Rennet Festival - Pioneer Midwest 6K High School Races

Rennet Festival - Pioneer Midwest 6K High School Races

Hyland Lake Park Reserve (map)

2017 Results

During its inaugural year in 2016, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet exceeded expectations and cemented its claim as a destination ski race in the Twin Cities. In 2017, the event expands with the addition of the QBP Fat Bike Rennet and a day-long festival for racers and spectators. 

Kicking off Friday night with a high school race, the Rennet Festival features two days of racing on world-class trails with 5K of guaranteed snow, challenging climbs, and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve. The festival includes an all-day party on Saturday with free activities for all ages, including music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, a sponsor village with food and craft beer available for purchase, and more.
 

Rennet Festival - Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet

Rennet Festival - Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet

Hyland Lake Park Reserve (map)

2017 Results

During its inaugural year in 2016, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet exceeded expectations and cemented its claim as a destination ski race in the Twin Cities. In 2017, the event expands with the addition of the QBP Fat Bike Rennet and a day-long festival for racers and spectators. 

Kicking off Friday night with a high school race, the Rennet Festival features two days of racing on world-class trails with 5K of guaranteed snow, challenging climbs, and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve. The festival includes an all-day party on Saturday with free activities for all ages, including music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, a sponsor village with food and craft beer available for purchase, and more.

Rennet Festival - QBP Fat Bike Rennet

Rennet Festival - QBP Fat Bike Rennet

Hyland Lake Park Reserve (map)

2017 Results

During its inaugural year in 2016, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Ski Rennet exceeded expectations and cemented its claim as a destination ski race in the Twin Cities. In 2017, the event expands with the addition of the QBP Fat Bike Rennet and a day-long festival for racers and spectators. 

Kicking off Friday night with a high school race, the Rennet Festival features two days of racing on world-class trails with 5K of guaranteed snow, challenging climbs, and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve. The festival includes an all-day party on Saturday with free activities for all ages, including music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, a sponsor village with food and craft beer available for purchase, and more.

Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Securian Winter Run - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Securian Center (map)

Sneak Peek at the 2017 Swag

2017 Results

JOIN US JANUARY 28, 2017

It will be perfect weather … for the 32nd annual Securian Winter Run! Embrace the frozen tundra we call home, while enjoying the charm of St. Paul and magnificent Mississippi.

Choose your challenge

Half marathon, 10K or 5K. All courses are USATF certified. Plus, the half-marathon is an official Wave 1 qualifier for the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and has been selected for the MDRA Grand Prix Series.

Show your wild side

This year, we’ve added an extra element of fun with a costume contest. Dress up as your favorite winter-inspired character and you might win the race and a best costume prize!

Warm up to cool swag

Both runners and spectators can keep toasty warm inside Securian Center before, during and after the event.

In addition, every runner will get:

  • Long-sleeve Brooks technical shirt
  • Collector mug
  • Virtual goodie bag
  • St. Paul Winter Carnival button and coupon book

     

  • Three reasons to sign up today

  • Egotism: Bragging rights for a polar contest lesser racers can only shudder at
  • Altruism: All proceeds benefit Saint Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation
  • Athleticism: The half marathon is a Wave 1 qualifier for the 2017 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon

The course will remain closed to traffic until 11:30am on race day.  At that time participants will be directed to move onto the sidewalks and obey all traffic laws until arriving at the finish line.

Weather Policy

PLEASE NOTE NEW START TIMES FOR 2017:

  • 9 a.m. – Half marathon
  • 9:15 a.m. – 10K
  • 9:25 a.m. – 5K
Course Information

Course Information

36th Annual Minnesota CF Tower Climb & Run

36th Annual Minnesota CF Tower Climb & Run

IDS Center (map)

CF Climb is a challenging and unique fitness event where participants climb the flights of stairs in a tall building or around stadiums in a test of endurance and time. Whether climbing to improve timing or to simply cross the finish line, this event is a great way to spend the day with co-workers, friends and family while "Adding Tomorrows" for people with cystic fibrosis. At the end of the climb, participants celebrate at the survival party with delicious food and great entertainment.

