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Ann Arbor Track Club Event Dates Through June 2016
    U of M MRun Mile, February, 6
    Twinkie Run  April 1
    Burns Park Run, Sunday, May 1
        5 & 10K plus kids run   http://www.burnsparkrun.org
      43nd Dexter-Ann Arbor Run, Sunday, June 5
          Half Marathon, 5 & 10K  http://www.dxa2.com/contents/registration
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36th Pot O'Gold 4 Mile Run and Walk, Downtown Flint, Thursday, March 17, 2016
    "Free Leprechaun Hat to the first 500 to register"
    Little Blarney Kids Run, Four Mile Run & Walk, 6:00 pm
    After race party with great eats.  Every finisher receives a medal
    http://www.potofgoldrun.com
    
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon,   Full * Half * 10K * 5K * Kids' Run -May 14-15, 2016
    Marathon — Boston Qualifier –  Running, Walking & Wheeler Divisions
    Half, 10K, 5K — Running & Walking Divisions
    Register online:  http://www.clevelandmarathon.com/Registration/
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HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, Friday, August 26 - Saturday August 27, 2016
    Don't miss the 40th anniversary of Michigan's most celebrated race!
    Run/Walk 10 Mile, 8K, 5K, Michigan Mile & Teddy Bear Trot
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Running Network/ Michigan Runner TV - Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Miami Marathon and 5K
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By Art McCafferty
Mr. Ubiquitous , a.k.a. Gary Morgan, has been out and about again, this time he reports from Miami. Our video captures the Miami Marathon 5K. The 5K route introduces runners to a waterway lined with cruise ships and splashed with warm sunshine that is heading this way and will be here in early April.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezr-nVB9TgU

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RRCA Coaching Certification Course Coming to Ann Arbor in August
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8/13/16 - 8/14/16
Ann Arbor Regent Hotel and Suites
    Day One includes principles of coaching, principles of building a periodized program, understanding exercise physiology for coaching, running form, basic sports nutrition, and how to build training programs.  
    Day Two includes the business of coaching, sports psychology, recognizing injuries and prevention, environmental factors that effect running performance, and  building training programs as a group activity.  You must attend the entire course to become certified.
    
Register Online:  http://roadrunnertiming.com/page-register.html

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Girls on the Run (GOTR) Celebrates 20th Anniversary
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    Hard to believe that the wildly successful Girls on the Run program is celebrating 20 years. The Website writes, "It's Our Birthday! We're celebratingn 20 years of inspiring girls to recognize their limitless potential and boldly pursue their dreams.
    GOTR has expanded:  "Heart & Sole, our new middle school program addresses the whole girl-- body, brain, heart, spirit and social connection.
    GOTR programs typically celebrate with a 5K each season.
    
    GOTR has eighteen programs in Michigan:
*    Sunrise Side-- Alpena, Cheboygan, Montmorency, Presque Isle County
    http://www.dhd4.org/girlsontherun.html
    
•    Calhoun County
    http://gotrofcalhoun.org/
    
*    Cadillac-- Crawford, Kalkaska, Lake, Manistee, Mason, Macosta, Missaukee, Newaygo,
    Oceana, Wexford and Osceola counties
    http://www.dhd10.org/girls-on-the-run
    
*    Branch County
    http://girlsontherunofbranchcounty.org/
    
*    Van Buren/Cass Girls on the Run-- Cass and Van Buren Counties
    http://www.vbcassdhd.org/health-promotion/girls-on-the-run/who-we-are/
    
*    Ottawa and Allegan County-- Southern Ottawa Cty, Western Allegan Cty
    http://gotroac.org/
    
*    Greater Kalamazoo-- South Eastern Allegan Cty, Kalamazoo county, school districts
    South Berry East, & West Calhoun
    http://www.girlsontherunkazoo.org/
    
*    Kent County
    http://www.kcgotr.org/
    
*    Midland & Gladwin-- Midland and Gladwin Counties    
    http://www.girlsontherunmidland.org/
    
*    Muskegon (Every Woman's Place)-- Muskegon County
    http://www.muskegongotr.org/
    
