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2012 Northland Racers' Calendar

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