Flyin' by the Father

Flyin' by the Father

St. Maximilian Kolbe (map)

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross is a fresh and relevant community building, evangelization effort and health advocacy initiative, created to bring our diocese together in a way that celebrates and exalts our faith and proclaims the gospel.  

Seven events hosted at 7 parish communities with 7 chances to win a TRIP FOR TWO to the Holy Land with Jeff Cavins in January 2018!  All event distances are based on various guiding scriptures - Philippians 3:14 is a 3.14 mile journey or 2 Timothy 4:7 is 4.7KM (2.98 mile journey). We are not USATF certified. We are GOD certified!  

ALL abilities are welcome – beginners, walkers, runners, families and joggers. All finishing participants receive unique swag, custom medals, socks and an uplifting gracious atmosphere. 

Each event is playfully named:
•    Done Before the Nun – Aug 2016
•    Ditch the Deacon – Sept 2016
•    Quicker than the Vicar – Nov 2016
•    Flyin' by the Father – Feb 2017
•    Breeze by the Bishop – April 2017
•    Catch the Cardinal – June 2017
•    Pass the Pope – July 2017
There are two ways to register. You may register for the 7 event series -  Peter the Rock, or for each individual event as a Doubting Thomas.  

Peter the ROCK  - “I’m in and ready to sign up for the entire amazing series!”  All Peter the ROCK series participants receive the following:
•    Holy Land Sweepstakes Entry for EVERY event completed
•    BONUS Holy Land Sweepstakes ENTRY if registered for series by September 24th, 2016
•    TOTAL Number of possible Sweepstakes Entries = 8
•    All Swag Items (moving forward from date of series registration)
•    Custom finishers medal for EACH event completed. Collect all 7 medals to acquire a special message from God.
•    Virtual Goodie Bags from Sponsors
•    Membership to the All Things Catholic Resource Guide
•    Unique Athletes Village
Doubting Thomas – “I’m not ready to commit to the series and only want to register for one event at a time.”  All Doubting Thomas Participants will receive
•    ONE Holy Land Sweepstakes entry after completing at least 5 events inside of the series.
•    Swag (different at each event, related to our Christian faith)
•    Custom finishers medal for EACH event completed. Collect all 7 medals to acquire a special message from God.
•    Virtual Goodie Bags from Sponsors
•    Membership to the All Things Catholic Resource Guide
•    Unique Athletes Village

In addition to these vibrant series events, several hosting sites include a very special Little Lambs Mad Dash for the smallest of participants aged 2-10.

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross recognizes the financial expense of participating for entire families.  Therefor we have a family registration rate of $175, for a primary family of 4 or more (can be any combination of one of the events inside the series and Little Lambs Mad Dash events).  Family registration is only available in paper format and can be found at www.fasterthanthepastorevents.com - must be complete 2 weeks prior to selected event.

One objective of the event series is to build community, both here locally connecting parishes inside of our diocese as well as lifting our local community needs through coat, shoe, sock, food and other types of donations.  Finally each event will be supporting an international initiative of the parishes choice by selling goods (baskets from Uganda, Iron Crosses from Haiti, Purses from Tanzania etc) at the Spirit Shop inside each events athletes village, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the project.

Two weeks upon completion of the Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross event series will be a celebratory mass, followed by an Agape banquet where the Holy Land Trip winner will be announced.  If the winner is present at the banquet they will receive an additional $500 cash prize.

Finally, 10% of total net proceeds, generated by your entry fee are given back to the Archdiocese of Minneapolis / St Paul (restricted for Health and Wellbeing programs for Catholic schools) and 30% is equally shared between the 7 hosting parish sites.

This event series hopes to reframe the current state of our diocese as a vibrant collective Christian Catholic community, evangelizing and exalting our faith and honoring our body in a way that recognizes it as a Divine vessel.

