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Running in the USA Newsletter - March 8, 2010

Dear Runner,

This week's newsletter features Pi Run, Races This Week, Great Midwest Marathon, and Artic Orienteering Club

Race Spotlight
OK fellow math nerds, this one is for us:

Pi Run Pi Run
March 14, 2010
3.14 Mile Run
Cambridge, MA

  • Entry fee is $15.92 - very cute!
  • 3.14 mile run along the Charles River
  • Everyone who runs gets a piece of pie
  • Register by March 9, and get a bandana too.
  • Benefits the Faith Kitchen, and Faith Lutheran Church
Races This Week: March 8 - 14, 2010

Inaugural Marathon Spotlight
Blue Ridge Marathon Great Midwest Marathon and Endurance Festival
Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay
May 30, 2010
Elkhart Lake, WI

The festival is a collection of running, cycling, inline skating and mountain biking’s finest endurance events located in the heart the Midwest. The concept of the festival is to bring endurance athletes of many different sports together in one place where they can experience a unique camaraderie, the essence of sport, and the feeling of true accomplishment… crossing the finish line. Come to the festival and experience GREAT events, multisport camaraderie, breathtaking countryside and nightly entertainment. Experience more than just another race.

The Great Midwest Marathon and Half Marathon is a truly unique and exciting experience that finishers can be proud of. The challenging course starts in celebratory fashion in the heart of downtown Elkhart Lake before leading participants on the journey ahead. The certified course tours from town to town, through Wisconsin’s beautiful country side, past historic sites, and over hills reminiscent of Boston. The half marathon is a point to point run starting at the Wade House historical site and finishing in the same location as the marathon and other festival events making for an action packed experience.

Other endurance events include:
  • inline marathon
  • 12 hour mountain bike challenge
  • Tour of Elkhart Lake cycling race
Club Website Spotlight:
Actic Orienteering Arctic Orienteering
Anchorage, AK

The Arctic Orienteering Club sponsors about 20 events a year from May - September in and around the Anchorage, AK area.

Orienteering is the sport of cross country navigation using map and compass. To some it is a competitive race while to others it is a chance to get out and explore the countryside, challenge the mind, and enjoy the company.

Best club website in Alaska

What we like:
If you don't know what orienteering is, this is a great place to start. Their FAQ introduces and explains the sport of orienteering.
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