The October 2016 Minnesota Race Calendar
It’s hard to believe we’re already talking about October races! Seems like just last month we were discussing September…summer has gone incredibly fast. While it has been a happy one so far, one can’t help but think ahead to the fall.
October races are some of the biggest and boldest of the entire year. With fabulous fall marathons like the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon and Mankato Marathon, runners will see a years worth of work culminate on those weekends. You’ve also got the Med City Fall Half Marathon, and events like the Chocoholic Frolic, a more laid back but equally important event for those who perhaps have never walked up to a starting line. Then you’ve got the scarier races – Halloween!
This will mark the second fall in a row where I haven’t had a big fall race on my calendar. Since I’m not running a fall marathon, and I have two infants at home, I’m enjoying getting out the door when I can, and stopping the occasional 5K.
Below are all of the many events going on in October around Minnesota. For a complete calendar of events, jump over to our race calendar.
We’re happy to partner with a few fantastic races. Some of the larger ones are nearly full, but you can squeeze into nearly all of them!
On October 23, this women’s only 5K and 10K will be kicking off at Lake Phalen in St. Paul. The event supports ovarian cancer research (which you can read about here), as well as the strength, health and empowerment of women everywhere. Register now!
This BOLD race has a small-town feel and big-city support. A full marathon, relay, half, 10k, 5k, KidsK, Toddler Trot, Diaper Dash & Bold Walk are all offered over race weekend. Register Now!
There are lots of events to take advantage of during the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. From the 5K & 10K, to the plethora of events for families, not to mention, of course, the most beautiful Urban Marathon in the country! Register here for one of them.
If you love running and chocolate, then you’ll love the Chocoholic Frolic in St. Paul on October 2. Proceed go to support Special Olympics Minnesota, and if you use the code CHOCOLYMPICS, you’ll get $5 off your registration AND give an additional $5 to SOMN – that’s sweeter than the chocolate! Register now!
2016 October Races in Minnesota
Use the navigation at the top to move through the calendar.
Use the navigation to move through the calendar as it only shows the first 20 events (there are over 70).
Your October 2016 Minnesota Races
What races are you planning to run this month? Share below and we’ll cheer you on!