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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 2016 standings.

Congratulations to the 2015 overall series champions; Tracy Sik from Willmar and Kevin Van Heuveln from Pennock!

Schedule of Races

The 2016 series consists of twelve events.

Race Date City More Information Results
Frozen 5K Run/Walk January 23 Spicer Website
St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run March 12 Willmar Website
Ron Erno Minnewaska Warmup Half Marathon May 7 Glenwood Website
*Cat Scratch Fever 5K May 13 New London Website
Memorial Day/Law Day 5K May 28 Willmar Website
Foot Lake 4 June 25 Willmar Website
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Green Lake Road Race July 3 Spicer Website
Pillsbury Push 10K July 30 Kerkhoven Website
Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond 5K August 27 Raymond Website
Pat Boros Trail Run 10K September 10 Sibley State Park Brochure

*Homefront Connection Run

October 8 Willmar Website
Turkey Leg 5K November 24 Willmar, YMCA Website
GLCRS Awards Banquet December 17 Willmar Website

*2016 Glacial Lakes Series Bonus Races

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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