*    Mid Michigan-- Clinton, Eaton, Genesee, Ingham and Shiawassee Counties
    http://gotrmidmichigan.org/
    
*    Greater Detroit-- Macomb, Wayne and Oakland Counties
    http://www.gotrdetroit.org/
    
*    Saginaw Bay-- Saginaw, Bay and Arenac Counties
    http://www.gotrsaginawbay.org/
    
*    Eastern Upper Peninsula-- Chippewa, Mackinac and Luce counties
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">cindy.merkel@girlsontherun.org
    906-632-8109
    
*    Central Michigan-- Isabella County, Gratiot County, Clare County    
    http://gotrcentralmichigan.org/
    
*    Berrien County
    http://www.uwsm.org/girlsontherun
    
*    Northwest Michigan-- Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Antrim, Emmet and Charlevoix
    counties
    http://www.nwmigirlsontherun.com/
    
*    Southeastern Michigan-- Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties
    http://www.girlsontherunsemi.org/

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US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon Qualifiers - Additions
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Coach Mifsud had two additions to our list:
    "There is a name missing from the OTQ list, her name is Courtney Brewis. I had the privilege to have coached her in high school and she ran at Grand Valley State University as a walk on under the superb tutelage of Coach Jerry Baltes. Her frosh year she was 33rd out of 37th runners in the depth chart. [Qualifying is] an amazing accomplishment for her."

    "[Alan Peterson] Grand Valley State University Alumni working on his masters at GVSU. He qualified in the Half-Marathon. Courtney Brewis will be finishing up her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy this July and getting married to Half Marathoner OTQ [Peterson] on August 13, 2016. What a GaRRRT year for the young upcoming couple."    

    We have also added Paul Petersen, a member of Calvin College's national champion cross country team.
    
    Finally, Sarah Boyle qualified at the Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Half Marathon in 2014.

The US Olympic Team Trials - Marathon are coming February 13, 2016 in Los Angeles.

Qualifying standards:
Men        Marathon           A = 2:15:00     B = 2:19:00
Men        Half-Marathon                      B = 1:05:00

Women      Marathon           A = 2:37:00     B = 2:45:00
           Half-Marathon                      B = 1:15:00
           
The final day to qualify was January 17, 2016.

Abdi Abdirahman and Ryan Hall, both Olympic marathoners and serious contenders, have scratched.  
           
Michigan athletes who have qualified:

Men - Marathon A Qualifiers ("A" athletes are provided funding support):
Dathan Ritzenhein, 2:08:37 (Only Meb Keflezighi has a faster qualifying time.)
Boby Curtis, 2:11:20
Jacob Riley, 2:13:16
Mike Morgan, 2:14:50

Men - Marathon B Qualifiers:
Nathan Martin, 2:15:47
Luke Humphrey, 2:16:34  
Ethan Shaw, 2:17:26
Jason Witt, 2:17:31
Paul Petersen, 2:17:54
Stephan Shay, 2:18:08
Matthew Fecht, 2:18:19
Zach Ripley, 2:18:26
Jed Christiansen, 2:18:31

Men - Half Marathon B Qualifiers:
Brendan Gregg, 1:03:35
Mohamed Hrezi, 1:04:00
Jason Hartmann, 1:04:17
Alan Peterson, 1:04:26

Women - Marathon A Qualifiers ("A" athletes are provided funding support):
Desiree Linden, 2:23:54 (Only Shalane Flanagan has a faster qualifying time.)
Melissa White, 2:32:37
Laura Portis, 2:33:42
Dot McMahan, 2:34:49

Women - Marathon B Qualifiers:
Jen Rock, 2:40:55
Danielle Miller, 2:41:32
Nicole Michmerhuizen, 2:41:40
Lavenna Kubatzky, 2:42:14
Courtney Brewis, 2:42:28
Erin Heenan, 2:42:47
Nora Colligan, 2:44:21

Women - Half Marathon B:
Sarah Boyle, 1:14:06
Melanie Brender, 1:14:40
Katie Kellner, 1:14:41

For the list of all qualifiers see this link:
http://tiny.cc/3dfl8x

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Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Miami Marathon Weekend (Jan. 22-25, 2016)
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Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

Friday, January 22, 2016

    As usual, I caught an early morning flight out of Detroit to Fort Lauderdale. When I landed ,there was a major downfall of rain. It's been raining a lot in Florida and this was another drenching. I rented a car and drove up to Del Ray beach to see my Race Walking coach Frank Alongi from my previous life.
    
