Sunday, June 14, 2020

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Mountain Lake Pow Wow Road Race

This is not the news that we wanted to be sharing with our running/walking community, but after very careful deliberation, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pow Wow Road Race. We believe this is the responsible action to take in an effort to keep everyone safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, spectators, staff and community remains our top priority. We know this news is very disappointing, and we feel the same, but know that this is for the best. 

If the situation dissipates sooner than expected, we will explore the possibility of a scaled down event.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

As one of the longest running races in Minnesota, we will be holding our 47th annual Mountain Lake Road Race this year. Our race is recognized for being well-run and organized. Known for having one of the least expensive registration fees in the state, this Run Mountain Lake event is still able to provide quality t-shirts, chip timing, commemorative medals, fruit, snacks, and other refreshments. The t-shirt is designed by a local artist, ultimately becoming a collectible item for many.

There are unique medals given to the top three finishers in each age group, of each race. The medals reflect the same design printed on the t-shirts. Because the race is held in a small town, many residents of the city will put out sprinklers, set up lawn chairs along the course, and form a large crowd to welcome in the runners. There is also a one or two-mile fitness walk available for all ages.


Registration is now open!! Download a paper registration here or register online here.


Volunteers are a major part of our event. Without volunteers we could not provide the caliber of race that we do. If you would like to help out with this event and have a few hours of time available on Sunday June 14th, please call or email us. We'd love to have you as part of our team. Contact us at mnelson(at) or 507-381-7986.

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