MDRA Mississippi 10 Miler

MDRA Mississippi 10 Miler

Crosby Regional Park (map)

The course is a scenic an out and back starting near the picnic shelter in Crosby Farm Regional Park and runs east in the park until the parking lot on Shepard Road at the traffic light. It then runs west on the Sam Morgan Trail (pavement) along Shepard Road until you turn around past Cleveland Avenue and head back to the finish line near the picnic shelter.

It will be marked every mile and at every turn.

Water will be available at the parking lot between miles 2 and 3, and at the turn around at mile 5.

 **MDRA Track Bags to the first 50 registrants!**

Entry Fees
$15 – received by preregistered
$20 – Non-MDRA members preregistered
$25 – Race Day for all

Pre-race day registration is online only and closes on Friday, May 26th at 11:59pm.

Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 6:45am in the picnic shelter.

You can join or renew with MDRA when registering both online and race day.

Merchandise
Optional Mississippi 10 Miler T-shirts available for $10.

Awards
For men and women from our sponsor RunMN

Top 3 overall

1st Master

10 year age groups
Beginning with 19 & under
Ending with 70 & over

No double dipping. If you place in the top overall you are not eligible to win age group or the top master.

Information
Call Sam at 612-327-2661 or email mountaingoatrunning@gmail.com

Awake the Grapes 5K/10K

Awake the Grapes 5K/10K

Carlos Creek Winery (map)

         2017 Awake The Grapes

         2017 Awake The Grapes

Alexandria Figure Skating Club and the Alexandria Kiwanis are excited to bring to you the Awake the Grapes 5K and 10K vineyard run! This event will take place on the beautiful grounds of Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria, MN.

Proceeds from this run will go to the Alexandria Figure Skating Club to help support the aspirations of the figure skaters and to benefit children in the Alexandria Lakes Area. Each racer participating in the 5K and 10K will receive a Awake the Grapes long sleeved t-shirt if registered online by the cutoff date. Onsite registration will be open, shirts will not be available at onsite registration.

Medals will be presented to the top 2 places in each age range for male and female runners participating in the 10K and 5K races. Overall top male and female awards presented for 10K and 5K races.

Our 5K Course will wind the runners around the beautiful Carlos Creek Winery property and through the onsite vineyards. The10K course will lead runners on a picturesque race through the Carlos Creek Winery property and vineyards, then out to County Road 34, around Lake Ida, up County Road 61, to County Road 34 and back to Carlos Creek Winery. Each course will have paved, gravel and cross-country terrain.

Please join us as we “Awake the Grapes”  with our run through the vineyards for a prosperous new growing season and donate to children in the Alexandria Lakes Area!

9:00 – 9:45 am Registration/Chip pick up

   Awake The Grapes 5K

   Awake The Grapes 5K

Awake The Grapes 10K

Awake The Grapes 10K

     Carlos Creek Winery

     Carlos Creek Winery

   Kiwanis of Alexandria

   Kiwanis of Alexandria

      Alexandria Figure                  Skating Club

      Alexandria Figure                  Skating Club

Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back

Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back

Utah State University — Ralph Maughan Track (map)

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE BEST WASATCH BACK EVER

Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back is the race that started it all. This 200-ish mile overnight running relay begins in Northern Utah in the city of Logan and traverses across the back of Utah’s rough and tough Wasatch Mountains. Teams of 12 runners (or ultra-teams of 6 runners) tag team miles across three mountain passes, next to alpine lakes and past fields of wildflowers. When the sun sets, billions of stars, lit-up vans and glowsticks light the night. Teams finish together like champions at Solider Hollow, UT, the home of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Learn for yourself why so many runners have Ragnar stickers on their car, or come back and do it bigger, better and faster than before.

Run Reebok Ragnar Wasatch Back and another Ragnar in the Rockies — Reebok Ragnar ColoradoRagnar Trail Zion-UT or Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO — to receive the new Mountains Majesty double medal.

Reebok Ragnar Pennsylvania

Reebok Ragnar Pennsylvania

Stauffer Park (map)

Reebok Ragnar Pennsylvania begins in the history-rich city of Lancaster, with its preserved architecture and old city charm. Teams will navigate rural roads and gentle rolling hills during this 200-ish mile overnight relay. As you chase the sun, you may start to wonder if you have traveled back in time as you pass horse-drawn buggies and hard working Amish folk tending their fields and creating homemade treasures. Runners will breathe in the clean, crisp country air as they run along a sea of corn and wheat fields in Pennsylvania’s Dutch country and farm communities. As the sun sinks below the horizon, stars will inspire a sense of wonder and help each runner find their inner wild. Runners will push north to the finish line in the Poconos Mountain resort area where the route weaves back and forth over the Schuylkill River and through the quaint town of Jim Thorpe. Don’t miss the chance to round up a team of 12 (or 6), and run across Eastern Pennsylvania’s most beautiful countryside.

Tour de Cure

Tour de Cure

Minnehaha Falls Park (map)

The Twin Cities Tour de Cure is an event for everyone! Choose from our brand new 5k (walk or run), extreme 10k (hike or trail run), or one of our six cycling routes (7, 18, 29, 43, 62 or 100 miles). No matter what route you choose, you’ll enjoy incredible scenery and professional support, including rest stops stocked with food, beverages and cheering volunteers. All routes lead to the after party, where you’ll enjoy catered lunch, live music, vendor village, youth activities, massages, a beer garden and more! Funds raised support the important mission of the American Diabetes Association and participants with diabetes are celebrated as Red Riders and Red Striders. Join us as we come together to stop diabetes: Many Roads. One Purpose.

Runway 4K

Runway 4K

Sky Harbor Airport (map)

Come get ‘buzzed’ at the INAUGURAL Runway 4k presented by St. Luke’s and Explore Minnesota!   The race is being held in conjunction with the Duluth Airshow and is run on the taxiway and runway of Sky Harbor Airport.   Come get your last speed workout prior to Grandma’s Marathon weekend on a flat & fast course and get cheered on by members of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and Minnesota Viking mascot ~ Viktor!   During the event, an acrobatic aircraft from the airshow will ‘buzz’ the runway.    Finishers receive a finisher shirt and a specially designed spinner medal commemoratingthe event.   Awards are provided to top female and male participants in various age categories.   For more information on the race, visit www.kernkompany.com

Girls on the Run Twin Cities Spring 5k Presented by Alerus Mortgage

Girls on the Run Twin Cities Spring 5k Presented by Alerus Mortgage

Normandale Community College (map)

The Girls on the Run Spring 5k is an event unlike any other.  Join us Saturday June 3, 2017 along with 2,000 3rd - 8th grade girls as they complete their celebratory season ending 5k fun run.  Whether it's your first race or your fastest, we hope you will join us for this extraordinary celebration of health, wellness and girl power! Our 5k is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face! 

Runners of all abilities are welcome to join us to participate in the 5k.  Additionally, you can volunteer to be a sparkle runner for one of our girls.  Sparkle Runners are paired with a girl, motivating her along the course, and being the positive spirit that lets our girls know they are terrific no matter how fast they go.  Background check required for sparkle runners, see event website for additional details.  

Run/Walk for the Health of It!

Run/Walk for the Health of It!

Lake Harriett Bandshell (map)

Join us for Walker Methodist’s 12th annual 5k/10k around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis at 9:00 am on June 3rd. The course is certified, electronically timed, and all participants receive a high-quality unisex performance T-shirt.  Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome, with all funds raised going toward enhancing the lives of our more than 2,400 residents and patients through health and wellness programs and activities. 

Lymphoma Walk/Run

Lymphoma Walk/Run

Lake Nokomis (map)

The Minnesota Lymphoma 5k Walk/Run is an event that offers members of the lymphoma community the opportunity to come together for a day of honor, inspiration, and celebration, dedicated to raising funds for critical cancer research.  Walkers and runners participate in honor and memory of those whose lives have been touched by lymphoma, the most common form of blood cancer. To date, the Lymphoma Walk Series has raised over $16 million for lymphoma-specific research.

Kannonball Fun Charity Rally

Kannonball Fun Charity Rally

Automotorplex (map)

2017 Event is Sold Out!

My name is Tyler Christopherson. I am a lifelong automotive enthusiast. Cars are my passion in life. In 2008, I co-founded "MN C&C" which has grown into the largest "Cars & Coffee" show in the country. However, there is something that I am even more passionate about: My family.

My youngest daughter, Harper, is deaf. She has been a student at Northern Voices for over 3 years now. She’s about to graduate from their preschool program and begin Kindergarten this fall at a mainstream school. This wouldn’t be the case without this amazing school. That’s why I’m donating a portion of the proceeds of this rally to Northern Voices. Northern Voices is a very special school. They teach deaf children, aided with cochlear implants and hearing aids, how to speak and listen! This is a privately funded school that receives nothing from the state in terms of educational funding. They rely solely on grants, donations, and tuition. 

The Kannonball Fun Event: On June 3rd 2017, at 11:30am, the third annual Kannonball Fun Charity Rally will depart the MN Cars and Coffee car show at the Automotorplex in Chanhassen, MN. The route will be approximately 300 miles, multiple checkpoints, challenges, and exciting roads. The Kannonball will end around 6pm that evening. This is a great chance to meet fellow auto enthusiasts that share your automotive passion. Come be a part of something special!

Hope in Motion 5K and 1-Mile Family Walk

Hope in Motion 5K and 1-Mile Family Walk

Lake Phalen Regional Park (map)

A Celebration of National Cancer Survivors Day

Join us to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day! Hope in Motion is Minnesota’s National Cancer Survivors Day Celebration, including a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a 1K Kids Dash, wellness activities, entertainment, speakers, and more. Proceeds will benefit Angel Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides support and programs for cancer survivors and their families.

Special announcement: The featured speaker for Hope in Motion 2017 will be Sunday Burquest, recent castaway on the CBS Survivor season Survivor: Millenials vs. Gen X. Sunday is a survivor of breast cancer who competed in Fiji not long after completing her breast cancer treatment at Minnesota Oncology. Read her inspiring story here.

