Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Sponsor & Series Standings

We are excited to announce that Dangerous Man Brewing Co. has agreed to sponsor the Series and provide growlers for our race drawings. If you are not familiar with,  Dangerous Man Brewing Co. , briefly the taproom is located at 1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 and are open Tuesday-Saturday. They are a local brewery with local art throughout the taproom. There are some awesome features of taproom. Stop in and tell them Mountain Goat Running send to stop on by.

Additionally, we have a partnership with Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5k. If you are not familiar with the races check them out. The races benefit Wood Lake Nature Center's environmental education programming. The race supports thousands of students that come for educational programs throughout the year. The races are Saturday August 2nd.

Race Standing
There are some tight races for the title of Series Champion.

Men's Open
Series newcomer, Bryan Schneider, leads last year's third place finisher, Heriberto Vargas, by 2 points and followed Series newcomers, David Chamberlain (7pts) and Brent Skaw (8pts). Will Heriberto claim the crown and overtake Bryan or will David or Brent spoil things for Heriberto and Bryan and surprise them both?

Men's Masters
Kirt Goetzke, defending Masters Champion, is leading Darrin Diedrich by 9 points. Last year Kirt hung on to edge Darrin by 1 point.  This year Kirt has built a large lead from race #1 and so far has held Darrin off. Will Kirt expand his lead in race #3 (10/1) or will Darrin close the gap creating another showdown for race #4 (10/15)?

Women's Open
Casey Bakewell is leading the women's open field over Katlyn Stout (4pts) and Nicole Loeding (8pts). Will the veteran Nicole whittle the lead of Casey and Katlyn have over her now the course changes to the Southern Course, similar to last year's course?

Women's Masters
The top 2 places are separated by 2 points by Series rookies Kara Parker and Bonnie Sons. Kara has finished right ahead of Bonnie each race. Will Bonnie flip it and lead Kara across the finish line in races #3 & #4 on her way to take the crown?

See you on October 1st to see how things progress!

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Post Race #2 Recap

Before the race started the episode of C Tolle Run featuring our race was released. If you have not seen it yet you can watch it below.

Did you see yourself?

The weather was excellent. Temperatures were in the low 70s with an occasional breeze to keep some of the mosquitos at bay.

The cooler weather brought faster times for the last time on the 4 mile course. In two weeks (10/1) we will switch to the southern course- looping the Hyland Lake and running through the camp grounds. The course goes uphill past the tree farm rather than going downhill like last year.

Post race we had Seven Sundays museli and yogurt parfaits and Dyna Moo chocolate milk for our recovery food. Both will be provided again for 10/1 race.

We received the long sleeve shirts today and are going to the imprinter. We will have them available on October 1st. We have a few extra shirts available if you would like to purchase one then.

I would like to thank the following people and running club members for volunteering:

Julie Freniere-Gibson (special thanks to for helping load the van (twice))
Eric Porte (Course Director)
Julio Salazar (Break the Stigma Project)
Dan Butler
Dustin Carda
Scott Carlson
Andrew Carlson
Ben Drexler
Zach Hill
Angela Lim
Dan LaPlante
Britney LaPlante
Darle Salmen
John Storkamp
Patty Vehler
Audrey Weber
Dan Wennberg

Mile in My Shoes
Mishka Vertin
Mike Jurastis
Amanda Blom
Ron Carpenter
Justin Fitterman
Amanda Harmon
Marisa Lindsay
Brice Okocha
Becca Rogers
Toby Rogers
Sarah Schulz
Sara Welle

Reminder: Everything moves back a half hour starting 10/1
Registration/Check In begins at 5:00pm
Youth Run begins at 5:30pm
Race begins at 6:00pm
Youth Drawing begins at 6:15pm
Adult Drawing begins at 7:00pm

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Race #2 Preview

Race #2 is this Wednesday and we have a lot planned.
  • Salomon will be there with shoes you can demo before, during or after the race for real this time
  • Mile in My Shoes running club will be with us
  • Break the Stigma Project will be onsite
  • Short sleeve shirts are in and available for pick up
  • In the morning, the episode of C Tolle Run will be airing. Check it out and see if you can see yourself.
  • Seven Sundays will be providing museli and yogurt parfaits for post race food
With sunset getting earlier will have the Youth drawing after the start of the run and we will have the sock drawing for adults posted again. 

It looks like we will have nice cool weather, wahoo!

Reminder: Pre-Registration ends at 11:59pm on Monday night.

See you Wednesday!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Race #1 Recap

First off I would like to thank all the volunteers! You all endured the humid weather and then the bugs later to put on a great Race #1. These individuals are:

Nancy Rush
Steven Rush
Eric Porte
Julie Freniere-Gibson
Pat Gibson
Dustin Carda
Ben Drexler
Rebecca Hill
Dan LaPlante
Britney LaPlant
Darle Salmen
Patty Vehler
Audrey Weber
Jim Wilson

Thank you to our sponsors Salomon, Dyna Moo, Fits Socks, Mill City Running, Seven Sundays Museli and Steve Smillie-Edina Realty for your support!

Thank you to all the runners who overcame the humidity with strong running!

You will see the final product of the C Tolle Run episode on Race #2, 9/17. Thank you to all who were interviewed.

Results are up now for both the Youth Run and Race #1 here.

We will post photos here and on our facebook page shortly.