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Here's What You Will Find Coming Up:

  1. Darkest Night of Your Life
  2. Strides Against Bladder Cancer
  3. From The Heart Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
  4. Lake Minnetonka, Half Marathon
  5. Abria Life is Wonderful Family Fun Run, Walk & 5K
  6. Maple Grove Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
  7. Dash It for Baskets 5K
  8. Run Like A Mother
  9. Reebok Ragnar Chicago
  10. Austism 5K
  11. Chuvision
  12. Momboss
  13. Brave Like Gabe
  14. Standing Strong
  15. Just One More Step
  16. Next Steps 5K & 1 Mile Run
  17. 30 For Freedom
  18. Sakatah Challenge
  19. Awake The Grapes 5K & 10K Vineyard Run
  20. Walker Methodist Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run for the Health of It
  21. Friends of the Gillette Run Walk and Roll 3K Family Fun Walk and 5K Run
  22. Apostle Islands Inline Marathon & Half
  23. Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K
  24. Superior Vistas Bike Race
  25. Run for the Roses 5K & Rollerblade
  26. Paavo Nurmi Marathon
  27. Reebok Ragnar Great River
  28. Leading Ladies' Marathon, Half & 5K
  29. Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
  30. Reebok Ragnar Michigan
  31. ALZ Stars: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  32. Whistle Stop Marathon & Half Marathon
  33. Chocoholic Frolic St. Paul
Darkest Night of Your Life
Friday, May 4
Bunker Hills Golf Course, Coon Rapids, MN
Have you ever wondered what homeless youth face when they have no where to sleep but the streets? You can experience many of the things that they face first-hand at the 3rd annual  The Darkest Night of Your Life 4K  benefiting  HOPE 4 Youth  on May 4th at Bunker Hills Golf Club. Register today at
Strides Against Bladder Cancer
Saturday, May 5
East River Flats, Minneapoiis, MN
Bladder cancer is the 7th-most common cancer in the U.S. and the 3rd-most common cancer in men. This is a non-timed walk and you can walk as far as 5K or as little as one step and we encourage you to join our community for this important event.
All proceeds will benefit bladder cancer research and education at The Institute for Prostate and Urologic Cancers at the University of Minnesota.
From the Heart Half Marathon, 5K & 10K
Saturday, May 5
Lake Kohlmeier, Owatonna, MN
From the Heart Run is celebrating it’s 10 year anniversary in 2018. Save $5 off individual 5K, 10K or Half Marathon with code ARMNEWS (new registrations only).
Make sure to join us the night before for a silent and live auction and spaghetti dinner. Races get underway this Saturday at 8am.

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.
Abria Life Is Wonderful Family Fun Run, Walk & 5K
Saturday, May 12
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul, MN
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.
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.
Dash It For Baskets 5K
Saturday, May 12
Eagan, MN
Dash-it for Baskets is a 5k (3.1 miles) run/walk that benefits Open Baskets, a not-for-profit that helps fill the hearts, minds, and souls of our neighbors who live with a mental illness.

All donations receive a registration to the race/walk -- every $25 funds one gift basket! (Suggested donation: $25 per adult, $10 per child.) Our goal for this year is to raise $17,500.
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!
Autism 5K
Saturday, May 19
Lake Calhoun Executive Center, Minneapolis, MN
The 10th Annual Autism 5K takes place at beautiful Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis on May 19, 2018 at 9am. This event is great for the serious runner, casual jogger or walker as it is a certified 5K course. All runners and walkers receive a t-shirt, which is a one of a kind creation created by Adam Turman. We also offer awards for the top finishers in both female and male age categories. 
The Autism 5K is a fundraiser for C.A.D.E., Children with Autism Deserve Education (501c3). C.A.D.E. provides support to local MN children and families affected by autism by providing medical, therapy and technology grants, as well as funding research. 
See It Forward 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run
Saturday, May 19
Bloomington, MN
Join us for the second annual See It Forward 5k Run/Walk and Kids run! All proceeds from this event benefit the Chu Vision Foundation whose mission is to see that preventable forms of blindness, like cataracts, are properly diagnosed and treated in underserved communities, near and far.
MomBoss Run 5K
Sunday, May 20
Medicine Lake, MN
More than a run...this is a gathering to empower encourage and cheer on the significant women in our lives. Whether you are a mom, have a mom, dream of being a mom, or mother those in your tribe, this event is to celebrate you! Join with other women in our community to embrace wellness and treat yourself to a mimosa and other goodies because...we all MOM LIKE A BOSS!
Standing Strong
Saturday, May 19
Hamlet Park, Cottage Grove, MN
We are proud to introduce Standing Strong. Our mission is to provide every kid the 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.
Just One More Step
Saturday, May 19
Bunkers Hills Regional Park, Andover, MN
The race is a USA Track and Field Sanctioned Event. You can choose from a 5k walk, 5k run, 10k run and there is also a kids fun run. It will be held on Saturday, May 19th, 2018. It's a family friendly event with a live band, beautiful course with rolling hills and a large playground near the pavilion. Race participants will get a t-shirt, virtual race bag, and post race food.
Brave Like Gabe
Sunday, May 20
St. Paul, MN & Virtually
Local pro runner and rare cancer survivor Gabriele Grunewald is planning the inaugural Local pro runner and rare cancer survivor Gabriele Grunewald is planning the inaugural Brave Like Gabe 5K to benefit the Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research Foundation (ACCRF). The objective of the race is to fund a research grant while raising awareness for rare cancers. There is currently no cure or FDA-approved treatment for patients with ACC. Last year there were 1224 new ACC diagnoses. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to fund a research grant through 1224 total race sign-ups, in-person and virtual! 100% of registration fees will fund the research grant.
Next Steps 5K & 1 Mile Run
Sunday, May 20
Upper Landing Park, St. Paul, MN
Listening House is a day shelter on the East Side of St. Paul that provides hospitality, practical assistance, & counsel to people who are homeless, disadvantaged, or lonely.  Proceeds from the Next Steps 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run go to helping guests of Listening House work toward a healthier lifestyle and take those NEXT STEPS to get back on their feet. 
30 For Freedom
Saturday, May 26
Bloomington, MN
30 for Freedom is a movement that exists to end sex trafficking in our lifetime.
It all started with a dream to run 30 miles on my 30th birthday, to invite 30 friends to do it with me, so we could raise $30k to rescue victims out of sex trafficking because every 30 seconds somebody becomes a victim of human trafficking. The first year we had 48 runners do the full 30 miler and 75 run a shorter version at the 5k distance. $81,346 was raised!
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.
Awake the Grapes 5K & 10K Vineyard Run
Sunday, May 27
Alexandria, MN
Alexandria Figure Skating Club and the Alexandria Kiwanis are excited to bring to you the Awake the Grapes 5K and 10K vineyard run at Carlos Creek Winery!

