Join us on Saturday, Oct. 11 for the first annual Doug Allen Memorial Scholarship Trail Races at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve (1515 Keats Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN), in honor and celebration of former Lakeview Hospitalist Doug Allen, MD. The trail races include a 5 and 10K Night Owl walk/run and a 6-Hour walk/run shuffle for a recreational walk in the woods or challenge your-self for distance. To register for a race, sponsor or donate, visit www.nightowlshuffle.com
Dr. Douglas Allen served as a hospitalist at Lakeview Hospital and had been with Stillwater Medical Group for over 6 years. He was a dedicated family man and respected colleague and physician. Dr. Allen passed away in August 2013.
Outside of his family and his practice of medicine, Doug focused on the sport of ultra marathon running. Running was a lifestyle for Doug. To honor Doug’s passions, the Allen family has created The Doug Allen Memorial Trail Races to fund a scholarship for medical students, in his name, through the Lakeview Foundation.
Among the sponsors include: Lakeview Hospital and Stillwater Medical Group, HealthPartners, OSI, St Croix Ortho, Dr. Ted and Noelle Haland and PowerUp. PowerUp welcomes families to participate in the races, and will provide prizes to all children who participate.
Learn more about each race below:
About the 5/10K Night Owl
The Night Owl 5 and 10 K will begin at 8 p.m. and registration will open up 90 minutes prior to the start time. The race will begin and finish at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center. The course will be entirely under the lights on the cross-country ski trails. The Night Owl 10K will repeat the 5K course. Awards for the 5K and 10K will be given in ten year age brackets: 19 and under, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69 and above 70.
About the 6 Hour Shuffle
Join us for a 6-Hour Shuffle starting at Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center from noon to 6 p.m. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. The course offers rolling hills through the woods and prairie and is suitable for runners and walkers alike.
Awards will be given to the top 3 males and females under 40, and top 3 males and females over 40. Everyone will receive a certificate stating the distance that they completed during the 6 hours.
Registration Rates for the Doug Allen Memorial Scholarship Trail Races:
Registration fees for either the 5k or 10k
• $25 until Sept. 01, 2014
• $30 until Sept. 30, 2014
• $35 until Oct. 08, 2014 (last day to register online)
• $40 until morning of race day (there is race day reg)
Registration for six hour shuffle
• $50 until Sept. 01, 2014
• $55 until Sept. 30, 2014
• $60 until Oct. 8, 2014 at Midnight (last chance to register online)
• $70 till morning of race day (there is race day registration)
To learn more and register: www.nightowlshuffle.com