Marked by beautiful views and a country feel the Circle the Lake Half Marathon, 10k and 5k will take you along the shores of Circle Lake in rural Rice County MN. Located just 45 minutes south of the Twin Cities, these courses are run on a mix of paved and dirt roads, over rolling hills and allow the possibility to spot bald eagles, deer, ducks and to hear the hum of a distant tractor. Runners will have views of the island in Circle Lake, home to many species of wildlife. These courses are open to competitive racers, families, dogs, kids, seniors, and are IPOD friendly. We start and end at the historic Millersburg School House and you will also be on the same route as the Jesse James Gang once traveled.
Added for the first time in 2014 is the 10k course. The Half Marathon is certified (Certification Code MN14042RR)and being two weeks before the Twins Cities Marathon might be perfect for those of you training for that race. All races will be chip timed. There will be posted mile markers and water/sports drinks will be available throughout the course.
All racers registered prior to September 1st, will get a commemorative t-shirt. We cannot guarantee a t-shirt for registrations posted after that date. Metals will be awarded to all half marathon finishers. Online, pre-registration is preferred. If you prefer not to register online you can go to the Circle Lake Associations website Circle Lake Association Race Page or our Anderson Race Management website http://www.andersonraces.com/events/events-detail.php?intResourceID=2063 and get a registration form you can mail in. You can also visit both of those websites to see course maps and get the latest updates. Same day registrations are available, and we except cash, check, or credit cards. Races are rain or shine and we cannot offer refunds or transfers to another person.
Invite your family and friends to cheer you on and celebrate your accomplishment at the Boonies Bar and Restaurant, located at the start/end of the race.
Registration starts at 7:30 A.M. and the races begin at 9 A.M.
Circle Lake is used for recreation, sports and naturalists. This is a charity event sponsored by the Circle Lake Association. www.circlelake.org The association has many projects underway, and planned, to improve the lake's watershed. The proceeds from this event go toward funding those projects.
We scheduled our race this year to be two weeks before the Twin Cities Marathon so it might be perfect for those of you training for that race.
Race start - 9:00am and are supported for four hours.
The race is rain or shine.
Race cancellation and weather policy: Events may be delayed, shortened, or in rare circumstances cancelled, in the event of inclement weather including lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of eminent severe weather which may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and tear down. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media. No refunds or transfers allowed.