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Head for Awareness 5K
 August 10 
Chaska, MN

Faster than the Pastor
August 10
Brooklyn Park, MN 

Strive Wellness 4 Mile Run
August 17
Owatonna, MN

Go Far Woman Half Marathon & 5K
August 24
Fargo, ND

CCRI 5K Run & Walk
September 5
Moorhead, MN

Northshore Trail Run
September 5-7
Lutsen, MN  
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Vibha Dream Mile
August 10
St. Paul, MN

Vibha Dream Mile
There are a lot of 5K races out there, but only one in the Twin Cities that ends with great Indian food and lively performances! On August 10th join us for the 10th annual Vibha Dream Mile 5K at the beautiful State Capitol grounds, this year for the first time at the IndiaFest! Pre-race registration is only $20, and $30 on race day. Comes with a Dry Fit t-shirt!   Proceeds go to supporting many projects in India and America, with a focus on providing education to underpriveleged children.  Find out more and register, here.  
Miles for Melanoma
August 10
St. Paul, MN

Miles for Melanoma
The 2nd Annual Miles for Melanoma St. Paul 5K Run/Walk presented by Dermatology Consultants is August 10, 2013. Teams and individuals will be participating to help raise money for the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF). Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma. 
Miles for Melanoma The Miles for Melanoma 5K will be held on a certified 5K course around Lake Como in St. Paul. This is a family-friendly run or walk. Dermatologists from Dermatology Consultants will provide free skin cancer screenings at the event.  Last year's event raised more than $40,000 for the MRF and attracted more than 200 participants. 
Where: Como Park Picnic Pavilion 
When: August 10, 2013 Race starts at 8:30
Registration: 7:45 am in person or online at spotmelanoma.com
TRIA Runnin' With the Law 5K
August 15
Minneapolis, MN

Tria Running with the Law 5k

Don't miss the third annual TRIA Runnin' with the Law 5K (6:30p.m.) and Kids Fun Run (6:15 p.m.)   

New location: Father Hennepin Park in Minneapolis 420 SE Main Street, Minneapolis 

Police exhibits (SWAT, horses, dogs etc.). There will be music after the race. Proceeds benefit the Minneapolis Police Department Fitness Team. The Fitness Team is dedicated to establishing an active, healthy culture within the MPD and local community.  Register online here. 

Ragnar Relay
August 16-17
Winona to Minneapolis, MN

Great River Ragnar
The Mighty Mississippi. America's Heartland. And Wild Runners. The Ragnar Relay Great River is the second oldest Ragnar Relay in the series. This race begins on the bank of the Mississippi River in Winona, runs over and across rolling farmland, through stunning scenery and finishes back on the river in Downtown Minneapolis. This Ragnar has both challenging legs and beginner level legs for all of your teammates. It also has one of the best finish line parties and some of the friendliest volunteers. Show up as a runner in a Batman costume, and you'll fit right in. Run Ragnar Relay Chicago and the Ragnar Relay Great River in the same year and earn the Make It A Double Medal!
2013 Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk
August 17
Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities Lung Run Walk
A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation invites you and your loved ones to the 7th Annual Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk August 17th at beautiful Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach. Join us at 8am to pick up your registration packet and walk or run in memory or honor of all those diagnosed with lung cancer. Please register online here. If you'd like to fundraise to help beat lung cancer, please create a team here. Stay after the race to have some lunch, hear the Leon Laudenbach Blues Band and speakers that will update you on the latest in the field.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death among all cancers and is both misunderstood and under-researched. Nonsmokers and smokers alike die of lung cancer each year and A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation believes every life is worth saving. A Breath of Hope fights lung cancer through community outreach, patient support and funding innovative lung cancer research. Won't you join us to bring hope and healing to families hurt by lung cancer?
For more information about A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation, please visit abreathofhope.org.
Joint Jaunt 5K and 10K, Twin Cities Orthopedics
August 17
Minneapolis, MN

TCO Foundation
joint jaunt poster Come celebrate the 5th Annual Joint Jaunt, Saturday August 17th at Lake Harriet.  5k-10k walk or run and Kids Dash to promote orthopedic health and celebrate active lifestyles.


Fun for all ages! 


