Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Year's Day Run and Saturday's Run

Greg finished the basement!!! So this year we will be running our New Year's Day run from his house!

7:00 am - at Greg's House 1409 Pinecone Rdg

Please feel free to bring something to pass.


Saturday's run will be the Cemetery Run - park here - route here

7:00 am - Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Boxing Day Run!! 12-26-15

This Saturday we will be running off all those Christmas cookies consumed over the week!

The chosen run is Panera Route (park here)....Coffee will of course be at Panera! 7:00am

See you all on Saturday and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

December 19th!!! Christmas is right around the corner!

Sunny and cold is the forecast for Saturday....the lake should look beautiful!

Therefore Wrath of the Aged (AKA Park View- Park here

Coffee will be at Red Onion

Start time is same as always -- 7:00 am

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

12-12-15 run

Did you see the weather for Saturday?!?! It is mid December and no s***!!!

We are going to do the Culver's Run! park here 7:00 am

Coffee will be at Panera.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

December 5th -- Jingle Bell!!

This Saturday the group is participating in the Jingle Bell Run!!

We will be at Razor this year and the start time is at 9:30 am...plan to be there early since the Kids race starts at 9am!! Details for the location and times can be found here.

For anyone else that may not be participating in the Jingle Bell -- it was decided that you will be running 90th St (AKA West Lawn Run) - 7:00am start with coffee to follow at Panera!

Wishing everyone a safe run!

See you Saturday!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 28th

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

I hope that you all survived your Turkey Trot, your family, and Black Friday and are ready to run on Saturday!!

We will be downtown at an old favorite: Lake Ave Run (FKA: The Towers Run)

7:00am as usual and please park here.

Coffee will be at Red Onion

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Saturday, November 21st

At coffee we decided to run the Northside Bike trail to try to get it in before the snow flies....well it looks like we are doing this right on time as the weather forecast calls for snow on Saturday afternoon!!!

7:00 AM
Northside Bike Trail (park here)

Coffee: Mocha Lisa

Did you sign up for Jingle Bell yet? link here

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

This week's run...

We will be running Regency West this week! Park here - Route here

7:00 AM is run time -- 8:15 AM is coffee time (Panera!)

Don't forget we have a Jingle Bell team so click here to sign up!!

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

November 7th Run/Walk

Looks like we are in for cool temps and some wind on Saturday but it is fall so what else would we really expect?!?

I've been told that we are running the Cemetery Run this week. Route is here.

Please be sure we park to the west of CVS -- here.

The group will begin at 7:00 AM.

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

This Saturday is Halloween (Run)!

At this point Weather Channel says that it will rain...maybe (lets hope not!)

We will run Wrath of the Aged (AKA Park View- Park here

Coffee will be at Red Onion

Normal 7:00 am start time

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 24th run

The colors should be nice for this weeks run....Colonial Park...Park here...Route here.

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Saturday, October 12, 2015

Heading to Kenosha this week!!

Location: Parkside - park here

I've confirmed with Parkside that there are no meets this weekend so we should be fine to run the course if you are so inclined.

Here are a few routes for you to choose: herehere and here.

Coffee will be Panera

Thursday, October 08, 2015

10/12 Run/Walk

This week we will run the Church Run. Please park in the parking lot. Park Here

Coffee will be at Red Onion.

Run at 7 am -- Coffee at 8 am

Thursday, October 01, 2015

This week's run/walk

Wow did the weather change fast and the temps seem to be holding...But it is perfect for running!!!

So come out this Saturday, October 3rd at 7:00am and run the Oakes Trail with us! Park here.

Route here -- additionally there is a trail that runs south/west of Case HS too!!

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September 26, 2015

South-side Bike Trail this Saturday! See you at 7:00AM!!!

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saturday's Run/Walk

This week...the Power Run (Parking is here -- On 7 mile off of Douglas)

Route for this run is here.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

September 12th run/walk

Time to run downtown! Okay, sort of, the CNH Run begins downtown...Please park here and if you wish...try this route.

Coffee will be at Red Onion.

See you all on Saturday!

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Labor Day Weekend Runs

Well it is hard to believe that Labor Day is here already but alas summer is winding down. Soon we will be looking for runs that have some fall colors.

Until then we will proceed as normal!

Saturday - 7:00 AM

90th St Run (West Lawn Run) - Park here

Coffee at Panera


Labor Day Run!!

