Image description goes here Image description goes here Image description goes here

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!

Read More

❧ 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. 

Read More

❧ 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!

Read More

"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

Important Race Week Updates

  1. Online Registration will close at 11:59PM on Wednesday, September 6th
  2. The Tour de Lake Bike Race/Ride is still open for registration. This race will start and finish at the DL Pavilion at 6:30PM on Thursday, September 7th.
  3. For the SATURDAY RACES, Packet Pickup & Race Weekend Registration will open at 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 8th at the DL Pavilion. We will post what races are still open for Race Weekend Registration on this website and on our Facebook page.
  4. The Brygge Taps and Tastes Pasta Feed with Dick Beardsley will take place on Friday night at 6PM at the DL Pavilion. Please click HERE to purchase your tickets in advance.
    • The FULL and HALF MARATHONS will start together at 7:15AM. This is a slight change from the original plan. Please plan accordingly.
    • The 10K will start at 7:30AM. Again, this is a change from the original plan, so please plan accordingly.
    • The 5K will start at 11:00AM and the YOUTH RUN will start at 12:00Noon as originally planned.
  6. Parking will not be available in the Pavilion parking lot on race morning. Parking is available at the Detroit Lakes High School (two blocks east of the Pavilion) or at the Becker County Fairgrounds (four blocks west of the Pavilion).

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

News & Events

More Info »

Your Site Name © | All Rights Reserved

Design by