org sacredhearthudson.org/shs-5k.html Mears (231) 861-4028 nationalasparagusfestival.org

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Sprint & Splash at Lake St. Clair St. Joseph Parish 5K Run/2 Mile Walk Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®

5KR/ kayak, 5K, paddleboard 5KR, 2MW 5KR/W, 1MFR

Harrison Township (586) 469-5285 sprintandsplash.com Pewamo (989) 981-6656 pewamo5k.tripod.com Detroit (248) 304-2083 karmanoscancer.org/KomenDetroit/

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

Tri-for-Life Race for Chase 10KR, 5KR/W, kids run Visiting Nurse Association & Blue Water Hospice River Run 10KR, 5KR/W We Got Your Six 5K 5KR/W, kids run

Sat, 6/7/14 Sun, 6/8/14

Sun, 6/8/14

YMCA Curwood Festival Run Big Fish Triathlon

Dansville Aggie Duathlon & 5K

Sun, 6/8/14 Sun, 6/8/14 Sun, 6/8/14

Sat, 6/7/14 Sat, 6/7/14

10KR, 5KR

Novi

10M, 10K, 5K, Kids Run

Northville

Millington Marysville Caro

(734) 929-9027 runflirt.com

(248) 345-6168 konarun.com

(989) 213-5714 (810) 984-4131 (989) 551-2185

donatelifetriathlon.com www.vnabwh.com wegotyoursix5k.com

13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W, kids’ run Owosso Triathlon, Duathlon, 5KR Hadley Township

5KR, Duathlon:

Dansville

(989) 725-8136 (231) 546-2229

runsignup.com 3disciplines.com

Family Adventure Day 5K, 10K, & 2 Mile Walk Grand Rapids Triathlon Grizzlyman Ann Arbor Triathlon

10KR, 5KR, 2MW Tri: sprint, olympic or 1/2 iron Tri: sprint, mini-sprint, du

Royal Oak Ada Pinckney

(248) 595-8526 (616) 805-3059 (734) 678-5045

scleroderma.org/michigan grandrapidstriathlon.com epicraces.com

Sun, 6/8/14 Sun, 6/8/14 Sun, 6/8/14

I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s Walkathon & 5K Run Sole Sisters 5K Run/Walk Summer Fun & Run

5KR, variable W 5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run

Northville Okemos DeWitt

(248) 433-1011 (517) 899-5211 (517) 827-9660

www.parkinsonsmi.org runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com

Tue, 6/10/14 Tue, 6/10/14 Tue, 6/10/14 Wed, 6/11/14

Ann Arbor Track Club Summer Mini Track Meet Comstock Park HS 10K Relay Run Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays BPRC Retro Run

100, 200, 400, 800, 3200m, 1 Mile Ann Arbor 6MR, 3MR, 1.5MR, 2 person teamsGrand Rapids training Sterling Heights 5KR Ionia

(734) 769-9105 (616) 887-7203 (586) 323-9683

aatrackclub.org/races grandrapidsrunningclub.org hansons-running.com runsignup.com

Wed, 6/11/14 Wed, 6/11/14 Wed, 6/11/14

Couch to 5K Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track and Field Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

10 weeks training track meet-all comers

Wed, 6/11/14 Thu, 6/12/14 Thu, 6/12/14

NCAA DI Outdoor T&F Championships - 4 days Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Kids at Custer Triathlon

track and field

Thu, 6/12/14 Fri, 6/13/14 Fri, 6/13/14

(517) 589-5252 dansvillerunning.com

Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com Grand Ledge (517) 648-1775 playmakers.com Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

kids tri

Eugene, OR Royal Oak Augusta

(541) 346-4461 (248) 616-9665 (269) 978-2437

Strides for Life 100 Mile Run - 4 days Alpha 5K Kids’ Klassic & Pump ‘n Run Life

25MR, 50MR, 75MR, 100MR 5KR 1KFR, 2KR, weight lifting

Holland Norton Shores Kalamazoo

(616) 551-4027 stridesforlife.com friday5k@live.com sites.google.com/site/fnfm5k/ (269) 270-5641 kalamazooklassic.org

Fri, 6/13/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

Run for Los Ninos Riverview Church Alex’s Duck Duck Run Art & Orchard Festival Fun Run

5KR/W 5KR/W, 1KR 15KR, 10KR, 5KR

Holt St. Joseph Washington Twp.

(517) 749-0320 runningfoundation.com duckduckrun@gmail.com alexsduckduckrun.com (586) 53100788 rwbparksrec.org

Sat, 6/14/14

Brian Diemer Family of Races

Sat, 6/14/14

Sat, 6/14/14

Sat, 6/14/14

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

ncaa.com hansons-running.com kidsatcuster.com

5K, 1M, kids’ runs Cutlerville/ Grand Rapids (616) 295-1073

diemerrun.com

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour

25MB, 50MB, 75MB, 100MB

Mackinaw City

(231) 436-5574

mackinawchamber.com

Camelback Run

10KR, 5KR

Fremont, OH

(419) 355-0402

FremontEliteRunnersClub.com

Canton Liberty Run

Cereal City Classic Casnovia Old School 5K

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

5KR/W

michiganrunner.net

Canton

Battle Creek

Casnovia

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(734) 929-9027

cantonlibertyrun.com

(269) 963-9622 runcalhoun.org

(616) 520-1081 michianatiming.com/registration

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Sat, 6/14/14

Conserve School Trail Run

20KR, 5KR

Land O’Lakes, WI

greatlakesendurance.com

Cheesetown Challenge

5 MR, 2 MR/W, kids run

Sat, 6/14/14

Dirty Dash Detroit

3MR

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

Dirty Feat Adventure Race Adventure race: B/canoeing/R Formula One Motor City Tri: sprint, olympic, aquabike Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race - Lake Michigan Edition 5 hour adventure race

Lansing Detroit Norton Shores

(517) 281-9516 (231) 546-2229 (616) 460-9331

dirtyfeat.org 3disciplines.com grUrbanAdventureRace.com

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

Hartford Strawberry Run Higgins Lake Sunrise Run Joana’s Miles Trail Run & Walk

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR 13.1MR/Wheel, 10K, 5K, 1MR 5KR/W, 1MR

Hartford Roscommon Saginaw

(269) 621-3651 (989) 745-1426 bawilso2@svsu.edu

hartfordmichigan.com roscommonrotary.com

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

Joshua Spalsbury Memorial Comet Chase 5K Kalamazoo Klassic Legs for Legacy

5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR

Grand Ledge Kalamazoo Jackson

(517) 627-2034 (269) 270-5641 (517) 787-1321

runningfoundation.com kalamazooklassic.org runningfoundation.com

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

Michigan Zombie Run Midland Young Life 5K Race Muddy Watters Trail Series

4.5MR 5KR/W 4.5MR, kids run

Birch Run Midland Rochester Hills

(810) 869-4022 (989) 513-3964 (248) 320-5705

michiganzombierun.com midlandyl.younglife.org www.jeffwatters.com

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

North Country Trail Relay Run 2 Read Run 4 a Cause

75.6 M relay, 6 runners, 15 legs 10KR, 5KR/W 5KR, 1.5MR

Brethren Shelby Township Ada

(616) 298-3520 (586) 286-2750 (616) 957-8188

nctrelay.org r2read.com run4acauseada.com

Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14 Sat, 6/14/14

USAT Mideast Regional Triathlon Championships Valley Rally 5K Whitefish Point Marathon

tri: Olympic, du, aquabike 5KR/W 26.2MR

Grass Lake Nashville Paradise

(419) 829-2398 (517) 852-9275 (906) 492-3412

epicraces.com runningfoundation.com whitefishpointmarathon.org

Sun, 6/15/14 Sun, 6/15/14 Sun, 6/15/14

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Father’s Day Run 4 Trails Motor City Triathlon

Ride across the “Mighty Mac” 5KR tri: olympic, sprint

Mackinaw City Fort Wayne, IN Detroit

(231) 436-5574 (260) 436-4824 (231) 546-2229

mackinawchamber.com veepraces.com 3disciplines.com

Sun, 6/15/14 Sun, 6/15/14

Run for the Ribbon 5K for Prostate Care Awareness STVCC Run for Refugees

5KR/W 5KR

Huntington Woods Lansing

(586) 443-4272 (517) 323-4734

miurunfortheribbon.org stvcc.org

Sun, 6/15/14 Mon, 6/16/14 Tue, 6/17/14

Yooper Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon Get Faster 5K/10K Training Segment Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

Triathlon, Duathlon 6 weeks training training

Wed, 6/18/14 Wed, 6/18/14 Wed, 6/18/14

Flushing Evening 5k Run/Walk Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track and Field Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

5KR/W track meet-all comers

Wed, 6/18/14 Thu, 6/19/14

Twilight Run DeGraaf Nature Center Trail Trot 5K

5KR/W 5KR, 1MR

Lansing Holland

Thu, 6/19/14 Fri, 6/20/14 Sat, 6/21/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays The Capitol Mile and 5K Antioch’s Get Healthy Now 5K Run/Walk

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

Royal Oak Lansing Lansing

Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14

Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase Charlevoix Marathon

Beat the Grandma 5K Age/Gender Graded Race

5KR

Grand Rapids

Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14

Clothing Optional Run Dash & Dine 5K Run/Walk DuckNDodge 5K Race

5KR, 2MW 5KR/W 5KR, kids run

Union City Milford Grand Junction

(866) 321-4710 turtle-lake.com (313) 410-1227 deightonchristianfund.org bporter@kcconline.org duckndodge.com

Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14

First Try Triathlon Glen Arbor Solstice Half Marathon & 5K Mark Mellon Triathlon & Duathlon

tri: 300ydS/ 9.1MB/ 2MR 13.1MR, 5KRW tri: olympic, sprint, 5K, relay

Linden Glen Arbor Gaylord

(248) 910-0763 (231) 715-1406 (989) 858-5240

http://tiny.cc/qxszax enduranceevolution.com www.markmellontri.com

Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14

Portland St. Patrick Parish Festival 5K Run Potter Park Zoo Wild One Children’s Mile Red Cedar 5K

5KR/W kids 1MR 5K/W

Portland Lansing Williamston

(517) 927-2226 (517) 702-4733 (517) 256-3656

runningfoundation.com potterparkzoo.org/W1M runningfoundation.com

Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sat, 6/21/14 Sun, 6/22/14 Sun, 6/22/14 Sun, 6/22/14

Splash of Purple, Dash of Gold 5K Color Run Summer Solstice 5K Fun Run West Michigan Mudventure 5K Xtreme Muck Ruck Matt Frankfurth Inaugural Memorial 5K Fun Run Tri Goddess Tri Twin Lake 5K

5KR 5KR 5KR 7MR, 4MR, 2MR, kids run

Bronson (517) 369-3230 Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-8109 Grandville MudVenture5K@gmail.com Copemish support@xtrememuckruck.com Waterford (248) 623-6352 Grass Lake (734) 678-5045 Twin Lake (404) 384-4488

Sun, 6/15/14

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Mt. Morris

Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run 10K, 5K, 1 M, Triple, Kids Runs

Wed, 6/18/14 Triceratops Triathlon & Kids’s Clinic

Sat, 6/21/14

Pinconning

(715) 701-0360

Sat, 6/14/14

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Plymouth

(734) 455-2904 ymcadetroit.org/plymouth

Hancock (906) 370-3207 YooperTri.com Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com Sterling Heights (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

5KR/W 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K

Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike 5KR

michiganrunner.tv

cheesetownraces.com

marym@roundhouseracing.com thedirtydash.com

Flushing Grand Ledge Grosse Pointe

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

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(989) 879-5617

Battle Creek Charlevoix

(810) 487-0954 (517) 627-9076 (248) 693-9900

riverbendstriders.com playmakers.com hansons-running.com

(734) 929-9027 runtrextri.com

(517) 702-0226 runningfoundation.com (616) 355-1057 cityofholland.com/degraafnaturecenter (248) 616-9665 (517) 487-6555 (517) 327-0967

hansons-running.com capitolbancorp5k.com runningfoundation.com

(269) 979-1351 binderparkzoo.org (248) 921-2720 charlevoixmarathon.com (616) 260-2669

beatthegrandma.mysite.com

kieliszk@branch-isd.org summersolstice5k.org mudventure5k.com xtrememuckruck.com goracego.com epicraces.com runningfoundation.com


In This Issue March / April 2014 Publisher and Chief Executive Officer

Art McCafferty artmccaf@glsp.com Scott Sullivan scott@glsp.com Editor

Jennie McCafferty jennie@glsp.com Associate Publisher

Dave Foley Mike Duff

Online: Photo Gallery

Gary Morgan Jim Neff Bob Schwartz Bob Seif Nick Stanko Anthony Targan Kacey Tulley Cregg Weinmann Pamela Zinkosky Michael Zuidema Composer

Carter Sherline

Paul Aufdemberge Desiree Davila Ian Forsyth Tom Henderson Scott Hubbard Herb Lindsay Laurel Park Robin Sarris Hallop Rachael Steil Columnists

Tracey Cohen Jeff Hollobaugh Dean Johnson Bill Kahn William Kalmar Dr. Edward H. Kozloff Doug Kurtis Grant Lofdahl Ron Marinucci Riley McLincha Charles D. McEwen

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Brooksie Way Chill at the Mill

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Peter Draugalis Pamela Fender Sarah Greene Tony Handlin Heather Dyc Hanks Gary Morgan Victah Sailer Donna Shields

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Chief Financial Officer

Cheryl Clark

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Great Lakes Sports

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Photo / Video

Senior Photographer

Winterlaufe 8K

Rose Zylstra

Social Media Editor

Editors Emeritus

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Vol. 36, No. 1

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Epic Races Flash Mob

Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

New Balance Games, New York City

Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Rock ‘n’ Roll, Arizona

Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Boston Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Ann Arbor Track Club Winter Track Meet

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Eastern Michigan Holiday Classic

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Bumper Run

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Eastern Michigan Triangular Invite

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Jingle Bell Run / Walk, Northville

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Dashing Through the Snow

Photo by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Super Bowl 5K

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Simmons Harvey Invitational

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Rock the Clock 5K

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Riverview Winterfest

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

14-15 Michigan Indoor Track Series About the cover:

Peggy McQueen of Leonard has reason to smile; she finished first master and second female in the Brooksie Way Chill at the Mill, Rochester, Michigan, January 26, 2014. Photo by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014


Winterlaufe 8K, Frankenmuth, February 1, 2014

Dietrich Bronner of Frankenmuth honors the Bavarian theme and finishes ninth overall, 34:50.

Angela Kasten of Davision won the women’s race in 35:26.

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Brad Vincent of Ray was first to finish the 8K race in 29:54.

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Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

David Wedding of Bridgeport (bib no. 471) leads a pack through the Winterlaufe’s winter wonderland course.

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

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Brooksie Way Chill at the Mill 5K, Rochester, January 26, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Zach Poulton of Birmingham won the 5K run in 18:02.

John Williams (bib 480) of Sterling Heights and Natasha Petitt (bib 142) of North Branch round a curve near the finish of the 5K run.

Epic Races Flash Mob 5K, Ann Arbor, January 1, 2014

It’s a party hat for Craig Bitter (bib 214) as he celebrates the new year with a race. 4

Heidi (bib 228) and Meg (bib 229) Wegmueller run with matching hats and matching smiles.

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

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Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Rocio Arribas makes a statement with his hair (or is it his hat?) during the 5K run.


Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona

New Balance Games, New York City, January 24-25, 2014

Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Photo by Victah Sailer

Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Nicole Bush, ninth, 1 Mile Run, 4:38:25.

Kimberly Peterson was 1st master & 5th female at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona marathon, 3:04:59, January 19, 2014.

Nicole Sifuentes, second, 1 Mile Run, 4:29:40.

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Boston, Feb. 8, 2014

Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Wonder what got the attention of these officials at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, February 8, 2013.

Nick Willis won the New Balance Men’s Mile in 3:57:41, one of five who ran sub-4:00 minutes miles.

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Ann Arbor Track Club Winter Track Meet, December 10, 2013

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Josie Yesmunt (bib 3705) got the win in the 60 meter dash with 7.97. Aazhenii Nye (bib 3680 was second in 8:15 and Madison Arnouts (bib 3679) was third, 8.25.

Kyle Monagle (bib 3772) won the mile in 4:51. Matthew Leduc (bib 3713) took third and Rob Raux was second.

Eastern Michigan Holiday Classic, Ypsilanti, December 6, 2013

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Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Fourteen women start the mile. University of Michigan alum, Rebecca Addison, far right, won the event in 4:46.23.

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Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014


Bumper Run, Shelby Township, February 8, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Kelly Gries won the women’s 6 mile race in 37:02.

Don Richmond sets up the course for the 20th Annual Bumper Run. The free run celebrates Don’s surviving a collision with a truck during a training run.

