Social Distance Start
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. Special course in Dowagiac this year takes you past 15 sculptures and 2 historic mansions. No potluck lunch for your safety. [Get Flier]
All donations will support
St. Paul's Food Bank.
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.
NOTE: RunSignUp registration for the SMC virtual event is closed. Donations can be made at sign in for the Retro Course on Saturday, August 1.
FUND RAISER FOR HAITI NURSING SCHOOL
Saturday, October 30 & 31
Walk or Jog for a great cause
on a great course.
Staggered Starts: TBA
Donations only (no reg. fee)
Show up, Sign in, Enjoy the 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
NOV 17, 2020
POSTPONED, NOT VIRTUAL
Our 2020 Dowagiac Turkey Trot has been postponed and renamed; Shamrock Turkey Trot!
It will run on
Saturday, March 20, 2021.
Complete details have been emailed to everyone now registered. UPDATES are posted here and on RunSignUp.
It is very important to keep everyone safe and your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
Coach Gunn loves this course. The course is available for a practice run on your own February 20 & 21, 2021. Use button below for memo with details. Fire Up!
Coach Gunn was a collegiate track coach who trained 136 All Americans and eight NJCAA national championship teams,
and has coached several hundred chronologically enhanced adults to succeed with completing a marathon or a marathon-like hike. Many were graduates of his early Marathon running classes at SMC.
After more than 40 years the MNRC
still meets on Monday to run or walk
in fellowship and to stay fit and always welcome new members.
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.
COURSE MAPS: Sandhill Crane & Dowagiac Turkey Trot
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.
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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.