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Entries for October 2011

Playmakers Racing Team member Jed Christiansen qualifies for U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials; Playmakers Racing teams won four of five relay categories at Detroit Free Press Marathon

Friday, October 28, 2011
Jed Christiansen of the Playmakers Racing Team ran a career-best time of 2 hours, 18 minutes, 31 seconds in the Chicago Marathon earlier this month to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials. The 2010 Calvin College graduate from Greenville, Pennsylania, took 14th place as the third American finisher and ran a 5:18 per mile pace. The 2012 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials are scheduled for January 14 in Houston, Texas. At Calvin, Christiansen was a fou...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon

Racing events require hard work: Many things to consider when organizing races

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
As appeared in the October 18, 2011, Lansing State Journal and published and at by Dick Miles ( With the racing season almost over, now is a great time to reflect on the efforts of people who work hard to make the Lansing area such a great community for runners and to thank them for their efforts. Most people who organize running events are volunteering their time, and are motivated by many interests. For some...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon

Looking Back at the 2011 Race Series

Monday, October 10, 2011
Race series awards were presented on Oct. 9 at Pizza House Overall, masters and grandmasters awards, as well as five awards each in age group from 14-and-under and 15-19 all the way up to 75-79 and 80-and-over for both men and women were presented beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pizza House restaurant in the Hannah Plaza off Hagadorn Road. Participation awards were also presented. Any runner of walker who completed six of the 12 events ear...

Posted in: Race Series

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