April 2017

River City Running Club



April Newsletter

Upcoming Races

April 1 Trailbreaker Marathon Full, Half, 10K, 5K Waukesha, WI
April 7/8 Zumbro Endurance Run 100, 50, 17 mile Kellogg, MN
April 8 Bunny Hop 5k Trempealeau, WI
April 8  Firehouse 5k  5K  Onalaska, WI 
April 15  Resurrection Run 5mile, 5K  Ettrick, WI 
April 17 Boston Marathon Full Boston, MA
April 21  Fleis Nightfall Froilc 5K  Onalaska, WI 
April 22 Firefighter 5k Winona, MN
April 22 Pine Line Marathon Full, Half, 5K Medford, WI
April 23 Sole Burner 5K Onalaska, WI
April 23  Eisenbahn Marathon  Full, Half, 6.55 mile  West Bend, WI 
April 30 Oshkosh Marathon Full, Half, 5K Oshkosh, WI
May 5 Grandad Time Trial 1.5 M La Crosse, WI
May 6 Grandad Half Marathon Half, 5K La Crosse, WI
May 6 Wisconsin Marathon Full, Half Kenosha, WI
May 7 Eau Claire Marathon Full, Half, 5K Eau Claire, WI
May 13 Ice Age Trail Races 50M, 50K, Half La Grange, WI
May 13 Journeys Marathon Full, Half, 5K Eagle river, WI
May 20 Syttende Mai 20M, 10M Stoughton, WI
May 20 River to Ridge 5M  La Crosse, WI 
May 21  Green Bay Marathon  Full, Half  Green Bay, WI 
May 28 Med City Marathon Full, 20M, Half Rochester, MN


BOSTON, the first full-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon –
For one night – April 19th – Marcus Theaters in La Crosse
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon, BOSTON chronicles the oldest
annually-contested marathon from its origin to the 2014 race. Evolving
from a working man's challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and
eventually women participants, the Boston Marathon is the stage for many
firsts and helped pave the way for the modern marathon.
To find a U.S. theatre near you and to purchase tickets for the April 19
2017 Festival Foods Grandad Half Marathon – Still seeking volunteers for
the RCRC Water Station at the race start on top of Grandad Bluff
We are still seeking 2-3 more volunteers for about 2-3 hours on the
morning of Saturday, May 6.  The water station area is ours to promote
If you are interested in volunteering, send an email to the running club
president, Sloan Komissarov at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." ' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy22212 + '\' id="yui_3_16_0_ym19_1_1491076306734_4490" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: underline; background: transparent; color: #196ad4; outline: none;">'+addy_text22212+'<\/a>'; //-->
You can learn more details about the event here:
Maple Leaf Walk Run Races (Half Marathon, 5-Mile, 5K and Kids Maple Mile)
- September 30th, 2017 - RCRC Member Registration Discount!
See forth-coming email from the president for details and the discount code.
April Fools: A Slippery Situation
I had just turned off my alarm to get out of bed and head down for a morning run with the group when I was stopped in my tracks by the arresting smell of Vicks VapoRub wafting up from the crack below the door to our three-year-old son’s room. Instead of heading down the stairs to make it to the group run, I opened the door to find Alex ice-skating his way around a patch of his bedroom floor made slick by the curative menthol balm. He was definitely not using it as directed. Leave it to a toddler to always come up with the most imaginative application of any substance. He had been getting over a head cold the previous night and I had mistakenly
left it in his room and out of reach, I thought.
The mess was relatively manageable to clean up – nothing a whole spray bottle of automotive degreaser and two roles of paper towel can’t handle. And, with the help of my supportive, loving husband, I did make it out the door in time to join the morning run and regale the group with my son’s most recent misadventure. We shared in the laughter and I was reminded of how much I cherish sharing these funny moments in life with my good running buddies. Ah, the joys of parenthood and an appropriate way to usher in this particular month. Have a good April fools!
Happy running,
Sloan Komissarov, President
River City Running Club

St. Patrick's Run 2017



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