    He's 86 years old now, still getting around and teaching seniors at his retirement community exercise classes. It was great to catch up with him again since I haven't seen him in a couple of years. We spent a lot of years together as he coached me for 20 years. He's had a hard life and it's amazing he's still alive. His house was bombed in World War II and he lost two siblings in that bombing. Started running after the war and made the 1948 and 1952 Italian Olympic team in the 5000 meter run. He started coaching Italian walkers after the Olympics and a couple of his walkers won gold medals at subsequent Olympics. Moved to Detroit in the 1960's and went to work at Ford as an engineer. Started coaching me in the 1980's through 2004, when I retired from competitive walking. Had an International Race walk competition at Levagood Park from 1980 to 1996. He's had an amazing life and it isn't over yet. Keep on living Francesco!
    
     I drove back to Miami and went to the Miami Marathon Expo which was in the Wynwood Art District this year because the Miami Beach Convention center is under reconstruction. It was a different type of place-- a warehouse draped with cloth to hide the walls and old carpeting on the cement floor. Plus the area around it wasn't the best neighborhood in Miami. At least it was interesting and not dull. I worked the pacer booth telling marathoners that pacing is the way to go. Follow us to get your goal. The Expo ended at 7pm and I went to the Miami Marathon opening reception at a local warehouse. This building had just opened up 4 days earlier. I talked to the owner and he told me the story of getting permits for this reception. This was a great place for the reception as it had an open floor that over looked the city-- great for taking pictures of Downtown Miami. A fantastic band was there along with food and drinks. Met lots of people involved with the race in different ways. School teachers were having their students come run the last 1.2 miles of the race and get the marathon medal. Upwards of 4000 kids do that marathon morning. Met the race director, Frankie Ruiz, and we talked a bit about the marathon. Over all it was fun party at which I got some inside information on the Miami Marathon. From there I drove up to the Fort Lauderdale Airport and picked up Danie at 11:30 pm.
Headed for our hotel and called it a night.  What a day.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

    Up early and over to the Tropical 5k run at the Childrens Museum. This is the kickoff event for the Miami Marathon Weekend. It's truly a fantastic 5k event. 2400 runners and walkers were registered for the race. I get there at 6 am for the 7:30 am start. The sun is just starting to rise as the race starts. The pace car is a BMW 633csi, which looked like the Back to the Future car, was leading the race. Only in Miami. The runners took off from the Children's Museum and headed along the causeway. There were 6 cruise ships in port to look at across the water. I was walking along taking a video of the race. The race goes over a bridge at two miles and finishes at Miami Beach street next to the world-famous Niki Beach Bar and Restaurant. Every one gets a cool medal and a nice post-race food brunch. Then I have a nice walk on the beach to top it all off. Miami Marathon does it right-- Miami Famous.

    I go back to hotel, to pick up Danie and went to the Expo to work our shift at the pacer booth for a few hours. I did an interview with the race director of the Keys 100 miler and Alligator Swamp ultra. Both are challenging races yet highly enjoyable. Checked out the expo for the last time as we left and went to Miami Beach for a walk along the Ocean.  We watched a cruise ship head out to sea. It was a chilly day since the cold front from the snow storm up north came through. Still it was nice at the ocean. From there we went to the pacer dinner at a Cuban restaurant that was different. Lots of spicy food. We finished up and headed back to the hotel and rested up for the big marathon in the morning.