The Gries family swept the titles. Jon Gries (bib 1151) eventually won the men’s race in Stony Creek Metropark. Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

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Eastern Michigan Triangular Invite, Ypsilanti, January 10, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Left & above: Max Babits’ jump of 17 feet 9 inches set an Eastern Michigan school record and was nearly 3 feet higher than Dylan Stites’ second place jump of 14’ 11”.

Cameron Bolton gets ready for the start of the 200 meter dash. He won with 21.66. 8

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

Freshman Sammy Mondry of Oakland University won the 3,000 meter run in 10:31.


Jingle Bell Run/ Walk for Arthritis, Northville, December 7, 2013

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Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Olivia McLaughlin (bib 1384) of Canton leads a festive pack to the finish.

Avery Fenchel (bib 1175) and Hannah Longeran, both of Novi, finish the 5K.

Ovidiu Olteanu is the winner as well as the first master, 16:20 for the 5K run.

Dashing Through the Snow, Fowlerville, December 7, 2013

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Runners start at 4:00 pm before the “Christmas in the ‘Ville” parade. Winner with bib no. 9 (second from right) was Tyler Burkhardt.

Christmas lights have come on as winner Abbey Highland finishes.

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Super

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Bowl 5K, Okemos, February 2, 2014


Simmons Harvey Invitational, Ann Arbor, January 18, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Olympian Jeff Porter (blue singlet) set a facility record while winning the 60 meter hurdles in 7.68. He also won the 60 meter dash.

Women start the one mile race. Megan Wechsler of Michigan won in 4:54. 12

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

Jeffrey Sattler won the Kris Eggle Memorial Race Mile Run in 4:15. Teammate Nathan Carr was second in 4:16.


Rock the Clock 5K, Plymouth, December 29, 2013

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Audrey Belf of Bloomfield Hills was the women’s winner in 18:30.

Alex Townsend (bib 377) of Farmington gets out to an early lead. Alex would win in 16:27.

Riverview Winterfest 4 Mile, Riverview, February 9, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Scott Smith of Warren takes first in 25:07.

Maggie Pawelczyk of Wyandott won in 29:13. Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

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Michigan Indoor Track Series, Ann Arbor, January 9, 2014

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Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

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Jesse Hersha (right, green singlet) beat Nick Schmidt by less than a second to win the 3200 meter run (9:37.16). Jesse also won the 1600 meter run.

Allyson Goff, running for the Elitie Performance team, won the girls 60 meter hurdles. 14

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

Natalie Monroe won the 3200 in 11:42 and also was first in the 1600.


Michigan Indoor Track Series, Ann Arbor, January 23, 2014

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© Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios

The Motor City Track Club won the boys 4 x 200 meter relay in 1:32.75.

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The winning New Breed team makes the exchange in the 4 x 200 meter relay.

Jordan Love (center, “JL” on shirt) won the 60 meter dash with 6.92. Eli Minor (left) of the Motor City Track Club was right behind in 6.94. Love also won the 200 meter dash.

Michigan Runner Photo Gallery - March / April 2014

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2014 Event Calendar Sun, 6/22/14 Tue, 6/24/14 Tue, 6/24/14

Waterfall Trail Runs Blue Water Half Marathon and 5K Grand Rapids Adventure Race - Epic Edition

10KR, 5KR 13.1MR, 5KR Adventure Race

Lagro, IN Port Huron Norton Shores

(260) 436-4824 (810) 987-6400 (616) 460-9331

veepraces.com bluewaterymca.com/runs/ grurbanadventurerace.com

Tue, 6/24/14 Tue, 6/24/14 Tue, 6/24/14

Grandville High School Track Meet Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays USA Youth Outdoor T&F Championships - 6 days

100, 400, 800m, 1MR, 2MW training track & field meet

Grandville Sterling Heights tbd

(616) 250-4309 (586) 323-9683

grandrapidsrunningclub.org hansons-running.com usatf.org

Tue, 6/24/14 Tue, 6/24/14 Wed, 6/25/14

World Youth T&F Trials - 6 days Zeeland Zoom Grand Ledge Summer Recreation T&F

track & field meet 5KR/W track meet-all comers

tbd Zeeland Grand Ledge

Wed, 6/25/14 Thu, 6/26/14 Thu, 6/26/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays USA Outdoor T&F Championships - 4 days

(248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

track and field meet

Grosse Pointe Royal Oak tbd

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com usatf.org

Fri, 6/27/14 Fri, 6/27/14 Fri, 6/27/14

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race Series #1 Relay for Life 5K - 2 days Striders Sunset Series

3 MR 5KR/W 5KR

Sterling Heights Lansing Grand Rapids

(586) 323-9683 (517) 664-1423 (616) 261-9706

hansons-running.com relayforlife.org/lansingmi stridersrun.com

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Caledonia Kilt Klassic 5K Concord Classic 5K Run/Walk Eye Care Do You?

5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, Kid’s Run 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W

Caledonia Concord Oscoda

(616) 406-9766 (517) 524-6995 (517) 887-6640

kiltklassic.com runjackson.org/concord-classic/ lmsf.net

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Gull Lake Triathlon Duathlon Aquabike Lions Michigan Foundation Half Marathon Live Like Andi Run for Your Hero

tri: olympic, sprint; du; aquabike 13.1M, 5M, 3M, 2.5M 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Hickory Corners Oscoda Novi

(269) 978-2437 (571) 887-6640 (248) 789-4259

gulllaketriathlon.com lmsf.net livelikeandi.org

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Long Lake Festival Triathlon Lumberman Triathlon Max’s Race

Tri: paddle/bike/run Triathlon, Duathlon 5KR/W, kids run

Alpena Cadillac East Lansing

(989) 354-7314 (231) 546-2229 (517) 204-3257

jgentry@first-federal.com 3disciplines.com maxsrace.com

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Ribbon Run 5K Race Run/Walk BOOM!!!

5KR/W, 1MW 5KR/W, 1MR/W

Bad Axe Huntington Woods

(989) 550-0005 (248) 541-3030

guilterlap@yahoo.com runwalkboom.com

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

St Clair Rotary Artful Dodger 5K St. John Spray Park 5K

5KR 5KR

St. Clair St. Johns

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Summer Racing Series The Kick Memorial Run Third Coast Relay - 2 days

10KR/W 10KR, 5KR, kids run 206M relay

Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14 Sat, 6/28/14

Trailblazer 5K Whitmore Lake Races Wolverine Wildcat 5K

Sun, 6/29/14 Sun, 6/29/14 Sun, 6/29/14

Sat, 6/28/14

Sat, 6/28/14

Open Door Julie Run/Walk

5KR/W

usatf.org feelthezeel.com playmakers.com

(616) 748-5906 (517) 627-9076

Commerce Twp. (248) 360-2930 opendooroutreachcenter.com

(989) 907-8223

stmarysofmichigan.org

Edmore Hillsdale Holland

(989) 427-4348 (269) 352-7556 (734) 845-7559

galesgym.com runningfoundation.com www.ThirdCoastRelay.com

5KR/W 10K, 5K, Splash ‘n dash 5KR/W

Saginaw Whitmore Lake Wolverine

(989) 781-0150 (734) 449-8655 (231) 238-8930

thomastwp.org/parks everalracemgt.com drunner@racc2000.com

Anyone Can Tri Clawson Freedom Run Hansons Group Run

Triathlon, Duathlon 5KR/W, 1MR training

Mount Clemens Clawson Lake Orion

(231) 546-2229 (248) 435-4232 (248) 616-9665

3disciplines.com clawsonruns.com hansons-running.com

Sun, 6/29/14 Mon, 6/30/14 Mon, 6/30/14

UP Northwoods Triathlon Detroit Free Press Full Marathon Training Program Detroit Free Press Full Marathon Training Program

tri: olympic, sprint, kids training training

Iron Mountain Shelby Twp. Rochester Hills

(906) 774-4076 ddymca.com/Triathlon.html (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training

Mon, 6/30/14 Mon, 6/30/14 Tue, 7/1/14

Detroit Free Press Full Marathon Training Program Detroit Free Press Full Marathon Training Program Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training training training

Troy Canton Sterling Heights

(586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

Wed, 7/2/14 Thu, 7/3/14 Thu, 7/3/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Reeds Lake Trail Blazer

training 4.5MR/W

Grosse Pointe Royal Oak East Grand Rapids

(248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665 (616) 949-2110

Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14

Boyne City Independence Day Run Dorks Brothers Independence Day Run

10KR, 2 MR/W 5KR/W, 1MR

Boyne City Alpena

(231) 622-3373 (989) 354-7314

Fri, 7/4/14

Firecracker 5K

Fri, 7/4/14

Fri, 7/4/14

Fri, 7/4/14

St. Mary’s of Michigan Bee Healthy for Life Run/Walk 10KR, 5KR/W Saginaw

(810) 329-6600 stclairchamber.com (989) 224-8944 cityofsaintjohnsmi.com/spray-park/

Ann Arbor Firecracker 5K

5KR/W, kids run 5KR

Ann Arbor Beulah

Evart Chamber of Commerce Fourth of July 5K

5KR/W

Evart

Greatest 4th in the North

10KR, 5KR/W, FR

Lake City

michiganrunner.net

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hansons-running.com hansons-running.com reedslaketrailblazer.com

(734) 213-1033

a2firecracker5k.com

(231) 930-4222

clcba.org

runboyne@charter.net thunderbaytrails.org

(574) 312-0913 evartjuly4th5kwalkrun.weebly.com (231) 839-2280

rob030@charter.net

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Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14

Hadley Run Hanover Firecracker Run/Walk Hungry Duck Run

5KR/W 5 MR, 5KW, kids run 13.1MR, 5KR, kids fun run

Hadley Hanover Brighton

Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14

Mayor’s Independence Day 5K Run Paul Revere Run Ryan Shay Midsummer Night Run

5KR 10MR, 3MR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Oak Park Harbor Springs Central Lake

(248) 691-7555 (231) 526-2059 (231) 544-2815

www.oakpark-mi.com emk@ahtech.com ryanshay.org

Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14 Fri, 7/4/14

Smile Through the Miles T-Rex Trail 10-Miler USA 10K Championships

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

Johannesburg Lowell Atlanta, GA

(989) 858-5240 (616) 260-2669

Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14

Bostwick Lake Triathlon Coach Kelly Races

Tri: .4MS/ 14MB/ 3MR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Rockford St. Louis

(989) 860-3388

smilethroughthemiles.com www.trextenmiler.8k.com isatf.org

(616) 821-9862 (989) 330-2430

volkslaufe.org

Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14

Duo at the Ledge Fannie “A” Open Water Challenge Hills & Dales Freedom Festival 5K/8K

13.1MR, 5KR/W, kids run 23M rowing, paddling 8KR, 5KR/W

Grand Ledge Alpena Cass City

(517) 627-2735 (989) 354-7314 (989) 872-2084

runningfoundation.com thunderbaytrails.org hdghrehab.com

Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14

Kenya Dig It? 5K & 10K and 2 Mile Walk L.A.S.S.I, 5K Run/Walk Over the Top Xtreme 5K

5KR, 2MW 5KR/W 5KR

Tecumseh Pentwater Gaylord

(517) 423-3676 (231) 869-4730 (231) 546-2229

kenyadigit.org lassiloop5k.com 3disciplines.com

Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14 Sat, 7/5/14

Paddleboard Races - Rotary Island Pickerel Run USA Junior Outdoor T&F Championships - 2 days

2M & 4M paddleboard Alpena 6.7MR/wheel, 5K, 1MR, kids run Algonac track and field meet TBD

(989) 354-7314 (248) 840-9711

thunderbaytrails.org pickerelrun.com usatf.org

Sun, 7/6/14 Sun, 7/6/14

The Sparkler 5K USA Mountain Running Championships

5KR/W distance tba

Luna Pier Lincoln, NH

(734) 770-8951

runningfoundation.com usatf.org

Mon, 7/7/14 Tue, 7/8/14 Tue, 7/8/14

Nerd Run 5K Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Richmond Park Cross Country

5KR/W training 5KR, 1.5MR, kids run

Parma Sterling Heights Grand Rapids

(517) 841-8221 (586) 323-9683 (616) 240-6756

nerdcampmi.blogspot.com hansons-running.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Wed, 7/9/14 Wed, 7/9/14 Thu, 7/10/14

Grand Ledge Summer Recreation Track and Field Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Auburn Cornstalk 5K Run/Walk

track meet-all comers 5KR/W

Grand Ledge Grosse Pointe Auburn

(517) 627-9076 (248) 693-9900 (989) 686-0246

playmakers.com hansons-running.com race-mrm.com

Thu, 7/10/14 Fri, 7/11/14 Fri, 7/11/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Beta 5K Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race Series #2

training 5KR 3 MR

Royal Oak Norton Shores Sterling Heights

(248) 616-9665 hansons-running.com friday5k@live.com sites.google.com/site/fnfm5k/ (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14

Anchor Bay Triathlon Bastille Days 5K Run/Walk and 15KR Chesaning Showboat River Run

1/2MS/ 17.7KB/ 4.8i3K 15KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W, Kids’ Fun Run

New Baltimore Fenton Chesaning

(586) 725-0291 anchorbaytri.com (810) 766-9089, x207 geneseehabitat.org (800) 255-3055 runningfoundation.com

Sat, 7/12/14

Clear Lake Adventure Weekend - 2 days

Tri: Kayak/ B/ R; kids tri, relay

Shingleton

(906) 250-4900

Sat, 7/12/14

Dances with Dirt - Devil’s Lake

Dart for the Arts

10KR, 5KR/W

Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14

Elsie Dairy Dash Focus on Fitness - Tentative date Lake Cadillac Team Marathon

Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14

Manistique Paper Chase 10K & 5K Run/Walk Mastodon Mayhem Challenge Muddy Watters Trail Series

Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14

River Splash Dash Rockford Area Kids Triathlon

National Cherry Festival 15K & 5K

15KR, 5KR/W

Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14 Sat, 7/12/14

Son of a Sailor Hess Lake 10K Run/Walk Splash and Dash Youth Triathlon Tawas Kiwanis Run by the Bay

Sat, 7/12/14

The Color Run

5KR/W

Sat, 7/12/14

Waugoshance Trail Marathon

Weidman Days 5K Run

5KR, 1MFR/W

Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14

Back to the Beach Triathlon Clark Lake Triathlon & Duathlon Classic Rock 5K

tri: half iron, olympic, sprint; du Triathlon, Duathlon 5KR/W

Fri, 7/4/14

Volkslaufe

Sun, 7/6/14

Sat, 7/12/14

Sat, 7/12/14

Sat, 7/12/14

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20K, 10K, 5K, 2K -kids run Frankenmuth

Howell Independence Aquathlon & Open Water Swim

Michigan Runner - March / April 2014

(248) 622-1738 skinnykenny.hartwig385@gmail.com (517) 563-2125 hh4thofjuly.com/Firecracker_Run_Walk.html (810) 844-0180 hungryduckrun.com

2KR/ 750m S/ 2KR Howell

50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 10K Baraboo, WI

howellrecreation.org

Elkhart, IN

(734) 929-9027

(574) 293-1683

dwddevilslake.com

5KR/W 5KR/W 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, relay

Elsie Harbor Beach Cadillac

(989) 834-5742 (989) 479-5023 (231) 920-1951

playmakers.com rface-mrm.com michianatiming.com

10KR/W, 5KR/W 3MR 4.5MR

Manistique Saline Rochester Hills

(906) 341-2321 (734) 316-2119 (248) 320-5705

superiortiming.com salinemainstreet.org www.jeffwatters.com

5KR, 1MW, kids run triathlon: kids 2-17

Detroit Rockford

13.1MR, 7MR/W triathlon, duathlon 5KR/W

Newaygo Adrian East Tawas

26.2M, 13.1M, relay

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(517) 546-0693

www.bostwicklaketri.com racingactivities.org

michiganrunner.tv

Traverse City

clearlakeinfo.org

stonesouppromotions.com

(800) 968-3380

cherryfestival.org

(616) 915-7436 (517) 264-4872 (989) 332-6197

sosrace.com/ brent@ymcaoflenawee.org tawas.kiwanisone.org

(313) 531-2500 develctrs.org/the-river-splash-dash/ (517) 719-1195 rocktri.com

Mackinaw City (715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com Lansing

