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West Central Minnesota's Running Series

The Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series includes road races from towns throughout the West Central Minnesota area. The vision statement of this running series is: Inspiring and motivating everyone to be active by promoting health & wellness through a series of race events that are fun, safe & well organized. To be part of the series, all races will need to meet basic standards that runners expect in a quality event.

Series Standings

Click here to go to the 2018 standings.

Congratulations to the 2017 overall series champions; Haylee Hastad from Fargo and Mick Quinn from Willmar! You can find the complete 2017 point totals by clicking here.

Schedule of Races

Below is the tentative 2018 series schedule which is anticipated to consist of twelve events.

Race Date City More Information Results
Frozen 5K Run/Walk January 20 Spicer Website
St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run March 17 Willmar Website
Ron Erno Minnewaska Warmup 10K May 5 Glenwood Website
Cat Scratch Fever 5K May 11 New London Website
Memorial Day/Law Day 5K May 26 Willmar Website
*Running to a Sweet Beet June 9 Renville Website
Foot Lake 4 June 23 Willmar Website
Green Lake Road Race July 1 Spicer Website
Pillsbury Push 10K July 28 Kerkhoven Website

*Jared Anez Memorial Run

August 5 Willmar Website
Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond 5K August 25 Raymond Website
Turkey Leg 5K November 22 Willmar, YMCA Website
GLCRS Awards Banquet December 8 Spicer Legion Website

* 2018 Glacial Lakes Series Bonus Race

The dates listed are tentative. Each race must be contacted to confirm race dates and information. Learn more about the awards and the series scoring system on the FAQ page.

Series Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series possible.


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