July 2017 Races in Minnesota
July is filled with sticky, Midwest summer days, backyard BBQs, endless evenings, and yes, a few sweaty road races, too.
I love to use summer as a time to cross-train, build my (marathon) base miles, and a time to hop into unscheduled races to test out my speed. There are dozens of race options to suit this very purpose – holiday races, 5Ks, full marathons, and plenty of just-for-fun events, too, like the Great Inflatable Race on July 15!
No matter how you spend your month of July – cross-training in the heat of the day or working hard at building speed, don’t forget to stay hydrated and have fun!
We’ve waited all winter for this; it’s officially summer!
Grandma’s Marathon is coming up fast! If you’re not in marathon shape, check out one of their other fun weekend events including a 5K, half marathon, and youth races.
Get a summer race on your schedule now by registering for the Red, White & Boom! TC Half Marathon, Relay & 5K on July 4.
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!
Now in its 15th year, the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K has funded the 45-year environmental education partnership between Wood Lake Nature Center and Richfield Public Schools. The flat, fast courses wind through shaded residential neighborhoods and through three natural areas.
2017 July Race Calendar
Below are some of the races you may want to enjoy this July!
Your July Race
What’s your next race? Share it in the comments so we can cheer you on!