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CONTENTS

Contributors

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President’s Letter

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Running Briefs News and notes

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Letters to the Editor

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50th Anniversary Recap Lifetime achievement awards

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On the Run To market we go

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Race Results

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Race Recap Ron Daws 25K

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Race Calendar

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Race Photos MDRA 7 Mile

Tips from the Top Josh Moen

MDRA Member Profile Megan Johnson

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Fred Kurz 10 Mile Mudball 4 Mile

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14 A Lifelong Pursuit

“Mature” Minnesota runners push back the clock and inspire the next generation

On the Cover: David Green wins the Cinqo de Mayo 5 Mile in Minneapolis. Photo by Wayne Kryduba

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Credits Managing Editor: HeidiKellerMiler

Senior Editor: MarkC.Syring

Kathryn Benhardus is a veteran masters runner and has completed six ultra relays with her team, Do Not Go Gentle. She is a level one certified USATF coach and is currently gearing up to coach the MDRA Women’s Running Camp this coming spring.

Art Director/Layout Artist: JasonLehmkuhle

Advertising Coordinator/Sales: HeidiKellerMiler

Photographer: WayneKryduba

Bill Knight

is a freelance writer, a runner and a long time MDRA volunteer. He has served on the board of directors and as vice president of MDRA. He quit smoking and started running in the mid 1980s, prompting some non-running friends to say he just substituted one bad habit for another.

Results: JackMoran

MDRA Officers:

Candy Patrin is a writer who can be spotted running in the St. Croix River Valley area with her training partner, Radar, a chocolate Labrador Retriever. She never tires of listening to running stories and is always on the lookout for article ideas. This year, Candy plans to get in more trail runs and compete in local races. She can be reached at cpatrin@frontiernet.net.

Kristine Smith is one of those strange marketing types who spends way too much time being fascinated by consumer behavior. In her free time, she writes, spends time with her sons, organizes Randy’s Run 5K and does a little running to offset her chocolate addiction.

MikeIserman,President NormChamp,VicePresident KathrynBenhardus,Secretary JodyKobbervig,Treasurer KirkWalztoni,PastPresident

MDRA Board Members:

PaulArneberg,NathanCampeau, DarrellChristensen,NoelleFrost, KristinJohnson,MaryJohnson, HeatherKick-Abrahamson,BillKnight BillKullback,MichaelNawrocki, AndrewPlackner,MelissaWieczorek

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Phillip Gary Smith, of Minneapolis, writes for Snowshoe Magazine, Midwest Events and a different form of racing: Radioactive Drag Racing News at www.go2geiger.com. He recently released his second book, Harmonizing: Keys to Living in the Song of Life at www.ultrasuperior.com. He is with the investment firm of Feltl and Company.

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BY MICHAEL ISERMAN

Dear RunMinnesota Readers, In my inaugural letter printed in the March/April issue of RunMinnesota, I proposed several goals for MDRA in 2011. One of these stated goals is to “reverse the membership trend to show significant growth over 2010.” Specifically, I have challenged the board of directors to increase MDRA membership to 2,500 by the end of 2011. This is an increase of just 262 or 12 percent over the 2010 year end membership. Amidst the second running boom, it has been a somewhat strange and concerning phenomenon to see MDRA membership decline, despite the steady increase in runners participating in races of all distances. As illustrated in the graph above, MDRA membership has declined annually since 2003. It appears that the decline has tapered a bit since 2009. Likewise, through the first quarter of 2011, membership begins to show a slow, yet promising plateau. Perhaps this indicates that we are preparing to move in a positive direction. The MDRA Promotions Committee has convened to identify several strategies to support membership growth. The committee will continue to translate these ideas into a membership action plan. In the meantime, I do have two very simple requests for all current MDRA members. It seems almost too simple to work, but I will give it a try anyway. To show your support of both MDRA and the 2011 membership campaign, I would like to request that (1) each of you renew your MDRA membership in 2011 and (2) every current member recruits just one new individual to join MDRA. If we each did just these two things, we could literally double our current membership. So, what do you think? On behalf of the board of directors, thank you for your support. We greatly appreciate your commitment and welcome your suggestions to strengthen MDRA’s 2011 membership campaign.

Michael Iserman,CSCS

President, MDRA Board of Directors miserman@comcast.net

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Marathon victories in the same calendar year. Kenya’s Andrew Musuva claimed both titles in 1999, and last year, Ethiopia’s Buzunesh Deba became the only female to accomplish the feat. Both races are celebrating milestone events this year. June 18 will be Grandma’s Marathon’s 35th running and October 2 marks the 30th Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

All Star Line Up of Guest Speakers at Grandma’s Marathon Expo Grandma’s Marathon and AustinJarrow will present an all star cast of running greats as guest speakers during June’s 35th annual Grandma’s Marathon weekend. The speakers will appear in the Edmund Fitzgerald Hall at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC) Friday, June 17, during the Essentia Health Fitness and Health Expo. Attendance is free and open to the public. > 1:00 p.m.: Keith Brantly, 1996 Olympian, marathon

to recognize someone achieving this unique accomplishment,” said Grandma’s Marathon Executive Director Scott Keenan. “We are proud to support the sport of running with this incentive. Together, we have 65 years of race experience, and we continue to find new and innovative ways to reward professional runners,” said Twin Cities In Motion Executive Director Virginia Brophy Achman. Historically, one male and one female have earned Grandma’s Marathon and Twin Cities

MDRA Fall Marathon Class The 2011 MDRA Fall Marathon Class will begin training Tuesday, June 21, 2011, and will continue until the Twin Cities Marathon on October 1. The program trains and meets on a Tuesday and Saturday schedule. You can find more information on the MDRA website, www.runmdra.org. RM

> 2:00 p.m.: Lorraine Moller, special contributor to Running Times magazine and three time Grandma’s Marathon champion > 3:00 p.m.: Frank Shorter, gold medalist, 1972 Olympics, marathon and silver medalist, 1976 Olympics, marathon > 4:00 p.m.: Dick Beardsley, Grandma’s Marathon course record holder (1981, 2:09:37) If you’re in Duluth for Grandma’s, be sure to stop by and see these four individuals who have all had a great impact on long distance running.

Grandma’s Marathon and Twin Cities In Motion to Offer $10K Bonus for Sweep Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. and Twin Cities In Motion recently announced an incentive bonus for any runner winning both of Minnesota’s largest marathons in 2011. A $10,000 bonus will be awarded to anyone capturing the open division titles at this year’s Grandma’s Marathon and Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. “We are excited to partner with Twin Cities In Motion to offer this doubleheader bonus. Not only will it provide an element of added excitement to both events, but we feel this type of monetary reward is an appropriate way

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MDRA Marathon Class Runners Plunge for a Great Cause For people with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics is often the only place where they have an opportunity to participate in their communities and develop belief in themselves. Special Olympics sports provide a gateway to empowerment, competence, acceptance and joy. But for every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more that haven’t been reached yet. To help raise funds for Special Olympics Minnesota, and especially to reach those that haven’t been reached, for the second year in succession, several kind-hearted, ship-shape and utterly insane MDRA members participated in the Polar Plunge benefitting our fellow athletes. Jumping at Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun, this group of 12 marathoners raised over $7,100 for the worthy cause. Plans are already underway to achieve even loftier goals in 2012. The plungers this year were Chris Massoll, Andrew Plackner, Kate Bomsta, Lisa Burger, Alton Porter, Eugene Samuel, Greg Riebe, Lauren Shoup, Drew Riddles, Brent Johnson, Noelle Frost and Kevin Ross.

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Minneapolis Bias? I’ve made a comment like this before, but I will repeat myself. I think the magazine is Minneapolis oriented, and as a very longtime St. Paul runner (30 years of running and racing all over the Twin Cities), I’d like to see that change. The chart in the trail survey in the current issue is titled “Minneapolis Trail/Park Survey Results” and yet most of the trails on the list are not in Minneapolis. You have a lot of readers from St. Paul, not to mention the rest of the metro area and the state. There is more to the state than Minneapolis. I’d also add that many if not most runners do not see the Mississippi River as a barrier. We run on both sides and don’t really care which side we are on (except in the winter, when St. Paul does a better job of clearing the trails). I think that the only reason the numbers of people liking the “St. Paul river trails” is smaller is because our population is smaller, so there were fewer respondents from St. Paul willing to boost our side. But again, I think making a distinction between one side of the river and the other is silly. Just a reminder from a loyal St. Paul runner and reader. Best, Dan Gjelten

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Senior Runners I’m writing because I totally agree with Judy Cronen on senior runners having a category. We are out there running to keep in good health, and I feel like we are invisible, because we are slow and at the back of the pack. I’m not talking about Judy, because she is a very good runner. I am talking about myself. I’m very slow, but I love to do the races. It is what gets you out the door to train. I have to say the Hennepin Lake Classic is one race where you are counted, and that is how all races should be. Thank you Judy for writing about this and getting it out there. Sincerely, Jeannine Julson

Senior Runners (Part 2) Thank you Judy Cronen

for your note in RunMinnesota. Many of us still try to stay running even if it is a slower pace. One day these younger runners will be in our place. Eleanor Fraser-Taylor

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MDRA 50th Anniversary Party Recap MDRA Lifetime Achievement Awards by Kathryn Benhardus Jeff Winter: Race director par excellence Jeff Winter’s pursuit of excellence may have begun as a driving force in his own running, but it has motivated him to develop, create and direct many of the most legendary races in Minnesota, for the benefit of us all. He attended an MDRA annual meeting in the early 1970s, became a member and immediately volunteered to help with assembling the club newsletter. He also helped John Christian draft the original MDRA bylaws. In 1974, he began directing the Hopkins Raspberry Race and the Land of Lakes Marathon at Bald Eagle Lake. He directed many other races as owner of Start to Finish Race Management from 1982 to 1999. Now in his fifth decade of directing MDRA races, Winter founded, among others, the MDRA 25K, the City of Lakes Marathon, the City of Lakes 25K, which was created in the wake of the inaugural Twin Cities Marathon, the Winter Carnival Half Marathon and the Do It Downtown 10K. In 1986, he directed both the Get in Gear 10K and the Winter Carnival races, imposing strict organizational controls to get them on better financial footing. In 2006, he was called upon to revitalize the City of Lakes 25K and has directed that race with excellence until the present time. On the MDRA board from 1975 to 1986, Winter served as president for six years. Membership grew from 300 to over 3,000 members during that time. One accomplishment he is proud of occurred in 1979. He was director of the City of Lakes Marathon and had attracted National Car Rental as a sponsor. He also ran the marathon that day, breaking three hours and setting a huge PR. Finding success in both event production and his personal running on the same day is hard to top. It shows what a person driven to do his best can achieve.

Jack Moran: The guy who gets results Jack Moran brought Minnesota running into a new era of technology, revolutionizing the way race records and results are kept, creating www.raceberryjam.com and launching the Twin Cities Marathon. Moran started running in 1964 after he quit smoking and started gaining weight. By the early 1970s, he had moved from New York to Minnesota and had run his first race: an Aquatennial event. He attended an MDRA annual meeting and ended up joining the board. In 1975, he directed his first race: an Aquatennial eight miler. He also directed Mom’s Day, the Lowry Hill Climb, the MDRA 15K, which he founded, and the Hopkins Raspberry Race. At various times he has served as secretary, vice president and president of the MDRA Board. Moran is often acclaimed for founding the Twin Cities Marathon in 1982, but he sees his establishment of the state record keeping system, begun in 1986, as his greatest accomplishment. While modern runners take timing chips, computerized results, online race records and other technology for granted, Moran started from scratch in an era when race results were handwritten on notebook paper. He also started TACTimes Minnesota, a magazine devoted to providing race results when MDRA chose not to. Raceberryjam.com was founded at about the same time to give runners both a schedule of upcoming races and easily navigated results. Moran ran his PR at the Hopkins Raspberry Race and was an avid runner for many years. But, it his durable presence at race after race, directing, timing and keeping results that will forever define him. He won the MDRA Distinguished Service Award and is a member of the Minnesota Track and Field Hall of Fame. Married to his wife, Jane, for 55 years, Moran has proven himself to be one who stays the course in running and in life.

