The Sour Grapes half & half run first started in 2001. A group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma's Marathon for that year. As a result, they decided to organize a run that would be fun, challenging and a means to enjoy the company of other enthusiastic runners; hence, the birth of Sour Grapes half & half.
For online and mail in registration, go to www.sourgrapesrun.com and click on Register. Mailed registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 8. Online Early Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 8th. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants. Late registration will be available at the Arboretum on Friday, June 9 and on race day. Please see www.sourgrapesrun.com for times.
The Half Marathon Run and the 10.55 K Run/Walk will be chip timed by Pickle Events.
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 9 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 4 times.
All participants will receive a unique finisher token. T-shirts are included for all who register by June 1 and as available for those who register after June 1. Race Awards will be presented in the downstairs room at the Arboretum. Children's awards to the top 3 male and female finishers in each race will take place at the finish line immediately after the race; Adult awards at approximately 9:30 am for the 10.55K and 10:30 am for the half marathon.. You must be present to receive your award or have someone pick it up for you. Awards will not be mailed.