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Corey Towle

Posted on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 by Tony Mommsen
Corey Towle is passionate about running and is the newest addition to our run sales force. Here is Corey’s story.


I joined the cross country running team when I was in seventh grade. Right away I learned: 1. Don’t have milk with your cheerios right before a race. (I threw up as soon as I finished my first race) 2. This sport is going to be an important part of my life. 
I ran through high school. The highlight of high school was missing qualifying for state in track and field by .03 second in the 3200 meters. 
College Wisconsin, Stevens Point, I learned the longer the race the more fun I had. For track that was the 10,000 meters for which I qualified for nationals...

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    Time: 8:30 Run/Hike 9:30 Snack

    Saturday 8:30 A.M. Gear West Ski and Run Tuesday 6:15 P.M. Various Locations

  • Threshold Thursday

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    Jog from Maple Plain Snap Fitness 5 min into Baker Park to trail start. Run a Out and Back 4 mile. Easy jog back to Snap Fitness and treats and drinks.

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  • Gear Western Half Marathon and 5K

    Date: October 10, 2015
    Time: 8:30 A.M.

    A country music themed race featuring a super-cool post-race party for the entire family and long-sleeve shirts to all finishers.

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