Monday - 7:00 AM

Oak Leaf Trail - Park here

Coffee TBD after the run

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August 29th Run/Walk

So this week we will do our only unnamed run...if you have a good name for this one please bring it to coffee!!

We will start on 5 1/2 Mile Rd and Charles -- Park Here

The standard route will be a simple out and back to the south - 5 1/2 mile road to 3 mile road -- Map here the alternate route will be up to 6 mile and over to Douglas Ave -- Map here.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This weeks run

Looks like we are in for another beautiful weekend!!

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

7:00am -- Colonial Park - Park here - Route here

Panera for Coffee

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Saturday's Run

This week should be a nice warm run!

Where should we meet? Park here Panera Run!

Is there a standard route? Yes! Two of them Panera Route #1 & Panera Route #2

What time? 7:00 am (unless you plan to run more than an hour)

Coffee? Yes! 8:00 am right there at Panera

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Saturday's Run/Walk

With cross country season right around the corner we thought it would be a good time to head on down to Parkside and either run the course or run in Petrifying Springs.

Please park here

The routes we usually use (including the cross country course) can be found here, here and here.

Coffee will be at Panera.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

7:00 AM - 8/1/15

Summer is finally here! Hope you are all enjoying the weather.

We decided to do the South-side Bike Trail this Saturday. Park here - Route here

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Run/Walk 07.25.15 7:00AM

With this week being rather warm we decided to head toward the lake.

This week's run will be the Lake Ave Run (FKA Towers Run or Dunn Brothers Run) - Park Here

Two routes to choose from - North or South

Coffee will be at Red Onion

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

July 18th run

Well there is a new trail in town! Some of us ran on it a few weeks ago when we did Regency West but the rest of us will get a chance this week...if they wish.

We will be doing Oakes Trail Run - Park here

The new trail runs to the south...across Washington...west in front of Case HS and then south along Case HS West side.

Coffee: Panera


Good Luck to those doing the IronMan 70.3 this weekend!!!


From Jim:

This is for anyone from the group (which includes friends and family) interested in helping out and cheering on some of TRI-ATHLETES from our group (Anne, Colleen, Greg...???). If you can help out all day or any part of the day. ALL the help is MUCH appreciated, by ME and the athletes. 
You can let me know, plus T-shirt sizes. You can go onto the site and sign up via the attachment I received from Kari Dawson.
I will have flyers about the volunteer appreciation dinner at the event. I believe it will be held on Monday night July 20th at 6:00PM at Festival Hall.
As you've done in the past, I have the Prairie CC Team assigned to one volunteer area this year:

Run Aid Station #2
SundayJuly 19
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
**To my knowledge, it is located in the same place as previous years. If this has changed, I will let you know as soon as I know!
Volunteers needed: 25-30 

You will notice above that I have included a volunteer registration link. Ironman prefers that all volunteers register online (and therefore sign the online volunteer participation waiver.)

1)To register online, click on the link.
2) Select your group and shift from the pull-down menu  (i.e. Prairie CC)
3) Enter the password: ironman

Thank You,
Jim Larsen
The Prairie School Cross-Country Coach

Thursday, July 09, 2015

July 11th run/walk

It is July, right?

With a limited group last week there seems to be a bit of confusion as to where this week's run will I will go with the last one I was told (by someone who was there) and we can work it all out at coffee.

Culver's Run -- Meet in the K-mart parking lost near Culvers - map

Coffee at Panera

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Independence Day Run

Let me begin by wishing you all a very happy Independence Day!!
"Spirit of '76". Licensed under Public Domain via Wikipedia

From discussion at coffee this last week it sounds like a few WILL be out for our regular Saturday morning run!!

7:00am -- Colonial Park - Park here - Route here

Coffee TBD

See you all next week!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

This week's run

This Saturday the run will start from here and we will run the North-side Bike Trail. As always we will start our run at 7:00 am and plan to be back at the parking area around 8.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

June 20th - Race Day

This week the group will be running the Lighthouse Run. It did not appear that anyone was running an alternate to this so this will be our weekly run!

Good Luck! We will be meeting at the SW corner of 8th and Lake!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 13

Looks like Saturday will be the coolest day this week!

We will head to the southside and run Regency West - Park here

Meet-up time is 7:00 AM

Coffee will be at Panera

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

This week's run...

