33rd Edition


Sunday, September 13, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Longtime MDRA president and race director Jeff Winter passed away on October 13, 2012 of brain cancer. Jeff was the founder of the City of Lakes 25K and its race director for most of the race's 32 years, and before that managed the City of Lakes Marathon on much the same course. At the MDRA 50th Anniversary Party in 2011 Jeff was honored with a lifetime achievement award for all of his work for MDRA and his five decades of race directing. We will miss his passion for MDRA and the City of Lakes races and are proud to honor his legacy by renaming the race, now a half marathon, for Jeff.

As it has since in 1982, this middle distance event provides a stand alone, middle distance test and/or a perfect training test for those running Twin Cities Marathon or other fall marathons. Selected to be part of the 2015 USATF MN Championship Series of ten races.


8:00 AM Sharp!


Start on W. Lake Harriet Pkwy south of tennis courts, proceed E counter clockwise around Harriet following low road on E. side, then N on William Berry Pkwy, Right (E) on E. Calhoun Pkwy. Left (W) on Lake St. Left (S) on W Calhoun Pkwy to complete first loop of Calhoun. Continue South onto Will iam Berry Pkwy to S on W. Lake Harriet Pkwy, continue counterclockwise around Harriet and return to Lake Calhoun via William Berry, right on E. Calhoun Pkwy to complete second counterclockwise loop of Calhoun, return to Harriet via William Berry to finish at North end of Harriet Bandshell parking lot.


Runners will receive net times as well as clock times and 10 mile splits.

The chips are NOT disposable. A fee of $10 will be charged for chips lost or not returned.


1M, 10M (chip timed). Every mile is marked.


All finishers of the 2015 Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon will receive a special glass stein plus a finisher's medal.


Given to the top male/female finishers in the following brackets: 19-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 74-79, 80+.

Prize money to first three men and women ($500, $200, $100) and first two male and female masters ($200, $100).

$100 cash for any new Minnesota half marathon single-age record.


2015 field limited to 1500 entries. Entries are neither transferable nor refundable after issue.

The 2015 early entry fee is $45.00 if received on or before May 31, $50 if received June 1 - July 31, $55 if received between August 1 and September 10, and $60 September 11 through race day. Early registration is encouraged. MDRA members and USATF members indicating their USATF number on their entries will be eligible for a $5.00 discount off the listed entry fees. Members of both USATF and MDRA receive a $5 discount (NOT $10).

Last minute entries will be accepted for $60 from Sept. 11 thru Sept. 13 (including race day) space permitting. Please check http://www.cityoflakeshalfmarathon.com/ for last minute updates and race entry availability.


Numbers will not be mailed out. Numbers and chips can be picked up at the Running Room, Inc. retail store located at 1433 West Lake St. (NEW LOCATION; in the Uptown area of Minneapolis.) on Friday, September 5, 3:00-8:00 p.m., and Saturday, September 11, Noon - 5:00 p.m.

They will also be available on Sunday, September 13th, between 6:30 AM and 7:45 AM, the parking lot at Beards Plaisance 44th and Lake Harriet Parkway West., near the race start.


Click here to register online at runningroom.com or print out, fill in and mail the registration form to MDRA Sustaining Members: You, too, can enter online. Click here.


Cash awards will be presented to the first-place and second-place men's and women's USATF five-person teams. USATF team scoring rules will be used. Note: A team affiliation must be indicated by entrants on their entry at the time of registration to be eligible for inclusion on a USATF team. Details available at http://www.cityoflakeshalfmarathon.com/ .


Will be posted at finish and posted on this web site the day of the race and at City of Lakes Half Marathon web site. Runners whose email addresses are known will receive individual results by email on race day.

2014 results

More Information

Check out the City of Lakes Half Marathon web site.

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