2017-11-22 - Thank you for running!

randy freepFeeling grateful back here at RF Events' headquarters as we come into the home stretch of the event year. We can't thank you enough for your support of our events and making it possible for us to live out our passion. To thank you for your loyalty, we are very excited to reward you in 2018 and beyond with our "Run More, Earn More" program, where you will get a $20 event credit for every $150 spent on event entries. It's a simple program with nothing to do on your part, we'll keep track, just run any event on this list and earn! More runners will line up tomorrow to run in a race than any other day of the year! The Turkey Trot is a wonderful, fun, family, fitness tradition that lets us earn our spot at the table and on the couch. Weather you run in Downtown Ann Arbor, Detroit or in any of the other thousands of Turkey Trots across America, you will be setting a fun, fitness example those on the sidelines, perhaps creating the spark and giving the gift of running to others.

Run, laugh, smile and hug each other to keep warm tomorrow,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who just loves Thanksgiving day.

PS: Because of your support, we have made donations from the bottom line of our events this year to: Karen's Trail, The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, The March of Dimes, University Prep High School of Detroit, The John Rogucki foundation, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Save a Heart Program, The Novi Youth Council, The Ice Age Trail, The Riverland Conservancy, Angleman Syndrome Foundation, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, The Pinckney Trail Riders Association, Jackson Christian Athletics, Dexter Senior Center, Faith in Action, The Boy Scouts of America and many other worthwhile organizations. We especially thank those of you who made thousands of dollars of additional donations to these great organizations, you are amazing!

PS: 'Tis the season to give back! We're looking for volunteers to HO, HO, GO and help out with us at the Holiday Hustle 5K in Dexter, MI on December 9! Volunteers receive fun and festive flashing flare, a $30 voucher towards a future RF Events' Event and more! Check out volunteer opportunities here.

2017-11-15 - The run gives us quality outdoor time

randy snowshoeMost of us spend more time indoors when the weather turns cold. This is one reason we can appreciate running even more in winter, the daily run gives us a chance to spend quality outdoor time. Yes, we need to have the right equipment but with today's tech gear, it takes very little. A couple wicking layers, some outer layer to cut the wind, hat, gloves and perhaps a bit of shoe traction and we can run as far as we are fit to go! I'll see you out there, let's give each other a thumbs up and a wave!

Just say yes to running all winter,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who admits to not being a fan of winter, but a fan of winter running. We can't dress for the heat but you can for anything else mother nature throws our way!

PS: 'Tis the season to give back! We're looking for volunteers at a couple of our upcoming events. Gobble along with us at the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot on November 23rd or HO, HO, GO at the Holiday Hustle on December 9 in Dexter, MI. We've tons of fun positions available!

PS: GOBBLE GOBBLE, TURKEYS! 7 days to Thanksgiving! Hit the pavement with us at the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 5K and Tot Trot 1K. This festive fun run is a great way to start your Thanksgiving day and get you in the turkey mood! Shirts to all entrants, medals to all finishers.

2017-11-08 - Time to dial down

randy freepAfter the New York City Marathon, the last of the big fall events, many of us consider this the official start of the off season, a time to lick the wounds and give the body a break. On February 1st, we'll come back rested and ready to crank on all cylinders! We don't quit running for a few months, heck no, we just dial back, skipping days and keeping the intensity low. No long or hard workouts, no sweating the weekly mileage and no serious racing. A time for some fun holiday Turkey, Hustle races, just don't take them seriously, enjoy! A couple extra pounds will keep us warm, right?

Run, rest, run

Randy Step, an obsessed runner who can't wait for some holiday run fun.

PS: GOBBLE GOBBLE, TURKEYS! Hit the pavement with us Thanksgiving morning at the Ann Arbor Turkey Trot 5K and Tot Trot 1K. This festive fun run is a great way to start your Thanksgiving day and get you in the turkey mood! Shirts to all entrants, medals to all finishers.

PS: HO, HO, GO! The Holiday Hustle 5K and 1 Mile are back in all of their jingling-jangling-flashing glory on December 9, 2017! Festive beanies for keeping noggins warm to all entrants, custom gingerbread man medals to all finishers and festive medals to 1 milers! This fun holiday dash around Dexter, MI is the perfect way to RING IN the holiday season!

2017-11-01 - Don't let this day get away

randy freepThis wonderful life can turn south on a dime. One day you run a P.R., the next you can lose a job, be diagnosed with a wicked disease or get injured in an accident. No, I have not had anything tragic happen in my life lately but I'm throwing out a reminder of why every healthy day is a gift and should be cherished. Lace em' up, get outside and live life to the max. When the bad days come, we'll be ready to rest.

Amen,

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner who when caught up in the nonsense, minutia of this life, needs to be reminded to live fully today and to focus only on what is precious ... Like today's run.

PS: HO, HO, GO! The Holiday Hustle 5K and 1 Mile are back in all of their jingling-jangling-flashing glory on December 9, 2017! Festive beanies for keeping noggins warm to all entrants, custom gingerbread man medals to all finishers and festive medals to 1 milers! This fun holiday dash around Dexter, MI is the perfect way to RING IN the holiday season!

PS: Earthlings, are you ready? Set a goal, make a plan and JOIN THE INVASION! The Martian Invasion of Races is back in Dearborn, MI on April 14, 2018! 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26K, 26.2M and Kids' Marathon. Bring the whole family for an intergalactic day of fun.

2017-10-25 - We fight back!

randy freepCold, wet, windy, dark days are a challenges to the daily run ... NOT! These are the kinds of days that light our internal fire. We thumb our nose at the weather and head out like conquering heroes. To heck with wimpy, sunny, mild fall runs, those nice days only get us so far. It's the days that fight back that leave us with a smug feeling of satisfaction and make us complete. We are the few, the proud, the running warriors excited to do battle with the supposedly big, bad, wet, cold days of November and zero days of winter, bring em' on!

Go get em',

Randy Step, an admitted obsessed runner with a pile of cold, wet, muddy running gear to prove it!

PS: It's that time of year again, we're transitioning out of 2017 and in to 2018! With many 2018 registration pages opening in the next several months you may see a slight uptick in the number of e-mails in your inbox. Please keep in mind if you do unsubscribe from our e-blasts you will not receive your pre-race e-mails for any race you've registered for. Bear with us through this busy time, we love ya and just want to keep you informed!

PS: HO, HO, GO! The Holiday Hustle 5K and 1 Mile are back in all of their jingling-jangling-flashing glory on December 9, 2017! Festive beanies for keeping noggins warm to all entrants, custom gingerbread man medals to all finishers and festive medals to 1 milers! This fun holiday dash around Dexter, MI is the perfect way to RING IN the holiday season!

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