Welcome to Race Results Tuesday!

As a way to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Scheels’ Healthy Human Race, we’re going to post race results for each year it was run on Tuesdays. Along the way we plan to post pictures of the awesome swag the runners and volunteer receive like medals, t-shirts, glasses etc.

Today we’re posting a summary of the First Annual Giuseppi’s Half Marathon and Deci Marathon which took place on 8/24/1985. The Deci Marathon race distance is one-tenth of a marathon; thus, runners ran 2.6 miles. When possible, we’ll post the original race report as well.

We’d like to give a special thanks to Doc Craddock for his role as race director and Gisueppi’s Culinario at Holiday Inn-Downtown Rochester for being the head sponsor of this race. We’d like to thank the other sponsors of the race, Coca-Cola Bottling of Rochester, Barlow Foods, and Marigold Foods. Also, we’d like to thank all the volunteers and race workers who made this race a success. Another special thank you goes out to the Rochester City Police, Traffic Engineering, and Parks and Recreation. As always, thank you, Runners!

Will you please share your stories and memorabilia from the 1985 Giuseppi’s Half Marathon? We’d love to hear from you 😊


Gisueppie’s Half Marathon Winners

The overall winner was Wayne Brekhus with a time of 1:14:24.

Monica Schliep won the women’s race with a time of 1:28:25.

Half Marathon Age Group winners

Deci Marathon Age Group Winners!


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