Sunday January 24 2016

    Up super early like 3:30 am to get ready for the marathon. Left the hotel at 4 am and into downtown Miami by 4:15 am so we could park underneath the American Airlines Arena. It's a great place to park and the start line is in front of the Arena. It was a cold morning in Miami, only 48 degrees and a big wind that made it feel like 40 degrees. I was pacing the walkers at the 7 hour pace. Plus, I didn't start until 45 minutes after the first wave of runners at 6 am.  I had two shirts on and a wind shell along with gloves. It's always a crazy scene at the start of this race. Runners are put in corrals that go in three different directions. Lights everywhere, lots of music and a loud announcer. Hey it passed the time as all of us who were runners were freezing with that cold wind. Finally, at 6:45 am the last corral K started, which I was the one I was pacing in. It felt good to finally be moving. We hiked over the bridge and hit the mile mark in 16:25 and my pace was 16:02. Not bad going over a big bridge with huge wind gust on it. I had a few walkers with me as I kept on going. We walked along causeway, onto main street in Miami Beach, then on a back street back to Causeway and bridge back into Miami. The wind gusts on the causeway and bridge were brutal. Back in Miami the course went through the Downtown section and then the half way point where 99.9  percent of the walkers call it a day after 3:30 out on the course. There were still some people behind me as I passed that point. As I headed out on the second half of the marathon course I stopped at the 14 mile mark and took off my jacket and one shirt along with my gloves. It was after 10 am so it finally started to warm up.
    
    There were two walkers a way behind me. I kept going at that 16 minute clip. I caught up with a group of four walkers at 19 miles. Interesting group-- a mom-daughter walking team and an 83 year old man and his female neighbor walking with him. I find out they all know each other from last year's marathon and other circumstances. The daughter met the 83 year old at last years race, kept in touch with him and got her mom to come and do the marathon. The 83 year old's neighbor decided to walk with him this year. The 83 year old's name is Jake Zabara and he was doing his 14th Miami Marathon-- which is all of them.  I walked with them until the 24th mile where I had to speed it up a little to finish at 7 hours. They came in 3 minutes later and we all took pictures together with the race director. I got his phone number as we traded stories during the marathon. As Danie walked up, he said he wanted to climb Kilimanjaro with me. This is why I pace races, so I meet interesting people and help them achieve their goals. I love the Miami Marathon; it's really a neat event and it's one of my favorite races. I think this was my 8th time doing this race. I found the pacer who took my sign so they have them for future south Florida races. Mrs Geniality Marcella Todd is the voice of Miami running and her husband stands in the background-- always supporting her. From here Danie and I walked back to the car, rested up for a few minutes and then went sightseeing on Biscayne Boulevard. We walked over to the Freedom Tower-- not the one in New York but the one in Miami. This building is the most recognizable building in South Florida. It was built in 1925 for the Miami News. It's an Mediterranean Revival styled building with a cupola near the top painted in pink. The Miami News left the building in 1957. It became a processing center for Cuban refugees during the 1960's until 1972 when the era of refugees ended. It is now owned by Miami Dade College and is an Art Museum. The museum mostly has pictures of the Cuban refugees fleeing Cuba during Castro's regime. A new world mural on the second floor is definitely worth seeing. It was great to finally visit that building after all these times I've visited Miami and had never gone inside. I call it the pink building at the start of the Miami Marathon, Now I'll call it the Pink Freedom Tower. I recommend visiting it when you come to Miami. From there we Walked over to Bayside Mall which is where the finish was and next went to The Hard Rock Café. Went to another one in Houston last week. They are entertaining with memorabilia and MTV. We sat at the bar which was shaped like a guitar. That was pretty cool. We had food and drinks as we watched football and MTV. Plus, we were  meeting people from Miami who couldn't believe it was so cold here, too. It never really got above 52 degrees that day. It was an awesome day as every marathon day is. We went to our hotel and called it a night since we had been up since 3:30 am.
    
Monday January 25 2016

    We get on the road around 9 pm and head down to Biscayne National Park which is just east of Homestead, about 30 miles south of Miami. On the way there we go by Homestead Miami speedway. It's a colossal structure built for NASCR racing. It was built in 1993 and finished in 1995.  It has 65,000 seats for watching car racing. A few miles to the east is Biscayne National Park, established in 1980. This is mostly a marine sanctuary with a small amount of coastal area for the park. I've been here a few times, but it's the first time for Danie. It's a great park to visit and has no entrance fee. There's a nice walking path out to a point in the bay where you can see all the way to Miami. We see lot's of Mangrove trees. There used to be kayak rentals but the operator left a few years ago. I kayaked back in the bays a few years ago and it was awesome. One time I took a boat out and went snorkeling and visited some of the keys out in the Bay. We checked out the visitor center and it's great with interactive displays. Danie wanted to go kayaking, but that will be another time when they get another operator in there. Even without that there's snorkeling and boat tours available that are well worth doing when you visit. I highly recommend visiting here when you visit south Florida.
    
