Sponsored by: Ann Arbor Track Club Event Dates Through June 2016
    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
Second annual Run Over Addiction 5K Run/Walk to benefit Guest House
    Saturday, May 21 - Start and Finish at Scripps Mansion
    Family-friendly event with music, kid's activities, giveaways and more
    Register online at http://www.GuestHouse.org
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
    Video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWzWG6mMJwk
    10% DISCOUNT for Michigan Runners:  http://tiny.cc/k5efay

The United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K & Pub Crawl, Monday, August 15, 2016
        Ann Arbor, 6:45pm 5K start; Pub Crawl starts at 8:00 pm  (Drinks not included)
        Benefits the Semper Fi Fund, Monday,
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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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__/ Michigan Runner TV: Kona Cheesecake Run, Farmington Hills, Sunday, April 18, 2016
__/ Boston Marathon Sights, Sounds and Celebration with Gary Morgan
__/ Dave Foley and Jim Neff, Former Editors of GLSP Publications Receive Awards

__/ Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Rest of Arkansas and Boston (April 11-18, 2016)
__/ Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
__/ Michigan Runner Video Schedule - Spring & Summer Shows

__/ Great Performances - Road Racing
__/ Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
__/ Race Calendar - April- May 2016



Michigan Runner TV: Kona Cheesecake Run, Farmington Hills, Sunday, April 18, 2016,
by Art McCafferty

Sunny skies, caressing temperatures, a sold out event, a new sponsor and cheesecake for everyone provided all the necessary ingredients for yet another successful Kona running event.  Kona races can now be found in Novi, Northville, Plymouth and now Farmington Hills.

Carter Sherline, a.k.a. The Drone Ranger, got our bird up to check out the Farmington YMCA surroundings.  The view was spectacular.  Enjoy
5K Start:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqklNK1aorg
8K Start:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtQaw1zWLmM
Mile:        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrtNFMb-_g
8K Race:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW2KwTcG3-Y
5K Race:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcvGGjoxBq8
Races & Places:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l2rdlOKUl8


Boston Marathon Sights, Sounds and Celebration with Gary Morgan
Mr. Ubiquitous is back from Boston and he has brought some of his memories with him.  We have four shows for you:

B.A.A. Scholastic and Professional Miles. Includes interview with University of Michigan alum, Brook Handler, Professional Mile Champion:

B.A.A. 5K Run:

Boston Marathon Elite Women Start:

Boston Marathon Elite Men Start:

Dave Foley and Jim Neff, Former Editors of GLSP Publications Receive Awards

Editors Note;
Dave Foley, editor of our Michigan Runner for over a decade, and Jim Neff, editor of our Great Lakes Skier for its 17 year run and then host of the Michigan Skier TV Show for the first five years, were the recipients of some community awards in Cadillac. They served GLSP well during their tenure both as editors and owners.
"Cadillac, Michigan.  
The Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau (CAVB) & Cadillac Area Festivals & Events (CAFÉ) held their joint Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet at the Evergreen Resort in Cadillac, April 12, 2016, with over 70 in attendance from the region.   The Rotary Club of Cadillac and Dave Foley were awarded Recreation Excellence Awards, while Jim Neff and Sharon Flewelling were awarded Volunteer of the Year Awards.
The Recreation Excellence Award is annually awarded by the CAVB recognizes area businesses, organizations or individuals who demonstrate Excellence in providing Recreational Opportunities to our visitors.
The Rotary Club of Cadillac and its members were awarded the 2016 CAVB Recreation Excellence Award for an Area Organization that has continually supported and provided recreational opportunities to our visitors and community – siting their support of the construction of the Sound Garden, Keith McKellop Walkway, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion, and the Clam River Boardwalk as tenants to their continued support.  And further noting their financial support of the current renovations of the Pavilion.   Doreen Lanc, President of the Rotary Club of Cadillac said, ‘I know our members are very proud of our accomplishments, but it isn’t without the support of the community that we are able to get these projects done, we are a catalyst for the community, and it is icing on the cake when we are recognized for the things we do- Thank you!’
Dave Foley, educator and adventurer, received the 2016 CAVB Recreation Excellence ‘Alan Green Memorial’ Award for an individual that has for his entire life-time supported recreational opportunities to area visitors and the community – siting his involvement in Silent Sports such as foot races, bicycling, river and lake kayaking/ canoeing, and his journalistic flair with recreation based articles in publications across the nation, many touting the great backyard we get to play in every day.  Dave contributed his abilities to do what he loves, support from his wife Cindy, and noting “where else other than northern Michigan, could we be snow shoeing, cross country skiing, bicycling, and kayaking all within a few days of each other, I Love it Here!”
The Volunteer of the Year Awards are bestowed upon individuals who offer their passion and time to assist, and sometimes lead the way, to offer festivals, activities and administrative support to further the missions of the respective organizations.
Jim Neff,  a retired CAPS teacher, journalist and our ‘When Cadillac was KISSed’ connection was recognized as the 2016 CAVB Volunteer of the Year.   During the introduction by Joy VanDrie, Executive Director of the CAVB, she said, “We want to make sure ‘This guy’ fully understands the gratitude we have for his continued support in bringing a ‘crazy bunch’ of visitors to our community.”  Siting his involvement and leadership of initially bringing KISS to Cadillac in 1975, managing the relationship with the band and management team, several Kiss Tribute Band concerts over the years, personal Kiss Fan Tours, the assistance in design of the permanent Kiss Monument, and helping spearhead the Kiss Cadillac Homecoming Event.  He continues to work with the CAVB staff to keep them abreast of the related news and updates from the band and fans around the world."


