The USATF-Minnesota Team Circuit opens tomorrow with the Human Race 8K in St. Paul. As a means of previewing the 2008 open men's competition on the Circuit, we offer you the Slab City Running Company's philosophical take, HERE.
I used to think the best description of the Team Circuit was that it was running's answer to league bowling, but perhaps Tom Church at SCLC has a better angle on Minnesota's popular little team running series ...
"The Minnesota Team Circuit is a collection of undeclared rivalries; individual, collective and existential. For six months each year our private hopes and fears spill into the streets. We train and fret, plot and scheme and measure our happiness and self-esteem against arbitrary targets, usually unaware they have been selected for such a role."