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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

2016rrcapres2

Newly Elected Road Runners Club of America President, Mitch Garner

Friday March 18, 2016 at the 58th Annual Road Runners Club of America Convention in Dallas, Texas, Ann Arbor Track Club President, Mitch Garner, was unanimously voted President of the RRCA. “It was a proud moment for the Ann Arbor Track Club,” applauds Club Secretary, Ellen Nitz. It was also an impo ...

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A Compassionate Candidate

“The only people that are truly content are those who have found their way to serve.” – Albert Schweitzer Devout pastor, doting father, loyal husband, staunch Ann Arbor Track Club Vice President, Reed Swanson epitomizes Schweitzer’s sentiments. “I love working the expo for the Dexter to Ann Arbor Ru ...

2016aatcmile

MRun Wolverine Invitational Welcomes AATC

Fresh from the Netherlands, Frank Janssen, 4:53.50 and Christina Dzaijer, 5:52.36 were victorious in the Ann Arbor Track Club Coed One Mile Run hosted by MRun Wolverine Invitational, Saturday February 6, University of Michigan indoor track, Ann Arbor. “As long as I have been on campus,” noted MRun ( ...

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Goodhue Elected to Masters LDR Hall of Fame

Ann Arbor Track Club member, Doug Goodhue, was among many of the extraordinary honored at the USA Track & Field annual awards breakfast December 5, 2015 Houston, TX. Nominated and elected by his peers, Goodhue was inducted into the USATF Long Distance Running Masters Hall of Fame as an Active At ...

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