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Run for the Lakes

April 28, 2023

Nisswa, MN

Join us in Nisswa, Minnesota for the Run for the Lakes Half Marathon on April 28th 2023! Enjoy a scenic course along the lakeside, with a finish line celebration you won't forget. Sign up today!
Join us in Nisswa, Minnesota for the Run for the Lakes Half Marathon on April 28th 2023! Enjoy a scenic course along the lakeside, with a finish line celebration you won't forget. Sign up today!
Participants run the half marathon Run for the Lakes in Nisswa, Minnesota in April!
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About The Run for the Lakes

The Run for the Lakes Half Marathon, held in Nisswa, Minnesota on April 28th 2023, is a race like no other. The 13.1 mile route takes runners through some of the most stunningly beautiful scenery in all of Minnesota. From lush forests to rolling hills and meadows to the crystal-clear waters of Gull Lake – this course has it all!

The start/finish line is located at Zorbaz and then follows scenic Paul Bunyan Trail into Nisswa State Park where racers will be surrounded by a sea of trees with glimpses of wildlife along the way. Next comes an out-and-back section along County Road 77 that passes by several small lakes before looping back around past Farm Island Campground to finish up at Zorbaz again.

April weather can vary quite a bit but typically temperatures are mild with highs ranging from 50°F to 70°F (10°C – 21°C). Rain showers can come and go quickly, so you’ll want to be prepared just in case! The crowds during this event are usually very supportive as it’s become one of the premier races in Northern Minnesota over recent years. Plus spectators have plenty to do while they wait for their runner such as checking out local restaurants or enjoying outdoor activities like biking or kayaking on Gull Lake nearby.

One special feature about Run for the Lakes is its commitment to giving back; proceeds from each race goes towards improving trails throughout Northern Minnesota and providing educational programs about water conservation within local schools which makes participation even more meaningful! So if you’re looking for an amazing half marathon experience filled with phenomenal views and great people – look no further than Run For The Lakes!