Sports, Health & Wellness

Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017

For the past five years, St. Paul has hosted the Red Bull Crashed Ice event right outside the beautiful Cathedral of St. Paul. As the third event in the tour, Crashed Ice comes back to Minnesota, and is projected to draw crowds of up to 100,000. Minnesota native Cameron Naasz will be back to defend his title in this fierce competition. Read more about Red Bull Crashed Ice 2017

Women Run the Cities

September 27 Celebrate sisterhood at Women Run the Cities, one of ESPN’s top five races for women in the nation. Organizers say that this popular event—featuring 10-mile and 10K runs, a 5K run/walk and a girls’ 1-mile run—is great for experienced runners and newbies alike. The courses start and finish at gorgeous Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, and track along the Mississippi River. Register online; spots fill up quickly. Girls’ run open to ages 4–12. Prices vary by registration date and distance; $15–$70 and up. Read more about Women Run the Cities

Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Spring may be just around the corner, but tough Minnesotans know that to keep warm, you’ve got to keep moving. Runners from around the Twin Cities will brave the brisk weather to kick off their running season. Whether this is your hundredth race or you’re still learning to tie your tennis shoes (that’s right, kids, you can join, too!), be sure to join in the fun and the post-race party featuring classic Minnesota dishes, a lumberjack costume contest and a winter beard competition. $45–$65 until March 2; $51–$71 until race day. 9 a.m. Read more about Hot Dash 5K & 10 Mile

Twin Cities Snow Shuffle

The biggest snowshoe race in Minnesota is brought to you right here in the Twin Cities. Participants come from near and far to participate in this challenging trek, open to hikers of all ages and abilities. Races include a 10K, 5K, kids’ fun run and a 5K dog walk. For serious snowshoers, the Twin Cities Snow Shuffle is a regional qualifier for the US Snowshoe Association’s 2015 Dion National Snowshoe Championship race. Whether you’re racing, walking or just cheering on the competitors, this event celebrates the beauty of a Minnesota winter. $20–$40. Read more about Twin Cities Snow Shuffle

Hoigaard’s Relay

Nordic skiers can warm up in this relay race, co-sponsored by Hoigaard’s and Breadsmith. Master/elite skiers compete in teams of two, and junior skiers compete in teams of two, three or four in this Olympic sprint-style race. Glide around Elm Creek Park Reserve as you and your partner tag off in an all-out dash to the finish line. There will be prizes for the top teams, and door prizes available for every skier. Snow guaranteed. $10–$15. Registration 7-7:45 a.m.; master/elite junior relay 8 a.m.; junior relay 8:45 a.m. Read more about Hoigaard’s Relay

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