Sunday, April 26, 2009

Upcoming Events
Coming up are is the TC Marathon Kids Day event on May 16, 2009 and the Downtown Marathon on May 31. Please check out these events and let us know if you are interested in joining our group. Please register under the NFEndurance team for the downtown race, information is posted in a past blog on this race.
Please share this information with your friends and families.
Get in Gear, April 25, 2009
Our first running event was the Get in Gear, and that took place on Saturday, April 25, 2009. Thank you to all the runners who came out and helped us raised awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF). We had close to 30 people running with our group on Saturday. (Not everyone is in this picture). What a presence we have with such a large group. Thank you for making a difference in your running events! Thankfully the rain held off as well. What a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Get in Gear race information.
Get in Gear is this Saturday, April 25th at Minnehaha park. If you are participating in this event, please meet us at 8:15 am on the North side of the t-shirt tent. We would like to get some group pictures before all the races start.
Please be sure to check the GIG website for packet pick up and parking information. You will not be able to park near the start on race day.
We look forward to seeing all of you on Saturday. Let's hope the rain holds off until everyone is done running.
As always, thank you for coming out and helping us raise awareness for NF! We couldn't do it with out you!
Please leave a message if you have any questions.
See you Saturday!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Hello Fellow NF runners,
Even though we are in the throes of preparation for the Get in Gear on April 25th (26 runners to date!), below is information regarding the Minneapolis Marathon, Half and 5K on May 31st. Please note the referral code, then go to the link and register. Our team goal is 40 runners. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Team NF Endurance should register at: They need to type in the referral code: NFEndurance (This is at the top of the 1st page). Later in the registration process, for Team Affiliation, click "Other". They will then get $.25 off of registration… to confirm that they did register with the correct promotion code. When 40 people register with that promotion code from your team, your team will qualify for a tent at the race village.
Thanks so much!
Murray McCartan

Thursday, April 2, 2009

The NF Endurance Team has joined up with Team Ortho for our training runs on Saturdays. Below is information regarding the upcoming training on April 4, 2009. If you would like to get involved with this group, please contact us as, or leave a message on this post along with a way to get in touch with you.

Dear Runners,
There are now less then 60 days left before the Downtown Marathon/Half Marathon on
May 31st. Our training runs are continuing to get longer as we build up our endurance for the big day. This week the marathon group will be doing a 14 mile run and the half Marathon group will be doing 5 miles. I have decided to keep the meeting location at the same place as last week due to the weather conditions and since most people are familiar with the area, we will also be moving our meeting time to 8:00am.
This week we will meet at the Mill Ruins Park on the west side of the river. We will start by jogging to the actual start line of the marathon and doing the full 5 mile first loop. The marathon group will do two of the upper loops with a little more added on. The Half Marathon group will only need to do the first loop. If you have not been on one of the group training runs yet I highly recommend it. Don't let the bad weather conditions keep you from missing out. Our training group has grown and formed into a very diverse group. We have newbie runners all the way up to veteran marathoners and pace groups ranging from 8:30 mile pace to walkers. There is a great chance that you can find someone here to help motivate you in your training.
Additionally, we will have all the amenities on this run that we have had at the others. There will be a water stop serving Lemon Lime Heed and water at various points in the run. There are bathrooms on the course located in 4 different areas spaced out approximately every 2 miles.

14 miles is a long way to run on a rainy, snowy day but its a lot longer if you do it alone. I hope that you will brave the predicted snow and join me for a good training run.

See you there,

Caleb, Team Ortho

Welcome to the Minnesota NF Endurance Team Blog Page

Welcome to the NF Endurance Team blog spot. I hope that you will check in with us throughout the year to see what events we will be participating in. Look for updates, pictures from events and training information.

Please feel free to leave comments for anyone reading. Looking for someone to train with? Leave a message here. We will try and get you connected with someone. Need information on a race, please leave a message.

We hope that you have a great season, and look forward to seeing you at our events this summer.
Kari Harrison

NF Endurance Team - Minnesota