Minnesota Hosting New Adventure Race Series

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Runners can take part in 25 races located in different parts of the state.

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From: Running USA

MINNEAPOLIS — Anderson Race Management and Explore Minnesota Tourism, the travel promotion office of the State of Minnesota, have announced the launch of the new statewide running series “Explore Minnesota Challenge”. This series of more than 25 races in locations around the state of Minnesota encourages runners and walkers to participate in eight of the events, including at least one in each of four different areas of the state.

“This new race series includes a variety of great events around our state,” said Anderson Race Management owner Mary Anderson. “We are thrilled to partner with Explore Minnesota on the Explore Minnesota Challenge as we work to bring walkers and runners out to enjoy the unique offerings of each of the wonderful regions of this state.”

Participants will be awarded a special Explore Minnesota Challenge lapel pin representing the region where they completed a race. A special Explore Minnesota Challenge medal will be awarded to those who complete a total of 8 events including one in each of the four designated areas. Participants who register for the series will also receive membership in the Minnesota Distance Running Association.

“Minnesotans are known for their active lifestyles,” said John Edman, director of Explore Minnesota Tourism. “Partnering with Anderson Race Management on this race series is a great way to promote Minnesota as a destination for runners and walkers. The series is an innovative way to let people know about the fun events Minnesota communities offer year-round.”

Registration for the series is open to the first 500 participants. The first event that will be available to Challengers is the Securian Winter Run, January 28, 2012.

For a complete list of participating Challenge events and to register for the Explore Minnesota Challenge, visit: andersonraces.com

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