Saturday, April 18, 2020 • White Bear Lake, MN • Course Map
Runners get to tour two of Minnesota’s more than 11,000 lakes at the early spring running of the Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon, 11K, 5K & Fun Run, which starts near White Bear Lake and takes runners along the shorelines of both Bald Eagle Lake and the nearby Otter Lake before bringing runners back to the finish line.
Organized by the owners of Tri Fitness athletic store and training center, which is based in White Bear Lake and organizes a series of half marathons, 10Ks and triathlon events throughout the year, the race follows an out-and-back course that starts and finishes along the eastern edge of Bald Eagle Lake, and which they add serves as an excellent training run for runners planning on taking part in the Grandma’s Marathon in June.
The race follows what is largely a fast and flat course, ranging from a low of about 910 feet above sea level to a peak elevation of about 950 feet over the course of the 13.1-mile route.
From the starting line along Hugo Road, which runs parallel to Highway 61, runners follow Bald Eagle Boulevard as it winds along the lake’s southern end, to the turn onto County Road H2.
Runners make their next turn onto Otter Lake Road, which takes them northward past the shore of the lake by the same name and which they’ll stay on for roughly the next 3 1/2 miles.
Once runners reach the half-way point of the half marathon, they turn off Otter Lake Road and onto East Cedar Street, which they follow as it curves around southward and becomes Elmcrest Avenue, which they follow south as it heads along the western shore of Bald Eagle Lake.
Elmcrest eventually becomes Bald Eagle Boulevard as runners keep heading south, and then runners re-join the section of the course they ran earlier and begin the final two miles of the race, which bring them back along the southern end of the lake in the opposite direction, back up to the starting line area for the race finish.
Organizers say there is no set closing time for the race — they’ll wait until the final runner crosses the finish line before closing down the course.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in southeastern Minnesota, just over 17 miles northeast of downtown Minneapolis, White Bear Lake typically sees cool to mild and sometimes still quite cold weather in April, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 3°F (in 1995) and as high as 93°F (in 1980).
On race day (April 18), the average low is 39ºF and the average high is 62ºF.
- 2019 Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon Results
- 8:15 AM – half marathon
- 8:25 AM – 11K
- 8:30 AM – 5K
- $55 and up for the half marathon
- $35 and up for the 11K
- $25 and up for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of White Bear Lake’s Camp Wannarunamileormore Half Marathon, 11K or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
Official Race Website
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