Thru The Winter 2015

“I want to thank you for presenting this challenge it has been great motivation and I have no doubt that I will be ready for my first half marathon after reaching 300 miles”         -J. Steinmetz


“Thanks for this event, it has been the kickstart we needed to get the new year going in the right direction”      -Katie and Cody


Thanks for the encouragement to “Move-it”!!!    -Janet RaZz


Thanks for having this – I was looking for something to keep me moving.       -Wendy


Thank you for doing this and keeping us motivated thru these “fun” monthesJ!!!     -Shelly B.

I had a fun time running with the group on Sunday. It was my first time running outside this year and it got me motivated to run more outside. I forgot how much I miss it!     -Stella B.
You’ve motivated me to register the miles. I totaled 136 miles in January.
-Carol F.
My miles in January greatly exceeded not only what I signed up for but also what I expected of myself. I ran 120 miles in January! I’m so excited because I was injured last spring and haven’t run much since. I feel happy and most importantly, healthy! Thanks for putting together this challenge! I’m excited to see what the next few months will bring!     -Debbie G.
I’m so excited to be a part of this challenge . My original goal was to hit 30 for the month but I am so happy to report that I did a lot more than planned .  January total = 108.95.
Thanks for letting me be a part of the fun and happy February!      -Connie
Thank YOU! I’ve reached my January challenge goal — in large part due to the group run. A good quote: “We started running with a group and finished running with friends!”    -Janet


Thru The Woods 2013 

I really enjoyed the race! Great volunteers, great time. I finished 38/40, but that was a difficult race. My first ever 10 mile race, and full trail race. I’m addicted! 🙂 it was tough, but I finished. I thought there was plenty of water stations etc. VERY friendly volunteers. Well mapped out, easy to follow the trails. I thought it was great!


Hi Geneva and Lori,

Thank you for a great run, I enjoyed the heck out of it. I also really like my wood finisher “medal”, I’m actually passing on the Maxwell contact info. to the group at my office that started an annual canoe and kayak race on the Clinton River this year, they want to see what they can do with a paddle theme for next years race.

I have been thinking about next year if it is chip timed you may want to consider having the 5 and 10 milers start at separate times in order to keep the narrow stretches of the trail less congested and to help us runners keep our pace more consistent so there’s less chance of being in mixed “company”.

Thanks again for a great run and the input,


Great race. My first all trail race. Nice, challenging, but not insane course. One more water stop would of been nice, but I should of brought my own like I usually do. Will do this race again next year.


One more thing… The medal is incredible! What a wonderful treat to an already excellent event! Again, THANK You!

Hi Geneva and Lori,

I really have nothing at all to even quibble about regarding the race. It was a lot of fun, well-marked, sufficient water stops, beautiful course etc.

I really don’t have anything to suggest other than perhaps a few mile markers along the way though most people have watches indicating the distance they’ve traveled and the runners did have some general idea of distance based on where you indicated the water stops would be.

So, in a a good way, I’m sorry I don’t have anything to suggest. Great race.