    We drove over to "Robert is Here" fruit stand on our way to the Everglades. I've been to this fruit stand many times and I love it. They make the best shakes, especially Key Lime shakes. Plus they have a huge array of fruits and vegetables to buy. There's also a menagerie of animals in the back 40 to check out. He's been here for 50 years and employs lots of young people-- giving them good business experience working at his fruit market. He just wrote a book about his store and his life. I picked one up but haven't read it yet. This is another place to visit on your south Florida trip.
    
    We drive into Everglades National Park and go to Royal Palm and walk on the Anhinga Trail. This is such a phenomenal trail. You can see more wild life on this trail than all of Florida. I've hiked it many times. It's a half mile trail, boardwalk over the swamp. You can see alligators, fish, and birds all interacting with each other as nature plays out in front of you. Water was the highest I'd ever seen in this swamp in all the years I've come here, definitely showing a different dynamics. Then we walk the Gumbo Trail with all the big trees. After Andrew in 1992 this forest was wide open with no tall trees. The hurricane destroyed all of them. Now 24 years later they've all grown back. Nature reclaims itself pretty quickly. From here we drove over to the Nike Missile site. It's not the shoe company's site, LOL. This was a missile site in the Everglades during the 1960-1970's to protect the USA from Cuba. I'd never been to this part of the park and I didn't know there was a missile site. We drove into it and there were two park service volunteers who gave us a quick tour of a small building with an unloaded missile. It was interesting how this all worked back in the cold war days with Cuba. From there we stopped at the visitor center and checked it out. They have lots of sounds of animals in the center. It's a cool place to learn about the park. We left the park and drove up to Fort Lauderdale airport where I dropped off Danie so she could fly back to Detroit. From there I drove over to Hollywood Beach and walked up and down the sidewalk for a couple of hours. Stopped at a café where a guitar player was playing "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald." Memories of Michigan in Florida along the Atlantic Ocean. Since I was going home that next morning, I was good to hear something from Michigan.

    It was a great four day escape from Michigan. There's so much to do in south Florida during the winter months that its always worth coming here.

    The Land of Sunshine, Florida.  Come and explore often.

    Gary Morgan
    Mr Ubiquitous
    
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Michigan Runner January / February 2016 Issue - Online Now
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The Michigan Runner January / February 2016 issue is online now.

Michigan Runner January / February 2016 Issue
http://issuu.com/michiganrunner/docs/mr0116/

Event Calendar
        29    January / February 2016 Events

Features and Departments
        6    Editor’s Notes: Satori in Dowagiac    
            By Scott Sullivan
        7    Letter to the Editor
        8    Michigan Runner of the Year: Lisa Veneziano   
            By Charles Douglas McEwen   
        10    Slow Parents of Fast Kids   
            By Dean Johnson
        10    Michigan Runner Race Series 2016    
        12    Male Open Runner of the Year: Nick Stanko  
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        13    Beyond the Chip: Catching Up  
            By Ian Forsyth
        14    Female Runners of the Year: Dot McMahan and Sarah Boyle    
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        15    Runners Save a Life at the 2014 Turkey Trot    
            By Heather Dyc Hanks
        20    Male Masters Runner of the Year: Rob Hyde    
            By Ron Marinucci
        20    Hall Honors Kozloff with Pillars Award   
            By Tracey Cohen
        21    Female Masters Runner of the Year: Betsy Frens    
            By Ron Marinucci    
        23    Senior Male Runner of the Year:  Brian Olsen  
             By Ron Marinucci
        24    Dave Foley Wins MITCA’s Kermit Ambrose Award   
        24    Book Review: Natural Born Heroes    
            By Dave Foley    
        25    Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard
        26    Contributor of the Year: Scott Hubbard    
            By Dave Foley
        28    My Name Is . . . and I Am a Runner    
            By Jason Elmore
        34    Running with Tom Henderson

