race day

7 11, 2018

Bulu Box: The Lowdown on Running Blisters

2018-11-07T21:54:01+00:00November 7th, 2018|Categories: Good Life Halfsy, Partner Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

If you haven’t collected running blisters yet, expect some on race day! Blisters aren’t just annoying, but they can also harm your performance. If you’re dealing with running blisters, here are a few ways you can treat those pesky sore spots and prevent more from appearing. What causes running blisters? Running, obviously, but more specifically [...]

31 10, 2018

Julia, Melissa, Jenn, and Christina – We Finish Together

2018-12-14T23:54:29+00:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Christina Liekhus, Good Life Halfsy, Halfsy Heroes, Jenn Schroeder, Julia Wessel, Melissa Omar|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is the final installment in our 2018 Halfsy Heroes series. These stories have followed Julia Wessel, Jenn Schroeder, Melissa Omar, and Christina Liekhus as they’ve prepared for this year’s Good Life Halfsy. ** This year's Halfsy Heroes came from different stages of life, different attitudes about running, and with different obstacles to overcome, but [...]

24 07, 2018

Madonna: Fat Loading

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00July 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 a race? Have you ever heard of fat loading? While carbohydrates are a nutritionally important part of training for a [...]

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 [...]

16 05, 2018

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

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00May 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

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

27 04, 2018

7 Running Relay Packing Tips

2018-12-14T23:54:30+00:00April 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 7 things to remember when creating your running relay packing list. 1. It's a team running relay race. Make the [...]

4 04, 2018

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

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

12 03, 2018

2018 Leprechaun Chase 10K Des Moines Race Director Recap

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

28 11, 2016

Carl Samuelson – Running with purpose

2018-12-14T23:54:33+00:00November 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 his pre-race routine down. He gets there early, checks his gear, warms up and then mingles with his fellow racers [...]