Fall spells cross country meets and BIG marathons . . . 

Des Moines, Iowa - September 4, 2018 (348th issue)

2027 of the best Iowa runners, race directors, coaches, volunteers & fans receive this e-mail over 30 times per year.

Runablaze.com has great pictures of the Runablaze Iowa athletes, old blazing news & All-Time Iowa Records.

Runablaze Iowa team athletes are sponsored by:
GOLD ($1,000+ yearly contribution) - Bix 7, Dam to Dam, Fitness Sports, Fleet Feet (Davenport), IMT Des Moines Marathon, GetMeRegistered & Living History Farms Race

SILVER ($500+ yearly contribution) - Runner’s Flat, Drake Relays road race, Pink Gorilla Events

BRONZE ($250+ yearly contribution) - Capital Striders, Fifth Season, Sturgis Falls, Midnight Madness, Capital Pursuit, Iowa Running Company (Cedar Rapids), Corridor Running Club, RipRoar Events
And now for the News

Phil Young won the 5k in 16:31 and Ben Lloyd won the 5 mile in 28:19 at the Run with Carl race (Sept. 3, Bettendorf).

Nate Hopp won the 10k at the NewBo Run (Sept. 2, Cedar Rapids) in 33:30.  Susie Duke was 3rd women in the Half-Marathon, going through the 10k in 42:41.

Sevcik brothers ran early season cross country meets . . . Tim was 18th at the Hawkeye Invitational 6k 18:59 (Aug. 31, Iowa City) and JP was 3rd at the Central-Dutch Invitational 6k 20:30 (Aug. 31, Pella).

Stan Linton won the Prairie Fest 5k (Aug. 25, Huxley) by almost 4 minutes in 15:06.

* Cross country meets abound in every corner of Iowa for the next few months.  Runablaze Iowa runners were former top prep and state xc champions  . . . fast forward these same runners can often be found coaching high school runners.  The season cumulates for Runablaze Iowa at the USATF club xc championship, this year in Spokane, WA on December 8.

* BIG marathons are also on tap during the fall - biggies like Chicago (Oct. 7) and New York (Nov. 4).  Closer to home IMT Des Moines (Oct. 21), Quad Cities (Sept. 23) and Twin Cities (Oct. 7).

* Check out nextleveliowa.com and Lance Bergeson’s DM Register blog featuring a lot more in the Iowa running world.

* All-time records at http://www.runablaze.com/#/records . . . and more - - Dam to Dam, Sturgis Falls, Fifth Season, Midnight Madness, Living History Farms and Capital Pursuit.  Updates are appreciated.

About Runablaze Iowa - Runablaze Iowa athletes are based throughout Iowa.  Formed in 2006, the purpose of the team is to improve post-collegiate Iowa distance running. Major Iowa running specialty stores, Iowa races and Iowa runners at those races support Runablaze Iowa.

President: Ben Jaskowiak
Secretary: Robyn Friedman
Treasurer: Tim Ives
At Large: Erin Moeller & Jason Flogel
Team Manager: Cal Murdock, 515-274-5379, calmurdock@earthlink.net


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