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Gloria Jansen: The elite runner with a heart of gold Despite her stellar accomplishments as a Masters runner, it is Gloria Jansen’s ongoing commitment to MDRA, her spirit of volunteerism and her skillful coaching that make her deserving of this award. Jansen first heard about MDRA in the mid 1980s, while volunteering at the Twin Cities Marathon Expo, so her volunteering predated her membership, a theme that has continued throughout her running life. She became a member in 1988 and has been happily logging her miles in the MDRA Annual ever since. In 1998, she became an MDRA Board member, but remained a volunteer, helping Nobby Hashizume in his Arthur Lydiard lecture tour. In 2001, she organized the first Avon women’s running clinic in Minneapolis. She also earned her USATF level I coaching certificate in 2001, and has continued to coach beginning women runners in Edina, and recently, in White Bear Lake. In 2002, she received an Award of Excellence from the Minnesota Council on Physical Activity and Sports for her coaching efforts. She also received the Lanin Award for Distinguished Service in 2010. She was MDRA Board President for three years, from 2003 to 2005. Jansen did all of this while carving out an outstanding running career in her own right. In 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2005, she was the USATF National Runner of the Year in her age group. And she consistently wins her age group in the Minnesota Runner of the Year rankings. Her proudest accomplishment was in 1993, when she broke three hours for the first time at Grandma’s Marathon. She also has a special place in her heart for the Victory 10K, where she has set many PRs. A fierce competitor in the heat of battle, she is approachable, caring and good humored once the race is run. She has truly learned the secret of giving back to the sport she loves.

Rick Recker: Still making races happen for all of us Rick Recker has been a solid rock of service to MDRA, serving on the board, directing races, certifying courses, officiating at track meets, managing Metrodome running and still enjoying his daily runs. Invited by Pat Lanin to join a race around Lake Calhoun in 1961, Recker has a long a record of service to MDRA. Already a long term member of MDRA before becoming a board member in 1978, he served until 2008. He was elected president three times and served as Race Committee chair for many years. Here in the frozen tundra, Minnesota runners are grateful for the opportunity to run in the Metrodome Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Recker is the founder of that program and has managed it for 28 years, keeping the cost at $1.00 to the present day. Recker soon learned that while setting PRs is satisfying, it is even more satisfying to provide other people with the joy of running a well directed and accurate race. His greatest pride comes from knowing that he has directed more than 1,000 races, giving hundreds of thousands of participants a good time. He has also certified more than 900 road race courses, which ranks him seventh in the world. A USATF certified master official and a USATF certified coach, Recker has officiated at more than 500 track meets, including the Olympic Festival. Two races Recker is especially known for are the Excelsior Firecracker Race on July 4 and the Fred Kurz Memorial 10 Mile, where he has carried on the Lanin Guess-o-Metric handicapping system. As an athlete, Recker has raced over 2,300 times, at distances from 800 meters to the 50K. And, he won more than 100 of those races. Blessed with injury free longevity, Recker has continued to run competitively from the 1960s to the present. Still, his greatest achievement remains creating a positive race day experience for all.

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Josh Moen is a three year member of Team USA Minnesota. He grew up in northeastern Iowa and ran at Wartburg College, where he was a five time Division III National Champion. He has a PR of 28:28 in the 10K and 1:02:52 for the half marathon. Josh has a busy summer of racing planned, with a mix of distances all preparing him for the January 2012 Olympic Trials in Houston, Texas. When Josh isn’t burning up the roads, you can find him working as a store manager at TC Running Company in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

1. The long run puts the tiger in the cat. If possible, do a long run every seven to 10 days. Twenty to 25 percent of weekly volume. 2. Incorporate speedwork into your training. You don’t need a track. I prefer one minute on, one minute off, or 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off, for a total duration of 10 to 20 minutes. 3.

Do tempo work such as 20 to 40 minutes at half marathon pace. It should be comfortably difficult. I break this into chunks oftentimes, such as 15:00, 10:00, 10:00 and 5:00 minutes. I prefer 3:00 to 5:00 minute recovery between sets.

4. Take your recovery days easy. If you use a heart rate monitor, this means 120 to 140 bpm (beats per minute). Recovery is just as an important component in training as workouts and long runs.

5. If you have a morning race of less than a half marathon, do a very easy 10 minute shakeout jog three hours before the start of the race. This wakes up your body and primes your mind for the race. 6. Seek out soft surfaces. Imagine dropping a golf ball on concrete. What happens? It bounces right back to you. Now, imagine dropping a golf ball on dirt. Get the idea?

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Use a pair of lighter shoes for your speedwork and tempo runs. Lightweight trainers or racing flats will allow you to generate more leg turnover, which in turn increases your pace.

8. When you race, start at your goal pace. Many times people start too fast and fade. Positive splitting will not produce optimal times. Even pace or negative splitting is the ticket. RM

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First Final Youngrunner,MeganJohnson,overcomesarthritis byBillKnight Megan Johnson is a 17-year-old Maple Grove High School senior whose life so far could be defined with one word: determination. Although, doing that might give you an incomplete picture. “When I got into seventh grade I ran cross country,” she said, adding that her parents, Jeremy and Maureen Johnson, have always been runners. “And my older sister Jennifer ran also. So I just followed along.” Those days in her young life were significant, because it was in June 2007 when she learned she had juvenile arthritis. Maureen Johnson said the first question her daughter had for the doctor, after being told about her condition, was “Will I still be able to run?” “Megan has not let [arthritis] interfere with

her passion for running,” she said. “In fact, it has strengthened her to keep pushing.” Asked to finish the thought, “Running for me has always been...?” Johnson hardly paused to say that it is fun. “But when I was diagnosed with arthritis, at the end of eighth grade, it got a lot harder.” Her arthritis is painful every day, but she quickly adds, “I can still do everything I want to do. Sometimes it just takes me a little bit longer.” Arthritis is like a building up of fluid in her joints, which get stiff and hard to move. So she does yoga in the morning to loosen up. Johnson was stumped, but for only a moment, when asked about her source of determination. “Oh I don’t know?” she said. “I’ve always been someone who never wanted to

hold back. When I got diagnosed, I didn’t want to sit around. This is just a little set back, and I can get over it.” Johnson said she knows people with more serious health issues, “and they do just fine. So if they can do it, why can’t I?” At school she likes all her subjects, “but government and history are my favorites. And I like business classes too,” she said. This fall Johnson will attend the University of Minnesota and is undecided on a course of study at this time. “I change my mind every two months or so,” she said with a laugh. An MDRA member for three years, Johnson works at the Maple Grove Running Room, having followed her sister who also worked there. “It's cool that so many people are getting into running, and I like to help them,” she said. RM

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To Market We Go Runningeventsarebigbusinessandtheirmarketing hasbecomemoresophisticatedbyKristineSmith “It will work. I am a marketing genius,” said Paris Hilton in a recent interview. Not so much, according to Billy Bob Thornton, who said, “Marketing is the devil.” Whichever side you may agree with, there’s no denying the sport of running has moved from “fringe” in the early 1960s, to multiple day and multiple distance events in Minnesota that require some form of “getting out the word” to get the people there. And in terms of cash, spending on marketing efforts continues to climb. In a recent survey of Minnesota race directors, more than half of those responding said they’ve increased their marketing budgets in the last five years. About 26 percent said they allocated between $750 to $1,000 toward a marketing line item in their budgets for 2011. One respondent intends to spend more than $50,000 before the year is through. That’s a far cry from typical spending in 1962, when Minnesota Distance Running Association’s entire annual budget, including putting on 14 events, was a whopping $28.50. Whatever the dollar sign reads, there are shifts taking place in the way marketing is being approached in the land of 10,000 lakes’ running world. “Social media has changed every way we look at things now,” said Grandma’s Marathon Race Director Scott Keenan. “When we decided to go online with registration, that helped us with email addresses, so we can eblast, recruit and communicate through newsletters, Facebook and Twitter. We updated our website last year, and our advertising strategy now focuses dollars on our strength in the upper Midwest.”

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social media trail. Nearly 40 percent of survey respondents say they follow and are followed on Twitter. However, Facebook continues to be the most utilized social media tool, with a 94.4 percent usage rate, while nearly 28 percent also included YouTube in their campaigns. Two-thirds of respondents said they engage in some form of social media on behalf of their event or organization each day, and 11 percent said they do it more than twice a day. It begs the question: “How much time should we spend on social media?” Meantime, trusty old websites appear to be the most used marketing tool in the toolbox, with 100 percent of survey participants including this in their annual marketing plan.

Posted Get to know the conversation circling your brand online, and make sure your ads are reaching that chatter. As an industry, advertising trends show ad spending in 2011 rising significantly in online digital, mobile and social media, according to an annual survey of agencies, marketers and marketing services done by Alterian. More than a quarter of race directors surveyed say they include social media ads in their marketing expenses, and at least 10 percent say the same about electronic ads.

Experience “like” Marketing experts may be on to something race directors have wisely been promoting. “The future is moving toward ‘generous brands’ that provide people with something of value, increasingly in the form of experiences,” said John King, Chief Communications Officer at Fallon Worldwide, in Minneapolis. King believes consumers are building relationships with brands, whereas an ad about

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an event really needs to continue to be focused on the creative in order to drive consumers to that experience. “Your advertising becomes an experience itself,” King, who is a four hour marathoner, said. “Nike did this very well with the Human Race, with the thought ‘we’re going to connect the whole world.’ Nike is a very generous brand, with Livestrong and Nike Plus. Through their ads they’ve created something that will continue long after they’re gone.” In the meantime, he said, let the experience be your invitation for a participant to come back next year. “Why in the hell wouldn’t you give everyone a free photo from their race with all the information for next year’s event printed on it?” Keenan says his organization is also building relationships with other events, a marketing strategy he thinks promotes the sport, rather than creates negative competition. “The gloves are off. We’re going to market and find partners wherever we can. I didn’t think at the time we’d have our logo on Twin Cities Marathon, but we do.” Grandma’s is also partnering with Podium Sports, Anderson Race Management and is talking with major marathons in Chicago, Cleveland, Buffalo, Toronto and others to further their marketing reach. Moreover, partnerships that events are utilizing through sponsorships continue to strengthen common goals. “We are a brand known for our big moments,” said Erin

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By The Numbers: Results of Race Director Marketing Survey Survey Question: Survey Question:

What was your 2011 marketing budget?

Madsen, Target spokeswoman. “We approach each project, whether it’s local or national in scope, with a goal of providing a surprising and unexpected experience for our guests.” Sally Weissman, co-owner of Great Harvest Bread Company in Minneapolis, says they are always willing to support a race. “You support things you believe in, healthy lifestyles,” Weissman said. “That’s what our business is about: whole wheat breads with five ingredients. It’s healthy. We’re supporting the event, we’re supporting the lifestyle and then people are eating the bread. The best advertising in the world is someone eating your product. But we’ll always take a mention on someone’s website or Facebook page too.” Weissman, and her husband, Tom, were runners when they opened their store nearly 30 years ago.

Let the shirts do the talking For many, the shirts are the best marketing tool out there. And boy, have they changed.

What marketing tools do you use the most in your marketing plan?

Chris Cunnington, Minnesota native and General Manager of Tik Tok Ink, says events putting thought into artwork and material quality really stand out. “There has been a shift toward providing better designs and more options,” Cunnington said, in the middle of opening his new printing and embroidery shop in Colorado. “Runners are attending races all over the country. As they receive or purchase their cotton, polyester or blended shirts for each race, they are more likely to be drawn to a great design on a cheaper shirt versus a bland design on a great shirt. We are seeing a trend of medium to large races outsourcing their design work to a professional versus [giving it to] ‘my neighbor with a Mac.’ A good design equals more sell through for the race and happier customers.” Cunnington said those putting women’s sizes into the offering are adding the “experience” factor to their marketing efforts. “One of the largest areas of growth is with women

specific gear. For years we heard women saying they were tired of getting a men’s shirt. While manufacturers have produced women’s lines for years, they haven’t been a part of the small to medium sized races. In the last five to seven years, we have seen race directors start splitting the number of shirts they get and offering stronger women specific options.”