(855) 662-6567

thecolorrun.com/lansing/

Weidman

(989) 506-8845

weidmandays5krun.com

Caseville Clark Lake Grand Rapids

(877) 300-1392 (419) 829-2398 dbostian@live.com

tritofinish.com/events/29 eliteendeavors.com classicrock5k.com


2014 Event Calendar Sun, 7/13/14

Sun, 7/13/14

Clear Lake Adventure

Gallup Gallop

3K Kayak/ 10KB/ 5KR

Manistique

(708) 256-8331

Sun, 7/13/14

Grand HavenTriathlon & Duathlon

5KR/W, 1 MR

Ann Arbor

(734) 975-9199

www.aatrackclub.org

Triathlons, Duathlon

Grand Haven

(616) 843-1808

Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14

Inter-Rockin Tri, Du,Sprint Tri Jazz Lake Michigan Running Camp - 5 days Little Feats 5K

Triathlon; Duathlon, Aquabike camp 5KR/W

Interlochen Norton Shores Okemos

Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14 Sun, 7/13/14

Little Traverse Triathlon Moving Towards a Cure® 5K PIrates on the Run

Tri: 600mS/ 20MB/ 4MR 5KR/W, 1MW 5KR/W

Harbor Springs Grand Rapids Bay City

(231) 487-1713 littletraversetri.com (727) 781-4673 milesforhope.org (989) 895-8596, x101 ymcabaycity.org

Sun, 7/13/14 Mon, 7/14/14 Tue, 7/15/14

Run Your Bass Off Town Crier 5K & 10K Fallasburg Park Trail 5 Mile Fun Run

10KR, 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, kids’ run 5MR, 1.5MR

Crystal Falls Saugatuck Lowell

(906) 367-2800 crystalfallsmi.com (616) 848-9313 saugatuckdouglas.com/towncrier/ (616) 949-0569 grandrapidsrunningclub.org

Tue, 7/15/14 Wed, 7/16/14 Wed, 7/16/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Camp Sunshine’s Run for the Sun Grand Ledge Track and Field Series - Finale

training 5KR/W, 1MR/W track meet-all comers

Sterling Heights Holland Grand Ledge

clearlakeinfo.org

www.grandhaventri.com

(231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com (734) 474-0584 jazzrunning.com michelle@playmakers.com runningfoundation.com

Wed, 7/16/14 Pterodactyl Triathlon & Kids’ Clinic Wed, 7/16/14

Ryan Shay Mile

Thu, 7/17/14 Thu, 7/17/14 Fri, 7/18/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays USA Masters Outdoor T&F Championships - 4 days Great Lakes Relay - 3 days

Sat, 7/19/14

Alpenfest Run

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

Gaylord

gaylordalpenfest.com

Baldwin Troutarama 5K

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

(989) 858-3768

Sat, 7/19/14

Atwood Stadium Run/Walk

5KR/W

Baldwin

(231) 745-4688

troutarama.com

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Bear River Crawl Chris Cook Memorial Run Christian Adventures Race

10KR, 5KR/W 10MR, 5KR/W 5MR/ 2Mcanoe/ 12MB

Petoskey Fremont Rodney

(231) 347-9300 northernmichigansportsmed.com (231) 924-6045 www.fremontxc.com (866) 796-4453 cranhillranch.com

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Escape to Belle Isle The Spirit of Detroit Challenge Farmington Founders Festival 4 Mile Fish Feast 5K Run/ Walk

10KR, 5KR/W, kids run 4 MR 5KR/W, 1MR

Detroit Farmington St. Ignace

(810) 333-1740 (248) 473-1800 (906) 298-0398

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Forge Through Hell 5K Extreme Challenge Freedom 5K Friends of Fishtown 5K

5KR 5KR, kids run 5KR/W

Pinckney Potterville Leland

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

IC Perch Run Ionia Free Fair 5K Race Lumberjack Festival 5K Run/Walk

4 MR, 1MR/W 3MR 5KR/W, 1/4MFR

Ira Twp. Ionia Farwell

(586) 405-2282 www.icperchfestival.com (616) 523-1800 ioniafreefair.com/ioniafair.htm Jameswiseone@aol.com

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Michigan Zombie Run Orthopaedic Rehab Rose Run Port Austin Runs

4.5MR 10KR, 5KR, 1/2MFR 8KR, 2 MR/W

Birch Run Jackson Port Austin

(810) 869-4022 (517) 937-6521 (517) 614-6627

michiganzombierun.com roserun.net www.parun.org

St. Joseph Hancock

(269) 428-9622 (906) 483-1153

bhsjymca.org hancockcanalrun.com

Linden Dowagiac Battle Creek

(810) 735-4807 (231) 546-2229 (269) 963-1796

hopelinden.org 3disciplines.com hs-scm.org/strut.htm

Wed, 7/16/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

Sat, 7/19/14

Sat, 7/19/14

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

(586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com (616) 994-9897 campsunshine.info/runforsun.htm (517) 627-9076 playmakers.com

Charlevoix

(734) 929-9027

(231) 547-3407

runtrextri.com

Royal Oak Winston-Salem, NC Eastpointe

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com usatf.org greatlakesrelay.com

Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900

1MR - invitational training track & field meet 270 M Relay

(313) 885-3256

hansons-running.com

venetianraces.com

(810) 238-5981 atwoodraces.com

escapetobelleisle.com runningfoundation.com saintignace.org

(734) 878-5656 RunThroughHell.com mandifreedom5k@gmail.com runningfoundation.com (231) 256-8878 info@fishtownmi.org

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Race for the YMCA Republic Bank Canal Run/Walk

Port City Run

5KR/W, 1M

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Run for Hope Sister Lakes Triathlons Strut for Strays 5K Fun Run/Walk

5KR/W, kids run Tri: Olympic, Sprint 5KR/W

Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14 Sat, 7/19/14

Tri del Sol Tri-City Kids Triathlon Wolverine Crusader

Triathlon, Duathlon, kids tri, relay Middleville (616) 855-1982 tridelsol.com triathlon: distances vary by age Midland (989) 600-9671 trikidstry.com 3MR Belmont (616) 855-9504 grymca.org/branches/wolverine-world-wide/

Sat, 7/19/14 Sun, 7/20/14 Sun, 7/20/14

YMCA Teal Lake Triathlon 3 Disciplines Tri Holly Battle of Waterloo

Tri: sprint, kids tri triathlon, aquabike Adventure triathlon

Negaunee Holly Grass Lake

(906) 227-9622 (231) 546-2229 (734) 678-5045

ymcamqt.org 3disciplines.com epicraces.com

Sun, 7/20/14 Sun, 7/20/14 Sun, 7/20/14

Jazz Lake Michigan Running Camp - 5 days Run for Fame Tri-Triathlons

camp 10KR, 5KR/W Tri: Sprint, Aquabike

Norton Shores Lansing Holly

(734) 474-0584 (517) 483-1624 (231) 546-2229

jazzrunning.com runningfoundation.com 3disciplines.com

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

michiganrunner.net

Frankfort (231) 352-7698

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Sun, 7/20/14 Mon, 7/21/14 Mon, 7/21/14

Vestaburg 5K Run/Walk 5KR/W, kids run Hansons Middle/High School Cross Country Day Camp 4 days camp USATF National Junior Olympic T&F Championships - 7 days track & field meet

Vestaburg Shelby Township Humble, TX

(989) 621-0092 (586) 323-9682

vcs-k12.net/athletics/ hansons-running.com usatf.org

Tue, 7/22/14 Tue, 7/22/14 Tue, 7/22/14

Aman Park Trail Run Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Running Bear 5K Run/Walk & 1/2 Mile Kids Run

5.5MR, kids run/bike/run training 5KR/W, kids run

Grand Rapids Sterling Heights Glen Arbor

(616) 742-0384 (586) 323-9683 (231) 334-7363

grandrapidsrunningclub.org hansons-running.com runningbearrun.com

Wed, 7/23/14 Wed, 7/23/14 Thu, 7/24/14

Grand Ledge T&F Series - Championship Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

track meet-all comers

Grand Ledge Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

(517) 627-9076 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

playmakers.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Sat, 7/26/14

Alden Run

(231) 377-7319 (517) 546-0693

http://tiny.cc/w350ax

training

Hansons 3 Mile Cross-Country Race Series #3

3MR

Shelby Township

(586) 323-9683

Sat, 7/26/14

Cristo Rey 5K

5KR

Lansing

(517) 372-4700

www.aldenrun.com

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

Dream, Believe, Achieve Triathlon Fowler 5K / Jeff Weiber Memorial 5K

triathlon, aquabike 5KR/W/ Rollerblade

Hopkins Fowler

(231) 546-2229 (989) 593-2881

3disciplines.com runfowlerrun.com

Sat, 7/26/14

Glow in the Park Grand Rapids

5KR

Walker

Sat, 7/26/14

Grand Island Trail Marathon & Half Marathon 26.2 MR, 13.1MR

Jeff Drenth Memorial Foot Race / Ryan Shay Mile

10KR, 5KR, 1MFR

Charlevoix

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

Life Walk 5K Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run/Walk MCYF 5K Fabulous Fun Run/Walk Michigan Warrior Dash

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW 5KR, kids run 3MR obstacle race

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

Olivet Eagle 5K Run/Walk Promise Race 5K Road Runner Classic

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

Fri, 7/25/14

Sat, 7/26/14

Sat, 7/26/14

10KR, 5KR/W

Crosstown Kids Triathlon

kids triathlon

Alden

Howell Munising

(715) 701-0360

hansons-running.com

runningfoundation.com

greatlakesendurance.com

(313) 304-0903

glowintheparkrun.com

(231) 675-1746

venetianraces.com

Detroit Fruitport Mt. Morris

(313) 393-2446 (616) 899-5482 (773) 687-4595

www.motteplifewalk.org jimnad@aol.com warriordash.com

5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run 8KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Olivet Laingsburg Northville

(269) 749-7631 (517) 582-1112 (248) 231-6114

runningfoundation.com runningfoundation.com northvilleroadrunners.org

Run Like Hale 10K Steve’s Run Summer Racing Series

10KR, 1/2MFR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR/W 10KR/W

Hale Dowagiac Edmore

(248) 854-6319 (269) 782-1000 (989) 427-4348

runlikehale.com swmich.edu/fireup/stevesrun/ galesgym.com

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

The G.R.A. 10K Tigertown 5000 Road Race Tri Cities Family Coast Guard Festival 5K & 10 K

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

Grayling Liberty Center, OH Grand Haven

(989) 348-9266 hansonhills.org (419) 533-5838 tigertown5000.com (616) 842-7051, x20 www.tcfymca.org

Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14 Sat, 7/26/14

TriToFinish Kids Tri Too Wyandotte Clinic Step It Up Yale Bologna Run

5KR/W 5KR, 1MR/W

Sagianw Wyandotte Yale

Sun, 7/27/14

Ele’s Place 5K

5KR/W, kids run

(517) 482-1315

Hansons Group Run

5KR/W

Okemos

Sun, 7/27/14

Electric Bolt 5K

training

Lake Orion

(248) 693-9900

Sun, 7/27/14 Sun, 7/27/14 Sun, 7/27/14

Mackinaw Multi-Sport Mix Portland Relay for Life Half Marathon and 5K Rudyard Lions Summerfest Triathlon & 5K

triathlon, duathlon, 5KR 13.1MR, 5KR Triathlon, 5K

Mackinaw City (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com Portland michellephillipich@hotmail.com runningfoundation.com Rudyard (906) 478-5244 rudyardlionstriathlon.com

Sun, 7/27/14 Sun, 7/27/14 Sun, 7/27/14

TritoFinish Race for the Border Women’s Only Triathlon & Dri-Tri XTERRA Ionia

triathlon, duathlon, relay Triathlon, Duathlon tri: 1/2MS/ 10MB, 5KR, kids tri

Detroit Sylvania, OH Ionia

(877) 300-1392 (419) 829-2398 (616) 291-7573

tritofinish.com/events/35 eliteendeavors.com runsignup.com

Tue, 7/29/14 Wed, 7/30/14 Thu, 7/31/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

training training

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Fri, 8/1/14 Fri, 8/1/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Millennium Kids Triathlon Yooper Eco Races AdvoKate Run

kids tri 400mR, 800mR, 1600mR 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MW

Grand Rapids Upper Peninsula Rochester

(616) 540-9071 (906) 361-5059 (248) 709-7673

millenniumtriathlon.com BS50runner@gmail.com www.advokaterun.org

Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Aspirus Keweenaw Copperman Triathlon Boyne Falls Polish Festival 5K Cran-Hill Triathlon

tri: 0.5MS/ 22MB/ 5MR 5KR tri: .5KS/ 12KB/ 4KR

Copper Harbor Boyne Falls Rodney

(906) 337-7000 (231) 582-9700 (866) 796-4453

keweenawcopperman.org boynefallspolishfestival.com cranhillranch.com

Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Crystal Run the Lake Curtis Triathlon Eagle Lake Triathlon

5MR, 3MR/W Crystal Tri, 5KR Curtis tri: long sprint, short sprint, kids tri Edwardsburg

(989) 328-1208 jancam10@rocketmail.com (906) 478-5244 rudyardlions@gmail.com info@eaglelaketri.com eaglelaketri.com

Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Gina Van Laar 5K Cross Country I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s

5KR/W, 1/2 MFR 5KR/W

(616) 403-3071 (248) 433-1011

Sun, 7/27/14

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Ann Arbor

Allendale Alpena

ben.luster@tritofinish.com tritofinish.com/events/30 (734) 365-3235 wyandotteclinic.com (810) 387-2225 eteamz.com/yalecrosscountry/

(734) 945-8132

aatrackclub.org www.elesplace.org

hansons-running.com

michianatiming.com parkinsonsmi.org


2014 Event Calendar Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Kayla O’Mara Memorial Run Millennium Triathlon Mint City 10 Miler, 5K & Family Fun Walk

10K, 5K, 1M, 10K handcycle tri: sprint, olympic 10MR, 5KR

Goodrich Grand Rapids St. Johns

(810) 429-3991 (616) 540-9071 (989) 224-3316

kaylarun.com millenniumtriathlon.com mintcity10miler.com

Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Nautical City Festival Run for Health Port Oneida Barn to Barn Trail Run/Walk Ready Or Not 5K

6KR/W, 1MFR/W 5KR/W, kids run, ?TBD 5KR/W, kids run

Rogers City Glen Arbor Otsego

(989) 734-4691 (231) 334-6103 (269) 808-0613

nauticalfestival.org phsb.org runotsego.com

Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14 Sat, 8/2/14

Rotary Trail Trek Run Clark Lake Shermanator Triathlon & 5K Run - Tentative Date

10KR, 5KR, 1MW 12KR, 5KR/W, 3/4K Kids run Triathlon, 5KR, kids run

Fort Gratiot Clark Lake Augusta

(810) 329-5214 (517) 782-6106 (269) 731-3004

raceservices.com sixthdwyer@comcast.net shermanatortri.org

Sat, 8/2/14

Frankenmuth

(231) 546-2229

Tri Lakes Triathlon

Tri: .25MS / 15MB / 5KR, 5KW

Curtis

(734) 929-9027

3disciplines.com

Sat, 8/2/14

The Legend Half Marathon, 5 & 10 Mile Trail Run 13.1MR, 10MR, 5MR Laingsburg

(906) 478-5244

www.hnjh.org

Tue, 8/5/14 Wed, 8/6/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

training

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900

West Bloomfield (734) 929-9027

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

redcarpetrun.com

Thu, 8/7/14 Thu, 8/7/14 Thu, 8/7/14

Great Pizza Challenge Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Stony Creek Distance Run

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

Flint Royal Oak Shelby Twp

(810) 487-0954 (248) 616-9665 (248) 804-5382

riverbendstriders.com hansons-running.com stoneycreekrunningclub.org

Fri, 8/8/14 Sat, 8/9/14

Sat, 8/9/14

Fred Meijer White Pine Trail 200 Relay BWL Hometown Power 5K

Comstock Park Lansing

Sat, 8/9/14

Crystal Lake Team Marathon

200M relay - 36 legs 5KR/W, kids run

DARAdventure Race

14MB/ 2M kayak/ 5MW

Dewitt

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14

Hey 5K Run/Walk Hoofing it for AG Kids Get Active Triathlon

5KR/W 5KR/W, kids run tri: distances vary with age

Muskegon Ithaca Portage

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14

Lexington 5K and Mile Fun Run 5KR, 1MR, kids race Michigan Zombie Run 4.5MR Muddy Watters Trail Series Big One Halfish Marathon 13.1MR, 5-6M relay

Lexington Birch Run Rochester Hills

(810) 359-3379 (810) 869-4022 (248) 320-5705

speedyraces.net michiganzombierun.com www.jeffwatters.com

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14

National Blueberry Festival 5K NorthReach Waterfront Run

10KR, 5KR 10KR, 5KR

South Haven Menominee

(269) 639-2805 (715) 735-4200

blueberryfestival.com northreach.org

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14

Sat, 8/9/14

Saline’s Summerfest 5K Run/Walk Sanford and Sun Triathlon

Steve’s “Raider Stomp”

