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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 2019 standings.

Congratulations to the 2018 overall series champions; Roxanne Lorenz from Benson and Dustin Maurer from Cushing! You can find the complete 2018 point totals by clicking here.

Schedule of Races

Below is the tentative 2019 series schedule which is anticipated to consist of twelve events.

Race Date City More Information Results
Frozen 5K Run/Walk January 19 Spicer Website
St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run March 16 Willmar Website
Ron Erno Minnewaska Warmup 10K May 4 Glenwood Website
Cat Scratch Fever 5K May 10 New London Website
Memorial Day/Law Day 5K May 25 Willmar Website
Running to a Sweet Beet June 8 Renville Website
Foot Lake 4 June 22 Willmar Website
*Green Lake Road Race July 7 Spicer Website
Pillsbury Push 10K July 27 Kerkhoven Website

Jared Anez Memorial Run

August 3 Willmar Website
*Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond 5K August 24 Raymond Website
Turkey Leg 5K November 28 Willmar, YMCA Website
GLCRS Awards Banquet December 14 TBD Website

* 2019 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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