Saturday, April 24, 2010

Race Results and Reports Roundup #6

Update #2 (April 25, 1:02 p.m.) Results from the 5k, half, and full marathon in Nisswa have been added (Run for the Lakes).  Five race reports and two videos from Get in Gear have been added.  A news story about the Kick the Couch 5k (video) and a photo album from the Nisswa races have been added.  I'll update again tonight.

Update #1 (April 24, 5:36 p.m.) Results from Chippewa Trail 50k added.  The first round of Get in Gear photo albums and race reports have been added (one photo album and four race reports).  Contact me at michael.d.nawrockiATgmailDOTcom if/when you have a race report from any of this weekend's races to share.

Mama always said Get in Gear weather is like a box chocolates, you never know what you're going to get.  Today brought rain.  Someone needs to enlighten me as to why, pre-race on rainy days, runners cram themselves into whatever shelter they can from the precipitation.  You're going to get soaked anyway during the race, so why not get used to it in advance?

Anyway, on with the results, race reports, and a look ahead to next week.  I'll probably have my own race report up tomorrow.  I ran my slowest 10k ever, but I ran even splits for the first time since the TC10.  So my head is back in race shape.  I just need my body to get there.

Get in Gear Results for all events
Chippewa Trail 50k Run Results
Run for the Lakes   5k results   Marathon and half marathon results

Results wanted/pending, if available:
Kick the Couch 5k (Mankato, MN)
Walk on Waconia 5.5 and 10.2 mile run

I will keep finding race reports and still need to write my preview for Sunday's races.  So keep checking in.  If you have a race report you want to me to share, contact me at Michael.d.nawrockiATgmailDOTcom

Race Reports
Get in Gear
Wayne's Get in Gear Photo Album (124 pictures)
Minnesota Don (10k)
Best Day of the Year (great pictures capturing this spring race)
Diary of an Average Runner (half)
Tenaciously Yours (5k)
Brett posts a video of his first race ever  (10k)
Twelve in Twelve (5k)
Seven Minute Miles (10k)
Julie's Running Blog (10k) (editor's note: Julie is on a crazed pr streak)
Simon Says... Run (10k)
Crossn81 captures footage of 5k, 10k, and 1/2 marathon finishers
The Curvy Life (10k).  It's hard not to smile when you read this story.  It is reason #2763 running is awesome.

TV news story of the Kick the Couch race video

Brainerd Dispatch's photo album of the Nisswa Run for the Lakes races.  Some of the pictures need to be rotated 90 degrees.  And by some, I mean most.

Upcoming Races
Next weekend I will be in Champaign/Urbana, IL as part of a relay team race for the Illinois Marathon.  I've never done a marathon relay before, but it looks like a lot of fun. 

Sunday is a big day with both the Lacrosse and Eau Claire marathons taking place.  And here in Minnesota the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon.  The New Prague Half is a stop on the Grand Prix tour, so there will be a wide range of runners out there joining you.  And there is a pretty cool trail half marathon along the Gunflint Trail.

Take a look at all the races.  A lot of good races to choose from.

Saturday May 1, 2010
Runnin in the Ruff 10k and Two Mile Race (Milaca, MN)  Link
  • $17 to pre-register in advance (I cannot find a link to the pre-registration for online, but contact information for the race director is in the link above).  $21 for race day registration.
  • Registration: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.  Race starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • Seventeeth annual.
  • Trail runs along the Rum River.
  • Part of the Minnesota Trail Series.  Everyone should do at least one trail race a year. 
  • For all you Twin Cities runners, this is a great place to see the running scene outside of the metro area.  Milaca is about 65 miles north of the Twin Cities.
 Run Around Women Plus 30k and Five Mile Race (Longville, MN)  Link
  • Longville is about 120 miles west of Duluth.
  • $30 (pre-registration deadline has passed).
  • This name confused the heck out of me until I looked at the course map.  There is a Woman Lake and neighboring Girl Lake.  You run around both in the 30k, hence the name.
  • Good tune-up race for a spring marathon for all you northwoods runners.
Randy Bauer Memorial 5k (Coon Rapids, MN)  Link