Go to tcofoundation.org to get more event information and see photos from last years' event.

On-line race registration through  active.com.


Community Partner

Bolder Options Youth Program  

Once again,  we are partnering with Bolder Options, an activity-based mentoring program for your ages 10-14 which uses physical activity, academic tutoring, goal setting, to build self-esteem and teach the importance of living a more active and healthier life.
BMO Harris Bank Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K presented by Meriter and Physicians Plus
August 17
Madison, WI

Mini Madison
Mini Madison Enjoy running a scenic course that includes all of Madison's Landmarks: Capitol Square, the World Famous Dane County Farmer's Market, State Street, Camp Randall Stadium, Kohl Center, the Arboretum (including wild turkeys), Picnic Point and the University of Wisconsin Campus. The Madison Mini-Marathon & 5K is a must-do on the Wisconsin running calendar. Whether you are a UW grad or first timer to Madison you will experience one of Madison's treasures as our packet pick-up will be in the brand new Union South. After your hard work is complete join us at the 14th Mile Post-Race Party where you will receive a FREE BEER and enjoy music by the Mighty Short Bus as you overlook gorgeous Lake Mendota. The race is on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:00 am.  Registration is online here.  
Mud Games
August 17
Hugo, MN

Mud Games
With more than 20 obstacles and two courses (1.5-mile or 3.1-mile) to choose from, The Mud Games is one of the more challenging (and seriously fun) mud runs around. All of the action will be at Wild Wings Game Farm of Oneka in Hugo, MN on Saturday, August 17. The event is lead by celebrity race marshal Kendra Wilkinson from Girls Next Door and Kendra on Top. She'll be on-site to meet and take pictures with. For more information, visit us online.  
Danielle Mary Jelinick 5K Run-Walk
August 17
Woodbury, MN

Walk for Dani j

Please join us on Saturday, August 17 at Colby Lake in Woodbury.  All ages welcomed. Leashed pets and strollers too! 

$15 per person (ages 15 and older).

Registration fee includes: refreshments and entertainment.  Proceeds to benefit DAP (Domestic Abuse Project)

Registration Start Time: 8 a.m.
Run-Walk Start Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Colby Lake, 9715 Valley Creek Road, Woodbury.  Register online here. 

Minnesota Zoo Tiger Tracks 5K and Kids Run
August 24
Apple Valley, MN

Zootracks 2011

Tiger Tracks 2012 Lace-up your shoes and make tracks to the Minnesota Zoo.  This wild run will start at the Shady Oaks Picnic Pavilion and weave into the Zoo and out around the Northern Trail.  Bring the whole family for a brisk morning run and then slow down the pace and enjoy a day at the Zoo.  All proceeds from the run will help support the Zoo's conservation programs.  


Shady Oaks Picnic Pavilion

8:00 a.m. 5K

8:45 a.m. Kids' Run 


For more information on the event visit mnzoo.org/events/Events_tigerTracks_13.asp
Officer Shawn Silver Memorial Run
August 24
New Brighton, MN

Officer Shawn Silvera Memorial Run

SHAWN SILVERA This event is held in honor of Lino Lakes Officer Shawn Silvera, who was killed in the line of duty on September 6, 2005.  Shawn lived his short life in service to others and so we celebrate his legacy, raising money for charitable organizations that enhance the lives of others.  This year's beneficiaries are: The Wounded Warrior Project, Police Explorers Scholarship, MN Concerns of Police Survivors.


Officers The morning includes race events for both adults and children, as well as a children's activity area, music, silent auction and raffle.  Advanced registration is available on active.com as well as via the downloadable form at shawnsilvera.org/run   Race day registration is available.  All are welcome!


Schedule of events:

8:00 am                       1 Mile (certified course, chip timed optional)

8:15 am                       5K (certified course, chip timed)

9:00 am                       Awards Ceremony

9:15 am                       Kids Daisy Dash

Woodbury Country Mile Half Marathon and 5K
August 28
Woodbury, MN

Woodbury Country Mile
Woodbury Country Mile Attention runners of all levels!  Join us for the 32nd Annual Woodbury Country Mile Race Day!  These late summer races take place in some of the best weather that Woodbury has to offer as this time of year brings mild, pleasantly warm weather to the Woodbury area.


