The News page is the place to look for race recaps, pictures, and running-related annoncements. If you have an article or pictures you would like to include on the News page, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 3, 2012: Runner Articles
Two artcles about area runners appeared recently in the press. Eve Stein wrote an article about Gene Curnow in Silent Sports on January 1st. Eve touches on what Gene has meant to the running community through the years and his recovery from cardiac arrest last fall. Also, Rick Lubbers has an article about Mark Stodghill in today's Duluth News Tribune. Mark recently participated in and, even more impressively, completed the Savage 7, a seven-day endurance event in Florida where participants complete a marathon every day.
Silent Sports: Gene "The Machine" Curnow
Duluth News Tribune: Marathon Man Adds On Miles
December 25, 2011: Run for Life Running Club
Social Running Club, 5K, Half, and Full Marathon Training
Run for Life is a 6-month running group where members will have a social network offering accountability and support. Select from two training groups depending on your personal goals.
Informational meeting on Tuesday, January 3rd at 5:30 pm to answer questions, sign up, and meet other members of the group.
Social Running Club and 5K Training
Did you know, running for 30 min, 3x a week for 6 months is all that most people need to make running part of their lives for good?
This run group is focused on making running fun and an enjoyable mode of exercise. Progressive in nature, we will meet once a week, but will assign two homework runs. The group starts from scratch and invites members to investigate training techniques such as hill repeats and interval training. A number of optional races (5K and 10K) will be advertised to the group for motivation and training within the 6 months.
Half and Full Marathon Training
Already running? Looking to improve, give your running a boost, or challenge yourself?
Join the Run for Life Marathon and Half Marathon Training Group! Keep running a part of your life with training variety and new running buddies. Includes three group runs: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. Initially the runs establish base running fitness, but evolve into training runs based to personal ability and goals. The group also includes informative seminars on various running topics and exposure to endurance weight training, Kettlebells, TRX and Plyometrics.
Contact Stephanie: email@example.com or Caro: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Duluth Y at 218-722-4745.
November 20, 2011: Tuscobia Ultra Marathon
The Tuscobia Ultra Marathon, scheduled for December 16-18th this year, has been cancelled.
Movement is afoot in the ultra-running community to save it and have an unofficial event this year. Information can be found at the newly-formed Facebook page. If you think you might be interested in participating or volunteering, please contact Helen Lavin (email@example.com) soon, so she knows how many people to plan for.
The Tuscobia is a yearly winter ultra marathon held on the Tuscobia Trail in Northern Wisconsin. Race distances are 150 miles, 75 miles, and 50k. You can choose to run, ski, snowshoe, bike, or skijor the race of your choosing. Participants are required to be self-supporting and carry their own gear and supplies, although there are a few aid station on the course.
November 17, 2011: 5th Annual Barely Organized New Years Day Run
5th Annual Barely Organized New Years Day Run
Start the new year out right with a run (walk, bike, or snowshoe) on the single-track trails at Hartley Park.
When: January 1st, 2012; 12:00 pm - approximately 4:00 pm
Where: Hartley Nature Center
3001 Woodland Ave
Duluth, MN 55803
Potluck to follow the run (hot water will be provided, no cooking facilities available, limited outlets for crockpots, etc).
Donations accepted to cover the cost of facility rental.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
November 10, 2011: Don Fennessy Gathering
As reported by the Duluth News Tribune, there will be a gathering tonight for Don Fennessy, a longtime volunteer for Grandma's Marathon and other running events in the Northland. The event will be held at 5pm at Grandma's Sports Garden in Duluth.
Full Article: Grandma's Marathon to Honor Volunteer