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36th Pot O'Gold 4 Mile Run and Walk, Downtown Flint, Thursday, March 17, 2016
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__/ A Race on Christmas Eve:  Playmakers Holiday Classic Fun Run and Walk, 9:00 am
__/ Kona Running Company - Free New Year's Eve Run/Walk
__/ Great Performances - Cross Country

__/ Great Performances - Road Races
__/ Michigan Runner November / December 2015 Issue
__/ Race Calendar - December 2015 - January 2016

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************************ Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ********************
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A Race on Christmas Eve:  Playmakers Holiday Classic Fun Run and Walk, 9:00 am
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Playmakers is holding the 3rd Annual Playmakers Holiday Classic Fun Run and Walk on Christmas Eve. This is a non timed "Fun Run" and is the perfect way to start out the holiday season. Participants can register by visiting: http://runsignup.com/holidayclassic.

Kick off the holiday by staying active and healthy with the Playmakers Fitness Foundation: Move More, Move Better. Join us for the 3rd annual Playmakers Holiday Classic 5K and first annual children's Spartan Sprint on Thursday, December 24th at 9:00 am. This Fun Run & Walk and children's sprint are the perfect combination of Holiday Cheer, Spartan Spirit and Charitable Giving. Register today and join the fun!

A portion of all race entries will be divided between our Charity Partners - St. Vincent Charities Children's Running Program, Loaves and Fishes Ministries, and Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation selected by Kristine Kuhnert. Register today: http://www.runsignup.com/holidayclassic

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Kona Running Company - Free New Year's Eve Run/Walk
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The Kona Running Copmpany invites runners and walkers to their inaugural Run/Walk on New Year's Eve.

Event includes a free 5K Run/Walk & party with food, refreshments, raffle, promo discounts at both Road Runner Sports Stores at 12 noon.

Please donate old shoes or clothing so we can support local Shelter in Wayne.

Road Runner Sports - Canton
42743 Ford Rd, Canton, MI 48187
(734) 335-3962

Road Runner Sports - West Bloomfield
4297 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield (next to Kroger in Crosswinds Mall
(248)855-1160
http://konarunningcompany.com/

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Great Performances - Cross Country
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-- USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, 6KR, San Francisco, Sat., Dec. 12.
4th)  Cally Macumber, Hansons-Brooks, 20:02
Complete Results:  http://www.rtspt.com/events/usatf/clubxc15/wopen.htm

-- USATF National Club Cross Country Championships, 10KR, San Francisco, Sat., Dec. 12.
10th Team - Open)  Playmakers Elite/New Balance-A
Complete Results:  http://www.rtspt.com/events/usatf/clubxc15/mopen_a.htm
4th Team - Men 50+)  Playmakers Elite/New Balance-A
Complete Results:  http://www.rtspt.com/events/usatf/clubxc15/mm10k.htm

-- Footlocker Cross Country Championships, 5KR, San Diego, CA, Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
7th)    Madison Troy, Grandville, 17:41
35th)   Emma Wilson, Washington, 18:32
http://footlockercc.com/2015/results/nationals/girls-splits.html
23rd)   Isaac Harding, Grand Rapids, 15:44
http://footlockercc.com/2015/results/nationals/boys-splits.html

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Great Performances - Road Races
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-- Holiday Hustle, 5KR, Dexter, Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
1st)    Justin Heck, 15:35
2nd)    Bennett Prudhomme, 15:57
3rd)    Robert Cameron, 16:20
1st Master)     Paul Mayer, 17:35
1st)    Jennifer Blindert, 18:13
2nd)    Sydney Dawes, 18:31
3rd)    Elizabeth Laprad, 18:45
1st Master)     Angie Markel Lampi, 19:46

-- Run Like The Dickens and Tiny Tim Trot 10KR, Holly, Sat., Dec., 12, 2015
1st)    Michael McCarty, 34:23
2nd)    Jay Hudson, 36:10
3rd & 1st Master)       John Niven, 37:42
1st & 1st Master)       Tammy Nowik, 38:11
2nd)    Melissa Mantel, 39:36
3rd)    Amanda George, 42:56

-- Run Like The Dickens and Tiny Tim Trot 5KR, Holly, Sat., Dec., 12, 2015
1st)    Wade Wines, 17:19
2nd & 1st Master)       Thomas Preiss, 17:39
3rd)    Ricardo Galindo, 17:48
1st)    Tessa Fornari, 19:23
2nd)    Rylee Lukes, 20:49
3rd)    Lauren Hackett, 21:10
1st Master)     Marjorie O'Donnel, 22:42

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Michigan Runner November / December 2015 Issue
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The Michigan Runner September / October Issue is online now.
        http://issuu.com/michiganrunner/docs/mr1115/

Event Calendar
        32      November / December 2015 Events

Features and Departments
                6       Editor’s Notes: The Gift
                        By Scott Sullivan
                9       Running Made New Again
                        By Dave Foley
                12      Running Shorts with Scott Hubbard
                13      Michigan-To-New York Run Nets More Than $20K for Charity
                        By Ron Marinucci
                18      Beyond the Chip: Tempting Fate
                        By Laurel Park
                19      My 100-Mile Quest
                        By Tracey Cohen
                25      A Timely Debate: Can You Outrun Father Time?
                        By Anthony Targan
                29      Seven Years Cancer Free – and Still Running
                        By Bill Kalmar
                37      Running with Tom Henderson

At the Races
                7       Mt. Baldhead Challenge Brings Sun, Smiles, Success
                        By Scott Sullivan
                8       Hock, Foley Find Ways to Win Brooksie Way
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                10      Drier Dances with Dirt Still Tests
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                14      Schulist Shines at Soggy Spartan Invitational
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                16      Girl Power Abounds at Detroit Event
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                20      EMU Celebration Features Runners from 15 State Schools
                        By Scott Sullivan
                22      Kenyans Claim Crim, State Runners Fare Well Too
                        By Charles Douglas McEwen
                23      Runners Enjoy Perfect Weather, Beautiful Course at Crusader 5K
                        By Laurel Park
                24      Storm Adds Rain, Electricity to Melon Run
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                26      Labor Day 30K Veteran Thrives on Hills
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                27      Friends Wolski, Gryniewicz Run Wild Together at Detroit Zoo
                        By C. D. McEwen
                28      Dapper Partridge Dashes to Red Carpet Victory
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                30      Broyles, Desilets Claim First Wins at Kensington
                        By C. D.  McEwen
                30      Plumbers & Pipefitters 5K, Pub Crawl Support Semper Fi
                        By Charles Douglas McEwen
                31      Krzyzanowski Brings Broom to T-Rex Tri, Cleans Up
                        By C. D. McEwen
                31      Run for Chum Half Marathon
                        Photos by Dane Robison
                35      Glow in the Park
                        Photos by Carter Sherline

Online Photo Gallery
                2       Auto-Owners Spartan Invitational
                        Drone video still by Alex Harrison
                5       Cereal City Triathlon
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                5       Run for the Hills
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                6       Island Lake Triathlon
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                7       Run for the Rolls 5K
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                8       Run Michigan Cheap, Battle Creek
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                9       Run Woodstock
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                10      Mackinac Island Eight Mile
                        Photos by Greg Sadler / sadlershots.com
                14      Embrace Life 5K
                        Photos by Greg Sadler / sadlershots.com
                14      Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                15      HealthPlus Brooksie Way
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                16      Oakwood Red October Run
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                17      Run for Wine
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                18      Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                20      Detroit Free Press / Talmer Bank Marathon
                        Photos by Carter Sherline / Frog Prince Studios
                22      MetroHealth Grand Rapids Marathon
                        Drone video still by Rudy Malmquist / mindutopia.com

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Race Calendar - December 2015 - January 2016
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Thursday, December 24, 2015
*       Playmakers Holiday Classic, 5KR/W, 9:00 am, Eagle Eye Golf Course, Bath, http://runsignup.com/holidayclassic/

Thursday, December 31, 2015
*       Kona Running Company New Year's Eve Run/Walk, Canton & West Bloomfield, Noon,
*       Fifth Third New Year’s Eve Family Fun Run/Walk, 5KR/W, 1MR/W, Detroit, 3:30 pm, Belle Isle Casino, http://belleislefunrun.com

Sunday, January 3, 2016
*       U.S. Cross Country Skiing Championships - 4 days, 10K, 15K, 30K XC Ski, Houghton, 10:00 am, Michigan Tech Nordic Skiing Center, http://nordicchampionship.oreg

Thursday, January 7, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field distance classic, Warren, 7:00 pm, Macomb Community College, http://mitstrack.org

Friday, January 8, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Ann Arbor, 6:30 pm, University of Michigan, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Mt. Pleasant, 5:30 pm, Central Michigan University, http://mitstrack.org

Saturday, January 9, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Allendale, 1:00 pm, Grand Valley State University, http://mitstrack.org

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs field - sj, hj, pv, Grand Rapids, 6:30 pm, Cornerstone, http://mitstrack.org

Saturday, January 16, 2016
*       Gazelle Sports / New Balance Elite Mile, HS 1MR, Allendale, 1:00 pm, Grand Valley Kelly Family Sports Complex, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Allendale, 1:00 pm, Grand Valley Kelly Family Sports Complex, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Ann Arbor, 7:00 pm, University of Michigan, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Grand Rapids, 10:00 am, Aquinas College, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Hillsdale, 11:00 am, Hillsdale College, http://mitstrack.org

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs field - sj, hj, pv, Grand Rapids, 6:30 pm, Cornerstone, http://mitstrack.org

Thursday, January 21, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Ypsilanti, time TBD, Eastern Michigan, http://mitstrack.org

Friday, January 22, 2016
*       Michigan indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Ann Arbor, 6:30  pm, University of Michigan, http://mitstrack.org

Saturday, January 23, 2016
*       Bigfoot Snowshoe Race, 10K, 5K snowshoe, Traverse City, 9:00 am, Timber Ridge Campground, http://runsnow.com
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Saginaw, 10:00 am, Saginaw Valley State University, http://mitstrack.org

Sunday, January 24, 2016
*       Brooksie Way’s Chill at the Mill 5K, 5KR/W, Rochester, 9:00 am, Rochester Mills Beer Company, http://thebrooksieway.com

*       Dave’s 10 Mile Shoe Run, 10 MR, 5KR, Delta, 2:00 pm, Delta High School. http://davesraces.com

Friday, January 29, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Ann Arbor, 6:30 pm, University of Michigan, http://mitstrack.org
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, hs track & field, Grand Rapids, 6:00 pm, Aquinas College, http://mitstrack.org

Saturday, January 30, 2016
*       Michigan Indoor Track Series, track & field, Hillsdale, 11:00 am, Hillsdale College, http://mitstrack.org

Sunday, January 31, 2016
*       PoHo Hot Cocoa, 10MR, 10KR, 5KR, 1MR, kids run, Port Huron, 8:30 am, McMorran Junior Arena, http://elitefeetrunning.com


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