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The United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K & Pub Crawl, Monday, August 15, 2016
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HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, Friday, August 26 - Saturday August 27, 2016
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__/ Ann Arbor Track Club's Mitch Garner is New President of RRCA
__/ Save the Date: Detroit will Host 2017 RRCA, March 9-12, 2017

__/ New Balance Farmington Hills to Host Run, Learn & Brew with Champions
__/ Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Springfield, Illinois and Chicago (April 1-3, 2016)
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Michigan Runner TV: Bank of American Shamrock Shuffle - Chitown,
by Art McCafferty
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Gary Morgan dropped by the Bank of American Shamrock Shuffle just in time to see the men's and women's Hansons teams win top spots in the race.  This is a short video, primarily setting up the race scene, then filming the awards ceremony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwFapm-Fi4

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Ann Arbor Track Club's Mitch Garner is New President of RRCA
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At it's recent Convention in Dallas, the Road Runners Clubs of America (RRCA) elected its new president, Mitch Garner of Ann Arbor. Garner's term began April 1, 2016 and includes service on the RRCA's Board of Directors.

Here's Mitch Garner's RRCA biography:
"Mitch is very active with the Ann Arbor Track Club, where he has served as President since 2009 (Vice President from 2004 to 2008) and as a board member and executive committee member since 2004.  Mitch is a longstanding race committee member of two mid-sized, club-hosted road races in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Burns Park Run and the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run. In 2014, the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run was the RRCA’s half-marathon national championship.

"In 2007, Mitch reviewed the RRCA’s bylaws and recommended to the Bylaws Task Force clarifying changes to the bylaws’ provisions. In 2008 Mitch was elected RRCA Central Region Director and served two terms, until 2012, in that position. During his two terms, he worked with the RRCA Board on several projects, including the drafting of the RRCA Strategic Plan; a review of state laws governing medical volunteers; and a study of legally required accommodations for disabled runners under the Americans with Disabilities Act. In 2010, he was appointed by the RRCA Board to serve as Chair of the RRCA American Long Distance Running Hall of Fame Selection Committee and continues to serve in that position.  

"In 2012 he was elected RRCA Vice President and was reelected to a second term as Vice President in 2014. Later in 2014, he was appointed by the RRCA President to chair an ad hoc committee that was requested to draft a complaint resolution process. The RRCA Complaint Resolution Process, which was adopted by the RRCA Board in April 2015, established a procedure for resolving complaints about governance, unethical behavior, questionable business practices, and other types of conduct or activities significantly impacting RRCA members.

"Mitch is a lifelong runner and a member of the Ann Arbor Track Club’s men’s masters 60+ team.  His club team won the USATF men’s masters 60+ grand prix team national championship for four consecutive years, from 2011 to 2014. Currently he is an attorney and principal with the law firm of Allotta | Farley Co., L.P.A. He graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in economics and also has a degree in political science, with honors, from the University of Paris. He received his Juris Doctor from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law."
http://www.rrca.org/about/leadership/garner/

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Save the Date: Detroit will Host 2017 RRCA, March 9-12, 2017
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The 59th RRCA National Convention will be held in Detroit, MI, March 9-12, 2017 in connection with the St. Patrick's Parade Corktown Races, March 12, 2017.  

Doug Kurtis and Gary Morgan used this video produced by Art McCafferty for their presentation to RRCA:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsWdg75_ZQk
   
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New Balance Farmington Hills to Host Run, Learn & Brew with Champions
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New Balance Farmington Hills invites runners:
"Celebrate Boston Marathon Day running with and learning from some of our state's finest athletes with a great beer in hand! We are pleased to have on hand two Freep Champions-- Doug Kurtis, World Record Holder of the most consecutive sub 2:20 marathons, and Mike Andersen, 2014 Freep Champion and local running professional. They will share their experience and answer your questions on all things running. Join us before hand for a short run together through scenic downtown Farmington. Hydrate after at Farmington Brewing Company and share your questions with two of metro Detroit's finest runners!