Are you a Catholic business owner?  Do you have a profession that you as a Catholic would like to bring to our greater community?  Vigeo, Inc., parent company of Faster than the Pastor a Journey to the Cross, has a paralleled initiative called All Things Catholic Resource Guide.  Contributing to the a renewed growth of the Catholic church, bringing together the works of our hands and feet to support the excellence of individuals in business and in professional roles.  1 Corinthians 12:4-26. Visit www.vigeoinc.com for more information about this substantial resource guide! 

Flyin' by the Father

February 18th, 2017.  Event #4 in series. Held at both St Maximilian Kolbe in Delano.  Flyin by the Father event start time 8:30AM. Two loop option - event distance, (1 loop, 2.19 miles, 2 loops, 4.38 miles) based on Hosea 2:19 “I will betroth you to me forever; I will betroth you in righteousness and justice in love and compassion.”

A wide variety of Catholic Spirit Apparel items; sweatshirts hats, mittens, sweatpants, jackets, yoga pants, from $25-$85, available inside the athletes village.  

Community outreach to support __________________________

International outreach to support __________________________ 

Flyin by the Father is held in association with the St Maxiliian Kolbe Cana Dinner events 

Winter Wellness Expo & 5k

Winter Wellness Expo & 5k

Church of the Open Door (map)

Come to the 1st Annual Winter Wellness Expo & 5k!

What a great way to reset after the holidays by attending a health & wellness expo and run a race with your friends and family! Be a champion of wellness to your community and join us!

5k & 1 Mile Fun Run

We have a neighborhood 5k race loop all mapped out for 5k participants (this race will be be chip timed) and a 1 mile fun run for kids and families. The Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female finishers for the 5k will receive a medal. We will provide a free light breakfast for runners only. Coffee is being provided by the incredible folks from Dogwood Coffee.

All runners will also receive a:

  • warm beanie 
  • coffee mug
  • expo goody bag 

Get your Winter Creature on!

It will likely be cold...so what better way to dress warm than as your favorite Winter Creature! Best dressed costume will win an awesome prize!!

Wellness Expo

Come warm up inside and walk through the mini Wellness Expo inside Church of the Open Door. We have 15+ exhibitors from the health and wellness industry ready to give you great tips, products, and PRIZES to keep you and your loved ones well! From chiropractors, athletic retailers, to clean eating experts there will be something for everyone!  The expo is free and open to the public so bring your friends! There a few tables remaining for the Expo so if you would like to be an exhibitor please contact Dre Barthel: dre@emergetwincities.org.

We also have the talented baristas from Coffee Cart MPLS making their award winning specialty coffees for $2 each.

Run for the Wellness of single moms in the Twin Cities

Proceeds of this event will benefit the families of the non profit Emerge Mothers Academy. To learn more about how you can support the mission of equipping single mothers to emerge as confident women and caring moms visit their website: www.emergetwincities.org                     

Event weather policy:

The Expo will stay on regardless of weather. However the race portion of this event may be cancelled in the unlikely circumstance of inclement weather such as dangerous windchill/low temps, or unsafe road conditions that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew, and bystanders. All possible attempts will be made to contact those registered by email, the Emerge Mothers Academy website, and social media sites. No refunds or transfers will be allowed.

 

 

American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb

American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb

Ditch the elevators and take the stairs!

It’s time to Step Up to the Challenge and participate in the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb – a unique stair climbing event at the U.S. Bank Center in downtown Milwaukee. This event – the #1 Climb in the NATION – is set to take place on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 3,400 participants, individuals and teams climb the 47 floors and 1,034 steps to the top, all in an effort to fight lung disease. This year’s event will feature firefighters and first responders climbing in full gear, family/friends teams and corporate organizations, as well as those who partake in the “Ultimate Climb” and climb as many times as they want in an hour. There is a climb for everyone! 

All climbers are timed using state-of-the-art chip timing technology to ensure accurate results, but you don’t need to be a star athlete to participate. The average climb time is under 15 minutes (13:29), and we have climbers ages 6-85 participate; all ages and abilities are welcome. All climbers receive a technical t-shirt and a finisher’s medal, plus a 360-degree view of Milwaukee atop the tallest building in Wisconsin! 

