Cocoa Power: Kona Chocolate Run Recap

Just how powerful is chocolate? Witness the following. 7:00 a.m. in downtown Plymouth, MI. 26 degrees and dull gray sky. Sensible people are still in bed or enjoying breakfast and coffee in a warm location. And yet over 5,200 people are standing outside, shivering in Spandex, gloves, and beanies, waiting to begin a 10K or …

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Joy and Subterfuge: Wicked Halloween Run Recap

I WAS SURROUNDED BY SUPERHEROES, monsters, and even a refrigerator, but what impressed me most was a nine-year-old girl. Last Sunday I paced the Wicked Halloween 10K, one of the races put on by the Kona Running Company. I enjoy pacing their events for many reasons - the large turnout, the cool shirts, a great …

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The Perils of Pacing: Race Recap, ShamRock ‘n Roll

KARMIC RETRIBUTION. That must be it. As payback for my perfect-weather Dances With Dirt race last week in Florida, Nature turned the polar vortex back on for this morning's ShamRock 'n Roll 10K. In another tweak of cruel irony, the race is part of the Kona Running series - hardly a name that evokes sub-zero …

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Kona Run Recap: Cocoa Power

An event that combines running and chocolate? Sounds darn near perfect to me. No way I was going to miss Sunday's inaugural Kona Chocolate Run in Plymouth. And it was over 60 degrees at race time. T-shirts and shorts in late November! Who cares if it rained a little? +++ The final turnout was over …

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