We invite you to start the new year on a fitness note. For over 40 years Coach Gunn has offered this Hawaiian Fantasy event for runners and walkers. Finishers get leis and are invited to participate in a potluck lunch.
All donations will support
St. Paul's Haiti Nurses fund.
St. Paul's, 306 Courtland, Dowagiac, MI
Coach Ron Gunn's original Road and Trail race which he founded and directed for over 30 years. This course remains a classic for serious and casual runners to challenge themselves in the late July heat.
Since 2014 directed by
Coach Gun continues to support
the spirit of this event for student scholarships and cancer research.
The course is rolling to hilly and involves several wooden bridge crossings, small lakes, meandering streams and scenic sights, including, if you are lucky, Sandhill Cranes.
Awards will be given to the top three
finishers in 15 age groups.
T-shirts are colorful long sleeve performance shirts awarded to all finishers.
Walkers and Hikers are also encouraged to enjoy this neat course for a rewarding experience. [MAP LINK]
FUND RAISER FOR HAITI NURSING SCHOOL
Walk or Jog for a great cause on a great course. (Countryside and vineyards)
Great Wine. Great Fun! (Wine tasting option after)
"I love this course and Lemon Creek Winery's hospitality! " Coach Gunn
Thank you to our hosts
This classic all trail Turkey Trot is celebrating it's 53rd anniversary on the beloved Roadrunner Trails and environs. These beautiful and rustic trails are reminiscent of our earliest Thanksgiving.
The event is being sponsored by the Dowagiac Union High School Athletic Department and is being directed by Coach Ron Gunn.
["The oldest Turkey Trot with the
same race director." Michigan Runner]
Coach Gunn was a collegiate track coach who trained 136 All Americans and eight NJCAA national championship teams,
and has coached several hundreds of chronologically enhanced adults to succeed with completing a marathon or a marathon-like hike. Many graduates of his early Marathon Training classes at SMC.
After more than 40 years the MNRC
still meets on Monday to run or walk
in fellowship and to stay fit.
His passion now is coaching adults to achieve an extraordinary level of fitness
and to guide them to experience incredible remote areas around the world.