Join us and register today! 

Luck O' The Irish Run and Walk

Luck O' The Irish Run and Walk

John Ireland School (map)

 

 

Join us for the fourth annual Luck O' The Irish Run and Walk to benefit John Ireland School in St. Peter MN. This run is a loop course which starts and finishes at John Ireland School.

This is a flat, fast course! There will be technical T-shirts and medals for all 7K participants and technical T-shirts and ribbons for all Kids Race participants.

This is a fun run but will be tag timed! Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female overall finishers.

Watch our posts for a few early bird deadlines. Prices are as follows:

Adult 7K Registration $25.00 - $40.00

Kids Race .7K Registration $12.00 - $25.00   

*NEW Adult + Kids Race-7K & .7K Combo Registration $35.00 - $50.00

Proceeds will benefit John Ireland School.

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE WEDNESDAY MARCH 22ND AT 11:59PM. There will be walk up registration on the day of the event. Shirts are guaranteed through March 10th.

Event details and schedule

Packet pick up: starting at 8:00 am:  in the lobby of John Ireland School located at 1801 West Broadway Ave. (East Entrance)

Race Day Schedule:

7K starts at 9 am

Kids run at 10:30 am

Celebrate the weekend after the race:

John Ireland School would like to encourage all race participants to attend our Luck of the Irish fundraiser the evening of the race at Johnson Hall, located at the Nicollet County Fairgrounds in St Peter.

The evening includes a Roast Pork Dinner for $12, silent auction and live auction. Dinner runs from 5-7 pm, Live Auction starts at 8 pm. Must be 21 years of age to attend the evening festivities, cash bar available.

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.

 

 

 

Fools Five Road Races

Fools Five Road Races

Since 1979 Fools Five Road Race, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research.  We are pleased to announce the 39th running of the Fools Five race.  This year promises to be bigger and better.  Since its inception, the Fools Five Road Race has raised over $2.0m in cancer research funding! 

Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome in both distances, but pets, rollerblades, and bicycles are not allowed.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to raise pledges. Silent and live auctions take place Friday evening preceding race day. All pledges are donated to cancer research.

COURSE INFORMATION:                                                                                                       

Fools Five is a Minnesota certified 8K race (4.97 miles), as well as a 1-mile race.
Aid stations will be available
Official rules and course map, available at
www.foolsfive.org
NO PETS, bikes or rollerblades allowed in the race                               

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:                                                                                                       

Friday, March 31, 2017:

Live & Silent Auctions at Lewiston Community Center
  75 Rice Street, Lewiston, MN 55952

Doors Open:      4:30pm

Silent Auction:  5:00pm to 8:00pm

Live Auction:    6:00pm until last item is sold

Food available for purchase

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017:

Registration & Packet Pick-up at the Lewiston – Altura High School
  100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952
  1:00pm to 4:00pm

Day of the Race Sunday, April 2, 2017:

 Registration & Packet Pick-up at the Lewiston – Altura High School
   100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952
   Registration from 9:00am to 12:00pm
   Packet Pick-up from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Fools Five Road Race begins at 1:00pm

 

FACILITIES:  

Dressing rooms and showers available at Lewiston Altura High School
Please bring your own towels!


FUNDRAISING:

Each runner is encouraged (but not required) to raise pledges
Each person who raises $20.00 or more receives a free T-shirt
Fools Five is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization

SOCIAL HOUR

Awards, free snacks, soft drinks and ice cream
We invite all runners, their families and race donators to attend

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.

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

4.01K Race for Financial Fitness

Boom Island (map)

Love to run? Love a good cause? Grab your friends, family and coworkers and come walk, run or jog for your physical and financial fitness on April 7, 2017! The 2nd annual 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness is an event for all ages, and everyone is welcome - the more runners the better!

Every good race deserves a great after party! Join us after you cross the finish line for our Well-a-Bration Celebration! Cool down and jam out to live music and enjoy free beer and food. Additionally, five free Fitbits will be given away! Stick around and stay awhile - this is one post-race party you won't want to miss.

