We have partnered with the Chippewa National Forest to bring you a race for those who love nature and would never be called “faint at heart.” The course starts in the quaint, lakeside town of Walker, Minnesota, hugging the borders of Leech Lake (the 3rd largest lake in Minnesota). After winding through the blocks of our small town, you will venture out into the forest to enjoy vibrant fall colors, the sweet smell of wildflowers and leaves changing, and the clean air of nature unspoiled.
The Walker North Country Races includes the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K Run/Walk and the Kids Fun Run. We are a Boston Marathon qualifying race! This small town comes together to make the event a success. Each year we have around 900 runners, and 300 local volunteers to make sure their journey through the woods is safe and fun.