The September 2017 Minnesota Race Guide
Can you feel it? September is drawing closer and with it comes the fall racing season. It’s a little early to wish for falling leaves and pumpkin spice baked goods, but it’s not too soon to start planning your September 2017 race calendar.
Typically, September in Minneapolis sees me at the start line of the City of Lakes Half Marathon (formerly 25K) and is typically a tune-up for something bigger – the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon or a fast TC 10 Mile. September is a great time to test your fitness and prepare for bigger fall races, especially popular big-city marathons such as Twin Cities, Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. (Of course, you don’t need to travel for a great marathon experience! Two of our favorite fall marathons are listed in our featured events.)
No, there’s no bad race distance in September when the air begins to get crisp and the daylight sinks. Cooler temperatures often yield faster race times and are a welcome change from the heat and humidity of July and August. Whether you’re seeking a 5K, 10K, half marathon, or longer distance, you’ll find it in Minnesota in September!
Check out all of the upcoming races in September as well as our Featured Events below.
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 September Race Calendar
Your Next Race
What’s your next race? Share it in the comments so we can cheer you on!