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Here's What You Will Find Coming Up:

  1. Lola's Lake Waconia Half
  2. Tour de Cure Ride, Run, Walk
  3. Lymphoma Walk/Run
  4. Walker Methodist Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run for the Health of It
  5. Hope in Motion 5K & Family Walk
  6. Alerus Mortgage Girls on the Run Spring 5K
  7. Friends of the Gillette Run Walk and Roll 3K Family Fun Walk and 5K Run
  8. Cerebral Palsy Awareness Run
  9. HopeKids 5K/10K
  10. Apostle Islands Inline Marathon & Half
  11. Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome
  12. Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival -Run by the River
  13. Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk
  14. Star Tribune Father's Day Ugly Tie 5K
  15. 5K/10K Cheese Curd Run
  16. Run, Jump or Fly 5K
  17. Serve 5K
  18. Superior Vistas Bike Race
  19. Run for the Roses 5K & Rollerblade
  20. Twin Cities Pride Rainbow Run 5K
  21. Runway 4K
  22. RBC Race for the Kids
  23. Paavo Nurmi Marathon
  24. Reebok Ragnar Great River
  25. Leading Ladies' Marathon, Half & 5K
  26. Warrior 196 Memorial 5K
  27. Grand Forks Wild Hog Marathon Weekend
  28. Reebok Ragnar Michigan
  29. Chocoholic Frolic, Sioux Falls, SD
  30. ALZ Stars: Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon
  31. Whistle Stop Marathon & Half Marathon
  32. Chocoholic Frolic, Appleton, WI
  33. Chocoholic Frolic, St. Paul, MN
  34. Chocoholic Frolic, Dallas, TX
Lola's Lake Waconia Half Marathon, 10 Mile, Relay & 5K Kids Run
Saturday, June 2
City Square Park, Waconia, MN
Lola's Lake Waconia Half Marathon is one of the most scenic race routes in the greater Twin Cities area. It starts at City Square Park in Waconia, weaves through the city then winds around beautiful Lake Waconia and finishes at the park. Wrap it up by attending the fun "after-party" at Lola's Lakehouse just a few blocks from the finish with a free lunch and live music.

Tour de Cure
Saturday, June 2
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
Join us at our new venue, Boom Island, on Saturday, June 2, 2018 as we aim to make history! Help us become the largest Tour de Cure event in the country and raise $1.3 million to stop diabetes.
Get started by choosing your move: ride, run or walk. No matter what route you choose, you'll have a blast, earn an awesome medal and tech T, and enjoy an amazing after party, including complementary lunch and beer (for those 21+).

Lymphoma Walk/Run
Saturday, June 2
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
Join Team LRF at Lake Nokomis as we rally for a cure for lymphoma. We are raising awareness, raising funds, and raising each other up! Challenge yourself in our certified 5k run, take a leisurely stroll around the lake, or just enjoy the company of other survivors, caregivers, and other Team LRF members, as we provide hope to the lymphoma community. All ages and abilities are welcome to run or walk.
Walker Methodist Foundation 5K/10K Walk/Run for the Health of It
Saturday, June 2
Lake Harriet, Minneapolis, MN
It’s not too late!! Join us for Walker Methodist’s 13th annual 5k/10k Run & Walk around Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.   The course is certified, electronically timed, and all participants receive a high-quality performance T-shirt.  Prizes distributed on-site to age category winners. All proceeds support programs and services that can improve the health and quality of life for older adults in our communities. .  
Hope in Motion 5K & Family Walk
Sunday, June 3
Phalen Regional Park, St. Paul, MN
Hope in Motion is Minnesota’s  National Cancer Survivors Day  Celebration, including a 5K Run/Walk, a 1-Mile Family Walk, a 1K Kids Dash, wellness activities, entertainment, speakers, and more. In 2017 we raised more than $50,000 in proceeds which for  Angel Foundation , a local nonprofit that provides support and programs for cancer survivors and their families.

Alerus Mortgage Girls on the Run Spring 5K
Sunday, June 3
Bloomington, MN
The Girls on the Run Spring 5k is an event unlike any other. Join us on Sunday, June 3rd along with 3,000 3rd-8th grade girls as they complete their celebratory season ending 5k fun run. Whether it's your first race or your fastest, we hope you will join us for this extraordinary celebration of health, wellness and girl power! Our 5K is a non-competitive event that will bring a smile to your face! Runners of all abilities are welcome to join us to participate in the 5k.

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.

