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Playmakers receives award from Special Olympics

Playmakers receives award from Special Olympics

Saturday, December 10, 2011
Playmakers received one of two Outstanding Business awards for the state on Saturday, November 5, from Special Olympics of Michigan during its annual statewide Hall of Fame Banquet in Mount Pleasant. More than 300 people were in attendance. For the past 19 years, Playmakers has been raising money thru events and special programs. This year alone, the Autumn Classic run/walk and the Sponsor a Champ program raised $28,000 for Area 8 athletes. Are...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon


Crowe leaves a lasting impression: Coach a success by touching the lives of runners

Crowe leaves a lasting impression: Coach a success by touching the lives of runners

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
As appeared in the November 29, 2011, Lansing State Journal and published and at www.lsj.com by Sharon Becker (cmubecker@yahoo.com) Some may complain about where they are in their life at the moment. Some do not like changes that seem to constantly occur. Jeff Crowe, 53, Grand Ledge seems to exemplify a quote I recently read, "If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree." Crowe's life changed recently when he decided to retire fr...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon


Thanksgiving Week sale Nov. 21-26

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon


Running in winter requires extra care: Planning ahead can help prevent serious injuries

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
As appeared in the November 2, 2011, Lansing State Journal and published and at www.lsj.com by Amanda Wright (dipaolo1@msu.edu) Has anyone noticed that the fit women blazing by you on your morning route have covered up their midriffs, and are now hiding their thighs and faces from old man winter's breath? Unfortunately, the loss of eye candy is not the only plague facing runners during the upcoming months. As winter rushes in, the training room...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon


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 www.lsj.com by Dick Miles (rmileselan@comcast.net) 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


Longtime race volunteer Delores Hensley's funeral was June 18

Sunday, June 19, 2011
Delores Hensley died on June 14. Delores was a beloved road race volunteer who earned Michigan Runner's Contributor of the Year award in 1994. Her funeral was held on June 18 in Pinckney. Donations: Delores P. Hensley Cross Country Scholarship at Hillsdale College. Make checks payable to Harrison Hensley and mail them to P.O. Box 830, Pinckney, MI 48169. The following story about Delores and her husband Harrison, the longtime race director of ...

Posted in: Road Race & Triathlon


Chieftain Challenge results and photos available to view

Chieftain Challenge results and photos available to view

Saturday, May 21, 2011
Click for results of the Chieftain Challenge 1-mile races held on Friday, May 27, between the Okemos Chippewa and Kinawa Middle Schools. Kelsey Schroeder (6:53) was first of 62 seventh and eighth grade girls, and Mark Luoma (5:54) was first of 106 seventh and eighth grade boys in the annual mile race. Results and photos are also available for the the fifth and sixth grade races held earlier in the day. Students had to reach a certain time in ph...

Posted in: Middle School


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