COACH RON GUNN'S RUNNING & WALKING EVENTS

ALOHA FANTASY RUN/WALK

SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

ALOHA FANTASY RUN/WALK

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 JANUARY 1

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 

STEVE'S RUN TRAIL RACE

SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

ALOHA FANTASY RUN/WALK

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 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

 Southwestern Michigan College  


Coach Gun continues to support 

the spirit of this event for student scholarships and cancer research.


SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

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 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]

HIKE FOR HAITI

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

SANDHILL CRANE ALL TRAIL HALF,10k,5k

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 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

 Lemon Creek Winery 


TURKEY TROT

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

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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]

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

ABOUT COACH RON GUNN

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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.