Hope in Motion also features:

  • Donation and fundraising opportunities for runners and walkers
  • Entertainment and a festive family atmosphere
  • Inspirational and educational speakers
  • A Survivor group photo
  • A fun photo booth
  • Activities for children
  • Complimentary massages
  • A Survivor-style challenge for kids (new in 2017!)
  • Representatives from many community cancer support organizations
  • A chip-timed, USATF-certified 5K course
  • Age group finisher awards
  • Special awards for the top Male and Female Survivor 5K finishers

Whether you're a cancer survivor, a caregiver, or a supporter, we look forward to celebrating National Cancer Survivors Day with you on June 4, 2017!

Who is a cancer survivor? The National Cancer Survivors Day Foundation defines a “survivor” as anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life. There are nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Join us to celebrate survivors of all ages and types of cancer and to remember those who lost their lives to cancer.

Event Day Schedule:

7:30 a.m. – Registration and Packet pick up begins
8:30 a.m. – Welcome, Warm Up, and Kids’ Challenge
8:50 a.m. – Survivor Group Photo
9:00 a.m. – 5K & 1-Mile Start (1 Mile walkers will line up behind 5K participants)
9:30-11 a.m. – Snacks, entertainment, awards ceremony, speakers and more

About Angel Foundation: Founded in 2001, Angel Foundation helps when cancer strikes providing emergency financial assistance and education and support to Minnesota adults living with cancer and their families.www.mnangel.org

Click here to view photos from Hope in Motion 2016.

Click here to read more about Hope in Motion 2016.

About National Cancer Survivors Day:

National Cancer Survivors Day® is an annual, treasured Celebration of Life that is held in hundreds of communities nationwide, and around the world, on the first Sunday in June. It is a CELEBRATION for those who have survived, an INSPIRATION for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of SUPPORT for families, and an OUTREACH to the community. On National Cancer Survivors Day®, thousands gather across the globe to honor cancer survivors and to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be fruitful, rewarding, and even inspiring.

It is a day for everyone, whether you're a cancer survivor, a family member, friend, or medical professional. This day provides an opportunity for all people living with a history of cancer – including America’s more than 15.5 million cancer survivors – to connect with each other, celebrate milestones, and recognize those who have supported them along the way. It is also a day to draw attention to the ongoing challenges of cancer survivorship in order to promote more resources, research, and survivor-friendly legislation to improve cancer survivors’ quality of life.

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

Reebok Ragnar Chicago

Reebok Ragnar Chicago

Warner Park (map)

Reebok Ragnar Relay Chicago is the best of both worlds; a little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll. From iconic red barns and dairy farms to the alluring waterfront of Lake Michigan, Ragnar Relay Chicago is a race that has it all! Ragnarians will start the 200ish mile journey in Madison, WI on beautiful Lake Monona. From there the course runs past dancing corn fields and big open skies that envelop runners in a blanket of stars during the magical night run. Sunrise views of Lake Michigan awake your inner wild as you tackle one of the fastest courses in the Ragnar Relay Series. Runners will celebrate their feat Ragnar-style amongst the city lights of downtown Chicago.

Ragnar Trail Snowmass - CO Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Snowmass - CO Presented by Salomon

Snowmass Resort (map)

Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO presented by Salomon brings you the perfect fusion of trail running, high-country camping, and Rocky Mountain beauty. Teams of 8 (or 4) will find their inner wild on three separate mountain trails, or “loops" that start and finish at Ragnar Village. Glacial valleys, snowcapped peaks, and blooming wildflowers set the scene as you make your way along rolling single-track. Though you may blame the altitude, in the end it will be the stunning mountain views that take your breath away. Conquer each climb and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness — not to mention a much needed downhill. Enjoy world class lodging at Snowmass, or camp under billions of stars with your team at Ragnar Village. We can’t promise it will be easy, but what we can promise is an unforgettable running adventure with friends complete with s’mores, fresh mountain air, and a party atmosphere that Ragnarians have come to love.

Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO is part of the Double Medal Series. Run both Reebok Ragnar Colorado and Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO and earn the Rocky Mountain Fever Double Medal.

Sakatah Challenge - 5.6K Run/Walk, 10.5K Run and 11.6 Mile Bike Ride

Sakatah Challenge - 5.6K Run/Walk, 10.5K Run and 11.6 Mile Bike Ride

Sakatah State Park (map)

The Sakatah Challenge – 5.6K Run/Walk, 10.5K Run and 11.6 mile ride are in the Sakatah State Park. This park is truly, one of Minnesota’s most beautiful parks. Join us for a fun day whether you are doing the 5K, 10K, or 11 mile.

The original 5.6k Challenge: The race that started it all! The first ¼ mile takes you along the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail before you dive off-road. The next mile and a half is a challenging yet beautiful off road trail through Sakatah’s old growth forest. You then loop back onto the Singing Hills trail finishing your run with views of Sakatah Lake off to your right. This is a timed event.  

The alternative 5k: When off road running is not for you, this is an easier more leisurely option. The alternative 5k is an out and back on the paved Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail through the beautiful Sakatah old growth forest. This event IS NOT timed.

The 10.5k follows the road around Lake Sakatah.  Just before the 4th mile the 10k goes off road for a ¼ mile before connecting you with the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail and dive deep into the heart of the park finishing the last leg of your run surrounded by the beautiful green forest. This is a timed event.

The 11 mile bike ride follows the road around Lake Sakatah then continues east up a long steady hill for the first 7 miles.  Before looping back and connecting with the Sakatah Singing Hills State Trail. Helmets are required to ride in this event. This is not a race, official times will be given.

Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers for each race. Excluding the alternative 5k.

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T-shirt, swag bag, and participation medal included with registration prior to May 31st.

Packet Pickup & Registration:

Friday June 9th - 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Race Day June 10th 7:00 am

801 Freemont Street, Waterville MN. Parking on the west side of 13 off of Common St in the school parking lot.

Race Start: 8:00 am 801 Fremont St, Waterville, MN 56096

Shirt cutoff date May 31st.

Course Maps

Course Maps

Suburban Adventure Run + Walk

Suburban Adventure Run + Walk

Spirit of Brandtjen Farm (map)

The Suburban Adventure Run is an all-terrain run in and around Spirit of Brandtjen Farm in Lakeville.  Registration is available on race day at 8:00am OR online by clicking the REGISTER NOW button above.  The 5K and 10K are at 9:00am, followed by the Walkathon at 9:30 am and the Kids Fun Run at 10:45 am.

All participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt along with lunch after the race.  All proceeds benefit HopeKids; an organization that provides ongoing events and activities with a powerful, unique support community for children with cancer and other life-threatening medical conditions.

Please note: The 5K and 10K runs are both “All Terrain Runs” encompassing pavement, trails, sand, uphill and downhill.  The 5K Walkathon is all paved and will be wheelchair accessible.  No pets allowed.

Directions to Spirit of Brandtjen Farm: Take Pilot Knob Road South to 170th Street; Go left or East on 170th to the Spirit of Brandtjen Farm entrance (approximately ½ mile) on 170th Street.

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Ragnar Trail New England - MA Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail New England - MA Presented by Salomon

Northfield Recreation Center (map)

Ragnar Trail New England-MA is an adventure that combines classic East Coast trail running with camping, billions of stars and unforgettable stories. The trails of Northfield Mountain in Western Massachusetts are tough, just like the New Englanders who run them. This is like summer camp for adults, with the thrill and excitement you have come to know and love from Ragnar Trail! Challenge yourself on pristine rolling single track as you traverse enchanted green forests, streams, rocky outcrops and 2,700 feet of total elevation gain.

Sign up for Ragnar Trail New England-MA presented by Salomon before Feb. 20th to receive a $100 gift card to b.good restaurants with you use the code RTNE17MBGOOD.

b.good has 38 stores across New England and counting! b.good makes real food fast! Check out their menu and treat your team to a delicious and healthy meal!

Ragnarians know that it is important to fuel your body with good food. That's why we've teamed up with b.good to give you a free team dinner when you sign up for Ragnar Trail New England-MA before February 20, 2017! Register with promo code RTNE17MBGOOD and b.good will send you an email to redeem your free meals - $100 value!

*Promo cannot be combined with other offers or applied to existing teams. Offer expires Feb. 20th.

Ragnar Trail New England-MA is part of the Nor'easter Double Medal Series. Run Ragnar Trail New England-MA and at least one other Northeastern Ragnar in 2017: Reebok Ragnar Reach the BeachReebok Ragnar AdirondacksReebok Ragnar Cape Cod, and Ragnar Trail Wawayanda Lake. Run two races to earn the Double Medal. Run a 3rd or 4th (or 5th?!) to capture the coveted flair.

Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Run By the River

Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival Run By the River

Jaycee Riverside Park (map)

The 2017 Run By The River will include our popular 1 Mile Kids Run, and 5K Walk/Run and, 15K Run on a relatively fast/flat course. All participants will receive either a short-sleeved performance t-shirt or a 20 oz Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tumbler, if pre-registered by June 1st, 2017. Refreshments and snacks are provided at the finish line.

5K Map

5K Map

15K Map

15K Map

Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk

Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk

Lake Nokomis Main Beach House (map)

Do something healthy with or in memory of Dad this Father's Day. Chad and Jenni Greenway will host the 11th Annual Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Run around Lake Nokomis. Awards will be presented to age division winners and all pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and be eligible for prize drawings. Check in begins at 7:30am onsite and the run begins at 9:00am.

If you would like to be considered for age division prizes you must make sure to enter your birth date when you set up your ActiveNet account. If you are not sure how to enter your birth date, please contact blindeman@minneapolisparks.org

Youth ages 11 and under are allowed to participate in the 5K however they will not receive a commemorative medal unless they are also registered for the Kid's Run.

Pre-Registration

  • 5K Fun Run/Walk             $30
  • Kid’s Run                             $10
  • (prices increase for day of registration)
Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K

Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K

Father Hennepin Park, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (map)

In celebration of our 150th anniversary, join us on Father’s Day for our first ever 5K fun run along the scenic historic Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. Wear the ugliest tie you can find and bring the whole family. In addition to the 5K race there will be a kids .5K run followed by live music, snacks and great prizes at Father Hennepin Park.

