Time to race around our towns

Time to strap on the sneaks (or inline skates) and take to the streets (or river)…several Greater Grand Forks outdoor athletic events are right around the corner!

Whether a novice or old pro, we have the perfect race for you.

May 6: RED RIVER RUNNERS 1980s FUN RUN –> Join the Red River Runners at 8 AM, in Lincoln Drive Park, for a rad fun run! Dig out your best neon and get ready for a most excellent 5K with some of your fellow bodacious runners. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes and light refreshments served. redriverrunnersgf@gmail.com

May 6: DOWNTOWN DERBY RUN –> Beginning at 1 PM, in George Lee Park, this 1.25 mile Kentucky Derby distance race [individual or five-man relay team] is designed to celebrate spring. Participants are encouraged to dress up in Derby Style. greta@downtowngrandforks.org

May 13: OFFICERS DOWN 5K –> The Officers Down 5K event supports our fallen law enforcement with the hopes of creating bonds and establishing trust between law enforcement and their respecting community. The day will include food, live music and many more family activities! The race begins at the parking lot between Restaurant Row & The Fountain, on Demers Avenue, near Sorlie Bridge, in East Grand Forks. allisha@officersdown5k.com

May 20: MS WALK 2017 –> Gather all your family and friends and join in on this 1 or 3 mile walk to help end Multiple Sclerosis. Check-in is 9:30 AM at Valley Middle School. http://www.walkms.org/

June 10: RUN FOR YOUR BUNS 5K RUN/WALK –> The annual Run For Your Buns is a family-friendly race promoting colon cancer awareness and net proceeds from the event are provided to the Altru Health Foundation Colon Cancer Initiative as funds to be used for patients who cannot afford colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. This 5K race begins and ends at Lincoln Park. Race Day Registration (check or cash only) takes place between 6:30 and 7:30 AM and the race starts around 9:15 AM. Race awards and raffle drawings will take place right afterward. runforyourbuns@gmail.com

August 26: ROLLIN ON THE RIVER –> In its 7th year, this fun inline skating marathon kicks off from Choice Health & Fitness at 6 AM. Participants will be bused to Central Valley High School for the 7 AM race start. Helmets are required for all skaters! amy.enget@midco.com

Uff Da Mud Run Grand Forks

September 9: 2017 UFF DA MUD RUN –> Welcome to the 5th Annual Uff Da Mud Run – obstacle racing Extreme North Dakota (END) style! Your hosts, Ole and Lena, invite you to participate in a fun and challenging 5K course that will encompass roughly 20 obstacles as it winds its way along the Greenway in Greater Grand Forks. The race starts (9 AM) and finishes (approximately 3 PM) in East Grand Forks, near the Sorlie Bridge, on DeMers Avenue. joel@endracing.com

September 22-23: 2017 WILD HOG GRAND FORKS MARATHON –> The 6th Annual Wild Hog Marathon weekend features great exercise and grand times for the whole family. Happenings include a Family Fun Night, Family Fun Run and 5K on Friday, September 22 and a Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K on Saturday, September 23. After Saturday’s races, there will also be a big celebration at Wild Hog Grill & Bar featuring live entertainment. rachel@pdsproule.com

More information about all events be found on our website at www.visitgrandforks.com or by downloading the GRAND FORKS APP at Google Play or the App Store.