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Here’s a great way to stay fit and active while “sheltering in place”.  The Stay at Home policy allows people to engage in outdoor activities like running and walking while remaining at least six feet from others.

With this in mind, we created the Virtual Run Minne-Series as part of our mission to produce "beautiful events that benefit the community".

This series provides five distances to select from and a way to track your times on an official results page. Registration is FREE.  Plus if you make a donation of $10 or more to the Open Door Food Shelf, you earn the official finisher medal. 

We invite you to make positive strides during these tough times and use this challenge to focus on your health and well-being.

Virtual Run Minne-Series details: 

  • Free virtual running program with 5 distances, complete as many as you want

  • See our suggested courses or do one of your own

  • Complete as many distances as you want between now and July 15, and upload your results

  • Optional: Receive a finisher medal with a $10 donation to Open Door Food Shelf

Virtual Race Distances. Choose one, some, or all of these distances to participate in: 

  • 5K 

  • 5 Mile  

  • 10K 

  • 10 Mile 

  • Half Marathon

Go run one of your favorite routes for the distance(s) you register for. Or if you are looking for a suggestion, you can try one of the following. 


  • Use a GPS tracker to log your run. We recommend using the Runkeeper app that can be downloaded on your phone

  • Go the distance and keep your distance.  We recommend that you run solo while maintaining a distance of 6 feet or more while near other people.  Be safe

  • See MN Governor Walz's recommendation here

  • If pathways are busy, please find a different route to use or run at a different time

  • Use these training and warm up tips from Twin Cities Orthopedics


Results and Registration

  • Registration is FREE - click below

  • You earn your medal when you make a donation of $10 or more during registration 

  • Medals will be available for local pick up after July 15 (medals can be mailed for a fee, look for the option at check out)

  • Submit your results by clicking the results button below

  • Results are based on the honor system, please report accurately


Share Your Run

  • #MNRunSeries.  When you are done, share your run on FB or Instagram.

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