...Weather should be decent so lets have some fun and head to the lake front this week - Park View (aka Wrath of the Aged) - Park here

Coffee will be at Red Onion


Hello, my name is Billy Arnold and I help run a youth running club under the Racine Youth Sports umbrella. We started the group last year and we had 44 kids register, and then we consistently had 25 kids at practice at every practice. We had so many people that wanted to join after we started that we have decided to cap our total number at 80 runners this year. Our running club is open to all kids from 9 years old through high school and every level of experience. We really concentrate on making running fun for the kids, and showing them that this is something they can do the rest of their lives. Every practice we warm-up, do some agility drills, then do a run for a certain amount of time, then we do some fun relays or games, and of course we cool down and stretch at the end. This year we will be attending two free track meets put on by the Badgerland Striders in June, and July, and then we will attend the Parkside Summer CC Classic the first weekend in August. Our first practice will be June 8th, and run through the first week of August. We practice from 5:30 to 7:00 3 days each week. Monday is at Pritchard park, Wednesday is at Johnson park, and Thursday is at Lockwood park. We group the kids by ability, and make the groups even according to how many adult team leaders we have, but we also try to make the groups as small as possible. Our biggest concern is having eyes on each and every runner at all times during practice and this is where you might come in. We are asking to see if any of you might be interested in helping with our running club? We have a great group of people on the board, but we are in need of more team leaders to help keep our groups small, and safe. The basic practice layout is already in place. we just need positive, and enthusiastic people to come help spread the fun of running with us. If this sounds like it may be fun to you, please feel free to call me at 262-498-0274 and I can answer any questions that you may have. You can also go and click on the running club tab to see more information about our club.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from some of you.

Billy Arnold
RYS Summer Running Club

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

5-30-2015 7:00 AM

After a very nice week it looks like we are in for a cooler weekend so please come prepared!

This week we meet at Panera(park here)

Panera Route here or if you prefer Route 2

Coffee will be at....hmmm let me think on that for a bit... ;)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Saturday's Run and Memorial Day

Summer is coming, summer is coming, summer is coming...

...just not yet.

This week we will run the Cemetery Run - 7:00 am - please park here - Route

Coffee is TBD

Monday, Memorial Day, 7:00 am, we will run our traditional Memorial Day run - Oak Leaf Trail -- Park here -- Route here

Coffee TBD

This weekend we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedoms -- thank a veteran and their families for their service!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Saturday, May 16th -- Armed Forces Day

This week we will head North and run the Power Run (Parking is here -- On 7 mile off of Douglas)

Route for this run is here.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa

Happy Armed Forces Day!
Armed Forces Day

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

May 9th run/walk

Congrats to all of you that ran the Wisconsin marathon or half last weekend! Here is a pic of a few of our runners:

This week we will be heading to Parkside! Hope those that ran the race last weekend have been stretching!! 

Please Park here.
Parkside 10k Course (here is another GOOD map!!)
Since we are heading down to Parkside/Petrifying Springs please take a minute to check out are a number of races coming up all of them are being held right there!
Last item...Any of you read If you don't you might have missed the article about the world classic Beer Mile coming up in August. What was interesting about it was the photo they used....Anyone recognize this guy?!?!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

May 2nd Run/Walk

This week we will be staring at Park View (aka Wrath of the aged) - please park here

Coffee is TBD (Mocha Lisa or Red Onion? -- VOTE HERE)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Saturday's Run

Summer will be here before we realize it but in the interim we will have to deal with the chilly weather.

This week we will hit an oldie but goodie -- Colonial Park! Park here -- Route here

Coffee will be at Red Onion    Panera

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April 18th

We are going to stick to the theme of the past weeks for a couple more -- trails!

This week we will run Regency West - Park here

7:00 am

Coffee: Panera

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

April 11th run

Looks like Saturday will be a decent day!

Sticking with the theme of the past few weeks we will run another bike trail...looks like we will head downtown and run the CNH Run. Route 

Please be sure to park here.

Coffee will be at Red Onion

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Saturday's Run

Ah...spring is in the air and we are running the bike trails again!! Last week it was the southside and this week North-side Bike Trail (park here). Route is a simple out and back.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa


Rick R. asked me to pass on a couple of items that he thought our group might be interested is an except from his email to me and I hope that you will consider joining him!

"For the last few years I have been heavily involved in the Special Olympics.  This year we are doing a 5K run.  It is May 30th, 9:00 pm, at UW Parkside.   The following week we will be hosting the Law Enforcement Torch Runs. 

