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18 06, 2018

2018 Cornfield Cornfield 10K Race Director Recap

June 18th, 2018|Categories: Cornfield Cornfield|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As race day gave way to Father’s day, I found myself comparing running and race directing. I’ve considered the notion before, but never really thought much about it, but both are a family affair. Crossing a finish line as a runner or organizing an event for thousands of runners, both fill me with pride and [...]

14 06, 2018

2018 Cornfield Cornfield 10K: Beat The Heat!

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Let’s get one thing straight from the get-go, while summer might not officially arrive until June 21st, we will be running in summer conditions on Saturday at the 2018 Cornfield Cornfield 10K. Then again, what would a summer race be without sunny skies, warm temps, and plenty of cold beer and watermelon to meet you [...]

22 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: All That Remains is Love

May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since 2015, All That Remains is Love’s team captain, Angie Matsen has run under a different team name with her friend Melissa Kuhn. The team always enjoyed the day, the prep, the run… but that’s not why they did it. They did it for Mel. When Mel was diagnosed with cancer, it wasn’t so much [...]

18 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: Stephen’s Squad

May 18th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

His name was Stephen Siller, and they want to be sure that name doesn’t slip away. A  Brooklyn Firefighter, Stephen ended his long shift, excited to meet his brothers for a relaxing game of golf. As he prepared to head out, he heard the still-fuzzy reports of some kind of accident in lower Manhattan. He [...]

16 05, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: 2Pretty4Math

May 16th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year a clever costume theme, varying run times, and trouble figuring out their averages. At first glance, 2Pretty4Math come across as beautiful, silly girls who are out for a fun jog, but a moment with any of the members will uncover a woman with a sense of humor, brilliant mind, and a warm and [...]

1 05, 2018

Nebraska Medicine: Race Day Running Tips

May 1st, 2018|Categories: Early Bird, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Rusty McKune, ATC, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Nebraska Medicine. You can find more information about Nebraska Medicine here. ** As race day nears, most everyone is looking for the right training and fuel strategy to give them an extra edge. While there’s really no “magic formula,” there are definitely [...]

9 04, 2018

Athletico Physical Therapy: 3 Ways to Combat Low Back in Pain Runners

April 9th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Athletico Physical Therapy. You can find more information about Athletico Physical Therapy here. ** Low back pain is the largest cause of disability, affecting nearly 80 percent of people in the United States at some point in their lifetime.1 For runners, the compressive load during foot strike is [...]

4 04, 2018

2018 M2M Relay Iowa | Completed Team Roster… What’s Next?

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations! Your team roster has at least five runners registered and you’re ready to roll for the 2018 Market to Market Relay Iowa! This SOLD OUT race will feature 350 teams. You may be thinking… now what? But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! TIMELINE OF IMPORTANT DATES: Official Rulebook is available now. Print or bookmark on your [...]

3 04, 2018

2018 Early Bird 10 Mile Race Director Recap

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Early Bird|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We all know what they say about the early bird, and if you ran with us this past Saturday, you definitely earned your worm! Not just because our finisher medals had a worm on them, but because you battled strong wind and cold temps at the inaugural Early Bird 10 Mile Run presented by Nebraska [...]

12 03, 2018

2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines Race Director Recap

March 12th, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Race weekend is always exciting, but it's especially fun for us race organizers when you know the weather will be ideal conditions for runners. That was the case for the 2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines. With beautiful racing weather for early March, the stage was set for many runners to set a PR and [...]