5KR/W Triathlon, Duathlon

10KR, 5KR/W

Saline Sanford

Decatur

(269) 423-5081

stevesraiderstomp.org

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14

Sat, 8/9/14

Summer in the City 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run Sylvania SuperKids Triathlon / Duathlon

Tahqua Trail Run

5KR,1MFR Tri: varies by age, kids run

Battle Creek Sylvania, OH

(269) 788-4498 (419) 829-2398

summerinthecity5k.com eliteendeavors.com

Sat, 8/9/14 Sat, 8/9/14 Sun, 8/10/14

West Michigan I Tri 4 Fun Triathlon West Michigan Kids Triathlon Camino of St. James

300 yd S / 9.25MB/ 5KR triathlon - varies by age 8KR, 5KW

Fremont Fremont Mason

(231) 924-2100 (231) 924-2100 (517) 676-9111

westmichigantri.com matt@cityoffremont.net ` caminostjames.com

Sun, 8/10/14 Sun, 8/10/14 Sun, 8/10/14

Cereal City Triathlon Lake Lansing Team Marathon Maytag Ironman 70.3 Steelhead Triathlon

Tri: sprint; Du: sprint 26.2M Relay Triathlon

Battle Creek Haslett Benton Harbor

(616) 843-1808 (517) 349-3803 (773) 404-2372

cerealcitytriathlon.com runsignup.com ironmansteelhead.com

Sun, 8/10/14 Sun, 8/10/14 Sun, 8/10/14

Milford Memories Fun Run Stony Creek Off Road Triathlon Swim to the Moon

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR Triathlon, Duathlon 10KS, 5KS, 1.2MS, 1/2MS

Milford Shelby Township Gregory

(248) 685-7129 (877) 300-1392 (734) 678-5045

milfordmemories.com tritofinish.com epicraces.com

Sun, 8/10/14 Sun, 8/10/14 Mon, 8/11/14

Sylvania Triathlon/Duathlon The Village Triathlon UA Plumbers and Pipefitters 5K and Pub Crawl

Triathlon, Duathlon triathlon, aquabike, duathlon 5KR

Sylvania, OH Clarkston Ann Arbor

(419) 829-2398 (231) 546-2229 (734) 995-7281

www.eliteendeavors.com 3disciplines.com uap-p5k.com

Tue, 8/12/14 Tue, 8/12/14 Tue, 8/12/14

Detroit Free Press Half Marathon & Relay Training Program Detroit Free Press Half Marathon & Relay Training Program Detroit Free Press Half Marathon & Relay Training Program

Shelby Twp. Rochester Hills Troy

(586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training

Tue, 8/12/14 Tue, 8/12/14 Tue, 8/12/14

Detroit Free Press Half Marathon & Relay Training Program Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays training Medaling Monkey 5K Run/Walk for Special Olympics 5KR/W

Canton Sterling Heights East Grand Rapids

(586) 532-1300 lifetimerun.com/group-run-training (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com (616) 855-1982 somi.org

Sat, 8/2/14

The Experience Tri for Life

Tri, Olympic, Sprint

Wed, 8/6/14

Sat, 8/9/14

Red Carpet Run 5K

Run Thru Hell

5KR

runlegend.com

dbostian@live.com fredmeijerwhitepinetrail200.com (517) 702-6185 runningfoundation.com

26.2 M Relay, 26.2MR Beulah (231) 930-4222 crystallakecommunitybusinessassoc.com

10 MR, 4.8 MR

25KR, 10KR

michiganrunner.net

(517) 482-5117

Pinckney

dewittrecreation.org

(231) 563-6280 heyradio.com ryanmari7@gmail.com hoofingitforag.weebly.com (269) 978-2437 kidsgetactive.us

(734) 878-6640 gaultracemanagement.com (724) 429-4494 salinesummerfest.org (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com

Paradise (715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com

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Wed, 8/13/14 T-Rex Tri & Kids’ Tri Thu, 8/14/14 Bauman’s Charity 5K

Tri: 1/2MS/ 12.4 MB/ 5KR Brighton 5KR/W, kids runs Flint

Fri, 8/15/14

Howell Melon Run

Wed, 8/13/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

Grosse Pointe

(734) 929-9027 runtrextri.com (810) 238-5981 riverbendstriders.com

(248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com

(517) 546-0693 (906) 228-9012

howellrecreation.org

(517) 283-1726 (616) 261-9706 (517) 482-1346

runningfoundation.com stridersrun.com runningfoundation.com

Thu, 8/14/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Fri, 8/15/14

Marquette Trail 50 Mile /50K & Relay - 2 days

Royal Oak 10K, 5K, kids’ run, melon roll Howell 50KR relay Marquette

Fri, 8/15/14 Fri, 8/15/14 Sat, 8/16/14

Q-Town 5K & 10K Striders Sunset Series Come to the River 5K and 10K

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

Sat, 8/16/14

Danish Festival Road Race

4MR, 2MR

Greenville

(616) 754-6369

danishfestival.org

Sat, 8/16/14

Farmington Run for the Hills

Girl’s Best Friend Triathlon

Tri: Olympic, Sprint; Du: Sprint

Vicksburg

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14

Glow in the Park Metro Detroit Literacy Run Old Farts Marathon, 13.1 and 5K

5KR 13.1MR 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Milford Belleville Lowell

Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14

Orthopedic Associates Fun Run Panther Spirit Race Petoskey Festival on the Bay Wellness Walk & Run

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR 5KR/W, kids race 5KR/W, kids run

Port Huron DeWitt Petoskey

Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14

Run for Fun Running 4 Babies: Lauren & Theresa’s Run

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

Okemos Traverse City

Sat, 8/16/14

Sat, 8/16/14 Sat, 8/16/14

Quincy Grandville Lansing

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com marquettetrail50.com

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

Running Between the Vines

13.1MR, 5KR

Somerset Stampede

Jackson

13.1MR, 5KR/W

(810) 985-4900 (231) 347-4150

Simsonian 5K Kick-Off Classic

5KR, 1MR/W, teams

Grosse Ile

Sat, 8/16/14

Three Rivers Triathlon & Duathlon

Tri: Olympic, Sprint; Du: Olympic Three Rivers

(734) 929-9027

runvines.com

(269) 278-2075

somerset-run.com

(877) 300-1392

(734) 692-3849

playmakers.com

aquamantri.com

Sat, 8/16/14

Sun, 8/17/14

Thunder Bay Open Water Swim

1MS, 1/2MS

Alpena

(989) 354-8282

Sun, 8/17/14

Feet for Seats

5KR/W

Rochester

(248) 370-3316

tritofinish.com

Sun, 8/17/14 Sun, 8/17/14 Sun, 8/17/14

Island Lake Triathlon - Summer Petoskey Triathlons Run Some Mora

Tri: sprint or olympic Tri: Olympic, Sprint 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR

Brighton Petoskey Ann Arbor

(734) 845-7559 (231) 546-2229 (734) 223-9162

http://tiny.cc/jpwzax 3disciplines.com runsomemora.com

Sun, 8/17/14 Sun, 8/17/14 Sun, 8/17/14

Spike Day Spike Day Traverse City Triathlon

Triathlons

Utica Royal Oak Traverse City

(586) 323-9683 (586) 323-9683 (231) 715-1406

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com enduranceevolution.com

Tue, 8/19/14 Wed, 8/20/14 Wed, 8/20/14

Johnson Park Cross Country 5K Couch to 5K Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

Fri, 8/22/14

Health Plus Crim Festival of Races

Thu, 8/21/14

Sat, 8/23/14

Sat, 8/23/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Grand Rapids Mud Run

Tri: Olympic & Sprint; Du Charlevoix

oaph.com/oa-fun-run runningfoundation.com petoskeyfestival.com

playmakers.com difrechette7@gmail.com running4babies.com

Somerset Center (517) 914-3181

Sat, 8/16/14

Charlevoix Triathlon

(313) 304-0903 glowintheparkrun.com scommon@dcccmh.org active.com (616) 260-2669 fallsburghalf.8k.com

5KR 10 weeks training

thunderbaytrails.org www.mbtheatre.com

Grandville (616) 538-2367 grandrapidsrunningclub.org Rochester Hills luke@hansonscoachingservices.com hansonscoachingservices.com Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

Pro, HS, Young , or Open Mile Flint

(810) 235.3396

crim.org

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com

5KR obstacle race, teams, kids run

Kentwood

(616) 560-0434

(810) 235.3396 crim.org

grandrapidsmudrun.com

Sat, 8/23/14

Hastings Summerfest Run

Sat, 8/23/14

Health Plus Crim Festival of Races It’s Glow Time 5K

10 M, 8K, 5K, Kids Run 5KR/W

Flint

Grand Rapids

(608) 316-5755

Sat, 8/23/14 Sat, 8/23/14 Sat, 8/23/14

Ithaca Fun Fest 5K Joe’s Long Run Rave 5K

5KR/W, kids run 26.2MR, 13.1MR 5KR/W

Ithaca Presque Isle Ionia

misenhelder@casair.net ithacami.com (989) 354-7314 http://tiny.cc/jpwzax erinr@raveim.org

Sat, 8/23/14 Sat, 8/23/14 Sat, 8/23/14

Run for the Rolls Streets of Fire 8K Summer Racing Series

1MR/W 8KR/W 5KR/W, kids run

Chelsea Grand Rapids Edmore

(734) 475-0843 (616) 240-6756 (989) 427-4348

runforthe rolls.com grandrapidsrunningclub.org galesgym.com

Sat, 8/23/14 Sun, 8/24/14 Sun, 8/24/14

USA 10 km Trail Championships 10KR Ludington Lighthouse Triathlon & Duathlon Tri: Olympic, Sprint, Aquabike Merrell Down & Dirty National Mud and Obstacle Series 10KR/W, 5KR/W

Laurel Springs, NC Ludington Milford

(810) 714-5768 (818) 707-8866

usatf.org 3disciplines.com downanddirtymudrun.com

Sun, 8/24/14 Sun, 8/24/14 Sun, 8/24/14

MI IRON MI Titanium North Country Trail Run

Triathlon, Relay, Aquabike triathlon: full & half ironman 50MR, 26.2MR, 13.1 MR

Grand Rapids Plainfield Twp. Wellston

(616) 437-3199 (616) 437-3199 (888) 414-5799

michiganiron.com mititanium.com northcountryrun.com

Summer’s End Trail Run

5KR/W, 1M kids’ run

Saginaw

(989) 513-5195

bawilso2@svsu.edu

Sun, 8/24/14 Sun, 8/24/14

Playmakers Classic Triathlon

Sun, 8/24/14

Vineyard to Bay 25K

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tri:S/ 13MB/ 4MB

25KR, 15K relay, 10K relay

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michiganrunner.tv

Hastings

Holt

Suttons Bay

(269) 948-3489 facebook.com/summerfestrun12

(517) 349.3803

(231) 944-4034

itsglowtime5k.com

playmakersclassictri.com vineyard2bay25k.com


2014 Event Calendar Tue, 8/26/14 Wed, 8/27/14 Thu, 8/28/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

training

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

Fri, 8/29/14 Fri, 8/29/14 Sat, 8/30/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Omega 5K Aliferis Memorial Duathlon / Bike / 5K

training 5KR Du; 18MB/ 5KR

Sterling Heights Norton Shores Alpena

(586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com friday5k@live.com sites.google.com/site/fnfm5k/ (989) 356-7351 alpenaregionalmedicalcenter.org

Sat, 8/30/14

Labor Day 30K Run & 10K Walk/Run

5KR, kids tri

Kayak Tri, 10K, 5K, kids

30K, 10K, kids, 30KB

Cadillac

Sat, 8/30/14 Sat, 8/30/14 Sat, 8/30/14

Marquette Marathon Marshall Run Run Like The Wind

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 1/2MFR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W

Marquette Newaygo Westland

Sat, 8/30/14 Sat, 8/30/14 Sat, 8/30/14

Swampfoot 4 Mile Tiger Lily Triathlon Touched by Adoption

4MR, 1MR triathlon, aquabike 5KR/W, kids run

Saint Clair swampfoot@swampfoot4mile.com swampfoot4mile.com Middleville (231) 546-2229 3disciplines.com Portland (517) 599-1910 runningfoundation.com

Sun, 8/31/14 Sun, 8/31/14 Sun, 8/31/14

Boyne City Triathlon Fall 16 Mile Marathon Training Run Grand Marais Junior Triathlon

Tri: Olympic & Sprint; Du 4-16 MR wade/swim, run, bike/trike

Boyne City Lake Orion Grand Marais

(877) 300-1392 (248) 693-9900 (906) 494-2700

tritofinish.com hansons-running.com grandmaraismichigan.com

Sun, 8/31/14 Sun, 8/31/14 Sun, 8/31/14

Grand Marais Triathlon Trufant Jubilee Stump Chasers 5K Zoom Thru the Zoo

Tri: 300-yardS/ 14MB/ 5KR 5KR/W 10KR, 5KR, kids run

Grand Marais Trufant Grand Rapids

(906) 478-5244 (616) 560-6131 (231) 546-2229

grandmaraismichigan.com runningfoundation.com 3disciplines.com

Mon, 9/1/14 Mon, 9/1/14

Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Run Mackinac Bridge Walk

5MFR 5MW

Mackinaw City St. Ignace

(517) 347-7891 (906) 643-7600

michiganfitness.org michiganfitness.org

Mon, 9/1/14 Tue, 9/2/14

USA 20K Championships Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

20KR training

New Haven, CT Sterling Heights

Wed, 9/3/14 Wed, 9/3/14 Thu, 9/4/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Youth Team Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

camp

Grosse Pointe Rochester Royal Oak

Fri, 9/5/14

Hansons Youth Team

camp

hansons-running.com

Triathlons, Aquabike

Pinckney

(586) 323-9683

3 Disciplines Triathlon Festival of Races

100MR, 100KR

Royal Oak

Sat, 9/6/14

Run Woodstock - Day 1

East Tawas

(231) 546-2229

3disciplines.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Allegiance Health Race to Health Chippewa Mountain Bike Race Friends of Aaron Martinuzzi Fun Run/Walk

5MR, 5KR/W, kids run various 8.5MR, 5MR, 3MR, 1MR

Jackson Hubbard Lake Milford

(517) 841-7455 (989) 727-3702 (313) 520-9013

allegiancehealth.org/race jgentry@first-federal.com http://tiny.cc/x8wzax

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Grape Lake 5K Run/Walk Happy Heart Run

5K R/W 5KR/W, 1MFR

Paw Paw Coldwater

(269) 657-1326 wineandharvestfestival.com mashauns@chcbc.com runningfoundation.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Harvest Stompede Hawk Island Fall Kids Triathlon Hornet Triathlon Kids Tri

7MR, 5KR/W Kids Triathlon tri: sprint, min sprint,

Suttons Bay Lansing Saline

(231) 421-1172 (517) 374-5700 (734) 678-5045

lpwines.com/harvest/ hawk-i-tri.com epicraces.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Komen Grand Rapids Race for the Cure® Live Life Nspired 5K Mackinac Island 8 Mile Road Race

5KR/W 5KR/W, 1.5MW 8 MR/W, kids run

Grandville Charlotte Mackinac Island

(616) 752-8262 (517) 543-9575 (810) 659-6493

komenwestmichigan.org livelifeinspired.org www.runmackinac.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Michigan Remembers 9-11 5K - Detroit Area Michigan Remembers 9-11 5K - Lansing Area Mt. Baldhead Challenge

5KR/W 5KR/W 15KR, 5KR/W

Lansing Lansing Douglas

(517) 333-6984 (517) 333-6984 (269) 857-8241

michiganremembers.org michiganremembers.org mtbaldheadchallenge.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Mud Creek Crawl Muskrat Classic Run Ramblin’ Rock Invitational

10KR, 5KR/W 5KR HS X-C 5KR

Sanford Algonac Belleville

(989) 493-9041 (810) 794-4911 (734) 765-1621

race-mrm.com algonac.k12.mi.us salemcrosscountry.org

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon Run and Play for Ariana Mae Run for the Impact 5K

1/2MS/ 17MB/ 4.9MR 5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W, kids run

East Grand Rapids Grand Ledge Fowlerville

(616) 949-1750 http://tiny.cc/adxzax (517) 242-1327 arianasrun.com erik.frazier@mac.com

