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Steves Run



STEVE'S RUN:  THE ORIGINAL 5K/10K
ROAD AND TRAIL RACE
IN DOWAGIAC, MICHIGAN

Coach Ron Gunn's original Road and Trail race.
This course remains a classic for serious
and casual runners to challenge
themselves in the late July heat.
 
[2013 was the last year Coach Gunn served as Race Director.]

A
 
Southwestern Michigan College

community event since 2014.
2015-NEW RACE COURSE;
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL START AT SMC
HIGHLIGHTS:  5k IS NOW A TRAIL COURSE 

RACE WEB SITE

 [Steve's Run - SMC]

RON GUNN WILL MC 44th STEVE'S RUN

 2018 INTERVIEW 

A great interview of Coach Gunn
Many may not know the rich history
and evolution of this icon race.



PRE-2014 RACE ARCHIVE BELOW 

 
Inspirational Message   Sample T-Shirt   Coach Gunn Award   History 


2013 5k & 10k:  South Bend Tribune       Leader Publications    2013 Photos 


Hal Higdon Comments


RESULTS
ACTIVE.COM

2008 Inside the 10k Race Photos
Taken while running the 10k race

2012 and Earlier Videos
MICHIGANRUNNER.TV

Yves Francois 2008

Ice Fest 2005

WINTER FUN IN DOWAGIAC, MI

Ice Carving - 2hrs in 2 min.'s  

 
 

EACH YEAR A UNIQUELY DESIGNED T-SHIRT IS AWARDED TO PARTICIPANTS

   

Coach Gunn has traditionally read this inspirational
message at each race just before the starting bell:


"Although the course set before you is tough and full of challenge, life can be much tougher.

Today's race celebrates the life and memory of Steve Briegel. Many runners and walkers entered in today's event didn't know Steve. However, I am sure that every participant has known someone who possessed the same courage, determination and love of live that Steve did.

Prior to the start of today's race, there will be a few moments of silence to reflect on the beauty of these people. Then a bell will sound. Run and walk your race to win!

All cancer survivors are wearing special shirts. We salute these special survivors!"



 
  
2013: COACH GUNN GIVEN AWARD FOR
40+ YEARS PROMOTING COMMUNITY FITNESS


2013:  Gunn Girls Finish 10k Smiling!

Sarah & Emily Gunn
[Photo Courtesy of South Bend Tribune]





VISITORS SINCE JUNE 1, 2011