At the Races
        7    Speedsters Soar Amid Turkeys, Reindeer for Thanksgiving Wins   
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        9    Swain Proves She’s No Punk, Molony Repeats at GR   
            By Michael Zuidema
        12    Classic Draws All Ages to Tackle Turf   
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        16    Sandhill Crane Runs Soar Past Where Pavement Ends   
            By Scott Sullivan
        18    Favorites Prevail at Prep L.P. Final Meet   
            By Scott Sullivan
        22    Vasa Races Explore Wild, Beautiful Terrain   
            By Mickey Fivenson
        22    Red October Run Marks 25 Years    
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        23    Zombie 5K is Right-Brain Blast     
            By Mickey Fivenson      
        26    Gouls in Guise Enjoy Run Scream Run  
            By Charles Douglas McEwen
        27    Monster Turnout Descends on Wicked Halloween Runs  
             By Charles Douglas McEwen

Online Photo Gallery
        3    Dances with Dirt
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios                        
        4    Falling Waters Trail Run
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios    
        4    EMU Fall Classic
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios        
        5    Defeat Depression Dash
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        6    Headless Horseman 5K
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        8    MHSAA LP Cross Country Finals
            Photos by Carter Sherline & Scott Sullivan
        12    Ann Arbor Turkey Trot
            Article by Tracey Cohen; Photo by Carter Sherline    
        13    Kona Chocolate Run
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        14    Centaur Team Euro-Style 8K Cross Country Race
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        16    Grand Blanc Chocolate 5K
            Article by Tracey Cohen; Photo by Carter Sherline
        17    Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot, Detroit
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        17    Michigan Beer Mile
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
         18    Ann Arbor Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
            Photo and article by Tracey Cohen    
         19    Fantasy 5K
             Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        19    Gobbler Gallop, Milford
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        20    Ann Arbor Track Club Winter Mini-Meet
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        20    Jingle Jog, Fenton
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
        21    YMCA Santa Run
            Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios    
    
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Race Calendar - February - March 2016
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Thursday, February 4, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Ypsilanti, 6:45 pm, Eastern Michigan    http://mitstrack.org
        
Friday, February 5, 2016    
*    Moonlight 1/6 Marathon on Groundhog Eve    4.3 MR, snowshoe run, Grand Rapids, 6:30 pm, Millenium Park, http://groundhogmarathon.com
    
Saturday, February 6, 2016
*    AATC Mile, UM MRUN Invitational, Ann Arbor, 1MR, University of Michigan Indoor Track, http://tiny.cc/0i8b8x
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Grand Rapids, 4:00 pm, Robinettes Apple Hause, http://gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd/    
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Kalamazoo, 8:00 am, Al Sabo Land Preserve, http://facebook.com/DirtyHerdKalamazoo/
*    Groundhog Day Marathon, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, Grand Rapids, 8:00 am, Millenium Park, http://groundhogmarathon.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Saginaw, 10:00 am, Saginaw Valley State University, http://mitstrack.org    
*    USATF 100 Mile Trail Championships, 100MR, Rocky Racoon 100 Mile Trail Run, http://usatf.org    
*    USATF Cross Country Championships, 6KR, 8KR, 12KR, Bend, OR, Rivers Edge Golf Course, http://usatf.org
    
Sunday, February 7, 2016
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Grand Rapids, 4:00 pm, Robinettes Apple Hause, http://gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd/    
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Kalamazoo, 8:00 am, Al Sabo Land Preserve, http://facebook.com/DirtyHerdKalamazoo/
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Super 5K, 5KR/W, Novi, 8:30 am, Novi HS, http://runsuperbowl.com

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
*    Bumper Run, 6MR, Shelby Township, 6:15 pm, Stony Creek Metro Park, Boat Launch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    
Thursday, February 11, 2016    
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Ypsilanti, 6:30 pm, Eastern Michigan, http://mitstrack.org
    
