Feb 23, 2011

Group Run for 2-26-11

Hi Runners! Great run today! You all earned a hot chocolate for being out there in -16 F starting temps, not to mention a -30 wind chill. Brr....

Good luck to Iceman Triathlon contestants today, as well! Check back here for updates and info on our pancake breakfast and start of Phase 2 next week.

Feb 18, 2011

Group Run Saturday, 2-18-11 at the YMCA


Here are the routes for tomorrow's group run. We will leave from the Y at 8am, so show up a few minutes early to get into your pace groups.

It is going to be a little chilly tomorrow morning (4 degrees), so dress warm and remember your layers! Face masks, people, face masks!

See you bright and early!

CLICK HERE for 5 mile route

CLICK HERE for 11 mile route

Feb 16, 2011

North Country 2011

Guest blog from David Beers:

The North Country 2011 is a 50 mile trail ultra, 26.2 mile trail marathon and 13.1 mile trail marathon in Manistee, Michigan. We are going on the 12th year of the race and last year we reached our cap of 500 participants about 2 months prior to the August race date. This year we are tracking well over a cap sooner than that. 25 states were represented last year and with 9 aid stations, post race food including soups, burgers, veggie burgers, pastas and more it really is a great atmosphere. Already just a month after we opened registration we have over 15 states committed and groups approaching us and also registering. We would love to have your group come up as well and we are offering a $12.00 discount off each registration. Plus the race this year has the following items that are attracting runners from all over the country for the race on August 27th 2011:

· Chip timed trail race (all 3 events are timed with instant results available at the finish)
· 3 different color bibs to allow runners to know who is running which event
· Staggered event starts to allow for runners to not be bunched up together on the trails
· Moisture wicked race shirts for everyone who registers, along with draw string back packs and a race hat
· The 3rd largest medal in the US (over 5” inches and almost 2 lbs)
· Crystal trophies for overall and masters winners
· And more

If interested, email Mr. Beers or Andrew for the discount code and take $12 off your entry!

With a cap of 500 because it’s in the Manistee National Forest on the North Country Trail system it really makes it a great atmosphere with a bon fire, food, great friends and stories and fun times.

Feb 13, 2011

Frozen Feat Results are in!

Thanks to all who came out for the 4th Annual Frozen Feat 5k and 10k Event!

CLICK HERE for a searchable list of results from Frozen Feat 2011!

Thank you to our fine sponsors:

Title Sponsor: Lithia of Grand Forks
Mile Marker Sponsors: Ameri-Flax & Northern Canola Growers Association

Supporting Sponsors: Behl's Photography, Green Mill, Bulldog Designs, Hugo's, Red River Runners- Grand Forks, Grand Forks Herald, East Grand Floral and Wy's Floral, SNAP Fitness, Surefoot, Scheels, and Advanced Skin and Body Care.

Congrats on conquering the 'Feat! See you again in 2012!

Feb 5, 2011

New podcast about Frozen Feat

Great turnout for the long run of the week at the YMCA today! Reminder, no group run next week. Instead, we'll see you at the Grand Forks Herald building for 8AM registration and 10AM start for the Frozen Feat 5k/10k sponsored by Lithia of Grand Forks.

For more information, listen to the new podcast episode by clicking here or searching on iTunes with the keywords "Red River Runners."

Special thanks to Amanda and Craig for the treats today!

Feb 3, 2011

Hello Runners!

We are entering the 3rd weekend of our training program. Half, you have 4 miles to go. Full, you have 7. With the Frozen Feat coming up next week, I wanted to give everyone a sneak peak at the course! The routes are 3 and 6 miles. We will fill in .5 miles before and after the course.

See you Saturday at 8am at the YMCA!

By the way, please email me if you are having any issues with the training. It's very important to stay on top of your stretching! Dave Uhlir, runner extremist, recommends THIS SITE for stretching moves to keep you injury free. The site includes short videos demonstrating the stretch. Hope you enjoy!