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28 05, 2019

2019 Market to Market Relay Iowa | Spotlight Team: The Original Seven

2019-06-24T15:04:04+00:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Iowa, Market to Market Relay|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The O’Polkas raised their four sons and three daughters to stand on their own two feet, but to remember that there were always 12 extra hands ready to catch them if they stumbled. As the O’Polkas watched their seven children cross the Market to Market finish line together, they smiled at the realization of a [...]

24 04, 2019

Ashley Arend – Ashley Surrounds Herself with Goal Diggers

2019-04-24T19:45:49+00:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Sioux Falls Skedaddle, Skedaddle Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is part nine of a ten-part series leading up to the 2019 Sioux Falls Skedaddle. For more information about the race, visit the website here. The 2019 race might be full, but you can join us in 2020! Follow us on Facebook for registration info. ** It’s important to have goals that you won’t reach [...]

27 03, 2019

Mieke Slaba – Hopefully Devoted

2019-03-27T14:25:51+00:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Sioux Falls Skedaddle, Skedaddle Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is part five of a ten-part series leading up to the 2019 Sioux Falls Skedaddle. For more information about the race and how to join us on April 28, visit the website here. ** For Mieke (Mee-Kay) Slaba, running isn’t a way to escape her four children, find sanity, or even to put distance [...]

23 10, 2018

Christina Liekhus – Every Moment Counts

2018-10-23T23:23:11+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Christina Liekhus, Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This story is the third 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. ** “My daughter does it all! Basketball, softball, volleyball. She’s all over the place.” Listening to Christina Liekhus talk about her [...]

8 08, 2018

Beyond the Halfsy: Experiencing Lincoln

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00August 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 activities, we invite you to explore Lincoln and see why this Nebraska’s capital city is one of the nation’s best-kept [...]

18 06, 2018

2018 Cornfield Cornfield 10K Race Director Recap

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00June 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 [...]

22 05, 2018

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

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00May 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 [...]

20 10, 2016

Melinda Soerjawitaka – Finishing well

2018-12-14T23:54:34+00:00October 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 story has been full of upward momentum. More runs, longer runs, faster runs, confident runs… but right now she’s taking [...]

5 10, 2016

Carl Samuelson – Running for others

2018-12-14T23:54:34+00:00October 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 few weeks ago, Carl didn’t finish a race. He made it eight and a half miles with an extremely sore [...]

31 08, 2016

Meet Michelle, a Halfsy Hero

2016-08-31T16:03:41+00:00August 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. *** Michelle Paxton wakes up before everyone else in her house. She makes coffee, takes a few sips, ties her tennis [...]