May 2017

River City Running Club



May Issue

Upcomming Race

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
June 3-4 Kettle Moraine 100 100m, 100k, 50k Elkhorn, WI
June 10 Sparta Stampede 5m, 2m Sparta, WI
June 17 Grandmas Marathon Full, Half, 5k Deluth, MN
June 17 Ky's Run 5K Chaseburg, WI
June 17 BK 5K 5K Winona, MN
June 17 Remembering Jesse Parker 5mile,5K Tomah, WI
July 1  Firecracker 4 Mile  4mile, 1mile  La Crosse, WI 

 From the President


Early May brings with it some local races and runs that will give you a chance to enjoy the budding spring flowers and green on the trees around the region. The first weekend in May kicks off with the Festival Foods Grandad Half, 5-mile, and 5K events as well as cycling events throughout the weekend. Come out and run, cheer, bike, or volunteer! Club members also organize a club run known as the Rebelathon with distances of 26.3, 15.5, and 6.3 miles concurrent with the Grandad Half race morning (See forth-coming email from the president for more details). Toward the end of the month, the WisCorps River to Ridge 5-mile run takes runners form the
Mississippi River and into the woods to the top of the bluff. In between,
join the regular club runs on the trail (5:30 pm, Wednesday evenings from
the Myrick Park parking lot until the fall season), from the La Crosse Y
at 6am and 7am on Saturdays, and from the UW-L Mitchell Hall parking lot
on 7:30am on Sundays.
The club also celebrates some of its members’ running accomplishments from
earlier this spring. From the organizers of the RCRC Incline to Nodine,
Angie Puent and John Blanchar:
We would like to thank everyone who came over to run, regardless the
distance.  It's always nice to see a big group starting with us, whether
they run 7, 10, 20 miles, the full 50K or anything in between!
Congratulations to our 50K finishers:
Brian Mansky      5:19 
Lila Planavsky    5:19 
John Blanchar    5:26 
Chris Deck          5:35 
Kurt Brown          5:36 
Jim Stenulson    5:51 
Angie Puent        5:51 
Jean Hougom    5:51
Happy running!
Sloan Komissarov, President
River City Running Club

Race Results

April 1, Trail Breaker Marathon, Waukesha, WI

Rob Smith 4:12:!4 (1st 50-54) Ann Brice 5:42:43 
Tony Toledo 5:24:28 (3rd 60-64)    

April 8, GO! St. Louis Marathon, St. Louis, MO

Jamie Mannion 3:27:16 (1st 55-59)    

April 18, Boston Marathon, Boston, MA

Mary Erickson 4:05:03 Kristie Shappell 4:44:33