Have you ever run in Minnesota? Have you ever wanted to run somewhere else?
Here’s your chance to Run Around Minnesota, here or there or everywhere!
Since virtual races are the new normal for 2020 or at least this first half of the year, we have created a year (plus) long race to appease the virtual runner in you.
This race is 1783 miles long and you have a year to complete it!
Take a long trip around the border of Minnesota and visit border towns along the way. Starting not far from the Capitol of the state, take a tour from the Saint Croix River between Minnesota and Wisconsin, northerly until you reach the Great Lake Superior! Run along Superior up to the border of Canada and say hello to our northern neighbors. Follow the border along beautiful state parks and the wilderness within view of Ontario and Manitoba Provinces. Heading west until reaching the corners of Mn-Canada-North Dakota. We turn south to run the course along the borders of both North and South Dakota. Near Sioux Falls we make an easterly turn and follow the Iowa border along the southern section of the course in Minnesota near Hayshore Lake and BadAxe River. Once we reach the Mississippi River we turn north again where we head northwest towards the start of the race in Saint Paul!
Once you cross the finish line, enjoy some great food and beverages at any number of local eateries and breweries. Congratulations!!
The race is intended to start today, Father’s Day and continue until Father’s Day 2021. I would add that the only real DNF that will be issued will be you dropping out or a DQ. This race will likely continue after the deadline until it becomes too troublesome to keep tracking! So unofficially over a year.
All intentional miles count: walk, run, hike. No counting steps counted throughout a normal workday, shopping, around the house, etc. Please abide by this rule. The honor system. This race can be completed with an average of just under 5 miles per day, 4.88 to be exact.
It’s you and the course, it’s just yours. Do it how you Do it.
Have fun. Challenge yourself. Challenge a friend.
Dare to RUN AROUND MINNESOTA!
This Race is $30 (US currency)
You begin tracking mileage the moment you sign up and pay registration! No mileage prior to registration day and payment are allowed.
The $30 gets you a race shirt, a bib # (printable bib coming) and a finisher medal! And A LOT of RUNNING, walking, community support and wisdom. Any public remarks made in poor taste will be removed and author dealt with.
Form a group to encourage and compete and help to the finish line. Follow the Facebook page for updates and info.
Each day or each time you log your miles you will need your name and bib ID in order to access the entry page. Please enter your mileage in MILES. There will NOT be a converter on staff! Updates will be made daily unless it becomes enough to make every other day. Do not be concerned if your mileage isn’t instantly uploaded to your totals.
If interest builds, and because of year round running, walking and hiking, we will add options for long sleeved shirts, hoodies and more gear options. It’s a LONG RACE!
So what are you waiting for? SIGN UP HERE!
This race is brought to you by myself and the help from my brother, John , Chasing Bigfoot Races, Saint Paul Area Running Club and movingandbeingstill.com
Also a special thank you to those that help, support and tolerate us.
Please use the hashtags: #RunAroundMinnesota #RAMN #MABSRAM
And of course all of you, THE RUNNERS! and the walkers and hikers.
Q: When does it start?
A: June 21, 2020
Q: When does it end?
A: June 20, 2021-ish
Q: What miles count?
A: Intentional miles while running, walking or hiking. NO steps from your daily routine or biking, elliptical machine or stair master. Treadmill miles DO count.
Q: How can i run that far?
A: One step at a time. Average just under 5 miles a day for a year. It’s going to take a while, be consistent. And breathe. There are literally 363 tomorrows in this race.
Q: I’m running another race, do those miles count?
A: YES- Running, walking or hiking, yes.
Q: Where do i log miles?
Q: What if i miss logging miles?
A: It’s an honor system. Please remember that. Don’t cheat, yourself or others or us. If miles and logging become suspect or absurd, we will contact the logger and investigate.
Q: Where am i?
A: Posted map. There will be cities and towns and their info at various mileage markers throughout the Run Around Minnesota!
Q: What do i do when i finish?
A: We will see the mileage once you cross the finish line at 1783 miles! we will notify you and acknowledge you on Social Media and tell the World what you’ve accomplished!
Q: What if i take more than a year?
A: Keep moving forward, we will be here.