Very Cool: Boston Marathon Winner Atsede Baysa gives her Marathon trophy to Bobbi Gibb
Article by Tim Healey, Boston Globe:
"Fifty years later — to the day — Bobbi Gibb got her trophy.

"Atsede Baysa, the first woman Monday to cross the finish line of the 2016 Boston Marathon, presented Gibb with the champion’s trophy Tuesday morning at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel. Gibb, moved to tears, accepted — with one condition.

"In a year, Gibb said, she’ll go to Baysa’s native Ethiopia and return it to her.

“I can’t possibly keep this,” Gibb said. “This woman has a beautiful soul. What a big heart she has.”
Mr. Ubiquitous Reports: Rest of Arkansas and Boston (April 11-18, 2016)
Gary Morgan, aka Mr. Ubiquitous, reports:

What a week its been! I'll finish up with my Arkansas trip then on to Boston.

Monday April 11
    Still here in Fayetteville, Arkansas and I decided to visit Prairie Grove Battlefield. This was a Civil War battlefield and the battle was fought December 7, 1862. The Union won and secured northwestern Arkansas for the Union. It's a 707 acre park with a mile hiking trail through the battlefield along with a great visitor center and museum. There's a  3 mile drive tour around the park, too. Going through this park it's amazing to see what went on during the Civil War, the deadliest war America ever fought. As they say, "U,nited we stand, divided we fall." If you're into American history I would highly recommend seeing this park. From there I went to downtown Fayetteville which is very quaint. Nice shops fill up with tourists on most weekends.
    Started my 90 mile drive back to Tulsa. 30 miles out of town I hit the state line and the landscape changed from trees to open plains. I stopped at Natural Falls State Park in Oklahoma. I made the short hike to the falls that had no water going over them-- just water coming through a few porous rocks halfway down the falls. Stopped at the park visitor center and asked about the falls and she said when it rains heavily lots of water goes over the falls. During the summer the park is filled with people. Drove into Tulsa and stopped at the minor league baseball park called ONEOK where the Tulsa Drillers play. Checked it out and then saw a park dedicated to the reconciliation of Tulsa after the Greenwood race riots in 1921. It's called the John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park.  There's a plaza and a tower in the park. The tower depicts African Americans from slavery to the present and the struggles they went through. John Hope Franklin was an historian and author who was presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    Drove to downtown and checked out the Art Deco style buildings built during the oil boom of the 1920's and 1930's. My interest was the Philtower which was built in 1928 and owned by oilman Waite Phillips of Phillips 66 gas. In 1941 he gave the building to the Boy Scouts of America along with Philmont Scout Ranch. When I was 14 years old I hiked there for 10 days. Money from the building supported Philmont. The Boy Scouts sold it in 1977. I heard about the Philtower building when I went to Philmont in 1977. Finally got to see it. From there went over to the exposition center and checked out the Golden Driller which is a 75 foot high statue colored gold. It was built in 1952 and is the official State Monument of Oklahoma. Lots of history behind this statue. Check it out if you come to Tulsa. There's a big marathon here every November called the Route 66 marathon. I hear it's a great race. There's a big 15k race here, too-- another great event. Come to Tulsa to run and see the Golden Driller. Headed for the airport and flew back to Detroit via Dallas. Lot's to see and do here in Middle America.
Thursday April 14
    Early flight to Boston for my annual Boston Marathon trip. Take the bus and the "T" into the city. Get off at the Copley Station and head over to the Fairmont Copley Hotel where I picked up my media credentials. From there did my volunteer shift at the Expo Center helping to setup the adidas booth. This is my 8th year of volunteering for the pre-race setup. Time flies when you're having fun. When I finished I went over to the adidas Run Base Store on Boylston, where the cowboy-hat-wearing Boston Marathon hero was. Carlos Arredondo raced into action helping bomb victims that day. TV stations were there interviewing him and people wanted pictures with him. He donated a hat to the store which has lots of memorabilia from the Boston Marathon over the years. It's worth visiting when in Boston. A card there had a 3 mile running route on it, including the last 1.4 miles of the marathon course. I hiked it and there were some interesting things to see along the way that you never see when you are running the race-- the University of Massachusetts, Kenmore Square, Fenway park. On the 1.6 mile back side on the hike I went by Back Bay Fens park. In 1878 it started as a salt water marsh then became a fresh water marsh when the Charles River was dammed. Now it has gardens, memorials and ball fields-- a totally mixed-use park. It's a beautiful park to walk by from the street and even better to walk or run through. This was on Boylston street so I just kept hiking to the Copley Hotel and got dinner at the Copley's Oak Bar. Then called it a night. I took The train to Brookline Hills and stayed with my friend Justin Kuo who is the Technical Director at the finish line.
Friday April 15
    10 am was the opening press conference where everyone is welcomed and Boston Marathon champions along with Olympians are on the stage. The John Hancock representative was the speaker and he said that collectively these athletes have won numerous marathons in their careers. Bibs were handed out to last year's defending champions in the open and wheelchair divisions for Monday's race. Of course, all of us in the media took lots of pictures of this. I interviewed 2012 Champion Wesley Koir, Olympians, Amy Cragg, Shalane Flanagan, and Desi Linden. I also interviewed Neely Spence Gracey and newly retired Ryan Hall. It was an exciting morning in Boston.
    Went over to the Expo and picked up my number at the Hynes Convention Center. It was a crowded expo. It definitely needs more room. I went over with my roommate from the Antarctica Marathon journey I took in 2009 with Marathon Tours, James Mobley. Like most big expos there are lots of sponsors and shoe companies selling stuff but very few races there because it's too expensive. At $6000 for a 10X10 booth the cost becomes prohibitive. A few races were there-- Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Barcelona Marathon, Valencia Marathon, and the BAA 10K which is only logical since this is the BAA's town and expo. At least Sam Adams was there giving away free beer-- not all bad for an expo. At 2:49 pm there was a moment of silence and a bell was rung 4 times for the people who died and victims of the bombings three years ago on this day. This was the time of day when the bombs exploded.
    From there went to the 5K and Invitational Mile press conference at the Copley. Ben True, Molly Huddle and Chris O"Hare were there, along with two high schoolers, to talk about Saturday's races coming up. Ben and Molly are the defending 5K champions. Chris O'Hare is Great Britain's leading miler who is living in Boston now. They all answered a few questions about their training and about the race on Saturday morning. Mark Davis, an Olympian, is now Press Communications Director at The BAA. That evening went to the opening reception at the Hancock Tower two blocks away from the Copley. People from the BAA, World Marathon Majors, race directors and the media came and socialized for a couple of hours. Brant Koch, Houston Marathon director, was there and we talked all about his race which is an awesome event. Also there was John Elliot from Marathon Guide, a great resource for finding marathons around the world. Plus, lots of others were there. That ended and Brant, along with the gang, took me to a New Balance reception. This place was filled with people. I didn't stay long since I had lots to do the next morning.  Called it a night.
