Sports, Health & Wellness

Hearts ‘r’ Running 5K

Head to Arbor Lake to run or walk a timed 5K or 2K fun walk on the USATF certified 5K course for the 12th annual Valentines Hearts ‘r’ Running 5K. The race begins and ends near Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant, and all participants are welcome for an optional post-race complimentary Irish breakfast, beer, as well as hot and cold beverages. Don’t miss out on the Irish music and hospitality. All ages. Read more about Hearts ‘r’ Running 5K

Winter Trails Day 2020

Want a day of fun and family time? Come and participate in numerous outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park. Activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, archery and more! All the necessary equipment is provided and make sure to grab a hot chocolate in between activities! All ages. Read more about Winter Trails Day 2020

Polar Dash

Run like a Yeti for Minnesota’s 13th annual Polar Dash. Compete in one of two challenges by running in multiple races or go all in for the 2020M. All registered adults will receive a medal and either a Polar Dash performance fleece or jacket. Registered youth runners will receive a Polar Dash hat. Half marathon 8 a.m., 10K 9 a.m., 5K 10:30 a.m., Heat 1 2020M 10:20 a.m., Heat 2 2020M 11:20 a.m. Read more about Polar Dash

Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener

Everything is free at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener! Age or skill level is of no importance because everyone is welcome to start out their winter with free skiing, free rental equipment and free mini lessons. The first 2,000 visitors will additionally receive a free buff. Grab your friends and family, and get ready to hit the trails.

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Reindeer Run

Calling all runners and walkers! It’s time for the 32nd annual Reindeer Run. Participants will choose from a variety of race options and race around Lake Harriet. There’s the Kids Run, 5k Not Time, 5k Chip Time, 10k Chip Time and the Yukon Challenge 15k. Every participant will receive a long-sleeve performance T-shirt and a finisher medallion.   Read more about Reindeer Run

0.5K Winter Beer Dash

You don’t have to be a runner to enjoy this event! The Minnesota Brewery Running Series is hosting a dash between Bauhaus Brew Labs and 612Brew. The run only lasts a few blocks, and you’re invited to take your time getting from one brewery to the other. All are invited to participate, but to enjoy the beer you must be 21 and up. Read more about 0.5K Winter Beer Dash

GivingThanks 5K

Start your Thanksgiving this year with a handy Irish breakfast and a workout at Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for their 14th annual GivingThanks 5K race. Run or walk around Arbor Lake with family and friends while benefitting a good cause. Finish off the morning with breakfast and beer before kicking off the rest of your day.  

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Gobble Gait

Make room for that Thanksgiving feast with a 2K or 8K race for a good cause. Bring the family along to kick off the holiday season and raise money for Hastings Family Service. Preregister for the 8K to receive this year’s commemorative Gobble Gait t-shirt. 

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St. Paul Turkey Trot

Burn off some calories before gobbling down some goodies this Thanksgiving at the St. Paul Turkey Trot. Try either the 6K or 10K, but don’t forget to bring the family! Start a tradition for the kids or just get in a morning workout by joining in the fun and raising funds for the Open Door Food Shelf. Read more about St. Paul Turkey Trot


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