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5Ks, 10Ks, half-marathons, marathons, kids runs, biking, trails, tri's, employer health fairs, expos, or corporate employee runs? We can help you reach your 2018 fitness event goals! From planning to timing to results, Anderson Race Management is your event partner. Email info@andersonraces.com
Here's What You Will Find Coming Up:

  1. 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness
  2. Fools Five Road Race
  3. Minnesota Festivals and Events Conference
  4. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
  5. Allina Health Trail Mix Race
  6. Run the Valley
  7. Earth Day 5K Bee Run
  8. ALS Super Hero Dash
  9. Rock Run & Glow 5K
  10. Second Chance 5K
  11. Great Strides
  12. Minnetonka Half Marathon
  13. Maple Grove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
  14. Run Like a Mother 5K
  15. Reebok Ragnar Relay Chicago
  16. Sakatah Challenge
  17. Apostle Islands Inline Marathon
  18. Reebok Ragnar Great River
  19. Leading Ladies Marathon
  20. Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
  21. Reebok Ragnar Michigan
  22. WhistleStop Marathon and Half Marathon
  23. Chocholic Frolic St. Paul
  24. Job Openings at Anderson Race Management
4.01k Race for Financial Fitness
Friday, April 6
Boom Island, Minneapolis, MN
Please join us on April 6, for the 4.01k Race for Financial Fitness, brought to you by Channel Financial, in support of Special Olympics Minnesota.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the fact that too many kids are growing up without basic financial literacy, and to ensure that the next generation will possess these skills.  
40th Annual Fools Five Road Race
Sunday, April 8
Lewiston, MN
We are a Minnesota certified 8K race, as well as a 1-mile race. Both are known for being very competitive as well as for amateurs, walkers, and wheelchairs.  Visit foolsfive.org to register and donate to the race as well as find information about the auction.
Walking the Walk for 40 years!
Minnesota Festivals & Events Conference
April 11-13
Treasure Island, Red Wing, MN
The Minnesota Festivals and Events Association will host its annual conference at Treasure Island Resort & Casino in Red Wing, MN - just 40 miles southeast of the Twin Cities. This year's conference will be packed with valuable information for event and festival professionals, vendors, and service providers!

Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
Saturday, April 14
Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, MN
The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is headed to Minneapolis on April 14th! The Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k serves up 4,000 pounds of chocolate each race! Make memories with your squad as you run for rich fondue, hot chocolate, and dippable treats. This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line.
Allina Health Trail Mix Race
Saturday, April 21
Rockford, MN
Allina Health Trail Mix Race is a favorite first run of the season that includes three great distances: 50K, 25K, and 12.5K options on a 12.5K-looped turf trail course in  Lake Rebecca Park Reserve . O ptions for teams of two and four are available. 
Run The Valley
Saturday, April 21
Golden Valley, MN
Run the Valley, the  Golden Valley Human Services Fund's  annual 5K/10K race and 5K walk, has become a successful fundraiser for organizations that benefit the community. The GVHSF allocates the funds to local human services organizations .
5K Earth Day Run Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup
Saturday, April 21
Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, MN
Help Save Our Bees! Bee-gin  the Saturday, April 21 5K with  Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey  at Boom Island Park and follow a course through one of the city's most historic and naturally beautiful areas.

Win great prizes, plenty of live music, entertainment, and Earth Day festivities.  
Save our bees and their habitat by participating in a national movement!
ALS Superhero Dash
Saturday, April 21
Raspberry Island, St. Paul, MN
Avid runner? Want to be charitable?

Join us as we use our powers in the fight against ALS at The ALS Association SuperHero 5K/10K Dash on Saturday, April 21st. This family-friendly event attracts runners, casual walkers, children of all ages, supporters of the ALS community and SuperHeroes of all sorts. This year's distance certified, chip-timed 5K/10K race features a wonderful new location, Raspberry Island along the Mississippi River.
Rock Run & Glow 5K
Saturday, April 21
River Falls High School, River Falls, WI
Come join us for the third annual Run, Rock, and Glow 5K, a night time 5K sponsored by the River Falls High School Future Business Leaders of America Chapter (FBLA).
Second Chance 5K
Sunday, April 22
Sea Foam Stadium, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Join Prison Fellowship for a 5k run/walk on Sunday, April 22, to celebrate the month of April as Second Chance Month! Come enjoy live music and an inspiring rally speaker and learn how to create meaningful second chances for those in need of a second chance.
More Events
Great Strides
Saturday, May 5 & Saturday, May 20
Lake Calhoun, Minneapolis & State Capitol, St. Paul, MN
Great Strides provides a fantastic opportunity for family, friends, students, and colleagues to come together and make a difference in the lives of people with Cystic Fibrosis. Registration is free, but walker fundraising fuels our mission to find a cure. The event harnesses the power of people with a shared vision and encourages collaboration, team building, and leadership, as we collectively take steps to find a cure. JOIN US! Register (FREE!) for one of our Twin Cities walks today! 