"PRE-TALK RUN BEGINS AT 5:30 PM, TALK BEGINS AT 6:30 PM. SPACE IS LIMITED"
 
More information: http://stores.newbalance.com/detroit/races.aspx
Register: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/FARMINGTON/RUNLEARNANDBREWWITHTHECHAMPIONS
            
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Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Springfield, Illinois and Chicago (April 1-3, 2016)
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Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

Friday April 1st
    Even though it was no fooling, I volunteered for the FestiFools in Ann Arbor for a couple of hours at a Barricade stop as they set up tents for the festival. Festifools is a huge outdoor public art festival. Since I was leaving town I didn't have time to go to the festival. From there Danie Matusik and I did our late afternoon 400 mile drive to Springfield, Illinois for the 52nd annual Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon. Straight drive across I-94 to I-80 to I-55 to Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln made his mark on the world. We picked up our packets at the Hilton Hotel where there was a small expo. Took pictures with the Abraham Lincoln poster. We ate at Obed and Isaacs Microbrewery which turned an old building into a microbrewery with a bocce ball yard along side of it. The microbrewery was just down the street from the Lincoln Home site run by the National Park Service. Drove by the State Capitol on the way to the hotel. Very majestic looking building.  From there we called it a night.
    
Saturday April 2nd.
   Up early for the 7:30 am race start in downtown Springfield in front of the Old State Capitol where Lincoln delivered his speech "A House Divided" in 1858.  The Old State Capitol was built in 1840 and used until 1876. Two runners dressed up like Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were there to greet all the runners and take pictures with them. 1500 runners from around the country were there to run this race. The costumed Abraham Lincoln made a satire speech referring to Stephen Douglas before the start. The national anthem was sung as we stood out in the approaching wind storm. The start was signaled by rifles shot by volunteer Illinois regiment soldiers dressed in Civil War attire. What away to step back into history! As the race started we headed right into the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Ran by Lincoln's house, built in 1844 and occupied by Lincoln and family until 1861 when he went to the White House. The costumed Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd were there to wave to all the runners passing by.  Ran through town and went by the State Capitol at mile 2. The State Capitol was built in 1868 and took 20 years to complete. I could see why-- as big as it is. From there we ran through neighborhoods and parks as the wind intensified along the way. There were occasional spectators along the way which was nice on a cool, windy, sunny morning. Around ten miles into the race we ran through Oak Ridge Cemetery which has Lincolns tomb and a memorial. Steep hill to climb up as we headed out of the cemetery. There was a large hill around the eleven mile mark and from there we had to fight a major head wind heading into town and the finish line.  Even though Illinois is fairly flat there were a few steep hill climbs in this race. As they say-- it keeps you honest. When I finished, I got my enlarged Penny Medal. Truthfully, Its really a cool medal,as a two and three quarter inch penny.  Danie was there to greet me as I drank lots of water and Gatorade. Wind can dry you out faster than anything. Danie tried the Krispy Krème doughnuts and beer as post race food was served along with granola bars. I passed on that and we went back to the Hotel, cleaned up and came back to the finish line at the Old State Capitol. Race officials were cleaning up and I saw the race director. Introduced myself and told him I was from the Detroit area. He said his name "Brian, I'm from Detroit and I'm a die hard Lions fan with my puma lions gloves."  I said, "The second coming will happen before the Lions win." He laughed and said, "There's always hope." Danie got her age group award which was a modern Abraham Lincoln photo with him wearing jeans. Overall it was great race and I highly recommend running it. After 52 years they seem to have it all down pat to do it right.
    
    From here we checked out the present State Capitol. This is the sixth state capitol of Illinois. A statue of Abraham Lincoln is in front of the capito--l which is appropriate.  A smaller statue of Stephen Douglas is there; Lincoln ran against him for public office. We walk up the steps and look inside. The usual marble floors are inside. There was a sign marking the entrance on the north side. On Saturdays many times public buildings are closed. We walked over to the side and it was opened. No one was inside except state police officers at the door. Once inside we could see how majestic and phenomenal this building was. A women's statue was in the rotunda. Looking up to the dome there were small bronze statues all the way around, up above a third floor. Paintings were right on the walls of the main parts of the first floor. I could see why it took twenty years to build this capitol. There was a tour at 1pm, but we didn't want to wait so we only saw the first floor. More people came in as we were there waiting for the next tour. If you come to Springfield and you appreciate architecture, come visit this building. From here we went to the Lincoln Presidential Library just a few blocks away. The downtown section of Springfield isn't real big. Total population is only 117,000 people. What was nice about the race is that they gave a free coupon to visit the library, a $12 value.  I had visited the library a few years ago but it's always fun to see a few things you miss on your first trip. In the Library there were mannequins or statues of the Lincoln family dressed up in 1860 clothing. People took lots of pictures with them.
    
