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Mar 30, 2012

Kona's Race #2 - Solstice Run - online registration open now.

5 miles on the schedule today....done!  Perfect outside....for March.


The next Kona Running Company race this season is coming up and online race registration just opened.  If you have not heard about it, it's called the Solstice Run and this is a GREAT race.  It will be the 10th anniversary of the race!  I have run the 10 mile the last two years and I plan on running the 10 mile this year as well.  It's one of the few 10 miles races in Michigan.  This is the only race I will have run three years in a row since I started running three years ago.  To top it's on June 23rd - my birthday!!!!  What's better birthday present can you get than running this race?  Nothing!  Ok, maybe winning the Mega Millions lotto might be a close second.  Ha!

Given this is the 10th anniversary of the race, they will be including 10th anniversary hats in the race packet this year for every runner and a tech shirt along with a medal for all 10 mile and 10k finishers.  Very cool!  Of course, if you raced their last race, the ShamRock N Roll Run(See my review HERE), then you know they know how to put on a fun and organized run.
Last year's awesome medal
This year, as in years past, they will have several distances including the 10 mile Kona Run, 10k Aloha Run, 5k Honolulu Run, and the Maui Mile.  One of the best things about this race is that it starts at Northville Downs.  It's very cool to start there as you get to do a lap around the racetrack.  Also, parking is so easy since you get to park at Northville Downs where there is tons of parking plus new this year, they will have a free Shuttle from Northville High School.  Check out last year:
Before the race started at the track
This 10 mile course is a challenging course but not so challenging it's scary to do.  In fact, here's an elevation chart when I ran it last year along with a map of my GPS off Google Earth:
10 mile route
As you can see above, the course takes you out into the neighborhoods of Northville and then you finish up in Ford Field - also a great place to finish.  It's really a well planned course.  If you need to get your training in for the race, you can also use their free training programs for 10 mile course design by the infamous Doug Kurtis.

I'll give even more details as we get closer to the race but you can also check them out at the links below.  Facebook is especially useful since they keep you up to date on everything there.  If you have not run it, you will be happy you committed to this race.  If you have already run it, you know what a great course it is and hope to see you there again this year.  You can also read my review from last years race:  HERE

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Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome medal and ribbon. Lately, I've been thinking the ribbon is what makes the medal.