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 ...

mrundonation20172

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 ...

arielrunshoes

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 ...

2016fike

The Soul of a Champion

Ann Arbor Track Club member, Jen Fike, is a woman who just makes things better for everyone in her midst in so many ways. Passionate about environmental conservation, Jen serves as the Operations Manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes Regional Center in Ann Arbor. “We focus ...

2016rio

AATC Annual Meeting is a Running Celebration

Presidents and Olympians, pizza and beer, integrity and honor, reflection and foresight, love, laughter, kinship and kindness. The 2016 edition of the Ann Arbor Track Club Annual Meeting & Dinner held Sunday November 20 at the Original Cottage Inn, Downtown Ann Arbor was nothing short of inspire ...

novaatc

Think About It

“I’ve got 7.7; was the race director drunk when she measured the course?!” – Fellow race participant at the official 7.2 mile marker of our 31 mile journey. It was a beautiful day after a week of drenching downpours. Mystically, the trails were dry, nearly pristine and marked with so much bright yel ...

stephcrim2016

40th HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races, AATC Shows Up in Force

A homecoming like no other, for Michigan runners, Flint is the quintessential place to be year in and out, the final weekend of August, heat and humidity be darned. Ann Arbor Track Club member and masters elite, Doug Goodhue, elaborated – “Crim is one of my favorite races not only because it is a fa ...

2016behnamk

“RUN AS ONE”

Beneath a gentle exterior lies the strength of a man as brave as he is kind. Born in Kermanshah, Iran to parents of Kurdish descent, Ann Arbor Track Club lifetime member, Behnam Kamrani, spent nine post collegiate years in Sweden before bringing his gifts to America, settling in Ann Arbor where he h ...

2016burnspark2

Burns Park Run 10K, 5K, Fun Run – 38 Years Strong

Overcast and cool, the 38th annual Burns Park Run, in partnership with the Ann Arbor Track Club, drew nearly 1,100 competitors Sunday May 1st, headquartered at the Burns Park Warming Hut, Ann Arbor. The neighborhood course, one loop for the 5K, two for the 10K, known for its simple beauty, is decept ...

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