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1110, 2018

2018 Market to Market Relay Nebraska | Spotlight Team: Hot Flashes

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It may have been a chilly day, but Deb Shissler’s team knows how to heat things up! Deb’s first run happened in 1979. “I saw this boy. I asked around a little and was told [...]

1110, 2018

Jenn Schroeder – From Her First Step to Dubstep

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Jenn Schroeder|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Jenn Schroeder. Our series will follow Jenn and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

310, 2018

Julia Wessel – Many Women, One Tribe

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Julia Wessel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Julia Wessel. Our series will follow Julia and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

2609, 2018

Christina Liekhus – Giving Herself the Gift of Today

September 26th, 2018|Categories: Christina Liekhus, Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Christina Liekhus. Our series will follow Christina and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1909, 2018

Jenn Schroeder – Every Step She Takes

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Jenn Schroeder|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Jenn Schroeder. Our series will follow Jenn and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1209, 2018

AAA of Nebraska: 3 Reasons to Ride Your Bike Without Fear

September 12th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by AAA of Nebraska. You can find more information about AAA Bicycle Service here. ** You love the sense of freedom a bicycle offers. It gets your heart pumping [...]

1109, 2018

Melissa Omar – Late to Bed, Early to Rise, Melissa Keeps Her Eye on the Prize

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Melissa Omar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Melissa Omar. Our series will follow Melissa and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

509, 2018

Julia Wessel – Weather or Not

September 5th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Julia Wessel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Julia Wessel. Our series will follow Julia and three other heroes as they train for the 2018 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

3008, 2018

Meet Halfsy Heroes Julia, Melissa, Jenn, and Christina

August 30th, 2018|Categories: Christina Liekhus, Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Jenn Schroeder, Julia Wessel, Melissa Omar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This year’s Halfsy Heroes have already taken their first steps toward the finish line, and each one is running toward something even bigger! Watch Julia A decision to change her life had Julia Wessel running [...]

808, 2018

Beyond the Halfsy: Experiencing Lincoln

August 8th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the 2018 Good Life Halfsy closing in on having all 50 states registered, it seems only fitting that we take the time to talk about your racecation to good ol' Lincoln, Nebraska. Beyond the Halfsy weekend [...]

2407, 2018

Madonna: Fat Loading

July 24th, 2018|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Cornfield Cornfield, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Kaylee Jessen, Intern at Madonna. You can find more information about Madonna here. ** How many times have you heard the words ‘carb-overload’ when talking about training for [...]

1907, 2018

Nebraska Medicine: Reduce Running Injuries – Training the Core

July 19th, 2018|Categories: Early Bird, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Jason Roberts, Physical Therapist at Nebraska Medicine Sports Medicine Program. You can find more information about Nebraska Medicine here. ** Injuries due to running are a common source of [...]

1806, 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 [...]

1406, 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 [...]

2205, 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 [...]

1805, 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. [...]

1605, 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 [...]

105, 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 [...]

2704, 2018

7 Running Relay Packing Tips

April 27th, 2018|Categories: Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Team running relay races are great fun and the ultimate running road trip. With every road trip packing is part of the experience. Pack too little and your adventure becomes stressful. Here are the top [...]

904, 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 [...]

404, 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? [...]

304, 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, [...]

1203, 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 [...]

603, 2018

2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha Race Director Recap – St. Patrick’s Run

March 6th, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha, a St. Patrick’s run with a twist, is Pink Gorilla Events’ second oldest event. The race is Nebraska’s largest 10K running race with over 2,200 finishers. Donning green garb, runners [...]

2602, 2018

Nebraska Medicine: How to Get Ready for Your Next Race

February 26th, 2018|Categories: Early Bird, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Michael Weaver, DO, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provider at Nebraska Medicine. You can find more information about Nebraska Medicine here and more information about Michael Weaver here. ** [...]

202, 2018

Ervin & Smith: Rebranding the Leprechaun Chase 10K

February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Ervin & Smith. You can find more information about Ervin & Smith here. ** The Leprechaun Chase is more than just your everyday 10K race. Instead of [...]

1501, 2018

2017 By The Numbers

January 15th, 2018|Categories: Pink Gorilla Events|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

2017 was another busy year for the Pink Gorilla.  He turned 10 after-all. Not just our company, but yes, the same Pink Gorilla costume has been used to start all our events since the inaugural [...]

