Thank you Ann and Randy Nordquist. They were the first to discover the web site to enter this year's Thanksgiving Day Run. We are open for business. Join the Nordquists for another fun run in our 11th year. Sign up at www.runlawrence.org/TDay5k.html.
New to running, we are offering a training program led by our RRCA certified coaches this year. Click on the 5K training tab above.
Start of cross country season - On a hot summer afternoon, the Youth Running Program for middle school cross country got underway at Broken Arrow Park. Coach Dan Kuhlman leads the group on their first workout. More info on the program. More photos
The Oct 5th Sandrat Trail Run will be a "fun run" this year.
From Steve and Marcia Riley: "There will be no official distance, so you can run as little or as much as you want. There will be no t-shirts, no awards, no food, no pictures, no trail markings, no waivers to sign, and NO COST. You can still make a donation to The Ballard Center, so feel free to bring food items and/or money to donate. For more information. We plan to do an official race again in 2015."
The Beast of Lecompton -
Congratulations to Dan Kuhlman for his 2nd place finish among the M60s at the Ed Anacker Bridger Ridge Run in Bozeman, MT, Aug 9. Dan was only 3 min. back of the winner, Bruce Maxwell, a Bozeman local. The Bridger Ridge Run "once was America's Most Rugged Trail Run." The run is 19.65 miles of brutal climbing and descending, complete with unstable footing, unpredictable weather, and miles of exposure along the ridge line of the Bridger Mountain range. results
Photos from the Deanna Rose Farmstead Challenge 5K in Overland Park.
New Runner: 5 common mistakes newbies make (and not-so-new). A bag of marshmallows and a bunch of 4-year-olds can teach new runners a valuable lesson. more
(by Ryan Wood, June 2014, competitor.com)
Aug 4, 1909
"The Iron Horse of Kansas", track legend Glenn Cunningham, is born in Atlanta, Kansas. Cunningham set many records in the one-mile run during the 1930s and won the Sullivan Award in 1933 for being the top U.S. amateur athlete. more
The State of Kansas and the City of Lawrence are jointly considering the development of an Outdoor Lifestyle Center at Clinton State Park to create unique outdoor recreational opportunities, increase tourism and enhance economic development in the region. The state and city are studying the feasibility of developing a project similar in design to the U.S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, NC (USNWC.org) and invite the public to participate in the discussion.
The partners will host two informal public workshops on Tue, Aug 5 at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm at the Depot in Lawrence, 402 N 2nd. The agenda will be the same for both workshops. A facilitator will guide the discussion.
And from Friday night's Psych Night Run at Wyandotte County Lake Park. Greg Burger (Lecompton) on the return route of the 10K. More photos from Mile 90 Photography.
Online registration is now open for the Middle School XC program sponsored by runLawrence.
Printed registration forms can also be found at Gary Gribbles Running Sports, Sunflower Outdoor and Bike, and the Lawrence Middle School offices. Feel free to e-mail Dan Kuhlman if you have any questions. Looking forward to a great running fall!
Hunter Munns (Topeka) going through the Rose Garden at Gage Park at the Sunday Sunflower State Games Orienteering Race. results