The April 2017 Minnesota Race Guide
Spring is in the air! If you’ve been running in Minnesota this “winter,” you know that it’s been incredibly mild. Either you’ve used this to your advantage and gotten outside more than ever before, or you’ve cynically waited for the inevitable Minnesota winter to come crashing down around you, and stayed inside.
Regardless, April is just 31 days away! To me, April has always signified better weather, even if that’s not always the case.
There are a plethora of April races for you to choose from below. The Get In Gear is Minnesota’s unofficial spring race that signifies the start of warmer weather and longer runs. Don’t put your layers away just yet, but know that soon you won’t need your winterer running jacket, or tights!
We love sharing new races with you, and below are a few of the featured races we’re working with this year. While some are months away, it never hurts to register early and save yourself some cash.
Grandma’s Marathon is in June, but there’s still plenty of time to get in marathon shape! Sign up for one of the country’s greatest lake runs of all time!
The Hot Dash is the perfect race is you like hot dish (and come on, who doesn’t?) and good old fashioned Minnesota-themed fun. The race includes a 5k and 10 Mile on March 18 in downtown Minneapolis.
The Hot Chocolate 5k and 15k is perfect for anyone who loves running and chocolate. Do you need more incentive than that?
The Eau Claire Marathon is a great race for seasoned marathoners and newbies alike. You won’t want to miss the Blugold Mile, one of the coolest cheer sections of any race, ever!
The SCHEELS Spring Mankato Half Marathon is new for this year and promises a beautiful, flat course. There’s a 5k option, too!
Of course, spring would not be complete without the Unleash the SHE 5K and 10K in Rochester. This event raises money for the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance, and offers fun for the whole family.
April 2017 Race Calendar
Here you go! All races updated to current year.
Your Next Race
What’s your next race? Can we help you train? We’d love to hear about it in the comments below.