Sponsored by:
 
Ann Arbor Track Club Event Dates Through June 2016
    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
    Ann Arbor Track Club  http://aatrackclub.org

St. Patrick's Parade Corktown Races, Detroit, Sunday, March 13, 2016
    Sponsored by Fraternal Order of United Irishmen, and
    KPMG Family for Literacy
    5KR/W; Emerald Mile; Dublin Double: Mile+5K; Kids Quarter Mile
    http://corktownrace.com
        
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/
    Races and Places, Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzWG6mMJwk
    
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
    http://crim.org

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    Photography of Michigan races, track & field, cross country
    Prints and high resolution digital images available
    http://frogprincestudios.smugmug.com  http://fotoview.net

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Michigan Runner Girl and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa Offer April Package
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From a Grand Traverse Resort and Spa News Release:
    Michigan Runner Girl and Grand Traverse Resort and Spa are excited to offer a new package designed for women who are passionate about an active and healthy lifestyle. Running, rest, relaxation and rejuvenation are what participants will experience during the first-ever Michigan Runner Girl Weekend, April 22-24, 2016.
    Held in beautiful Northern Michigan at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme, near Traverse City, the all-inclusive weekend includes time to connect on the road and trail with fellow Michigan Runner Girls. Participants will enjoy delicious (and healthy) food, locally-crafted drinks, inspiring speakers, informative sessions on topics like foam rolling and injury prevention, and ample downtime (various spa options, bonfires, and quiet time to simply sit back and share in a low-key and comfortable setting.)
    Michigan Runner Girl’s Heather Durocher, founder of MichiganRunnerGirl.com, and Pam Carrigan, a certified personal trainer and runner, are the hosts for the weekend.
    "We'd long wanted to create a weekend away for women like us, who feel at their best when outdoors, being active with others,” said Durocher. “To be able to do all of this -- plan an all-inclusive getaway that's about running and eating well along with plenty of downtime and pampering -- and have it hosted by such a high-quality resort is just so exciting. Partnering with Grand Traverse Resort made perfect sense given its commitment to helping guests embrace their active lifestyle during their stay. The Michigan Runner Girl Weekend is going to be unforgettable for everyone involved!”
    In addition, Ali Lopez, a northern Michigan runner, chef and health coach will be on hand. She teaches culinary classes at Oryana in Traverse City and also works with Fustini's Oils and Vinegars in Traverse City on recipe development. She's a regular contributor to MichiganRunnerGirl.com. Her latest post featuring three (3) savory sweet potato recipes is at http://michiganrunnergirl.com/friday-fueling-3-savory-sweet-potato-recipes-for-before-after-your-run .
    Grand Traverse Resort and Spa’s on-staff running guru Kelly Yauk said, “We’re excited about this weekend because it fits perfectly with the Resort’s Barefoot active lifestyle emphasis and complements our two annual 5k races, the Stars Stripes and Splatter 5K Color Race on July 4 and The Great Beerd Run held in November.”
    The Michigan Runner Girl weekend event is capped at 36 attendees, so women planning to participate should be sure to sign up sooner rather than later.
    Durocher said, “Grab a group of friends, come with your best running friend, or join solo -- you're sure to make amazing new friends and come away with new running partners! We are looking forward to meeting everyone and spending some quality, healthy time together!”
    For more information: 800-236-1577 or http://grandtraverseresort.com/mirunnergirl
    
Please note: Michigan Runner Girl is not affiliated with Michigan Runner magazine.

Michigan Runner March / April 2016 Issue http://issuu.com/michiganrunner/docs/mr0316

 

 About the cover:  Desi Linden finished second at the US Olympic Team Trials, Marathon in Los Angeles, Febraury 13, 2016.  She will represent the USA at the Olympics in Rio.
Photo by Victah Sailer / photorun.net

Event Calendar

17    2016 Event Calendar
    37    2016 Upper Peninsula Calendar
    38    2016 Triathlon and Duathlon Calendar

Features and Departments
    6    Editor’s Notes: Frozen Cat   By Scott Sullivan
    10    Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard   
    12    Spring Shoe Review    By Cregg Weinmann  
    42    Roberta Gibb, First Lady of the Boston Marathon   By Amby Burfoot
    44    Beyond the Chip: Coaching Should Develop Runners as Persons First    
            By Rachael Steil
    46    Michigan Big in Independent Running Retailers Board    By Ron Marinucci   
    47    I Don’t Want to Run Today    By Dave Foley
    48    Ultra Runner Takes Joy in Going Distance – Plus    By Ron Marinucci
    50    Club Names Michigan Communities ‘Runner-Friendly’    By Scott Sullivan
    52    Running with Tom Henderson   
    54    Michigan Runner Race Series 2016   