Sat, 8/30/14

Cadillac Festival of Races

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Sat, 8/30/14

Grand Marais 5K

Mon, 9/1/14 Mon, 9/1/14

Thu, 9/4/14

Sat, 9/6/14

Labor Day Run & Potluck Run for CHUM Half Marathon and 5K

Gilda’s Family 5K Walk & Run

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

3MW, 2MW, 1MW

michiganrunner.net

Milford

Grand Marais

(231) 876-0010 cadillacfestivalofraces.com

Midland

Dansville

Royal Oak

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(248) 685-7580

laborday30k.com

(906) 360-4930 (616) 866-6665 (517) 702-0226

marquettemarathon.com marshallrun.com runningfoundation.com

(906) 494-2700

grandmaraismichigan.com

(989) 274—9495 www.barc-mi.com

(517) 589-5252

runningfoundation.com

(586) 323-9683

usatf.org hansons-running.com

(248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665 (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

(734) 929-9027 runwoodstock.com

(248) 577-0800 gildaswalkandrun.org

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Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14

5KR/W, 1MFR

Saginaw Pinckney

Brighton

(989) 754-7283 (734) 929-9027

Sat, 9/6/14

SOTL Storm Runners Race

(734) 231-2792

sotlschool.com

Sat, 9/6/14 Sat, 9/6/14 Sun, 9/7/14

Summer Fest 5K Witch’s Hat Run Fall 16 Mile Marathon Training Run

5KR/W 10KR, 5KR/W, 1 MFR 4-16 MR

Paw Paw South Lyon Royal Oak

(269) 655-1111 (248) 207-5135 (248) 616-9665

wineandharvestfestival.com www.slxc.com/witch hansons-running.com

Sun, 9/7/14

Fowlerville Football Fun Run

5KR/W,1MR/W

Sun, 9/7/14

Hartman Creek Trail Run

Hawk Island Olympic Triathlon

25KR, 10KR, kids run

Triathlon

Waupaca, WI (715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com

Sun, 9/7/14 Sun, 9/7/14 Sun, 9/7/14

Hornet Triathlon Island Lake Triathlon - Fall Kellie Sebrell DeWitt 5K Trail Run

Sun, 9/7/14 Mon, 9/8/14 Tue, 9/9/14

Sun, 9/7/14

Run for Your Heart Run Woodstock - Day 2

13.1M, 10K, 5K, 1M, kids run 50M, 50K, 26.2M, 13.1M, 5M

runforyourheart.org runwoodstock.com

Fowlerville

(517) 223-6481

runningfoundation.com

Lansing

(517) 374-5700

hawk-i-tri.com

tri: sprint, min sprint, Tri: Olympic, Sprint 5KRW

Saline Brighton DeWitt

(734) 678-5045 (734) 845-7559 (517) 669.3418

epicraces.com elementevents.com alec@playmakers.com

St. Mary Mercy Hospital 5K Run/Walk for Cancer Hansons Youth Team Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

5KR/W camp training

Livonia Sterling Heights Sterling Heights

(734) 655-1593 stmarymercy.org/embracelife5k (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

Wed, 9/10/14 Thu, 9/11/14 Thu, 9/11/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays 9-11 Hero Run Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

5KR/W

Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com Holt john.bush@edwardsjones.com runningfoundation.com Royal Oak (248) 616-9665 hansons-running.com

Sat, 9/13/14 Sat, 9/13/14

Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Central Thumb K of C 5K Run & Walk

25, 50, 75, 100MB 5KR/W

Mackinaw City Cass City

(888) 455-8100 (989) 872-4429

(517) 432-5510

marshand@msu.edu

Sat, 9/13/14 Sat, 9/13/14 Sat, 9/13/14

COVE Benefit Beach Walk and Run Cupcake Run Danae’s Race

10KR, 5KR/W 5KR/W 5KR

Pentwater Auburn Lansing

(231) 869-5939 (989) 450-5533 (517) 896-5257

pentwater.org race-mrm.com danaesrace.com

Sat, 9/13/14

Iron Mountain Road and Trail Half Marathon

13.1MR, 2MR/W, kids run

Iron Mountain

Laughing Gull Half Marathon

13.1MR

Milford

(906) 396-3184

Sat, 9/13/14

John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge

Hickory Corners

(248) 685-0043

(269) 978-2437

aatrackclub.org

Sat, 9/13/14 Sat, 9/13/14 Sat, 9/13/14

Mercy Run Patriots 5k XTERRA Marquette Off-Road Triathlon

10KR, 5KR 5KR/W Triathlon

Greenville Hillsdale Marquette

(616) 225-8055 (517) 437-4625 (906) 235-6861

havemercymi.org runsignup.com superiortiming.com

Sat, 9/13/14 Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14

Yankee Springs Off-Road Triathlon and Duathlon - tentative date Triathlon, Duathlon Big Mac Shoreline Scenic Bike Tour Ride across the “Mighty Mac” CATA Clean Commute Options Duathlon duathlon: 5KR/ 10MB/ 5KR

Middleville Mackinaw City Lansing

switchbackendurance.com/off-road-triathlon/ (888) 455.8100 mackinawchamber.com jfedewa@cata.org runningfoundation.com

Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14

Fall 16 Mile Marathon Training Run Fall Holly Recreation Triathlon Hero for a Day 5K

4-16 MR tri: olympic, sprint; du, relays 5KR/W, kids runs

Grosse Pointe Holly Grand Blanc

(313) 882-1325 (877) 300-1392 (810) 964-5960

hansons-running.com tritofinish.com heroforaday5k.com

Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14

Lake Michigan Credit Union Bridge Run Michigan’s Triathlon & Duathlon Championship Romeo 2 Richmond Half Marathon

10MR, 5KR/W Grand Rapids triathlon sprint, olympic; duathlon Detroit 13.1MR, 5KR/W Richmond

(616) 262-4124 (231) 546-2229 (586) 212-1673

thebridgerun.com 3disciplines.com romeo2richmondrace.com

Sun, 9/14/14 Sun, 9/14/14

Sparrow Women Working Wonders Timber Trail Races

8KR, 5KR/W 13.1MR, 8MR, 5KR/W

Lansing Harrison

(517) 899-5211 (989) 386-6662

sparrowfoundation.org midmich.edu

Sun, 9/14/14 Tue, 9/16/14 Wed, 9/17/14

Trail for the Troops Run/Walk Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

5KR/W training

St. Johns trailforthetroops5k@gmail.com runningfoundation.com Sterling Heights (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com Grosse Pointe (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com

Thu, 9/18/14 Sat, 9/20/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays 5K Trail Run for 2-1-1

Fri, 9/12/14

Sat, 9/13/14

Sun, 9/14/14

Sat, 9/20/14

Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14

Sat, 9/20/14

Spartan Invitational

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak

Royal Oak Ionia

Capital City 5K Chasing the Cure for Ovarian Cancer

5KR, kids run Lansing 10K, 5K, 5K pump and run, 1MR Sturgis

5KR

Baker’s Dozen Beer Run

13.1MR/W, 13.1MB

Dances with Dirt - Hell

Sat, 9/20/14

Porcupine Mountains Trail Marathon

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10KR, 5KR, FW

5KR/W

Dirty Apple Run I Gave My Sole for Parkinson’s

Sat, 9/20/14

15KR, 5KR/W

Albion 5K

Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14

college & high school x-c East Lansing

Marshall

50MR, 50KR, 100 K Relay Pickney/Hell 5KR/W

Sparta Okemos

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5KR

Silver City

Perryfest Rambler

5KR/W, kids run

Rock & Root Ramble

5KR/W

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michiganrunner.tv

Perry

Goodells

mackinawchamber.com runsignup.com

imrthalfmarathon.org

laughinggullrun.com

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

(248) 616-9665 (616) 794-9840

hansons-running.com runningfoundation.com

(517) 914-3181

albion5k.com

(517) 332.2681 (269) 651-5581

www.ccriverrun.org chasingthecure.net

(877) 228-4881 bakersdozenbeerrun.com (734) 929-9027 (616) 887-2454 (248) 433-1011

dwdhell.com

spartachamber.com parkinsonsmi.org

(715) 701-0360 greatlakesendurance.com (517) 974-1969

playmakers.com

(810) 364-5477

sccresa.org


2014 Event Calendar Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14

Run for the Hills Save the Wildlife 5K Run/Walk South Beach Triathlons

5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MFR Tri: Olympic, Sprint

Tipton Howell South Haven

(517) 403-5358 (517) 376-9403 (231) 546-2229

otih.org howellnaturecenter.org 3disciplines.com

Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14 Sat, 9/20/14

Urologic Consultants Prostate Cancer 5K USA 24 Hour Championships - 2 days Warrior Dash Michigan II

5KR/W 24 hour run 15.4 MR obstacle race

Grand Rapids Cleveland, OH Walker

(616) 855-1982

prostatecancerrun.com usatf.org warriordash.com

Sun, 9/21/14 Sun, 9/21/14 Sun, 9/21/14

Capital City River Run and Cooley Law School 5K Detroit’s Women’s Half Marathon & 5K Honor Guard 5K

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 26.2M relay 13.1MR, 5KR 5KR/W

Lansing Detroit Holt

Sun, 9/21/14 Sun, 9/21/14 Sun, 9/21/14

Oakville Half Marathon & 10K South Beach Fall Fitness Festival USA 50 km Trail Championships

13.1MR/W, 10KR/W, 2KR 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR, 800mR 50KR

Oakville, ON South Haven Bend, OR

(905) 949-1910 (231) 546-2229

Tue, 9/23/14 Wed, 9/24/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

training

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Thu, 9/25/14 Fri, 9/26/14 Fri, 9/26/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays 5K Anchor Run & 1 Mile Fun Run Run for Justice

Royal Oak Portage Howell

(248) 616-9665 (269) 321-0976 (517) 546-4700

hansons-running.com lcepto.weebly.com runningfoundation.com

Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14

All Feet No Hands 5K 5KR, kids run Cedarville 5 Mile Run/Walk 5MR/W Grand Rapids Urban Adventure Race - ArtPrize Edition 4 hour adventure race

Williamston Cedarville Grand Rapids

Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14

Grand River Run Hansons Cross-Country Invitational

Ada Sterling Heights

Sun, 9/21/14

Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14

(517) 332.2681 www.ccriverrun.org (734) 277-5022 womenrunthed.com so_hoeksema@ingham.org runsignup.com

Zero Prostate Cancer Run - tentative date 5KR/W, 1M kids run Rochester (248) 336-3189

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

8KR, 5KR, 1.5MR XC

Holland Hospital Park 2 Park 1/2 Marathon & 5K Hungerford Games

50MR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR,

Big Rapids

Sat, 9/27/14

Komen Findley Race for the Cure

5KR/W

5KR/W

Findlay, OH

Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14

Oktoberfest Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K Pumpkinfest Run 5K and 10K Safe Center 5K

26.2MR, 13.1MR, 5kR/W 5KR 5KR/W

Sat, 9/27/14

Wild Goose Chase

Sat, 9/27/14 Sun, 9/28/14 Sun, 9/28/14

Sun, 9/28/14

Kellogg’s Dig ‘em Dash

Battle Creek

(616) 399-9190

grandriver-run.com hansons-running.com

park2parkrace.com

(269) 961-2411 david.tanis@kellogg.com (419) 724-2873

komennwohio.org

Spring Lake South Lyon Owosso

(231) 638-0730 (248) 207-5135 (810) 232-3141

oktoberfestmarathon.com slxc.com runningfoundation.com

5KR/W

Saginaw

(989) 759-1669

fws.gov/midwest/shiawassee

XTERRA Lake Superior Shore Run Hansons Group Run Komen Toledo Race for the Cure

13.1 MR, 5KR, Relay, Kids Run training 5KR/W

Marquette t.laase-mckinney@hotmail.com superiorlandskiclub.com Lake Orion (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com Toledo, OH (419) 724-2873 komennwohio.org

Playmakers Autumn Classic 8K

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

Haslett

The HealthPlus Brooksie Way

13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids run

Rochester Hills

Bruckelaufe - The Bridge Race

13.1MR, 5KR

Sault International Marathon Vasa Trail Run

Sun, 9/28/14

Road to the Broad 5K

Tue, 9/30/14 Wed, 10/1/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

Thu, 10/2/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Sat, 10/4/14

Island Boodle 5K Run/Walk

Sat, 10/4/14

(616) 975-0945 (586) 822-8606

hungerfordgames.com

Live United 5K

Sat, 10/4/14

zeroprostatecancerrun.org/detroit

(231) 250-9531

Sun, 9/28/14

Sun, 9/28/14

oakvillehalfmarathon.com 3disciplines.com usatf.org

info@manyhandsmi.org manyhandsmi.org (906) 484-1003 cedarvillejerseymudrun.com (616) 460-9331 grUrbanAdventureRace.com

Holland

Sat, 9/27/14

Sat, 9/27/14 Sat, 9/27/14

(773) 687-4595

26.2M, 13.1M, 10K, 5K 25KR, 10KR, 5KR

5KR

5KR/W

training

Sault Ste. Marie, MI (906) 632-3301 saultstemarie.org Williamsburg (734) 929-9027 runvasa.com

(517) 349.3803

playmakers.com

(248) 266-6291

thebrooksieway.com

(989) 295-5853

bruckelaufe.org

Grand Rapids

eferin@steelcase.com hwmuw.org/liveunited5K

East Lansing

(248) 613-3274

Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe

Frankenmuth

(586) 323-9683 (248) 693-9900

Royal Oak

(248) 616-9665

5KR/W

Beaver Island

(231) 448-2505

Oakwood Red October Run

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

hansons-running.com www.beaverisland.org

Sat, 10/4/14

Lansing Christian School 5K

Sat, 10/4/14

Park It and Run

10K, 5K, 1M kid’s run 5KR/W, kids run

Wayne

Whitmore Lake

(734) 449-4437, x201 parkitandrun.weebly.com

Sat, 10/4/14 Sat, 10/4/14 Sat, 10/4/14

Portage Invitational Remembrance Run Scary Halloween Hallow

x-c meet, open 5K 5KR/W, 1MR/W 5KR, 1.5MFR

Portage Traverse City Port Huron

(269) 323-5233 (231) 941.8118 (810) 984-4847

www.portageinvite.com remembrancerun.com speedyraces.net/contact.html

Sat, 10/4/14 Sat, 10/4/14 Sat, 10/4/14

Steppin’ Up for Kids Wayne County Cross Country Championships Zonta Breast Cancer Awareness Run/Walk

5KR/W HS X-C 5KR 5KR/W

Shelby Twp. Belleville Alpena

(248) 353-0921 (734) 416-7774 (989) 358-7297

childsafemichigan.org salemcrosscountry.org alpenazonta.org

5KR/W, kids run

michiganrunner.net

(313) 586-5486

runningfoundation.com

Lansing

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oakwood.org/redoctoberrun/

(517) 719-0603

lansingchristianschool.org

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Sun, 10/5/14 Sun, 10/5/14 Sun, 10/5/14

Sun, 10/5/14

Betsie Valley Run

13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids run

Gazelle Sports Kids Adventure Challenge MSU Federal Credit Union Dinosaur Dash

2hour kids adventure race 5KR/W, 1MR

(231) 378-4578

betsievalleyrun.com

(734) 929-9027

runscrumpy.com

(616) 940-9888 (517) 355-2370

gazellesports.com museum.msu.edu

Sun, 10/5/14

Red, White & Blue 26.2 Marathon

26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 6.2MR

Findlay, OH

Sleeping Bear Marathon & Half Marathon

26.2MR, 13.1MR

Flushing

(419) 422-4424

Sun, 10/5/14

10KR, 5KR

Empire

(231) 715-1406

Sun, 10/5/14 Sun, 10/5/14 Tue, 10/7/14

St.John’s Waltz Applefest 5K USA Marathon Championships Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

5KR/W, 1MR 26.2 MR, 10 MR, 5KR training

New Boston Minneapolis, MN Sterling Heights

stjohnsapplefestrun.weebly.com (763) 287-3888 twincitiesmarathon.org (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com

Tue, 10/7/14 Wed, 10/8/14 Thu, 10/9/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

(248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

Sat, 10/11/14 Sat, 10/11/14

Bark in the Dark - tentative date Drummond Island’s Fall on the Island Festival

5KR/W 5KR/W

Grand Rapids Drummond Island

(616) 791-8089 hswestmi.org (800) 737-8666 drummondislandfallfestival.com

(810) 233-8851

run4winerace.com

Sat, 10/11/14 Sat, 10/11/14 Sat, 10/11/14

Green Space 5K Lane Walker Foundation 5K Run Run for Health

5KR/W 5KR/W 10KR/W, 5KR/W

Mason Alma Hillsdale

(517) 589-8159 (989) 621-7332 (517) 437-5270

inghamconservation.com thelanewalkerfoundation.org runningfoundation.com

Thu, 10/9/14

Scrumpy Skedaddle

Thompsonville

Grand Rapids East Lansing

Run 4 Wine

4MR/W

Grand Blanc

redwhiteandblue26-2.com

enduranceevolution.com

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Sat, 10/11/14 Sat, 10/11/14 Sat, 10/11/14

