Run into Summer
For the past two years, my husband and I have made a tradition of welcoming spring at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's Bud Break 5k. (We're looking forward to this year's run on Sunday – there's still time to sign up!) But with all of the information on 5ks and even a new half-marathon in Waconia that's been flooding my inbox of late, we could stay in better even better shape—and build a pretty awesome collection of t-shirts—if we signed up for more local races.
As we mentioned in the May issue, there's a new 5k Walk for Education on June 2 in Chanhassen.
If you missed last year's first SayHey5k in Chaska, you'll definitely want to get in on the fun this year on June 30. The 5k run/walk winds its way through downtown Chaska and includes food and live music. The race is designed to bring more people into downtown Chaska to support local businesses, and money rasied from the 5k will go to the Downtown Store Restoration Project and Guardian Angels Restoration.
Distance runners will want to check out the Lake Waconia Half Marathon on June 9 (Note: There's also a 5k for those of you who like your runs short and sweet). There will be a post-race party at Lola's Lakehouse – need we say more?
Triathletes, mark your calendars for July 21 when the River City Days Triathlon in Chaska will mark its 9th year.
Registration is open for the MiracleKids Triathlon on August 18 in Chanhassen. Proceeds from the race benefit the Miracles of Mitch Foundation.
I'm sure there's even more races out there, too. Am I missing your favorite race? Drop me a line!
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