This event benefits Junior Achievement. Junior Achievement offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to grade school students across the United States. JA empowers students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world, thereby enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Fred Kurz 10 Mile

Fred Kurz 10 Mile

Wayzata Central Middle School (map)

Test yourself against area runners of all ages and ability levels. Enjoy the camaraderie of a mass finish (instead of the standard mass start). First held in Minneapolis on April 1, 1962, the Fred Kurz 10 Mile features a time-handicapped start. A runner’s starting time is based on a calculation of their anticipated pace, based on their results in recent races. Slower runners start first and, ideally, all runners finishing about 10:30. The goal: Catch the runner in front of you, but not too soon. At the Fred Kurz, everyone celebrates at the finish together.

The race starts and finishes at Wayzata Central Middle School, near the intersection of Vicksburg Lane North and Gleason Lake Road (East County Road 15). Course runs out and back five miles on the Luce Line Trail. Surface is mostly hard packed granular clay.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K

Boom Island (map)

The Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed back to Boom Island Park in Minneapolis on April 15, 2017! Register today and use code ANDERSON2017 at checkout for a free Hot Chocolate visor at packet pickup.

Trail Mix

Trail Mix

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve (map)

Kick start your running season at one of the oldest and most loved spring trail races in Minnesota. Three great distances include a 50K Ultra (solo), 25K (solo) 12.5K (Solo), 50K team (4-person teams/12.K per runner) and 25K team (2-person teams/12.5K per runner). A 12.5K-looped course of turf trail weaves runners over rolling hills, through prairies and big woods landscapes, and offers scenic views of wetland areas. Race proceeds are donated to Three Rivers Park District’s Adaptive Equipment Fund.

Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/Cleanup

Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/Cleanup

Boom Island Park (map)

Bee with Us!

Join us for a 5K  Bee Run or Walk, and Earth Day River Clean Up, in the only National Park offering scenic views along the great Mississippi River.  Begin the race in the 40-acre Boom Island Park, the most historic areas of the city.  Discover one of the most natural, scenic, and native habitats in Minneapolis.

Join the Great River Coalition, a 501 c3, nonprofit organization, sponsor of the 5K Run/Walk, Earth Day River Clean-Up along with the National Park Service, and the Minneapolis Parks, voted the number one park system in the United States!

Help save our bees and their habitat by participating in a National movement!

Register today!

Get “sweet” swag!

A chance to win great prizes!  Costumes are welcome, with prizes for the best!  Swarms encouraged!

Feel the Buzz on Earth Day, Saturday April 22, 2017.

An event sponsored by the National Park Service, the Minneapolis Parks, and the Great River Coalition!

Location:

Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/Cleanup

724 Sibley Street Northeast (Boom Island Park)

Minneapolis, MN, 55413 United States

·         Saturday, April 22, 2017

·         9:00am  12:30pm

·         Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

 

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP
Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Friday, April 21, 3:00 - 6:00 pm

RACE DAY
REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am
PACKET PICKUP opens at 7:30 am
FUN RUN/WALK starts at 9:00 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts at 9:30 am  (bags & gloves will be provided)

Second Chances 5K

Second Chances 5K

Sea Foam Stadium, Concordia University (map)

Join Prison Fellowship® for its Second Chances 5K Run/Walk! Come run for yourself, on behalf of a loved one or friend who needs a second chance, or to promote a more redemptive and just society for all.

 

America’s criminal justice system has exploded over the past 40 years, and today almost everyone knows someone who has served time. The many long-term, punitive effects of a criminal record—no matter how minor—can constitute a “second prison” of diminished opportunity. This second prison is a reality for more than 65 million people and costs the American economy more than $65 billion in lost economic output. 

 

The Second Prison Project is a Prison Fellowship campaign to unlock second chances so that people can reach their God-given potential. We seek to expose and overcome of the stigma and restrictions facing people with a criminal record, challenge stereotypes of the formerly incarcerated, and restore hope for people who want to fully and freely contribute their gifts so their communities can flourish.  

