May 31, 2010

TNRG and BRG tomorrow night!

Join us tomorrow (Tuesday) night at 6pm for Tuesday Night Running Group AND the first session of Beginners Running Group!

Both groups will meet at the YMCA at 6pm. If you're able to run 3 to 4 miles without too much trouble, TNRG is for you. If you're still building up your mileage, try the Beginners Running Group (BRG) to get you there!

Whatever your pace, whatever your running ability, Red River Runners Grand Forks will help you achieve your running goals!

see you tomorrow night.

May 24, 2010

National Running Day 2010

Come celebrate National Running Day 2010 on June 2, 2010 for a 4 mile Fun Run/Walk

When: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Where: Toasted Frog entrance to the Greenway on 3rd street downtown

Who: Anyone who LOVES to run; anyone who would LOVE to start running and anyone inbetween!!! You can go less than 4 miles or more than 4 miles if you wish, depending on how you feel that day!

Why: It's all about that first step! Running is an incredibly healthy, easy, and accessible form of exercise. Whether it’s five minutes, 15 minutes, or 45 minutes, every little bit of time spent running makes a difference in the goal to live healthy, happy, and heart strong.

Join us for National Running Day on Wednesday, June 2, as we come together as a nation to take strides toward leading healthier, fitter lives. (taken from

May 17, 2010

RRRGF Promo Video Parts 1 and 2

Parts 1 and 2 this week. Gotta wait another week for the last installment!

First and second parts (of three) of the extended cut promoting Red River Runners-Grand Forks. RRR-GF promotes running in Greater Grand Forks, including training for the Fargo Marathon, fun runs each month, sponsoring the Frozen Feat 5k/10k in February, and various competitive events throughout the year.

Second part (of three) of the extended cut promoting Red River Runners-Grand Forks. RRR-GF promotes running in Greater Grand Forks, including training for the Fargo Marathon, fun runs each month, sponsoring the Frozen Feat 5k/10k in February, and various competitive events throughout the year.

RRRGF Pics in a Picasa Album

Picasa album of RRRGF pictures is now posted. Click here!Granted, I just threw a bunch of these pictures up there, so there are some that are too small, too big, duplicates that were or were not cropped, etc. Take a look and see any pics you are interested in and download them.


May 16, 2010

The Roasting Video!

The video "roasting" Coach Koos from movie night on Sunday. Promo videos are coming soon!

The Roasting Video...

May 15, 2010



Congrats on completing your final group run of the Fargo Marathon Training Class! Take this week to carb-load, rest, and relax before the big day!

Please join us tomorrow night (Sunday, May 16th) at 6pm at the Hughes Fine Arts Center for a showing of the movie "Spirit of the Marathon". We'll also discuss plans for race morning, packet pick-up, premiere the first RRR-GF video(s), and more.

RRRGF gear, including shirts and jackets will also be available for purchase.

Hughes Fine Arts Center is located at
3350 Campus Road on the UND campus. Coming east or west on University Ave, turn south at the Chester Fritz Auditorium and continue through the parking lot. Hughes is the last building on the left before the train tracks.

Bring a snack to pass and your own, um, hydration.

May 13, 2010

Runners World's Daily Kick in the Butt

They say you can't run away from your troubles. I say that you can.

John Bingham, The Courage to Start

May 10, 2010


Wednesday - 12 May - we will have a "Hydration Station" set up during our group run in University Park. Come and practice getting in those essential fluids without breaking your stride. All are invited to join in the run - whether or not you want to participate in the speed work session. Meet at 6pm at YMCA!

Also, officially announcing the final Sunday night get together - MOVIE NIGHT!

Where: Room 258 Hughes Fine Arts Building (3350 Campus Road, by the Chester Fritz Auditorium)
When: Sunday, May 16th at 6PM
What: Showing "Spirit of the Marathon"

Bring a snack to pass and your own beverage. After the movie we'll have a brief discussion about hotels/rides to Fargo on race day and last-minute tips!