At the end of the day The decision to support marketing with dollars can be challenging. Despite the economy, however, only 5.3 percent of race directors surveyed say their marketing budget had decreased in the last five years, so evidence supports the idea that events are on the right track. Now, about those postcards. RM

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A Lifelong Pursuit

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AGING & RUNNING IN MINNESOTA

“Mature” Minnesota runners push back the clock and inspire the next generation by Candy Patrin

On a steamy, hot day somewhere near mile 18 at Grandma’s in Duluth, a spectator yelled out to the runners, “Why do you want to do this?” A tall, older guy who had been plodding along at a steady pace responded with enthusiasm, “Because we can.” With only three words, the runner told everyone listening that a decrease in speed doesn’t need to put an end to the enjoyment of competing in an event. Slowing down is a reality often referenced by older runners. An article in Running Times cited several reasons for slower performance as runners age, including a decline in VO2 max , reduced muscle strength, increased body fat, reduced lactic acid clearance and decreased bone density. While getting older may result in slower performances, senior runners in Minnesota are anything but slow. Take a look at the Minnesota All Time Age Records for proof. Men into their 70s have clocked six minute miles and Gloria Jansen, a recent MDRA Lifetime Achievement Award winner, ran a 6:43 mile at age 63. Aside from fast times, older runners bring much more to the sport. They serve as reminders of a colorful history, local traditions

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and life experiences that can be a benefit to all runners. Older runners can also be an inspiration and a mentor to people of all ages and abilities.

Local legends A familiar name in Minnesota running circles, Janis Klecker, DDS, turned 50 in July of last year and continues to maintain a level of fitness that many can only dream about. Klecker began running when she was in college. After winning a local 10K, she went on to a regional event and then started traveling across the country to compete in races. She won the Olympic trials in 1992 with a 2:30 marathon time and represented the United States in Barcelona. During her running career, Klecker’s mother, Mae Horns, who holds a number of Minnesota All Time Records, was a source of great support. Horns stood with Klecker (then

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Janis Horns) at the start of her first marathon, the City of Lakes (now Twin Cities Marathon). Horns told her daughter to go ahead if she felt good, and Klecker took third place. It was there that Klecker met the men’s winner and future husband, Barney Klecker. Klecker admits that it has taken awhile to let go of her competitiveness and the feeling that other physical activities take a backseat to running. Having children and knowing what her body can and cannot do to avoid chronic injuries has helped Klecker change her perspective. Her last marathon was the 1999 Twin Cities where she qualified for the Olympic trials. Klecker says she knew at the finish line that she did not want to put in the intense training required to once again prepare for the trials and passed on that competition. Shortly after Twin Cities, Klecker became pregnant with her youngest child. Today, Klecker rarely enters local races although she continues to run. She sees cross training, which has been a part of her workout routine even when competing, as an essential part of her running. Klecker participates in a number of physical activities, including yoga, swimming and weight training. “I really, really

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AGING & RUNNING IN MINNESOTA enjoy working out,” says Klecker. Klecker enjoys a full life as a wife and mother of six children, as well as having a dental practice and an active lifestyle. She has come full circle from having the support of her mother to getting joy from watching several of her own children develop as runners. Another runner who experienced success in the 70s, Steve Hoag has always been involved with the sport in some way. Hoag began running as a kid and moved to the high school track team while still in junior high. After taking a break from running, Hoag’s wife, Geri, encouraged him to get back into the sport. Once Hoag started running again, he caught the competitive bug and worked hard to improve. His marathon best took place at Boston in 1975 when Hoag ran a 2:11:54 coming in second to Bill Rodgers. Hoag continued to race while getting involved with a few running stores. In 1985 he opened Marathon Sports on 50th and Penn Avenue in Minneapolis. Hoag spent 20 years at the store, the first 10 with a partner and the next 10 as sole owner. The 1984 Twin Cities Marathon was his last competitive race, and he still holds the Minnesota men’s record for 37-year-olds. Like Klecker, Hoag avoids competing in races and has turned to other sports to supplement his running. He likes cycling, because of the amount of ground that can be covered and because he does not feel it afterwards. In the winter, Hoag enjoys cross country skiing and is considering rowing as another option. At age 64, Hoag says the biggest challenge is to stay healthy, avoid injuries while running and to keep it fun by working in different routes. He likes to run on the local trails to get off the hard surfaces and not think about how far or fast he has gone. Without someone to compare himself to on the trails, Hoag says he feels the wind in his face and imagines that he is running fast. “I have always felt that running was the best way to stay in shape,” says Hoag. Although his wife didn’t run during Hoag’s competitive years, it is now part of her fitness program as well. Hoag says that sometimes Geri runs more in a week than he does. Both Hoag and his wife agree, “running seems to wake us up and makes us feel more alive and ambitious.”

Competitive spirits Thom Weddle, age 72 and a retired Air Force Reserve Colonel, started running when he was 39. Weddle says that the Air Force had implemented an aerobics program, and he could

With age, also comes an awareness of how expectations and reality can find a common ground... As Kelly Doyle says, “Getting old isn’t for sissies, but the alternative is worse.” get points by running. Today he runs six days a week, and in 2010 ran 24 races (road, cross country, trail) and 17 track races. Four of the races were at the World Masters Association Indoor Track and Field Championships and 10 were USA National Masters Championships. Weddle holds about 20 Minnesota all time age group records that he earned between the ages of 56 and 71. In May 2010, he ran a 6:05 at the Medtronic TC Mile. About these records and getting older, Weddle says, “Age grading is a godsend for senior runners.” In addition to running, Weddle does a morning exercise and stretch routine to stay in shape. Other cross training activities have not appealed to him. He does a good bit of traveling and likes the portability of running to be able to get in some miles almost wherever he goes. While Weddle hopes to continue competing near the top of his age group, he makes a point not to get too concerned about any sub par results. Weddle will spend about 10 minutes analyzing his race and then says it is best to mentally move on to the next competition. As for aging, Weddle says, “I am running longer in the same place. In other words, I’ve really slowed down.” Of course, his peers are also running at a slower pace. Weddle enjoys savoring what he has been able to achieve. “You’re out there doing it and just might be a role model for someone younger than you,” says Weddle. One of Weddle’s most memorable races was the 1996 Twin Cities Marathon that he did on crutches with a walking cast due to a broken bone above his ankle. He had run the first 14 Twin Cities Marathons and wanted to do them all. In retrospect, he questions the decision to run the marathon, which he finished in 8:26. Since completing that marathon, Weddle has concentrated on shorter distances. Judy Cronen, age 70, also focuses on shorter distances and has never run a marathon. She started running in her late 30s after her children were born and entered her first race in 1978. Cronen holds about 16

Minnesota all time records for races that range from a 5K up to 25K. These achievements took place between ages 57 and 68. Typically, Cronen runs three days a week. She likes to add in a variety of cross training. Her favorites include ice skating, cross country skiing, golf, snowshoeing and biking. Cronen also does quite a bit of singing, which she believes has helped with her breathing. “My philosophy is to do something every day,” says Cronen. Besides the competition, Cronen enjoys the social part of running. “You get to meet the most wonderful people,” says Cronen. Cronen wants to continue running into her 80s. Her formula for fitness includes some basic rules to live by: eat healthy, choose a safe route, get an annual physical, stay away from medications if possible, listen to your body, keep your weight stable, take time to give thanks and have an occasional glass of wine. Another piece of advice is to always wear shoes indoors.

Running doctor Paul Brown, MD, is an internist at Lakeview Clinic in Waconia, Minnnesota, where he sometimes gets appointment requests from runners who have medical issues. The 53-yearold Brown began running in eighth grade and throughout high school, before taking some time off from the sport. He got serious about running around age 40. He knows firsthand about injuries and has been forced to follow his own medical advice more than once. Brown took off four months from running to recover from a hamstring injury and has recently started to compete again. In April 2011, at the Ron Daws 25K, Brown placed 10th overall. There were no other runners his age among the top 40 or so finishers. He also holds a number of Minnesota all time records between the ages of 46 and 52. Brown ran his 2:45 marathon best twice at age 47 and a 2:47 at 52. Brown says he enjoys staying in touch with continued on page 25

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100% Irish For a Day 10 Mile March12,Minneapolis Ben Schneider, 27 Gerad Mead, 31 Brian Peterson, 26 Mike Buenting, 36 Andrew Petz, 26 Willy Madeira, 29 Aaron Drevlow, 37 Matthew Trok, 33 Patrick Cosgrove, 36 Brady Mueller, 30 Jon Moynihan, 33 Chris Simpson, 25 Thomas Morgan, 36 Kevin Stankiewicz, 37 Brent Hagerty, 24 Patrick Schulte, 42 Matthew Liebl, 25 John Maas, 49 Scott Bosch, 35 Brandon Heebink, 26 Bobby Paxton, 54 Tom Schumacher, 42 Andy Henderson, 33 Seth Schroeder, 31 Brent Fiegel, 32 Keith Mullen, 28 John Cummings, 35 Craig Mueller, 56 Michael Nawrocki, 39 John Schueller, 52 Emily Brown, 26 Michelle Frey, 28 Elisabeth Driscoll, 24 Margaret Landberg, 26 Leah Pustovar, 26 Candice Schneider, 26 Marnie Witmer-Gautsch, 45 Lisa Olson, 26 Melissa McLeish, 31 Stephanie Mortenson, 29 Melissa Jevne Larson, 33 Jen Riewe, 37 Kristin Weinzierl, 28 Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Regan Blomme, 29 Brenda Trok, 31 Stephanie Fritz, 39 Jen Ree, 36 April Morgan, 27 Aryn Flood, 31 Karyn Luger, 40 Linda Kobilarcsik, 47 Katie Moret, 22 Heather Malecha, 27 Linda Vinz, 27 Tanya Steffl, 36 Becky Brudwick, 44 Kelli Daly, 28 Renee Kallio, 37 Annie Stokes, 42

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Mike Buenting, 36 Aaron Drevlow, 37 Patrick Cosgrove, 36 Thomas Morgan, 36 Kevin Stankiewicz, 37 Scott Bosch, 35 John Cummings, 35 Michael Nawrocki, 39 Frank Livaudais, 36 John Seaverson, 38

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Men 40 - 44 16 22 37 46 49 59 80 83 84 87

Patrick Schulte, 42 Tom Schumacher, 42 Mike Diener, 44 Shawn Kittridge, 40 Brian Crotteau, 44 Lawrence Callanan, 41 Jay Hempe, 44 Cary Robinson, 40 Timothy Smith, 43 Joel Stephenson, 41

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Jen Riewe, 37 Stephanie Fritz, 39 Jen Ree, 36 Tanya Steffl, 36 Renee Kallio, 37 Jill Hughes, 37 Lisa Kresky-Griffin, 39 Angela Weigold, 39 Pamela Eichacker, 39 Nanette Hanson, 36

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Women 40 - 44 21 27 30 39 67 73 74

Karyn Luger, 40 Becky Brudwick, 44 Annie Stokes, 42 Victoria Larson, 41 Christeen Paulison, 43 Jamie Nordstrom, 40 Cindy Moen, 40

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Marnie Witmer-Gautsch, 45 Linda Kobilarcsik, 47 Susan Vickerman, 49 Penny Leporte, 48 Jody Nelson, 46 Kelly Davis, 47 Diana Massey, 49 Kathy Jambor, 45 Jacqueline Culp, 49 Susan Thoresen, 48

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Donella Neuhaus, 54 Nancy Marquette, 53 Mary Maas, 53 Mary McGrory-Usset, 53 Barb Palma, 50 Cynthia Meyer, 53 Kathy MacKenthun, 52

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John Maas, 49 Jeff Webber, 46 Dan Mans, 45 Rich Butwinick, 47 Bill Sevold, 45 Joseph Sonnek, 46 Raymond Mitchell, 46 George Fulp, 49 Mark Martinsen, 47 Michael Kraemer, 49

