The longstanding south Michigan road race known as DXA2—the Dexter-Ann Arbor Run—is set for Sunday, June 4, 2017. This event, now in its 44th year, includes a half marathon, 10K, 5K and kids run.
Doug Goodhue, masters runner and DXA2 race director, returns to the show to talk about this race that attracts thousands of runners to the riverbanks of Michigan’s Huron River Drive each summer. {Click on the player above to listen to this podcast episode}
The race is a weekend experience, starting with the kids run on June 3 and the half, 10K and 5K run/walk taking place the next morning. Race organizers are building on the success of a team challenge that was implemented with the half marathon and have added this feature to the 10K and 5K.
Doug also shares what he’s been up to lately (he was heading to Boston for a very special race the weekend after this conversation was recorded) and why he’s really looking forward to running the popular Flint, Mich. race The Crim Festival of Races this August (at age 75, Doug still is running strong and will be running his 30th Crim this year.)
Doug Goodhue, 75, member of the Ann Arbor Running Club. He is the race director of the Dexter to Ann Arbor Run on June 3-4. /Photo courtesy http://www.runningprof.com

Doug also talks openly about a runner doping scandal that came to light not long after last year’s DXA2. He shares how the problem was handled—and how race organizers are committed to making sure it doesn’t happen ever again.

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