                                                                 Course Map

                                                                 Course Map

HeartBeat 5000

HeartBeat 5000

Father Hennepin Bluffs Park (map)

Race for Children's at this year's HeartBeat 5000, a chip-timed 5K walk/run which promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Gather your friends and family to raise funds to help Children's provide the best care for the most amazing people on earth! There will be kid-friendly activities before and after the race, including bounce houses, face-painting, music and more. All events are held at Father Hennepin Bluffs Park in Minneapolis. We hope you can make it this year to join together and support kids!

Roll For The Roses

Roll For The Roses

The 10K Roll for the Roses features a fun Inline Race/Skate through rolling and scenic hills of Roseville. Competitors will enjoy a great atmosphere of competitive and recreational participants. Top three finishers in each category will receive medals as well as other small gifts… including a red rose for ALL finishers to go along with the sporty T-Shirts. The Roll for the Roses is a great way for skaters of all ages to get out and enjoy a nice summer morning, meet new people and get some great exercise. We appreciate participants of ages and abilities.

Race Starts at 7:55 am

Run For The Roses

Run For The Roses

The 39th annual Run for the Roses begins just west of Hamline Avenue on County Road C in Roseville Minnesota. The 10K will use city streets while the 5K will be a combination of streets and park pathways. Both scenic routes feature rolling hills and runners finish on the Guidant MN OVAL track. All finishers receive a rose. Awards to top finishers in each age category. The half mile Family Fun Run takes place after the 5K and 10K and is twice around the OVAL track. Walkers must register for 5K. Online registration available through race day. Discounted price through June 19. T-shirt sizes not guaranteed. No refunds. Race updates available cityofroseville.com/parks and 651-792-7411.

5K/10K Run Map

5K/10K Run Map

Get Your Rear In Gear - Rochester

Get Your Rear In Gear - Rochester

Silver Lake Park - East (map)

Get Your Rear in Gear - Rochester 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run is celebrating it's 10th year this year! Come and celebrate with us and enjoy post-run refreshments, tech shirts for all participants, and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  Awards for the Most Creative Team, Largest Team, Top Individual and Top Team Fundraisers, will be given at the event. The day includes opportunity to honor survivors and remember those lost to colon cancer.

TC Pride Rainbow Run

TC Pride Rainbow Run

Boom Island Park (map)

Join us for the Rainbow Run, a 5k fun run to celebrate Pride!
After the Run, watch the parade and head to the Beer Garden for a free beer!

NEW in 2017:  The Run will be Chip-timed!
Happy Pride!!

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

Gordon Memorial 5k/Family Fun Walk

Gordon Memorial 5k/Family Fun Walk

Warner Park (map)

Gordon Memorial 5k/Family Fun Walk is organized as part of our annual Good Neighbor Days Event. In 2014 one of our runners coined The Gordon Memorial 5K "small-town race with big-time heart!" The course is run exclusively by volunteers.

The 5k terrain is challenging and we do not recommend strollers. Please be aware some of the course is sand, some is gravel and some is blacktop. We offer 2 water stations throughout and bottled water at the end of the race. Some great features include plenty of parking, runner bag pickup is easy & quick with lots of cool stuff in them, online registration is incredibly convenient, the race is chip timed and runners registered before June 5th are guaranteed a shirt.  Last year shirts were sized a little large. We are going with similar shirts, however that is not a guarantee they will be sized the same.

Gordon Memorial Family Fun Walk.  Bring the Kids!  Bring the Strollers!  We are working on updating the course this year.  This walk is not timed.  Register BEFORE June 5th to be guaranteed a shirt!  We will kick off the 5k @ 8:05 as usual & we will kick off the Family fun walk at 8:15.

Gordon Good Neighbor Days has several events Including mud volleyball, duck races, world-class fireworks, Parade, 2 nights of "street" dances, flea market and more! Plenty of fun for the whole family! 

Event details and schedule
Registration/Bag Pickup: 7-8am July 1st
5K Race Start:  8:05am
Family Fun Walk Start:  8:15am 

Directions to Warner Park: Go East on County Road Y off of Highway 53 in Gordon.  After about 1/3 mile go South on Antoine Circle (right before the railroad trestle goes over the road). About ½ mile go Left into the park (There will be signs set up to designate the race route).

Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Kid’s Sparkler Dash 500

Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Kid’s Sparkler Dash 500

Coon Rapids Ice Center (map)

On July 2nd at 8 AM the Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k Run/Walk, 10k Run and Kid’s Sparkler Dash 500 will kick-off this years Coon Rapids Firefighters & Lion’s Carnival.  The run events start and finish at the Coon Rapids Ice Center.  The 5k & 10k routes are a combination of residential roads and park paths.  5k Runners/Walkers will have 1 hour 30 minutes to finish the course.  10k Runners will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the course.  An after run beverage and snack provided at the finish line.  Award Ceremony at 9:45 AM, prizes will be awarded for top male and female finishers for both the 5k & 10k as well as Best Patriotic Costume.

Immediately following the awards, for children ages 3 to 8, we will have the Kid’s Sparkler Dash.  It’s a 500 foot route in a closed off area of the Coon Rapids Ice Center parking lot that uses the same finishing line as the 5k & 10k runs.  For the purpose of the waiver, all participants of the Sparkler Dash must be registered.  

All proceeds from Coon Rapids Firecracker 5k & 10k will be donated to various organizations in the community that help make our community a happier, healthier and more enjoyable place to live.  After your run, please stay for other Coon Rapids Firefighters & Lions Carnival events and attractions.  Lion’s breakfast.  Firefighter Bingo & Pull Tabs.  Rides and amusements by Gopher State Expositions.

Come for a morning run, stay for a day of fun! 

Biwabik 4th of July 5k Race

Biwabik 4th of July 5k Race

St. John's Catholic Church (map)

The City of Biwabik and its people are best known for their City’s Alpine Theme, Golf and Ski Resort, Weihnachtsfest celebration, and 4th of July activities including the Calithumpian Parade and the increasingly popular 4th of July 5K race! The race has grown from fewer than 100 original participants in 2008 to over 400 in 2014.

The start/ finish line is located behind St. John’s Catholic Church; there is plenty of parking.  The asphalt path runs along the Mesabi Trail and the shores of beautiful Embarrass Lake (aka Merritt Lake), under the bridge to a turnaround point, and back to the church.

EARLY REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED: All- participants pre-registered by June 15th will receive a free t-shirt. Late registrants receive t-shirts on first come first serve basis. Early registration speeds up race day procedures, so please register early!

 

Delano 4th of July 5K

Delano 4th of July 5K

Run in front of thousands of people along the parade route, through historic downtown Delano. Finish in Delano City Park, where you can enjoy refreshments, get a massage in the medical tent, and enter to win of one our many prizes! After the awards ceremony, you can stay to enjoy the many events in the park, including the parade, carnival, and food vendors. This will be a certified chip-timed race.

Beef and Eggs 5K

Beef and Eggs 5K

This race offers a fast, shaded, USATF certified course that starts and finishes near downtown at the Brookings County Courthouse, snakes through downtown and residential Brookings, including passes near Pioneer Park’s Summer Arts Festival, the children’s museum, and through Hillcrest Park. The course is well marked with very light traffic. Entry fee includes a t-shirt, entry for door prizes, age group medals to the top three, and a Beef & Eggs breakfast! Run for Beef & Eggs offers over $1,200 in cash prizes for the top three males and females in hopes of bringing the best competition from around the area. The race also encourages novice runners and walkers to come out and enjoy the morning while getting fit and, of course, some breakfast!

USATF Dakotas 5K Championships
USATF Dakotas 5K Championships are held in partnership with the Beef & Eggs 5K.  All current USATF members in South Dakota and North Dakota entered in the race may also compete for USATF Dakotas 5K Championship medals. The top 3 open men, top 3 open women, top 3 masters men and top 3 masters women will be awarded medals. Simply notify the meet director prior to the race.

PACKET PICK-UP:
Will be held at Top 10 Sports Shop, 1080 22nd Ave S, Brookings, SD 57006 on Friday evening from 5-7pm. You can also register at that time if you have not already registered.

RACE DAY REGISTRATION AND PACKET PICK-UP:
Will be located one block north of the finish line at the 5th St. Gym from 7-7:30am. Use west entrances facing the children’s museum. Pre-registration is highly encouraged.

PRIZE MONEY:
1st Male and Female - $300
2nd Male and Female - $200
3rd Male and Female - $100

Course Record Bonus - $100

AGE GROUP AWARDS to the top 3…
17 and Under
18-24
25-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

TOP PERFORMANCES:
Check out our past champions, top 10 all-time performances, and top all-time performers.

COURSE MAP:
View the map.  
tarting line is located one block East of the finish line/courthouse on 3rd St. NE. Race will run clockwise through downtown Brookings. Runners will then pass near the finish line/courthouse on 4th St.
at mile 1, before continuing East on 5th St. through Hillcrest Park, where they will climb a gradual uphill section, before coasting down the last half mile heading West on 3rd st. to the finish. 

 

Scholarship 5K

Scholarship 5K

Eastview High School (map)

Eastview's National Honor Society is excited to host its annual SCHOLARSHIP 5K Race and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, July 8, 2017. Proceeds benefit the Eastview NHS Scholarship Fund and Academic Literacy programs at Eastview High School. This event is for everybody.  We offer a USATF certified course for the serious athlete and we welcome the weekend runner and walkers to enjoy a great course while benefiting a worthy cause. Strollers and dogs are welcome and we ask that you allow our competitive runners their space at the start. Come and enjoy our event - Eastview National Honor Society students will be encouraging you all along the course.

