For the past five years, St. Paul has hosted the Red Bull Crashed Ice event right outside the beautiful Cathedral of St. Paul. As the third event in the tour, Crashed Ice comes back to Minnesota, and is projected to draw crowds of up to 100,000. Minnesota native Cameron Naasz will be back to defend his title in this fierce competition. Read more about Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017
Sports, Health & Wellness
Females of all ages and athletic abilities are invited to participate in the Women Run the Cities run/walk event organized by Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women (MNCREW). Proceeds from this event go to The Link and the CREW Network Foundation, which hold the same values of strength, courage, and perseverance that MNCREW works to exemplify.
The first 500 registrants receive a free 10th Anniversary tee! Read more about Women Run the Cities 2016
Table tennis comes to Town Hall Brewery for the brewpub’s Ping-Pong Tournament, 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 31. All skill levels are invited to play for a $20 entry fee that guarantees at least four games. The tournament includes round-robin pool play followed by an elimination round. Visit Town Hall Brewery to register by Jan. 29.
The tournament champion will win the grand cash prize — estimated at more than $250. Read more about Ping-Pong Tournament at Town Hall Brewery
Back to School 5K and Social – Saturday, September 12 We’re excited to announce a new event to kick off the 2015-2016 school year! On Saturday, September 12, Minnewashta Elementary will host the inaugural Back to School 5K run and walk, followed by the return of the Back to School Social. We hope that these exciting events will bring together our school community with healthy, fun activities for the whole family. 5K registration will be open soon. Read more about Back to School 5k Run & Walk
September 27 Celebrate sisterhood at Women Run the Cities, one of ESPN’s top five races for women in the nation. Organizers say that this popular event—featuring 10-mile and 10K runs, a 5K run/walk and a girls’ 1-mile run—is great for experienced runners and newbies alike. The courses start and finish at gorgeous Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and track along the Mississippi River. Register online; spots fill up quickly. Girls’ run open to ages 4–12. Prices vary by registration date and distance; $15–$70 and up. Read more about Women Run the Cities
Brad Robinson and author Linda Tedford will be signing copies of Brad’s just-released book, “The Price of Victory and the Fear of Innovation,” at Brightwater Clothing & Gear in downtown Excelsior on Saturday, June 6. Read more about “The Price of Victory” Book Signing
Tell your sister, mother and girlfriends it’s time to spend
an evening dedicated to their health – while having fun! Join us for this free
event, sponsored by Fairview, Thursday, June 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Ames
Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.
This FREE Ladies’ Night Out will include: Read more about You deserve a Ladies’ Night Out!
Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m. Read more about Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile
The biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota is brought to you right here in the Twin Cities. Participants come from near and far to participate in this challenging trek, open to hikers of all ages and abilities. Races include a 10K, 5K, kids’ fun run and a 5K dog walk. For serious snowshoers, the Twin Cities Snow Shuffle is a regional qualifier for the US Snowshoe Association’s 2015 Dion National Snowshoe Championship race. Whether you’re racing, walking or just cheering on the competitors, this event celebrates the beauty of a Minnesota winter. $20–$40. Read more about Twin Cities Snow Shuffle