Run Scream Run Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon Touching Souls 5K Walk/ Run and Remember

10KR, 5KR,1MR 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR

5KR/W

Ypsilanti (734) 929-9027 runscreamrun.com Volinia (574) 215-4779 cairnstoneadventuretours.com Potterville

(517) 881-2658

touchingsoulsfoundation.com

Sat, 10/11/14 Sun, 10/12/14 Sun, 10/12/14

Whistlestop Marathon and Half Marathon Dome Roam Halloween Hustle 5K

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

Ashland, WI East Lansing Lansing

(800) 284-9484 (517) 927-2447 (517) 483-6354

whistlestopmarathon.com sgp.msu.edu/home/race.php runningfoundation.com

Sun, 10/12/14 Sun, 10/12/14 Sun, 10/12/14

Hidden Forest Trail Run 8.5 M, 5.5 M, 2.5 M KDB Melanoma 5K Run/Walk 5KR/W, 1MR/W Portland St. Patrick Fall Festival Half Marathon and 5K 13.1MR, 5KR/W

Clarkston MIlford Portland

(810) 487-0954 (313) 505-2445 (517) 647-1709

gaultracemanagement.com melanomawalk.org runningfoundation.com

Sun, 10/12/14 Sun, 10/12/14 Sun, 10/12/14

Race for Radmoor Race for Ralya Run2payitforward Half Marathon

Okemos (517) 290-1436 Haslett Lerchss@haslett.12.mi.us White Lake Twp. (248) 321-9813

5KR/W, 1MR/W, kids run 5KR, Kids Run 13.1MR, 5KR

Sun, 10/12/14 Wild Life Marathon

26.2M, 13.1M, 5K, kids run Concord

http://tiny.cc/p4t0ax runningfoundation.com run2payitforward.com

Sterling Heights

(517) 392-8250

(586) 323-9683

wildlifemarathon.org

Grosse Pointe Sterling Heights Grosse Pointe

(248) 693-9900 (586) 822-8606 (248) 693-9900

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

5KR/W 5KR/W, 1MR

Royal Oak Holt Rockford

(248) 616-9665 (517) 827-9670 (517) 719-1195

hansons-running.com ymcaoflansing.org kentcountyparksfoundation.org

5KR/W, kids run 5KR/W 2MR

Hastings Holt Midland

(517) 543-7500 (517) 922-0089 (989) 513-5222

runningfoundation.com dragonsinthewoods.weebly.com grandmaspumpkinpatch.com

Heritage Run 5K 5KR/W Michigan High School Cross Country U.P. State Finals 5KR Panther Prowl 5K 5KR/W

Lansing Marquette Ionia

guities@lcc.edu (517) 332-5046 (616) 527-3561

runningfoundation.com www.mhsaa.com runsignup.com

Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14

Race to Restore St. Mary 5K SVSU 5K Run and Walk

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

Lansing Williamston Saginaw

lanscemfriends@aol.com runsignup.com (517) 803-5558 (989) 964-4215 race-mrm.com

Sat, 10/18/14 Sun, 10/19/14

USA Half Marathon Trail Championships Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon

13.1MR 26.2M, 13.1MR/W, relay, 5K

Bellingham, WA Detroit, Windsor, ONT (313) 222-6676

Sun, 10/19/14 Sun, 10/19/14 Tue, 10/21/14

Racing for Recovery Run Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

10KR, 5KR/W, 1/4 MFR Sylvania, OH 26.2 MR, 13.1MR, 5KR, kids run Toronto, ON training Sterling Heights

Tue, 10/21/14 Wed, 10/22/14 Thu, 10/23/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Sun, 10/12/14

TCTC Lighthouse Half Marathon

13.1MR

Traverse City

info@lighthousehalf.com

Tue, 10/14/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Tue, 10/14/14 Tue, 10/14/14 Wed, 10/15/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Shadywoods/Youngsters Cross-Country Invitational Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

X-C Meet

Thu, 10/16/14 Fri, 10/17/14 Sat, 10/18/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Boo 5K Trail Run Bailey’s Doggie Dash

Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14

CASA Superhero Run Dragons in the Woods Farmer Dash Cropstacle Run

Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14 Sat, 10/18/14

Sun, 10/19/14 Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon

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26.2 MR, 13.1 MR

michiganrunner.tv

hansons-running.com

usatf.org freepmarathon.com

Grand Rapids (616) 293-3145 grandrapidsmarathon.com

Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

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lighthousehalf.com

(419) 824-8462 3disciplines.com (416) 944-2765 torontowaterfrontmarathon.com (586) 323-9683 hansons-running.com (248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com


2014 Event Calendar Thu, 10/23/14 Sat, 10/25/14 Sat, 10/25/14

Run 4 Your Life 5K 3 Discipliones Last Try Triathlon Bad Apple Ultra

5KR/W, kids run triathlon 3,6, or 12 hour relay or solo R

Holland Gaylord Greenville

(616) 392-3610 hfhclinic.org info@3disciplines.com 3disciplines.com (616) 835-4364 badappleultra.com

Sat, 10/25/14 Sat, 10/25/14

Emily Schmidt Memorial Trunk or Treat Trot Escape from Terror 5K Extreme Run

5KR/W, 1MFR 5KR

Clarkston Gaylord

(248) 625-1611 (231) 546-2229

clarkstonumc.org 3disciplines.com

Sat, 10/25/14 Sat, 10/25/14 Sat, 10/25/14

Escape the Terror Xtreme Run Frightening 5K and Haunted Hilly Half Marathon Great Turtle Half Marathon

5KR, kids run 13.1MR, 5KR 13.1 MR, 5.7 MR/W

Gaylord Bristol, IN Mackinac Island

(231) 546-2229 (574) 293-1683 (810) 487-0954

3disciplines.com/ stonesouppromotions.com runmackinac.com

Sat, 10/25/14 Sat, 10/25/14

The Zombie Dash U of M/MSU Tailgate Challenge

5KR 5KR/W

Grand Rapids Flint

Sat, 10/25/14 Sun, 10/26/14 Sun, 10/26/14

USA 50 Mile Road Championships Hansons Group Run Kesler for Kids at NPH 5K Walk/Run

50MR training 5KR/W

Green Bay, WI Lake Orion Bath Twp.

Sun, 10/26/14 Sun, 10/26/14 Sun, 10/26/14

Race to Make A Difference Run Thru Hell Halloween Tim Gordon - Quad A 10 Miler

8KR, 5KR/W,1MR 10MR, 5KR

East Lansing Pinckney Grand Ledge

10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Plymouth

Sat, 10/25/14 Cross-Country Classic

Sat, 10/25/14 Headless Horseman 5K

Sun, 10/26/14 Wicked Halloween Run

5KR, 4KR, 3KR

10KR, 5KR

Sun, 10/26/14

Twin Rivers 5K

5KR/W, kids run

Tue, 10/28/14

Hanson Speed Session -Tuesdays

training

Tue, 10/28/14 Wed, 10/29/14 Thu, 10/30/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays

Sat, 11/1/14 Sat, 11/1/14 Sat, 11/1/14

Ann Arbor

(734) 330-7931 www.aatrackclub.org

Howell (517) 546-0693 howellrecreation.org/HeadlessHorseman5K.html

usatf.org (248) 693-9900 hansons-running.com (312) 386-7471 friendsoftheorphans.org/shinsky5k (616) 201-7281 runsignup.com (517) 702-0226 runningfoundation.com kevn.r.jones26.mil@mail.mil runningfoundation.com

(248) 345-6168 wickedhalloweenrun.com (989) 855-2646

ioniaschools.or

(586) 323-9683

hansons-running.com

Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe Royal Oak

(248) 693-9900 (248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com hansons-running.com

Give It Away 5K / 10K 10KR, 5KR/W Michigan High School Cross Country L.P. State Finals 5KR Muddy Watters Cider Slam 4MR

Brighton Brooklyn Rochester Hills

(810) 355-8459 facebook.com/pages/GiveItAway (517) 332-5046 www.mhsaa.com (248) 320-5705 jeffwatters.com

Sat, 11/1/14 Sat, 11/1/14 Sun, 11/2/14

Outrun Hunger Run of the Dead, a Race Through Southwest Detroit D.O. Monster Dash

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

Commerce Township Detroit East Lansing

(248) 887-3700 (313) 842-0986 (509) 991-0492

outrunhunger.com savorsouthwestdetroit.org runningfoundation.com

Sun, 11/2/14 Sun, 11/2/14 Tue, 11/4/14

d’Ear Trail 5K/ 10K Race ING New York City Marathon Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays

10KR, 5KW 26.2 MR

Haslett New York City Grosse Pointe

(517) 655-9698 (212) 423.2249 (248) 693-9900

www.theear.org www.nyrrc.org hansons-running.com

Wed, 11/5/14 Thu, 11/6/14 Sat, 11/8/14

Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Bell’s Beer Iceman Cometh Challenge

27MB

Grosse Pointe Royal Oak Kalkaska

(248) 693-9900 (248) 616-9665 (231) 922-5926

hansons-running.com hansons-running.com iceman.com

Sat, 11/8/14 Sat, 11/8/14 Sat, 11/8/14

Hideous Holiday Sweater Run Hightail It for Heroes Road Hawg Classic

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

Milford Shelby Twp. Battle Creek

(248) 595-8526 (248) 475-6411 (269) 969-3441

scleroderma.org/michigan essmichigan.org greatlakeschampionchip.com

Sat, 11/8/14 Sat, 11/8/14

USA Marathon Trail Championships Woldumar Nature Center Run-a-Munk

26.2MR 13.1M, 10K, 5K, kids run

Moab, UT Lansing

Sun, 11/9/14

Clarkston State Bank Backroads Half Marathon & 10K

Sun, 11/9/14

Muir

mark@miadventureracing.com zombiedash.com (810) 659-6493 gaultracemanagement.com

Sterling Heights

Big Bird Run

10KR, 4KR, 1MR/W

Roseville

Highland Rugged Man- Tentative Date The Burg Trail Run

4.8MR, 2MW 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR

Highland Laingsburg

Tue, 11/11/14 Tue, 11/11/14 Wed, 11/12/14

Fall Colors Bridge Race Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

5.4MR/W

Thu, 11/13/14 Sat, 11/15/14

Hansons Group Run - Thursdays Dirty Duel

Sun, 11/9/14 Sun, 11/9/14

Sat, 11/15/14

Original Ann Arbor Turkey Trot

Tue, 11/18/14 Wed, 11/19/14

Hansons Group Run - Tuesdays Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays

Sun, 11/16/14 Kona Chocolate Run

10K, 5K, Iron Turkey, 1M 6KR, 3.1MR

10KR, 5KR/W,1MR

michiganrunner.net

Clarkston

Mackinaw City Grosse Pointe Grosse Pointe

usatf.org (517) 927-8955 woldumarnaturecenter.wildapricot.org

(586) 445-5480

roseville-mi.gov

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Don Richmond’s Bumper Run celebrated 20 years in a snowy Stony Creek Metropark, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Joel Koslowski (bib 1103) finished the six mile run in 46:00 and Tammy Nowik (bib 1112) finshed third female in 37:26.

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Autistic Runner ‘Takes it to the Howse’ By Ron Marinucci

“Although both children and adults demonstrate difficulties with social interactions and communications, some people with autism are brilliant,” he continued. Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disorder in the United States, affecting 1 percent of children between ages three and 17, according to the Autism Society. As many as 1.5 million Americans now live with it. One of Drapal’s autistic students in Livonia was Scott Howse, who has since achieved a great deal with his running.

valuable runner on the 2008 men’s cross country team. He has been inspired and motivated by his faith, close family and running.

His family and teammates yelled for Scott to quit, but he shouted, “I’m gonna finish!” Once he did, McGreevy sent him to the on-duty trainer, who suggested a trip to the hospital. X-rays confirmed the collarbone was broken.

The Howses are a running family. Father Ken won a Big Ten championship while running at the University of Illinois. All three of Scott’s brothers — Tim, Shawn and Franklin — ran in high school and college.

The next day the family doorbell rang. “We’ve come to see ‘The Warrior!’” sang the senior cross country captains, who brought cookies they’d baked themselves.

“I’m the only nonrunner in the family,” said Mom Connie. “But I’m a charter member of the family fan club!”

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utism is a complex developmental disorder,” said Bob Drapal, retired after more than 30 years as a social worker in the Livonia Public Schools. “Each person can be affected differently.

“The story still circulates at Churchill, especially when runners complain about their aches and pains,” said McGreevy.

Scott Howse raced for Schoolcraft College.

Scott began to run “at two years old,” he said. He was home-schooled by his mother until junior high, but running began before that. “One (home-school) parent started a cross country team when Scott was 11 or 12,” Connie said. “Scott and Tim were interested and joined.”

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Scott got lost in the woods during his first race. Other runners were finishing, but not him. “Where’s Scott?” family members remember asking. Finally he emerged, running to the finish. In the next race, students not running climbed trees to serve as course marshals to help keep Scott on the course. This was a problem because he usually led in races. Later, Ken obtained maps of courses or even ran them beforehand to prevent Scott from getting lost again.

A very young Scott Howe hits the track with his dad Ken. Howse was diagnosed at age three with autism, educationally and medically. He didn’t begin talking until he turned six. Yet he’s grown accomplished in many ways. Howse is pursuing a general studies degree at Schoolcraft College, has completed a job-training program and worked part-time while attending classes. He writes for the Autism Lighthouse website; included are several poems he’s written about running. In receiving a special recognition award from Community Living Services, he gave a speech to 1,000 attendees. Howse won the city-wide Livonia middle school cross country championship. He received the Most Inspirational/Unsung Hero Award at Livonia Churchill High School. At Schoolcraft he was named the most 46

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When he enrolled at Riley Middle School, Scott joined the cross country team. “By eight grade, he was winning everything,” said Connie. He was unbeaten that year in track and cross country, winning the city meet. As a Churchill High School, he won the citywide 1600- and 3200-meter freshmen championships and ran a leg of the winning 3200-meter relay team. In 10th grade he had a harrowing experience. “I ran a race with a broken collarbone,” Scott said. “I didn’t know I had it.” Congestion at the start of a race in Monroe ended in a pile-up; down he went. “I didn’t feel it until the end,” he said. “But Coach knew it.” Coach John McGreevy recalled the incident. “Scott’s arm was hanging limp. I was thinking, ‘Bee sting.’ Who could run with a broken collarbone?”

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Howse lettered in three of four years at Churchill. His junior season was marred by health issues. “But he was still involved with the team, helping out at practices and meets,” said McGreevy.

“Scott was a very competitive young man. He went out with the rest of the guys, hanging with them,” the coach continued. “His disability didn’t harm him in any way. “Even more, he helped the other kids on the team. They saw him overcome his disability. He ran and won, inspiring and motivating teammates.” Howse continued racing at Schoolcraft College, coached by Ed Kozloff, who revived the cross country team there after 20 years. Kozloff remembered the first day Howse came to practice in August 2008. “We went to a middle school track,” he said, “planning to warm up, doing 800, 400, 800, 400 meters, then cooling down. “The teammates had just met Scott and didn’t know him,” Kozloff continued. “He led the first half mile, then the quarter. It was a hot August day, early practice. I was looking at 80 to 85 seconds for the first quarter-mile. Scott came in at 70! And the second half, he ran even faster “Scott made everyone faster. He was always at the front.” In “10 or 11 meets” that first season, Howse had an 8K PR of 30:45. For a time, Kozloff thought that was the school record. That year Scott was the team’s Most Valuable Runner. Like McGreevy, Kozloff saw the relationship as a learning experience for everyone. “Scott was an addition that 99 percent of cross country teams never experience,” said Kozloff. “He was adopted well by his teammates —and had to remember new names as well.” In 2008, the team traveled to the Disney World Cross Country Classic. On the flight, “most of the teammates were sleeping or reading magazines,” Kozloff remembered. “Scott pulled out his math book


to do homework, showed it to my wife, Sue, and asked, ‘How’s that look?’” Howse enjoyed the trip. “There were more than 1,000 runners and I ran well,” he said. He was ineligible to run the next year due to the number of credit hours he had completed. As an autistic student, he had taken and passed the required courses, but those didn’t meet NCAA standards for non-autistic students. When the situation was explained to NCAA officials, they reacted with, “We’ve never had a case like this,” Kozloff remembered. “While all was being sorted, Scott trained with us and went to meets, running unattached. It was almost like he was redshirted.”

Howse has used up his college eligibility but continues to run with the team as an unattached participant. “This is his sixth season running with the Schoolcraft cross country team,” Kozloff said. “This year was one of his best.”

In December, Howse was featured in the PBS documentary “A Wider World,” which examined successes of people with disabilities.

