The August 2018 Minnesota Race Calendar
It’s August! The sticky, sweltering, summer month that brings us that much closer to cooler temps and the 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 get racing. Grab 6-12 of your friends and race Ragnar Great River, run for state pride at the Gopher to Badger, or try something new at the first annual Running the Rapids Half Marathon. Whatever the race or distance, you’ll find it in August!
The RBC Race for the Kids has an event for everyone on Saturday, August 4th! Whether you are running in shoes or gliding on skates – There’s a half marathon Run or Skate, half marathon relay, 10-mile run, 5-mile run, 5K run and a kids run.
Battle for the border on August 11th 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.
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!
Dare to challenge yourself at the first annual Running the Rapids Half Marathon on August 25th! A beautiful, scenic & certified course takes runners through Cohasset and Grand Rapids. Participants receive an official dry-fit athletic shirt, medal, swag bag and free beverage voucher!
Looking towards the fall season, the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is the most beautiful urban marathon in America and there’s an event for everyone! Register now (to say yourself some money), then start training this summer!
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.
August 2018 Races
Below are some of the races you may want to enjoy this August!
Your August Races
What’s your next race? Share in the comments so we can cheer you on!