Saturday morning race festivities will kick off with The Lakes Area's premiere 1/2 marathon event. The first half of this loop course features gently rolling hills, prairie wetlands and beautiful lake Vistas en route to the downtown area of Garfield, MN before joining the Central Lakes Trail for the remainder of the run. The paved Central Lakes Trail is flat, fast and lined by a canopy of trees to shield the mid morning sun.
All Races Start And Finish At The Alexandria Area YMCA
1K Family Fun Run
Back again this year is the "Catch The Cardinal Challenge". Bring the whole family out to test their mettle against the Alexandria High School Cardinal mascot and if you beat the bird, you win a prize. This is a fun, family-friendly 1K run/walk and a perfect chance to get out with the little ones and introduce them to a lifestyle of wellness.
Immediately following the finish of the 1K family fun run, we will get the 5K underway. This flat, fast 5K course will be a perfect opportunity to go for a PR or simply enjoy the beauty of the course which features a jaunt along the shores of Lake Darling, and back along the Central Lakes Trail.