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Men 50 - 54 21 30 31 67 112 122 133 134 145 155

Bobby Paxton, 54 John Schueller, 52 Scott Ross, 52 Jim Hanson, 54 Michael Hendrickson, 50 Joseph Yuhas, 54 Joseph Evans, 54 Michael Manning, 50 Todd Watchmaker, 50 William Mitchener, 54

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Craig Mueller, 56 Denny Jordan, 59 Dale Heinen, 55 Steve Shirer, 56 Mark Lindblom, 58 Jeff Pearson, 59 Del Rose, 56 Kendall Geis, 55 Stephen Byers, 58 Tom Brindley, 56

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David Morrill, 60 Dennis Bushy, 63 Dean Meek, 64 A Eric Anderson, 60 Kurt Wolff, 64 James Patterson, 60 John Olson, 62

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S

Race Recap Yearofthe27s:2011RonDaws25KbyPhillipGarySmith With another new layout from the wily mind of founder and race director, Jeff Winter, the 32nd version of this unique spring distance tune up produced history with two 27-year-old athletes leading the way. Plenty of rolling flatlands and only the first leg of the legendary “Puke’s Peak” comprised this year’s version. But as Winter said post event, “The variety of hills and climbs may make this the better test.” Aaron Beaber was a surprise leader prompting some to ask, “Who’s that?” He led the entire distance with a commanding overall win in 1:30:14. Determination showed in his face as he steadfastly focused on each step. Pushing to the tape, he found it this year on the Shady Oak Road sidewalk in front of the race’s headquarters, Cross of Glory Church. The people in the heavily trafficked Excelsior Boulevard-Shady Oak Road intersection had to be surprised viewing these finishers on a random Saturday morning. Beaber has a long history of racing in the region and is a perennial competitor in fall’s City of Lakes 25K. He has finished in the top 10 in three of the last four years, winning his age group and capturing two second place finishes. Members of his Collegeville USATF Team, Caleb Buecksler, Mike Mack and Steve Christopher joined their teammate in the event. Afterward Beaber noted, “I didn’t know anything about Ron Daws or the race until one of my Collegeville running club teammates suggested that we run it as a tune up for Boston. The course was great. I really liked the low key approach with the four dollar entry, open roads, limited field and no t-shirts or prizes.” Asked about his upcoming big race, he answered, “My goal for Boston is to run around 2:30, so I used the race to gauge if I was in that sort of shape. My half marathon time was 1:16, which is slightly slower than I hope to hit in Boston. But, I felt very relaxed during the race and expect the adrenaline and competition at Boston to help bring that time down.” What about next year’s Daws race? “I look forward to running it. This was a great race.” When not on the roads, Beaber co-authors University of Minnesota engineering papers with subjects like, “A new multiscale computational method that is capable of predicting solute strengthening of alloys without adjustable parameters under NASA grants.” For the first time in memory, Jennifer Houck with her elite feet stepped high as the first female finisher ever to nail a top overall spot in the Ron Daws 25K, commanding second with a 1:32:57. She also placed with the one percent of finishers since 1979, completing the distance in under six minute miles also. Her abilities on hills came in handy, as this new layout, one that Winter may just continue to use, is full of them. A St. Scholastica graduate, Houck gave all a peek of her 2011

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Boston form (third American woman in 2010) and plans for the 2012 Houston Olympic Marathon Trials, while racing the hills and roads of Hopkins. Perhaps it is only fitting she competed this day as a Houston prelude, working to earn one of those top slots out of more than 100 who qualified, leading to the Olympics just as Ron Daws did in the qualifying requirement’s first year in 1968. After the win and historic finish had settled in, Jennifer said, “I’m honored.” Her great attitude on the course is just a part of her, as she exclaimed, “I’m just smiling my way through life. That’s just me.” Explaining the day as she experienced it, “The course was exactly what I was looking for in my final preparations for Boston. The 25K was my final and longest time trial. My other time trials were flat, so I was thankful to have this opportunity to race on a looped course with climbs and hills comparable to Boston’s. I do a lot of solo training, so it was great to be among so many runners again. It is impossible not to get fired up and excited when you’re surrounded by runners so enthused about training, running and racing. I also made some connections with some runners in the area after the race, so I look forward to having some company on future runs.” Caleb Buecksler, 28, racing out of Columbia Heights, captured third overall with his 1:35:00, followed by Brian Davenport, 36, at 1:35:12. Nick Eugster, 36, finished in 1:36:26. First Master was 10th overall: Paul Brown, 53, in 1:42:00. Second woman, Iron Man finisher Thea Fleming, 27, crossed the line at 1:47:11. A record number of entrants pushed the stated maximum of the field. Winter said, “The roads can accommodate no more than 200.” A throwback, this event celebrates running without theatrics, except for those on the roads, today starring Aaron Beaber and Jennifer Houck. Courtesy of Snowshoe Magazine (with minor changes). RM Ed. note: The Ron Daws 25K was started to mimic the Boston course with the hills, and many use it as their last spring training race before Boston. Sure enough, the winners of the Ron Daws 25K fared well at the 2011 Boston Marathon. Jennifer Houck was 18th woman at Boston with a 2:34:28 (5:54 pace), and Aaron Beaber was the 211th place male finisher with a 2:40:43 (6:08 pace).

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Andriette Wickstrom, 56 Karen Wiersum, 56 Debbie Mirabella, 57 Barbara Sampson, 55 Kathy Ingraham, 58 Karen Brindley, 56 Denise Wilcox, 58 Nancy Wucherpfennig, 58 Kathy Meier, 55

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Carol Gibeaut, 61 Beth Allen, 62 Kathryn Benhardus, 64 Janet Casterton, 62 Susan Corbin, 61 Marilyn Michales, 64

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Brian Peterson, 26 Zane Grabau, 22 Patrick Russell, 34 Nick Eugster, 35 T J Vacelka, 35 Nathan Leckband, 28 Mike Roddy, 33 Joe Litsey, 41 Chris Humbert, 47 Andrew Jewell, 14

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Joe Ziegenfuss, 36 Kevin Franck, 40 David Tomkins, 40 Kraig Lungstrom, 53 Willie Tibbetts, 40* Brian Soiler, 39 Nick Grundman, 28 Todd Phelps, 41 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Raymond Mitchell, 46 Austin Budlong, 30 Georg Fulp, 49 Dylan Dragswiele, 32 Dan Sparkman, 50 Patrick Eastman, 49 Dave Just, 51 Paul Barnard, 49 Mike Steilen, 37 Paul Holoymia, 49 Mike Bateman, 39 Eric Nystrom, 44 Kathleen Miller, 51* Dave Keller, 52 Omar Palacios, 28 Jon Erstad, 47 Chad Bjugan, 38 Mark LeDuc, 56 Sue Abrahamson, 47* Bill Reinfeld, 57 Paula Augustin, 33* Eric Smith m, 23 Danny Hansen, 56 Keith Ainsworth, 49 Keith Olson, 48 Greg Williamson, 54 Jill Jewell, 41* Thomas Bohlinger, 53 Tony Bue, 58 Paul Bulger, 49 Jennifer Hanson, 39* John Arnett, 59 Tyler Hassel, 24 Tim Thoma, 47

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Mary Ryan, 55* Eva-Marie Kremer, 41* Scott Suter, 49 Steve Johnson, 28 Mikayla Meyer, 26* Steve Brandt, 59 David Niemdeller, 52 Rick Recker, 66 Mary Sailors, 35* Jim Meehan, 55 John Weum, 50 Michelle Dudley, 40* Dan Hepokoski, 48 John Eiden, 47 Chang Mcaleese, 27 Vince Rohr, 67 Mel Kauma, 53 Don Soule, 61 Pallavi Bhosale, 25* Colleen Roethke, 50* Amy Loomis, 30* Justin Hagen, 30 Theresa Callanan, 40* Mike Stoner, 34 Danielle Hansen, 26* Bill Falardeau, 55 Linda McGerr, 49* Lisa Millam, 51* Doug Mason, 60 Kathryn Benhardus, 64* Ann Davenport, 35* Jim Meredig, 53 Brett Haugen, 37 Kristen Kinnear-Ohlmann, 35*

Lee Stauffacher, 70 Brad Brooksbank, 37 Elizabeth Kampa, 29* Will Grassl, 55 Ray Eck, 53 David Vukson, 51 Erin Trader, 29* Amber Stoner, 32*

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72 Scott parker, 30 73 Lee Dittbenner, 60 74 Dave Hubbard, 55 Jerry Stamm, 66 75 25 Kate Havelin, 50* 26 Leann Lehmann, 47* 27 Cindy Blackstad, 45* Kathryn Lucht, 28* 28 76 Zachery Lucht, 30 * indicates females

1:13:40 1:15:30 1:16:26 1:16:48 1:18:09 1:19:52 1:19:53 1:22:48 1:22:49

Ron Daws 25K April2,Hopkins Overall 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

Aaron Beaber, 27 Jen Houck, 27* Caleb Buecksler, 18 Brian Davenport, 36 Nick Eugster, 35 Michael Mack, 30 Don Sullivan, 37 Steve Christopher, 31 James Vilter, 39 Paul Brown, 53 Nathan Leckband, 28 Sean Hanley, 40 Dan Worley, 38 Hyun Yoon, 46 Robert Economy, 47 Kevin Franck, 40 Andrew Mettke, 28 Joe Litsey, 41 Chris Humbert, 47 Scott Bosch, 35

1:30:14 1:32:52 1:35:00 1:35:12 1:36:26 1:37:45 1:38:33 1:39:00 1:41:00 1:42:00 1:42:17 1:42:30 1:42:42 1:43:13 1:43:52 1:44:09 1:44:25 1:44:42 1:44:52 1:45:35

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S Ron Daws 25K results continued 2 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 3 27 4 28 29 30 5 31 32 33 6 34 7 35 36 37 8 9 38 39 10 40 41 42 43 44 45 11 46 47 12 48 49 50 51 52 53 13 54 14 55 56 57 58 59 15 60 16 17 18 19 61 62 20 63 21 64 22 65 23 24 25 66 67 26 27 68 28 69 29 70 71 30 31 32 33 34 72 73 35 74

Thea Fleming, 27* Jason Chrudinsky, 34 Ananda Bates, 39 Drew Riddles, 27 Robert Jacobson, 51 Erik Sorensen, 27 Eric Carlson, 27 Jared Smith, 27 Toni Kolling, 28* Raymond Mitchell, 46 Lauren Bussey, 27* Jason Exley, 34 David Binsfield, 35 Aaron Hansen, 30 Beth Holman, 27* Todd Phelps, 41 Chad Bjugan, 38 George Fulp, 49 Becky Youngberg, 36* John Liane, 48 Wanda Gau, 48* Paul Serreyn, 47 Paul Barnard, 49 Paul Case, 53 Katherine Himes, 33* Leah Hjelle, 31* Mark Martinsen, 47 Jay Grandprey, 50 Nycole Gauger, 26* John Carrithers, 36 Jared Mondry, 68 Kelcey Knott, 37 Karl Bradford, 47 Brian Koeneman, 42 Ali Hariri, 46 Andriette Wickstrom, 56* Russell Stebner, 32 Steven Sjolund, 60 Aileen Galatwoitcsh, 25* Shawn Scherr, 35 Shawn O'Grady, 46 Michael Steilen, 38 Mark Hanson, 51 Jim Enge, 55 Chris Briggs, 37 Lauren Shoup, 28* Matt Evans, 45 Kelly Lindahl, 29* Tom Heuer, 53 Bernt Helgaas, 43 Eric Johnson, 40 Jeff Damm, 39 Benjamin Patterson, 29 Kristin Heebner, 34* Jake Hackl, 33 Kelli Holm, 29* Kristen Gunderson, 37* Abby Dornbusch, 27* Hannah Carriters, 35* Matthew Rantala, 41 Karl Adalbert, 39 Stephanie Hoff, 31* Steve Maupin, 60 Sherry Case, 52* Kim Hyon, 56 Kelly Thiesse, 27* Michael Kraemer, 49 Renee Kallio, 37* Jane Morris, 29* Amy Bakke, 38* James Fulton, 49 Jay Adams, 45 Sarah Warren, 31* Mary Varney, 35* Erich Russell, 58 Erin Warsahw, 45* John Naslund, 60 Patty Costello, 38* Jerry Heaps, 55 Scott Suter, 49 Anne Giefer, 29* Jennifer Laubach, 31* Ann Spriggs, 41* Rachel Lande, 37* Jennifer Burke, 43* Bob Hoaglin, 51 George Prine, 48 Patti Borgerding, 38* Thomas Borgerding, 37

