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Racewalking 101

A 1-hour introduction to racewalking - Details & Handout.

Offered once each month on the Third Monday of the month from April to September.

6:30 pm-7:30 pm at Como Lake, Saint Paul. We meet on the path in front of the waterfall, between the two parking lots that are on the east side of Lexington Ave. It lasts about an hour..

Cost: $5

 

Unjudged Racewalking Events

You can racewalk in almost any running road race you see advertised. You may not get any special recognition or award, but passing some slower runners near the finish feels pretty darn good. Charities Challenge always has a racewalk division in their road events.

 

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                   2016 Minnesota Judged Racewalking Events

     

Outdoor Season

Date Distance

               Event Summary

24 April
Sunday
5k judged racewalk

+ 5k run + 5k walk

TCRW Spring Fling 5km Race Walk

No Entry Form -- No Entry Fee -- Meet at Bruegger's Bagels, 4953 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  The course is around Lake Harriet, but please come to Bruegger's Bagels before 8am.We will leave Bruegger's promptly at 8am to walk to the course start. This is a target time event - the goal being to finish the 5km in exactly 45 minutes. You may start at any time after the clock starts. You may not wear a watch. We will video you walking near the end of the 5k. You will be able to see the video afterwards at Bruegger's. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355.

May 21, 2016
Saturday
marathon/half/50km

judged racewalk, nordic walk, walk & other styles

We Walk! Marathon, Half Marathon and 50km

also USATF/MN 50km Race Walking Championships

Start 7am. Contact info@walkonmn.org Location: Lake Wobegon Regional Trail, St. Joseph, MN 56374

4-5 June
Saturday Sunday
24 hour Centurion judged walk

+ 6 hr + 12 hr + 24 hr walks

FANS 24 Hour

One of the few chances each year to get a US Centurion badge. Can you walk 100 miles or 100km in 24 hours? Enter thru the FANS 24 Hour web site. Please send an e-mail or call Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355 if you are going to attempt a Centurion. Start: 8am. Location: Snelling Lake, Fort Snelling State Park, MN (just south of MSP airport)

5 June

Sunday

5000m judged racewalk

+ track & field events

Minnesota Open & Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championship

Check http://usatfmn.org for event details.USATF membership required. Contact: Mark Krug (612) 209-7772 . Location: 400m Outdoor track at Hamline University, 1536 Taylor Ave, Saint Paul, MN

10 July

Sunday

10k judged racewalk

+ 5k judged racewalk

+ 5k & 10k run

+ 5k & 10k walk

TCRW July 5km & 10km Race Walk

also USATF/MN 10km Race Walking Championships

Start 7:30am. Entry Form. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355. Location: the Gateway Trail along Frost Ave in Maplewood. Park in the trail access at Flicek Park on the north side of Frost Ave.

14 August

Sunday

5k & 10k judged racewalk

+ 5k & 10k run

+ 5k & 10k walk

TCRW August 5km & 10km Race Walk

Start 6:30am. Entry Form. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355. Location: the Gateway Trail along Frost Ave in Maplewood. Park in the trail access at Flicek Park on the north side of Frost Ave.

11 September

Sunday

1 hour judged racewalk

+ 1 hour run + 1 hour walk

TCRW September 1hr Race Walk

also USATF/MN 1hr Racewalking Championships

Start 7:30am. Entry Form. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355. Location: Outdoor Track at St. Paul Academy,  Wheeler Street and Juno Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

16 October

Sunday

20k judged racewalk

+ 5k/10k/15k judged racewalk

+ 5k/10k/15k/20k run

+ 5k/10k/15k/20k walk

TCRW October 5km, 10km, 15km & 20km Race Walk

also USATF/MN 20km Racewalking Championships

Start 7:30am. Entry Form. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355. Location: the Gateway Trail along Frost Ave in Maplewood. Park in the trail access at Flicek Park on the north side of Frost Ave.

6 November

Sunday

5k judged racewalk

+ 5k run

+ 5k walk

TCRW Fall Fling 5km Race Walk

No Entry Form -- No Entry Fee -- Meet at Bruegger's Bagels, 4953 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN  The course is around Lake Harriet, but please come to Bruegger's Bagels before 8am. This is a handicap event. Bring your best 5km time for this season, and we will compute your handicap.We will leave Bruegger's promptly at 8am to walk to the course start. We will video you walking near the end of the 5k. You will be able to see the video afterwards at Bruegger's. Contact: Bruce Leasure 651-330-9355.

     
Indoor Season
USATF/MN puts an indoor track and field meets Dec-Mar of each year.

Please see their web site, http://usatfmn.org, for details.
Winter Season 2015-2016 dates are
Saturday, December 19, 2015 - USATF Minnesota All Ages Indoor Track & Field Meet #1, Bethel University, Saint Paul
Sunday, January 3, 2016 - USATF Minnesota All Ages Indoor Track & Field Meet #2, Bethel University, Saint Paul
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - USATF Minnesota All Ages Indoor Track & Field Meet #3, Bethel University, Saint Paul
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - USATF Minnesota All Ages Indoor Track & Field Meet #4, Bethel University, Saint Paul
Sunday, March 13, 2016 - USATF Minnesota Indoor Track & Field Championships, University of Minnesota Field House, Minneapolis




Other Events
2016

Minnesota Senior Games  May 19- 22, 2016  http://www.mnseniorgames.com
Iowa Senior Games June 8-12, 2016  http://www.iowaseniorgames.org

2016 USA Masters Indoor T&F Championships  March 4-6, 2016, Albuquerque, NM.
2016 USA Masters Outdoor T&F Championships  July 14-17, 2016, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI.


2017
2017 World Masters Games   April 21-30, Aukland, New Zealand

 


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