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May 31, 2010: Run the Range Point Standings
The first race of the Run the Range Series kicked off last weekend with the John Jarvi Jr Memorial Run on Saturday. Kari Strand is currently the women's point leader with 30 points. Janet DiGiorgio, Jennifer Quigley, and Marianne Andersen are in second with 20 points. In the men's division, Keith Johnson and Michael McPherson are neck-and-neck with 20 points each. Louie Jagla and Anthony Culbert are close behind with 18 points.
Full point standings are available here:
Points standings courtesy of Mark Massoglia.
May 27, 2010: Chester Bowl Results
The Chester Bowl Run, the sixth race of the 2010 NMTC Spring Trail Series, took place yesterday at 6pm. Adam Swank won the men's race in 19:36 and Elaine Nelson won the women's race in 22:19. 132 runners turned out to participate in the run and enjoy the Positively 3rd Street Bakery cookies at the end. Next week's run is the final race of the Spring Series. Bring a dish to share in the potluck, and stick around for the award ceremony afterwards.
Pictures courtesy of Eve Stein. See all of Eve's Chester Bowl pictures at her Picasa Site.
May 25, 2010: City of Duluth hosts Legacy Trails and Parks Meeting
Public Information Coordinator
City of Duluth
Department of Natural Resources wants people to take a big-picture look at parks.
Workshops offer citizens an opportunity to chart future of Minnesota’s parks and trail system: June 3rd at the Depot 7-9pm.
Everyone will have the opportunity to help chart the course of our regional and state parks and trails for the next 25 years by participating in a workshop which will be held here in Duluth on Thursday, June 3rd at the Depot (train level).
This workshop is one of 17 workshops to be held around the state in May and June. The workshop is scheduled from 7-9 p.m. and will focus on vision, priorities, and future opportunities. The meeting will provide citizens with a chance to influence the Parks and Trails Legacy Plan that will guide funding decisions for regional and state parks and trails. Ample opportunity will be provided for discussion and questions.
Minnesotans passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment in 2008 that enacted a three-eights percent sales tax increase for natural resources and the arts. Of the money collected, 14.25 percent is providing funding for state, metro and Greater Minnesota parks and trails projects. The Legacy amendment is giving state and local leaders a unique opportunity to rethink the future of the state’s parks and trails and what the priorities should be.
There is a long list of possibilities: buying land for new state or regional parks and trails, developing existing ones, connecting existing trails, creating new recreational opportunities, etc.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is partnering with the Citizens League, a non-partisan, non-profit organization in the workshop planning effort. People from all walks of life are encourage to participate in the workshops, especially those who don’t use the regional or state parks and trails systems.
For meeting details and more information about the Parks and Trails Legacy Plan, visit www.patl.intergov.mn.gov or call the City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division at 218-730-4309 or 218-730-4312. Pre-registration is not necessary.
Complete Flyer (1 MB File)
May 25, 2010: Lumberjack Laps Results
The Lumberjack Laps Kids' Fun Run took place on Saturday, May 15th, at the Cloquet Senior High School Track. The event was sponsored by the Washington Elementary School Partners in Education (PIE) to help raise funds for the school's playground and technology fund.
Age Group Winners:
Ages 4 and Under - 100 Yard Dash
1st Boy: Izaiah Carter, 23.84
1st Girl: Madysen Waters, 27.88
Ages 5-6 - 1/4 Mile
1st Boy: Brandon Mosley, 1:35
1st Girl: Abby McKay, 1:40
Ages 7-8 - 1/4 Mile
1st Boy: Jared Kelley, 1:21
1st Girl: Jada Kohn, 1:29
Ages 9-10 - 1/2 Mile
1st Boy: Aidan Ripp, 2:59
1st Girl: Erin Turner, 3:04
Ages 11-12 - 1/2 Mile
1st Boy: Jacob Johnson, 2:481st Girl: McKenzie Ketola, 3:02
Ages 5-8 - 1 Mile
1st Boy: Jacob Eskola, 7:151st Girl: Jada Kohn, 8:07
Ages 9-12 - 1 Mile
1st Boy: Jacob Johnson, 6:551st Girl: McKenzie Ketola, 6:31
Ages 13-18 - 1 Mile (Legacy Mile)
1st Boy: Eric Swanson, 5:35
1st Girl: Kaylee McMillen, 6:51
Ages 19 and Over - 1 Mile (Legacy Mile)
1st Boy: Ken Ripp, 5:171st Girl: Danna Olson, 7:11.1
May 19, 2010: Western Waterfront Results
The Western Waterfront Run, the fifth race of the 2010 NMTC Spring Trail Series, took place today at 6pm. Today's winners were Dave Hyopponen and Rochelle Wirth. Dave, fresh off a 4th-place finish at the Superior Trail 25k on Saturday, completed the 5-mile course in 28:59. Rochelle ran a 33:28 to win her second NMTC race in a row.
Tyler Kjorstad finished 4th and extended his points lead. He now has 490 points. Suzi Smith took 2nd place in the women's division and slightly extended her points lead. She has 491 points, 7 ahead of Samantha Carlson.
Pictures courtesy of Eve Stein. See all of Eve's Western Waterfront pictures at her Picasa Site.