At the Races
    8    ASU Roommates Amy Cragg and Desi Linden Take First and Second in Marathon Trials   
    44    Super 5K Brings New Start Time, Mild Weather     By Tracey Cohen
    45    Big Bird Flies in Fair Weather, Tweaked Course     By Ron Marinucci   
    46    Run Like the Dickens Enjoys Heat Wave       By Tracey Cohen
    48    Winners Abound at Frozen Foot Race      By Mickey Fivenson

Event Calendar
    26    2016 Event Calendar: Races, Group Runs, Training Runs, Clinics
   
Features and Departments
    3    Spring Shoe Review  By Cregg Weinmann
   
At the Races
    Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios except where noted
     9    Holiday Hustle   
    10    Anchor Bay Jingle Bell Run     
    10    Shelby Township Jingle Bell Run
    11    Lift for Berlin
    11    Kona New Year’s Eve Run   
    12    Fifth Third New Year’s Eve Run and Walk   
    14    Ann Arbor Running Company New Year’s Eve Run       
    14    Hillsdale Winter Opener
    15    Ididarun
    15    Auto Show 5K
    16    Houston Marathon & Half Marathon   Photos by Victah Sailer / photorun.net
    16    Chill at the Mill
    17    Ann Arbor Track Club Invitational Mile
    17    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 16
    18    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 29   
    20    Michigan Indoor Track Series, Jan 8
    21    Eastern Michigan Triangular Meet
    22    Armory Track Invitational  Photos by Victah Sailer
    22    Paczki Run
    23    Super 5K   
    24    Groundhog Day Marathon  Photo by Scott Sullivan
    
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Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Little Rock Marathon and LA Media Summit (March 3-6, 2016)
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Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

Thursday, March 3
    Flew out of Detroit Metro to Little Rock Arkansas Via Chicago. Danie Matusik met me there as she flew on another airline and got there before me. I rented a car and we headed for the hills, the Ozark mountains in northern Arkansas. Our destination was Whitaker point (Hawksbill Craig), the most photographed rock in Arkansas. I only knew about it because there was a picture in my Rand McNally Atlas. It was an adventure getting there as we got lost on the way. We stopped a couple of times to ask people where it was. A couple of women riding horses gave us correct directions. Stopped at a general store and it was interesting to see lots of outdoor gear there. We went through the small town of Poncho where people go to raft, canoe and kayak on the Buffalo National River. This is another one of the 402 sites that the National Park Service operates. A herd of elk was there along with an original homesite from the 1850's.  We drove another ten miles, six of it on a dirt road, and then went up to the top of a ridge. It was a steep climb and the rental car was working hard to make it up to the top. We finally made it to the trail head. The small parking lot was made for about 6 cars. A large engraved rock marked the trailhead.  The trail to Whitaker Point was a rocky 1.5 miles. We got there and walked out on the rock that stuck out 50 feet from the ridge-- giving us an awesome view of the valley and surrounding area. It was little on the brown side since it's winter and there are no green leaves. It's over 150 miles from Little Rock; still, it was a great place to visit.  It was getting dark and we drove back to Little Rock, reaching the hotel we were staying at around 9 pm.  We had a full day and we called it a night.
    
Friday March 7
    Took our time getting up after such a long day on Thursday. Went into Little Rock and visited Historic Central high school where the civil rights movement went big time. Nine black students came to this school in 1957. Federal troops were brought in to protect them. It was a nation-wide controversy. This is a National Historic site where the National Park service has a center-- another one of those 402 sites. This school is listed as one of the best architecturally designed schools in the nation. Danie and I took pictures in front of the school and students came over and asked to take pictures with us. That was pretty cool. We also took pictures of an old Mobil gas station across from the school which is part of the historic site. Neat place to visit.
    Then we went to the birthplace and museum of General Douglas McCarther. The building was part of an Army garrison from the Civil War and is the only building still there. McCarther was born here in 1880. The first floor had a Jeep and the history of the vehicle that helped America win World War II. There was Civil War history along with General Wesley Clark's biography and pictures. Upstairs was a movie and artifacts from General McCarther. It was really a cool place. Then we did a 1.7 mile hike / historic walk around the city. We went by the Arkansas History Museum, historic homes and the old part of town. Little Rock is an interesting city with lots of history behind it.
    Next, we went to the expo at the convention center.  Lots of Arkansas and southern races were trying to get runners to come to their races. I like seeing races at expos so I can talk to them about their races. Little Rock always has a theme around the race and this year it was "Game On" which meant playing table games like cards, Monopoly, Stables, and other similar games. The race directors always try to make this race fun. At 6 pm we went to work the pacer booth which involves answering questions runners have about joining pacers for the marathon. At 7 pm we walked across the street to the Historic Capital Inn and Hotel. We attended the pacer reception and got to meet and greet with the other pacers. It's always nice to meet the other pacers. On race morning it's a hello and goodbye as we all go to pace the runners at different paces. So, there is no time to get to know anyone at the start line. That all ended around 9 pm and we called it a night.
    
