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West Central Minnesota's Running Series

The Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series includes road races from towns throughout the West Central Minnesota area. The vision statement of this running series is: Inspiring and motivating everyone to be active by promoting health & wellness through a series of race events that are fun, safe & well organized. To be part of the series, all races will need to meet basic standards that runners expect in a quality event.

Series Standings

Click here to go to the 2019 standings.

Congratulations to the 2019 overall series champions; Kaylee Voorhees from Benson and Mick Quinn from Willmar! You can find the complete 2019 point totals by clicking here.

Schedule of Races

Below is the tentative 2020 series schedule which is anticipated to consist of twelve events.

Race Date City More Information Results
Frozen 5K Run/Walk January 25 Spicer Website
*St. Patrick's Day Red Beard Run March 14 Willmar Website
Ron Erno Minnewaska Warmup 10K May 2 Glenwood Website
Cat Scratch Fever 5K May 8 New London Website
Memorial Day/Law Day 5K May 23 Willmar Website
*Running to a Sweet Beet June 13 Renville Website
Foot Lake 4 June 27 Willmar Website
Green Lake Road Race July 5 Spicer Website
Pillsbury Push 10K July 25 Kerkhoven Website

Jared Anez Memorial Run

August 1 Willmar Website
Hawk Creek Run Around Raymond 5K August 22 Raymond Website
Turkey Leg 5K November 26 Willmar, YMCA Website
GLCRS Awards Banquet December 12 Spicer Website

* 2020 Glacial Lakes Series Bonus Race

The dates listed are tentative. Each race must be contacted to confirm race dates and information. Learn more about the awards and the series scoring system on the FAQ page.

Series Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for making the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series possible.


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