DICK BEARDSLEY RACE DETAILS
🌟 2024 Details are subject to change! 🌟
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.
DAYS TO RACE
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.
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!
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 1 mile Dick Beardsley youth run. Youth runners will receive a t-shirt and a medal to commemorate their achievement!
We will have pacers for Beardsley at the following times: 1:35, 1:40,1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:20, 2:30, and 2:45.
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 Detroit Lakes Pavilion where you’ll be starting and finishing your race.
Detroit Lakes Pavilion.
1361 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, September 8, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m at Detroit Lakes Pavilion (1361 Washington Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN). 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 the city park to the north of the pavilion (1310 Rossman Ave in Detroit Lakes)