May 7, 2010

ROUTES for Saturday. Meet at 7am


The countdown is on! Just a few short weeks before the BIG DAY!

Here are the routes for this weekend. Please meet at Center Court at 7am on Saturday and we'll knock this out together.

Half, you have 8 miles


Full, you have 12 miles

See you Saturday!

Presentation by Eric and Cindy Sondag this Sunday!

Hello Runners!

I hope you can join us on Sunday, May 9th 2010 at 6pm at Plains Chiropractic for our final group presentation of this training season!

To wrap up this great series, we are going to have 2 very special guests come in and talk to us.

Eric and Cindy Sondag are a very accomplished running couple. Eric won the Fargo Marathon in 2008 (2:30.34) and his wife Cindy won the Winnipeg marathon last year (3:12.09).

Eric and Cindy have a very inspiring story. They will tell us about their crazy training schedules, how they fit in training with 2 kids, medical school, and full time jobs.

Eric and Cindy will also answer any questions you have about staying motivated, staying focused, staying injury free, and staying healthy.

Please join us! Here are the deets:

What: RRRGF Presentation
Who: Eric and Cindy Sondag, super stud runners
Where: PLAINS CHIROPRACTIC, 3750 32nd Ave South Suite #103
When: 6pm
What to bring: Any friends who are either running fargo, have plans to run fargo in the future, or have plans to start running at all.

Plains Chiropractic is located in the strip mall next to Menards. They are neighbors with Anytime Fitness. I would love an estimate of how many people to expect so if you could shoot me an email, that would be great! If you're not sure, no worries. You can show up at the presentation no matter what.

May 5, 2010

800's on hold for tonight

Due to the crappy weather, I am going to call off the 800's workout for tonight. If you want to run them on your own, more power to ya!

Have a great evening and we'll see you tomorrow for the belated Cinco De Mayo fun run!

May 3, 2010

Impromptu Cinco De Mayo Race (celebrated a day late)

Who: Anyone and everyone who wants to run. Especially those who want to run wearing mustaches and sombreros or other costumes.

What: Impromptu Race to celebrate Cinco De Mayo

When: 7:00 pm at Whiteys on Thursday, May 6th.

Why: There are only two types of guys who wear spandex tights in public: runners and professional wrestlers. We had originally planned to have professional wrestling night, but we couldn’t find a qualified referee. Instead, we’re having an impromptu race.

How Much: One friendly hola to others running the race. Other than that, there is no fee.

Prizes: All finishers will be given their choice of a handshake or high five from other finishers.

The Plan:

Everyone meets outside Whitey's and completes a warm up jog across the river. The invisible start/finish line is somewhere on the running paths behind Town Square.

5k Race - Run on running paths to Lincoln Park. Run the outside loop of the park (around the dog park) and get back on the running paths and head back to Town Square.

5 Mile Race - Run on running paths through Lincoln Park and head towards the Lincoln Golf Course Clubhouse, loop around the clubhouse and head back on the running paths. When you hit Lincoln Park on the way back, run the outside loop of the park (around the dog park) and then get back on the running paths to finish line near Town Square.

This is not a certified course; there will be no official times.

Everyone then takes a cool down jog/walk back over the River to Whiteys for a cool down cervesa (or beverage of their choice)

Practice Hydration Station - WED, May 12

Next Wed, May 12 - we will have a "Hydration Station" set up in University Park so we can practice drinking water while we run, jog, or walk on by. Whether or not you plan to participate in the Wednesday 800s, meet us at the YMCA at 6pm. We will jog to University Park, jog around it a couple times and then jog back. There will be a water table set up at just the perfect location along the University Park loop where you can get in some practice for race day. You never know -- there just may be a prize in it for the person who is the best (or maybe the worst) at actually getting the water into their mouth! Hope to see you this Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and of course ... next Wednesday.

Denae & Nicole