Scott, now 29, ran a 30:25 at this year’s Spartan Invitational, his second fastest 8K ever. “His best was 29:50 in 2010,” said Kozloff. Two weeks later, he ran 18:21 at the Madonna 5K. On the roads, Howse was first in his age group and 12th overall (19:00) of more than 1,300 finishers in the Crim 5K. At the Detroit Free Press 5K, he was an age-group runner-up and sixth overall (of 2,669) with 18:16.

“Scott’s determination, drive and courage never cease to amaze us,” Connie said. “The busier he is, the happier he is. He certainly still has problems, but doesn’t let his autism stand in the way of having a full, productive life. “We hope Scott’s story will inspire and encourage other families and people with autism to strive to do their best,” she continued, “and for all of us to realize that everyone — ‘normal’ or disabled — is a valuable creation of God and can be productive.” - MR -

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In 2010, Howse was an Academic All-American, the lone autistic athlete so honored. His mother is unaware of “any other athletes in the country with autism who successfully competed at the collegelevel in cross country. Maybe there are, but I haven’t heard of any,” Connie said. Kozloff and Ken Howse think autism helped Scott with running. “He’s extremely focused, with homework and running,” said Kozloff. “When it’s time to run, Scott runs,” his father added. “Autistic people are routine-oriented. It helps with running. When Scott comes home, he says, ‘It’s time to run.’ And he does.” sixth vertical template_sixth vertical 2/18/14 3:17 PM Page 1

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Portland Winter Run: Cold Weather, Warm Rewards

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By Tracey Cohen

Winter? What Winter? Shepherd high school girls barely notice winter at the Portland Winter Run. PORTLAND (1/18/14) — “Wintry indeed,” reminisced Michigan Runner editor Scott Sullivan, who ran Portland 10 years ago. “Still remember the postrace chili.” Both the weather and Portland High School cross country coach Pat Duff’s homemade vegetarian chili were true to form as nearly 200 of Michigan’s finest

toed the line for the 17th annual Portland Winter Run 5K, starting and finishing at the school.

“It’s a fun, crazy thing to do,” Stanton said. “We do this race every year,” said Shepherd High School runner Hugh Stanton. “It’s always a good time!” “Chilly” too, as Shepherd’s boys team ran shirt-

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“It’s a good workout,” affirmed Shepherd coach Corey Hammel, “and the girls always have a blast!” A sentiment echoed by 73-year-young grand master winner Ellen Nitz, 31:51. “I’ve run this about eight times,” she said. “I really enjoy the camaraderie, challenge of the weather, hills and of course the chili!” Amber Gall, 12, the women’s winner in 19:43, said she “enjoyed pushing myself through the snow.” Donald Richmond, 28, led the men in 16:51. For complete results and information on the next year’s run, visit www.runningfoundation.com/Portland_Winter_Ru n.html. - MR -


5/3 New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/ Walk,Detroit

Temperatures Low, Spirits High at Belle Isle Run By Tracey Cohen DETROIT (12/31/13) — “It’s a beautiful day on Belle Isle!” exclaimed Jeanne Bocci, director and founder of the 44th annual Fifth Third Bank Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk. And it was.

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Despite stiff winds and frigid temperatures, more than 1,000 entrants shared fun and camaraderie in the 5K and children’s fun run. “It’s a good way to end the old year and start the new one on a high note,” said Rodd Monts, back for his eighth straight year here. “I love the atmosphere and support.”

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running and walking community, for supporting us and bringing your kids,” she said. While nearly 150 children took part in the Fun Run, more ran the 5K, earning trophies for their efforts. Winning Hansons Running Shop gift certificates were the top three men’s and women’s 5K finishers: Ricardo Galindo (16:43), Jeff Wilson (16:53) and Jacob Wernet (17:37); and Allison Shannon (20:12), Samantha Hansen (20:30) and Nicole Derrick (21:00). For complete results and information about next year’s New Year’sEve run, visit http://www.belleislefunrun.com. - MR -

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Old Man Racing By Dave Foley

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oug Kurtis, who just ran his 200th sub-3hour marathon, makes it look easy. For the rest of us on the far side of 60, competing is a bit more of a challenge. I used to wake up on race day, jump in the car, drive to the race site, jog a mile, do a couple sprints and line up at the starting line. Not anymore.

No more racing flats. I need more than a quarterinch of midsole between my feet and the road. My race goals are modest. It’s been 30 years since I broke 2:30 in the marathon. Now I’ll be ecstatic to break 23 minutes in the 5K. The easy flowing stride of my youth has been squeezed down to a short, choppy, zombie-like quickstep. When I run my feet stay so close to the ground I could play soccer with a golf ball.

Now my first moves of the day have the grace of Frankenstein as I clump around with a stiff back and on creaking legs trying to loosen up. Actually “loosen up” is a misnomer. What I’m really trying to do is reach a state of being “less stiff.”

The starting gun fires and instantly I’m young again, a Pavlovian runner responding instinctively to a stimulus. My legs are fresh and I surge forward.

The warm-up starts at home with walking. Then I pedal a couple miles on a bike. Finally, after arriving at the race site, I jog a mile, gently do a couple pickups and find a place among the runners lined up behind the starting line.

Unfortunately in races, my brain tends to write checks my legs can’t cash. I keep reminding myself. “Don’t go out too fast.” I watch the lead vehicle disappear with the frontrunners, then try to hold back and not give in to the temptation to chase the swift ones who pass me. I tell myself as long as I can’t see the sag wagon coming up on me, it’s OK.

I’m behind the gazelles who are racing for hardware, and a pack of pint-sized kid runners. These tiny speedsters will invariably race off like panicked squirrels, full of enthusiasm but destined to flame out.

I always feel good the first mile — actually not much different than when I was in my heyday. That is until I hear the mile split and am jarred back to reality of being an old slow guy who is way past his prime.

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Dave Foley competes in Cadillac cross country colors. races there might not even be three entered in the 65-69 bracket. I might even be vying for the “oldest finisher” award. Yes, I have had that distinction. While I can get used to having lots of runners ahead of me, it is a bit ego-deflating to have baby joggers and dogs on leashes surge by. Halloween races can be depressing. One year I was just winning a spirited competition with a guy in a bear suit when a little girl in a ballerina costume and someone dressed up as a cereal box blew by me. By the second mile, my legs start to feel like wood and it is apparent that, once again, I have gone out too fast. My efforts might be described as “gamely making my way to the finish.” The spectators become supportive. Instead of hearing cries of “Kick it in” and “Way to go,” I hear “You can do it” and plaintive calls to “Finish strong.” When I round that last corner and see the finish banner, the old urge to sprint rushes over me. But my hamstrings now have the suppleness of old clay. Still, I pump my arms and leg it home. In the chute I am totally spent. As I bend over trying to suck in air, invariably a race worker rushes over asking, “Are you OK? Can I help you?” Though I don’t want to worry this concerned individual, inside I am smiling. Racing, I have discovered, no matter how old you are, is still about giving it your best effort. - MR -


Book Review

By Ron Marinucci “Anatomy of Running: A Trainer’s Guide to Running” by Philip Striano, DC. 160 pages, paperback. $24.95. Available at www.fireflybooks.com.

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unners have hundreds of training books available to them. “Anatomy of Running” by Philip Striano separates itself from the pack with captivating illustrations that appear almost three-dimensional. Striano, a certified chiropractic sports physician, has a series of related books, including ones for golfers, cyclists and general back health. This one is subtitled “A Trainer’s Guide to Running,” but runners as well as “trainers” of all abilities and experience can benefit from it.

surfaces such as trails, asphalt, synthetic tracks and concrete; and gadgets that can help with training (dumbbells, Swiss balls, resistance bands, etc.). The primer focuses on common injuries experienced by runners — runner’s knee, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and stress fractures, among them. The meat of the book contains stretching and strengthening exercises that will benefit runners and other athletes. Several dozen pages are devoted to running-specific exercises. Two equally-long sections offer exercises that target primary and secondary core muscle groups.

The book opens with a dozen or so pages focused on running in general: “Why We Run,” “Running Routine” and “Running Injury Primer.” They are introductory and not particularly noteworthy.

The final part of the book, fewer than 20 pages, provides suggestions on how to put together the exercises into a workout. It also includes English and Latin glossaries and an “Icon Index” They include the benefits of running, such as which directs readers to specific exerburning calories, regulating cholesterol and increasing sixth vertical template_sixth vertical 12/7/13 10:58 AM Page 1 cises by photographs. bone density; what to wear (types of running shoes, sports bras); benefits and detriments of various running Many of the exercises are familiar to veteran runners. But others will be new and, more important, helpful. Some require aids such as Swiss and medicine balls and anaerobic steps. But many require nothing except one’s own body weight. Particularly interesting are those which aim at iliotibial band syndrome and Achilles tendinitis. Explanations accompany each exercise. They include areas of the body targeted and the benefits to be gained. There are cautions and degrees of difficulty — beginner, intermediate, advanced. Detailed explanations of how to do each exercise are clearly written. They include tips on how to “Do It Right” as well as what to “Avoid.”

As noted, what separates “Anatomy” are the color illustrations. They include photographs of runners/athletes performing the exercises as well as schematic anatomical drawings that show the targeted muscles, tendons, etc. during the exercise. Few runners will have time for each and every one of these exercises. But a good number of them can be incorporated into a well-rounded training schedule. Knowledge provided by the text and, especially, the illustrations can’t help but aid a runner’s overall training. - MR -

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Michigan Runner TV Guide Show Schedule Through June

Dexter Ann Arbor Run, 2013 Sochi Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia Kona Grand Slam, Northville Kona St. Patrick's Day Run, Northville

Alma Festival of Races, Alma Terry B's Kids’ Runs, Ann Arbor Dexter - Ann Arbor Run, Ann Arbor

Pot O'Gold, Flint Boston Marathon, Boston, Massachusetts Cinco de Mayo, 5 & 10K, Flint

Plymouth YMCA Father’s Day Run, Plymouth Kona Run, Northville

Novi Half Marathon, Novi Weekend Warrior Marathon, Armada Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland

Brian Diemer Family of Races, Cutlerville Cheetah Chase at Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek

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Club and Goodhue Make Perfect Marriage By Tracey Cohen She remembered when Goodhue received his nickname “the Silver Bullet” at the Great Lakes Relay some 14 years ago.

president Mitch Garner. “More incredibly, he has captured this honor — best among all U.S. runners in his age group — for seven straight years.

“Doug,” she said, “ran the first leg for our team, Bunch of Running Savages. He led at the 5-mile mark to touch off to me. Imagine ‘the Silver Bullet’ appearing out of the fog and, an instant later, I led the race!

Working with the club’s USATF-certified head youth coach Joseph Codrington since December, Goodhue is now training for the USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships in Boston, where he seeks to break the 1-mile world record in the 70-74 age division.

“Doug has a gift, a work ethic and, most of all, shares his kindness and love of the sport,” she said. “Running makes us feel young,” said Goodhue, sharing the feeling of his 23-year wife Cindy.

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“Doug is sentimental and caring, honest and trustworthy, dedicated and motivating,” Cindy said. “He is very loving and proud of each of our four daughters, four son-in-laws and 10 grandchildren.” “Don’t get Doug started talking,” she added. “He won’t stop.”

In addition, Goodhue aims along with his agegroup teammates to again win the 2014 USA Masters Long Distance Running Championships Club Grand Prix. Goodhue and Suzi Stock co-coach many runners, plus he directs the Challenge and Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. “Doug works hard, sets goals every year and hasn’t missed many of them,” Cindy Goodhue said. “I joined the AATC because I wanted to be a better runner,” said the Elmo Award winner. Mission accomplished … and so much more.

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y running life changed after I joined the Ann Arbor Track Club,” said Doug Goodhue, 2013 recipient of the Elmo Award for his contributions to running and club efforts. Members’ feelings are mutual. Dan Gamble, a member when Goodhue joined in 1985, recalled the late John Rogucki describing him: “Doug has taken his running to new levels, is nationally-ranked and puts in a lot of time organizing club races. In my view, he has done a very good job,” Rogucki said. Goodhue’s contributions since then include directing the club’s John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge since Rogucki’s widow, Joanie, moved west in 2008. “The race continues to flourish under his tutelage,” said Joanie. “Doug has my deep respect and friendship.”

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Foot Locker Champ Fisher Adds Gatorade Award By Scott Sullivan

The Grand Blanc High School junior — who skipped the Michigan High School Athletic Association cross country state finals two years ago to play for his school’s soccer team, then won the Division 1 finals Nov. 2, 2013 — has had an, um, nice run since our bimonthly print edition last checked in on him. Fisher won the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional in Kenosha, Wisc., Nov. 30, then the Foot Locker national title Dec.14 in San Diego, edging John Dressel of Colbert, Wash., in a thrilling finish, 15:07 to 15:10. The honors have kept piling up this winter, most recently when the Gatorade Co., in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, named Fisher its 2013-14 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year.

Michigan Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year honors in 1999-00 and 2000-01. “It felt great to surprise Grant with the award and welcome him into one of the most prestigious legacy programs in high school sports,” said Ritzenhein. “Gatorade has been on the sidelines fueling athletic performance for years, so to be recognized by a brand that understands the game and helps athletes perform is a huge honor for these kids.” The award, which recognizes not only athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and character shown on and off the field, distinguishes Fisher as the nation’s best high school boys cross country runner.  A national advisory panel comprised of sport-specific experts and sports journalists helped select him from nearly 250,000 prep runners nationwide.

Fisher is now a finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award, to be presented at a special afternoon ceremony prior to The ESPY Awards in July. Former Gatorade National The 5-foot-8, 135-pound Fisher was surprised Players of the Year include Super Bowl Most Valuwith the news at school by three-time USA 12K able Player Peyton Manning, WNBA all-time leadCross Country champion and fellow Michigan nathird square template_third square 2/10/14 8:04 PM ingPage scorer1and rebounder Lisa Leslie, NFL all-time tive Dathan Ritzenhein, who earned Gatorade

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or a soccer player, Grant Fisher can sure run distances.

Foot Locker Champion Grant Fisher celebrates as he breaks the tape. leading rusher Emmitt Smith and major league baseball Cy Young Award winner Zach Grienke. Fisher did not lose a race all season. In addition to national, regional and state titles, he placed first at the Portage and Jackson invitationals, Nike/Holly/Duane Raffin Festival of Races, KLAA Lakes Conference Championships and Division 1 state regionals. The Grand Blanc junior, who also received an all-state honorable mention last fall in soccer, has maintained a 3.95 grade-point average in the classroom. A peer tutor in his school, he has volunteered locally on behalf of a winter coat drive and youth sports programs.  “Of all the top guys in the country,” said Dyestate.com editor Doug Binder, “he’s the only one who went undefeated. With the national championship on the line, he was able to pull something out of reserve and get the job done. Grant matured by leaps and bounds as a distance runner last fall and I think we’re going to hear a lot more from him (during track season) in the spring.” “Without question, Grant is deserving of recognition based on his statistics on the field and the impact his accomplishments have had on Grand Blanc’s success,” said Gatorade vice president/brand marketing Morgan Flatley. “But he is also a shining example to peers and aspiring young athletes of what a leader and a student-athlete should be.”  - MR -

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Super 5K: Snowy Roads, Sunny Smiles

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Runners hit the snowy roads at the start of the Super 5K. NOVI (2/2/14) – “It was awful!” laughed Running Fit vice president Steve Angerman of the Super 5K. “Like running on the beach … but it was fun because everyone had to do it.” That they did, as nearly 2,000 runners came together at the Novi Civic Center for 3.1 snowy miles, thanks to a snowstorm the day before. Slippery conditions did little to deter the crowd or dim spirits. First-year participant Tiffany Hyttinen “loved the atmosphere and the course. It was like running in sand,” she said. “Everything was well-marked and -organized.” “It was well worth the effort to get here,” said Ellen Nitz, 73. “I will remember this race for a long time.” “This race is all about fun and a celebration of getting together with my running friends,” said race director Randy Step. “These people who come out in the dead of winter are the best!” Lee Shaw led the charge with a winning time of 17:41, while Rachel Barrett prevailed for the women in 21:02. The top masters were John Graham in 21:01 and Carol Woods in 23:54. Medals, pint glasses and mouth-watering “junk food,” compliments of Aleko’s Restaurant & Catering, awaited finishers. For complete results and information on Super 5K 2015, visit http://runsuperbowl.com. - MR michiganrunner.net

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Growing Up with Running By Dave Foley

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always wondered if my children would be runners. I hoped so, but more than that, I hoped that they would be able to make that choice without pressure. This would not be easy. My being a high school cross country coach, road race competitor and Michigan Runner’s editor put them in a runner’s environment every day. They were often asked by wellmeaning acquaintances, “Are you going to be a runner like your dad?”

the initiative when it came to running. Over the years we played baseball, soccer, basketball, went swimming, canoeing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and even running together. What we did depended on where we were, what season it was and what the most-recent stimuli were. If we watched a basketball game, there would come a sudden urge to shoot baskets. If a kid played on a baseball team, we played catch.