Madelia Community Hospital Foundation Run/Walk

Madelia Community Hospital Foundation Run/Walk

Madelia Town Hall (map)

The 6th annual Madelia Community Hospital Foundation 5K is on the calendar for Saturday, July 9, 2017 as part of Madelia's Park Days. The 5K is co-sponsored by the Madelia Community Hospital Foundation and Anderson Race Management. The 5K is a fun opportunity to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage physical activity in the community. All are invited to attend and participate – runners, walkers, families with strollers, and spectators. Entries may be individual or team. Race registration opens on March 1, 2017. Fees are as follows: $20 before June 1st, $25 after June 1st; $30 on Race Day. Day-of/on-site registration is from 7:30 0 8:45 a.m. T-shirts guaranteed for those registering by June 1, 2017. The race starts at 9 a.m. sharp! Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in seven mens' and women's age groups, the team with the most participants, and the fastest team. Questions? Contact Bruce Taylor at the Madelia Community Hospital Foundation (507) 642-5224 or foundation@mchospital.org.

Giant Run

Giant Run

 

5K run/walk, and 10K run:    New Routes Running in the shade of the Unity Trail and will end on Main Street before the parade starts.  Tell your family and friends to come cheer the runners and stay for the Parade.  The Fire Dept. will be spraying water at the end of the route if you want to cool off.

 (Showers facility available on the fairgrounds.)

Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage

Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage

Peace Arch State Park (map)

Where the forest meets the sea, Reebok Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage will excite your senses and leave you breathless. The journey begins near the Canadian border in the city of Blaine, WA. Then you will run relay style from point to point as you experience the iconic sights of the Pacific Northwest including the glacial Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges, Deception Pass and the Puget Sound. As you and your team cover 200 miles of running, vibrant fireweed blossoms light the way through the gently rolling countryside, quaint towns and endless skies that backdrop noble bald eagles soaring above the trees. As you push through the fatigue and final miles of the course, the excitement will grow with each step as you surge to the finish line on Whidbey Island for a celebration you won’t soon forget.  

Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage is part of the Double Medal Series. Run both Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage and Ragnar Trail Cascades-WA and earn the Addiction Double Medal.

Highland Fest 5K, 1 Mile and Kids 1K

Highland Fest 5K, 1 Mile and Kids 1K

This will be the 13th annual Highland Fest 5K and 1K Fun Run! 

The 5K is a part of Highlandfest 2017.

The course is certified and race results will be posted on www.AndersonRaces.com. We will have an official timer at the finish line for accurate results. Register by June 29th to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Team registration of 2,3,4, or 5 people is available ONLY online untill July 10.

Strollers are allowed but must start at the back of the walkers and be aware of the returning runners on the out and back course.

All age groups are welcome. There will be one water stop half way through the race route. Refreshments at the finish line.

For more information, please contact Kari Tierney at 651.699.9042

Parking: Neighborhood parking/Entrance to Ford Plant Parking

Race Day Schedule:

Registration prices increase by $5 on race day

1K 8:30am

1 Mile 8:45am

5K 9:00am 

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

Ragnar Trail Tahoe - CA Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Tahoe - CA Presented by Salomon

Royal Gorge Cross Country (map)

Get ready! Ragnar Trail Tahoe - CA presented by Salomon is happening July 21-22, 2017 in a remote pocket of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range at Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort, a destination that true locals know and rave about. Find your inner wild as you and 7 of your friends (or 3 of your crazier friends!) conquer three different pristine running trails. Run through old-growth pines, cross over streams, and test your limits along razorback ridge lines that overlook sweeping vistas and views of Lake Van Norden and the Ice Lakes. In your downtime, kick back and relax at Ragnar Village. Bond with new and old friends as you enjoy s'mores, music and billions of stars. Grab your friends and mark your calendar for an unforgettable adventure. We'll see you in Tahoe!

Royal Gorge and the Truckee Donner Land Trust: Royal Gorge opened in the 1970s and is America's largest Nordic Ski Resort. In 2012 the property went into foreclosure and the nearly 6,000 acres was purchased by the Truckee Donner Land Trust so that it will be forever protected. This purchase is considered one of the most important conservation victories for the Sierra region in a generation. The Land Trust's goal is to make the property as popular in summer as it is in the winter with trails for mountain bikers, hikers, and equestrians.

Ragnar Trail Tahoe-CA is part of the Ragnar Republic Double Medal Series. Run Ragnar Trail Tahoe-CA and at least one other California Ragnar in 2017: Reebok Ragnar So CalReebok Ragnar Napa Valley, and Ragnar Trail Los Coyotes-CA. Run two races to earn the Double Medal. Run a 3rd or 4th to capture the coveted Flair.

Daikin Dash

Daikin Dash

Steele County Fairgrounds (map)

Ready...set...go! Take part in the timed run/walk 5k on July 22nd and continue our fight against cancer!
Each person who shares in the Relay for Life experience can take pride in knowing that they are working to create a world where cancer will no longer threaten our loved ones. 100% of all registration fees will be donated directly to Relay for Life of Steele County.
Everyone has a reason to Relay. What's your reason?
Celebrate- Remember- Fight back

T-Shirts are not guaranteed with registration after July 15th.

Awards will go to the 1st in each age bracket/gender.

Event details and schedule

Location:
Steele Co. Fairgrounds during Relay for Life event - just North of the ball diamonds

Packet pickup date/ time: 7/21/16
4:00-6:00- packet pick up
6:00-7:00- Event kick off ceremony
7:00-8:00- packet pick

Race Day:
Pick up and registration 7:00-7:30am
Start 8:00am

Race cancellation and weather policy:

Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

St. Jude Ride & 5k Run

St. Jude Ride & 5k Run

Afton Apple Orchard (map)

Ride and Walk Registration

Ride and Walk Registration

The St. Jude Ride & 5K Run featuring Ryan Dungey and Friends is a one-day biking and running event benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with routes designed to be both fun and challenging. A race village will anchor the looped courses and feature a kid’s course, food, music and more. Have fun, be active and join us in raising funds for the kids of St. Jude.

20 Mile Ride Map

20 Mile Ride Map

40 Mile Ride Map

40 Mile Ride Map

60 Mile Ride Map

60 Mile Ride Map

Greenway Glow 5K Fun Run/Walk

Greenway Glow 5K Fun Run/Walk

Midtown Greenway (map)

Dress up in a glowing costume and join us for a 5K fun run/walk in the Midtown Greenway! 

Registered runners get FREE Taco Cat tacos, beer or kombucha from Eastlake Brewery, protein & electrolyte snacks from Juiced Nutrition, glow lights, and more!  All proceeds benefit the Midtown Greenway Coalition and efforts to protect and enhance the Greenway.

Fee is $35 if you register by July 13 ($45 after).  Participants also agree to raise at least $15 in donations to support the Greenway, or just donate the extra $15 themselves.  

Check-in starts at 7 p.m. at the Midtown Bike Center near 10th Avenue.  Check out the free Arts Festival in the Greenway before and after the run/walk.  The run/walk will start at 8:45 p.m. and head west toward Uptown. Shuttle buses will return runners/walkers to the Midtown Global Market for the After-Glow Party at Eastlake Craft Brewery.

Chocoholic Frolic

Chocoholic Frolic

Fox Cities Stadium - Neuroscience Group Field (map)

Online registration closes at Midnight 7/29/17

Race Information

Love chocolate? This run is for you! The Chocoholic Frolic 5k/10k is coming to Appleton, Wisconsin and it's fun for all! Are you competitive? The 5k and 10k are chip timed and you will be rewarded with chocolate at the finish line. Just want to take your sweet time? Run, jog, or walk your way through these courses and enjoy two chocolate stops along the way from VandeWalle's Candies! At the finish line you will be greeted with melted chocolate with treats for dipping. Kids can join in too! Each child recieves a race shirt, tote, and a finisher cookie. Each participant will receive a techinical quarter zip jacket, race tote, and a Chocoholic Frolic Finisher Bar.

Start Times: 10k - 8:30am, 5k - 9:30am, Kids K - 11:00am

Race Awards

Chocolately awards will be given to the top three overall winners in the 5K and 10K, and first place male and female runner in each age category: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & Up.  There will also be tasty door prizes that every participant has a chance to win. Award ceremonies will immediately follow the race near the finish line. Must be present to win.

This event is limited to 4000 participants. 

No refunds or transfers are allowed for this event

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MDRA Como Park Relays

MDRA Como Park Relays

Lake Como Picnic Pavillion (map)

2017 is the 44th Year!

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

Join the Fun:
This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. High School runners are eligible every week. If you do not have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one. Help make the 2017 relays the biggest and best ever!

Location:
At the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy in St. Paul. From HWY 36 go south on Lexington till Horton Ave. From HWY 94 go north on Lexington till Horton Ave.
Races:
6:30 P.M. kids race 1/4 or 1/2 mile every week
6:45 P.M. 2 person relay

Entry Fee:
$.50 for kids (14 & under)
$2 per runner (17 & under)
$5 per runner (18 & over)

Registration:
No preregistration; just show up in time to register at the race.
High School runners are eligible every week.

Awards:
Ribbons to all finishers!
Championship week: 17 & Under 8/9/17

Championship week: Open, Combined ages 80 & over, 90 & over, 100 & over, 110 & over and 120 & over. 8/30/17

Races:

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Results:
Can be viewed at raceberryjam.com

2016

Race Director
– John Cramer
PH# (651)489-2252
breadmanrunner@yahoo.com

2017 Raksha 5K Walk/Run for Distraction Free Driving

2017 Raksha 5K Walk/Run for Distraction Free Driving

Purgatory Creek Recreation Area (map)

Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that commemorates a centuries old tradition in which a sister ties a ceremonial band on her brother’s wrist and prays for his protection and safety. The brother reciprocates with a pledge to be there for her whenever she needs him. A simple band therefore binds brothers and sisters in an inseparable bond. Much like this bond between brother and sister, we want to encourage a bond between drivers on the road; promising to drive distraction-free in order to protect each other and the community.

MDRA 15K

MDRA 15K

Crosby Regional Park (map)

USATF MN Team Circuit Race for 2017!

Your fall marathon build-up starts here! Start your marathon preparation with a unique distance of 15k (9.33 miles) on a great scenic course near the river.

