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dick beardsley marathon ~ SEPTEMBER 9, 2017!

❧ Detroit Lakes, MN

The Dick Beardsley Marathon is all about Detroit Lakes, MN and the outstanding lakes community supporting this staple race.  Sandy beaches, jet skiing, boating, fishing, and a multitude of other activities along with some of the best 'Lake Cuisine" you'll ever have, Detroit Lakes has it all!

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❧ Courses

2017 will mark the 22nd running of the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon, and the 3rd year of the Dick Beardsley Full Marathon. There will be a plentitude of races that the entire family can participate in - including the Youth Run, 5K Walk/Run, 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon & Relay. 

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❧ Schedule of Events

Knowing where you need to be and what time is key!  We'll keep you up to date with the schedule of the weekend - so you can 'Take the Lake' in 2017!

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"Take the Lake" in 2017!

"When you cross the finish line, no matter how slow or how fast, it will change your life forever."

- Dick Beardsley

 The first two years of the Dick Beardsley Marathon was a huge success ~ and we'd love to have you join us for the 3rd running of the Dick Beardsley Marathon!  Tons of great swag - from the Lakeshirts Official Finisher's Shirt, to the outstanding medal and Finisher's Towel - you are sure to have a GREAT experience 'Taking the Lake' in 2017!

Not up for a full marathon?  Don’t worry…there’s something for EVERYONE!  From the Kids Run to the 5K or the 10K to the Half Marathon… name it!  Demand will be strong this year, so register early to ensure your spot at the Starting Line!  One of the most beautiful courses in the Upper Midwest is waiting for you!

Take the Lake!






405 West Main Ave., Suite #1D
West Fargo, ND 58078


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 5 pm CST


"One of the premier lakes area running events."
Lakes Area Press Detroit Lakes, MN

"It's all a race should be. Good people, good atmoshpere, and even ice cream."
Cindy Deuser - Run Minnesota Magazine

"A truly homespun event that I would call one of my favorites."
Doug Kurtis - Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI

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