Best Minneapolis Running Events This Summer/Fall

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. Check back soon as more events are added!

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

All season 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 live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun giveaways.

2019 Victory Labor Day Races

September 2
Webber Park

Join us Labor Day morning at Webber Park in Mpls! The course is fast, straight and flat! 10K - 8:00 a.m. start. Don't miss your your best chance to run a 10K PR this summer! The USATF certified starts on Webber Parkway near Colfax and proceeds west on Victory Memorial Drive to the flagpole. It then turns directly south to Lowry to the halfway point turn-around and returns the same route, finishing on Webber Parkway near Bryant Ave.! See the course map here. Male and female front runners can compete for cash prizes. Age group elites will compete for awards and a chance to gain important MDRA Grand Prix points for runners contesting the race series. Everyone can enjoy the camraderie of 700+ other runners. The 10k is the USATF Minnesota Fall 10k Championship and part of the USATF Minnesota Team Circuit.

2019 City of Lakes Half Marathon - 38th Edition

September 8
Beards Plaisance

Run the scenic parkways around Lake Harriet and Bde Maka Ska (Lake Calhoun) in the #1 ranked park system in the United States!

4th Annual Finish The Run

September 8
Boom Island Park

Finish the Run is a movement of people creating community through events and activities that support and assist others going through life’s challenges. Join us in this 5K walk/run!

Surly Brewing Co. Trail Loppet

September 21
The Trailhead

Join us at The Trailhead on September 21st for the Twin Cities' premier Trail Half Marathon, 7-Mile, and 5K. On the course racers explore Theodore Wirth Park's hidden paths through woods, ponds, lakes, bogs, and wildflower gardens, and even catch the views of the dramatic Minneapolis skyline. After runners cross the finish line they can treat themselve to a cold one courtesy of Surly Brewing Company, enjoy live music in the shade of The Trailhead, and give lots of high-fives to their racing buddies new and old.

Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon (plus 10 mile, 10K, and 5K)

October 6
Start is at 631 South 6th St, Minneapolis, MN

We're planning for an unforgettable, 38th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon Weekend. Take part in a celebration of health and fitness in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota! 300,000+ spectators, course support at every other mile, and more than 15 entertainment acts. Enjoy free post-race food and Summit beer (w/valid ID) at our 27th Mile celebration!

Loopet Loppet: Ultra trail running race

October 13
The Loppet Foundation

Test How Far You Can Go – Finish as Much Distance as Possible in 12 Hours! The Loopet Loppet gives you six or twelve hours to run as many loops as possible around a 5 mile loop on the new event trails near The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Park on the edge of Minneapolis, MN. At the end of each loop a fully stocked ultramarathon aid station awaits.

Monster Dash MN - Half, 10M, 10K, 5K

October 26
Upper Landing Park

Come out and join the Monster Dash! For the 2nd year all races will be finishing in Upper Landing Park, bringing you twice the size of post-race party. All distances are certified and the Half/10M are their usual brisk downhill!

Minneapolis Halloween Half/10k/5k

October 26
Father Hennepin Park

The race starts and finishes at Father Hennepin Park. The race course is beautiful and will feature great views of the Mississippi River and historic sites such as Mill City and the Stone Arch Bridge. Our themed water stops will keep you refreshed and entertained all the way to the finish.

Haunted Harriet 5K | 10K

October 26
Lake Harriet

Grab your costume and join us at Haunted Harriet for a fun Halloween 5K, 10K and Kids K race event! Come out with your family and enjoy our Halloween-themed event with costumes and prizes at Lake Harriet in Minneapolis, MN! Brooks Technical shirts, finishers sock, and refreshments for all 5K and 10K participants. Short-sleeved Brooks technical shirts and medals for the Kid's K. Certified timing Early Bird pricing! Dare to run around the Haunted Lake Harriet!