Wind your way through the northern Brainerd Lakes Area...The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes has grown tremendously since the first event in 2008. Despite the unforgettable first year blizzard, the event now draws more than 1,000 runners who wind their way through remarkable northwoods scenery. The all-volunteer race is organized from start to finish by Jaycees and carried out with the support of over one hundred members of the community and several local businesses. All proceeds from Run for the Lakes are donated to local non-profits and focus on improving trail systems in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
Events include a Kids Fun Run, 5K, 10K, Half, Full, and Relay Marathons. The race weekend has something for everyone from amateur to professional.
Set among the mostly flat and forgiving terrain of the lake country for which Minnesota is so justly famous, the annual springtime running of the Brainerd Jaycees Run For The Lakes will take runners on a tour of this area's seemingly innumerable scenic lakes and waterways, along quiet country roads that unfold along tree-lined forest areas with lots of wildlife in the woods nearby.The route is relatively the same as the 2011 course, but features a new start and finish line. As always, the course is USATF certified and your time can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013
2:00 - 8:00 pm • Health & Fitness Expo presented by Essentia Health– Grand View Lodge’s Gull Lake Center
2:00 - 8:00 pm • Packet pick-up and last minute registration for all races – Grand View Lodge’s Gull Lake Center
6:00 pm • Welcome by Nisswa Mayor Brian Lehman – City of Nisswa
6:15 pm • Kids Fun Run presented by Brainerd Savings and Loan – City of Nisswa
6:30 pm • 5K Family Fun Run – City of Nisswa
7:30 pm • 5K Awards – City of Nisswa SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2013
6:30 - 7:00 am • Late packet pick-up for the Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay Marathon and 10K – Nisswa Community Center
8:00 am • Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay Marathon Start
8:15 am • 10K Start
10:30 am • 10K Awards
11:30 am • Half Marathon Awards