The 43rd annual Dexter to Ann Arbor Run, which includes a half marathon, 10K, 5K, kid’s fun run and all-new half marathon team challenge, takes place Sunday, June 5 (kid’s run is Friday, June 4). Race director Doug Goodhue joins Heather on the show to talk about this year’s event and also shares wisdom from his long running career. Doug, 74, returned to running (and really started racing) at age 40. He joined the Ann Arbor Running Club and realized he was quite speedy, actually — he continues to run competitively and recently was inducted into the USATF Long Distance Running Masters Hall of Fame as an active athlete. He holds an age group world record in the 12K of 48:38 (6:31 pace!) — he’s won 43 USA track and field individual national championships — and is a five-time age group USA record holder.
The Dexter to Ann Arbor Run, also known as “DXA2,” attracts some 6,000 runners each year, with 400 volunteers helping put on the event. Doug and Heather talk about the race expo, race courses, the post-race celebrations, the 2016 Taste of Ann Arbor and lots more during this episode.
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