1511, 2017

Lincoln Becomes Midwest Half Marathon Capital

November 15th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Pink Gorilla Events|Tags: , , , , , |

The secret is out. Lincoln is a half marathon destination like no other in the Midwest. In 2017, Lincoln saw 13,630 half marathoners take on its two largest events, The Lincoln Half Marathon in May [...]

1311, 2017

Tonya, Robert, Korey and Susan – The Race

November 13th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Korey Donahoo, Robert Rieck, Susan Swearer, Tonya O'Neel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

These stories are the final parts of a four-part series about our Halfsy Heroes, Tonya O’Neel, Robert Rieck, Korey Donahoo, and Susan Swearer. Our series followed our heroes as they trained for the 2017 Good [...]

1011, 2017

Setting Yourself Up For Success

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Cornfield Cornfield, Partner Highlight|

This is a guest blog post written by Dr. Brad Hochstein of Synergy Chiropractic Spine & Joint Center. You can find more information about Synergy Chiropractic here. ** Can you feel it in the air? Winter [...]

2510, 2017

Susan Swearer – 2015 and 2016 are over

October 25th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Susan Swearer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Susan Swearer. Our series will follow Susan and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1710, 2017

Korey Donahoo – Sights on the Finish Line

October 17th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Korey Donahoo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Korey Donahoo. Our series will follow Korey and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1310, 2017

Yoga Swipes Right on Running

October 13th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy|

Mary Clare Sweet is the owner of Lotus House of Yoga in Omaha and Lincoln. She'll be running her first half marathon at the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** I am in the honeymoon phase [...]

1110, 2017

Robert Rieck – Rain, Rain, Go Away!

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Robert Rieck|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Robert Rieck. Our series will follow Robert and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1110, 2017

It’s Halfsy Time Lincoln!

October 11th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy|

Dear Fellow Lincolnites, On Sunday October 29th, 6,500 runners from 43 States are running 13.1 miles across the city on roads and trails from Seacrest Field to the Railyard in the 4th annual Good Life Halfsy. [...]

410, 2017

Tonya O’Neel – Beyond the system

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Tonya O'Neel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Tonya O’Neel. Our series will follow Tonya and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

410, 2017

2017 Market to Market Relay Nebraska | Spotlight Team: Ladies of the Evening

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Silk. Sweat. Heavy breathing. The Ladies of the Evening know what they like… they like to move their bodies. For the last 20 years, the team has been running together. For the last 10, they’ve [...]

410, 2017

2017 Market to Market Relay Nebraska | Spotlight Team: Loose Screws

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

From Loose Screws to Missed Cues, This Team Shows Up! The Loose Screws have been running into trouble since before the first Market to Market Relay in 2008, and have made sure to bring that [...]

2509, 2017

Susan Swearer – Mission in mind

September 25th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Susan Swearer|

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Susan Swearer. Our series will follow Susan and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1909, 2017

2017 Harvest Moon Hustle | Spotlight Runner: Bill Udell

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Harvest Moon Hustle, Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Taking on the 2017 Harvest Moon Hustle was like meeting an old friend for Bill Udell. "It's my favorite running event. It’s the one race I won’t miss every year," he said. He's competed in the [...]

1909, 2017

Korey Donahoo – Pace matters

September 19th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Korey Donahoo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Korey Donahoo. Our series will follow Korey and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1509, 2017

2017 Market to Market Relay Ohio | Spotlight Team: Team RWB Cinci

September 15th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Ohio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Team RWB Cinci knows that their team is bigger than the 7-person matrix who crossed the line at this year’s Market to Market Relay. Red White and Blue Cincinnati is just one branch of RWB, [...]

1309, 2017

2017 Market to Market Relay Ohio | Spotlight Team: Moms Run This Town #1

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Ohio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If you’ve ever watched a woman carry a 30 pound toddler and a week’s worth of groceries in one trip, coordinate 5 schedules and never miss a jog, or plan an egg-free, nut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free [...]

1309, 2017

Robert Rieck – Creating Good Consequences

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Robert Rieck|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Robert Rieck. Our series will follow Robert and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1309, 2017

2017 Harvest Moon Hustle | When Running Became So Much More by Emily Estes

September 13th, 2017|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Harvest Moon Hustle, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is a guest blog post written by Emily Estes, founder of Sage Nutrition. You can find more information about Sage Nutrition here. ** It’s funny how things change as we get older, huh? Like [...]

