In 2017, we dedicated the 5K to Andy Beardsley, the late son of Dick & Mary Beardsley. The 5K, sponsored by SJE Rhombus, will be held at 8:15AM.

Andy lived in Detroit Lakes and loved being outdoors, fishing with his dad, and his green Cadillac (thus the awesome logo!). Andy finished a 5K himself and even though he was not dubbed a runner, he exemplified the ability to take on the challenge and complete a race. Or as his dad’s quote reminds us “When you cross that finish line, it will change your life forever!”

Saturday’s Andy Beardsley Memorial 5K will give everyone a taste of the lake as you run past Detroit Lakes staples such as Zorbaz and Lakeside Tavern! Finish strong with a rock and roll party at Kent Freeman Arena! This one is open for all ages and all level. If you can walk for 45 minutes, you can do this! Crawl, run, or walk this one awesome 5K event!