Course

The course is a loop course.  The race will begin near the picnic shelter at Crosby Farm Park and run along the paths of Crosby Farm Park and Sheppard Road. The race will begin next to the marina on Crosby Farm Road and run east into the park, where participants will run a 1.5 mile loop, then will traveling along the larger outer loop which includes Crosby Farm Park and Sheppard Road.  The course enters the registration area at 8.5 miles, and then will conclude with a smaller 1 mile loop. It will be marked every mile and at every turn.

Entry Fees
$30 – Preregistered (MDRA & USATF Members get a $5 discount)
$35 – Race Day for all – No race day discounts.

Pre-race day registration is online only and closes on Friday, August 4th at 11:59pm.

Race day registration and packet pick up begins at 6:45am in the picnic shelter.

You can join or renew with MDRA when registering both online and race day.

Past Years Results

Participant Gift – All registrants will receive a MDRA 15K hat

Awards – Gift Certificates from RunMN

Top 3 Overall for M & F

Top Master for M & F

Top Age Group for M & F

  •  Under 20
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80+

Safety –Baby strollers, skates and dogs are not allowed on the race course.  Portions of the race course will be open to traffic, so please be aware of your surroundings.

 

MDRA Como Park Relays

MDRA Como Park Relays

Lake Como Picnic Pavillion (map)

2017 is the 44th Year!

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

Join the Fun:
This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. High School runners are eligible every week. If you do not have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one. Help make the 2017 relays the biggest and best ever!

Location:
At the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy in St. Paul. From HWY 36 go south on Lexington till Horton Ave. From HWY 94 go north on Lexington till Horton Ave.
Races:
6:30 P.M. kids race 1/4 or 1/2 mile every week
6:45 P.M. 2 person relay

Entry Fee:
$.50 for kids (14 & under)
$2 per runner (17 & under)
$5 per runner (18 & over)

Registration:
No preregistration; just show up in time to register at the race.
High School runners are eligible every week.

Awards:
Ribbons to all finishers!
Championship week: 17 & Under 8/9/17

Championship week: Open, Combined ages 80 & over, 90 & over, 100 & over, 110 & over and 120 & over. 8/30/17

Races:

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Results:
Can be viewed at raceberryjam.com

2016

Race Director
– John Cramer
PH# (651)489-2252
breadmanrunner@yahoo.com

Ragnar Trail Appalachians - WV Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Appalachians - WV Presented by Salomon

Big Bear Lake Camplands (map)

Nestled in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, Big Bear Lake is one of those places you didn't know you were looking for until you found it. From 5,000 acres of pristine trail running, we carefully selected roughly 15 miles of Appalachian badassery for you and your team. This trail running Mecca provides you with some of the most exciting and challenging trails on the east coast. The trifecta of incredible trail loops will leave you wondering when you can run at Big Bear Lake again.

Ragnar Trail Appalachians-WV is part of the Mudslinger Double Medal Series. Run Ragnar Trail Appalachians-WV and at least one other Mudslinger Ragnar in 2017: Reebok Ragnar Washington D.C.Reebok Ragnar Pennsylvania, and Ragnar Trail Richmond-VA. Run two races to earn the Double Medal. Run a 3rd (or 4th?!) to capture the coveted flair.

A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk TWIN CITIES

A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk TWIN CITIES

Lake Harriet Bandshell (map)

The 11th annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities raises awareness about lung cancer and funds for drastically underfunded lung cancer research. This event features a 5k walk, certified 5k chip-timed run, certified 10k chip-timed run, Survivor Bus Tour, live music, t-shirts, snacks, kids’ activities, prizes for top fundraisers and race finishers, a chance to honor your loved one, oncology updates, resources for lung cancer patients and families and the Rose Raft of Remembrance Ceremony. Free t-shirts guaranteed for those who register before July 31st! To honor or remember your loved one and have their first and last name printed on the back of the t-shirt, register before Monday, July 31st. Submitted names will also be printed on the Survivor Bus.

811 Run and Walk

811 Run and Walk

Lake Calhoun Conference Center (map)

The 811 Run returns to Minnesota on 8.12.17 to promote calling 811 before any digging project. All proceeds from the 811 Run will go to Twin Cities Operation Warm, an organization that provides warm winter coats to children in need. The 5K run/walk will take place around beautiful Lake Calhoun at 8:11 AM followed by a FREE kids fun run. After the race winners will be announced during the FREE safety fair event. Whether you're a runner, walker, or supporter of this great cause, stop out and help us save a life. All runners/walkers receive free locates for life!

Race cancellation and weather policy: 

Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

2017 Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities Nationally Presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb

2017 Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities Nationally Presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lake Phalen Regional Park (map)

The cure for melanoma begins with me.
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) invites you to join us for Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities Nationally Presented by Bristol-Myers Squibb on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Lake Phalen! Melanoma is the deadliest and fatest growing form of skin cancer and we all want a cure to be found soon. Miles for Melanoma is the way people come together to take action and help support this fight and the mission of the MRF. Every step matters and every step counts. There is more to be done and a long way to go, but the finish line is in sight. The energy, enthusiasm and encouragement from Miles for Melanoma teams and participants impacts many lives and many futures. Step up and join Miles for Melanoma Twin Cities today!

MDRA Como Park Relays

MDRA Como Park Relays

Como Lake Picnic Pavillion (map)

2017 is the 44th Year!

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

Join the Fun:
This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. High School runners are eligible every week. If you do not have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one. Help make the 2016 relays the biggest and best ever!

Location:
At the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy in St. Paul. From HWY 36 go south on Lexington till Horton Ave. From HWY 94 go north on Lexington till Horton Ave.
Races:
6:30 P.M. kids race 1/4 or 1/2 mile every week
6:45 P.M. 2 person relay

Entry Fee:
$.50 for kids (14 & under)
$2 per runner (17 & under)
$5 per runner (18 & over)

Registration:
No preregistration; just show up in time to register at the race.
High School runners are eligible every week.

Awards:
Ribbons to all finishers!
Championship week: 17 & Under 8/9/17

Championship week: Open, Combined ages 80 & over, 90 & over, 100 & over, 110 & over and 120 & over. 8/30/17

Races:

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Results:
Can be viewed at raceberryjam.com

2016

Race Director
– John Cramer
PH# (651)489-2252
breadmanrunner@yahoo.com

Reebok Ragnar Great River

Reebok Ragnar Great River

Levee Park (map)

Reebok Ragnar Relay Great River brings together the magic of running through rural and urban Minnesota, bonding with new and old friends, and the accomplishment of conquering 200 miles by foot. Your team of 12 (or 6) will start your running adventure on the bank of the Mississippi River in Winona. From there you'll experience every shade of green you can imagine as you run by endless rows of corn fields and through forested areas like Afton State Park. There's no shortage of water views on this course including sunset views on Pepin Lake. Come be a part of 10+ years of history at Ragnar Great River and learn what it means to Find Your Inner Wild!

Ragnar Trail Rainier - WA Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Rainier - WA Presented by Salomon

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort (map)

Ragnar Trail Relays presented by Salomon is heading back to the Evergreen State! Our new venue (which will replace Ragnar Trail Cascades), is located at Crystal Mountain, less than two hours from Seattle. Dubbed Ragnar Trail Rainier-WA, this race features views of mountain lakes, Mt. Rainier and fresh-scented evergreen trees. Grab your team of 8 runners (or ultra-team of 4 runners), and get ready for an unforgettable overnight trail running relay. Not sure how it works? Teams start Friday, and run relay-style, on three different trails, or “loops,” through the night, and into Saturday, until each member has completed all three loops. When you’re not running you’ll enjoy the party-vibe at Ragnar Village, roast s’mores, camp under billions of stars, sleep (maybe), and wait for your turn to run again, and again. Ragnar Trail Relays are like summer camp for adults, with lots of trail running, and no curfew. Mark your running calendar for Aug. 18 -19, we’ll see you at Crystal Mountain!

Run For The Melon

Run For The Melon

2017 Details Coming Soon!

Officer Sean Silvera Rotary Run

Officer Sean Silvera Rotary Run

Lino Lakes City Offices/ YMCA (map)

Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run as part of the 2017 Blue Heron Days.  This event includes a certified, chip-timed 5K run with a Public Safety Challenge competition.  This year we are also pleased to add a “Daisy Dash” Family 2K to walk, run or roll together for those who want to participate but are interested in something shorter than a 5K.  The YMCA will also host a Splash and Dash (swim and run) for kids ages 5-12.  Whether this is your 1st, 10th or 100th race, please join us to help honor Shawn’s memory, celebrate his legacy, and pay tribute to our community.

Sponsored by the Chain of Lakes Rotarians, SMW Financial Credit Union, and the City of Lino Lakes Parks & Recreation Department; event proceeds benefit the MN Law Enforcement Explorers Scholarship Fund, MN Concerns of Police Survivors and Centennial High School STRIVE Scholarships.  

Race Day Schedule:

Registration for the 5K/Daisy Dash Family 2K packet pick-up:

7:00 – 8:45 am                                                                       

Splash & Dash packet pickup:

8:00 – 9:15 am

Start times:

8:00 am 5K Run

8:45 am 5K Awards Ceremony, silent auction winners

9:00 am Daisy Dash Family 2K

9:30 am YMCA Splash & Dash (kids swim and run Duathlon)

Registration:

Pre-registration is available online until August 16.

Race day registration is available on-site for all events.

5K

Pre-registration: $25

Race-day registration: $30

Daisy Dash Family 2K

Pre-registration and race-day registration:

13 and over: $15

12 and under: $10

YMCA Splash and Dash Duathlon (Ages 5-12)

Pre-registration and race-day registration:

YMCA Member:  $12

Additional YMCA Member: $7

Non-YMCA Member: $15

Additional Non-YMCA Member: $10

Pre-registered participants receive a commemorative performance t-shirt.  Race day registrants may receive a 2017 or 2016 shirt, based on availability.

