Well here we are 2 weeks in and have a combined mileage of around 1,151.55 miles run!
I wasn’t sure how this race would play out exactly with participants and interest and mileage. A lot of runners are participating in various virtual races for various organizations and reasons. I knew i wanted a longer term race for longer term motivation. Not everyone can or will dedicate themselves or challenge themselves to attempt <5 miles a day for a year. Some are still trying to get 5 miles a week or 5 runs a month. Luckily this is ok because we all have our own races to run.
We have runners and walkers that are just getting up and out and moving. 5 miles a day, when intentional, can be a challenge. This means anywhere from 30 minutes for some to an hour and a half for others. It really doesn’t matter in the long run (ha) because you have a year to finish. All you have to do is go out once a week, or twice, for 1-2 hours and do a little catching up.
So the idea being if you want to move, you will move. You can decide where you’re moving to. Are you moving towards a finish? An end? Are you moving towards something new, something you have always wanted to be or be near? It’s up to you. Get up, get dressed and go outside. Or stay inside if it’s oppressive heat and you have a treadmill! But get up and out and get moving!
A very special thank you to everyone that is participating and sharing this event to include as many people as are interested!
As many runners are still joining and others have actually broken 100 miles covered already, here are the first 390 miles of border towns we are headed to or been through!
Well the runners have spoken and the RAM has heard you! We will be offering a Team option within the next few days. Individual runners will still accumulate miles towards themselves, but will be added to their team total. More to come on registering as a Solo runner that will be part of a Team. Some runners have felt skeptical about finishing in time running Solo. The Team option will help calm some nerves and possibly let you convince some friends and family to join you on the Run Around Minnesota! Stay tuned for more! Also the course route will be added around 100 miles at a time. Until then, here is the link to Register for the RAM:
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!