OK, Gang - it's official! Here's the list of races that are part of the 2009 MN Trail Run Series:
4/18 - Trail Mix 25K (50K, 7.5 mile) at Hyland Lake in Bloomington
5/2 - Runnin' in the Ruff 10K (2 mile) in Milaca. This is the 2009 MNTRS Championship Race!
5/16 - Superior Trail 25K (50K) in Lutsen
6/6 - Chester Woods 10 mile (5K) in Rochester
6/13 - Sour Grapes Half Marathon (10K) in Brainerd
7/4 - You have a choice between 2 races:
Tofte Trek 10K in Tofte OR
Afton 25K (50K) in Afton
8/1 - Fisherman's Picnic 5 mile in Grand Marais
8/15 - Days of Old Track & Trail 10K in Maple Lake
9/19 - Walker North Country Marathon (half, 10K) in Walker
9/26 - In Yan Teopa 10 mile in Frontenac
10/17 - Big Woods Half Marathon (10K, 5K) in Nerstrand
10/24 - Great Pumpkin Chase 5K (10K) in Lake Elmo
Distances in parentheses are alternate distances that still count for 25 points towards the series. If you want the most points (up to 100 per race), you need to run the advertised distance ;)
For those who want to shoot the moon, I think that this year is actually easier than last year. Last year, everyone HAD to run a marathon (Moose Mountain), this year the longest you need to go is 25K (Superior). And if you really want to run the fall Superior races (which aren't part of the series this year), you still can since doing the 10K at Walker the following week still counts towards the series.
Lace 'em up!
One Mile No Walking
2 days ago