509, 2017

Tonya O’Neel – Propelling out of a rut

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Tonya O'Neel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Tonya O’Neel. Our series will follow Tonya and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

3108, 2017

How to Run Your Best Halfsy

August 31st, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Pink Gorilla Events|Tags: , , , |

by Kyle Kranz Last year after missing my PR by 1 second in October at the Run Crazy Horse Half Marathon in western South Dakota, I was on a quick search for a second try! [...]

3008, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Nebraska | Your Starting Wave, Race Day Guide, and More!

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

YOUR TEAM’S STARTING WAVE PLACEMENT The 10th Annual Market to Market Relay Nebraska presented by OrthoNebraska will feature over 615 teams starting in 15 different starting waves leaving from Aksarben Village. Waves will begin at 5:00 am, [...]

2908, 2017

Meet Susan, a Halfsy Hero

August 29th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Susan Swearer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Susan Swearer. Our series will follow Susan and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

2308, 2017

Meet Korey, a Halfsy Hero

August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Korey Donahoo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Korey Donahoo. Our series will follow Korey and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

2108, 2017

Market to Market Relay Nebraska | USA Endurance

August 21st, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our very own Pink Gorilla Events co-founder and Market to Market Relay Nebraska race director, Ben Cohoon, was interviewed by USA Endurance last week. In this 55 minute interview, Ben talks about the planning, preparation, [...]

1608, 2017

Meet Robert, a Halfsy Hero

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Robert Rieck|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Robert Rieck. Our series will follow Robert and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

1008, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Nebraska | Completed Team Roster… What’s Next?

August 10th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations! Your team roster has at least five runners registered and you’re ready to roll for the 2017 Market to Market Relay Nebraska! This year’s race will feature 600 teams. You may be thinking… now [...]

908, 2017

Meet Tonya, a Halfsy Hero

August 9th, 2017|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Tonya O'Neel|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero Tonya O’Neel. Our series will follow Tonya and three other heroes as they train for the 2017 Good Life Halfsy. ** [...]

808, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Ohio | Your Starting Wave, Race Day Guide, and More!

August 8th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Ohio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

YOUR TEAM’S STARTING WAVE PLACEMENT The 4th annual Market to Market Relay Ohio will feature over 175 teams, starting in 8 different waves leaving from the the historic Main Street of Milford in Greater Cincinnati. [...]

2707, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Ohio | Completed Team Roster… What’s Next?

July 27th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Ohio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations! Your team roster has at least five runners registered and you’re ready to roll for the 2017 Market to Market Relay Ohio! This year's race will feature 200 teams. You may be thinking… now [...]

2007, 2017

Pink Gorilla Events Sponsorship Philosophy

July 20th, 2017|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Cornfield Cornfield, Good Life Halfsy, Harvest Moon Hustle, Leprechaun Chase, Market to Market Relay, Pink Gorilla Events|Tags: , |

by Zach Harsin, Director of Community Relations at Pink Gorilla Events Yes, we are an event production company with an obsessive fixation on the tiniest of details. Hence, one of our core values: “There’s no-such [...]

1007, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Ohio | Course Preview

July 10th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Ohio|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Market to Market Relay Ohio course shows off some of southwest Ohio’s best areas, both in the van and on foot. The Ohio relay race, starts in beautiful historic downtown Milford, runners leave town [...]

3006, 2017

Cheers to 10 Years of Market to Market Relay Nebraska!

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Market to Market Relay, Nebraska|Tags: , , , |

This year marks the 10-year anniversary of Market to Market Relay Nebraska presented by OrthoNebraska and we’re gearing up to celebrate in style! Complete with celebratory branding, new website, and maybe most fun of all, [...]

2106, 2017

2017 Cornfield Cornfield 10K Spotlight Team: myTEAM TRIUMPH

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Cornfield Cornfield|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

myTEAM TRIUMPH (mTT) is an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to experience endurance events such as triathlons or road races. As a [...]

2106, 2017

2017 Cornfield Cornfield 10K Spotlight Runner: Amy Frankforter

June 21st, 2017|Categories: Cornfield Cornfield|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

As an avid Born and Raced in Nebraska runner, Amy Frankforter knew Cornfield Cornfield all too well. After visiting Synergy Chiropractic Spine & Joint Center for a foot problem, she was offered a chance to run [...]

1206, 2017

2017 Cornfield Cornfield 10K Course Preview

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Cornfield Cornfield|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Start Line The Start Line will be bumpin' on race day with DJ TFitz! Get there early and line up according to your anticipated pace. Remember to please be respectful and keep trail etiquette in mind [...]

