Running Wild is a one of Health Resources Center‘s largest fundraising events of the year! This fun, family-oriented event is also a part of the Fergus Falls Area Race Series (link to website).

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What’s the race like?

The Running Wild course navigates through the beautiful, but challenging terrain of northwest Minnesota.

There are two race options:

  • 7K trail run
  • 1 mile LIFE hike
2015 Photos 2014 Photos 2014 7K Photos

There are also two race option for the KIDS!

  • Kid’s Run WILD (ages 4-7) 200 Yard Dash
  • WEE Run WILD (ages 0-3) 200 Yard Dash
2014 Kids Run Photos

The 7K terrain includes some uneven ground, a gravel road, moderately challenging hills and the rigorous Ironwood Trail Hill. The 1 mile run/hike is an out and back course.

To celebrate 6 years of Running Wild we will have our First Running Wild Woodallion Hunt for 7K participants ONLY. There will be six Running Wild Woodallions along the 7K course. Runners have the opportunity to find ONE Woodallion while racing. Each of the six runners that return to the finish line with a Woodallion will receive a unique Running Wild Prize!! Clues to the Woodallion locations will be posted the morning of the race at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter.

A short awards ceremony will follow the race at 11:00 AM. Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in the 7K and 1 mile races. Age division awards will be presented, as well.


The race takes place at Maplewood State Park. Signs will direct you to the race as you enter the park on race day.

Maplewood State Park
39721 Park Entrance Rd
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
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