  • $20 if you register on or before April 24 (no extra fee for online registration).  $25 race day registration.
  • Race starts at 10 a.m.
  • This race is in honor of a science teacher who worked with at-risk kids and was an avid runner and outdoors adventurer.  He died of cancer in 2007 and proceeds from this race go to cancer research and programs to help at-risk youths.   
 May Day 5k (Waconia, MN) Link
  • 9 a.m.  $30 (pre-registration deadline has passed).
  • Sixteen turns through city streets.
May Day 5k (Eagan, MN) Link (pdf)
  • $30 race day registration.  $25 if registration is post-marked Saturday April 24th.  
  •  Includes a half mile (or is it quarter mile? the information is conflicting) and mile run for the kids.  Fee: $10 if postmarkd by Saturday.  $15 race day.
  • Add $3.25 to all these fees if you choose to register online.
  • I love the course for nostalgic purposes.  That there is a classic Texas high school cross country course.  About twenty turns and figure eight loop around the athletic complex.  Don't knock it until you've tried it.  The race tends to go by a lot faster on a course like this.
  • Proceeds go to Eastview's High School National Honor Society.
From the Heart Half Marathon and 5k Run/Walk (Owatanna, MN) Information Link

  • Registration link
  • Half marathon starts at 8 a.m. and 5k run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
  • If you register on or before April 25th: $30 for the half and $20 for the 5k.
  • After April 25th but not race day: $35 for the half and $25 for the 5k.
  • Race day registration: $50 for the half, $35 for the 5k.
  • Nice looking course that runs through parkland, neighborhoods, and a creek.
  • Proceeds go to directly support two families with a family member fighting cancer.
  • Second annual.
Down and Dirty 8k Trail Run (Lake Elmo, MN) Link
  • Registration is closed for this race, but I had to add it because it seems unique.   A women's only trail race through the Lake Elmo Park Reserve, one of favorite places to run.  So ladies, keep this race on your radar for next year if you aren't doing it this year.
Third Annual SAFA/BAP 5k Race for Ronald (Coffman Memorial Union, Minneapolis, MN) Link
  • $15 with no fee for online registration.
  • High noon.  Course goes through the University of Minnesota campus.
  • Proceeds go to the Ronald McDonald House.
 Nick Clare Memorial Run 5k, 10k, 2k Walk (Hastings, MN) Link
  • 5k and 10k start at 8:30 a.m. and 2k walk/run is at 8:45 a.m.
  • $23 if registration is received today (add a little over $2 to register online).  $28 after that, including race day registration.
  • Click here for the history of the race, the story of Nick Clare, and the Nick Clare Foundation.
  • 5k route has seven or eight turns and is run on city streets.  10k runs has 12 turns and runs along city streets and through a park on the Mississippi River.
  • Both courses are single loops.
River Valley Relay Marathon (Stillwater, MN) Link
  • 8 a.m. start time.
  • Lots of choices here.  You choose how many people, between two and eight, are on your team.  You choose how long each person on your team will run.  You choose which seven non-profit organizations will receive your proceeds.
  • $30 for each team member.
  • Click here for a story from the Stillwater newspaper about the race.
Sunday April 2, 2010
Lacrosse Fitness Festival (Lacrosse, WI)  Link
  • 5k on Saturday and a half and full marathon on Sunday.
Eau Claire Marathon (Eau Claire, WI)  Link
  • Marathon, half marathon, and two mile fun run all on Sunday. 
Arboretum Bud Break 5k (Chaska, MN)  Link 
  • 5k starts at 9:00 a.m. and One mile Daffodil Dash (for ages 5-12) starts at 10:00 a.m.
  • $20 for members of arboretum members, $25 for non-members.  Price is same for either race.  Price goes up to $30 for everyone who registers after Tuesday, April 27.
  • Price includes general admission into arboretum.
  • Winding figure- eight course (sort of) and the flat, asphalt trails of the arboretum and past the gardens.  Sounds like a really nice run to me.
Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon (Wayzata to Excelsior, MN)  Link
  • Sold out :(
 Tribute to the Troops 5k Run/3k Walk (Eagan, MN) Link 1    Link 2
  • Race day registration only at this point.
  • All proceeds go to the Fallen Heroes Children Education Fund.
  • Schedule
  • $18 for the 5k, $12 for the 3k, or $10 and $5 respectively for active and reserve military.  Kids under 12 run for free.
  • 2nd annual.
Ham Run Half Marathon and 5k (Grand Marais, MN)  Link
  • Registration ends 4/31.  $45 for the 5k, $59 for the half.  
  • Point-to-point race along the Gunflint Trail.
 Friends of the Orphans Cinco de Mayo 5k run/Walk (St. Paul, MN)  Link 
  • Includes a kids' 1/4 mile and one mile run.
  • Registration ranges fro $12 to $25.  Registration closes 4/30.
  • Proceeds go to the Friends of the Orphans to fight poverty.  Participants are encouraged to raise $100 for this charity.  Link


Anonymous said...

Chippewa Results are here:

Rocco said...

Thanks for the heads up, Anonymous. Results are added here.

Sunshine said...

Thanks for including us!

Julie said...

Hi Rocco,
Thanks for the mention! I have been finding many other cool blogs because of you! Thanks!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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