Race Details

5K

The 5K run is a certified, chip-timed, trail-based loop course that begins at the pavilion in the park outside the Lino Lakes YMCA, and ends on the trail behind the YMCA.  The top 3 males and females from each age group are recognized.

Daisy Dash Family 2K

New in 2017, the Daisy Dash Family 2K is a fun run (or walk, or toddle, or roll), non-timed, trail-based loop that begins and ends on the trail behind the YMCA.  This is designed for those who want to participate in the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run, but want an option shorter than the 5K.

The name “Daisy Dash” is symbolic and significant, as it honors Shawn’s love for his wife and family.  On the 12th of each month, Shawn brought Jennifer daisies to celebrate their wedding day.

YMCA Splash and Dash Duathlon Details

The Splash and Dash is a timed swim and run event that will take place at the YMCA (with the run on the county trail system). The top 3 will be awarded and all pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt. 

Public Safety Team Challenge:

2017 marks the 10th year of the Public Safety Team Challenge, a team competition as part of the 5K race. The trophy currently resides with the 2016 champions from the FBI. To participate, register as an individual, and stop by the Public Safety Challenge registration table the morning of the run to register your team.

For more information, email Chad Schirmers at  chad.schirmers@ci.lino-lakes.mn.us

Race day events also Include:

Silent Auction

Arts, crafts & activities for kids

Music

Vendors

and more!                                                                                     

For additional information, directions and more visit www.shawnsilvera.org, www.linolakesymca.org, www.chainoflakesrotary.com or www.blueherondays.org.

The beneficiaries of this year's run are:

MN Law Enforcement Explorers Scholarship Fund

MN Concerns of Police Survivors

Centennial High School STRIVE Scholarships

Rock The Pavement

Rock The Pavement

Lake Calhoun Executive Center (map)

Chip Timed 10K: 8:10am

Chip Timed 5K: 8:20am

5K Walkers: 8:20am

Kid's Fun Run: 9:30am

With the best 5K and 10K course in Minnesota, this is an event you won’t want to miss!!! Join the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation as we Rock the Pavement on August 19, 2017!!!Choose to run or walk a 5K or 10K around beautiful Lake Calhoun!

All proceeds from the Rock the Pavement 5K and 10K benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation in the fight for a cure to end Muscular Dystrophy! Muscular Dystrophy encompasses a range of muscle diseases that lead to the loss of muscle function, independence and life. With your support as a runner, walker, or roller, we can fund research to cure and end these diseases!

Leading Ladies Marathon and Half Marathon

Leading Ladies Marathon and Half Marathon

Spearfish City Park (map)

GRATITUDE

 “The Lady” has been running since 2005! Given that I planned to do it just once, I think celebrating Lucky 13 with a theme of Gratitude is appropriate. Specifically, I am grateful for the myriad new and wonderful people in my life, the rich and varied experiences you have orchestrated, the inimitable feeling of witnessing courage and daring in motion. All the stories, all thesmiles, sweaty hugs, warm blessings, great laughs…and just knowing you have created your own amazing and incalculable personal difference. What you will never truly appreciate, is the difference you have launched in others by your bold action.

So, 2017 is the Lucky 13 Lady Gratitude Journey. (Much like the vaunted Gratitude Journal, only more about running shoes than pencil lead!) I will send out a monthly Gratitude Index…I invite you to send me any Running and Being (thank you Dr. Sheehan) specific gratitude’s you would like to share. Let’s celebrate a brand new year and number 13 with the Canyon.

Running On…

Elaine

Marathon Expo/Packet Pick-Up

Holiday Inn Spearfish Convention Center

305 N 27th St., Spearfish, SD

Friday, August 18, 2017

5:00 to 7:00

Saturday, August 19, 2017

 9:00 to 5:00

 

MDRA Como Park Relays

MDRA Como Park Relays

Como Lake Picnic Pavillion (map)

2017 is the 44th Year!

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

Join the Fun:
This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. High School runners are eligible every week. If you do not have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one. Help make the 2017 relays the biggest and best ever!

Location:
At the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy in St. Paul. From HWY 36 go south on Lexington till Horton Ave. From HWY 94 go north on Lexington till Horton Ave.
Races:
6:30 P.M. kids race 1/4 or 1/2 mile every week
6:45 P.M. 2 person relay

Entry Fee:
$.50 for kids (14 & under)
$2 per runner (17 & under)
$5 per runner (18 & over)

Registration:
No preregistration; just show up in time to register at the race.
High School runners are eligible every week.

Awards:
Ribbons to all finishers!
Championship week: 17 & Under 8/9/17

Championship week: Open, Combined ages 80 & over, 90 & over, 100 & over, 110 & over and 120 & over. 8/30/17

Races:

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Results:
Can be viewed at raceberryjam.com

2016

Race Director
– John Cramer
PH# (651)489-2252
breadmanrunner@yahoo.com

Reebok Ragnar Colorado

Reebok Ragnar Colorado

Copper Mountain Resort (map)

There’s nothing quite like the Rocky Mountain Runner’s High that you’ll experience at Reebok Ragnar Relay Colorado. Reaching 10,000 ft. at its highest point, it has been dubbed as one of the hardest Ragnar Relays in the series – it might just literally take your breath away. You and your team will start the journey at Copper Mountain Ski Resort. From there, you’ll tackle 200-ish miles of relay running through the heart of four world-famous Colorado ski towns on bike paths, single-track trails and backwoods roads. There’s never a bad view as you experience the Colorado Rocky Mountain Range and White River National Forest. Ragnarians will find their inner wild among sweeping vistas, glittering waterways and larger than life mountains. Medal lust, craft beer, and a party will pull you towards the finish line at Snowmass Resort where you’ll celebrate together and share stories of a lifetime.

Reebok Ragnar Colorado is part of the Double Medal Series. Run both Reebok Ragnar Colorado and Ragnar Trail Snowmass-CO and earn the Rocky Mountain Fever Double Medal.

Maple Grove Tri presented by Life Time

Maple Grove Tri presented by Life Time

Weaver Lake Beach (map)

The Maple Grove Tri presented by Life Time is under new local ownership!  Krank Productions LLC is a joint venture between Coach Kris Swarthout and Frank Blackstock.  Kris and Frank are not new to producing top level events, they have been producing and managing everything from small local races to large format national level events around the United States since 2010.  Both Kris and Frank have strong local ties to Maple Grove and the Maple Grove area and and they have both competed in the race during previous years.  They look forward to continuing the great legacy of the Maple Grove Tri and wish all this years athletes the best of luck.  This years race will take place on August 26th at Weaver Lake Beach.   For complete race information including registration, volunteer and sponsorship opportunities please visit www.maplegrovetri.com

Minnesota Zoo’s Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run

Minnesota Zoo’s Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run

Minnesota Zoo (map)

Join us for our annual Tiger Tracks 5K & Kids’ Run to save wildlife.  Both the 5K and ½ mile kids’ run will start at the Shady Oaks Picnic area.  The 5K run/walk course goes through the Zoo along the outdoor trails.  All runners will receive a Tiger Tracks t-shirt and free admission to the Zoo on race day.  Strollers are allowed along the 5K course and ½ mile kids’ run.

8:00 a.m.         5k
8:45 a.m.         ½ Mile Kids’ Run

Pre-Registration
5K - $30                                      ½ Mile Kids’ Run - $15

Race Day Registration
5K-  $35                                       ½ Mile Kids’ Run - $20

RLR Start With a Dream 5K/Kids Run

RLR Start With a Dream 5K/Kids Run

Father Hennepin Bluff Park (map)

Join us for RLR's first Start With a Dream 5K and Kid's Race Saturday, Aug. 26th! 

This unique and fun event is for all ages, so get your entire family together to run, walk or jog for an amazing cause. 

We promise amazing sponsors and swag! 

All event proceeds benefit RLR's youth programs and founding scholarship fund efforts. To learn more about RLR's mission to inspire youth to dream BIG, set goals and accomplish their own definition of success, visit runlikerel.com 

MDRA Como Park Relays

MDRA Como Park Relays

Como Lake Picnic Pavillion (map)

2017 is the 44th Year!

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Join the Fun:
This series of races (which began in 1974) are a great way to get in shape and improve your fitness. All level of runners are encouraged to compete and have fun. High School runners are eligible every week. If you do not have a partner, just show up early and we will find you one. Help make the 2017 relays the biggest and best ever!

Location:
At the intersection of Horton Ave. and Lexington Pkwy in St. Paul. From HWY 36 go south on Lexington till Horton Ave. From HWY 94 go north on Lexington till Horton Ave.
Races:
6:30 P.M. kids race 1/4 or 1/2 mile every week
6:45 P.M. 2 person relay

Entry Fee:
$.50 for kids (14 & under)
$2 per runner (17 & under)
$5 per runner (18 & over)

Registration:
No preregistration; just show up in time to register at the race.
High School runners are eligible every week.

Awards:
Ribbons to all finishers!
Championship week: 17 & Under 8/9/17

Championship week: Open, Combined ages 80 & over, 90 & over, 100 & over, 110 & over and 120 & over. 8/30/17

Races:

8/2/17 – 2 Person 8x1k relay

8/9/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/16/17 – 2 Person 10x1k relay

8/23/17 – 2 Person 6×1 mile relay

8/30/17 -2 Person 8×1 mile relay

Results:
Can be viewed at raceberryjam.com

2016

Race Director
– John Cramer
PH# (651)489-2252
breadmanrunner@yahoo.com

MDRA Victory Labor Day Races

MDRA Victory Labor Day Races

Webber Park (map)

Location

Victory Memorial Drive. The race begins and ends at Webber Park in north Minneapolis at Webber Parkway and Colfax Ave N., northwest of downtown Minneapolis.

Take I-94 to Dowling Ave exit. Go west 2 blocks to Lyndale, right (north) 4-1/2 blocks to Webber Parkway. Left 3 blocks to race start. Approximately 4 miles north of downtown Minneapolis, near 42nd and Lyndale Ave N. Click here for a map.

