Edit ModuleShow Tags

Freeze Your Caboose Off—And Other Winter Runs


Published:

I like events that own up to their reality right from the start. Minnesotans take pride in embracing the outdoors all year and seasons long, so there's no reason not to call a run through snow, in often-times windy, plummeting temperatures, exactly what it is: the Freeze Your Caboose Off 4M (this weekend in Saint James, MN)!

winter runningCompleting it is a matter of pride and bragging rights—something we Minnesotans like, however modestly. And any level of runner can tackle it and appreciate the experience. (You know there's also a fun T-shirt to claim at the end.)

That's actually just one of many runs occuring all winter. Many benefit a charity, and others are just good fun and exercise—a great way to explore Minnesota and fight the winter blues.

One regular option, ideal for avid runners traveling to the Twin Cities, is City Running Tours (now running—bah dum cha!—in Austin, Boston, Chicago, NYC, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington D.C. and our own Minneapolis). Sign up online ($25 per person for 5K Runs; $30 per person for 5K Beer Runs) for the regular or beer runs and then meet a trained runner/tour guide on the day. The routes highlight many aspects of downtown, including sports arenas, theaters, notable buildings, parks, and of course the bars along the way (if included). Tour guides are avid runners familiar with the city and scene, who will fill you with notable facts throughout the run and answer questions.

Here's a list of what's upcoming the next few weeks:

  • Friday, Feb. 22: City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: City Running Tours Minneapolis - 5K Cherry & Spoon Group Run (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Kenyon 5K Run For The Roses (5K run, 5K walk | Kenyon, MN)
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: Spring Fever Charity 5K (5K run, 5K walk | St. Cloud, MN)
  • Sunday, Feb. 24: Freeze Your Caboose Off 4M (4M run, 4M walk | Saint James, MN)
  • Friday, March 1: City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 2: City Running Tours Minneapolis - 5K Cherry & Spoon Group Run (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 2: City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 2: City Running Tours: Uptown & Lakes Tour 5K (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 2: Plunge 5K (5K run | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 2: White Bear Winter Frolic 5K (5K run, 5K walk | White Bear Lake, MN)
  • Friday, March 8: City Running Tours Minneapolis: 5K Beer Run! (Running tour | Mpls., MN)
  • Saturday, March 9: 100% Irish for a Day 5K & 10 Mile (10M run, 5K run, 5K walk | Mpls., MN)

For more, visit runningintheusa.com.

Remember, this is supposed to be fun, and safe. Wear layers, and don't be afraid to include a hat, gloves, goggles, neck collar, face mask, running tights, wind and water-resistant pants, and of course a jacket with lining!

Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Valentine’s Weekend Ideas for those who are Single and Fabulous

We feature 6 fun Valentine's weekend activities that are perfect for singletons across the metro.

Stillwater Paints the Town Red

The town’s hotels, restaurants, and free carriage rides offer a weekend of romantic moments near the scenic St. Croix River.

Why the Art Shanty Projects Lure Locals Outdoors

Watch out ice fishers: Artists and spectators will take over White Bear Lake in February with a series of interactive events and art pieces.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Whether you are a seasoned Twin Cities traveler or planning your first trip to Minnesota, this blog will introduce you to many new adventures to add to your itinerary. From day trips and scenic discoveries to luxurious girls weekends, travel tips, and insider scoops, our editors will give you all the information you need to enjoy your stay Up North.

Learn about the contributing writers.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Recent Minnesota Journeys Posts

Valentine’s Weekend Ideas for those who are Single and Fabulous

We feature 6 fun Valentine's weekend activities that are perfect for singletons across the metro.

Stillwater Paints the Town Red

The town’s hotels, restaurants, and free carriage rides offer a weekend of romantic moments near the scenic St. Croix River.

Why the Art Shanty Projects Lure Locals Outdoors

Watch out ice fishers: Artists and spectators will take over White Bear Lake in February with a series of interactive events and art pieces.

Life Hacks for the Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport

The next time you need to fly out of the MSP Airport, simplify the process with these tips

Inside Mill City Museum: A Review

The Mill City Museum is fun (and informative) for kids and adults—the perfect indoor activity.
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags