Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

two new minnesota marathons

That's right - not one, but TWO new marathons are coming to Minnesota in 2009.

The Stillwater marathon will be held May 24, 2009 & the Minneapolis marathon will be May 31, 2009. Full details on the Strib.

Friday, December 12, 2008

get a job

I love it when our audience does my job for me. Here's some info on a jobby-job with the good folks at Get in Gear.
Get in Gear Part-Time Office Position

The Get in Gear is looking for part-time office assistance and/or student interns for the 2009 season. The hours are variable and flexible from February through May with emphasis on March and April. This is a paid position. Requirements are enthusiasm and interest in the running industry, high energy and ability to be self-motivated in assigned projects.

For more information please contact Paulette Odenthal, Executive Director at 612-722-9004 or e-mail

Now then, quit reading this blog & get your enthusiastic, self-motivated butt in contact with Paulette.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

trail time

The internets are buzzing about trail construction & runners. If you run the river road trail in Minneapolis, you may be interested. If you run Black's Grove in Wadena, not so much.

Good news is, the trails will be wider. Bad news is, the pedestrian path will be concrete, the bike path will be asphalt. This means we will likely end up running on the bike path... which is something a lot of us do already.

More info can be found right here, on the kind of awesome, original blog post I wish I were capable of composing. Contact info is at the bottom of the post - in case you want to sound off on the path project owners.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

we've got something you want

You know what's found at the end of a rainbow? It ain't a pot of gold. It's this:
The 2009 MDRA Annual is at the printer! We'll be shipping them out in a couple of weeks. If you want one, don't forget to join or renew. The Annual is packed with race info, photos, a training log & all sorts of Minnesota running know-how.

Get one.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Meet of the Miles

The first race in the 2009 MDRA Grand Prix is just over a month away! The Meet of the miles takes place Monday, January 12th. You can register for the Grand Prix at

Now that winter is in full swing (I know doesn't officially start for 3 weeks, but Cedar Lake is frozen over & that's wintery enough for me) don't forget about MDRA Dome Running. Run the dome Tuesday & Thursday (except holidays) from 5 - 8 p.m. Cost is only $1, enter at gate D, park in the upper lot for free.