The August 2015 Race Calendar
It’s August, and that means summer race season is in full swing and, sadly, coming to a close. Don’t let that prevent you from getting in a few more events before school starts, or you return to your regular schedule. If you haven’t found that one race you want to apply all of your summer training to, below are a ton of options!
There are a few races in particular that might interest you, but only if you value races that are well organized, connected to a good cause, fun, and have great perks and cool swag.
August 1 – The RBC Race For The Kids Minnesota Half Marathon & 5k is packed with spectators in St. Paul, and has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Upper Midwest to raise money to support families.
Also on August 1, the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5k has been raising money for the Wood Lake Nature Center since 2003. This flat and fast course is sure to offer you a great chance at a new summer PR.
Emotions In Motions: 5K Run/Walk for Mental Health on August 8, will be an event for every age group and will revolve around a 5K Fun run/walk starting at Lake Harriet Pavilion. This event has been created out of love and hope! Funds raised from this event will be benefiting SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education).
TC Urban Dash on August 8 is an urban adventure race/challenge that will push your limits – physically and mentally. Race (run, walk, jog, whatever) around the North Loop in Minneapolis and collect points as you complete various challenges. A great team event!
Coming in September…
The Heart of the City 10K and 5K in Burnsville on September 12, benefits the Kids Feeding Kids program, a partnership with the Twin Cities Boys & Girls Club. It is a certified, chip timed, pet friendly event for the whole family!
The inagural Med City Fall Half Marathon, 10k and 5k on September 20, is a unique course starting on an airport runway, has a 300′ elevation drop into beautiful Mayowood trail area. It’s going to be fast… hopefully your legs will keep up.
Ok, now on to August.
Note: races updated to current year.