The starting line

By Steve Wagner

Here are resources to find a race near you.

Lake Agassiz Pacers calendar
Gear West Bike and Ski
Midwest Events
Minnesota Distance Running Association
Minnesota TRI News
Northern Plains Athletics
Northland Runner
Pickle Events
Raceberry Jam
Running in the USA

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  1. Tonya Robb says:

    The JRA 5k is an officially timed race at Olcott Park in Virginia MN on Saturday, June 6, 2015. All proceeds go to the Arthritis National Research Foundation to help find a cure for Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Join us!

  2. Robyn says:

    The annual Red River Runners’ Christmas Lights Fun Run will be this Sunday, December 21 at 4PM. Please join us at Lincoln Park for 1-3 laps around the beautiful light displays in the park.

  3. Jordan McIntyre says:

    There is a Beginner Triathlon, My First TRI, raising money for the KIDS+ program with the Northlands rescue mission On August 23rd, 2014 in Riverside park. Website is

  4. Todd Waverly says:

    This is a great run in Minneapolis on the evening of July 3rd.

  5. J says:

    Their website is saying the Fargo Mini Marathon is Oct 11 this year (2014). Too bad it’s the same weekend as Bemidji Blue Ox.

  6. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for taking time in order
    to create “First, further, fastest (race listing) | Addicted
    to running”. Thanks once again -Seymour

  7. Joe says:

    July 6, 6:30 p.m. Otter Tail Lake Chase 8k run 5k walk. This is along the west shore of the lake by the Zorbaz. Looks like a fun one to do and I just signed up.

  8. Ted says:

    Not sure if everyone knows about this website.
    It also list a lot of regional races, and you can filter by event type or distance.
    If you know of a race, take a few seconds to add it to their list!

  9. J says:

    Forgot to give the date–
    AUGUST 18, 2012


  10. Sean says:

    So many races, so little (spare) time.

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  12. J says:

    5K run/walk on the grounds of the Western MN Steam Thresher’s Reunion in Rollag, MN, on Sat, May 12 at 9 am.

  13. David says:

    Canoe, mountain bike and then run through the Chippewa National Forest June 9 in the Chippewa Triathlon.
    The run does start out running parallel to Highway 2 outside of Cass Lake, MN, but soon you are buried under the canopy of towering red and white pines with a finish along the beach of Cass Lake. My favorite event each year.

  14. J says:

    I found out that the Running for the Lions 5K is on April 14 instead of March 24.

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  16. Matt says:

    I think you’d enjoy our website, Northern Plains Athletics. It’s the most complete race calendar (of all types of events) in the region. Hope you can check it out!


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  18. SteveQ says:

    I’ve always wanted to do the Filthy 5K, but driving all day to run a 5K has never made sense. There’s a hill I want to climb that’s not too far from there (given the 300 mile drive) and I’ve never had a good reason to drive that far to do it. Now that I’m up to TWO reasons, I just may be showing up this year!

  19. Jim Jensen says:

    Hey- Thanks RunningSpud for listing our race! a 12 mile run on Sat. July 23rd through the awesome MN countryside using back roads, past lakes and dairy farms….. there’s nothing like it in the area. It’s a great training run for your next marathon or a fun way to get some miles in with friends in the relay division… and help raise money for the American Diabetes Assoc. Jim Jensen, Race Director (and an old guy who can’t quit running)

  20. Becca says:

    Warrior Dash in the Twin Cities, July 23-24

  21. Lance Gaebe says:

    bismarck, nd September 17, 2011

  22. Helen says:

    Wow! I had no idea there were this many races in our area. Thanks for sharing!! I will have to sign up for more than just the Fargo Marathon in May. :-)