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This is an edited version of a column that first appeared in a 1987 issue of Michigan Runner

I don’t think they thought much about that question. But I did. It seemed to imply that whatever running they did would reflect my influence.

Ben, who was three years older than his sister, was the first to want to race. On Labor Day, Cadillac had a road race and, like many races in the 1980s, there was also a fun run.

If they succeeded it would be because their dad was coaching them; if they failed or appeared unhappy, it would be because I was putting too much pressure on them. It seemed when it came to running they would be known as Dave Foley’s kids rather than Ben or Betsy Foley.

It was in this mile-and-a-half fun run that eight year-old Ben made his racing debut. He ran hard, had fun and was proud of his finisher ribbon. He had a taste of racing and wanted more.

utes when he was 12, four minutes when he was 13.

Weekends for me, as an editor and competitor, MRSub0311_Sixth 9:52 take PM Pagemeant 1 races. The next spring, Ben joined me on my The best solution,Vertical I felt, was2/6/11 to let them racing road trips. I’d race the longer competitions and he’d do the short ones. We’d share race stories on the YES way home. About midway through the summer, Ben stated his intention to run the Labor Day 10K.

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Knowing he had never run farther than two or three miles, I encouraged him to run several times a week and work up to where he could test himself with a six-mile run so he would understand what it took to complete a 10K. I also knew kids don’t appreciate parents’ advice. Timing became important. When he brought up the subject of running, I tried to slip in some information about 10K training without being too obvious. Sometimes I would talk about someone, occasionally a fictitious being, who had asked me about running and I would relate the advice I had given. I tried to make these points as conversation pieces rather than parental advice. We began to run together; I kept the pace at a rate he could easily handle. How he finished on Labor Day didn’t concern me; it was how he felt about running that mattered.

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On race day he ran a 49:49 and was elated. I was proud and relieved to see him do so well. Each year during the spring he rediscovered running. He’d run a few days a week, race several events in the 5K to 10K range, and when fall came he’d pick up a basketball. When he was 10 and I was 40, I would finish 15 minutes ahead of him in a 10K. Each year the gap narrowed: to nine minutes when he was 11, five min-

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I felt like a mountain climber descending from a peak. Once I’d done a 10K in 31 minutes and now I was lucky to run a 36. Each year I’d look down the mountain and see Ben climbing toward me, his times edging toward mine. Coaching him became easier as his enthusiasm for running grew. We were now training partners. Several times a week we’d be out there gasping through speed work drills, charging up hill climbs side by side and trading surges on fartlek runs. Whatever knowledge I had about racing I shared with him. By the spring of his 14th year the gap was measured in seconds — my 17:19 in the Old Kent 5K was nearly matched by his 17:35. At the Dodge Park 3-Miler six weeks later, we lined up together. I took it out hard, hoping to wear him out so his superior kick wouldn’t be there for a sprint finish. He knew that’s what I’d do, so he hung just off my shoulder, running comfortably. Two miles into the run he came up beside me, then pulled away, never looking back. “Looking back,” I’d told him, “tells the guy behind you are worried.” He obviously wasn’t worried, nor was I. I chased after him hoping to catch him, but at the same time happy to see that his strength was genuine. I never felt better about losing to someone. I think the question of “Are you going to be a runner like your dad?” has been answered. Ben Foley is a runner in his own right. Ben’s now 36, married and living in Brooklyn. Almost every day he finds time for a run. His sister also was a runner. In a future column she’ll be the focus as I recall being a cross country coach with your daughter on your team. - MR -


‘On the 12th K of Christmas ...’

Photo courtesy of Kacey Tulley

By Kacey Tulley

Christmas 12 K runners pose for a picture on the porch.

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Runner Santa checked his Naughty and Nice race entry list one last time, then gathered all the entrants. Instead of race bibs, we wore jingling bells and timing chips with a cup-around-the-neck.

These two may be conflict … or maybe not. Leave it to runners to find a new way to have fun, barely leaving one’s own backyard.

As we posed for a group picture on the porch, I looked at the crowd and, despite the chill in the air, felt warm. Here I was, among friends and strangers, all ear-to-ear grins and a common love.

From all over metro Detroit we came to celebrate Christmas by running a 1K route through St. Clair Shores … 12 times. The family-friendly “12Ks of Christmas” marked the season when we all come together as family.

Each K of Christmas was celebrated with a toast and food. After each lap we were welcomed with a generous pour and a jolly smile. What training plan doesn’t have you fueling at 1K intervals with a snowman peep and champagne?

The organizer, dressed as Runner Santa, attended to every runner’s Christmas race wish list. Every detail was thought through.

There was smoke from the fire, stories told and laughing. There was sloshing, slipping and sliding on snowy streets: everything a good winter-inMichigan-run should have.

y favorite quote is from “The Wizard of Oz”: “If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire, I won’t look any further than my own backyard.” My second favorite is from Amelia Earhart: “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.”

As we converged by the holiday fire, excitement grew. Friendly eyes peeked through face warmers and hats. Portable holiday lights replaced the standard reflective tape. I had found blinky finger gloves just for this event. Like Rudolph’s nose, they would guide me with colorful waves that flickered across the snow.

We ran slowly, meandered, sprinted sometimes, ate, drank and were merry. The 12Ks of Christmas gave me gifts of family, friends and running: three things that light up my life even more than the blinky finger gloves and bring me colorful adventures as near as the end of my street. - MR -

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Book Review

By Ron Marinucci “Uncommon Heart” by Anne Audain and John L. Parker, Jr. 2000. 278 pages. $16.95, paperback. Cedarwinds Publishing. www.runnersbooks.com.

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eaders who followed the growth of women’s running several decades ago will remember Anne Audain. Michigan runners may also recall she ran several “Bobby Crim 10-Milers,” as she notes twice in this book. One year she was a featured speaker at the expo, giving a lively and informative talk. The New Zealander was one of the top runners in the world in the 1980s and ‘90s. She was a multitime Olympic qualifier, gold and silver medalist at the British Commonwealth Games and 5000 meters world record holder. Audain was also one of the earliest openly professional women runners, especially shining on the roads, winning top U.S. races from 5Ks to half marathons. She was the first woman runner to have a Nike contract. Her autobiography recounts this and more in detail. It is well-written, co-authored with John L. Parker of “Once a Runner” and “Return to Carthage” fame, and illuminating on several levels. Her personal story is center stage, but there’s more. Audain was born with feet deformities; even walking was painful for her. Fortunately, she was introduced to a doctor who performed corrective surgery, allowing her to begin running seriously when she reached adolescence.

The number of road races she won — year after year — is eye-popping. Audain was known as a front-runner, rarely allowing others to set the pace, and for wearing makeup and fixing her hair before running races. There is more to Audain’s life than running and winning races. She was raised by adoptive parents almost from birth. Their support and level-headedness in her endeavors were significant. Only well into adulthood did she meet her birth parents and family, which included half a dozen siblings. Her first marriage was rocky, sometimes hurting her running efforts.

When she finally retired, many questioned Audain’s decision. They thought more good years were left in her running. But she never regretted her choice. “I am a very happy former athlete,” she says. Indeed, she’s stayed active promoting running as an ambassador for the sport, speaker and director of the Idaho Women’s Fitness Celebration in Boise, now in its 20th year, a run which has attracted tens of thousands of entrants. The book’s black-and-white photographs are interesting. An index and timeline or list of her races and times would have been welcome additions. Audain’s story is well told in “Uncommon Heart.” Throughout it her love of running continually shines through. Her concluding passage reads: “And nearly every day, no matter where I am on the planet or what else is going on in my life, I still head out the door and put myself in the wind. My feet pick up and move to the beat of an ancient melody, my arms swing in time-worn arcs, and as I begin to move, slowly at first, then faster, I become a sixth vertical vertical 12/15/13 12:52 PM little girl again template_sixth …” - MR -

Audain was on the ground floor of the women’s push into professional running. Although she lived comfortably, at least financially, once she signed contracts and won prize money, the early days were rough. It was, as she noted, “shamateurism,” but only for a select few till the barrier was broken. Politics, sexism and racism all reared their ugly heads, sometimes at her and her friends’ expense.

Once she showed promise, English coach Gordon Pirie took her under his tutelage. Alternately charming and abusive, he coached her for 10 years, when Audain finally shook his shackles. Then, under her new coach, John Davies, she blossomed.

Travel, bureaucracy and the pettiness and egos of some runners made the sport drudgery at times. It’s surprising to have her name a few real cads, even among running icons. But she’s also quick to identify wonderful people she met through running, giving credit to those who helped her. Audain tells She never succeeded much in the marathon, stories about some of the top runners of the day, insixth horizontal template_sixth horizontal 2/4/14 1:55 PM John PageWalker, 1 but at shorter distances she was often unbeatable. cluding Grete Waitz and more.

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Running with Tom Henderson By Tom Henderson

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t was deer-hunting season, 2011. A midweek night, which meant I was home in Detroit and my wife Kathleen was up north, where I’d live fulltime if I could make a living there. I can’t. She can as a nurse. So I commute on the weekends to our old, rehabbed one-room schoolhouse in the state forest northeast of Traverse City.

Call me when you know something, I said. Maybe it looks worse than it is. As we reconstructed it, we suspect a drunken deer hunter was to blame. We’re two miles south of M-72, two miles of gradual uphill on a dirt road that, just past our schoolhouse, peaks at a clearing hunters use as a gathering spot. They park there in the morning, heading out in various directions to hunt, then meet after sunset to pound down beers before heading home. During deer season, Kathleen and I clean up their beer cans every few days. Funny how the litterers only drink Old Milwaukee’s Best, Coors or Bud Light. Those who drink

Kathleen sees him, jumps up and down, waving her arms, nodding her head to get the miner’s light flashing up and down. Jade, who knows about cars, is off leash and steps off the road on the far side from Kathleen. Maddie, off leash too, steps off the road next to Kathleen. Harley, the big shepherd, is on leash and is pulled into the trees.

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About 8 p.m. Kathleen called. Hysterical. Breaking the news in chunks. Jade, one of our three dogs, had been hit by a car. Was hurt bad. Didn’t look like she would make it. One eye was hanging out, dangling by a thread of tissue. Had a bunch of cuts, was bleeding badly. They were on the way to the animal hospital.

Then, around the turn from the top of the hill, came a car flying down the road, the hunter probably late for dinner and worried about an angry wife.

At the last second, the driver sees Kathleen to his right, swerves hard to his left and plows into Jade at 35-40 mph. She goes flying. The driver brakes to a stop a way down the road, gets out and looks back to see Kathleen bent over Jade. He gets back in his car and floors it out of there.

craft beer don’t litter. Anyway, there was Kathleen, home from a 12hour day at the hospital, getting the dogs out for a short walk, nighttime the only safe time to walk them in the woods during deer season. She had a miner’s light strapped to her forehead, its blindingly-bright LED light hurling a beam into the night.

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Kathleen carries Jade, bleeding profusely, 200 yards to the schoolhouse while holding Harley’s leash so he can’t bolt. Calls me. I tell her it might be worse than it looks, call me when you know something. The more hours pass, the better I feel. At least Jade can’t be dead. Finally Kathleen calls. Jade has two broken ribs, numerous cuts, some bad, lost her eye, but doesn’t appear to have life-threatening injuries. Jade was 15 then, a 40-pound mongrel who looked like a small coyote, very fit, an avid runner, a heat-seeking missile when it came to racing down small game and squirrels. Her nickname? The Gentle Assassin. She was abused as a puppy and horribly afraid of men when my stepdaughter got her from the Humane Society as a pal for our two-year-old grandson. For years Jade kept a wary eye on me, ready at any moment to dodge a kick or duck a fist, though I never gave her cause for worry. Then one day I put the leash on her at our place up north and took her for a run. A friendship was born. Soon, the sight of me holding my running shoes would send her into tail-wagging ecstasy. When Jade was 10, we took her in fulltime. She’d been coming up to our place every other weekend or so, and she enjoyed her visits and runs so much that she’d spend the days in between back in St. Clair Shores depressed and listless. So our daughter Jennie, who had two other young dogs by then, suggested we make Jade happy. Jade was already best buds with our black lab, Maddie. A couple years later we rescued Harley, a BIG wolf-looking shepherd/malamute who was a gentle soul at heart. He’d been the dog of two of my wife’s patients. When they had to go into assisted living, their kids were going to put Harley down. No way, we said. We took him in and soon he was wagging his tail in ecstasy at the sight of running shoes and shorts, too.


We picked up Jade at the hospital two days later and her progress was remarkable. A week after the accident, she walked a mile with me. A week after that, she ran her first three-miler. She was eating like a horse, putting weight back on, getting used to being blind in her left eye. (No left turns, which might mean walking into a tree; make three right turns and keep everything in sight of the good eye.) The only thing wrong was she couldn’t pee on her own. Some would dribble out sporadically, and we took to putting doggie diapers on her. The vet said it was just a case of internal bruising and her bladder would need time to recover. A few weeks into her recovery, she didn’t eat one day. Didn’t eat the next. Took her back to the vet. She had a bladder infection because of not voiding properly. The vet put a catheter in her, literally stitching it in place to keep her bladder drained, and put her on antibiotics. She began eating again, then got sick from an infection at the catheter site. It had to be replaced. Another infection. Back on antibiotics. Eventually, we took Jade to her old vet in Grosse Pointe. He thought there might be undiagnosed injuries and sent her to a specialist. Boy, were there. She also had a broken tail and fractured spine. While it didn’t affect her legs, there would be a permanent loss of bladder control.

trail atop the sand cliffs that line Lake Michigan. Well, we snowshoed; the dogs ran. Jade kept up and did a little dance at the end like she likes to do to express the happiness running fills her with. Dodging and darting our way, a smile on her face.

marathon, longtime member of the Downtown Runners, frequent volunteer for the Motor City Striders, avid race-walker.

We drove home. Exhausted, Kathleen and I laid down for a nap, Maddie on the bed with us, the other dogs on the floor, one on each side of the bed.

Jade is 17, now, still going strong. She’s got bad cataracts in her one eye, is about 95 percent deaf. In the house, she looks so old, creaky, afraid of the stairs. Outside, though, getting ready for a run or a snowshoe? The years fall off. She looks like a different dog.

Five minutes later, Kathleen’s phone rang. She let it go to message, then worried it was her kids needing something, got up and checked the message. It was my sister, Traci. She’d stopped by our mom’s house to visit her and found her dead on the front room floor. She had been scheduled to move the next day into a senior apartment complex after living in her house in St. Clair Shores since 1955. On the way to or from the kitchen, she collapsed, dead at age 81 before she hit the ground, said the coroner. Heart attack or aneurism, no need to do an autopsy.

Funny how life works. Or doesn’t.

She can still follow a scent better than the other dogs. We did a three-mile snowshoe run after a big storm on Belle Isle in Detroit a few days before I wrote this. She didn’t have a hint of arthritis. Is master of the right turn. Can’t quite catch squirrels these days, but tracks down every interesting scent along the way, then realizing we have left her, comes catching up in a gallop, reaching us with a feint and a dart and a smile on her face.

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The specialist didn’t want to put Jade down. He showed Kathleen a way to do deep tissue massage of a dog’s belly. If the dog would let you do it, it sometimes forced the bladder to empty. Gentle Jade would let Kathleen do anything. And Kathleen soon had it down. Deep rub followed by a pee. But a few days later, Jade stopped eating. Back to the vet. The massage wasn’t voiding enough of the bladder. Back on antibiotics, followed by a return to health and eating. We decided it wasn’t fair to Jade to have her go through this roller-coaster over and over, not to mention that it was becoming incredibly expensive. We decided: If she gets sick, again, we’re going to have to put her down. She was fine for two weeks. Then one day Kathleen called me at work. Jade was sick again, hadn’t eaten in two days. She was taking her in to the vet in a few minutes and having her put down. An hour later, Kathleen called. She was sobbing. “It’s OK,” I said. “We did everything we could.” “No,” she said between sobs. “You don’t understand. There’s a bush by the front door of the vet’s. On the way in, Jade stopped, lifted her leg and peed. She peed! I canceled the visit. Jade’s alive. She’s home.” The dog’s nerve cells in her bladder had regenerated. Five minutes before she was going to be killed, she had her first voluntary pee since she was hit by the car. The urge to pee saved her life. A week after that, Jan. 15, 2012, we put Jade through the final test. We took the dogs to the Leelanau Peninsula for four miles of snowshoeing along a

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