Friday, February 12, 2016    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Ann Arbor, 6:00 pm, University of Michigan, http://mitstrack.org
    
Saturday, February 13, 2016    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Saginaw, 10:00 am, Saginaw Valley State University, http://mitstrack.org    
*    Run Broadway, 2,4,6,8,10MR, Ann Arbor, 6:30 am, 1133 Broadway (Broadway & Plymouth Road), http://annarborrunningcompany.com/run-broadway/    
*    U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Marathon, Los Angeles, CA, http://usatf.org
*    USATF Midwest Region Open/Masters Indoor T&F Championships - 2 days, track & field, Rockford, IL, http://usatf.org

Sunday, February 14, 2016
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Grand Rapids, 4:00 pm, Robinettes Apple Hause, http://gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd/    
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Kalamazoo, 8:00 am, Al Sabo Land Preserve, http://facebook.com/DirtyHerdKalamazoo/
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    USATF Midwest Region Open/Masters Indoor T&F Championships - 2 days, track & field, Rockford, IL, http://usatf.org
                                          
Monday, 2/15/16    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Grand Rapids, 6:00 pm, Aquinas College, http://mitstrack.org
    
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, field: hj, sp, pv, Grand Rapids, 6:30 pm, Cornerstone, http://mitstrack.org
    
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com        
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field - distance fest, Warren, 5:30 pm, Macomb Community College, http://mitstrack.org
    
Thursday, February 18, 2016    
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Ypsilanti, 6:45 pm, Eastern Michigan, http://mitstrack.org

Saturday, February 20, 2016    
*    Gazelle Sports / New Balance Elite 3200, 3200meterR, track & field, Allendale, Noon, http://gazellesports.com/wp/elite-series/
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Allendale, Noon, Grand Valley State University, http://mitstrack.org
*    Tahquamenon Snowshoe Race, 10K & 5K sbowshoe, Paradise, 11:00 am, Upper Tahquamenon Falls, http://greatlakesendurance.com

Sunday, February 21, 2016
*    Crazy Run, 5-8MR - training, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Huron River Trails, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Grand Rapids, 4:00 pm, Robinettes Apple Hause, http://gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd/    
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Kalamazoo, 8:00 am, Al Sabo Land Preserve, http://facebook.com/DirtyHerdKalamazoo/
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Race Walk, 50KW, Santee, CA, http://usatf.org

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    

Thursday, February 25, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
    
Friday, February 26, 2016    
*    Big Ten Indoor Championships - Men & Women - 2 days, track & field meet, Geneva, OH, Spire Institute, http://bigten.cstv.com    
*    Mid American Conference Indoor Championships - 2 days, track & field, Akron OH, http://mac-sports.com
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series - State Championship - 2 days, track & field: wt, tj, smr, dmr, Grand Rapids, time tba, Aquinas College, http://mitstrack.org    
*    Mid American Conference Indoor Championships - 2 days, track & field meet, Akron, OH, University of Akron, http://mac-sports.com
*    USA Indoor Combined Events Championships - 2 days, track & field meet, Crete, NE, http://usatf.org
    
Saturday, February 27, 2016    
*    Big Ten Indoor Championships - Men & Women - 2 days, track & field meet, Geneva, OH, Spire Institute, http://bigten.cstv.com    
*    Mid American Conference Indoor Championships - 2 days, track & field, Akron OH, http://mac-sports.com
*    Michigan Indoor Track Series - State Championship - 2 days, track & field, Grand Rapids, time tba, Aquinas College, http://mitstrack.org
    
Sunday, February 28, 2016
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Grand Rapids, 4:00 pm, Robinettes Apple Hause, http://gazellesports.com/thedirtyherd/    
*    Dirty Herd Trail Run, 4MR, 2MR, Kalamazoo, 8:00 am, Al Sabo Land Preserve, http://facebook.com/DirtyHerdKalamazoo/
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    USATF Masters 8 km Championship, 8KR, Brea, CA, 7:30 am, Brea 8K Classic, http://usatf.org
    
Monday, February 29, 2016    
*    Night of the Glow - Leap Year 2016, 4MR/W, Taylor, 6:30 pm, Willow Metro Park, http://everalracemgt.com

