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DICK BEARDSLEY RACE DETAILS
Celebrate this famous Minnesotan’s passion for running by getting in some miles at the Essentia Health Dick Beardsley Races! With options for all age groups, it’s fun for the whole family. Already signed up? Great! Here’s all the race day details you need to know.
Half Marathon & 25K
Start Time – 8 a.m.
Celebrate this famous Minnesotan’s passion for running by getting in some miles at the Dick Beardsley Races! With options for all age groups, it’s fun for the whole family. Already signed up? Great! Here’s all the race day details you need to know.
Start Time – 8:10 a.m.
Starting and finishing at Kent Freeman Arena, the 10K course will take you along 6.2 miles of glittering Detroit Lake shoreline. With a mostly flat course, it’s a perfect way to get in your end of summer run!
Andy Beardsley Memorial 5K
Start Time – 8:20 a.m.
The Andy Beardsley Memorial 5K, which was renamed after Dick Beardsley’s son who died in 2015, is one of our most special events. Andy was a local to Detroit Lakes who loved the outdoors especially if he was fishing with his dad. Andy’s green Cadillac was something dear to his heart, which is honored in our 5K race logo!
Although he didn’t consider himself a runner, Andy completed a 5K himself, exemplifying the ability to take on a challenge and complete a race. Ready to take on the challenge like Andy? Our 5K is open to all ages and levels, so don’t sweat it if you’re a new runner. Starting at Kent Freeman Arena, you’ll run (or walk) along Detroit Lake, passing local staples like Zorbaz and Lakeside Tavern before returning to the Arena to cross the finish line! It’s an event you won’t want to miss.
As his dad’s infamous quote reminds us, “When you cross that finish line, it will change your life forever!”
Start Time – 11 a.m.
Even the kids can join in the fun! Register your little runners for the ½ mile or 1 mile Dick Beardsley youth run. Youth runners will receive a t-shirt and a medal to commemorate their achievement!
Live music and post-race refreshments will be waiting for you at the finish line! Keep the fun going post-race by checking out local places for the best food and drink this side of Minnesota. Zorbaz, Lakeside Tavern, Hub 41 and Long Bridge are all favorites among the locals.
Join the legendary runner at the Friday night pasta dinner brought to you by Brygge Taps & Tastes and Hub 41! This fan favorite event is sure to make your weekend as you indulge in delicious food and drinks. Dick will be there to speak, meet the runners and maybe even sing a few great songs! The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. the Friday before the race at the Kent Freeman Area where you’ll be starting and finishing your race.
Kent Freeman Arena
1130 Rossman Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, September 8, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.mp.m. at Kent Freeman Arena (1310 Rossman Ave in Detroit Lakes). Please note that there will be no packet pickup on race day, so make sure you attend!
For packet pickup and race day, free parking will be offered at Kent Freeman Arena (1310 Rossman Ave in Detroit Lakes)
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