Monday, September 6, 2010

September Events in the MN Running Community

There are a number of special events–besides road, trail and cross country races–going on this September in the Minnesota running community.

On Sunday, September 12, Kevin Brochman and Cary Kangas are hosting a speedgolf tournament to benefit the Cynthia Schroeder Brochman Memorial Scholarship fund at Saint Olaf College. Brochman was an active member of the Minnesota running, snowshoe racing and cross country skiing communities. She also enjoyed golf and volleyball. The Bob-n-Broc' Speedgolf Tournament is an especially appropriate honor because it combines two of the activities Brochman was passionate about: running and golf.

Later in the evening (6:30 p.m.) on Sunday, September 12, USATF-MN will host its annual meeting at Broadway Pizza in Minneapolis. All USATF Minnesota members 18 years of age or older are encouraged to attend and participate. The Annual Meeting will feature the election of officers (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer) for the upcoming year. There will be a free pizza buffet for all USATF Minnesota members in attendance.

On Saturday, September 25 there will be a fundraiser for Colin Farbotko. He is a Minnesota triathlete, runner, skier and web designer. Farbotko, a former board member for MDRA, is battling ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.) "A benefit thingy for Colin & Marney" is a fundraiser to help remodel the home of Farbotko and his wife, Marney, to make it wheelchair accessible. The event will be a walk starting at the Lake Harriet bandshell with a BBQ to follow. Additional donations are encouraged.

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