 

At the Second Chances 5K Run/Walk, the Twin Cities community will come together not just to run a race, but to be part of a national movement to fully restore those whose lives have been affected by crime and incarceration. This movement includes people still behind bars. Prison Fellowship is working with the Minnesota Department of Corrections to identify correctional facilities that will host 5Ks, where incarcerated people will be running for the second chance to be a productive citizen. 

 

Sea Foam Stadium, Concordia University

281 Hamline Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55104

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017

 

Packet pick-up and race-day registration: 8:00 a.m.

Rally: 9:05 a.m.

5K Start: 9:30 a.m.

 

The 5K is ChronoTrack-timed. Awards will be distributed after the event. 

 

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 timeframe includes set-up, race, and tear-down. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media. No refunds or transfers are permitted.

Breeze by the Bishop

Breeze by the Bishop

St. John Neumann (map)

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross is a fresh and relevant community building, evangelization effort and health advocacy initiative, created to bring our diocese together in a way that celebrates and exalts our faith and proclaims the gospel.  

Seven events hosted at 7 parish communities with 7 chances to win a TRIP FOR TWO to the Holy Land with Jeff Cavins in January 2018!  All event distances are based on various guiding scriptures - Philippians 3:14 is a 3.14 mile journey or 2 Timothy 4:7 is 4.7KM (2.98 mile journey). We are not USATF certified. We are GOD certified!  

ALL abilities are welcome – beginners, walkers, runners, families and joggers. All finishing participants receive unique swag, custom medals, socks and an uplifting gracious atmosphere. 

Each event is playfully named:
•    Done Before the Nun – Aug 2016
•    Ditch the Deacon – Sept 2016
•    Quicker than the Vicar – Nov 2016
•    Flyin by the Father – Feb 2017
•    Breeze by the Bishop – April 2017
•    Catch the Cardinal – June 2017
•    Pass the Pope – July 2017
There are two ways to register. You may register for the 7 event series -  Peter the Rock, or for each individual event as a Doubting Thomas.  

Peter the ROCK  - “I’m in and ready to sign up for the entire amazing series!”  All Peter the ROCK series participants receive the following:
•    Holy Land Sweepstakes Entry for EVERY event completed
•    BONUS Holy Land Sweepstakes ENTRY if registered for series by September 24th, 2016
•    TOTAL Number of possible Sweepstakes Entries = 8
•    All Swag Items (moving forward from date of series registration)
•    Custom finishers medal for EACH event completed. Collect all 7 medals to acquire a special message from God.
•    Virtual Goodie Bags from Sponsors
•    Membership to the All Things Catholic Resource Guide
•    Unique Athletes Village
Doubting Thomas – “I’m not ready to commit to the series and only want to register for one event at a time.”  All Doubting Thomas Participants will receive
•    ONE Holy Land Sweepstakes entry after completing at least 5 events inside of the series.
•    Swag (different at each event, related to our Christian faith)
•    Custom finishers medal for EACH event completed. Collect all 7 medals to acquire a special message from God.
•    Virtual Goodie Bags from Sponsors
•    Membership to the All Things Catholic Resource Guide
•    Unique Athletes Village

In addition to these vibrant series events, several hosting sites include a very special Little Lambs Mad Dash for the smallest of participants aged 2-10.

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross recognizes the financial expense of participating for entire families.  Therefor we have a family registration rate of $175, for a primary family of 4 or more (can be any combination of one of the events inside the series and Little Lambs Mad Dash events).  Family registration is only available in paper format and can be found at www.fasterthanthepastorevents.com - must be complete 2 weeks prior to selected event.

One objective of the event series is to build community, both here locally connecting parishes inside of our diocese as well as lifting our local community needs through coat, shoe, sock, food and other types of donations.  Finally each event will be supporting an international initiative of the parishes choice by selling goods (baskets from Uganda, Iron Crosses from Haiti, Purses from Tanzania etc) at the Spirit Shop inside each events athletes village, with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the project.