Saturday April 16
    Up early and at Boston Commons for the BAA 5K race. 10,000 runners signed up to run. It was a cool, windy, sunny morning. Runners were everywhere. The elites lined with everyone else behind. There were 3 waves of runners with one wave starting every 3 minutes. The men's race was won by Dejen Gebreneskel of Ethiopia just ahead of runner-up Ben True. Molly Huddle wins on the women's side. Times were a little slower than last year due to a cold, brisk wind. The rest of the field followed them in and still enjoyed the day with refreshments and camaraderie with other runners. Then it was time for the Invitational Mile races at the Marathon finish line. There were middle school races of a kilometer for boys and girls. Then came the high school mile for boys and girls; both of these races are students from local schools. Then came the elite mile for the men and Chris O'Hare from Great Britain won. Kernoy Campbell from Jamaica was the second place finisher. Brook Handler from the University of Michigan and Rochester, Michigan won the Women's Invitational Mile over Heather Kampf. This was Brook Handler's first win as a professional runner with many more to come. She made Michigan proud. That was the end of all the Saturday races.
    Danie Matusik came into town to get ready to run her 5th Boston marathon. We went to the expo and picked up her number. We didn't stay long since it was packed with people. Got a late lunch then that evening went to the Running USA reception at the Town Stove Restaurant. Lots of my running colleagues and media friends were there, too. At 10pm it was over and time to call it a night.
Sunday April 17
    Slept in a little today, yet still went to the Champions Breakfast at 9:30am. This was a great event as it always is. It started out with a recognition of native Americans to the Boston Marathon. There was a native American seminar here in Boston this week and Billy Mills, Olympic gold medalist, was on a panel here. Also on a panel was Patti Catalano, two times a second place finisher here at Boston, and three relatives (grandsons) of former winners. They all talked about their experiences as Native Americans as runners. It was really great to hear about their experiences. Then it was the 50 years of women running Boston. Bobbi Gibb was the first women to run at Boston in 1966. She gave her story about running the race. Then Kathrine Switzer ran it in 1967. Salle Mae Berman, Nina Kuscsik, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Uta Pippig, and Catherine Nderaba all had great stories to tell about running. It was really cool to hear and see them on stage. I sat next to John Tracy from Ireland who placed third here at Boston. He won two world cross country titles and was called the Mudlark due to winning in muddy conditions. Went up and talked to Billy Mills for a few minutes. He's such a nice person to talk to. What a morning it was! Beautiful day in Boston as Danie and I hung out at Boston Commons with thousands of other people. Went to Skechers event and Meb was there. Danie got her bib signed and took pictures with him. From there went to the Hampshire House Cheers Bar for a quick Chicago group reception. Went to the Boston Marathon pasta dinner at City Hall. This is always a fun event except you have to wait 30 minutes outside in the wind. Yet it's always worth it-- good pasta and refreshments along with music and camaraderie with runners from all over the world. Boston does it right. We catch the T and head for the hotel to call it a night. Gotta be ready to run 26.2 miles.
Monday April 18
    We got up early to get ready for the big race. Took the press bus to the start area. I took some videos of the wheel chair and elite starts. Danie went off in the second wave and I had time since I went in the fourth wave. We both enjoyed the marathon and I'll give you the rest of the story next week.