Course

This course is flat, straight and fast! It starts on Webber Parkway near Colfax and proceeds west on Victory Memorial Drive to the flagpole. It then turns directly south to Lowry to the halfway point turn-around and returns the same route, finishing on Webber Parkway near Bryant Ave. USATF certified. Split at 1 mile. The 5K course is flat asphalt, out and back.

The Victory Lap Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run course will start on the road, enter the park and circle a pond.

Results

Results posted at finish, at this web site and published in RunMinnesota. Runners whose email addresses are known will receive individual results by email on race day. Click here for past year's results.

Awards

Prize Money:
Cash prizes ($300, $200, $100) to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall finishers and $150 to first Masters in the men's and women's 10K.

Age Group Awards:
Awards go to the first place finishers in the 10K and 5K, men and women: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+ and wheelers.

Double Header:
Awards will also be made to the runners who complete both the 5K and 10K in the lowest total time.

Giveaway

Shirts to all participants in 10K and 5K. Short sleeve t-shirts for the Victory Lap Kids Fun Run participants available on race day.

Entry Fees

5K pre-registered: $25 thru April 30, $30 thru August 15, $35 thru September 4

10K pre-registered: $30 thru April 30, $35 thru August 15, $40 thru September 4

5K race day: $40

10K race day: $45

Double Header:$45 thru April 30, $50 thru August 15, $60 thru September 4

Double Header race day: No Race Day Registration

Kid's Victory Lap: $8

Discounts:
$5 discount to MDRA members for the 5K, 10K or Double Header and $5 discount to USATF Minnesota members for the 10K. Sign up here! Only one discount may be applied.

Registration

Click here to register online. Online registration closes on Friday, September 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Walk in registration will be available at Marathon Sports, 50th and Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note walk-in registration is for NEW registrations only. If you registered online, you will be able to pick-up your race packet and shirt either on Race Day or at Pre-race Packet Pick-up.

Race day entry beginning at 6:30 a.m. at Webber Park.

Numbers are not transferable. Fees are not refundable.

Packet Pickup

Pre-race packet pickup will be available at Marathon Sports, 50th and Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. All pre-registered runners who registered online may pick up their race numbers and shirts at this time.

You may also pick up your packet on race day at Webber Park beginning at 6:30 a.m.(race site).

Safety

Baby strollers, skates and dogs are not allowed on the race course.

Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer, please call the Sam at 612-327-2661 or email Sam, mountaingoatrunning@gmail.com. All volunteers will receive a sweet volunteer T-shirt.

Post Race Fun

Join us after the race for a community picnic hosted by the Camden Lyons and the Webber - Camden and Folwell Neighborhood Organizations. Free hotdogs, chips and lemonade for race participants. Then take a dip in the Webber Natural Swimming Pool, the first public swimming pool in North America to have a natural filtration system that uses plants in a nearby pond rather than chemicals to treat the water.

Ragnar Trail Cottage Country - ON Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Cottage Country - ON Presented by Salomon

Hardwood Ski & Bike (map)

Ragnar Trail Cottage Country-ON presented by Salomon is a brand new trail running adventure coming to Ontario on Sept. 8-9, 2017. Only 90 minutes from Toronto, right outside of Orillia lies an adventure seeker’s paradise known as Hardwood Ski and Bike. Your team of 8 members (or 4 ultra members) will conquer a set of three trails, or “loops”, that start and stop at Ragnar Village. Teams start on Friday morning, run through the night with headlamps, and finish on Saturday. When you’re not running, you’ll enjoy camping with friends, bonfires, s’mores and party vibe that is unique to Ragnar. This overnight running relay is everything you loved about summer camp as a kid, with WILD trails to enjoy, billions of stars overhead, and no curfew. Mark your running calendar, and join us in Cottage Country for Ragnar Trail’s first foray into Canada.

Ragnar Trail Cottage Country-ON is part of the Oh, Canada Double Medal Series. Run Ragnar Trail Cottage Country-ON and at least one other Canadian Ragnar in 2017: Reebok Ragnar Niagara and Ragnar Trail Mont-Tremblant-QC. Run two races to earn the Double Medal. Run a 3rd to capture the coveted flair.

Running of the Bays

Running of the Bays

Grandview Middle School (map)

The Running of the Bays Half Marathon is a certified half marathon course that starts in the quaint little town of Mound, Minnesota and meanders through some of the most beautiful bays that lake Minnetonka has to offer.

The Half Marathon will leave town in a northerly direction and first experience the country side via county roads and the Luce Line trail. Runners will leave the Luce line trail and merge with the soothing waters along the bays of Lake Minnetonka. You will enjoy running the home stretch back into Mound on the shaded Dakota trail!

The 5K is a loop that finishes at Bethel United Methodist Church. The 5K Family fun run is for ages and paces. Strollers are welcome at the back of the 5K start.

Event details and schedule

 

NOTICE - Packet pickup will be held at Lord Fletchers,3746 Sunset Dr, Spring Park, MN 55384;  Friday, Sept. 8th, 4-7pm

Race Day:  

Half Marathon Start: 7:30a

5K Start:  7:35a

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather. This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media. No refunds or transfers allowed.

Ramsey Happy Days 5k and Youth Fun Run

Ramsey Happy Days 5k and Youth Fun Run

Bring the whole family to participate in the Happy Days 5K or Youth Fun Run (ages 9 and under) on Saturday, September 9, 2017, sponsored by Connexus Energy. The 5K route is USATF certified and covers the beautiful city streets of downtown Ramsey, MN. After the race, all runners receive a FREE pancake breakfast with the presentation of their race bibs at the Ramsey Municipal Center from 8:30am-11:30am.  

The top male and female finisher in each age group will receive an award, and all runners receive a free t-shirt. The age group categories are as follows:  14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

The Youth Fun Run is untimed, free of cost, and includes a t-shirt and medal.  However, registration is still required.  

The 5K race will begin at 9:00 am with day-of registration offered from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and t-shirt and race packet pickup from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. The Youth Fun Run starts at 10 a.m. with the awards ceremony for all runners beginning shortly after.

Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's

Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's

Target Field (map)

Alzheimer’s is an epidemic devastating our families, our finances and our future. The disease is all around us — but the power to stop it is within us.  Join us for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Last year, more than 11,000 people of all ages and abilities came together at the Twin Cities Walk to End Alzheimer's to reclaim the future for millions. Lead the way to the end of Alzheimer's. Register today at alz.org/walk.

MDRA Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon

MDRA Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon

Beard's Plaisance (map)

The Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon provides a great stand-alone challenge and/or a perfect training test for those running Twin Cities Marathon or other fall marathons. Selected to be the Minnesota Half Marathon championships and one of the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit events. 2016 USATF MN Team Circuit.

Start
8:00 AM Sharp! Race Start Line will be at Beard’s Plaisance, which is just south of 45th Street and the tennis courts .
Course Details

The half-marathon course is USATF certified. Race timing will also provide runners with a certified 10 mile split. The race finish line is at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. The course is traffic free and run mostly on the parkways surrounding the two inner-city lakes. Each mile is marked and water and powered are available at least every 5K. For course details see the Course Map

Chip Timing
Runners will receive net times as well as clock times, along with the certified 10 mile split.The chips are NOT disposable. A fee of $10 will be charged for chips lost or not returned.

Splits
1M, 5K, and 10K

Finisher Goodies
All participants will receive the classic City of Lakes mug and a finisher medallion.

2017 Entry Information
2017 field limited to 1500 entries. Entries are neither transferable nor refundable after issue.

The 2017 early entry fee is $50.00 if received on or before May 31. Fees go to $55 if received between June 1 – July 31, $60 between August 1 and September 10. If space remains, registration will be available at packet pick-up on September 11th and 12th and also Race Day for $65. Early registration is encouraged. USATF members indicating their USATF number on their entries will be eligible for a $5.00 discount off the listed entry fees. MDRA members are also eligible for a $5.00 discount off the listed entry fees. Maximum total discount for members of both USATF and MDRA is $5.

Get Your Rear In Gear/Tour de Tush

Get Your Rear In Gear/Tour de Tush

Veterans Memorial Park (map)

Get Your Rear in Gear and Tour de Tush – Twin Cities, a 5K Run/Walk, Kids' Fun Run and 25-Mile Bike Ride raises funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Twin Cities-area. Money raised will stay in our community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. With your help, we can positively increase screening rates for this highly preventable cancer.

Best Buy Run for the United Way

Best Buy Run for the United Way

Donaldson Park (map)

2017 Results

Best Buy is proud to announce its annaul Fall 5k Fun Run. This event is in its 16th year and is open anyone.   
Register online and receive a free Best Buy running tee-shirt!
We will have great door prizes!

Race Day and time: 11:30am

September 14th,

Pickup starts at 10:30am at the race site.

Race time 11:30 am

Race cancellation and weather policy:

Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

Reebok Ragnar Reach The Beach

Reebok Ragnar Reach The Beach

Bretton Woods Ski Area (map)

Reebok Ragnar Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. Reach the Beach will take place in picturesque New Hampshire during the start of the New England foliage season. The event will start at the Bretton Woods Ski area.

From there, the course will take teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountain top vistas, and the occasional covered bridge ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park – NH.

Hampton Beach is located one hour from downtown Boston off of I-95 and is just 10 miles south of Portsmouth, NH. Its beautiful beaches and many state parks make it a major three-season tourist destination. The finish area at the Hampton Beach State Park will host a post-race party for all competitors, sponsors, volunteers, family and friends. There will also be provisions for massage, music, food, and fun.

Ragnar Trail Mont Tremblant - QC Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Mont Tremblant - QC Presented by Salomon

Domaine St-Bernard (map)

Ragnar Trail Mont-Tremblant presented by Salomon is a one-of-a-kind overnight trail running relay, coming to the Laurentian Mountains on Domaine Saint-Bernard preserve. Teams of 8 runners (or ultra-teams of 4 runners) will run relay-style from Friday, through the night, and into Saturday on three different trails. The green, yellow and red trails are different, challenging and fun, just like the runners who conquer them. When you're not soaking up the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer, you'll be camping at Ragnar Village where you can expect s'mores, bonfires, entertainment and a party-like atmosphere.