Two weeks upon completion of the Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross event series will be a celebratory mass, followed by an Agape banquet where the Holy Land Trip winner will be announced.  If the winner is present at the banquet they will receive an additional $500 cash prize.

Finally, 10% of total net proceeds, generated by your entry fee are given back to the Archdiocese of Minneapolis / St Paul (restricted for Health and Wellbeing programs for Catholic schools) and 30% is equally shared between the 7 hosting parish sites.

This event series hopes to reframe the current state of our diocese as a vibrant collective Christian Catholic community, evangelizing and exalting our faith and honoring our body in a way that recognizes it as a Divine vessel.

Are you a Catholic business owner?  Do you have a profession that you as a Catholic would like to bring to our greater community?  Vigeo, Inc., parent company of Faster than the Pastor a Journey to the Cross, has a paralleled initiative called All Things Catholic Resource Guide.  Contributing to the a renewed growth of the Catholic church, bringing together the works of our hands and feet to support the excellence of individuals in business and in professional roles.  1 Corinthians 12:4-26. Visit www.vigeoinc.com for more information about this substantial resource guide! 

Breeze by the Bishop

April 29th, 2017.  Event #5 in series. Held at St  John Neumann in Eagan.  Breeze by the Bishop event start time 8:30AM. Event distance yet to be determined, and based on scripture.

A wide variety of Catholic Spirit Apparel items; sweatshirts, shorts, sweatpants, jackets, yoga pants, from $25-$85, available inside the athletes village.  

Community outreach to support __________________________

International outreach to support __________________________ 

Maple Grove Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Maple Grove Half Marathon, Relay & 5K

Maple Grove High School (map)

 

The Maple Grove Half Marathon and 5K offers three events in 2017: a half marathon, a 2 person half marathon relay and a 5k run/walk.

Each race begins and ends at the Maple Grove High School stadium.

Runners will be given a race packet containing their bib, timing chip, and goodies from our sponsors and partners. Packet pick-up will be the day before -- detailed info will be available soon.

Very limited packet pick-up will be available on race day at the stadium, so please make every effort to get your packet early.

On race day, participants can check in a sweat bag and we will hold it for you while you're running/walking the event. Show up early and go to the concession stand to check in your bag.

Please check the race web site for more detailed information.

Registration Questions - contact info@andersonraces.com

Race Day:

The half marathon and relay begin at 7:30am. The 5K begins at 7:45am.

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.
 

 

 

Officer Besser Memorial Sunshine 5K Walk, Waddle, Run

Officer Besser Memorial Sunshine 5K Walk, Waddle, Run

Elk River Police Department (map)

This is a family fun run for fallen Officer Besser. Todd was a 16 year veteran of the Elk River Police Department, school liaison for ISD728 (Elk River Schools), 20 year veteran of the United States Air Force, father and husband.  His life and his oldest son's lives were tragically taken in a domestic situation by his youngest son on May 9, 2015 in their St Michael home of 15 years, leaving his family,  friends and community devastated. 

100% of registration fees go towards Backing the Blue Line (a non-profit, Minnesota police wives group that supports law enforcement families in need), and four college scholarships in honor of Officer Besser.

This is an event geared towards families.  There is a kids run and  an adult walk/waddle/run.  Why a waddle?  Todd Besser was known for his walking style, a waddle!

Saturday,  May 13, 2017 the race is to start at the Elk River Police Department, 13077 Orono Parkway in Elk River.  The kids run starts at 8:30am and the 5K starts at 9am.  

Course Map

Course Map

Abria Life Is Wonderful Family Fun Run & 5K

Abria Life Is Wonderful Family Fun Run & 5K

Join 1,000 supporters Mothers’ Day Weekend at Upper Landing Park in St. Paul for the biggest prolife family event of the Spring! The “Life is Wonderful” Family Fun Run/Walk and 5K race will be held on Saturday, May 13th, 2017. The event will feature a chipped-time 5K along the beautiful Mississippi River. In our second year, we anticipate more than 300 racers and 1000 total participants. The 5K includes a team component for finish time and fundraising. As a fitting tribute to the beauty and dignity of life and motherhood, this Abria event is held every year on the Saturday of Mothers’ Day weekend. Pick your fun: Fun Run/Walk or 5k race and support the great work of Abria, helping put a choice for life within reach for thousands of women and their families who are facing an unexpected pregnancy.

