The 2017 August Minnesota Race Guide
Ah, August! The sticky, sweltering, summer month that brings us that much closer to cooler temps and ends with the classic Minnesota State Fair. We have a love and hate relationship with the end of summer; we are relieved to see the heat and humidity go but are somehow sad at the same time.
Whether you have spent spring and summer building your base, working on strength training, or running fast, August is the perfect time to try something new. Challenge yourself with a different type of race such as Ragnar Great River, meet a Twins player at the Fifteen’s 5K, or run for state pride at the Gopher to Badger. Whatever the race or distance, you’ll find it in August!
The Great Inflatable Race is the perfect summer event for the whole family. Leave your PR pants at home and get ready to run, jump, and bounce through the 1.5-3 mile course filled with inflatable obstacles!
The ultimate race for Twins fans, Fifteen’s 5K on August 6th, offers runners the chance to finish near home plate on Target Field and collect their medal from a Twins player! Race proceeds benefit the PrairieCare Child & Family Fund.
Battle for the border on August 12th at the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon & 5K.We love the friendly competition of this summer event as runners race from Minnesota to Wisconsin in the name of state pride. Use promo code: MNRUN17 for $5 off registration.
Reebok Ragnar Great River offers 200+ miles of relay fun for you and 6-12 friends. Catch the scenic views of the Midwest in this beautiful and fun event!
Looking towards the fall season, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is the most beautiful urban marathon in America! Register now (to say yourself some money), then start training this summer!
If you’re not ready for a full marathon, try your hand at the TC 10 Mile which takes place the same day as the Twin Cities Marathon. It’s the shortcut to the capitol!
Try something new this year and check out the Midwest’s BOLDEST race, the Mankato Marathon. The whole family can take part in the fun with distances such as the diaper dash and the Pork Power 5K or the Bold Walk.
2017 August Race Calendar
Below are some of the races you may want to enjoy this August!
Your August Race
What’s your next race? Share it in the comments so we can cheer you on!