Monday, May 23, 2011

Memorial Weekend Store Hours

In observance of the Memorial Day Holiday, we will be closing early on Saturday, May 28th & Monday May 30th. We will be open from 10:00am - 4:00pm. Stop on by, we'd love to see you! Enjoy the weekend!

Race report from May 21st & 22nd

Aaron Saft won the Scenic City Trail Marathon on Sat. in a time of 2:47:44 in Chattanooga, TN.

Kate Seng ran the Ramble Run 12k a few weeks back in a time of 1:10:21. Great job Kate!

Raylene Morrow was 2nd in her age group at the Falafel 5k and also the Hope 4, 4-mile race in Greeneville, TN. Keep it up!

Rebecca Mayernick ran the Fast Track 5k in Piedmont, SC on Saturday in 21:09, 4th woman overall. She was 1st in her age group. Nice!

Dennis Duffy ran the Weight Watchers 5k at Fletcher Park on Sunday in 24:40. Way to go - it was a hot one!

Friday, May 20, 2011

National Run Day 5k Blackjack Run June 1



June 1 at Fletcher Park

Race @ 6:30pm

Preregister at Foot Rx Running Asheville

Registration starts at 5:30pm under pavilion

Cost: minimum $5 donation

Race will be timed & run in a Blackjack 5k format

Blackjack Format:

You will receive a card at registration, a card at an aid station, and a card at the finish (if you so choose). However many people hit 21 will split the pot (based on # of registrants). Awards will be gift certificates from Foot Rx Running Asheville.

Questions, e-mail

Mountain Sports Festival 5k

Mountain Sports Festival
5K – May 28, 2011

1 mile 8:30 a.m. 5k 9 a.m.

I wish to participate in (check one) - 5k ____________ 1 mile__________

First Name ____________________________________________________________________

Last Name____________________________________________________________________

Street Address _________________________________________________________________

City _______________________________ State ______________ Zip Code _______________

Phone: (___) _______-_____________ Email ________________________________________

Birth date (month/day/year) _____/_____/_______ Age on Race Day (5/28/11)_____________

Sex – M________F________ T-shirt – S________M________L________XL________

Entry Fees:
$20 for 5k race until 5/27 $25 Race Day $___________
$7 for 1 mile race $___________

Race limited to 350 participants.
Make checks payable to RA Running and mail to:
18 Dunkirk Rd
Asheville, NC 28803

Liability waiver and release: Upon acceptance of my entry, I, for myself, my heirs and assigns, hereby release the sponsors, officials and volunteers of the Mountain Sports Festival 5K road race and the Mountain Sports Festival, City of Asheville and RA Running from any and all liability arising from illness, injury or death I may suffer as a result of my participation in this event. I attest that I am physically able and have sufficiently trained for this demanding event and am aware that participation in this event could result in physical injury. Should officials determine that completion of the event would be injurious to my health, I consent to be removed from the event and treated by designated medical personnel. No wheeled vehicles or pets allowed.

I agree to accept the decisions of the officials as final.

Signature ___________________________________________________date__________________

Signature of guardian if under 18______________________________________date___________

To register go to or Contact Randy Ashley at or 828-280-0439.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Next Trail Workout May 26th

Thursday May 26th at 6pm will be our next trail workout. We will once again meet at the Hardtimes Trailhead.

Workouts are as follows:

Active Warm-Up
Jog to South Ridge (~1.25 miles uphill)

Advanced Workout:
20 minute tempo run (10 mins out & 10 back)

Beginner Workout:
12 minute tempo run (6 mins out & 6 back)

Every one:
Cool down back to parking area.

There will be water at the parking area, but we recommend carrying water with you for the workout!

Questions, e-mail

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Race Report from May 14-15

Melissa McCulloch ran the Kiwanis 15k at the Arboretum on Sunday and won her age group(55-59) in a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. Jesse Warren also ran & placed 13th overall & 1st in his 50-54 age group. Dennis Duffy was 37th overall out of 118 and 3rd in his age group in a time of 1:22:04.

