With things finally getting back on track in North Dakota, we are very excited to share our new race line up for 2021 and beyond! Starting in August 2021, Altru will be presenting the inaugural GF 10 Mile weekend. This event will be full of fun and a great way to celebrate having in-person running events again!
1st Annual Grand Forks 10 Mile Weekend Schedule:
Friday, August 27th
11AM to 5PM – Race Packet Pick up downtown at Town Square
6PM – Beach Party 5K
The 5K event will have options for competitive divisions and “Just for Fun” divisions. There will be fun obstacles for participants to enjoy – bring the whole family as this promises to be one amazing “Beach Party” on the banks of the Red River of the North. The SWAG will be a lot of fun, too!
Saturday, August 28th
7:00AM – Inaugural See Dick Run 10 Mile
7:00AM – Stray Media 10K
Events will depart downtown Grand Forks for a tour of some beautiful areas of Grand Forks, including the magnificent University of North Dakota campus, with the finish line near the Flood Monument on the Greenway. We are so excited to share the fabulous SWAG for these races!
Special Weekend Events
Stay up to date with the latest on our Facebook page for exciting reveals coming soon regarding special events that our fabulous downtown businesses will be putting on to celebrate our participants! Plan on spending some time exploring downtown businesses, the Farmer’s Market and great establishments on both sides of the river on Friday and Saturday.
Circle of Friends plans to have an event for you and your pets on Thursday evening – more details to come!
Upcoming Grand Forks Half Marathon – April 28-30, 2022
Finally, put April 28-30, 2022 on your calendars for the next Half Marathon, Relay, 10K, 5K and Family Fun Run events! Registration for this event will be opening in the next few months. With the changes necessary for 2021, as a result of COVID cancellations, we felt this was a good time to make some changes to the line-up of events since fall racing has become a very busy time of year with so many new local events. We are going back to our roots to put on a top-quality event that headlines the half marathon distance and will be a great option for those training for other spring marathons. We know that April can be a bit unpredictable in North Dakota, so we decided to eliminate the full marathon, at least for the time being, as part of accepting that reality. We want you to know that we want to continue to put on a top notch, professional event, with the best SWAG, and you will be able to count on that at both the August and April events!
For those who had deferred their 2020 registration, just a reminder that you have the following options:
- Credit towards the 2021 &/or 2022 events. For some, the amount paid previously exceeds the registration fees for the 2021 event. In that case, we will track your balance and provide you with discounts until that amount paid has been used up.
- Continued deferral to 2022. We know that the August date may not work for some and want to give the option to defer to 2022 as well. This could be for the April or August 2022 event (or both, should you have additional credits available).
- Donation towards the four charities we support. If you would prefer not to defer to either event, you are welcome to direct us to transfer your deferral credits to the local charities we support. These charities took a significant financial hit in 2020, as you can imagine, so we know that they will appreciate this option, should you select it.
We always welcome your input and ideas on how to make this an amazing event for our participants, so please let us know if you have any questions or concerns!
Rachel, for the GFM Team