We are looking for sponsors.  Attached you will find a flyer which gives a layout of the different sponsorship levels.  Could you share this information with the running club?

The 5K run is going to be a fun event, lights and sirens, a lot of squad cars, fire trucks, glow sticks, even a "jail cell" for photo opportunities, and much more.  I hope to see many of the run group and their children there. 

Thank you

Rick R."

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Saturday's trail?!?

That was the order of the week to run the South Bike Trail and what do we get? Snow! At least it has all melted now.

Starting time is 7:00 am - park here

Coffee will be Panera

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring run 2015!

Looks like the weather is getting better but still a bit chilly at 7:00 am so be sure to come dressed for freezing temps.

We will be meeting here and running the Cemetery Run (route).

Coffee will be at Panera.

A few items we received in the group's mailbox are listed below.


Wisconsin Marathon
price increase on March 15th
Don't wait any longer to sign up for the marathon, half marathon or 5k on
May 2nd in Kenosha, WI. 

Prices will increase on Sunday, March 15th, so register by Saturday night and save a little cash.
We have a lovely, lakefront course that starts in downtown Kenosha
that provides some stunning views of Lake Michigan.
Marathon and half marathon finishers will get our famous Big Cheese Medal and
all runners will receive a ticket for a brat and beer at our Post Race Party. 
The weather is finally getting nicer so it is time to enjoy a long run.

Bring your friends along and you can participate in our new Team Challenge, too! 
Check out all our race info here:

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

This week's run

Wow this has been a great week and it looks like Saturday should be pretty nice too!
So this Saturday's run will be the Panera Run (park here) -- Coffee will be at...Panera.

Hope to see you all at 7am on Saturday

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Saturday's run/walk

This week we will run the Church Run. Please note that parking has changed slightly -- Do NOT park in Jud's lot -- please park in the parking lot to the west. Park Here

Coffee will be at Red Onion.

Run at 7 am -- Coffee at 8 am

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

28th of February

With all this cold weather I'm sure that our selection of 90th St (West Lawn) -park here- will bring sleet and wind!! Alas that is what we are doing this week...lets hope for the best!

Coffee will be at Panera

See you all at 7:00 am for the run and 8:15ish for coffee

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Feb. 21st Run

Wow is it cold out there!

This week we will be near the lake (it should be warmer on Saturday!) -- Lake Ave Run! Park here -- Route here

Coffee will be decided at the run -- we can try Ivanhoe's (full breakfast) or Red Onion (decisions, decisions!!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Saturday Run!!

Looks like we are in for another cold snap on Saturday!

We will be running the Cemetery Run starting at 7:00 am for the bulk of us.

Please be sure to park here.

The route is here.

Coffee...I'm going to say Panera (even though we did not discuss it this week!)

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Saturday's run

This Saturday's run will be the Panera Run (park here) -- Coffee will be at...Panera.

Hope to see you all at 7am on Saturday

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Church Run this Saturday!

Well the weather channel says that Saturday should be a great day with a low of 21 and a high of 35. Lets hope that holds!

This week we will run the Church Run. Please note that parking has changed slightly -- Do NOT park in Jud's lot -- please park in the parking lot to the west. Park Here

Coffee will be at Red Onion.

Run at 7 am -- Coffee at 8 am

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Saturday, January 24th

The last time we ran from the following location we did not have good weather -- knock on wood -- so far it looks okay!

So we will start on 5 1/2 mile road and Charles -- Park Here

The standard route will be a simple out and back to the south - 5 1/2 mile road to 3 mile road -- Map here the alternate route will be up to 6 mile and over to Douglas Ave -- Map here.

Coffee will be at Mocha Lisa -- they have been warned that we will be there and will have extra coffee on.

If we are lucky enough to have good weather we will need to name this route so start thinking about it and we will poll everyone at coffee.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Run for January 17th

Decision was made at coffee (by a small, ice-in-their-veins, core group) that we will run West Lawn - 90th St this week.

Run is at 7:00 am

Coffee is at Panera

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Saturday's run

Well, we have snow and cold temps now...I guess Wisconsin winter is finally here.

This week we will head to the lake...Park View (aka Wrath of the Aged). 7:00 am - Park here

Coffee? YES!  Where? TBD...Red Onion or Mocha Lisa?

CONGRATS to Melissa and Family on their newest addition!! Elliana Kathleen was born on Sunday...6 lbs 7.8 oz and 19.5 inches long.