5k Run/Walk & 1/2k Kids Run


A Pre-Race Warm-Up!

Saturday Morning

The Saturday fun is just beginning! Compete or cheer on the participants in the Lake Bemidji Dragon Boat ‪‎5k‬ Run/Walk bright and early Saturday morning. With the inaugural race in 2014 and the 1/2k Kids Fun Run added in 2016, this is one of the newest events added to the festival.

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Race Course

The 5k Run/Walk course starts behind the Mayflower Building and finishes near the festival by Paul and Babe in the Paul Bunyan Park. The race will start at 8:00am and runners will begin to cross the finish line around 8:15am.

The 1/2k Kids Fun Run start line is located at the finish line of the 5k and will take 2 laps around the Paul Bunyan Park. This race will start at 9:00am.


5K Run/Walk

2021 5K Race

$25 a person | $30 a person (day-of)

check Pre-registration by July 21 will guarantee you a t-shirt

check All participants registered after July 21 will receive t-shirts while supplies last

check Online registration closes at 8:15pm on Thursday

check Registration available on-site starting at 7:00am

check Medals will be given to all runners

1/2K Kids Fun Run

2021 Kids Race

$5 a person (day-of only)

check Registration at 8:30 am in Paul Bunyan Park

check Awards for all entrants

Registration Info


5K Walk/Run Sponsored By:


2022 5k course map pictured below!


2021 Winners –
2020 Winners – No event this year
2019 Winners – Eric D 16:32 & Tanya 20:02
2018 Winners – Billy Freyholtz 16:42 & Sadie Hamrin 20:36

2017 Winners – Billy Frexholtz 16:27 & Sadie Harmin 19:43
2016 Winners – Sam Carlson 16:00 & Sierra Freyholtz 20:49
2015 Winners – Erik Truedson 15:49 & Jenna Truedson 18:30
2014 Winners – Sam Carlson 16:27 & Jasmin Carlson 19:36

Track & Field Feature

ALL proceeds go to support the Bemidji High School and Middle School Track and Cross Country teams.”


Festival Founders

Title Sponsor

Paul Bunyan Communications Logo