The long range forecast?  Speed!

The weather gods have rewarded our Good Clean Living with near perfect conditions for you at the Rust Buster 5K on January 5th.  Low above freezing and high in the mid 40s.  Your best opportunity to Run to Your Potential.  It will also be a Grand Day for me as I celebrate dad’s 87th birthday!  Born  in 1932, growing up in the heart of the Great Depression.  One of America’s last Real Cowboys.  My hero.

We’ve started crafting our elite field for America’s Marathon-Valley 7 Lakes.  The response has been robust.  The Right Marathon at the Right Time with the Right Course.  Usual hubris pushing me to the stump, I’ll suggest today that we will see new State Records for both men and women’s marathon.  And quite possibly the half as well.  A gathering of some of the most serious and talented runners in America bolstering my spirits.

Our elite entry standards were announced yesterday.  Standards based on and geared towards National Class talent.  Co Race Director Linda Kunasek having major input, her 10 years as USATF Women’s LDR Athlete Development Chair a big asset.
10K- 32:00
Half Marathon- 1:10:00
26.2- 2:30:00

10K- 38:00
Half Marathon- 1:25:00
26.2- 3:00

Our Elite Amenities Package similarly based on over 20 years experience working with America’s top athletes.  Taking a little bit from this race, a little bit from that race, adding a couple of new twists, and Viola!  Nothing more important though than the course, of course.  We’ve also offered the package to our Nebraska athletes, reaching out to the Lincoln Running Company Racing leadership,offering some  of our homegrown talent the chance to run Freaky Fast.