2605, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Iowa Spotlight Team: ‘YMCA: You May Call Us Awesome’

May 26th, 2017|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|

Maureen Swenson knew a lot of women wanted to learn how to workout and eat healthy. She took a plunge and posted on the Ankeny swap Facebook page looking for women who would be interested [...]

1805, 2017

Giving Back

May 18th, 2017|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Cornfield Cornfield, Good Life Halfsy, Harvest Moon Hustle, Leprechaun Chase, Market to Market Relay, Partner Highlight, Pink Gorilla Events|

Giving locally is an important part of our mission at Pink Gorilla Events. Sure, we strive to produce big experiences for our runners, but was also seek to make an impact on the communities in [...]

1605, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Iowa Spotlight Team: ‘Boysen Strong’

May 16th, 2017|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|

This story is the second part in a three-part series about our three 2017 Market to Market Relay Iowa Spotlight Teams. *** For the descendants of the Boysen family, traditions matter. And when your family [...]

1105, 2017

2017 M2M Relay Iowa Spotlight Team: ‘No Lug Nuts, No Problem’

May 11th, 2017|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a three-part series about our three 2017 Market to Market Relay Iowa Spotlight Teams. *** The car shook. Clunk! Suddenly, a first time Market to Market Relay team [...]

1804, 2017

M2M Relay Iowa | Your Starting Wave, Race Day Guide, and More!

April 18th, 2017|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

YOUR TEAM'S STARTING WAVE PLACEMENT The 5th annual Market to Market Relay Iowa will feature 350 teams, starting in 8 different waves leaving from the bell tower in Jefferson, Iowa. Waves will begin at 5:45 am, [...]

204, 2017

M2M Relay Iowa | You’ve completed your team roster… What’s next?

April 2nd, 2017|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 2017 Market to Market Relay Iowa! This SOLD OUT race will feature 350 teams. You may be thinking... now [...]

703, 2017

Animal Rescue League of Iowa – LC10K Des Moines Charity of Choice

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , , , , |

We have teamed up again with our friends at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa for the charity of choice for the Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines. Over $18,000 has been raised for ARL through the [...]

303, 2017

Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha | Saint Patrick’s Day Run Advise

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|

This is part fifth and final post of a five series where I decided to dig a little deeper into what really makes this race special and one of Nebraska favorite races annually and why Runner’s World [...]

203, 2017

Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha | Green Beer After Party

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , |

This is part four of a five series where I decided to dig a little deeper into what really makes this race special and one of Nebraska favorite races annually and why Runner’s World named it one of [...]

103, 2017

Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha | Great Spectator Course

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|

This is part three of a five series where I decided to dig a little deeper into what really makes this race special and one of Nebraska favorite races annually and why Runner’s World named it one [...]

2802, 2017

Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha | The Surprising PR-able 10K Course

February 28th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , , , |

This is part two of a five series where I decided to dig a little deeper into what really makes this race a “whale of a time” and one of Nebraska favorite races annually and why [...]

2702, 2017

Leprechaun Chase 10K Omaha | Captivating Indoor Start

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase|Tags: , |

The Ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Running Race Experience.  Green tutus, kilts, orange beards. All of these items can be found only in one place at the same time. Running among the trees and grasses of [...]

1602, 2017

Runner’s World Loves the Leprechaun Chase 10K | Best Costume Races

February 16th, 2017|Categories: Leprechaun Chase, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the third time in eight year race history, Runner's World has featured the Leprechaun Chase 10K (Pink Gorilla Event's Saint Patrick's Running Race). This year it was named in their Bucket List Races. The Leprechaun [...]

1001, 2017

BRIN Blood Drive Month

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Born & Raced In Nebraska, Cornfield Cornfield, Harvest Moon Hustle, Leprechaun Chase, Partner Highlight, Pink Gorilla Events|

We have teamed up with our friends at Madonna ProActive for the month of January to support our BRIN Charity of Choice, Nebraska Community Blood Bank, with BRIN Blood Drive Month! The following is a [...]

501, 2017

2016 By The Numbers

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Cornfield Cornfield, Good Life Halfsy, Harvest Moon Hustle, Leprechaun Chase, Market to Market Relay, Pink Gorilla Events|

The 2016 racing season is officially history, and for us at Pink Gorilla Events it was just that, a history making year. In 2016, we topped 20,000 annual runners for the first time, received local [...]