Half and 5K Participants will receive a technical commemorative shirt.  Kids will receive a cotton commemorative shirt.


Registration Info:

Mail In Registration Postmarked by Saturday, August 17th. 

On line Registration is available until midnight on Thursday, August 22nd.


Mail registration form with entry fee to:

Woodbury Chamber of Commerce

Make Check Payable To:

Woodbury Country Mile

7650 Currell Blvd

Woodbury, MN  55125



Proceeds benefit the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce.

Glo Run
August 31
Bloomington, MN

Glo Run 2013 2
Glo Run Twin Cities 2013 On August 31st Glo runners, black lights, strobe lights and music will light up the night!

Get ready for the 5k party run/walk of your life. Experience the craziness of running through strobe lights, black lights, on course DJ all while sporting glow in the dark shirt and swag. Everything's more exciting at night.  This is a 5k course on fun roads with stimulating areas along the course.  Experience extreme glow while running through black lights.  Get your dance strut going with the on course DJ. See the craziness of running through strobe lights.  In case all of this fun is dehydrating we will have an on course water station.  The fun doesn't stop at the finish line...Registration and more information is online here.   


Taste of Greece 5K Run/Walk & Kids 1K Kid's Toga Run for Cloe's Fight
September 6
St. Paul, MN

Taste of Greece

What could be better than an invigorating run around beautiful Lake Calhoun on a Friday evening? An invigorating run with baklava and Greek dancing at the end, of course!  Join us on September 6th for the Taste of Greece/Chloe's Fight 5k and receive complimentary tickets to the Twin City's largest celebration of Greek culture. 

Cloe Bring your child early for the 1k at 6:15 then test your own speed at 6:30.  Again this year, try to "beat the priest/deacon" to receive extra festival tickets.   Every dollar of your registration will go directly to research being conducted at the University of Minnesota to find a cure for metachromatic leukodystrophy, a degenerative childhood disease that took the life of Chloe Sophia Barnes.  To find out more about Chloe's story and what her loved ones are doing in her honor go to chloesfight.org. 


Cost: $25 early registration, $30 day of ($5 kid's early registration, $10 day of). All kids will receive a toga!



Lake Calhoun

Corner of West 36th Street and East Lake Calhoun Parkway Minneapolis, MN

More information is online here.  And online registration is here. 

Joan Lund Memorial 5K
September 7
Woodville, WI
Joan Lund Memorial

On September 9th, 2012, family and friends were saddened by the loss of Joan Lund, an amazing woman who was stricken with a vary rare form of biliary cancer. Joan fought cancer hard, flying all over the country seeking help.

As she went through her battle she saw how much families of dealing with cancer are spending on the fight themselves and made a determined effort to help raise money to aid these families. On September 7 the Hilltop Bar and Grill in Woodville, WI will be hosting the Joan Lund Memorial Cash for Cancer Drive.

The day's event will include a 5k run, live band, silent auction, raffle, restaurant tour, food, drinks, and plenty of fun. Our goal is to raise money in Joan's memory to help these families in their fight. Please join us for fun, and fund raising.  More information and registration are available online here.
Heart of the City 5K, 10K and Kids Run
September 7
Burnsville, MN

Heart of the city
Come join us with our MC, Steve O from the KDWB morning show, as well as Biggest Loser  contestants O'Neal and Sunshine Hampton and Lisa Rambo for the Heart of the City (HOTC) races, benefitting the Kids Feeding Kids Program, which will be held in conjunction with Burnsville's annual Fire Muster celebration.  The 10K and 5K will begin at City Hall in Burnsville at 8 a.m. Saturday, September 7,with the kids 1K fun run to follow.
kids runThe HOTC will be graced with the presence of O'Neal Hampton, Jr., his daughter Sunshine, and Lisa Rambo who were all contestants of NBC's hit show "The Biggest Loser". They are all excited to come out to encourage all runners and walkers , as well as take photo opportunities and sign autographs.
All entrants who are pre-registered will be entered into drawings for a flat screen TV, iPad, as well as other great prizes. Looking forward for some fun and fitness September 7!  See you there!

