THE 55th TURKEY TROT IS
RESCHEDULED to SAT MAR 11
due to NOV snow on trails
AS THE LUCKY TURKEY 10k/5k
28 Age Groups, Laser Cut Wood Awards, All Trail & Cool Tech Custom Shirt
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FRIDAY, JULY 14, 2023
Coach Ron Gunn's original Road and Trail race which he founded and directed for over 40 years. This race has returned to it's traditional road and trail course with its start and finish in downtown Dowagiac.
Since 2014 directed by
OCTOBER 14, 2023
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REGISTRATION OPEN SOON
Coach Gunn was an outstanding collegiate Cross-Country coach who trained 136 All Americans and eight NJCAA national championship teams.
His adult training includes 100's who successfully ran their first marathon (Honolulu) or to day-hike a marathon distance at unique locations worldwide.
His passion is coaching adults to greater fitness levels and reward them with unique hiking adventures.
His motto: "Showing really cool people the world!"
Coaches, Hal Higdon and Ron Gunn developed a successful progressive overload marathon training program. Hal went international and Ron stayed local
forming a running club for those who took his running classes at SMC. For decades the group traveled to run races or to see the world. Club members bonded such that after more than 45 years the MNRC (Monday Night Running Club) still meets to walk in fellowship, to stay fit and will welcome new members. [Questions about MNRC contact Thom@CairnStoneTours. com]
Roadrunner Trails &
Coach Gunn invite you to start the new year on a fitness note. For over 40 years he has offered this Hawaiian Fantasy Run/Walk
and potluck fellowship
All donations will support
Elks Veterans Charity
2023 NEW LOCATION
Dowagiac Elks Lodge
300 Riverside Drive
(Riverside & Hill St.)
How to get your T-Shirt from a race you missed attending or registered too late:
Coach Gunn usually makes uncollected shirts available at the next race event and sometimes by special arrangements. If you would like to get your shirt sooner mail to him a large self-addressed prepaid Priority Mail envelope,
include your name, race info and shirt size.
Coach Ron Gunn, 142 Conifer Trail, Dowagiac, MI 49047
COURSE MAPS & FLIERS: Sandhill Crane & Dowagiac Turkey Trot/Lucky turkey, Aloha Fantasy Run/Hike
2021 Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon video.
Carter Sheline interviews Coach Gunn about the 2021 races.
2020 Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon, 10k & 5k. Staggered starts for social distancing and a safe event for all. A Coach Gunn invovation.
2019 Sandhill Crane All Trail half Marathon video.
2017 Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon video.
2017 Sandhill Crane All Tail 10K video.
2017 Sandhill Crane All Trail 5k video.
2016 Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon video.
2016 Sandhill Crane All Trail 10K video.
2016 Sandhill Crane All Trail 5k video.
2015 Sandhill Crane All Trail Half Marathon video.
2015 Sandhill Crane All Trail 5k video.
2013 Sandhill Crane All Trail race video by Larry Sawyer while running the trails in this race.
Half marathons continue to grow nationally in the USA and globally. HalfMarathonSearch.com
is a simplistic half marathon calendar currently featuring a half marathon schedule listing of half marathons 2020 and listing of half marathons 2021 in the USA.
RunSignup is the leading all-in-one platform for endurance and fundraising events including Coach Gunn events;
Sandhill Crane All Trail 1/2 Marathon, 10k & 5k
Turkey Trot 10k & 5k (Dowagiac, MI)
Thank you ATRA for listing and promoting our Sandhill Crane All Trail race.
Whether hiking or running marathon distances require the right shoe and proper fit. Coach Gunn has long promoted the need for a good "boot fitter." He recommends the Fleet Feet Mishawaka store in his training lectures. The staff is knowledgeable and their in-stock shoe selection is very good. And he appreciates the discount offered to his training team members.
Thank you to RunMichigan.com for listing our all trail races.
Thank you to Race Play Michiana for listing Coach Ron Gunn events year after year. The local source of events for all runners in the Michiana area.
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