The rescheduled Red Beard Run 2020 (St. Patrick's Day & Octoberfest all in one)

October 11th, 2020 Willmar, MN 56201 US Directions

3.5K Run/Walk

9:00AM CDT

7K Run

9:00AM CDT
Race has been postponded

New Date: October 11th, 2020

Rescheduled for 10/11/2020.

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

Can't make it in October  We will give you a $10.00 credit towards the 2021 Red Beard Run.

1000 26th Ave NE
Willmar, MN US 56201

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.


Staggered start.  Beware of your start time and get checked in prior to your starting time.  Groups will be sent off every three minutes.  No need to group up for the start. Your time will start when you cross the start mat.   Start when the distancing is comfortable for you.
The finish and start for the 7K have changed.  Both the 7K and 3.5K will start near the West parking lot entrance.  The finish will not be up by the building but in the lower portion of the parking lot.  This will allow for more social distancing.
Please park along the road.  The Oak's will have a full golf schedule and the Oak's parking should be reserved for golf patrons only.

Race day:
Packet pick-up: 
Starting at 8am In front of the Oak's at Eagle Creek.
By your start time should have your bib number attached on the front of your shirt just above the waist to get the best read-rate.  Bibs located anywhere else will have a lower read-rate. Bib numbers need to be visible when you cross the finish line. 

Find your group near the starting line.  
Example: 9:00 start time runners will look for a sign stating 9:00.  Collect near the sign being cautious of social distancing. (6FT)   A volunteer will check bibs numbers prior to your start time.  You will follow the volunteer to the start line and be sent off at your designated time.

Plan to be at the starting line ten minutes ahead of your start time.  Please limit the time you are at the event prior to the race.  A disposable mask will be provided in your packet.  You are encouraged to wear the mask up until the start time.  A trash can will be available at the start to dispose of your mask. 

For your safety we encourage you to bring your own liquids for the race.

Water stops will be self-serve.  
Bottles will be available for pickup at the water stop (water only). Trash cans will be spaced along the course.  Please DO NOT drop bottles on the course. Please carry the bottle to the nearest trash can.

Upon finishing the race, the normal buffet has been replaced with a pre-packaged sack brunch.  The bar will be open for service until about 1pm depending on traffic.  We encourage you to make use of the outdoor deck.  Please adhere to all social distancing rules of a normal restaurant setting.

Times will be available on-line at  .  
The award winners will be posted on-line as well.  Please check your information right away and inform us of any errors immediately.  

Awards can be picked up outside in front of the Oak's around 10:30am.  Sorry, but we will not post results at the event or have a formal awards presentation so as not to created a crowed situation.  

Two options:
Course: 3.5K Run/Walk:
Non-certified course.
Click here to view 3.5K Run/Walk map
The course will start to the West of the Oaks. Runners will head west on 26th Ave turn Right on CR 41, right on Eagle Ridge Drive W, Right onto the cart path, turn right towards Fairway Drive NE, and Left on to 26th Ave NE to the finish at the Oaks.

Course: 7K Run/Walk:
USATF certification number is MN14001RR
Click here to view 7K Run/Walk map
The course will start in front of the Oaks. Runners will head west on 26th Ave turn Right on CR 41, right on 37th Ave NE, Right on 8th St NE, loop on Eagle Ridge Drive, turn Left on 37th Ave heading West, Left on CR 41 and Left on to 26th Ave NE to the finish at the Oaks

Registration Location: The Oaks at Eagle Creek

Individual Registration:

On-line pre-registration ends October 8th at 11:00 CST.
Race Starts at 9:00am

Medals: Top Female, Top Male 
Medals: 1-3 places in each division
Double Medals: 1-3 places in Family division 
Best Beard Award
Best Dressed Award (St Patrick’s Day or Oktoberfest Theme)
Results will be available at

Men: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-65, 70 plus
Women: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60-65, 70 plus
Family: Average time for 2 runners of the same family
Husband-Wife, Parent-Child or Brothers and/or Sisters


Sorry no refunds.

Results will be available at

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