Wednesday, September 19, 2012

50k Times

I found our official 50k times :) well sort of. I had to guess Tracy's winning time because I forgot to ask her what her time was.

Tracy Harrison    6:30:00
Wayne Nelson    7:02:32
Matt Schrader     7:16:37
Mark Mueller       7:16:37
Roberto Marron    7:50:00

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

5k Awards

Here is the complete list of 5k awards with youth included
All awards are at the Running Room at 711 S Broadway in Rochester


1-10 MALE                                               1-10 FEMALE
1ST Place- Alec Sargent               1st Place- Payton Skogland                                                                        
2nd Place- Ben Nauman        2nd Place- Evelyn Currie
11-12 MALE                                          11-12 FEMALE
1st Place- Carter McKenzie  1st Place-Annika Juenemann
2nd Place- Josh Walsh                          2nd Place- Grace Bain
13-14 MALE                                            13-14 FEMALE
1st Place- Matt Litwiller                      1st Place- Anna Winter
2nd Place- Talon Stromgen
15-16 MALE                                          15-16 FEMALE
1st Place- Tim Entgelmeier                   1st Place- Sam Nauman
2nd Place- Andrew Ekdahl
17-18 MALE                                          17-18 FEMALE
1st Place- Danny Skoglund                  1st Place- Morgan Stewart
2nd Place- John Beckman
19-29 MALE                                          19-29 FEMALE
1st Place- Isaiah Lewis                          1st Place-Michelle Johannsen
2nd Place- Matt McCasland 2nd Place- Kaia Johnson
30-39 MALE                                          30-39 FEMALE
1st Place-Alex Kiel                 1st Place- Tina Turgeon
2nd Place- Coleman Turgeon               2nd Place- Angie Haugen
40-49 MALE                                          40-49 FEMALE
1st Place- Simon Gibbons                     1st Place- Cathy Stone
2nd Place- Matt Frick                            2nd Place- Roxanne Ready
50-59 MALE                                          50-59 FEMALE
1st Place- Mark Milner                          1st Place Sarah Melde
2nd Place- Paul Mullen                         2nd Place Masami Kita
60-69 MALE                                          60-69 FEMALE
1st Place- Terry Severson                    1st Place Sue Christian
2nd Place- John Dinusson
                                                                70-99 FEMALE
                                                1st Place- Carol Preshchar

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

5k Awards are ready

Look at the results on rochestertrackclub.com and if you placed 1st or 2nd in your age group you have an award coming. The awards are at the Running Room store at 711 South Broadway in Rochester. If you are from out of the area e-mail me at jmason@greenway.coop and I'll mail them to you.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Awards for the 10 mile race

Look at the results on rochestertrackclub.com and if you placed 1st or 2nd in your age group you have an award coming. The awards are at the Running Room store at 711 South Broadway in Rochester. If you are from out of the area e-mail me at jmason@greenway.coop and I'll mail them to you.
First place age group winners also receive a Chester Woods Races hand turned, laser engraved pen.


Results for the 50k and 10 mile races are on rochestertrackclub.com I'll  put the 5k results up ASAP. I know there are some people that ran longer whose times are going to be way off. I'll do the best I can to figure them out. Some people ran a short 5k and some ran out to the dam which is about 5+ miles

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Here's the skinny on age group awards

The 5k is a Youth Grand Prix Race

5k race   First place overall male and female

Age Groups- There will be First and second place awards for the age groups.
Males      1-10 , 11-12, 13-14,15-16, 17-18 19-29, 30-39, 40-49 ,50-59, 60-69, 70-99
Females  1-10 , 11-12, 13-14,15-16, 17-18 19-29, 30-39, 40-49,50-59,60-69,70-99

10 Mile Race First place overall male and female
Age Groups- There will be first and second place awards for age groups

 Male      0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,. 60-69, 70-99
Females 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59,. 60-69, 70-99

50k Race First place overall male and female
 And one award for first place master 40-99 either male of female
All 50k finishers will receive a finishers plaque as well as a hand turned laser engraved pen. 
Larry Pederson does a fantastic job making the pens

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Record Numbers

Wow! You guys are keeping me busy recording registrations. We are breaking records for numbers of Preregistered runners. Thank You!
There are 8 states represented in our races, Minnesota, Wisconsin,North Carolina, Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and today we have our first runner from Alaska. Welcome!!!
Weather couldn't be any more perfect with temps starting out in the low 50's and rising to only 74.
I'm looking forward to seeing all of you Saturday

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Baily, modeling the 2012 tee shirt and white style cap. The tee is a super bright, safety yellow, heat reflective ;-) cotton shirt. You will get your choice of a shirt or a cap with your entry fee. Otherwise they're $10.00.
Here is Noah modeling the black style cap