Lynn Rapp ran the Falafel 5k on Sunday and finished around 35 minutes. Welcome back to the world of racing Lynn! Aaron Kolk won the race in 16:05. Jeff Carnivale ran 20:20 which was a PR and placed 12th overall. Lynn Ray ran 28:35 and finished 3rd in her age group.

Ali Moore ran the Ramble 12k last weekend and finished in 1:34, confirming the fact that the hills on the course "were no joke!" Mary Koppenheffer ran 28:35 and finished 3rd in her age group for the Ramble 5k.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Race Report from May 7 & 8

Shawn Bagley finished his first marathon at the New River Marathon. He finished in 30th place with a time of 3:38. Congrats man!

The following is a race report from Ambassador (Lynn) Rapp:
"A good time was had by all at the Ramble Run. I ran the 5K with my Mission Hospital beginners. I traded my Foot Rx logo for a Mission Possible tech shirt at the last minute. (The prison jumpsuit orange was more visible.) I'm not sure how many did the race, but they all finished, and I believe the last one came in around 45 minutes. One overachiever did the 12K, two are Warrior Dashing next week, and a couple are planning for Cooper River. I am so proud of them!"

Also in the Ramble 12k was Jeff Carnivale who finished in 54:02, 41st overall and 7th in his age group. Keelin Schneider finished in an awesome time of 49:54. Melissa McCulloch finished in 1:16. Lynn Ray finished in 1:14. Greg Walker finished in 1:02:53.

Don McMahill participated in the Smokey Mountain Sr. Games Wednesday in Cherokee, NC. We was 1st in his age group in the 5000 meter racewalk, in a time of 33:35.

Don McMahill placed first in his age division at the Ramble Run 5K on Saturday. Dan Mason finished his first 5k in a long time at the Ramble. Great to see you back Dan!

Curtis Rowe doubled this past weekend. He ran Ran the Swamp Rabbit 5k in Travelers Rest, SC and finished 7th overall out of 3507 finishers in 18:04. Then the Pacolet area Conservancy "Run For The Hills 5k" in Columbus, NC. He was 1st overall in 20:54.

Raylene Marrow is back in action after a stress fracture layoff. She ran the Relay for Life in Johnson City and was the 3rd Overall Female in 25:09. Raylene also did Running with the Wildcats 5K and was 1st in her age group in 27:33.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Race Report April 30-May 1

Pictured is Don McMahill with Beginning Runner's Class from Cheshire Fitness Club displaying their awards after the May Day 5K in Morganton.

Todd Gothberg ran the Flying Pigs Marathon in Cincinnati, OH in 3:19:22, & took 145th.

Karen Ostergaard was the first female at the Vance Rocket Run on Saturday. Glad to see you racing healthy again Karen! Shawn Bagley ran 19:36 & placed 5th overall.

At Mainstay Mountain Medley 10 Miler, Aaron Saft was 1st overall in 54:42, Dave Workman was 2nd overall in 1:01 & Curtis Rowe was 4th overall in 1:04:03. Duncan Sharrits was 2nd in his age group & 15th overall. Rebecca Mayernick was 19th overall, 5th in her age group in a time of 1:16:18. Cullen Hicks was 1st in her age group 55 – 64 in a time of 1:19. Melissa McCulloch was third in her age group(55-64). Lynn Ray finished 1:44:01.

In the Mainstay Mountain Medley 5k, Andy Brouwer was 3rd overall & 1st in his age group (25-34) in a time of 19:23.

Don McMahill raced walked the May Day 5K, Morganton, NC - 37:00 & was 5th in his age group.

Dennis Duffy ran the Spring into Action 8k at Fletcher Park Sunday afternoon. His time was 35:57 and he was 1st Masters.

Ali Moore sent in the following race report:
"I forgot to let you know that I participated in the USMC Mud Run down in Columbia, SC several weeks ago. Our team of 4 girls, the Dirty Blondes, came in at 1:54:10. Not too bad for 5 miles and 34 obstacles. Our time would have been better but we got caught up on the course during a thunderstorm and had a 15 minute delay that wasn't factored into our time. I'm hoping to do it again in the fall. Great fun and I highly recommend it!"