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2nd Ever Roadkill Rash

The first Roadkill Rash was held in 2011. For six long years, we have waited, until the time was right, to hold another. Now, we can come together to compete in our very own quadrathlon to see who is the mightiest, the strongest, and the swiftest of all Roadkill Racing!

On Saturday, June 24th, the second ever Roadkill Rash will be held at 10am at Brighton High School track. Events are as follows:

  1. 2-mile run
  2. 200m dash
  3. long jump
  4. shot put

Top three in each event will be given 3, 2 and 1 point each. At the end of the day, the highest totalling male and female will win a prize and the glory of being the Roadkill Rash champion. In the event of a tie, the tied runners will arm wrestle for the victory.

In keeping with the spirit of the original Roadkill Rash, this event is free to all Roadkill Racing members, and no registration is needed. Just show up at the Brighton High School track on Saturday, June 24th before 10am to be counted.

Read about the original Roadkill Rash here (and don’t forget to watch the video!)

Rehoboth Beach Marathon – Brett Long

On Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, seven Roadkill Racing competitors toed the line at the Rehoboth Beach Marathon in Delaware. Braving frigid temperatures and a bitter ocean wind, we came, we saw, and both conquered and were conquered. Results as follows: Brett Long – 2:40:30 (3rd overall, 1st AG -PR) Matthew Roberts – 2:44:19 (4th overall, […] Continue reading →

Getting a bit faster

Just a quick update on my racing. As I mentioned earlier, I haven’t been racing very well this past year. I’ve been changing up my training a bit with the help of my dad and I’m starting to see some positive results. I still don’t feel like I’m where I should be, or could be […] Continue reading →

Roadkill Sponsor: Karma Wellness Water

Roadkill Racing has recently teamed up with Karma Wellness Water! Karma is a company based out of Pittsford, NY, who make vitamin enhanced waters in great flavors. Vitamins break down in water after a while. Their product however, keeps a dried vitamin/flavor powder in the cap, to disperse in the water when you need it, […] Continue reading →

I think I need a lawyer

I know I’m skinny. I’ve been skinny my whole life. What I didn’t know is that I have become the literal model for skinny runners on the internet. Dafuq? Continue reading →

0SPF: A #TrailsRoc Story | Short Film

Take a few minutes out of your day and watch Ron Heerkens short film about the 0SPF Trail Half marathon. It is really the story of a group of dedicated runners sharing what they love with the rest of the running community. After watching the movie head over to #TrailsRoc and see what else Eric and his […] Continue reading →

Cultivating Competitiveness

Racing hurts. You can’t train away the pain. The more you train and the better shape you are in the faster you can run, but the level of discomfort doesn’t change very much. If anything, proper training lets you run in discomfort for longer periods of time. Racing your best means not only dealing with […] Continue reading →

Honest Reflection

I think of myself as a fairly introspective person. I am aware, however, that most people including myself have an inflated sense of self when it comes to those qualities we think are important. This is a roundabout way of saying– I’ve been deluding myself for about a year now. Last year at this time I […] Continue reading →

Roadkill Racing shines at the 2016 Lilac Fest 10K

Sunday, May 15th, 2016 Braving unseasonably cold weather, Roadkill Racing showed its mettle at the 2016 Lilac Fest 10K last month. Temperatures hovered around 40 degrees, while a brisk, cold wind brought snow flurries and sleet to the usually warm and sunny race. With 31 total competitors, Roadkill Racing showed that last year’s turnout was […] Continue reading →

A Plug and a Brag!

On Sunday May 8th (Mother’s Day) I will be directing the 7th Annual Wa Wa Wally Waddle 5k and Kids 1 Mile Run. The Waddle raises money send kids to YMCA Camp Segowea, the most amazing place on Earth. For many readers of this blog, attending the Waddle might be a bit of a drive […] Continue reading →

PGXC 2015 in photo format

I think Christine Klein’s husband Tom is actually a ninja. He came to every XC race, where we saw him before and after the race, but somehow also took hundreds of photos during the races without me even noticing. Thanks to him, we now have almost 300 photos chronicling our cross country season. They can […] Continue reading →

Turkey Trotting with the Family

All 4 Perkses raced on Thanksgiving this year. Lisa and I ran the “5 mile” race, Hazel and Roo ran the 1 mile. For reasons known only to the race director all the starting locations were changed along with the race distances. The 5 mile has never been exactly 5 miles it was probably closer […] Continue reading →