Friday, October 7th: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 8th: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The "Be Active Expo" is part of the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon Weekend at the Sanford Event Center, 1111 Event Center Drive Bemidji, MN 56601. Enter gate 4 and proceed to the Ballroom.
Friday, October 7th @ 6:30 pm
Dan lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been running for 7 years. Dan started running when he met a group of friends that were looking for a challenge. That challenge was called a Marathon. Dan started by completing a half marathon in 2008, and signed up for his first full marathon that same day. After finishing his first marathon and nearly qualifying for Boston, he trained harder and qualified the next spring at his next race. Since then, Dan has ran 3 Boston marathons and has qualified more than 15 times. He also got into Ultrarunning and has finished more than 15 50K’s, 10 50 milers, 2 100K’s, and 3 100 milers. He trains with many local groups in Minneapolis and his two dogs, a German Shorthair Pointer and Plott hound. Dan has paced dozens of races in the past 5 years, usually the 1:30 group for half marathons and 3:15 group for full marathons. Typically, he comes within 10 seconds under the pace group’s goal time. Registered participants are invited to join Dan for the Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon on Saturday to run the 3:35 goal time. He enjoys pacing because he likes to help and motivate others reach their goals! His talk will go into more detail about his running journey, what it took to qualify for and finish the 2016 The Western States® 100-Mile Endurance Run, the world’s oldest 100-mile trail race (Squaw Valley, CA to Auburn, CA).
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