Goat Ramblings about Run Woodstock…
I’m sure many of you dream up ideas for a new running event you would someday like to put on, the kind of race you personally would love to run in … Or is it only me that has this problem? Fortunately, I have an event company with a great staff of obsessed event put-er-on-er types that I can throw my ideas off … And then, put the dreams to reality, if they let me … and they did!
So Run Woodstock was born, 3 days of peace, love, music and running, or should I say 3 days of running, which we love, and the peace that it brings. OK, admitted, I’m an old hippie at heart, I was only a kid when Woodstock took place but the sounds and sights of that mellow era are favorites of mine. Put on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album, De JA Vu and if it makes you smile, you will definitely want to join us at runwoodstock.com
When a member of our staff suggested putting on Michigan’s only 100 mile run (Yikes!) and we discussed the logistics and all it would take put on a 100 mile run and the fact that we’d be out at the park all weekend it rekindled a spark of an idea of an event I had been hashing over for some time, Run Woodstock. What I pictured was a weekend of running, kind of a 3 day running camp with the addition of some great classic rock bands. Instead of a race you fit into your weekend, it would be a weekend centered completely on running. The idea of a 100 mile race seemed a good fit, heck; we’ll need to be there all weekend anyway. The result has been pure magic, far more than the sum of our ideas …
We offer every event distance imaginable for the Run Woodstock weekend, allowing people to pick and choose, making the event weekend they need to set their soul free!
There seems to be two main themes to Run Woodstock, those coming to take on the challenge of a seriously long run in a far out supportive environment created by all that goes on at Run Woodstock,
and those who are attracted to the idea of a weekend of multiple trail runs, music, hikes, yoga, and perhaps putting in the most miles ever ran in a weekend or the most events they have ever done in 3 days!
Run Woodstock offers a wide range of professionally timed event distances. Running Fit and the roadies of Run Woodstock take each of these events seriously and have great respect for the personal challenge each of you choose. Whether you enter the 100 mile, 100k, 50 mile, 50K, marathon, half marathon or 5 mile, you can expect a first class race experience. When you enter any of these runs or camp with us, we throw in fun organized runs that include the Friday night 5k, Saturday night 5K/10k and Sunday morning 5 mile. Not to mention, yoga, a hippy hike to Hell and the option to get in some natural miles.
We hope you join us at the Hell Creek Commune and release your inner hippy as we run, listen to great music, hang out around the campfire, go for moonlight swims, and escape reality for a while. We need this.
The Head Goat