Walk Rooute

Walk Rooute

Run Route

Run Route

Standing Strong 5K Run - Walk

Standing Strong 5K Run - Walk

Hamlet Park (map)

 

The 5th annual Standing Strong 5K Run/Walk is a co-operative endeavor sponsored by the Cottage Grove Lions, Cottage Grove Middle School and Oltman Middle School. Our mission is to provide every kid tools to demonstrate positive behavior in their community by treating everyone with respect. Proceeds from this event will go towards anti-bullying programs at Oltman Middle School and Cottage Grove Middle School. 

Registration must be completed by May 6th to be guaranteed a Cotton/Poly T-shirt.

Online registration will close Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11:59PM. Race day registration is $30

Run or walk, this race is stroller friendly. 

Top Male and Top Female get a prize.
All racers numbers are entered into a drawing for 10-20 door prizes.

Event details and schedule

RACE DAY - registration fee $30

7:30    Registration/packet pick-up
8:45    Registration closes
9:00    Race starts

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.
 

2016 5K Results

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.  

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 follow 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: Race Day June 10th 7:30 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 at www.suburbanadventure.org .  The 5K and 10K are at 9:00am, followed by the Walkathon at 9:45am and the Kids Fun Run at 11:00am.

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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Catch the Cardinal & Little Lambs Mad Dash

Catch the Cardinal & Little Lambs Mad Dash

St Bartholomew (map)

Faster than the Pastor, A Journey to the Cross, is a fresh and relevant Christian community building, evangelization, and health advocacy initiative.  A seven event series created to bring together people of faith in a way that celebrates, exalts and proclaims the gospel – providing participants an opportunity to win a trip for 2 to the Holy Land!  Events are walker, jogger, runner and stroller friendly.  Course is GOD certified – with event distances based on scripture.  See each event for additional detail.

CTC event is 4.6KM (2.89 miles), based on scripture passage Zechariah 4:6.  Little Lambs Mad Dash is approximately .5K and can be completed multiple times

            CTC      - $34.95 through June 4th, 2017

- $39.95 June 5th, 2017 – June 11th, 2017 Online Registration

      Faster than the Pastor EVENT SERIES Registration – $325

 

            Little Lambs - $15 through June 11th, 2017

                                Ages – 2-10

            Little Lambs - $20 June 12th through Race Day

                        Ages – 2-10

            Family registration is only available in paper format – can be found via the FTTP website or race day $175 max entry for a primary family of 4 or more (can be any combination of entries, CTC and LLMD).

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

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. 

 

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.

St Jude Ride and Run

St Jude Ride and Run

Afton Apple Orchard (map)

Save the date for our St. Jude Walk information! Registration opens on February 1st!

RIDE REGISTRATION

RIDE 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.

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

2017 Details to Follow

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.

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.

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.

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!

Autumn Woods Classic

Autumn Woods Classic

Elm Creek Park Reserve (map)

Autumn Woods Classic is a fall tradition for the whole family! From hard-core distance runners to casual walkers and kids with energy to burn, this annual event offers something for everyone. Spectators and racers alike enjoy family-friendly activities and breathtaking colors in the picturesque 4,900-acre Elm Creek Park Reserve. Courses for the TC Running 10K and Arc'teryx 5K wind over rolling hills. Activities for the kids include the Wayzata Children's Clinic 1K fun run.

Course Map

Course Map

BT 5K - Break Through for Brain Tumors

BT 5K - Break Through for Brain Tumors

Lake Como Picnic Pavillon (map)

BT5K Twin Cities is part of the American Brain Tumor Association’s (ABTA) signature Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K series. Currently, more than 700,000 people in the U.S. are living with a brain tumor diagnosis. Your support allows the ABTA to fund desperately needed brain tumor research, patient programs and support services.