Weather Forecast

Runners leave the starting line of the Fitger's 5K in downtown Duluth. (2009 file / News Tribune)

2012 Northland Racers' Calendar

Email Sign up for Breaking News Alerts
running Two Harbors,Minnesota 55616
Lake County News Chronicle
2012 Northland Racers' Calendar
Two Harbors Minnesota 109 Waterfront Dr. 55616


Fall Festival Race

Date, time: Sept. 2, 8:45 a.m.

Location/starting point: Duluth/Port Wing Town Hall, Highway 13 and Grand Avenue


Distances: 10K run, 5K walk, half-mile kids race

Entry fee: $15 by Aug. 17, $20 through day of race.

Entry address: Jeff Adank, 8725 State Highway 13, Port Wing, Wis. 54865

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Jeff Adank, (715) 774-3393,

French Club 3-miler

Date, time: Sept. 2, 11:30 a.m.

Location/starting point: Canyon, The French Club/6838 Lake Elora Dr.

Distance: 3 miles

Entry fee: $15, includes a T-shirt (race-day registration begins at 9:30 a.m.)

Entry address: The French Club, 3-Miler Race Director, P.O. Box 16686, Duluth, MN 55816-0686

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Renee McAdamis, (218) 729-7867,

Burrito Union 5- & 10-hour Triathlon

Date, time: Sept. 8, 7:30 a.m.

Location/starting point: Pattison State Park, Superior/The beach of Interfalls Lake

Distance: 17.67 miles (swim .37 miles, bike 14.3 miles, run 3 miles, repeat)

Entry fee: various, see website for details

Entry addresses: or

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Mike Scherer, (218) 341-4166,

Hermantown Firefighter 5K Run/Walk

Date, time: Sept. 8, 8 a.m. kids 1K run, 8:30 a.m. adult 5K walk/run

Location/starting point: Hermantown City Hall

Distance: 1K, 5K

Entry fee: $20 through Aug. 24, then $25 for adults; $10 through Aug. 24, $15 for children.

Entry address:

Cause for Paws 5K Walk/Run

Date, time: Sept. 8, 9 a.m.

Location/starting point: Superior/Osaugie Trail, entrance to Barker's Island

Distance: 5K

Entry fee: $25 by Aug. 29 to guarantee a T-shirt but race day registrations welcome.

Entry address: www.hsdcpets.comRace director, phone no., e-mail: Jean Kioski, (218) 590-5257,

6th Grandma's Minnesota Mile

Date: Sept. 9, 9 a.m.

Location/starting point: Duluth/Seventh Avenue East and Superior Street

Distance: 1 mile (five categories including wheelchair, youth, recreational, semi-elite, elite)

Entry fee: $20 in advance, $25 late registration at Fitger's, 600 E. Superior St., from noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 8 or 7-8:30 a.m. Sept. 9

Entry address:

Race director, phone no.: Scott Keenan, (218) 727-0947

Autism Walk Northland 2.5/5K

Date: Sept. 9, 1 p.m.

Location/starting point: Duluth/Duluth Public School Stadium

Distance: 2.5K or 5K

Entry address:

Proceeds benefit Northland ASD programs and services.

CAMBA Fat Tire Tour

Date, time: Sept. 14, 1 p.m.

Location/starting point: "OO" Trailhead in Seeley, Wis.

Distances: 10 to 14 miles

Entry fees: $10

Entry addresses: Chequamegon Area Mountain Bike Association (CAMBA), P.O. Box 141, Cable, WI 54821,

Race contact, phone no., e-mail: Ron Bergin, (715) 798-3599, e-mail

Northshore Inline Marathon, Northshore Rollerski Marathon, Northsore Inline Half-Marathon and Wheels Off Half-Marathon

Date, time: Sept. 15, 6:45 a.m. for half marathon and 9:30 a.m. full marathon

Location/starting point: Two Harbors to Duluth and Two Harbors to the French River Hatchery

Distances: 26. 2 miles, 13.1 miles

Entry fees: $59 for full marathon by May 1, $50 for half marathon by May 1 and $30 for students/youth

Entry addresses: Northshore Inline Marathon, P.O. Box 22, Duluth MN 55802,

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Tone Coughlin, (218) 703-1503,

Cloquet River Run

Date, time: Sept. 22, 9 a.m. (1 mile) and 9:30 a.m. (5K)

Location/starting point: Cloquet/Churchill Elementary School, 515 Granite St., Cloquet

Distances: 1 mile, 5K

Entry fees: $13 pre-registration/$18 race day for 1 mile and $20 pre-registration and $25 race day for 5K.