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1:47:11 1:47:23 1:48:02 1:48:05 1:48:59 1:49:52 1:50:46 1:50:47 1:51:01 1:51:29 1:51:53 1:52:02 1:52:41 1:52:48 1:53:25 1:53:26 1:53:38 1:53:56 1:54:51 1:56:03 1:56:17 1:56:18 1:56:34 1:57:00 1:57:02 1:57:04 1:57:12 1:57:32 1:57:45 1:57:48 1:57:58 1:57:59 1:58:53 1:59:05 1:59:41 2:00:18 2:00:30 2:00:48 2:01:07 2:01:20 2:01:23 2:02:00 2:02:14 2:03:13 2:03:20 2:03:32 2:03:57 2:04:11 2:04:14 2:04:36 2:05:10 2:05:29 2:05:45 2:06:11 2:06:25 2:06:33 2:06:33 2:07:22 2:08:08 2:08:24 2:08:47 2:08:59 2:09:04 2:09:14 2:09:33 2:09:39 2:09:41 2:09:43 2:09:54 2:10:05 2:10:19 2:11:55 2:12:35 2:13:50 2:13:56 2:14:00 2:14:22 2:14:28 2:14:45 2:16:27 2:16:51 2:17:08 2:17:08 2:17:41 2:17:45 2:17:48 2:17:49 2:18:36 2:18:37

75 Jeff Pearson, 59 76 Terry Coffee, 49 77 Mark Deters, 57 Paul Keusemann, 50 78 79 Anthony Burke, 46 36 Lexie DeVries, 48* 37 Kristin Kirk-Healy, 54* Stacey Millett, 55* 38 39 Tamara Snyder, 51* 40 Kate Lewis, 42* 41 Carla LaVere, 51* 80 Jason LaPlant, 31 42 Saida Lesov, 36* 81 Ben Fleischhacker, 34 43 Joy Parker, 36* 82 Patil Pankaj, 33 Matt Haase, 35 83 44 Carol Brouillard, 63* 45 Kari Mickelson, 29* 84 Jim Smieja, 60 Don Soule, 61 85 46 Emily Williams* 47 Dawn Colton, 47* 86 Todd Partington, 43 Sarah Metzger, 24* 48 49 Suzanne Carson, 56* 87 Lance Burma, 45 88 Vince Rohr, 67 Steve Felton, 53 89 50 Katherin Pfalz, 33* 51 Sarah Ahlers, 33* 90 Brett Haugen, 37 52 Amie Benson, 38* 91 Barry Hannine, 53 53 Nicole Landree, 35* 92 Bill Falardeau, 55 54 Angela Holmdahl, 34* 55 Brandy Scherr, 34* 56 Julie Koepke, 28* 93 Eric Adair, 30 57 Gale Marchand, 46* 58 Melissa Swenningson, 41* 59 Kathryn Benhardus, 64* 94 Jason Heyerdahl, 28 60 Karen Ryan, 42* 61 Juli Stensland, 41* 62 Ann Choi-Roloff, 32* 63 Alison Dellangelo, 30* 64 Carla Maas, 30* 96 Steven Nordsven, 41 65 Laurie Schneider, 42* 97 David Huberty, 66 98 Jim Koepke, 56 66 Bonnie Gibson, 61* 67 Noelle Frost, 45* 68 Adrienne Fleming, 32* 69 Jamie Johnson, 32* 70 Liza Kapisak, 28* 99 Tim Meador, 48 71 Roshini Rajkumar, 40* 100 Gavin Brailsford, 47 101 Phillip Smith, 62 * indicates females

2:19:28 2:20:06 2:20:49 2:20:55 2:21:53 2:23:26 2:23:27 2:23:35 2:23:41 2:23:55 2:24:08 2:24:33 2:25:08 2:25:15 2:25:18 2:25:49 2:26:13 2:26:41 2:26:53 2:27:54 2:28:01 2:28:19 2:28:34 2:30:10 2:30:25 2:30:25 2:30:26 2:30:46 2:31:08 2:31:23 2:33:25 2:34:10 2:34:28 2:34:34 2:35:09 2:35:57 2:36:14 2:37:14 2:37:16 2:38:07 2:40:07 2:41:48 2:42:16 2:44:36 2:44:55 2:45:14 2:45:14 2:45:15 2:45:15 2:47:24 2:47:54 2:48:59 2:49:36 2:49:36 2:50:05 2:51:35 2:51:45 2:51:47 2:54:10 2:57:10 2:58:15 3:07:42

Fools Five April3,Lewiston Open Men 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Pete Gilman, 35 Ryan Ping, 34 Jake Hegge, 19 Ian Lanza, 34 Peter Kessler, 49 Ron Giles, 42 Pete Brueggen, 31 Nathan Wohlfeil, 37 David Gilmer, 32 James Baertsch, 29 Kirt Goetzke, 50 Wayne Dickie, 46 Tom O'Leary, 46 Jed Reisetter, 30 Daniel Roellinger, 31 Jay Richards, 45 Jonathan Reisetter, 28 Tom Woo, 52 Bryan Huhnerkoch, 52 Michael Johnson, 25 Jonathan Jenkins, 22

26:08 28:11 28:13 28:23 28:42 29:01 29:18 30:16 30:51 30:59 31:12 31:15 31:35 32:25 32:30 32:33 32:38 32:44 32:55 33:14 33:30

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Adam Rahn, 15 Chris Conte, 24 Matt Kingsbury, 54 Jeff Boland, 32 Ryan Fenton, 35 Bruce Meyer, 41 Tedd Morgan, 48 Paul Kingsbury, 18 Matt Lovejoy, 15

33:44 34:01 34:05 34:08 34:13 34:19 34:25 34:31 34:42

Open Women 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

Mary Chestolowski, 39 DeeAnn Johnson, 40 Laura Edlund, 25 Karen Pallardy, 24 Robyn Wangberg, 32 Lisa Truax, 31 Rita Miller, 42 Jana Hagen, 23 Lindsey Fratzke, 15 Leah Campbell, 33 Nancy Buytendorp, 44 Tricia Stiller, 37 Dawn Boynton, 35 Allison Luse, 28 Jennifer Schrandt, 34 Liz Jaben, 31 Karen Stettler, 45 Kathryn Goodoien, 22 Anita Meyer, 32 Colleen Kannen, 25 Ashton Haake, 13 Laura Senefeld, 22 Rachel Vogel, 28 Amblyn Allen, 28 Kayla Mueller, 22 Kristi Kreidermacher, 34 Kayla Woltz, 16 Shari Hegland, 37 Terri Prigge, 33 Amy Becker, 34

32:00 32:13 32:30 33:40 33:51 34:52 34:56 35:13 35:45 36:07 36:18 36:41 36:44 37:30 37:49 37:54 38:03 38:26 38:32 38:56 39:17 39:25 39:31 39:47 39:49 39:55 40:03 40:11 40:38 40:42

437

Rylen Ostby, 7

238 350 360 466

Jack Parry, 8 Kaleb Stevens, 9 Griffan Merchlewitz, 9 Nicohoas Luckow, 9

Treven Viestenz, 6

45:59 53:11 53:57 1:27:10

Men 10 - 11 248 252 260 268 274 278 292 320 345 351

Caleb Meltz, 10 Dustin Knutson, 11 Theodore Tews, 11 Griffin Doughty, 10 Danner Brummer, 10 Ben Oevering, 10 Reece Riebel, 10 Marcus Weaver, 10 Nathan Sikkink, 10 Nick Frank, 11

46:19 46:35 47:00 47:09 47:29 47:34 48:28 50:48 52:57 53:11

Men 12 - 13 98 162 197 219 259 279 298 344 378 386

Hunter Herber, 12 Alex Higgins, 13 Michael Bjork, 13 Daniel Medin, 13 Collin Ferguson, 12 Caleb Radecki, 13 Jordan Buerck, 12 Walker Sikkink, 13 Nick Fischer, 12 Bradley Eggert, 13

39:17 42:00 43:53 45:08 47:00 47:37 48:56 52:56 56:05 57:10

Men 14 - 15 22 30 48 53 86 107 130 170 184 285

Adam Rahn, 15 Matt Lovejoy, 15 Alex Courson, 15 Byron Beyer, 15 Alex Haffner, 15 Jacob Souhrada, 14 Michael Woltman, 14 Ben Huber, 15 Andrew Knapczyk, 14 Jordan Johnson, 15

Men Under 8 414

1:16:05

Men 8 - 9

1:04:03

33:44 34:42 36:43 37:08 38:49 39:46 40:55 42:25 42:57 47:58

Men 16 - 17 74 95 96 109 134 143 157 172 173 202

Brady Meyer, 16 Cole Weaver, 17 Ryan Doblar, 17 Adam Prigge, 17 Paul Kohner, 16 Trinity Derooy, 17 Alex Meyer, 16 Thomas Sczepanski, 17 Matt Roskos, 16 Valentin Silva, 17

38:23 39:03 39:04 39:47 41:06 41:26 41:51 42:25 42:27 44:13

Men 18 - 19 3 29 41 80 94 142 145 171 178 217

Jake Hegge, 19 Paul Kingsbury, 18 Alex Woo, 18 Andre Postier, 18 Brett Egland, 19 Tyrell Varner, 18 Sam Noterman, 18 Drew Ferrier, 18 Cedric Speltz, 18 Tysen Mayer, 19

28:13 34:31 35:58 38:33 39:00 41:24 41:31 42:25 42:35 45:04

Men 35 - 39 1 8 26 38 40 42 47 49 58 59

Pete Gilman, 35 Nathan Wohlfeil, 37 Ryan Fenton, 35 Eric Wink, 39 Brad Rupprecht, 35 Todd Horman, 39 Rod Kittleson, 37 Joshua Grenell, 36 Patrick Menton, 39 Theodore Mueller, 37

26:08 30:16 34:13 35:25 35:36 36:12 36:38 36:46 37:22 37:24

Men 40 - 44 6 27 43 44 45 50 64

Ron Giles, 42 Bruce Meyer, 41 Jeff Kronebusch, 41 Kevin Medin, 40 Scott Fritz, 40 Andrew Becker, 40 Arthur Clark, 43

29:01 34:19 36:12 36:22 36:24 36:47 37:44

67 83 89

Scott Fitzgerald, 42 Duane Meyer, 44 Andrew Galbus, 44

37:57 38:39 38:53

Men 45 - 49 5 12 13 16 28 35 39 68 70 79

Peter Kessler, 49 Wayne Dickie, 46 Tom O'Leary, 46 Jay Richards, 45 Tedd Morgan, 48 Matt Broghammer, 47 Mike Becher, 49 Scott Fischer, 48 Kevin Meyer, 46 Douglas Batzlaff, 48

28:42 31:15 31:35 32:33 34:25 35:15 35:35 38:01 38:10 38:32

Men 50 - 54 11 18 19 24 51 57 66 73 102 116

Kirt Goetzke, 50 Tom Woo, 52 Bryan Huhnerkoch, 52 Matt Kingsbury, 54 Tom Hoffman, 51 Phil Driscoll, 53 Al Foster, 50 Brian Lenn, 50 Richard Ferris, 52 Tom Nelson, 51

