Best Minneapolis Running Events This Summer

Get moving this summer by signing up for one of the many organized running events in Minneapolis! Whether you’re headed for the big 26.2 miles or you only signed up for that 5K for the beer, it’s no doubt that Minneapolis has a race for every type of runner.

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

All spring & summer long!
Locations vary

Join us each week for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at a different local brewery! Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running Series...plus live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun giveaways.

Red White and Boom

July 4, 2019
6:30am
Downtown Minneapolis Riverfront

Celebrate America’s Independence Day at Minneapolis Red, White and Boom, a celebration hosted by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. The annual event attracts more than 75,000 people to sites along the downtown Minneapolis riverfront, and features live music, great food, fun activities for the whole family, and the grand finale – fireworks!

The Color Run 5K

July 7, 2019
9am
Minnesota State Fair Grounds

Let your love shine at the happiest run under the sun! On The Color Run Love Tour, good vibes are the only kind of vibes allowed. Join us as we celebrate what we love about ourselves, each other, and the planet we all share. Run wild. Love wild. Stay wild.

2019 Minneapolis Triathlon - Team Save the Children

July 13, 2019

Make your miles even more meaningful & join Team Save the Children for the 2019 Minneapolis Triathlon! As a team member, you will enjoy the ultimate VIP experience! Great swag to wear on race day, Virtual training plan, Fundraising support from Save the Children staff, Invitation to team reception during race weekend, Access to team finish line tent, The chance to make a difference in the life of a child!

Tri-Loppet

July 20, 2019

Put your skills to the test in this ultimate summer adventure race! The Tri-Loppet is a point-to-point off-road triathlon using the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and trails in Theodore Wirth Park. Paddle 7K, run 5.5K and mountain bike 13K – all in the heart of the city!

Life Time Torchlight 5K Minneapolis

July 24, 2019
7pm

Basilica of Saint Mary

The Life Time Torchlight 5K through downtown Minneapolis is a summertime favorite! Run through the spectator-lined streets of downtown and across the scenic St. Anthony & Main bridge leading to the finish chute where a post-race party complete with some beer, a band and the best people in town. Whether you’re an avid racer, or a first-timer, the Torchlight 5K is for you!

Emotions in Motion: 5k Run/Walk for Mental Health

August 3, 2019

Join SAVE on August 3rd for our annual Emotions in Motion: 5k Run/Walk for Mental Health at Lake Harriet Bandshell. NEW THIS YEAR; we will be introducing a new 10k option! You can now have yourself timed for your 5k or 10k or you have the option of not being timed at all. Make sure to stay after the 5k and 10k for food, music, great silent auction, loved one's tent, resources from the Metro Area, and much more!

811 5k Walk/Run

August 10, 2019

The 811 Run/Walk is a great public awareness event to help spread the safe digging word. Join us for a 5K race & safety day event @ Bde Maka Ska on 8.10.19 at 8:11AM. All proceeds are donated to Operation Warm, a non-profit organization that provides warm winter coats for children in Minnesota. $8.11 to register. Kids run free!

A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities 2019

August 10, 2019

The A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities is one of the nation's largest lung cancer events raising more than $200,000 each year toward research and education. Patients and caregivers living with lung cancer will find a loving, nonjudgmental community of support while families who have endured a loss find comfort and healing. This 13th annual event is building momentum in the U.S. toward change. Join us to right a wrong, because LUNG CANCER SUCKS and an 18% survival rate is not OK.

YWCA Women's Triathlon

August 11, 2019

Celebrate the strength in all women! Participate in the 2019 YWCA Women's Triathlon. Often called "the most welcoming race," YWCA Women's Triathlon is our signature athletic event, where more than 1,400 girls and women ages 11 - 80+ enjoy competing in a supportive environment.

Unlocking Hope 5k Walk/Run

August 17, 2019

Rebound Inc. is hosting our very first “Unlocking Hope” 5k Walk/Run in celebration of our 5-year anniversary. The race is open to the public and will take place at the North Mississippi Regional Park. All Proceeds from the 5k will go to the organization’s general operating costs. Our goal is to raise $50,000. This will help the organization on our path towards gaining stability and longevity, which will in turn create more resources for our youth and communities.

KWESTRONG Triathlon

August 24, 2019

Canoe. Bike. Run. 8th annual KWESTRONG Indigenous Women’s Triathlon 8/24/2019! Thomas Beach, Bde Maka Ska. Further details and registration to follow. All skill levels welcome.