2811, 2016

Carl Samuelson – Running with purpose

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Carl Samuelson, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the final part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Carl Samuelson. Our series followed Carl and three other heroes as they trained for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Carl has [...]

2311, 2016

Michelle Paxton – Thankful for running well

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Michelle Paxton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the final part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Michelle Paxton. Our series followed Michelle and three other heroes as they trained for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** As soon [...]

1611, 2016

Andi Hallgren – Pacing to the finish line

November 16th, 2016|Categories: Andi Hallgren, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the final part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Andi Hallgren. Our series followed Andi and three other heroes as they trained for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Andi got [...]

1411, 2016

Envirorun: Running, Science, and the Environment

November 14th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , |

The 2016 Good Life Halfsy hosted a speaker series Nov. 5 to at the Excel Chiropractic Run Expo. Our keynote was Jamie Carson, founder of Envirorun and CEO of Carson+Co Global, a social enterprise business. [...]

1411, 2016

The Nebraska Bicycle Alliance Has Your Back

November 14th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , |

The Nebraska Bicycling Alliance was happy to provide the on-course bike support for the 2016 Good Life Halfsy.  Just like last year, we came away inspired by the collective determination of 6000 people on very [...]

1011, 2016

Melinda Soerjawitaka – More than race day

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Melinda Soerjawitaka|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the final part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Melinda Soerjawitaka. Our series followed Melinda and three other heroes as they trained for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** When Melinda [...]

311, 2016

Andi Hallgren – Running because she can

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Andi Hallgren, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Andi Hallgren. Our series will follow Andi and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Andi [...]

211, 2016

Race Weekend Pro-Tips

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy|

Don't Worry Run Halfsy! Race weekend is finally here, and we have compiled 10 tips for taking on race weekend like a pro!   1. Pickup Your Packet Early | Join us for the Good Life Halfsy [...]

211, 2016

Carl Samuelson – The final stretch

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Carl Samuelson, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Carl Samuelson. Our series will follow Carl and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Carl [...]

2710, 2016

Michelle Paxton – Running her race

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Michelle Paxton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Michelle Paxton. Our series will follow Michelle and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** As the [...]

2010, 2016

Melinda Soerjawitaka – Finishing well

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Melinda Soerjawitaka|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Melinda Soerjawitaka. Our series will follow Melinda and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Melinda’s [...]

510, 2016

Carl Samuelson – Running for others

October 5th, 2016|Categories: Carl Samuelson, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Carl Samuelson. Our series will follow Carl and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** A [...]

2909, 2016

Run Above – M2M Relay Code of Conduct

September 29th, 2016|Categories: Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , |

As Market to Market Relay runners, we have a special responsibility to be respectful and courteous to other runners, volunteers, and to the residents in the communities where we run. We call this the “Run Above” code of conduct. Here are some tips to help you and your teammates abide!

2809, 2016

Michelle’s story – Taking a break

September 28th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Michelle Paxton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Michelle Paxton. Our series will follow Michelle and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** After [...]

2109, 2016

Andi’s story – Staying well balanced

September 21st, 2016|Categories: Andi Hallgren, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Andi Hallgren. Our series will follow Andi and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** Between [...]

1409, 2016

Melinda’s story – Not giving up

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Melinda Soerjawitaka|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the second part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Melinda Soerjawitaka. Our series will follow Melinda and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** [...]

809, 2016

Meet Carl, a Halfsy Hero

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Carl Samuelson, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Carl Samuelson. Our series will follow Carl and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. [...]

609, 2016

2016 Harvest Moon Hustle Course Changes

September 6th, 2016|Categories: Harvest Moon Hustle|Tags: , |

In-case you have not yet heard, we have had to make some modifications to the 2016 Harvest Moon Hustle race course. While the Grandpa’s Woods loop and subsequent covered bridge crossing has served as a [...]

3108, 2016

Meet Michelle, a Halfsy Hero

August 31st, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Michelle Paxton|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Michelle Paxton. Our series will follow Michelle and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. *** [...]

2508, 2016

Meet Andi, a Halfsy Hero

August 25th, 2016|Categories: Andi Hallgren, Good Life Halfsy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Andi Hallgren. Our series will follow Andi and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy. [...]

1808, 2016

Meet Melinda, a Halfsy Hero

August 18th, 2016|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Melinda Soerjawitaka|

This story is the first part in a four-part series about our Halfsy Hero, Melinda Soerjawitaka. Our series will follow Melinda and three other heroes as they train for the November 6th Good Life Halfsy.

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