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!

funded the environmental-education partnership between Wood Lake Nature Center and Richfield Public Schools that has run continuously since 1971 - See more at:

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