This is truly the perfect home for Ragnar Trail in Canada. The storied destination town of Mont-Tremblant offers the perfect combination of challenging trails and breathtaking sights. For those of you new to Ragnar Trail, it's like summer camp for adults, without a curfew. This is your chance to find your inner WILD under billions of stars, surrounded by friends and soon to be friends.

Ragnar Trail Mont-Tremblant-QC is part of the Oh, Canada Double Medal Series. Run Ragnar Trail Mont-Tremblant and at least one other Canadian Ragnar in 2017: Reebok Ragnar Niagara and Ragnar Trail Cottage Country-ON. Run two races to earn the Double Medal. Run a 3rd to capture the coveted flair.

Purple Stride

Purple Stride

Elm Creek Park Reserve (map)

2017 Details Coming Soon!

Twin Cities Walk for Water

Twin Cities Walk for Water

Upper Landing (map)

Inspired by the burden that millions of women and children bear every day walking an average of 3.5 miles to collect water that’s not safe, we Walk for Water to raise awareness of the global water crisis. Join Pace Analytical Services and Pentair in the second Walk For Water Twin Cities in support of Water Mission. Funds raised will help deliver clean safe water to people in developing countries and disaster areas. This is a family-friendly event, open to anyone who wants to raise awareness and support Water Mission.

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Twin Cities

ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk – Twin Cities

Lake Nokomis Community Center (map)

Did you know that 1 in 8 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? The ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk brings together men and their families to show each man that they are not alone in their fight!

Proceeds from the Run/Walk benefit ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. ZERO’s mission to end prostate cancer. For the past twenty years, we have saved lives and stopped pain and suffering by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families. 

Distance: 5K, 1 Mile, Kids Superhero Dash for Dad (approx. 100 yards)

Times: Event times TBD; ZERO will update listing as times become available

Prices: 5K (All Ages) - $30; 1 Miles (All Ages) - $15; Kids Superhero Dash for Dad (Kids ages 0-9) - $15; 5K (Military, Veteran, First Responder) - $20; 5K (Prostate Cancer Patient/Survivor) - $20; Snooze for Dudes (Participate Virtually) - $35

Deadlines: Online registration will close the week of the event on a date to be announced closer to the event. Walk up and onsite registration the day of the event is welcome.

Participants for all 5K, 1 Mile, and Snooze for Dudes registration types will receive a ZERO Run/Walk shirt with registration

Kids Superhero Dash for Dad participants will receive a ZERO superhero cape with registration

All proceeds from the ZERO Run/Walk benefit ZERO’s mission of ending prostate cancer. For the past twenty years, ZERO has saved lives and stopped pain and suffering by advancing research, encouraging action, and providing education and support to men and their families.

Luce Line Lace-Up

Luce Line Lace-Up

Masonic West River Park (map)

The Luce Line Lace-Up offers runners 5 exciting race options and bragging rights for a whole year!

·         The Triple Crow Challenge: 8AM Start

·         Vivid Image Sponsored Half Marathon: 8AM Start

·         3M Hutchinson Running Club Sponsored 10K Run: 8AM Start

·         MEADA 5K Sponsored Run/Walk: 9:15AM Start

·         Special Olympics Sponsored 1-Mile Dash: 10AM Start

Saturday, September 16, 2017; 6:30AM Registration and Check-In

A Visually Stunning Course

Located in the heart of Minnesota, Hutchinson offers the most beautiful and tranquil rural amenities you can imagine for this new running series. The Luce Line Lace-Up features the Luce Line Trail that winds itself through quiet nature offering a chance for all racers to run alongside the historic Crow River. Hutchinson offers a spectacular city-wide art sculpture exhibit, peppered along the parks and trails; some of which you’ll see in the Jaycee’s Riverside Park and the rest you can take time to see after the race! Hutchinson is home to a natural park reserve, with more wildlife than you can count as you run past. Whether you’re planning to take advantage of the flattest course around for a new PR best, or slow down and enjoy the scenery and enthusiasm of those cheering you on, the Luce Line Lace-Up will find a place in your heart and on your permanent annual race calendar!

Veteran’s Suicide Awareness 5K Run

Veteran’s Suicide Awareness 5K Run

Oak Grove Park (map)

Come join the Palmer Lake VFW for our 1st Annual Suicide Awareness 5K. Each day 20

Veterans commit suicide.  That is one veteran every 72 minutes! Take a step to raise

awareness on Veterans suicide! Let our Veterans know they are not alone and resources

are available. Race proceeds to benefit 23rd Veteran which is a non-profit providing a

long term transition for Veterans and Military who have not fully transitioned. The Palmer

Lake VFW Post 3915 wishes to unite Veterans, Military, and Civilians together to fight the

battle against suicide and create a happy and healthy community.

 

King Turkey Day 5K/10K

King Turkey Day 5K/10K

There were over 700 runners and walkers that participated in these 2 great community events! This year we look forward to another great KTD 5K Walk and 10K Race! You will not want to miss these 2 great events in 2017 ...  plus we are adding a 5K run!  The 10K starts downtown and goes around beautiful Lake Okabena and ends back downtown where hundreds of people are cheering you on to the finish line!

Start Times:
5k Run 8:30 AM
5K Walk 8:30 AM
10K Run 10:00 AM

Event fee also includes a Turkey Day Long Sleeved Shirt and post-race refreshments. Awards will be presented to the top 5K runners in the youth, teen and adult categories.  Cash prizes and awards presented to top finishers in each age category the 10K. 

Harmon Farms Trail Run

Harmon Farms Trail Run

Harmon Park Reserve (map)

The run is a perfect warm up for the Twin City Mile and Marathon.  Harmon Park Reserve has moderate hills, rugged, non-paved trails and beautiful scenery.  Two lap course (one lap for 5 mile) with mile markers and water stops.  Awards presented to age category winners and are sponsored by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Salomon.  Dogs are not allowed at this event.

Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks

Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks

Saratoga Spa State Park (map)

Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks kicks off in Saratoga Springs where runners are immediately immersed by the beauty of upstate New York. Teams of 12 (or 6) head north and experience views of Saratoga Lake, the Hudson River and simple countryside. At appropriately named Million Dollar Beach (Lake George) runners find a place to sleep (?), relax, swim, and admire the sunset with friends. Lit-up vans, costumes and a billion stars overhead come together to create an unforgettable night run that you can only experience at Ragnar. Special to this race, those who tackle the hardest leg on the course up Tongue Mountain will be rewarded with extra Ragnar bling. On Saturday, the whisper of crisp air fills your lungs as you run through the golden light of Aspen trees and up the southern side of Lake Champlain. Your team will finish like champions at Lake Placid, the home of two Winter Olympic Games. Discover what it means to find your inner wild on Sept. 22-23. Your sore legs won’t last, but your memories will.

Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks is part of the Double Medal Series. Run Reebok Ragnar Cape Cod and Reebok Ragnar Adirondacks, in 2016, and earn the Nor’easter Double Medal.

Reebok Ragnar Washington D.C.

Reebok Ragnar Washington D.C.

Rocky Gap State Park (map)

With a course that will take you through historic towns and sites and a finish line party in the nation's capitol, this course is often called "Ragnar's Best Kept Secret". You'll start running from the town of Cumberland, Maryland and your team will head east through thick forest trails and scenic paths. Around nightfall, you'll run through the quiet streets of many charming historic Civil War-era towns, ultimately passing within the shadows of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. Celebrate with your teammates as you storm the finish line together in our new finish line at Yards Park in downtown Washington DC! This is a running event you don't want to miss.

Reebok Ragnar Relay Washington DC is part of the Mudslinger Double Medal Series, along with Reebok Ragnar PennsylvaniaRagnar Trail Appalachians-WV, and Ragnar Trail Richmond-VA. Run two races in the series to earn the Mudslinger Double Medal, run a third to earn the unbeatable, attachable flair.

Ragnar Trail Northwoods, Presented by Salomon

Ragnar Trail Northwoods, Presented by Salomon

Nine Mile County Forest (map)

Get ready Midwesters! Ragnar Trail Northwoods-WI presented by Salomon is coming your way in late September! Grab your team of 8 (or 4), and experience the magic of running a Ragnar Trail Relay! This new venue is located at Nine Mile Forest - nestled ten miles outside of Wisconsin's outdoor mecca, Wausau and within sight of Granite Peak Ski Area. Nine Mile Forest is known for cross-country ski trails but you may not realize that when the snow melts, miles of epic single-track running trails await you. Teams run relay style as they conquer the green, yellow, red loops over two days and one night. The course features fun, flowing, smooth, single-track trails that meander under a canopy of oak, pine and birch trees. When youre not running you'll enjoy camping on plush grass, and live entertainment, s'mores, bonfires and mingling with other runners at Ragnar Village.

Grand Forks Marathon 5K

Grand Forks Marathon 5K

Choice Health & Fitness (map)

The SIXTH annual Wild Hog Race Weekend will take place September 22-23rd, 2017. Grand Forks, ND hosts a full weekend of family fun and fitness with a Health & Wellness Expo on Friday at Choice Health and Fitness health club gym, a Family Fun Run, & a 5K. On Saturday morning, participants can choose from a full marathon, half marathon, relay options at either distance, and a 10K. Post-race festivities include a free beverage, a rocking band, and pig races for the entire family to enjoy. Go  HOG WILD by completing the 5K on Friday night and any event on Saturday morning!

Grand Forks Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 10K

Grand Forks Marathon, Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relay and 10K

Choice Health & Fitness (map)

The SIXTH annual Wild Hog Race Weekend will take place September 22-23rd, 2017. Grand Forks, ND hosts a full weekend of family fun and fitness with a Health & Wellness Expo on Friday at Choice Health and Fitness health club gym, a Family Fun Run, & a 5K. On Saturday morning, participants can choose from a full marathon, half marathon, relay options at either distance, and a 10K. Post-race festivities include a free beverage, a rocking band, and pig races for the entire family to enjoy. Go  HOG WILD by completing the 5K on Friday night and any event on Saturday morning!