Saturday March 5
    Up early as Danie and I signed up to run the 5k. There was a 10k, too. We signed up for the 5k since the race gave another medal for the combo weekend-- run the marathon or half on Sunday and run the 5k or 10k on Saturday.  Then get a 3rd medal for running both.  Great idea to get more runners on Saturday. It was a beautiful morning for running a race around the city. I filmed the start then jogged the 5k and then interviewed runners from the middle of the pack on their experience in Little Rock. Danie placed second overall in the 5k women's division. We checked out the river front on the Arkansas River. We saw a submarine on the other side of the river for tours. There's a little bit of everything in Little Rock. That afternoon we went out to Pinnacle Mountain State Park. It's so named because there's a small mountain shaped like a pin. We did a 3 mile hike around a quarry. Hiking on a sunny day in a beautiful park is always a good thing. Lots of people were there since it's only 10 miles from Little Rock. That evening Bart Yasso had a pasta party in his room at the Capital Inn. It was a bring your own pasta and drink. We ordered pasta and picked it up and went to his room with 10 other runners. Bart's a personable guy and always invites people in no mater where he goes. We left by 7 so we could get ready for the early morning marathon.
    
Sunday March 6
    Up at 4am to get ready for marathon Sunday. We stretch, eat, and put on running gear, then leave the hotel at 5 am. Get to downtown by 5:20 wait until 5;50 to walk over to convention center inside to enjoy the perks-plus for pacers. It's a place to stay warm, get food and catch that last bathroom break before race. Left there at 6:30 am and were in position at the start area 5 blocks away at 6:45 am. The morning was perfect for the marathon-- sunny and 52 degrees. I was pacing the 5:30 group. My pace partner was Lacy from Missouri. We had lots of first timers in our group. It's exciting pacing first time marathoners. Gun goes off at 7am and at 7:08 we were across the line.  We go over the Arkansas River to north Little Rock.  The race didn't come over here last year since the bridge was being fixed then. Ran all over north Little Rock through the industrial section of town and out by the airport at 6 miles. My pacing partner had us doing the walk/run method. Run 4 minutes, walk one minute. By mile seven we had gone through the museum district and had a big group with us. Ran through different parts of town. At the 10 mile mark we went by historic Central High School and at 12.8 miles the half marathon runners split off, then finished. We headed up to the capitol building street, going right by the State Capitol. Next we went down a small hill and we came to the halfway point. Then, for the next 3 miles, it was pretty much up hill. Climbed, then leveled off, again and again until we crested at 16 miles. Then we ran a big downhill to mile 17. This downhill section was the prettiest part of the course. Then we went along an out-and-back section next to a golf course for over 5 miles. At mile 24 we walked up another fair sized hill to save our legs for the next big hill at mile 25. This was a steep climb that we walked up, too. We had 8 runners with us and they slowed up after this. A beer station was just past the top of the hill. My pacer partner and myself passed on it, though. From there we were back in the downtown section and we just cruised on into the finish line just a few seconds from 5:30. What a beautiful thing, finishing the Little Rock marathon in pace time on a fantastic sunny day. Danie was there since she paced a faster time and took my picture at the finish line. I got my whooper medal, then we both got our special 3rd medal for the weekend races at the convention center. I need another bag for taking home medals.  Got all of our stuff at baggage claim and drove back to the hotel. Cleaned up and headed for the airport. Danie flew home and I flew to Los Angeles for a Team USA media summit. I got to LA around 9 pm, rented a car and drove over to the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Checked in and called it a night.
    I'll tell all of you all about it next week.
    Keep dreaming, and live everyday as though it is your last day.
    