31:12 32:44 32:55 34:05 37:03 37:21 37:53 38:22 39:26 40:20

Men 55 - 59 31 36 60 99 121 140 141 144 154 176

Steve DeBoer, 56 Dave Fredrickson, 58 Daniel Krumholz, 59 K C Reed, 56 David Phillips, 56 Bill Carter, 56 Glen Dornfeld, 55 Wayne Feyereisn, 58 Mike Watson, 59 Dean Rupprecht, 56

34:48 35:17 37:24 39:18 40:33 41:21 41:21 41:27 41:47 42:32

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S Fools Five results continued Men 60 - 64 46 69 93 117 160 189 190 215 249 261

Neil Longhurst, 61 John Klug, 60 Steve Prosser, 62 Jon Arnold, 64 Steve Roelofs, 60 Donald Kukowski, 62 Gordy Strickland, 64 Warren Hoppe, 60 Gerry Neal, 61 Emore Ronken, 61

36:35 38:02 38:59 40:21 41:57 43:27 43:29 44:47 46:21 47:01

Men 65 - 69 76 203 412 449 460 476

Don Dornfeld, 67 Ronald Schroeder, 68 Jon Freeman, 68 Jack Thoreson, 67 John Stimets, 65 Harvey Tepoel, 66

38:30 44:21 1:03:51 1:22:00 1:25:31 1:34:43

Men 70 - 74 174 394 424

Pete Quirin, 70 Bernard Pieper, 72 Earl Finden, 72

42:29 58:57 1:10:28

Men 75 - 79 423 428

Tom Slaggie, 75 Jerry Reynolds, 76

1:09:05 1:12:47

Madilyn Simon, 6

1:16:36

Women 8 - 9 246 349 369 402 434 607

Micha Weber, 8 Hannah Schiuetter, 9 Lily Welch, 9 Lexi Fischer, 9 Emily Sikkink, 9 Kate Nascak, 9

51:27 58:07 59:23 1:02:38 1:07:24 1:27:11

Women 10 - 11 198 350

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Taylor Cada, 11 Alesandra Kreidermacher, 11 Ashlee Maker, 11 Cierra Ties, 11 Sierra Morgan, 10 Madasyn Higgins, 10 Lexie Viestenz, 10

1:02:18 1:02:42 1:06:45 1:08:00 1:11:14 1:18:21 1:21:58

Women 12 - 13 21 55 60 112 156 191 239 277 296 373

Ashton Haake, 13 Blair Schilling, 13 Kylie Webb, 13 Hannah Jertson, 13 Anna Frisch, 12 Jenna Myhro, 13 Grace Huber, 12 Ally Haake, 12 Abbigail Prigge, 12 Taylor Tauchnitz, 13

39:17 42:54 43:17 45:35 47:17 49:04 51:09 53:03 53:57 1:00:11

Women 14 - 15 9 73 180 201 320 372 410 481 483 486

Lindsey Fratzke, 15 Mariah Olson, 14 Abbey Schnell, 14 Lauren Mikel, 14 Jessica Lovejoy, 15 Katelyn Butenhoff, 15 Megan Tews, 14 Shelby Erding, 15 McKenna Hanson, 15 Sierra Horseman, 15

35:45 44:17 48:37 49:22 55:57 59:47 1:03:12 1:12:43 1:13:10 1:13:28

Women 16 - 17

Women Under 8 510

400 403 432 436 461 531 546

49:12 58:07

27 93 108 134 143 151 152 240 264 302

Kayla Woltz, 16 Taylor Jean, 17 Krystal Souhrada, 17 Gretchen Huber, 17 Cortni Nahrgang, 17 Mary Simpson, 16 Merissa Wellman, 16 Taylor Johnson, 17 Josie Hale, 16 Danielle Harstad, 17

40:03 45:08 45:28 46:33 46:38 47:09 47:11 51:10 52:12 54:15

Women 18 - 19 42

Bailie Pelowski, 18

42:06

64 70 84 145 146 223 250 266 268

Becca Miller, 19 Chelsey Baranczyk, 19 Heidi Kelley, 19 Kayla Peterson, 19 Amanda Hoffman, 19 Hannah Kock, 19 Emily Reps, 19 Samantha Kosharek, 18 Elizabeth Lee, 19

43:36 44:10 44:58 46:39 46:41 50:23 51:45 52:23 52:24

Women 35 - 39 1 12 13 28 46 54 56 59 61 74

Mary Chestolowski, 39 Tricia Stiller, 37 Dawn Boynton, 35 Shari Hegland, 37 Nichole Recker, 38 Rebecca Scheidel, 38 Heather Bratland, 37 Nichole Menk, 36 Stacey Swanson, 38 Christie Burns, 39

32:00 36:41 36:44 40:11 42:24 42:52 42:55 43:06 43:21 44:19

Women 40 - 44 2 7 11 31 40 75 95 116 119 127

DeeAnn Johnson, 40 Rita Miller, 42 Nancy Buytendorp, 44 Lisa Finstuen, 40 Lonna Simanovski, 43 Tina Phelps, 40 Renae Olson, 40 Susan Shanks, 44 Laurie Laska, 42 Jensen Cherie, 42

32:13 34:56 36:18 40:43 42:02 44:20 45:09 45:56 46:03 46:16

Women 45 - 49 17 35 36 137 150 155 161 167 202 205

Karen Stettler, 45 Kara Welch, 47 Jayne Shelquist, 46 Shelly Leaf, 46 Karen Johnson, 45 Laura Reisdorf, 46 Ann Rivas, 45 Julie Maloney, 47 Beth Manfull, 47 Tracy Morgan, 45

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38:03 40:56 40:57 46:34 47:05 47:14 47:35 47:56 49:22 49:25

Women 50 - 54 48 65 76 104 109 118 176 234 322 333

Coleen Roethke, 50 Sarah Melde, 52 Deborah McClellan, 54 Deborah Klavetter, 50 Lorelei Hanson, 50 Sue Goetzmeyers, 53 Julie Colvin, 50 Carol Decklever, 54 Karen Moore, 52 Judy Shambour, 50

42:36 43:39 44:22 45:26 45:30 46:01 48:31 50:56 55:58 56:58

Women 55 - 59 62 92 170 184 247 279 295 300 319 327

Jean Schreiter, 58 Dorothy Diehl, 59 Linda Amborn, 55 Karen Kuntz, 56 Carol Gordon, 59 Marie Torkelson, 55 Pam Phillips, 56 Jane Brinkman, 57 Diane Hammel, 57 Ginny Quirin, 55

43:25 45:06 48:09 48:40 51:30 53:20 53:57 54:10 55:53 56:27

Women 60 - 64 128 132 181 329 399 405 425 444 508 579

Nancy Greden, 60 Rosemary Harnly, 64 Karen Stenhoff, 60 Terry Bauer, 61 Kristin Bonow, 61 Janet Otteson, 61 Sharon Mueller, 64 Susan Christian, 61 Sharon Schield, 61 Rebecca Carlson, 64

46:16 46:27 48:38 56:44 1:02:12 1:02:52 1:05:50 1:09:45 1:16:32 1:25:42

Women 65 - 69 316 578 581

Phyllis Freeman, 68 Karen Stimets, 65 Joan Bessingpas, 68

55:34 1:25:31 1:25:58

Women 70 - 74 101 362 493 580

Sandra Dalquist, 70 Carol Prescher, 71 Joyce Ferguson, 70 Elaine McCleary, 74

45:17 58:59 1:14:51 1:25:43

Minnesota Distance Running Association


AT THE RACES: R A C E  R E S U L T S Women 75 - 79 635

Rita Schloegel, 79

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Lake Minnewaska Half Marathon

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May7,Glenwood

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Overall Overall 1 Jay Nelson, 41 2 Paul Case, 53 1 Kelly Faris, 31* 3 Dave Haley, 56 4 Treak Wells, 21 2 Sue Abrahamson, 47* 5 Benjamin Fleischhacker, 34 6 James Vande Glinde, 28 Colt Constantine, 18 7 8 Chris Kustelski, 38 9 Rodney Stein, 61 10 Thomas Gall, 16 Jeff Harris, 46 11 12 Micah Nedrud, 17 3 Nicole Menon, 20* 4 Danielle Nelson, 17* Rick Recker, 66 13 14 Phil Erickson, 70 5 Jennifer Scudiero, 28* 15 Eric Lueneburg, 37 Leah Schwachtgen, 42* 6 7 Katherine Schwachtgen, 21* 8 Klaire Case, 22* 9 Erin Roehl, 20* 10 Kathleen Miles, 14* 16 Patrick Miles, 52 11 Krystal Hime, 23* 17 Tony Scudiero, 29 12 Tracy Sudowski, 40* 13 Rachel Schwachtgen, 20* 14 Mary Miles, 13* 18 Ryan Burke, 33 19 Eric Forseth, 47 15 Grace Dueck, 19* 16 Jatoya Hewitt, 30* 20 Bill Berneking, 71 21 Mehmet Berker, 25 17 Madeline Brozen, 24* 18 Tanya Burke, 29* 19 Tara Olson, 37* 22 Robert Harris, 63 20 Lindsay Haugen, 34* 23 Lee Dittbenner, 61 21 Lindsay Nelson, 28* 22 Michelle Pensyl, 39* 23 Amy Olson, 27* 24 Beth Boyum, 33* 25 Sarah Tuma, 32* 26 Melanie Olson, 33* 27 Christina Robert, 36* 28 Hannah Walls, 27* 29 Wendy Dieker, 31* 30 Tina Nselm, 32* 31 Ruth Dueck, 31* 25 Jeffrey Woodison, 20 32 Vicki Pierce, 49* 33 Tara St. Martin, 24* 34 Janine Newberger, 45* 35 Leslie Eck, 24* 36 Delta Larkey, 30* 37 Jenni Tauer, 26* 38 Darlene Snelson, 51* 39 Lynda Hansen, 56* 40 Danielle Hansen, 26* 41 Kathy Simmelink, 58* 42 Jennifer Simmelink, 34* 43 Kari Sletten, 32* 44 Elizabeth Watkins, 28* 45 Amy Dray, 32* 46 Teresa Wingert, 48* 47 Emily Heinis, 29* 48 Kara Klein, 28* 49 Sarah Olson, 29* 50 Rebekah Clearman, 19* 51 Donna Clearman, 56* 52 Julia Clearman, 22* 53 Shelby Nafus, 26* 54 Gail Nafus, 56* 55 Carrie Paetow, 30* 56 Liz Paetow, 31* * indicates females

19:23 19:31 19:38 20:29 21:29 21:51 22:38 22:53 23:09 23:14 23:22 23:33 23:57 23:58 24:07 25:32 25:34 25:39 25:44 25:48 26:05 26:06 26:29 26:29 26:34 27:00 27:11 27:32 27:37 27:42 27:42 28:30 29:30 29:57 30:02 30:03 30:26 30:26 30:50 30:57 31:00 31:24 31:46 31:52 31:52 32:31 33:13 33:13 33:26 33:56 33:56 34:20 34:32 34:45 35:07 35:26 35:26 35:37 36:07 37:21 37:38 37:39 37:39 37:40 38:57 38:57 38:57 39:36 39:53 40:02 41:40 43:21 44:24 47:32 47:32 47:33 47:48 47:48 52:25 52:26

