The Inaugural Anytime Fitness Stillwater Marathon starts this Sunday, May 24th at 7:00am in Stillwater, Minnesota. Come cheer on the runners as they test their endurance on Stillwater’s hills and valleys. The course has it all from sandstone cliffs to century-old farms to territorial prisons to lumber baron mansions! It is a marathon with truly scenic surroundings. Runners can choose from running the full marathon, 20 mile, Jon Francis Half Marathon, or the 12k. The marathon is a Boston qualifier. You also have the opportunity to donate to a worthy cause. The American Cancer Society will have teams running the Stillwater Marathon. Over the years, more than 4,000 athletes have helped raise over $5.2 million through Charity Runner by running in marathons like the Stillwater Marathon. I highly recommend donating and cheering the teams as they run for those who have been touched by cancer. You can find more information, visit www.charityrunner.org.
I also recommend checking out the Stillwater Marathon website at www.stillwatermarathon.com to see the race map. Even if you are just planning on driving through or around the Stillwater area that day, take a look at the race map as traffic may back up on Hwy 95 and many side streets in Stillwater and Bayport will have runners on them. It can be a difficult day to get through town!