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 3, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 4, 2016
*    USA Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships - 3 Days, Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Convention Center, http://usatf.org

Saturday, March 5, 2016
*    AAU 14-Under Youth National Indoor Championships - 2 days, Ypsilanti, 9:00 am, Eastern Michigan, Bowen Field House, http://aauathletics.org/Events.aspx?EventType=7
*    Ann Arbor Marathon Course Preview, 12MR/W, Ann Arbor, 7:00 am, Espresso Royal, 214 S. Main, http://runsignup.com/Race/MI/AnnArbor/AnnArborMarathonCoursePreview
*    APA Pan American Cross Country Cup / NACAC Cross Country Championships, 10KR, 8KR, 6KR, Caraballeda, Venezuaela, http://usatf.org

Sunday, March 6, 2016
*    Arnold 5K Pump and Run    5KR, Weight Lifting, Columbus, OH, 9:00 am, Greater Columbus Convention Center, http://runohio.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Kona Shamrock Run, 10KR, 5KR/W, 1MFR, Plymouth, 7:30 am, Kellogg Park, http://konashamrockrun.com
*    USATF Michigan Open/ Masters Indoor Track & Field Championships, 5000m race walk, 3000m, 60m hurdles, 60m, 800m, 200m, mile run, 400m, Ann Arbor, 10:00 am, U of Michigan Indoor Track Building,  http://michigan.usatf.org

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 11, 2016
*    NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Birmingham, AL, http://ncaasports.com

*    NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Pittsburgh, KS, http://ncaasports.com/track-and-field/schedules

*    NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships - 2 days, Grinnell, IA, http://ncaasports.com
*    USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships - 3 days, Staten Island, NY, Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex, http://usatf.org
*    USATF Indoor Track & Field Championships - 2 days, Portland, OR, Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center, http://usatf.org

Saturday, March 12, 2016
*    Dances with Dirt - Florida, 50KR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, Dade City, FL, 7:00 am, Withlacoochee River Park, http://danceswithdirt.com
*    USA 15 km Championships    15KR, Jacksonville, FL, http://usatf.org

Sunday, March 13, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Shamrocks and Shenanigans, 5KR/W, kids’ run, Ann Arbor, 9:00 am, Conor O’Neill’s, downtown Ann Arbor, http://runshamrocks.com
*    St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race, 5KR/W, Detroit, 12:00 pm, Train Station at Michigan Ave. & Vernor, http://corktownrace.com
*    Track Day, Utica / Grosse Pointe, 11:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Monday, March 14, 2016
*    Team Playmakers Triathlon Training Team, training 12 or 25 weeks, Okemos, 6:00 pm    Playmakers, 2299 W. Grand River Ave., http://playmakers.com

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 17, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    IAAF World Indoor Championships - 4 day event, Portland, OR, http://iaaf.org / http://usatf.org
*    Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run & Walk, 4 MR/W, kids run, Flint, 5:30 pm, Downtown Flint, http://potofgoldrun.com / http://flintstpatricksday.com/RoadRace.html

Saturday, March 19, 2016
*    Bill Roney Memorial 5K, 5KR, 1M kids run, Utica, 10:00 am, Trinity Lutheran Church, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 20, 2016
*    Crazy Run, 5-8 MR, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Gallup/Arb, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Playmakers Track and Field Spike Night, Okemos, 6:00 pm, http://playmakers.com/Events/PlaymakersEvents.aspx
*    Track Day, Royal Oak / Lake Orion, 11:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 24, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Friday, March 25, 2016
*    Kermit Ambrose Huron River Relays - 2 days, track and field, Ypsilanti, Eastern Michigan, http://a2racemanagement.com

Saturday, March 26, 2016
*    IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, 13.1MR, Cardiff, Great Britain & N.I., http://usatf.org
*    Spring 16 Mile Marathon Training Runm, 4-16 MR, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, March 27, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, March 31, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Running Company, Saline Spring Preview Invitational, indoor track & field, Ann Arbor, 5:45 pm, U of Michigan indoor track, http://a2racemanagement.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com



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