Matt Wegmann, 25 1 2 Obed-Nyangau Gisemba, 31 3 Jesse Westrup, 36 4 Peter Kessler, 49 Bonnie Sons, 45* 1 2 Kadie Hokanson, 30* 5 Ken Hammer, 57 6 Paul Konkol, 29 7 Austin Schieler, 19 8 Rick Hlebain, 60 9 Mick Quinn, 36 10 Daniel Pasche, 22 3 Kristie Boyer, 29* 4 Christina Floding, 40* 11 Jay Grandprey, 50 12 Glenn Bundy, 36 13 Eric Lewis, 47 14 William Lorenz, 38 5 Emily Thompson, 27* Cindy Lewandowski, 49* 6 15 David Munn, 56 16 Tom Taunton, 51 17 John Vornholt, 44 18 Darrel Henry, 45 7 Beth Van Gulijk, 45* 8 Leah Polzine-Campbell, 33* 9 Amy Morrell, 42* 19 Joshua Starr, 12 10 Lori Gehrking, 49* 20 Billy Killacky, 23 11 Rachel Hedlin, 30* 12 Shelly Nolan, 32* 13 Sanora Garza, 31* 21 Hector Benavides, 30 22 Don Kuismi, 48 23 Michael Hill, 31 24 Ron Guetter, 51 14 Heidi Hasapopoulos, 31* 15 Megan Nygaard, 26* 25 Will Stark, 34 26 Jim Waage, 53 27 Ernst Van Gulijk, 47 28 Nathan Batdorf, 28 16 Daniell Barker, 26* 17 Alex Pasche, 21* 18 Sheri Bierman, 39* 29 Mark Starr, 40 19 Monica Fedora, 46* 20 Kim Pasche, 24* 21 Lindsay Schroeder, 34* 22 Brittany Kill, 25* 30 Brady Rose, 24 23 Deb Hoberg, 45* 31 Austin Friese, 12 32 Jeffrey Ozanne, 30 33 Darin Ditterich, 25 24 Christie Primus, 28* 25 Mary Schnettler, 44* 26 Erin Guenther, 33* 34 Michael Gorman, 40 27 Gina Nelson, 29* 35 Tanya Friese, 36 28 Sarah Suchy, 30* 29 Christine Olson, 41* 30 Jolene Moen, 36* 31 Shelly Murschel, 31* 32 Erin Depew, 38* 36 Raymond Cyr, 67 33 Julia Pozner, 21* 34 Lori Tjaden, 43* 37 John Deuhs, 66 38 Chris Olson, 45 35 Katie Nichtern, 29* 36 Jessica Leyendecker, 23* 39 Chad Friese, 38 37 Onnah Deuhs, 63* 38 Vickie Cyr, 62* * indicates females

1:13:19 1:14:28 1:15:32 1:23:24 1:26:11 1:26:52 1:27:19 1:29:32 1:30:01 1:30:16 1:30:31 1:31:14 1:32:39 1:33:29 1:34:25 1:34:38 1:34:49 1:37:42 1:37:52 1:38:17 1:40:14 1:40:44 1:40:54 1:41:08 1:41:09 1:41:22 1:41:59 1:42:24 1:42:31 1:43:01 1:43:25 1:45:24 1:46:07 1:46:07 1:47:12 1:47:46 1:48:08 1:49:13 1:49:21 1:49:22 1:49:42 1:49:56 1:49:59 1:50:29 1:51:50 1:51:50 1:51:54 1:52:29 1:56:15 1:56:16 1:56:47 1:56:47 1:58:56 1:59:48 2:02:40 2:03:06 2:03:43 2:04:13 2:04:53 2:04:53 2:05:45 2:06:10 2:06:45 2:09:11 2:10:06 2:10:27 2:13:16 2:13:43 2:15:02 2:15:38 2:16:57 2:17:18 2:17:28 2:17:40 2:27:00 2:34:47 2:38:07

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AT THE RACES: R A C E  C A L E N D A R JUNE June 4, 2011 • Manitou 15K Matoska Park, 6th and Lake Ave, White Bear Lake, MN Bridget Newman, 651-357-3983

• Chester Woods Trail Run 10 Mile/ 5k Rochester Jim Mason, 507-951-2415

• Gateway Bank 5K Hwy 110 | Hwy 149 Neil Garlock, 651-452-1366

• FANS 12 12 and 24 hours Ultra Lake Nokomis Paul and Pat Sackett, 612.377.1682

• New Bri Tri Long lake Park Reserve/New Brighton, MN Randy Fulton, (651)653-7401

• Athletic Republic Half Marathon 13.1 Miles, 5K, 1 Mile Fergus Falls, MN Jarrod Asmus, 218-736-8451

• The Body of Christ Health 5K Minneapolis, MN Pastor Jessica Jackson, 952-261-7777

• Suburban Adventure Run 10K, 5K, Kids Lakeville, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• 5th Annual Celebration of Children 5K 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run Shakopee, MN Tonsha Hokanson, 612-803-4405

• City of Trails 5K & Rock N’ River 10K Trail Run 5K, 10K, 1K kids trail run St. Croix Falls, WI Amy, 715-557-0197

• Race for our Future 5K and Kids Fun Run Richfield, MN Milpha Blamo or Holly Wilson, (612) 866-3630

• Johnson & Turner Calorie Burner 5K Run/Walk Lakeside Park, Forest Lake, MN Karolina Hoerl, 651-464-7292

• Monica Jensen Foundation 10K, 5K and Kids’ Run (1 Mile) Hudson, WI Missy Dierks, 715-781-9188

• Sartell Lion’s 5K My Way Sartell, MN Al Moritz, 320-252-2274

• Dylan Dash 5K Family Fun Walk/Run Prairie Oaks Park, Coon Rapids, MN Sharon Anderson, 763-227-7229

June 5, 2011 • Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon, Half Marathon Deadwood, SD Emily Wheeler, 605-390-6137

• Grand Old Day On the Go 5K, 8K Grand Ave, St Paul, MN Chris Fuller, 651-228-1986

• Minneapolis Marathon 5K, 13.1 Miles, 26.2 Miles Downtown Minneapolis John Larson, 612-746-1364

• Pigman Sprint Triathlon .5K Swim, 25K Bike, 5K Run Palo, Iowa John Snitko, 319-373-0741

June 9, 2011 • Pea Soup Days 5K/10K Somerset, Wi Dan Powers, 715-247-5770

June 10, 2011 • Parade Day 5K Redwood Falls, MN Elizabeth Malmberg, (507) 637.4041

• Ragnar Relay Chicago 200 mile relay Chicago, IL Ragnar Events, 801-499-5024

June 11, 2011 • Dog Day 5k Saint Anthony Main - Minneapolis Adam Kocinski, 651-238-2651

• Run for Ralph 5K run & 1 Mile Walk Cheshire Park, Minnetonka Katie Bottiger, 952-277-2427

• ALARC Legends Run 5K, 10K Deephaven, MN Harley Feldma, (612) 840-1774

• Liberty Triathlon 1/2 Ironman, Olympic Triathlon Independence, MN Mark Bongers, 507-664-9438

• Walker Methodist 5K and 10K Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• CDI Back in Shape 5K Run / Walk Bloomington, MN Ryan Chapman, 952-888-4777

• Notes for Cliff 5K Elm Creek Park Maple Grove, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Lymphoma Research Foundation Lymphomathon 5K Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Lederhosenlauf 5k & 1 Mile St Paul’s Cathedral Hill Area Gary Westlund, 612-245-9160

• Fight For Air Run/Walk 5K St. Paul, MN Maura Studer, 651-227-8014

• 5K Race Walk St. Louis Park, MN Dave Daubert, 952.446.9321

• Sour Grapes Half and Half Trail Run Half Marathon Brainerd, MN Sarah Adams, 218-829-8770

• Walk Like MADD 5K Raspberry Island/Harriet Island Sherri Cosentino, 651-523-0802

• MN Military Appreciation Run/Walk 5K Run and 2K Walk Victory Memorial Prk, Minneapolis Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• I LOVE Burnsville 5K Burnsville, MN Kelly Hansen-Mundahl, 952-895-4500

• Albertville Friendly City Days 5K Run Albertville, MN Steven Rothweiler, 763-497-7674

• Booster Shot 5K, 10K Baldwin, WI Scott Sekelsky, 715-684-8665

• Noah A Radde 5K Memorial Run/Walk 5K Americ, MN Jan Radde, 612-554-0825

June 12, 2011 • Swan Lake Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5.3 Mile Viborg, SD Renee Neufeld, 605-326-5690

• MacAttack 5K Run and 3K Family Fun Walk Rochester, MN Lin Gentling, 507-288-2851

• Beyond the Yellow Ribbon 5K/10K South St Paul, MN Deb Callahan, 651-336-2507

• Cilongo 8K Run & 4K Walk Blaine , MN Jimmy Nyembwe, 612-432-6865

• Tater Daze 5K Spud Run Brooklyn Park, MN Mark Palm, 763.493.8245

• Kids Against Hunger - Fill Their Plate Run 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, Kids Runs Minneapolis, MN Randy Schmidt, 952-451-5211

• Farmington Dew Run 1 Mile, Kids, 4 Mile Farmington, MN Kellee Omlid, 651-280-6854

• BK 5K Road Race Winona, MN Jeremy Johnson, 507-453-8366

• Heritage Days Race 5K, 10K, 1 mile Rock Rapids, Iowa Emilly Austin, 605-366-6251

• Dash for Dads 5K for Prostate Cancer Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Yellowstone Trail 8 mile, 5K and Super Challenge Roberts/Hammond, WI Tera Busker, 715-760-0883

• Sunnybrook Stomp 5K run/walk Wadena, MN Dana Pavek, (218) 632-2323

June 14, 2011 • Rochester Track Club Fall Marathon/Half Marathon Training Class Rochester Athletic Club, Rochester Lin Gentling, 507-288-2851

• YMCA Chase Race 10K, 5K, 1 Mile, Kids Fargo, ND Mandy Zastre, 701-356-1468

• Jaycees Water Carniva 8K, 5K, 1 mile Riverside Park, Hutchinson, MN Jeff Schmidt, 320-234-7363

• Freedom Days 5K Fun Run/Walk Becker Community Center, MN Jessica Huettl, 763-261-5900

• Covered Bridge 5K/10K

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Zumbrota, MN Travis Beniak, 507-272-2247

• William A. Irvin 5K Duluth, MN Scott Keenan, 218-727-0947

• A Race Worth Winning 5K Prior Lake, MN Gloria Marek, 612-210-7514

• Manitou Days 5K White Bear Lake Randy Fulton, (651)653-7401

• Whipper Snapper Races for Kids Duluth, MN Jon Carlson, 218-727-0947

• 3rd Annual Renegade 5K Run/Kids Cambridge, MN Mark Shields, 651-268-8152

June 19, 2011 • Rochesterfest Triathlon

June 18, 2011 • 16th Annual Turtlefest 5K/10K

Sprint and Olympic TriathlonArend Foster Park, Rochester, MN Mark Bongers, 507-664-9438

Perham, MN Jeff Morris, 218-371-5992/ Jill Shipman, 218-371-5909

• Fathers Day 5k - Celebration of Active Generations

• Green Mountain Relay 200-mile team relay Jeffersonville to Bennington, VT Timberline Events LLC, 303-800-5353

• Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon Duluth, MN Scott Keenan, 218-727-0947

• Grandma’s Marathon Duluth, MN Scott Keenan, 218-727-0947

Como Lake, St Paul, MN Gary Westlund, 612-245-9160

• Greenway’s Viking Grid Iron Gallop 5K Run/Walk Lake Nomomis, Minneapolis Mimi Kalb, 612-230-6482

• HSCV 5k Walk/Run 5K Phalen Park, MN Thao Truong, (952)681-1310

• Dash for Dads Family 5k Run/Walk Hudson, WI Minda Barthman, 651 983-1144

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June 25, 2011 • River Rat 5K Belle Prairie Park, Little Falls, MN Jacki DeVine, 320-632-8993

• Komen Brainerd Lakes Race for the Cure 5K Forestview Middle School, Baxter MN Emily Lanin, 218-764-3315

• Run For The Roses 5K, 10K Roseville Minnesota Rick Schultz, 651-792-7006

• Dan Patch 5K Pace Savage, MN Martha Hoover, 952-226-0063

• Time to Fly 10K, 5K Harriet Island Regional Park, St. Paul Jennifer Phyle, (952) 893-9355

• Heart Beat 5000 5K Father Hennepin Park, Minneapolis Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• My First Tri Perch Lake Wisconsin Kristina Ticknor, 651-426-1919

• Circle of Life 5K/10K Lake City, MN Nancy Rigelman, 651-764-4007

• Minnetonka Summer Festival 8k Minnetonka, MN Ann Davy, 952-939-8357

• City of Lakes Tri-Loppet 8k Paddle 5k Run 11k Mountain Bike Theodore Wirth Park John Munger, 612-604-5331

• Oakdale 5K Run/Walk Oakdale, MN Mike Anderson, 651-747-3860

• Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Civic Center, Rochester, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Tanner’s Team Foundation 5K Sauk Rapids, MN John Fuls, 320-654-9235

• Heights Hustle Columbia Heights, MN Jeri Cole, 763-670-5815

• Bring Me Hope 5K & Kid’s 1K fun-run Norwood, Young America, MN Jeff Merboth, 612-709-2635

• SayHey5K Chaska, MN Kari Schmaltz, 612-730-9608

• Nicollet’s Hope 5k Fun Walk/Run Nicollet, MN Mary Cook, 507-232-1184

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the local running community, knowing the runners in his age group and being able to compete at a high level. Compared with his experience with other sports, Brown believes that runners are generally friendly, modest and easy to get along with. He also likes the adrenaline rush of getting ready for races and the camaraderie afterwards of comparing notes about other accomplishments and adversity. In addition to running, Brown lifts weights twice a week and does some swimming, cross country skiing and snowshoeing. He admits to being less tolerant of extreme temperatures and cuts back on his mileage during the winter months, at times moving indoors to the treadmill. As for the future, Brown hopes to continue competing for the next 10 to 15 years. “That would be my wish, because it would be hard to give it up,” says Brown. “It becomes a big part of who you are.” Brown offers a few suggestions to runners who may be dealing with an injury: • See a physician if your symptoms do not resolve with rest, ice and over the counter analgesics within a week, or if you are convinced you have a more serious injury. •

Look for a physician who has some experience with runners, if possible.

