The 2023 Run for the Lakes is planned to take place April 28th - 30th.
The product is made of corn starch and food grade dyes.
The colored powder is designed to be stain free. Many users have not noticed staining, but if you're worried about ruining your favorite running shoes or clothes we recommend choosing a different pair for this run.
If staining does occur on white clothing, a laundry whitener (like white brite) will take it out.
The color run powder is a fine & odorless powder. It is considered non-hazardous, non-toxic, and is made of safe ingredients like corn starch & food grade dyes, but we don't recommend eating it.
Skin Contact - no harmful effects are expected*. In case of skin irritation, gently wash exposed area with mild soap & warm water.
Eye Contact - no symptoms expected if small amount of product gets in contact with eyes*. If any irritation occurs, gently flush with warm water.
Ingestion - if swallowed in small amounts, please drink plenty of water*.
*It is advisable to get medical attention immediately if irritation persists.
We unfortunately do not have a fool-proof system to separate color runners from non-color runners. You are welcome to distance yourself from the color stations.
The 5k run/walk on Friday will be the only race to include the colored powder.
After the kids 1k run, there will be an optional color station at the finish line for those kids wanting to participate.
Registration for the 2023 event is currently open!
Online registration closes April 25, 2023 at 11:59 pm. You can still register for all events Friday, April 28th at Roundhouse Brewery from 2-8pm.
Yes, Friday, April 28th from 2-8pm at Roundhouse Brewery.
Yes, it is possible to switch races until April 1, 2023 free of charge. After that a $10 transfer fee will be applied.
Sorry, entry fees are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
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.
Friday, April 28 from 2-8pm at Roundhouse Brewery or Saturday morning 6:30-7:30am at the Nisswa Community Center.
Absolutely, you may have another person pick up your packet!
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.
You may NOT park at the Community Center, Fire Hall or Carlson Hardware.
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.
One for the 5K, three for the 10K, eight for the half marathon, sixteen for the full marathon.
Yes, Powerade will be offered at each water stop.
GU energy 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.
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
The 10K, half and full marathon courses close after six hours.
Yes! Our 2023 race will be chip timed by Picke Events.
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!
Yes, awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers and the top three 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.