List of races
The half-marathon is a 13.1-mile course that is highlighted by a number of Fergus Falls area attractions. The course takes runners around Lake Alice, past the Regional Treatment Center, through the M State campus, over Veterans Bridge, by Hillcrest Lutheran Academy, through Lake Region Healthcare campus, and past the fire hall. A loop style course will certainly challenge even the most experienced runners and will finish near the Community Arena.
Custom finisher medals are awarded to all finishers of the half marathon and awards are given to the top three place finishers of each age category.
The two-person half-marathon relay, started in 2012, gave runners another distance option and was a hit! Each leg will be approximately 6.6 miles long, with the transition point located on the campus of the Regional Treatment Center. Runners can sign up in the male division, female division, or mixed gender division. Transportation will NOT be provided to and from the start and finish area. Please provide your own transportation. There is parking at the Otter Tail Community Services building near the exchange point (520 W Fir Ave).
Relay runners will be exchanging an ankle bracelet at the half way point (Regional Treatment Center). There will be timing mats to run over and then exchange. A porta pot and water will be available to runners.
Custom finisher medals are awarded to both members of the half marathon relay team. Awards will be given to the first place team in the half-marathon relay for the men's division, women's division, and mixed division.
The 5k is a 3.1-mile race that is great for any and all types of runners and walkers! We will have average pace signs at the start of the race so that you are running or walking with others at about your same pace. Please line up near the closest to what you think you will finish to make the race friendly for all! This course is highlighted by running around up closed Friberg Ave and around Lake Alice finishing near the Community Arena.
Custom finisher medals are awarded to all finishers of the 5k. Awards are given to the top three place finishers of each age category.
The 1-mile race is geared toward younger children and family fun. The 1-mile course is an out and back course on Friberg Avenue! Start time for this year is set for 8:20 a.m., which will allow parents to run with or watch their child in the 1-mile and still take part in the 5k.
Participation medals will be given to all 1-mile participants. The top male and female in the 1-mile will be awarded a medal.
Those participating in the combo run will race in both the 1-mile and 5k events. This allows for family members and friends to participate in the 1-mile with the children while also getting to race in the 5k! If you register for the combo run, you will be competing in the 5k event only. This means that although you get a time for the 1-mile, you are not eligible for awards. Combo run participants will receive the 5k run T-shirt and finisher medal. No 1-mile T-shirts will be given out for this event.
Children ages 12 and under will receive a 1-mile finisher medal and will be competing for their age group in the 5k but will not be eligible to win the top 1-mile medal.
The Lake Region Run is proud to be a part of the Fergus Falls Area Race Series. By participating in the Lake Region Run you are automatically entered into the series. Find out more about the other series races and how it works at www.ffraces.com.