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Here's What You Will Find This Month:

  1. The Fight For Air Climb
  2. Chocoholic Frolic San Antonio
  3. IDS CF Climb
  4. Emerge Mothers Academy Winter Wellness Expo & 5K
  5. Everybody's Irish 5K
  6. Outdoor Ventures Shamrock Shuffle
  7. Luck of the Irish 7K Run/Walk & KidsK
  8. Chocoholic Frolic Iowa City
  9. Fools Five Road Race
  10. Allstate Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
  11. Earth Day 5K Bee Run
  12. Maple Grove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
  13. Reebok Ragnar Relay Chicago
  14. Apostle Islands Inline Marathon
  15. Reebok Ragnar Great River
  16. Leading Ladies Marathon
  17. Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
  18. Reebok Ragnar Michigan
  19. WhistleStop Marathon and Half Marathon
  20. Chocholic Frolic St. Paul
The Fight For Air Climb
Saturday, February 24
US Bank Plaza, Minneapolis, MN
The Fight For Air Climb is one of the signature fundraising events of the American Lung Association. The Climb is held at the US Bank Plaza in downtown Minneapolis. It is 31 floors and 680 steps.

The Climb has been taking place for more than a decade and has raised more than $40 million to support the mission of the American Lung Association.
Chocoholic Frolic San Antonio
Sunday, February 25
Morgan's Wonderland, San Antonio, Tx
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. Save $14 on new 5K and 10K registrations now thru Valentine’s Day. Use the code Valentine18 to get the discount.
More Events
IDS CF Climb
Saturday, March 3
IDS Tower, Minneapolis, MN
Join us for the 37th Annual IDS CF Climb. This challenging and unique fitness event allows participants to climb over 1,200 steps up the IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis! This event is a great way to spend the day while “Adding Tomorrows” for people with cystic fibrosis.
Emerge Mothers Academy Winter Wellness Expo & 5K
Saturday, March 10
Maple Grove, MN
Join us for a 5K chip-timed race or 1 mile fun run in Maple Grove. We have a neighborhood 5k race loop all mapped out for 5k participants and a 1 mile fun run for kids and families. Also, enjoy a free indoor wellness expo with local health & wellness vendors!
Everybody's Irish 5K & 10K
Saturday, March 17
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Join us for the friendliest run of the year! This St. Pats day March 17th at 9 AM, Fleet Feet Marathon Sports presents the Everybody's Irish 5K &10K at Lake Harriet. We are excited to be back on our original course and with a remarkable medal and a  Brooks Running  tech tee, you can start your day off on the right foot! Post run treats include the magical Shamrock Cookies and the 10k will have prize money for the fastest male and female Irish Runners for the day! Event supporting Endurance United, getting youth active outdoors.
Outdoor Ventures Shamrock Shuffle
Saturday, March 17
Downtown Hayward, WI
The Outdoor Ventures Shamrock Shuffle is an annual event in Downtown Hayward, WI. We have a fun family event with lots of costumes, and great prizes. With a Kids 1K, an adult 5K, and a Team Challenge, we have Prizes for top finishers, Costumes, and Team Challenge. A portion of proceeds goes to the area Nordic Kids organization supporting the future of Nordic.
Luck of the Irish Run/Walk & KidsK
Saturday, March 24
John Ireland School, St. Peter, MN
Join us for the fifth annual Luck of 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.
Chocoholic Frolic Iowa City
Saturday, March 31
Iowa City, IA
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.
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!
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.
Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup
Saturday, April 21
Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, MN
Save the bees and celebrate Earth Day with the Great River Coalition, the National Park Service, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event, held at Boom Island Park in Northeast Minneapolis, kicks off with an Earth Day 5K fun run/walk that meanders through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, the country's only national park along the Mississippi River. Following the 5K, join neighbors and friends for an organized river cleanup, live music, and other Earth Day festivities plus major door prizes. Use the code beemine18 to get $5 off through Valentine's Day.
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.
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!
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 18-19
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.
In Our Community:
2018 MNFEA Conference
April 12-13
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!

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