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I'm Bound for Boston Marathon & Half Marathon - Minneapolis

8/18/24, 11:30 AM

Fernbrook Elementary School
9661 Fernbrook Ln N
Maple Grove, MN US 55369


Race Information

Have you been dreaming of running Boston?  Need to shave a few minutes off your time to qualify?  Looking for the perfect course to set a PR?  Regardless, if you want to run Boston or not, THIS is the event for you!

We're racing around Fernbrook Elementary School, and the course is a 1-mile super flat & super fast loop!  The Full Marathon is USATF Certified & Half Marathon.  So...The Full Marathon is a Boston Qualifier!

By design this will be a smaller event, focused on getting you your fastest time.


Event Schedule

August 12

  •  Last Day to Guarantee shirt & Size

August 18  Event Day!

  • 6:30 AM - Race Start

  • 10:30 AM - Course Closes


Event Cap is a total of 150 participants.  In an effort to give the Marathoners the best shot at obtaining a spot, Half Marathon registration will open on April 1st.

Regular Registration: (ends 08/12)

  • Marathon: $95

  • Half Marathon: $75

  • Virtual Marathon: $45

  • Virtual Half Marathon: $45

Late Registration: (ends 08/17)

  • Marathon: $110

  • Half Marathon: $85

Race Day Registration:

  • Marathon: $120

  • Half Marathon: $95

Register by 07/29 to guarantee your shirt & size. Afterward, shirts will be available while supplies last.

Submit your virtual time by end of race day, and we'll post your results for the Virtual Race.  Shirts and medals are all mailed first thing after the weekend.

Save money and race with friends! Take a look at our Teams and Fundraising info.

Race Partners

Race Partners

If you don't see anything, that means this race is partner-less!

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Course Information

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1 mile FLAT & FAST loop
The Full is USATF it's a Boston Qualifier

Click here for the 1 mile loop.

Yes...It's a 1 mile loop.

NO...We've never had any one say it was tedious, we have had hundreds of people say it was loads of fun.

USATF Half Marathon Certificate & Map:

USATF Marathon Certificate & Map:

Awards and Goodies

Register by July 29 to guarantee your shirt & size!

All participants will receive a custom Finisher Medal!

The primary goal of this event is for everyone to GO FAST, but we'll have some great awards for everyone.  Each race will have awards in the following categories:

  • Top 3 Overall M/F

  • Top 3 Master M/F

  • Top 3 Overall Grand Master (50+)

  • Top 3 Overall Sr. Grand Master (60+)

  • Top 3 in all Age Groups (M/F)19 & Under through 80+

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Virtual Race

Can't make it out to the event site on race day?

Still want to participate or support the cause and have a shot at an award? or maybe you saw the shirt and said:  "Sweet...I want one!"


Then the virtual race is for you.


New to Virtual Running?  Here's how it works:


Step 1

  • Get excited, grab some friends and buddies to join you!  Sign up and register for the Virtual Event!


Step 2

  • Hydrate, grab your buddy (or not) and get ready to get moving!


Step 3

  • Get out there and run or walk! You can run at the park, your favorite route in your neighborhood; anywhere you want.   Please remember to social distance & be safe!


Step 4

  • HAVE FUN!~

  • Share your distance, a selfie, or a picture along your race route and use the race hashtag:-)


Step 5

  • Submit your results online


Step 6

  • View your Results Monday after the Event Date.

Event Courtesy and Weather Policy

Our events are designed to be fun for the entire family. With that in mind; any
competitor, spectator, parent, volunteer, or sponsor, exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct or interfering with the positive, competitive atmosphere of the event will be asked to leave the venue and course immediately with no refunds and be disqualified.

All registrations are final. There are no refunds, deferments, or transfers.


Event will take place rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will cancel for the safety of the participants...there are no refunds in this case.


Participants that do not show up to race/event forfeit their right to any swag.


No COVID-19 Refunds.  If unforeseen circumstances arise due to COVID-19, including any Federal or State Health Emergency, refunds will not be provided. The event will go 100% Virtual & shirts will be shipped to participants.

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