    An area with a replica of the White House area showed Lincoln's time in the White House and during the Civil War. A log cabin showed his early years. We saw a movie about Lincoln and the Civil War and the floor shook when cannons fired during the movie. There was also another movie on the ghost of Lincoln's life; I'm not sure what that was about since we didn't go see it. Overall this is a great museum to see; it is somewhat interactive so kids could even have fun visiting it. This Library was built in 2005. It is the best attended, most studied, and largest by over 50% of all other presidential libraries in America. As was quoted in the Library, "More books have been written about Abraham Lincoln than any other person on earth except Jesus Christ."  People come from around the world to find out about Abraham Lincoln. We weren't done yet; we went over to Lincoln's tomb at Oak Ridge Cemetery-- only a two mile drive from downtown. It's large memorial and tomb built in 1868 and completed in 1874. The tomb holds Lincoln and his family including Mary Todd and two of the tree children. It's an impressive memorial with 16 aches signifying that he was the sixteenth president. Statues and his most famous speeches are in it. As we were leaving a large group of students from Illinois and exchange students from Germany were getting a tour. Outside was face of Lincoln that everyone takes a picture with. Visitors also touch his nose so the nose has a bronze look to it. We both took pictures with Lincoln's face. We were done sight-seeing and running in Springfield and we took off for Chicago at 2:30 pm. I highly recommend visiting Springfield if you're a Lincoln fan. Even if you're not it's worth a visit since it is a nice place with lots of American history surrounding. This truly is the Town of Lincoln and Illinois calls itself the Land of Lincoln.
    
    We head up to Chicago and get there three hours later driving through that wind storm for 200 miles. The wind blew the car all over the place. We go directly to the McCormick Place and pick up our packets for the 37th annual 8k Shamrock Shuffle. We only had 30 minutes to get our packets, shirts, my media pass and check out the vendors. It was quick, fast, and easy to check everything out since most people had left. We took some cool pictures with the greenmen posters and start posters. After the Expo, we head to our hotel out in Lombard. Stopped at Rock Bottom Brewery, got dinner and watched some basketball. Got to the hotel and called it a night. What a great day.

Sunday April 3
    Usual routine of getting up early and heading to the race in downtown Chicago. We both ran the 8k around the streets of Chicago along with the other 23,000 runners. This is Chicago's kick off to the running season. I have a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYwFapm-Fi4), so watch and enjoy.
It was a pure Illinois weekend in The Prairie State, Land of Lincoln.

    Go explore one of our Great Lakes neighbors and run there.

    Gary Morgan

 Mr Ubiquitous

(Editor's note:  My brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Jean Meyer, and their firm, River City Restorations of Hannibal, Missouri, restored Lincoln's home and the surrounding neighborhood in 1987-88.)
    
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Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
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    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
       
Online: Photo Gallery

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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Michigan Runner Video Schedule - Spring & Summer Shows
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APRIL
Kona Cheesecake Run, Farmington Hills
Let's Move Festival of Races, Mt. Clemens
            
MAY    
Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Cleveland, OH
Fifth-Third River Bank Run, Grand Rapids            
Mackinac Island Running -  The Gault's of Mackinac Island
            
JUNE
Terry B's Kid Runs, Ann Arbor
Dexter- Ann Arbor Half Marathon, Ann Arbor
Diemer Family of Races, Cutlerville
Pictured Rocks Half Marathon, Munising

JULY
U.S. Olympic Team Trials -  (10 Day Coverage) Track & Field Eugene, OR   

AUGUST
Rio 2016  Olympics With Gary Morgan, Rio DeJanerio, Brazil, S.A.
UA Plumberw and Pipefitters 5K Dash and  The Toliet Run, Ann Arbor
40th Crim Festival of Races, Flint
        
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Great Performances - Road Racing
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-- April Fools Day Twinkie Run 5K, Ann Arbor, Friday, April 1, 2016

Actual Times
1st)    John Kennedy, 17:50    
1st master)    Dave Brown, 21:41
1st)    Shawn Jordan, 20:23
1st master)    Lori Mahoney, 22:54
Twinkie Adjusted Times
1st)    John Kennedy, 15:50    
1st master)    Dave Brown, 19:41
1st)    Shawn Jordan, 19:23
1st master)    Lori Mahoney, 22:54

-- Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Run, Chicago, Sunday, April 3, 2016
Team Results - Men - 27 teams scored - 4 runners
1st)    Hansons-Brooks Distance Project, 1:36:30 (Jason Witt, Brendan Gregg,
        Robert Curtis, Mike Morgan)
2nd)    Playmakers Elite New Balance A, 1:36:58 (Alex Russeau, Mitchel Klinger,
        Alex Wilson, Jon Gries
12th)    Playmakers Elite New Balance B, 1:43:48 (Brendan Molony, Justin Dickman,
        Kristopher Koster, Bennett Prudhomme)
Team Results - Women - 19 teams scored - 3 runners
1st)    Hansons-Brooks Distance Project A, 1:23:15 (Desiree Linden, Dot McMahan,
        Katie Kellner)
5th)    Hansons-Brooks Distance Project B, 1:27:41 (Jen Rock, Melanie Brendan,
        Samantha Hanson)
9th)    Playmakers Elite New Balance, 1:29:13 (Paige Boldt, Megan Vogelsong, Andrea Karl)

Individual Results - Women
3rd)    Desiree Linden, Hansons-Brooks, 27:07    
5th)    Dot McMahan, Hansons-Brooks, 27:50
9th)    Katie Kellner, Hansons-Brooks, 28:18

Individual Results - Men
2nd)    Jason Witt, Hansons-Brooks, 23:51
3rd)    Alex Russeau, Playmakers Elite New Balance A, 23:53
7th)    Brendan Gregg, Hansons-Brooks, 24:01
        
-- Ann Arbor Marathon, 26.2M, Ann Arbor, Sunday, April 3, 2016

1st)    Matthew Popielarz, 2:29:33
2nd)    Chris Elsey, 2:43:42
3rd)    Greg Kuhl, 2:53:52 (Winchester, OH)
1st Master)    Andrew Bucci, 2:58:56 (Rochester, NY)
1st)    Amanda Cooke, 3:08:11 (Columbus OH)
2nd)    Michelle Magagna, 3:14:96
3rd)    Angela Taylor, 3:23:57 (Mercer, PA)
1st Master)    Nancy Schubring, 3:38:12

-- Ann Arbor Marathon, 13.1M, Ann Arbor, Sunday, April 3, 2016
1st)    Jake Kasperski, 1:15:14 (Perrysburg, OH)
2nd)    Ryan Rau, 1:16:01    
3rd)    Adam Waggoner, 1:18:00    
1st Master)    Bert Mucci, 1:22:10 (Kingsville, Ont.)
1st & 1st Master)    Kristie Kniaziew, 1:27:00 (Leamongton, Ont.)
2nd)    Valerie Thomasma, 1:27:20
3rd)    Stephanie Johnston, 1:29:27    

-- Ann Arbor Marathon, 10K, Ann Arbor, Sunday, April 3, 2016
1st)    Brian Desmond, 34:13
2nd)    Troy Dean, 35:37
3rd)    Stephane Denoual, 36:04
1st Master)    James Palmer, 38:39
1st)    Amanda Weaver, 40:03
2nd)    Katherine Brieger, 43:00
3rd)    Robin Bonomi, 43:31
1st Master)    Cathy Sanborn, 48:14

-- Ann Arbor Marathon, 5K, Ann Arbor, Sunday, April 3, 2016
1st)    Alex Williams, 18:49
2nd)    Teddy Eusbio, 19:05
3rd)    Aiyaan Uddin, 19:13 (age 7)
1st Master)    Ihtesham Uddin, 19:48
1st & 1st Master)    Sabreen Uddin, 19:16
2nd)    Amy Brown, 20:01
3rd)    Phoebe Sotiroff, 20:12

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Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
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St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit - March 13 (Results & standings tba)
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 - April- May 2016
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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
*    Big House 5K, Trail to the Victors, 5K Run / Walk, Ann Arbor, 8:30 am, Glick Field House, http://MGoBlue.com/bighouse5k    
*    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

Sunday, May 1, 2016
*    Burns Park Run, 10KR/W, 5KR/W, 1MR, Ann Arbor, 8:30 am, Burns Park Warming Hut, http://burnsparkrun.org

Friday, May 6, 2016
*    Ann Arbor Running Company Golden Triangle Meet of Champions, track & field , Saline, 11:00am, Saline HS Track, http://a2racemanagement.com
*    Hightail to Ale, 5KR/W, Detroit, 6:30 pm, Atwater Brewery, http://hightailtoale.com