Get a definitive diagnosis before going on a program to recover from your injury, such as reduced mileage, time off or physical therapy.

• Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run Willmar, MN Sandra Schlagel, 320.231.8943

• St. Clair Days 5K Fun Run / Walk St. Clair, MN Christina Froehlich, 507-420-0530

• Otter Tail Lake Chase 8K Run / 5K Walk Battle Lake, MN Wayne Walvatne, 218.495.3661

• Tutto Bene 10k, Cabin 2 Mile Bemidji, MN Dennis, 218-556-3708

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July 3, 2011

• William O’Brien 10 Mile Trail Run

• Bowlus Day 5K Fun Run/Walk

William O’Brien State Park Jeff Allen, (651)653-7401

• The Lakes Run 8k Big Lake, MN Ken Janda, 612-309-9077

• Pride Race 5K Loring Park, Minneapolis, MN Mary Anderson, 651-688-9143

• Run For The Lake 5K Howard Lake Howard Lake, MN Beth Hammer, 320-282-0921

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Bowlus, MN Peter Borash, (320) 292-7004

• Hot Dam 5K Fun Run Minneapolis, MN Arik Rudolph, 612-230-6484

July 4, 2011 • Firecracker Runs 10K Excelsior, MN Rick Recker, 612-375-0805

• Stewartvile Summerfest Runs 5 mile and 3 mile Florence Park Stewartville, MN Kevin Torgerson, (507) 273-5224

• Red Wing 4th of July Road Race 10K / 5K Baypoint Park, Red Wing, MN Jesse Nelson, 651-388-1314

July 2, 2011 • Independence Day Races 5K, 10K

• MSUM 4th of July 10K Moorhead, MN Sue Knutson, 218-477-4053

Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN Barb Leininger, 612-644-8185

The trainer Kelly Doyle, MS, CSCS, a Minneapolis area professional trainer for 14 years, has worked with clients between the ages of 14 and 102. Her runner clients typically fall in the age range of 40 to 50 and may be experiencing some type of overuse injury. Doyle says that how much an individual runs and their choice of cross training has more to do with personal preference and medical history than their age. There are a couple of observations that can be made about older runners notes Doyle. As people age, regardless of their running background, it takes longer to recover from stress, overuse injuries or illness. In addition, long time runners will begin to experience a decline in performance (speed before distance). Doyle, who recently turned 50, began her running career as a senior in high school. After college, she found a niche with orienteering, which led to an opportunity to represent the United States at the World Masters Orienteering Championships in 1997. After some starts and stops with the sport, Doyle got into trail running when she finished her Master’s degree. Like many of her clients, Doyle’s long term running plans are to stay healthy and have fun. Doyle, whose longest run so far is 50 miles, says she is not a competitive runner and simply enjoys being out in the woods. The old adage, “getting older and wiser” seems to ring true among runners. Older runners spend more time listening to their bodies in order to continue enjoying the sport they love. With age, also comes an awareness of how expectations and reality can find a common ground. As Doyle says, “Getting old isn’t for sissies, but the alternative is worse.” RM Ed. note: Minnesota All Time Record Holders listed by event, age and alphabetically: http://mnroy.com/minnesota_age_record_holders.htm

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MDRA to their teams. They are currently training for the Minneapolis 13.1 in August and the Twin Cities Marathon in October. Former MDRA board member, Robert Lundquist, has been instrumental in creating our partnership with this group. Committee Reports: Advocacy Committee: No report. Club Administration: Bylaws changes to our method of electing board members are needed. They should be voted on at our next annual meeting. Noelle Frost volunteered to review the bylaws and recommend changes.

March Board of Directors Meeting March14,2011 Members Present: Paul Arneberg, Kathy Benhardus, Nathan Campeau, Norm Champ, Darrell Christensen, Noelle Frost, Mike Iserman, Kristin Johnson, Mary Johnson, Heather Kick-Abrahamson, Bill Knight, Jody Kobbervig, Bill Kullback, Andrew Plackner, Melissa Wieczorek Guests Present: Heidi Keller Miler, office manager Members Absent: Mike Nawrocki, Kirk Walztoni Secretary’s Report: Andrew Plackner moved, and Norm Champ seconded, a motion to approve the February 14 minutes. The motion carried

report will come out the end of April or May. Publications Committee: The March issue of RunMinnesota will be in the mail the week of March 28. Race Committee: TNorm Champ reported that Lifetime will be conducting a 20 mile training run the day before City of Lakes. We are wondering what impact this will have on our race. This is also the last year of Running Room sponsorship. If we get 600 runners we will break even. There was more discussion on the timing of this race. The next Race Committee meeting is the same day as our next board meeting. USATF Report: Melissa Wieczorek reported that the Mountain Ultra Trail Championship is the Afton 25K and 50K this year on July 2nd. USATF-MN added a Masters Circuit this year. The three races are the Brian Kraft 5K on May 30, the Raspberry Festival 1 mile on July 17, and the Lumberjack Days 5K on July 23. There will be a sweat check at all races for the team circuit teams to use. New Business: No new business.

Treasurer’s Report: Jody Kobbervig reported that we have a positive cash flow for the year of $12,353 after all income and expenses. We lost money on City of Lakes and the Victory races last year, but hope to turn that around. We hope to break even on the 50th anniversary party. February receipts were $24,545.20 Office Manager’s Report: Heidi reported that our membership has continued its slow decline. Our programs tend to raise membership numbers. Heather, Drew and Mike have been contributing to the blog. She also asked for volunteers for the upcoming MDRA races: March 19—Lake Johanna 4 mile March 26—MDRA 7 Mile April 2--Ron Daws 25K April 9—Fred Kurz 10 Mile April 17—Mudball 4 Mile (Sunday) Committee Reports: Advocacy Committee: Mike Iserman asked Nathan Campeau to do a survey on why people want to belong to MDRA. What do current and former members like about MDRA? Andrew Plackner reported that MDRA had 12 people at the Polar Plunge, raising over $7000. They surpassed their $5000 goal and had a lot of fun. Club Administration: No report Programs Committee: There is a great turnout for the Spring Marathon Class, pushing near 70 class members. Two new programs are beginning in April this year in White Bear Lake as well as the Beginning Women’s Class in Maple Grove and Women’s Running Camp in Edina. Promotions Committee: A Promotions meeting was held prior to the board meeting to discuss ways to increase membership in MDRA. Current membership recruitment strategies were reviewed and new ideas were proposed, including an increased presence on Facebook, collaboration with local running stores, profiles of members in RunMinnesota, email blasts, a member referral program, a summer picnic, and others. Heidi also shared info from a PR class at St. Thomas. Students will be working on a project to enhance MDRA public relations. The final

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Old Business: 50th Anniversary party coming up on March 19. Paul Arneberg is working on the music mix. There are 110 attendees as of right now—should be more, perhaps 130. The program is set up, with Lifetime Achievement awards going to 5 individuals. It starts at 6:00 with tear down at 9. Souvenirs are cow bells with the MDRA logo. Silent auction details are in place. Board members are encouraged to get there early. Meeting adjourned.

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April Board of Directors Meeting April18,2011 Members Present: Paul Arneberg, Kathy Benhardus, Nathan Campeau, Norm Champ, Darrell Christensen, Noelle Frost, Mike Iserman, Mary Johnson, Heather KickAbrahamson, Jody Kobbervig, Andrew Plackner Members Absent: Kristin Johnson, Bill Knight, Bill Kullback, Mike Nawrocki Secretary’s Report: Norm Champ moved, and Andrew Plackner seconded, a motion to accept the March 14 minutes. The motion carried. Treasurer’s Report: Jody Kobbervig reported that MDRA had a positive cash flow for the year of $17,148 after all income and expenses. Heidi Miler further reported that the 50th Anniversary Party, after calculating all expenses and revenue, resulted in a net loss of $1,699.23. The board still felt that the party was very positive for promoting MDRA.

Programs Committee: All of our spring programs are now up and running. The spring marathon class has 90 runners. They have their own Facebook page, and 5 of their runners successfully finished Boston. There are 45 registered for Women’s Running Camp, and 35 in Maple Grove. Gloria Jansen’s classes in White Bear are also under way. These programs definitely add to our membership numbers. Promotions Committee: This committee met for an hour before the board meeting to discuss ways to increase our membership further. Heidi is ordering new window clings for our members. Several ideas were discussed including increasing participation in our programs with speed classes, Couch to 5K classes, or others, surveying current and former members, developing strategies based on those surveys, getting an ad in the ARM e-newsletter, having a presence at smaller races where we would offer prizes for signing up that day, attending non running expos such as the one coming up at the Mall of America, changing our name to Run Minnesota, having a presence at the popular races put on by Team Ortho and TC in Motion, and placing promotional items in race goodie bags. A proposal to add a two-year option for membership was also made, as follows: The sustaining membership fees are also increasing. Andrew Plackner made a motion to institute these new rates, and Mary Johnson seconded. The motion carried. Publications Committee: The May RunMinnesota will again be a large issue. Heidi brought up the cost of producing RunMinnesota each month, which is $5-6000.00, and another $1000.00 to mail. With other expenses and payments it costs close to $7000.00 to produce one magazine. Much of that is recouped in ads, but it is still an expensive proposition. She wondered about omitting the January issue, since that is around the time when we are also producing our annual Running Minnesota race guide. Race Committee: Norm Champ reported that there was a good turn out for our spring races, 96 at Lake Johanna, 104 at the MDRA 7 Mile, 173 at the Ron Daws 25K, 91 at Fred Kurz, and 66 adults and 10 youth entrants at Mudball. The Mom’s Day 5K and City of Lakes were approved. City of Lakes entry fees were raised to $40.00 for the early birds, up to $45.00, and then $50.00 for September 1 on. The board discussed promoting a lap around Lake Calhoun beforehand to help boost entrants in City of Lakes. There will also be a special medallion for the 30th running of City of Lakes this year. Discounts of $3.00 to MDRA members and USATF members will be offered at some MDRA races this year. Norm also gave the board the news that the Minneapolis Park Board has voted to limit races to no more than two per month per lake USATF Report: No report. New Business: Paul Arneberg reported that a joggling meet will be held at the ECC track on July 16 at 8:00 a.m. Runners must juggle 1 ball per stride. Meeting adjourned.

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Office Manager’s Report: Heidi reported that membership has continued to dwindle. She requested volunteers for the remaining spring races, the Mom’s Day 5K on May 7 and the Mississippi 10 Mile on May 29. She also discussed Team World Vision. We are giving 15 of their team captains free MDRA memberships. They will then promote

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