The Ultimate Guide to July Races in the Twin Cities

Happy (almost) 4th of July! The day most Americans eat their yearly share of hot dogs. This month marks the pinacle of summer racing for a few of us. Among these 51 events below are some really fun runs that will help you tune up for a fall half or full marathon. If nothing else, it’s a great way to celebrate our great state this Summer.

Our list highlights many of the exciting and challenging races in and around the Twin Cities this July. Find a race that is near your home or venture out and try a course across town. No matter what you choose, you are bound to have a great time!

July 3, Wednesday

July 4, Thursday

July 5, Friday

July 6, Saturday

July 10, Wednesday

July 12, Friday

  • City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Minneapolis)
  • GORUCK Challenge (Minneapolis)
    • Ready for something a little different? An event patterned after Special Forces training consist of an 8-10 hour, 15-20 mile guided tour led by a Special Operations Cadre. It is designed to turn individuals into a team.

July 13, Saturday

July 14, Sunday

July 17, Wednesday

July 19, Friday

July 20, Saturday

July 21, Sunday

July 24, Wednesday

July 26, Friday

July 27, Saturday

What other races are happening that we missed? Which one are you most looking forward to?

Lisa Fenske

Lisa Fenske started running in college and now it is a big part of her life. When she isn’t training for her

next half-marathon, she enjoys discovering healthy recipes on Pinterest, volunteering for Guild

Incorporated, networking, traveling, kickboxing, and zumba.