I run several times a week. The thing I enjoy the most is when I'm done running! My second favorite aspect of running is the cool shirt I get each year at the fair run!

I get more comments about these shirts than any of the various Owatonna sports shirts that I wear. 'iRun' seemed to generate the most. 'running makes me happy :)' puts a smile on the race of the people that read it. Someone suggested a contrasting shirt to the purple one in the picture that would say 'while you were RUNNING, I was SLEEPING IN.'

This year's STRIVE Wellness Run is Saturday August 16. The 4-mile run starts and finishes at Owatonna High School. Medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in each age division. Advance registration is $25. Race Day is $30. Click here for full race details. Participants are invited to enjoy the attractions at the Steele County Fair afterward. Click here for a registration form for the run. Or register online at www.active.com. Mail in registration form by August 11 to

  • STRIVE 4-mile run
  • Owatonna Hospital
  • 2250 NW 26th Street
  • Owatonna MN  55060
Proceeds from this event will be used to provide scholarship opportunities for Owatonna High School seniors through the STRIVE program sponsored by the Owatonna Rotary.
The course is flat and fast. Runners will be 'chip-timed.'

A kids 400M and 800M run will be held at 8:15am that morning. Each runner receives a ribbon. Race day registration for the kids run is one-dollar.