The World's most famous race-- Boston

    Gary Morgan
    Mr Ubiquitous

Michigan Runner - March / April 2016 Issue - Online Now
    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

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

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

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
Great Performances - Road Racing
-- ABBRx Natural and Fit Run 10K, Midland, Saturday, April 16, 2016
1st)    John Kellner, 34:54
2nd)    Trey Anderson, 39:18
3rd)    Christopher Szeszulski, 39:34
1st Master)    Greg Thomas, 40:36    
1st)    Sarah Diegel, 40:57
2nd)        Erin Bourion, 43:53
3rd)        Darcia Anderson, 54:21
1st Master) Julianne MacLennan, 54:40

-- ABBRx Natural and Fit Run 5K, Midland, Saturday, April 16, 2016
1st)    Alex Williams, 18:28
2nd)    Damon Schafer, 19:42
3rd & 1st Master)    Manny Sanchez, 19:53
1st & 1st Master)    Jean Jacobs, 21:35
2nd)    Jessica McKee, 21:36
3rd)    Dawn Brady, 22:03

-- Iola Trail Run 5KR, Iola, WI, Saturday, April 16, 2016
1st Overall & 1st Master Overall)      Jennifer Chaudoir, 24:26
2nd Female)        Rebekah Roller, 27:19
3rd Female)        Ashley Van Etten, 29:57    
1st Male)        Eli Wetter, 24:35
2nd Male & 1st Male Master)        Ron Hayes, 25:58
3rd Male)        Scott Wendler, 26:17    

-- Iola Trail Run 15KR, Iola, WI, Saturday, April 16, 2016
1st)    Daniel Haumschild, 1:05:31
2nd)`    Chris Harvey, 1:06:04
3rd)    Michael Solberg, 1:07:39
1st Master)Tony Kuchma, 1:14:18
1st)    Kelly Johnson-Runions, 1:1:26
2nd & 1st Master)    Annie Wetter, 1:14:58
3rd)    Terri Rossiter, 1:15:56
Complete Results:    http://www.webscorer.com/race?raceid=67001
-- Kona Cheesecake Run 8K, Farmington Hills, Sunday, April 17, 2016
1st)    Leo Foley, 27:24
2nd & 1st Master)    Eric Green, 28:47
3rd)    Chris Pokladek, 29:58
1st)    Kelsey Bragg, 31:09    
2nd & 1st Master)    Erin Larusso, 33:20
3rd)    Leah Foley, 34:58    
-- Kona Cheesecake Run 5K, Farmington Hills, Sunday, April 17, 2016
1st)    Jason Bigelow, 18:11
2nd & 1st Master)    Shane Beauchamp, 18:43
3rd)    Justin Jenkbeil, 19:31
1st)    Katie Lakin, 21:39
2nd & 1st Master)    Monica Luzod, 23:43
3rd)    Shantal Servello, 24:20

-- Kona Cheesecake Run 1 Mile, Farmington Hills, Sunday, April 17, 2016
1st)    Jonathon Pierce, 5:49
2nd)`    Michael Pierce, 5:51
3rd)    Tristan O'Sullivan, 6:18
1st)    Kayla Williams, 8:28
2nd)    Parul LUthra, 9:25
3rd)    Riaa Dutta, 13:36
-- B.A.A. Boston Marathon, 26.2 MR, Boston, MA, Monday, April 18, 2016
Michigan Finishers
1st)    Zach Ornelas, Ann Arbor, 2:29:23 (30th overall)
2nd)    Michael Barrows, Midland, 2:39:52
3rd)    Carson W. Truesdell, Grand Blanc, 2:41:00
4th & 1st Master)    Rob Hyde, Grand Rapids, 2:42:27
1st)    Nicole Michmerhuizen, Ann Arbor, 2:52:49 (31st female)
2nd)    Meredith Busman, Royal Oak, 2:56:01
3rd & 1st Master)  Tammy Nowik, Clarkston, 3:01:26

Top American finishers & Hansons-Brooks alums:
Zach Hine, 10th, 2:21:37
Neely Spence Gracey, 2:35:00

-- B.A.A. Invitational Mile, Boston, MA, Saturday, April 16, 2016
1st)    Brook Handler, 4:49.6 - $3,000
5th)    Becca Addison, 4:52.6 - $500

-- B.A.A. 5K, Boston, MA, Saturday, April 16, 2016
7th)    Maverick Darling, 14:07 - $600

Michigan Runner Race Series 2016
St. Patrick’s Parade Corktown Race 5K, Detroit - March 13

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

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.
Race Calendar - April- May 2016
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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