    Gary Morgan
    Mr Ubiquitous
    
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GLSP  TV  Network - New and Upcoming Shows
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January
New York Midnight New Year's Run, New York, NY
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2IdpAVBsg
North American International Auto Show, Detroit, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3J2IdpAVBsg
Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston, TX
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hor2Tc4h3Lw
Miami Marathon Race Weekend, Miami, FL
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezr-nVB9TgU

February
U.S. Amateur Championship at Oakland Hills,  Preview, Bloomfield Hills, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_c7uIshCiY
Ground Hog Marathon, Grand Rapids, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iR--naX13w
The Pipers Open the West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gG_mYXE3iH8
Pine Cone Accommodations - Golf and Lodging in Gaylord, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88Lf-SOouGk
Michaywe Golf Course in Gaylord - Lessons, Caddies and Golf, Gaylord, MI
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af-6N_6EkV0
U.S. Marathon Trials, Los Angeles, CA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3f-tUVOG28
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc3Ktz56-Rc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3eMDdnl3cg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOB1z749Qc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa5iLOrQTnU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKqZrjPjdjc
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kndRD6FC5V8    
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a2Srzmu-1w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liYb7grCYms
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bbo10GfeXBw
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQ3W2lq6owc
    
March
    West Michigan Golf Show, Grand Rapids, Mi
    Michigan Golf Show, Novi, MI
                
UPCOMING SHOWS:
    
April
    Let's Move Festival of Races, Mt. Clemens, MI
    
May    
    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, OH
    Fifth Third River Bank Run.  Grand Rapids, Mi
    Mackinac Island Golf, Mackinac Island, MI
    MWGA 30th Anniversary, Red Run CC. Royal Oak, MI
    
June
    Dexter- Ann Arbor Run, Dexter & Ann Arbor, MI
    Western Junior Championship , Red Run CC, Royal Oak, MI
    
July
    U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Track & Field Eugene, OR
    Top 50 Jr. Golf Tournament, Eagle Crest Golf Club, Ypsilanti, MI
    
August
    Crim Festival of Races - 40th Anniversary, Flint, MI
    Rio 2016 Olympics,  Rio De Janeiro, South America
    100thth Michigan Women's Amateur, Spring Meadows, Linden, MI
    UA Plumbers and Pipefitters, Ann Arbor, MI
    2016 U.S. Amateur Championship, Oakland Hills, Bloomfield HIlls, MI
    
September
    Milford Labor Day 30K *, Milford, MI
    Mt. Baldhead Challenge *, Saugatuck, MI
    MSU Auto Owners Spartan Invitational, East Lansing, MI
    Kensington Challenge* Milford, MI

October
    Ryder Cup, Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, MN
    Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon, Valdalia, MI
    Helen Devos Childrens Hospital Kids Marathon* Grand Rapids, MI
    Metro Health Grand Rapids Marathon* - Grand Rapids, MI

November
    Big Bird Run, Roseville/Eastpointe, MI
    Thanksgiving Turkey Trot -  Dowagiac, Dowagic, MI
    
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Great Performances - Road Racing
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-- Arnold 5K Pump and Run, Columbus, OH, Sunday, March 6, 2016
4th)    Michigan's John Paul Zebrowski (23) lifted his weight 28 times and ran 17:09 to place fourth in 3:09
6th)    Michigan's Austin Zebrowski (23) lifted his weight 29 times and ran 18:05 to post a 3:35 sixth place finish.
2nd)    Michigan's Lisa Veneziano (51) a six time former winner lifted 50 percent of her weight and ran 18:56 took home runner up honors with her 3:56 and placed eighth among all athletes.
See more at: http://runohio.com/index.php/news/1097-arnold-5k-pump-and-run-#sthash.FqUtBIPw.dpuf

-- Kona Shamrock Run 10K, Plymouth, Sunday, March 6, 2016
1st)    Zane Grabau, 34:14
2nd)    Mitchell Dale, 35:04
3rd)    Robert Cameron, 35:45
1st Master) Roman Krzyzanowski, 36:48
1st)    Kelsey Bragg, 39:33
2nd)    Erin Cvengros, 41:59
3rd & 1st Master)    Erin LaRusso, 43:02

-- Kona Shamrock Run 5K, Plymouth, Sunday, March 6, 2016
1st)    Zane Grabau, 16:50
2nd)    Mitchell Dale, 17:13
3rd)    Shane Logan, 17:39
1st Master) Roman Krzyzanowski, 18:25
1st)    Kelsey Bragg, 19:32
2nd & 1st Master) Josephine Weeden, 21:39
3rd)    Lexie Jorgens, 21:57    
For complete results see: http://konashamrockrun.com

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Great Performances - Cross Country
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-- APA Pan American Cross Country Cup / NACAC Cross Country Championships, 10KR, Caraballeda, Venezuaela, Saturday, March 5, 2016
11th)    Cally Macumber, 39:08
For complete results, see  http://usatf.org

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Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
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St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit - March 13 -    SE
Striders Saturday Classic 10 Mile, Grandville - April 23 - SW
Fifth Third River Bank Run 25K, Grand Rapids - May 14 - SW    
            
