Saturday, May 11, 2019 • Maple Grove, MN • Course Map
Named for the maple trees that once were found throughout the formerly rural areas that now make up one of Minnesota’s fastest growing cities, Maple Grove will host its 11th annual half-marathon and 5K road race event this spring, along a course that features more than six miles of trails through the area’s scenic parks, bridges and lakes.
Run as a benefit for the local Maple Grove Lions Club, the race — which follows a USATF-certified route — takes runners on a clockwise loop through the city starting at the athletic stadium at Maple Grove Senior High School.
From there, the course winds through residential neighborhoods and city streets, passing by local landmarks including Lakeview Knolls Park and Kerber Park, and takes runners along the shores of Rice Lake and Rice Pond.
Both the half marathon and 5K races share the same starting and finish line, back at the Maple Grove High School stadium. In addition to the individual half marathon, organizers also host a two-person half marathon relay, with a 6.2-mile and a 6.9-mile leg for the second relay runner.
More than 870 runners crossed the finish line in 2014 in both races combined, including just over 550 finishers in the half marathon alone. Organizers say runners should expect “challenging hills” at several places along the course.
Runners in the half marathon will have a course time limit of 3 hours, 30 minutes, and the race will feature pace groups for those who want to make sure they finish within certain times.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in southeastern Minnesota, about 12 miles northwest of downtown Minneapolis, Maple Grove typically sees some of its rainiest weather of the year in May, a month that also has brought record temperatures here as low as 18 degrees (in 1967) and as high as 95 degrees (in 1969).
On race day (May 11), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 70ºF.
- 2018 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- 2010 Maple Grove Half Marathon Results
- $40 – $50 for the half marathon
- $35 – $45 for the 10K
- $25 – $35 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Maple Grove Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com here.
Official Race Website
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