The 2016 Run for the Lakes is planned to take place April 28-29, 2017
September 15, 2016
Online registration closes April 26, 2016 at 11:59 pm. You can still register for all events Friday, April 29th at the Health & Fitness Expo.
Yes, Friday, April 28th from 2-8pm at Grand View Lodge - Norway Center.
Yes, it is possible to switch races until April 1, 2017 free of charge. After that a $10 transfer fee will be applied.
Sorry, entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
An informational participant guide will be e-mailed to you mid-April. It's Your Race will e-mail you a confirmation when your registration is processed. Please bring an ID and either the printed confirmation from It's Your Race, or the confirmation on the cover of your participant guide (for half, relay and full marathoners).
Friday April 24 from 2-8pm at Grand View Lodge or Saturday morning 6:30-7:00am at the Nisswa Community Center.
Yes, you may have another person pick up your packet as long as they provide their ID at packet pick-up.
All races will start in the City of Nisswa and end at the Nisswa Community Center.
There will be designated parking areas for runners in Nisswa including the Nisswa American Legion, St. Christopher's Church and the Nisswa Elementary School. A map will come with the Participant Guide highlighting designated and restricted parking areas. Please respect any no parking zones.
Yes, 4 aid stations in addition to medical spotters throughout the course.
Yes, at each of the water stops and at the start and finish lines.
1 for the 5K, 3 for the 10K, 8 for the half marathon, 16 for the full marathon.
Yes, Powerade will be offered at each water stop.
GU enegery gel will be available for the full marathoners at mile 14.5 and 21.5.
Yes, we will be providing pacers for the half and full marathon.
The 10K, half and full marathon courses close after six hours.
Yes. Our race is chip timed by Karma Race Management.
Yes, both the half marathon and marathon courses are USATF certified.
Half Marathon - USATF #MN12002RR
Marathon - USATF #MN12003RR
No, however there is a 9 meter difference in the course. The course is fairly flat with a few rolling hills on miles 8-10 (and 22-23 for the marathon)
Yes, there are maps of each course under the events tab on our website.
View the half/relay/marathon map here.
View the 10K map here.
View the 5K map here.
Yes, awards will be given to the top 3 male and female overall finishers and the top 3 male and female winners in each age category for the 5K, 10K, Half, Relay and Full Marathon. The first place overall male, female and co-ed relay teams will also receive awards.
5K includes 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
10K, Half and Full Marathon include 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
All 10K, Relay, Half and Full marathoners will receive a finisher medal and a tri-blend t-shirt. 5K runners will receive a tri-blend t-shirt.
No, but there are many great local restaurants to choose from in the area.