2017gallup22

Gallup Gallop Celebrates 37 Years with Grace

Racing just doesn’t get any better than running around Ann Arbor’s pristine Gallup Park under the leadership of race director, Hal Wolfe, on a gorgeous morning soaked with bright sunshine, blue skies, still winds and “go time” temperatures in the fifties. Such was the scene for the thirty-seventh an ...

2017chumbillk2

RUN FOR CHUM Brings Worlds Together

You know race organizers are invested in the welfare of their athletes when the volunteers nearly exceed the race participants. With over one hundred runners and more than fifty volunteers, the eighth annual RUN FOR CHUM Half Marathon and 5K, a fundraiser for C.H.U.M. Therapeutic Riding Inc. which p ...

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Dansville 5K Boasts Record Numbers amid Hometown Charm

I may be bias. And I might catch some flack. But my very first Dansville 5K experience, Saturday July 29 drenched in sunshine under clear blue skies with temperatures in the sixties, shaped up to be one of my all time favorite races. And those who know me well know that I run a lot of races. A fundr ...

17sam2

Ann Arbor Track Club Summer Mile, Fast & Fresh!

Ten years ago, Stani Bohac graced the Ann Arbor Track Club with his inspired coaching and competitive spirit. Ten years and twenty meets later, Bohac still finds a way to maintain his ingenuity. The 2017 Ann Arbor Track Club Summer Mile held at the University of Michigan outdoor track Tuesday June 1 ...

2017bparkw

Burns Park Run Celebrates 39 Years

The sun dazzled as celebrity runner Erin Finn, All-American runner for the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, counted down the starts for the thirty-ninth running of the Burns Park 5K & 10K races held at the corner of Wells St. and Baldwin Avenue in Ann Arbor amid forty degree temperatures. “I am ...

2017grilltwink

April Fools Day Twinkie Run – a Special Kind of Race

Silly and “legitimately” competitive, over six hundred runners and walkers congregated in Ann Arbor’s spectacular Gallup Park for the 8th annual Ann Arbor Track Club hosted April Fools Day Twinkie 5K, Saturday April 1st under vibrant sunshine that counterbalanced the cool fortyish degree temperature ...

2017heads

RRCA National Convention 59 – Detroit Represents

The first ever Detroit hosted Road Runners Club of America National Convention was nothing short of “special.” That it coincided with Ann Arbor Track Club President, Mitch Garner’s first year as RRCA President only deeper enhanced its significance. Held at the Detroit Marriott Hotel in the Renaissan ...

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Wolverine Invite, Janssen & Draijer Repeat

Sometimes history has a way of repeating itself and in the very nicest of ways. For the second year in a row, Ann Arbor Track Club members were the honored guests of MRun, the official University of Michigan running club, at their Wolverine Invite, Saturday February 11, University of Michigan Indoor ...

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Find Your Pack

“My proudest achievement,” reflected Ariel Raupagh, “was running the Dexter-Ann Arbor 5K in 2015 thirty-five weeks pregnant with Alex, my youngest son, while pushing my eldest, Nolan, two and a half at the time, in the jogging stroller.” “It was the most enjoyable race I’ve ever run.” The sheer hear ...

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