Proceeds from this run will go to the Alexandria Figure Skating Club to help support the aspirations of the figure skaters and to benefit children in the Alexandria Lakes Area.
More Events
Walker Methodist Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run for the Health of It
Saturday, June 2
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Join us for Walker Methodist’s 13th annual 5k/10k Run & Walk around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis. The race starts at 9:00 am. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome, with all funds raised going toward enhancing the lives of our more than 3,000 residents through health and wellness programs and activities.  
Friends of Gillette Run Walk and Roll 3K Family Fun Walk and 5K Run
Saturday, June 9
Como Park Midway Picnic Pavilion, St. Paul, MN
Join us for a 5K timed Run, 3K and 1K Fun Walks and Short Kid races benefiting the Adaptive Technology and Sports Fund for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
Live music & entertainment, crazy hair, face painting, food and games for all ages! Online registration closes June 6.

Apostle Islands Inline Marathon & Half
Saturday, June 16
LaPointe, 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.
Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K
Sunday, June 17
Minneapolis, MN
Join us on Father’s Day for the second annual 5K fun run along the scenic historic Mississippi riverfront in downtown Minneapolis. Wear the ugliest tie you can find and bring the whole family. In addition to the 5K race there will be a kids .5K run followed by live music, snacks and great prizes at Father Hennepin Park.
Superior Vistas Bike Race.
Sunday, June 23
Thompson West End Park, Washburn, WI
Enjoy cruising the gently rolling hills with views of Lake Superior and the surrounding forest and countryside. Loops of 13, 19, 34, 52, 70, a 40-mile out and back and a century (100-mile) ride! Fully supported ride with route map, support vehicles, and food/beverage stops en-route and at the finish. Some routes overlap so you can decide to shorten or lengthen your ride as you wish. Eco-friendly, family oriented RIDE, (not a race).
Run for the Roses 5K & Rollerblade
Sunday, June 23
Roseville Oval, Roseville, MN
Join us on June 23rd as the Run and Roll for the Roses turns 40 years old!!! This classic race includes a 5k run/walk course, a 10k run course, two different 10k inline skating divisions and a kids fun run. Routes will wind through Roseville's scenic streets and park trails and conclude at the John Rose MN OVAL.
July 27-29
Rosedale Center, Roseville, MN
We’re throwing a RoVival! Join us for a fun summer weekend in Roseville, Minnesota! Our first annual RoVival will bring together runners, walkers, yoga enthusiasts, shoppers, and concert goers for racing, rejuvenation and plenty of revelry. Mark your caliendars. Registration is opening soon.
Paavo Nurmi Marathon
Saturday, August 11
Hurley, WI
In August of 1969, Dr. Thomas Rosandich who ran an intensive training camp in the north wood of Iron County Wisconsin, gathered 70 of his athletes and charted a course that took them 26 miles, 385 yards north of Hurley. The beginning of the Paavo has brought us to 50 years later and the being the "Longest Running Marathon in Wisconsin"

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.
ALZ Stars: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
October 7
St. Paul, Mn
Looking to run in the Medtronic TC 10 Mile or Twin Cities Marathon? Join the ALZ Stars and raise valuable funds for the Alzheimer's Association and secure your spot. The ALZ Stars has several entries available for those meeting the fundraising minimum. For more information, contact  or    CLICK HERE  For more information.
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.
In Our Community:
Fundraising Opportunities for Volunteer Groups
Our events are always looking for groups of volunteers. If you have a group needing a volunteer opportunity as a fundraiser, we would love to know about you so we can contact you when the need arises. Please email Mary Anderson at with your group's name and contact information.
Information Session
June 19, 2018

• 15 week program geared for Twin Cities Marathon
• 12 week program geared for City of Lakes Half Marathon Training: Certified coaches collaborate on a training plan with four distinct training groups so you can train at the level right for your fitness and lifestyle. It is recommended that marathon runners have a base of at least 20-25 and half marathon runners have 10-15 miles a week before entering the class. Group runs are Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. Half and Full Training Programs run in conjunction with each other. Location: Group runs meet at a variety of locations across the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, primarily focused on the TCM course. First Run: June 23. Online registration and details at
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