Manitou 5k

5K / Friday, June 16th, 2017 / 5:30pm / White Bear Lake, MN


The annual Manitou Days 5K is Friday, June 16, 2017 in White Bear Lake, MN. It is flat and fast and the last mile is run on the Manitou Days parade route that has thousands cheering you on from the curb. You may have to dodge a few floats enroute, but that is part of the fun. The race starts at Ramsey County Beach (right after the Beach ribbon cutting and re-opening) and also finishes at Ramsey County Beach. The start time is 5:30 p.m.. The parade starts at 6:30 making it a perfect evening in White Bear Lake. Come for the run and stay for a good old fashioned parade and beach dance to follow.


There are three ways to register for this race:

Want to register for more than one race? Fill out our bulk race registration form

**Upon registration, you agree to the Tri Fitness Race Refund and Cancellation Policies**

The race fees are as follows:

  • Adults - $30 on or before 6/5, $40 thereafter
  • Kids (14 and under) - $12 on or before 6/5, $20 thereafter


Participants registering by June 5 will receive a short sleeved cotton shirt at packet pick up.  These are UNISEX shirts, and may run a little bit large, so please order accordingly.

Note: If you register after 6/6 your event shirt may be picked up at our retail store about 10 days after the race. You will be notified via email.

Size Chart:

Measure just under your arms, around your chest. The shirts tend to run a little large, so if you're between sizes, you might want to go a size lower, but it's totally up to your individual preferences.

  • S 34-36
  • M 38-40
  • L 42-44
  • XL 46-48
  • 2XL 50-52 (extra charge)
  • 3XL 54-55 (extra charge)

Packet Pick Up

Your race packet will include all the materials you need for your race and some fun stuff like your complimentary race shirt and special offers. Pick up your race packets at our training center at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions). Packets will be available on:

  • Thursday, June 15 from 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday, June 16 from 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday, June 16 after 4:30pm at Ramsey Beach

Race Location

Start is at Ramsey County Beach (get directions) and the finish for this course is at West Park in White Bear Lake near downtown (get directions). The best place to park is at Ramsey Beach.  Additional parking on race day will be available within the neighborhoods near the park.  

Schedule of Events

  • 4:30 pm - Race Day Registration area opens
  • 5:10 pm - Registration closes for all races
  • 5:15 pm - Race announcements begin
  • 5:30 pm - 5k begins
  • 6:00ish pm – Awards
  • 6:30 pm – all participants must be off the race course

Note: Courses close at 6:30 pm

Course Profile

Awards and Prizes

Every participant receives a finisher medal. 

Additional awards:

  • Top overall Male & Female athletes
  • Top 2 Male & Female athletes in each age group (19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

**Must be present to win. If you want your award and can't stay, shipping cost is your responsibility.**

Results and Photos

  • 2016

View our Race Results Page for race times. 

More Information/Questions

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