Coming up...down the road....
Women Run the Cities
September 23
Minneapolis, MN 

Women RUn the Cities 2013
WRTC 2013 This is Lucky Number Seven for Women Run the Cities®! Held on September 22, 2013 at Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, the seventh annual Women Run the Cities® is the premiere all-women's event presented by Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW).  The event includes a 10 Mile Run, 5K Run/Walk, and a 1 Mile Girls' Run. Register Here


Gather your coworkers, mothers, daughters, sisters and friends to run our walk our event. Make it social--create a team! Not a runner/walker or not female? Volunteer! For more info on the event:

womenrunthecities.org  WRTC 2012 medal


The 10 Mile and 5K registrants receive a high quality ¼ zip technical shirt and the medals are top notch; girls receive kid size tee shirts and a medal too!  Proceeds support the Ann Bancroft Foundation's Dare to Dream mini grants for girls and the CREW Network Foundation.  Be a part of the fun!   

Wild Hog Grand Forks 1/2 Marathon, Family Fun Run and 5K
September 27-28
Grand Forks, ND

Grand Forks Wild Hog
Wild Hog 2012 Join us for a 2nd helping of FUN at the 2013 Wild Hog Race Weekend in Grand Forks, ND! There are events for all abilities - the weekend kicks off on Friday with the Altru Health & Wellness Expo, followed by the Prudential Crary Family Fun Run and Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau 5K that evening. Stick around to hear the Plains Chiropractic key note speaker, Olympian Carrie Tollefson, speaking at the Green Mill Pasta Feed!


Saturday morning events include a Wheeler's Half Marathon, the Subway Restaurants 10K, the Choice Health & Fitness Half Relay events (2-, 3-, & 13-person options!), and the main event, the Wild Hog Half Marathon. The course is flat, fast & features some of the most beautiful, fall-colored tree-lined streets in Grand Forks, ND & East Grand Forks, MN (yes, you run in two states!).


Complete the 5K on Friday night and another event on Saturday to earn the bragging rights of going HOG WILD, which includes another awesome gift! SWAG includes a pint glass, Custom race FITSOKs, tech ¼ zips, long sleeve & short sleeve tech shirts, depending on race. Fabulous spinner & stained glass medals for finishers of all races. Plus, you will not want to miss our fabulous bands in the Celebration Tent on Friday & Saturday nights - Downtown Horns & West of Aldine will help celebrate your achievements! Check out gfmarathon.com for more info.


From our partners:

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It's always important to be safe when running. Keep these  10 Tips for Avoiding Injuries from Twin Cities Orthopedics in mind when you run. 

Access Walk-in Clinics


Visit one of TCO's six acute injury Access Walk-in Clinics. Open weekdays, weeknights and Saturdays.


Virtual Clinics

Suffer a running injury and not sure where to turn? TCO's free Virtual Clinic injury service allows users to speak and interact with a Certified Athletic Trainer who will evaluate your injury and offer suggestions.


Whole Foods Heading off to life in a dorm?

Healthy eating and fun snacking is possible, even with limited space, time and money. Read ahead for a menu of tips and tricks for eating right at school.



Had a late night studying?  Slept in too late?

·       Grab a couple of 365 Everyday Value® Cereal Bars. Choose from Blueberry, Strawberry, Apple and Mixed Berry.

·       Pre-bag small portions of your favorite cereal so you'll be ready to grab and go.  Add trail mix, nuts or dried fruit if you like.

·       Stock up on single-serving yogurts and mix in your favorite granola, berries or fresh fruit.

·       Keep a protein shake mix and a travel mug in your room. Just mix the powder into milk, juice or water and you've got a meal in a mug!



Can't face the dining hall?  Want a midnight snack?

·       Keep a loaf of bread, a sandwich filling and a condiment or two on hand. Your choices? Sliced deli meats and cheese, canned tuna, or peanut butter and jelly. Remember, our bakery is happy to cut half a loaf of fresh baked bread so you'll have just the amount you'll need.

·       Stock up on 365 Everyday Value® soups, from Thai Chicken Noodle to Southwestern Veggie. Heat and enjoy. Quick noodles are a college staple. Try our wide selection of Asian cups and bowls ready for hot water or your microwave.

