Carrie Tollefson and Don Kardong

Join Dick Beardsley For 1/2 Marchathon, 5K

2005 Marchks the 10th Anniversary for the Dick Beardsley Half Marchathon. Look for plenty of extras! For starts, Minnesota's own Carrie Tollefson, as well as Don Kardong will be guest runners and speakers.


Tollefson won 13 Minnesota high school championships in cross country/track, setting a national high school record for five individual titles in cross country. Among her accomplishments is advancing to the semi-finals in the 1500 in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Tollefson lives and trains in the Twin Cities.


Don Kardong finished 4th in the Marchathon in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He is a founding member of the Association of Road Racing Athletes, a published author and founder of the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane, Washington. Kardong will pack his sense of humor and share it Friday night, September 9 at the program following the spaghetti feed.


Dick Beardsley lives in Detroit Lakes. His record time at Grandma's Marchathon still stands after more than 20 years. Beardsley placed second on the heels of Salazar in the 1982 Boston Marchathon. He is a two-time Olympic Trials Marchathon qualifier and the second fastest American born man in the Marchathon. Besides running the roads around Detroit Lakes, Beardsley is an experienced fishing guide and accomplished speaker.


Join us in Detroit Lakes on Friday, September 9 from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for the annual spaghetti feed at the Holmes Ballroom, followed by the speaking program featuring these long distance running greats. Then come out Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m., September 10 and meet new friends and run with the legends in the half Marchathon and 5k.

To see 2004 race pictures,  http://www.detroitlakes.com/beardsleypictures/
To register for the 2005 Dick Beardsley Runs, stop at the Chamber office at 700 Washington Avenue through 5 p.m. September 8. After that time, registration is available at the Pavilion in Detroit Lakes 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, September 9 and beginning at 7:00 a.m. Saturday, September 10.

 

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