Entry addresses: Churchill Elementary School, 515 Granite St., Cloquet, MN, 55720,

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Molly Stone, (218) 879-8120,

Proceeds: Go toward health and fitness equipment and technology equipment for Churchill Elementary School.

Thunder Bay Marathon -- Miles with the Giant

Date: Sept. 23

Distances: 5K, 10K, marathon-relay (teams of five), 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles

Entry fees: Through July 31: Marathon, $90; marathon-relay, $135; half-marathon, $70; 10K run/walk, $40; 5K run/walk, $25 or Aug. 1-Sept. 15: Marathon, $102.50, marathon-relay, $140; half-marathon, $85; 10K run/walk, $45; 5K run/walk, $30.


Race director, phone no., e-mail: Barry Streib, (807) 684-3509,


The Grand Traverse Hike

Date, time: Oct. 6, 6 a.m. or 9 a.m.

Location/starting point: Duluth/Superior Hiking Trail in Jay Cooke

Distances: 10.2 miles, 16.1 miles, 21.5 miles, 27.4 miles

Entry fees: $45

Entry address:

Director, e-mail: Siiri Morse,

Duluth Lupus 5K Run/Lupus Walk for Hope

Date, time: Oct. 6, 10:30 a.m.

Location/starting point: Grandma's Sports Garden and Event Center

Distance: 5K

Entry fees: $25 in advance and $30 event day, includes premier race shirt, race bib and timed results

Entry address:

Phone nos., e-mail: (952) 746-5151 or (800) 645-1131,

Proceeds support the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota

Cruisin' the Corridor 10K/5K Run/Walk

Date, time: Oct. 13, 8 a.m.

Location: Ashland/Bay Area Civic Center

Distances: 5K, 10K

Entry fees: $35 with T-shirt and $30 without shirt through Sept. 22; $40 with shirt and $35 without shirt from Sept. 23-Oct. 12.

Entry address: Vaughn Public Library, 502 W. Main St., Ashland, WI 54806

Race director, phone no.: Lynn Garrington, (715) 682-7060

Proceeds benefit the Vaughn Public Library.

Whistlestop Marathon & Half-Marathon

Date: Oct. 13, 8 a.m. for half-marathon and 9 a.m. for full marathon

Location/starting point: Moquah, Wis., for half and Iron River for full marathon

Distances: 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles

Entry fee: Marathon: $65 through May 1, $70 through July 1, $75 through Aug. 18 or $89; half-marathon: $60 through May 1, $65 through July 1, $70 through Aug. 18 or $84

Entry addresses:, P.O. Box 746, Ashland, WI, 54806

Race director, phone no.: Ashland Chamber, (800) 284-9484

Duluth Harvest Run at Fitgers

Date: Oct. 13, 9 a.m.

Location/starting point: Duluth, Lakewalk behind Fitger's Hotel

Distances: 5K, kids 1K and tiny tykes triathlon 75 feet

Early Entry fee: $25 for 5K, $10 for 1K or tiny tykes

Entry address:

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Mike Beery, (218) 393-1492, e-mail

Whistlestop "Little Engine that could" Toddler Run (Ages 2-4)

Date, time: Oct. 13, 2 p.m.

Location/starting point: Ashland/ Bay Area Civic Center

Distance: 100 feet

Entry fee: Free

Entry addresses:, P.O. Box 746, Ashland, WI, 54806

Race director, phone no.: Ashland Chamber, (800) 284-9484

Pumpkin Run & Walk

Date: Oct. 20, 10 a.m.

Location/starting point: Cloquet/ Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Distance: 5K

Entry fee: $17 for adults, $12 for students in advance or $22 on day of race

Entry address: Pumpkin Run & Walk, Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, 2101 14th St., Cloquet MN 55720

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Tom Urbanski, (218) 879-0820,


Gobble Gallop

Date, time: Nov. 22, 9 a.m.

Location/starting point: Downtown Duluth

Distances: 5K, 2-mile walk, 1-mile run, quarter-mile free kids fun run

Entry fee: $30 with shirt in advance, $20 no shirt in advance or $35, $25 day of race

Entry addresses: or Duluth Running Co., 1217 E. Superior St., Duluth MN 55802

Race director, phone no., e-mail: Grant Johnson, (218) 728-1148,


North End Classic Cross Country Ski Race

Date: Feb. 10

Location/starting point: Cable, Birkie Trail Powerline near Randysek Road to North End trail head in Cable

Distances: 25K, 12.5K, 5 km, 1 km and 2 km cookie classic kid races

Entry fee: to be determined

Entry addresses: or

Race director, phone nos., and e-mail: Ron Bergin, (715) 798-3599, (800) 234-6635,