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The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. The run now draws more than 1,000 runners who wind their way through remarkable north wood scenery.

The Run for the Lakes is organized from start to finish by volunteers of the Brainerd Jaycees and carried out with the support of over one hundred community members and several local businesses. All proceeds from the run are donated to various non-profit organizations.

The Brainerd Jaycees are proud to support the following charities:

  • Brainerd Amateur Radio
  • Brainerd Family YMCA
  • Brainerd Lakes Area Women of Today
  • Brainerd Public School Foundation
  • Brainerd Restoration
  • Baxter Kiwanis
  • BMX Club
  • Crow Wing County Mounted Patrol
  • Crow Wing County Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
  • First Lutheran Church
  • Forestview Middle School Power Packs
  • Junior Achievement
  • Lakes Area Habitat for Humanity
  • Lowell School
  • Nisswa Parks & Rec
  • Nisswa Fire Department
  • Nothing But Nets
  • St. Francis School
  • Teen Challenge
  • Verge Ministries