Saturday, May 7, 2016
*    Tri to Finish Cinco De Mayo Flint, 10KR, 5KR/W, Flint, 9:00 am, Swartz Creek Golf Course/Tavern on the Green, http://tritofinish.com
*    Up to 20 Mile Marathon Training Run, 20M R/W, Okemos, 8:00 am, Hawk Island Park, http://playmakers.com
    
Sunday, May 8, 2016
*    Cinco de Mayo 5K, 5KR/W, Saginaw, Noon, Andersen Enrichment Center, http://tritofinish.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016
*    Mid American Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships - 3 days, track & field meet, Toledo, OH, http://mac-sports.com/
*    USA 1 Mile Road Championships, 1MR, Minneapolis, MN, http://usatf.org

Friday, May 13, 2016
*    Sports and Fitness Expo, Grand Rapids, 11:00 am, DeVos Place, http://53riverbankrun.com

Saturday, May 14, 2016
*    Around the Park for Autism, 5KR/W, Jackson, 9:00 am, Cascade Falls Park, http://jasn-mi.org

*    Dances with Dirt - Gnaw Bone, 50MR, 50KR, 26.2MR, 13.1MR, 10KR, 100K relay, Nashville, IN, 5:45 am, Mike’s Music and Dance Barn, http://danceswithdirt.com/gnawbone-home

*    Fifth Third River Bank Run / USA 25K Championship, 25KR, 10KR, 5KR/W, teams, Grand Rapids, 8:00 am, http://53riverbankrun.com

*    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K, 8KR, 5KR, kids runs, Cleveland, OH, 8:00 am, Edgewater Park, http://clevelandmarathon.com

*    Tour De Crim, 10MB Ride, Flint, 11:00 am, Festival Lot downtown Flint, http://crim.org/races-events/tour-de-crim/

Sunday, May 15, 2016
*    Back to the Beach Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, 13.1MR, 10KR, 5KR/W, Shelby Twp., 7:30 am, Stony Creek Metro Park Eastwood Beach, http://backtothebeachraces.com
*    Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon & 10K, 26.2 MR, 13.1 MR, 10KR, Cleveland, OH, 7:00 am, Quicken Loans Arena, aka the “Q”, http://clevelandmarathon.com

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
*    Saline Middle School Hornet Relays, track & field, Saline, 4:00 pm, Saline MS track, http://a2racemanagement.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016
*    Girls Night Out, Ann Arbor, 5:00 pm, Ann Arbor Running Company store, 2755 Oak Valley Drive, http://annarborrunningcompany.com

Saturday, May 21, 2016
*    Midland Community Center’s Dow Run/Walk    10KR, 5KR/W, 1MR, kids run, Midland, 8:00 am, Midland Community Center, http://dowrunwalk.com
*    Run Over Addiction 5K Run/Walk to Benefit Guest House, 5KR/W, Lake Orion, 8:30 am, Guest House, http://guesthouse.org

Thursday, May 26, 2016
*    Brooksie Way Training Program, 16 weeks training for 13.1MR/W, 10KR/W, 5KR/W, Rochester, 6:30 pm, various locations,  http://thebrooksieway.com/pages/training/default.aspx
•    NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Preliminary Round - 3 days, track and field, Jacksonville, FL, http://ncaasports.com
*    NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field Championships - 3 days, track and field, Bradenton, FL, Track & Field Stadium, http://ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-outdoor-men/d2
•    NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships - 3 days, track and field, Waverly, IA, Walston-Hoover Stadium, http://ncaa.com/championships/trackfield-outdoor-men/d3

Saturday, May 28, 2016
*    Alma Highland Festival Series of Races    10KR, 5KR/W, kids runs, Alma, 8:30 am, Alma College campus, http://almahighlandfestival.com
*    Fruitport Old Fashioned Days Run, 10KR, 5KR, Fruitport, 9:30 am, Fruitport HS, http://fruitportlions.com

Sunday, May 29, 2016
*    North Mitten Half Marathon and 10K, 13.1MR, 10KR, Thompsonville, 8:00 am, Crystal Mountain, http://crystalmountain.com/events/north-mitten-half-marathon-10k

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
*    Larry Steeb Meet of Champions, track & field, Dexter, 4:15 pm, Dexter HS, http://a2racemanagement.com


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