·       Plan ahead for those spontaneous dorm room meals. Browse our assortment of heat-and-eat meals - when your stomach starts to growl, you'll be glad you did!



At Whole Foods Market® you can satisfy your cravings without yucky stuff like hydrogenated fats and artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners.

·       Cheese Curls, Chips, Dips, Pretzels

·       Dark Chocolate, Cookies

·       Two-Bite Brownies and Cupcakes

·       Microwave or Ready-To-Eat Popcorn

·       Natural Sodas, Smoothies

·       Fresh Fruit



Need to pull an all-nighter or an afternoon pick-me-up?


·       365 Everyday Value® Nutrient Enhanced Waters. Flavors include Tropical Punch + Acerola; Orange & Mangosteen +B Vitamins; Pink Lemon Aid + Vitamin C; Grape + Ginkgo

·       365 Everyday Value® Coffee including Pleasant Morning Buzz®, French Roast, and Island Blend

·       365 Everyday Value® Herbal Teas including Peppermint, Green and Yerba Mate


Check out our full line of coffees, energy drinks, teas and herbal teas. Get the buzz without all the junk!

  *Some products may not be available in all stores.


Like to save? Check out our online coupons and print before you shop: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/coupons 

Visit one of our four Twin Cities Locations: 

 Lake Calhoun  Edina  Minnetonka    St. Paul    Maple Grove 

And coming soon to Maple Grove (July) and Downtown Minneapolis (Fall)!


Pearson's Pearson Candy Company was founded in 1909 by P. Edward Pearson with the assistance of his two brothers John Albert and Oscar F. Pearson. A few years later, two more brothers Waldemar and C. Fritz joined the Minneapolis-based company, which began as a candy distribution firm, doing a little bit of manufacturing on the side.  The Nut Goodie Bar, one of the company's first manufactured products, made its debut in 1912 as a premium 5-cent candy bar, and was met with much success. Pearson's Salted Nut Roll was introduced in 1933 at the height of the depression.


pearson's candy In August 2011, Pearson's was acquired by Brynwood Partners VI, L.P. located in Greenwich, CT.  As we celebrate our first 100 years, we not only reflect on our rich history, but lay the foundation for a strong future. We are honored to continue a tradition started by the Pearson brothers and take pride in the fact that our candies have brought enjoyment to so many generations!  Pearson's candy will be sampling at Anderson Race Management events this year season. We thank Pearson's for their tenth year of support to our active runners.



KIND KIND is a brand of delicious, all natural, foods made from ingredients you can see & pronounce® and it's also a movement that gives new purpose to snacking.


At KIND, we believe that food should never be processed to the point that you can no longer tell what it is which is why we use premium, nutritionally rich ingredients that keep you feeling fuller longer.


kind bars You can snack happily on all KIND foods knowing that you are reaping the benefits of essential vitamins and nutrients such as fiber, calcium, whole grains, omega-3's, protein, antioxidants, and the same heart-healthy fats found in avocados and olive oil.


Beyond crafting these award winning foods, KIND aims to make the world a little kinder through its KIND Movement, which has inspired hundreds of thousands of unexpected acts of kindness around the world.


At  Lunds/ Byerly's KIND'S granola is on sale through August as their Deal of the Season at the retail price of $3.99.  To learn more about KIND, visit KINDsnacks.com


  may june midwest events 

ATTENTION EVENT DIRECTORS! Midwest Events offers more ways to promote your event with magazine and online advertising and FREE event listings.  

Brag Bag Brag Bag Race Tote:  Show off your race accomplishments with this one of a kind custom tote bag!  Features include: zipper closure, 2 zippered exterior pockets to show off your memorabilia with webbing trim or trimmed with your race ribbon, interior zipper pocket. Made in Minnesota.

Sign up to use our online registration and we will set up your event for you. For more information visit midwestevents.com or call 651-251-5494.


Sports Authority ARM Participants & Families!  Save 20% off your entire purchase 3 weekends in August! 8/3-4. 10-11 & 17-18!!  Valid at ANY MN Sports Authority location!  You can gear up for Fall Race Season and pick up any Back to School items for everyone!  20% savings on entire purchase! 
Just print off or enlarge barcode enough from your phone and redeem in store!

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