Life Time Fitness Commitment Day 5K

Life Time Fitness Commitment Day 5K

2017 Woodbury Information

2017 Woodbury Registration

2017 Woodbury Results

MOVE OVER NEW YEAR’S DAY, IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE COMMITMENT DAY. 

So, what’s Commitment Day? It’s the end of the road for excuses. It’s the time you start investing in yourself. Face it, you won’t do it tomorrow, do it today.  

Start the New Year off on the right foot – literally – by joining thousands of others for a nationwide 5K Fun Run and Walk. Continue the celebration by inviting all of your family and friends for a weekend filled with entertaining events and activities for everyone. Yep – that’s right, everyone in your community is invited!

Today is the first day of the rest of your life. What are you going to do with it? Check out all of the exciting activities we have lined up and be sure to register and commit now.

#CommitmentDay

2016 St. Louis Park Results

2016 St. Louis Park Awards

2016 Woodbury Results

2016 Woodbury Awards

 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.

Minnesota Distance Running Association Race Director’s  Conference

Minnesota Distance Running Association Race Director’s Conference

Edina Community Center Room 351 (map)

Pre Reg and Event Day Fee is $40

Checks Made out to:

MDRA Race Director Conference

P.O box 6419

Mpls 55406

 

 

7:30 – 8:00 am                Registration

 

8:00 – 8:15 am                Introductions

 8:15 – 9:00 am               Permits-What kind, Protocol,                                                Who to Contact

9:00-10:00 am                Social Media/Promotion

10:00 – 10:15 am          Break/Networking

10:15-11:00 am              Course/Site Maps/Videos

11:00-11:45 am              Police/Medical/Safety

11:45 – 12:00 pm           Q & A Panel with Speakers            

12:00pm                         MDRA Pizza Party and Awards

Rennet Festival - Pioneer Midwest 6K High School Races

Rennet Festival - Pioneer Midwest 6K High School Races

Hyland Lake Park Reserve (map)

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)

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)

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

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

Weather Policy

Course Information

Course Information

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 

Emerge Mothers Winter Wellness Expo & 5k/1 Mile Fun Run

Emerge Mothers Winter Wellness Expo & 5k/1 Mile Fun Run

Church of the Open Door (map)

 A Winter Wellness Expo & 5k/1 Mile fun run to raise awareness and champion the health and wellness of those in our communities...as well as raise funds to support the moms and kids of Emerge Mothers Academy. We are thrilled to be adding service sites in 2017 and need to raise funds to launch.  We will have health and wellness vendors at the Expo. We will be serving coffee and a light breakfast for runners. We are encouraging runners to wear a fun silly winter costume and there will be a prize for top male and top female. The 5k will have medals for top 3 males and top 3 female finishers. Coffee Cart Mpls will also be there serving specialty coffee drinks for $2. 

Running to support the wellness of single moms in the Twin Cities.

 

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! 

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.

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 __________________________ 

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

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. 

 

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.

Best Buy Run for the United Way

Best Buy Run for the United Way

Donaldson Park (map)

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.