Saturday, May 5 
Lake Calhoun 

Sunday, May 20  
State Capitol
Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon
Sunday, May 6
Minnetonka, MN
With a rich history among distance runners and tremendous support from the community, the Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon stands as one of the premier half marathons in the state of Minnesota! The Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon features a beautiful race route starting in downtown Wayzata and ending at Commons Park in Excelsior.
Maple Grove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Saturday, May 12
Maple Grove, MN
Hundreds of runners take to the streets for this annual race run through the streets and paved trails of the City of Maple Grove. Chip-timed races with a few hills thrown in for extra challenge, this is a great chance to test your fitness.
Run Like a Mother
Saturday, May 12
Lake Phalen Regional Park, St. Paul, MN
Moms on the Run is proud to present Run Like a Mother, in partnership with Anderson Races. Moms on the Run was founded in the Twin Cities and is a national fitness program focused on providing fitness, fun & friendship to women of all ages. We hope to inspire you on Mother's Day Weekend with an event that will celebrate women and families!   
Reebok Ragnar Chicago
May 18-19
Chicago, IL to Madison, WI
Reebok Ragnar Chicago is back, and with a new course that might just make you flip out! This time around, we're reversing the course and running 200-ish miles from outside of Chicago to Madison. And what's even cooler? The weather when we start three weeks earlier than years past, on May 18-19, 2018!
Sakatah Challenge
Saturday, May 26
Sakatah State Park, Waterville, MN
Join us for the 24 th  Annual Sakatah Challenge.   The Sakatah Challenge is a 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 5.6K, 10.5K, or 11.6 mile.
Apostle Islands Inline Marathon & Half
Saturday, June 16
Ashland, WI
If gliding along smooth pavement through scenic woodlands offering breathtaking views of Lake Superior sounds like your idea of skating heaven, the Apostle Islands Inline is the perfect event for you.
Reebok Ragnar Great River
August 17-18
Winona to Minneapolis, MN
Reebok Ragnar Great River is the epitome of what Ragnar is all about: a community of runners, local flavor, wide-open roads where your support van never leaves your side, Wisconsin country-side, Minnesota city-life, and one of the most epic non-stop “road trips” you’ll ever experience!
This overnight, running relay, adventure is happening on Aug. 17-18,
Leading Ladies' Marathon, Half &5K
Sunday, August 19
Spearfish, SD
An all-woman marathon! A gentle down-hill journey through Spearfish Canyon from Lead to Spearfish. Savor the relaxed pace of a Dakota day, and the inimitable western hospitality of the mystical Black Hills.
Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
September 27-29
Grand Forks, ND
Wild Hog Weekend includes a marathon, half-marathon, 6.2 mile, 3.1 mile race and other events. The marathon's flat, fast, and full of beautiful river and urban scenery is a USATF-certified course. Boston Marathon qualifier. Swag: Quarter-Zip Fleece!
Reebok Ragnar Michigan
September 28-29
Muskegon to Traverse City, MI
Reebok Ragnar Relay Michigan, happening on Sept. 28-29, 2018, is a magical combination of fall colors, sugar sand beaches, massive dunes and wild Ragnarians.
This 200-ish mile overnight adventure kicks off in the charming town Muskegon. From there, teams run two days and one star-filled night, past historic ships and lighthouses, apple orchards, cherry blossoms and rolling hills painted in vibrant autumn hues.
WhistleStop Marathon & Half Marathon
October 12-13
Ashland, WI
Join us as we run a beautiful marathon and half-marathon course that begins in Iron River, Wisconsin and finishes in Ashland, Wisconsin on Lake Superior’s south shore. Our course is relatively flat, easy on the knees, and the one on which you can set your PR or if you are running the marathon…qualify for Boston!!
Our fall marathon & half-marathon offers you spectacular fall colors, friendly aid stations and the best in pre-and post-race music. It’s easy to see why the WhistleStop is the Upper Midwest’s fall classic. This promises to be a great experience for you.
Chocoholic Frolic St. Paul
November 3
Harriet Island, St. Paul, MN
Love chocolate? This run is for you!

The 5k and 10k are chip timed and you will be rewarded with chocolate at the finish line. Enjoy two chocolate stops and chocolate at the finish line.

Each participant will receive a technical quarter zip jacket, a commemorative medal and a Chocoholic Frolic Finisher Bar. 

Kids can join in too! Each child receives a race shirt, medal and a finishers bar.
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