Dexter To Ann Arbor    Half Marathon, Ann Arbor - June 5 -    SE
Brian Diemer Family of Races 5K, Cutlerville - June 11 - SW
Pictured Rocks Road Race Half Marathon, Munising - June 26 - UP

Port City Run 5K, Frankfort - July 16 - NW
HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races 10 Mile,    Flint - August 27 - SE
Milford Labor Day 30K, Milford - September 3 - SE

Mt. Baldhead Challenge 15K, Saugatuck/Douglas - September 10 - SW
5/3 Capital City River Run Half Marathon, Lansing - September 18 - Central
MetroHealth Grand Rapids Marathon, Grand Rapids - October 23 - SW
Wicked Halloween 10K, Plymouth - October 30 - SE

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Points for all races except Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)   
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 15
        2nd= 10
        3rd=  5
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 3
        2nd= 2
        3rd= 1

Fifth Third River Bank Run & Crim:
Open (up to age 39)
        1st= 50
        2nd= 25
        3rd= 15
Master (age 40-40)
        1st= 30
        2nd= 20
        3rd= 10
Age-Graded Senior (age 50 and up)
        1st= 6
        2nd= 4
        3rd= 2
Ten best finishes count for Michigan Runner of the Year. If someone
runs more than ten races, the ones with the fewest points involved are dropped.
        
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Race Calendar - March - April 2016
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Thursday, March 3, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 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

Friday, April 1, 2016
•    April Fools Day Twinkie Run, 5KR, Ann Arbor, 6:15 pm, Gallup Park - Canoe Livery, http://www.activeagainstals.org/events/twinkie-run/

Sunday, April 3, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Marathon, 26.2MR/W, 13.1MR/W, 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR, Ann Arbor, 7:00 am, Main & Keech, http://theannarbormarathon.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run - Wednesdays, Utica, 6:00 pm, Hansons Running Shop, Hall Road, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 7, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Saturday, April 9, 2016
•    Great Lakes Loons Pennant Race, 5KR/W, 1MFR, kids run, Midland, 11:00 am, Dow Diamond, Downtown Midland, http://mymcc.org/myraces
*    Martian Invasion of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR, kids run, Dearborn, 7:15 am, Ford Field Park, http://martianmarathon.com

Sunday, April 10, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 14, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
    
Saturday, April 16, 2016    
*    ABBRx Natural and Fit Day, 5KR/W, kids run, Midland, 9:00 am, Bullock Creek HS, http://tritofinish.com
*    Iola Trail Run    15KR, 5KR, Iola, WI, 10:00 am, Iola Winter Sports Park, http://greatlakesendurance.com
    
Sunday, April 17, 2016    
*    Crazy Run, 5-8 MR, Ann Arbor, 7:30 am, Bluffs / Barton Park Parking Lot, http://aatrackclub.org
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Kona Cheesecake Run    8KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, Farmington Hills, 7:30 am, Farmington Family YMCA, http://konacheesecakerun.com
    
Monday, April 18, 2016    
*    B.A.A. Boston Marathon, 26.2 MR, Boston, MA, 9:30 am, http://www.baa.org

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Thursday, April 21, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com

Sunday, April 24, 2016    
*    Go the Extra Mile for Covenant Kids, 13.1MR/ handcycle, 5KR/W, 1MR/W, Saginaw Township, 8:00 am, Swan Valley HS, http://tritofinish.com
*    Hansons Group Run, Lake Orion, 8:00 am, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
*    Trail Marathon & Road Ends, 50KR, 26.2MR, 5MR, Pinckney, 7:30 am, Silver Lake, Pinckney Recreation Area, http://trailmarathon.com    
*    USATF Masters 10 km Championships, 10KR, Dedham, MA, http://usatf.org

Tuesday, April 26, 2016    
*    Hansons Group Run, Grosse Pointe,6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com
    
Thursday, April 28, 2016
*    Hansons Group Run, Royal Oak, 6:30 pm, Hansons Running Shop, http://hansons-running.com    
*    Tri to Finish Freeland Walleye Festival 5K/10K, 10KR, 5KR/W,1MR, Freeland, 6:00 pm, Tittabawassee Township Park, http://tritofinish.com

Saturday, April 30, 2016    
*    McLaren Let’s Move Festival of Races, 26.2MR, 13.1MR/ Relay, 5KR/W, 1MW, kids run, Mount Clemens, 8:00 am, downtown Mount Clemens, http://letsmovefestival.com
*    USA Half Marathon Championships, 13.1MR, Columbus, OH, 6:15 am, OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, http://usatf.org

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