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I'm pleased to announce that the good people from ADVOCARE will be at the Chester Woods Races to let you sample or buy some of their great products.Check out the products from Advocare here.Go Faster

Packet Pick Up

Because of the long lines at the registration table last year. We are going to have a packet/bib/tee shirt/cap  pick up at the Running Room store at 711 South Broadway.Stop in between 5:00PM and 7:00PM on Friday June 1st the day before the race.You can also register at the store that night.
Once you get your bib# you will be ready to toe the line for whichever race you're entering.
While your in the store check out the accessories Gu, Socks, Body Gide etc... The Running Room has the best selection or running gear in the area.
There will still be same day registration or packet pick up at picnic shelter # 6 at the park, starting at 7:00AM
50kers can pick up their packets starting at 5:00AM, there is no race day registration for the 50k

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Muscle Milk

Chester Woods Races welcomes the gang from Muscle Milk! They will be handing out samples after the races.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

C.W. 10 Mile is part of the USATF series

If you run the Chester Woods 10 mile race and are a member of USATF ( U.S.A Track and Field) you are eligible to score points in the MUT (Mountain Ultra Trail) series.
Here is more info from Minnesota USATF

USATF Minnesota MUT Series

A series of 3 to 5 races which includes the Trail Championship.
  • 13 years of age and older
  • 2012 USATF Minnesota member as of the start of the race
  • Top placing runners
  • Most mileage completed with a minimum of 50% of races finished
  • Cumulative based on placements for each race

USATF Minnesota Association Trail Championship

The Afton Trail Run will host the 25 km USATF Minnesota Association Trail Championships on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Afton State Park in Afton, Minnesota. Race information available at www.aftontrailrun.com.
USATF Minnesota Association Trail Championship
  • 13 years of age and older
  • 2012 USATF Minnesota member as of the start of the race
  • Open - 13 years old and up
  • Masters - 40 years old and up
Prize Money
Each race: Open and Masters, Male and Female
  • 1st Place: TBD
  • 2nd Place: TBD
  • 3rd Place: TBD

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Six states and counting

As of today there are six states represented at the Chester Woods Races. South Dakota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota. We will all be united on June 2nd at Beautiful Chester Woods Park. I am estimating about 400 runners to be traversing the woods on race day.
Remember prices go up in May go to; on line registration to sign up. If you want to mail in a registration use the discounted prices shown at the on line site and mail it in.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Fools Five

Congrats to all the people that participated in the Fools Five races this weekend. Wow! almost 3100 people running and walking for a great cause. It was great seeing a lot of old friends and meeting a bunch of new ones. Hope to see a bunch of you on June 2nd. It sounds like the trails at Chester Woods will be hopping with a crazed runners again this year.
Remember you have through the month of April to take advantage of some early entry specials :)
Be sure to like Chester Woods Trail Run on Facebook to get any news regarding the race

Monday, March 5, 2012

Strong Kids Campaign Run

Once again my friend Jim Parry is stepping up and helping kids that would not normally be able to afford taking part in Rochester Family Y programs do so. Jim will be running 16 hours on a treadmill just inside the Y lobby.The run will be taking place next Friday, March 9th, from 5am - 9pm.  2 other treadmills will again be set up for others to join him. All the info about this run can be found at http://mrparrysendurancechallenge.blogspot.com

Friday, March 2, 2012

Early Deals Part II

Because of the huge success of the Early Entry Deals from Dec through Feb. ( We have over 50 people registered so far) We will have some bargains through the month of April.
$20.00 for the 50k and $17.00 for the 5k/ 10 mile. There are also discounts for families, seniors and youths that aren't reflected on the printable paper forms.You can also take $2.00 off if you are a Rochester Track Club member. The Running Room has many options for pricing and this year I'm using all of them.
If you still want to mail in an entry just use the prices that are shown on the Running Room web page and send it in.
It's going to be a great time this year I'm estimating between 400-500 people for all three events and the weather is always perfect at Chester Woods.
Where else can you run a fully supported 50k on beautiful trails for just $20.00?  :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Early Entry Deals

I'm doing a little experimenting with some early entry deals and youth/senior discounts this year.
You can find these deals by clicking on the Running Room on-line registration link in the right column. The Running Room on line entry website has many options so I thought why not give it a try to try to avoid the chaos of everybody signing up on race day. Sign up before Feb 28th to get the best deal.

The 50k will be only $17.00 through Feb 28th then the price goes up to $25.00
The 10 mile/5k is only $15.00 through Feb 28th then the price goes up to $20.00

Youth, under 18, and seniors, over 60, can sign up for only $10.00 for the 10 mile/5k through Feb 28, then the price goes up to $15.00

Because there are so many families that like to run the Chester woods races we have a family deal.
$50.00 for the first 4 members then 10.00 for each additional family member.

Take advantage of these early entry deals. It really helps to have your race organized when you know how many people to expect.