30K Run + 5 Mile Run & 5 Mile Walk + Recreational Bike Ride
Saturday, May 6, 2017
A great tune-up for “Grandma’s Marathon” and the entire 2017 running season! The 30K course is certified and the race is sanctioned by US Track & Field. The 5-mile Walk and Run are timed.
And, as an added bonus, there’s a recreational bike ride that follows the same scenic 30K course as the run around Woman Lake. Perfect for non-running friends and family members who still want to get out and enjoy the outdoors.
The race committee invites you to beautiful North Central Minnesota! We hope you have a great race! The Run Around Woman Plus is always on the First Saturday of May. This event is sanctioned and Certified by USA Track and Field. Download the Run Around Woman Registration Form.
The 30K run meanders around beautiful Woman Lake on blacktopped state and county roads. You’ll run through a portion of the Chippewa National Forest and along the shore of Woman Lake.
For the shorter distance runner and walker, a 5-mile run and walk starts and ends in the center of Longville along County Road 5.
RIDE AROUND WOMAN LAKE BIKE RIDE!
A family bike ride joins our popular Run Around Woman, following the same scenic course around beautiful Woman Lake. This event is not timed, so it’s perfect for families or friends wanting to enjoy a spring Saturday bike ride together.
Click here for more information on the Bike Around Woman.
FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: This is 2016 information.
Registration and Entrance Fees are $30 for the 30K race and $25 for the five mile walk and run. Pre-register by April 22, 2016 to guarantee a T-Shirt and Medal on race day. Locally, registration forms can be found at nearly all Longville businesses and can be dropped off in the Chamber of Commerce basket at The One Stop. If you are out of the area, print the registration form from this site and either mail it to the Longville Chamber, PO Box 33 Longville, MN 56655 or bring it with you to the event.
Pre-register by April 22 to guarantee a T-Shirt and Medal on race day.
Race Day Registration & Packet Pick Up
Race day registration and packet pick-up will be held from 7:30 am to 8:45 am at Patrick’s on Girl Lake in downtown Longville.
Starting Times & Starting Location
30K run will start precisely at 9:00 am on State Hwy 84 south of town by St. Edwards Catholic Church.
5 Mile Run and Walk will start at 9:15 am in downtown Longville by the City Docks on County Road 5.
Official timing will end at 12:45 pm
Restrooms and parking are available. Refreshments will be available at the Finish Line.
Aid stations will be located at miles 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16.5 and 18 for the 30K event, and at miles 2.75 and 4 for the 5 mile Run/Walk. Volunteer personnel, emergency communications and water will be available at each aid station.
There will be an Awards Ceremony at Patrick’s Fine Dining at 1:00 pm. Awards will be presented to the top 3 males and the top 3 females in each race division. There will also be a Special Prize for the 1st male and 1st female to finish the 30K run, 5 mile Run and 5 mile Walk. Commemorative medals will be presented to all race finishers.
The 30K Course
This certified and sanctioned course is a GREAT TUNE-UP for “Grandma’s Marathon!” The course follows the blacktop roads around Woman Lake. Enjoy the scenic beauty and the rolling hills. The course route is: South on State Hwy 84, West and North on County Road 11, and East on County Road 5 back to Longville, ending at the City Docks.
The 5 mile Course
The 5 mile event is to Run or Walk and all walkers must walk. This course begins and ends in the center of town. It is out-and-back on County Road 5.
Race results will be posted on this page.
Longville Inn, 4959 State Hwy 84, will again provide shower facilities open to race participants. Please bring your own towels and toiletries.