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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 This Month:
  1. Ski Rennet
  2. Securian Winter Run
  3. Everybody's Irish 5K
  4. Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
  5. Maple Grove Half Marathon & 5K
  6. Chocoholic Frolic
  7. Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
Ski Rennet
Saturday, January 19 - 20
Hyland Park, Bloomington, MN
Two days of racing on world-class trails with challenging climbs and scenic views of Hyland Lake Park Reserve. An all-day party with free activities for all ages includes music, fat bike and cross-country ski demos, a sponsor village with food, and more. 5K of guaranteed, man-made snow ensures this race is held in almost any condition. Registration is in person on Friday and Saturday.

Securian Winter Run
Saturday, January 27
Downtown, St. Paul, MN
It will be perfect weather … for the 33rd annual Securian Winter Run!
Choose Your Challenge: Half marathon, 10K or 5K. All courses are USATF certified. New this year: kids' fun run in the Skyway!

More Events
Everybody's Irish 5K
Saturday, March 17
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Everybody's Irish on St. Paddy's Day! Come out and celebrate your Irish roots with us at the Everybody's Irish 5k/10k. Costumes are encouraged!

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K
Saturday, April 14
Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, MN
Join the movement that's taken over the racing world. Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is returning to Minneapolis on April 14! This year, train, race, and celebrate with us all the way to the finish line. We're with you through the season.

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.

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.
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!

In Our Community:
MDRA Race Director Conference
Saturday, January 20
Edina Community Center, Edina, MN
Gather with other current and aspiring Race Directors and get tips from the best in the business on publications, social media/marketing, race logistics, swag and runners expectations in 2018! The cost is $30 thru January 19 and $35 conference day.

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!

Minneapolis Running
It's a new year and if you're ready to start running, a 5K is a great way to get going. Here are tips on why and how to you, yes you, can run your first 5K!

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