A Pre-Race Warm-Up!

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. NEW TIMES FOR 2017

Race Course

The 5k Run/Walk course starts in the parking lot by Subway and finishes near the festival in the new Paul Bunyan Park. The race will start at 8:00am and runners will begin to cross the finish line around 8:15am.
2017 course map coming soon!

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.

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5K Run/Walk

$25 a person | Team of 3: $60 (enter TEAM under Promo code)
Pre-registration by July 21th will guarantee you a shirt.
*All participants registered after July 21st will receive t-shirts while supplies last

AWARDS Medals are given to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. The top male, female, and co-ed teams will also receive awards.

1/2K Kids Fun Run

$5 a person
Ages 10 and under
Prizes awarded to different age categories. Must register prior to start time to qualify.

AWARDS for Age Categories: 4 & under, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10

Registration coming soon

Online registration closes at 8:15pm on Thursday. You can still register for both races on Saturday between 7:00am and 8:00am onsite. A registration desk will be set up near Subway (by the old Pamida building). Registration moves to the 5k finish line after 8:00am for those wishing to race in the 1/2k.

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

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

Country FinancialChris Lehman

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