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Run
Saturday, June 9
Rice Lake, Maple Grove, MN
Join us for this Family fun event with a Superhero theme to promote cerebral palsy awareness. Net proceeds will benefit the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institutes ski and snowboard programs.
HopeKids 5K/10K
Saturday, June 9
Lakeville, MN
Join us for the 10th Annual HopeKids 5K/10K; a family-friendly event attracting competitive and recreational runners, casual walkers and children of all ages! Run, jog, or walk your way in and around the beautiful Spirit of Brandtjen Farm community in Lakeville. Kids can take part in the Kids Fun Run following the 5K/10K. 

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.

Cody's Dash for Down Syndrome
Saturday, June 16
Central Park, Hopkins, MN
Cody's dash is a 5K fun run and family fun day benefitting GiGi's Playhouse Twin Cities. Gigi's offers educational and therapeutic programs for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. There is a 5K fun run, 1 mile walk and a 100 yard kids dash followed by kids games, food and beverages, face painting, character visits, music and more
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Hutchinson Jaycee Water Carnival - Run by the River
Saturday, June 16
Hutchinson, MN
The 2018 Run by the River will include the popular 1 Mile Kids Run at 9:30 am, the 5k Walk/ Run at 8:30 am and the relatively flat and fast 15k Run at 8 am. Water stations are staffed by volunteers for the 5k and 15k races. Refreshments and snacks are provided at the finish line. Medals will be awarded to the top 2 male/ female finishers in each age group.

Greenway's Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Run
Sunday, June 17
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis, MN
Do something healthy with or in memory of Dad this Father's Day. Chad and Jenni Greenway will host the 12th Annual Gridiron Gallop 5K Run/Walk and Kid's Run around Lake Nokomis. Awards will be presented to age division winners and all pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt and be eligible for prize drawings. Check in begins at 7:30am onsite and the run begins at 9:00am.

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.
5K/10K Cheese Curd Run
Saturday, June 23
Ellsworth, WI
Join us as we run for the curds! Enjoy a 5K or 10K Run through the beautiful Western Wisconsin countryside past fields, farms, and amazing views. Cross the finish line at the Cheese Curd Festival grounds where we’ll be recognizing the winning runners in each category. Then plan to enjoy the day at the Festival, where we have many family-friendly activities for your enjoyment.
Run, Jump or Fly 5K
Saturday, June 23
West Palmer Lake, Brooklyn Center, MN
Run, Jump or Fly to support Special Olympics Minnesota! Dress as your favorite superhero and join us for this family-friendly fun run on June 23 at West Palmer Lake Park. Your support helps to provide year-round sports training and competition to over 8,200 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes across the state .
Serve 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, June 23
Wayzata Free Church, Plymouth, MN
Join us June 23, 2018 as Wayzata Free Church hosts a city­wide 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run. All funds raised from this event will benefit MN Law Enforcement Memorial Association (LEMA).
LEMA provides assistance to the law enforcement community and others and to surviving family members of peace officers who have given their lives in the line of duty
The Serve 5K Run/Walk is chip timed and all paid participants (who register by June 1) are guaranteed an official race t­-shirt.

Superior Vistas Bike Race.
Saturday, 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 and Roll for the Roses 5K & Rollerblade
Saturday, 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.
Twin Cities Pride Rainbow Run 5K
Sunday, June 24
Boom Island, Minneapolis, MN
Celebrate your PRIDE and join us for this chip-timed 5K happening just before the annual Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade! Runners are cheered on by large crowds gathering for the Parade! Wear your best Rainbow attire for adoration by the crowd!
Runway 4K
Saturday, June 30
Duluth, MN
The Runway 4K is run on the federally restricted Harbor Airport Runway. The course is flat and fast as runners run past several aircraft placed on the runway.
More Events
Rovival in Roseville Race & Revelry 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, July 28
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. The 5K Timed Race starts at the festival site in the southeast corner of the shopping center parking lot, loops around Rosedale Center three times and finishes at the festival site.
RBC Race for the Kids
Saturday, August 4
St. Paul, MN
The RBC Race for the Kids has an event for everyone! Whether you are running in shoes or gliding on skates. Sign up for an event that suits your interests or goals or maybe even try something new this year. There’s a half marathon Run or Skate, half marathon relay, 10 mile run, 5 mile run, 5K run and a kids run. Enjoy the St. Paul skyline and scenic riverfront.
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.
Warrior 196 Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 29
Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, MN
The money raised from the 5K goes toward scholarships for students in all four high schools.
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.
Chocoholic Frolic Sioux Falls
October 6
Sioux Falls, SD
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.
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  mstuder@alz.org  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 Appleton
October 27
Appleton, WI
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.

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.

Chocoholic Frolic Dallas
December 2
Dallas, 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.

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 mary@andersonraces.com with your group's name and contact information.
MDRA FALL PROGRAM
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 runmdra.org
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