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Has the date for the 2022 Run for the Lakes been announced?

The 2022 Run for the Lakes is planned to take place April 29-30.

When does registration open?

November 1, 2021

When does registration close?

Online registration closes April 26, 2022 at 11:59 pm. You can still register for all events Friday, April 29th at Roundhouse Brewery from 2-8pm.

Is there onsite registration?

Yes, Friday, April 29th from 2-8pm at Roundhouse Brewery.

I registered for one race and want to switch to a different race; is that possible?

Yes, it is possible to switch races until April 1, 2022 free of charge. After that a $10 transfer fee will be applied.

I cannot run the race anymore – can I get my money back?

Sorry, entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

When will I receive confirmation information?

It’s Your Race will e-mail you a confirmation when your registration is processed. A detailed email will be sent race week to all runners.

When do I pick up my registration packet?

Friday, April 29 from 2-8pm at Roundhouse Brewery or Saturday morning 6:30-7:30am at the Nisswa Community Center.

Can a friend/family member pick up my packet?

Yes, you may have another person pick up your packet.

What time do the events take place?

See the schedule.

Where is the Run for the Lakes starting/ending points?

All races will start in the City of Nisswa and end at the Nisswa Community Center.

Is there lodging available nearby?

Yes, go to VisitBrainerd.com for local lodging options.

Where should I park?

There will be designated parking areas for runners in Nisswa including the Nisswa American Legion, St. Christopher’s Church and the Nisswa Elementary School. 


You may NOT park at the Community Center, Fire Hall or Carlson Hardware. 

Are there aid stations on the route?

Yes, 4 aid stations in addition to medical spotters throughout the course.

Are there porta-potties on the course?

Yes, at each of the water stops and at the start and finish lines.

How many water stops are on the course?

1 for the 5K, 3 for the 10K, 8 for the half marathon, 16 for the full marathon.

Is there a sports drink offered?

Yes, Powerade will be offered at each water stop.

Are gels offered?

GU energy gel will be available for the full marathoners at mile 14.5 and 21.5.

Are pacers provided?

Yes, we will be providing pacers for the half and full marathon.

Full Half Pace/mi.
3:25:00 1:42:30 07:49
3:35:00 1:47:30 08:12
3:45:00 1:52:30 08:35
4:00:00 2:00:00 09:09
4:15:00 2:07:30 09:43
4:30:00 2:15:00 10:18
5:00:00 2:30:00 11:27

Is there a time limit on the course?

The 10K, half and full marathon courses close after six hours.

Is the race timed?

Yes. Our race is timed by Pickle Events. 

Are the course(s) certified?

Yes, both the half marathon and marathon courses are USATF certified.

Half Marathon – USATF #MN12002RR
Marathon – USATF #MN12003RR

Is there an elevation map?

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)

Is there a map of the course?

Yes, there are maps of each course under the events tab on our website.

Are awards given out to runners?

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.

What are the age categories?

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+

Do all runners get a finisher Medal and T-Shirt?

All 10K, Relay, Half and Full marathoners will receive a finisher medal and a triblend t-shirt. 5K runners will receive a tri-blend t-shirt.

Can I volunteer to help?

Yes! Volunteers are an integral part of this all-volunteer event. Contact Us.

Can I wear headphones?