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  • Annual Jared Anez Memorial Race

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    Email: steph@anezconsulting.com

  • Location:

    Willmar Senior High School
    2701 30th ST NE
    Willmar, MN 56201

  • Dates:

    Aug 7 @ 8:00 am

  • Admission:
    Registration Fee Applies
REGISTER BY JULY 23RD TO GUARANTEE YOUR RACE TSHIRT

All participants will be guaranteed a race t-shirt if registered by July 23rd, 1:00 pm. Every effort will be made to provide a t-shirt to participants registered after the t-shirt deadline, but there is no guarantee.

FREE KIDS FUN RUN

Kids 10 and under are welcome to run or walk the Kids Fun Run at 8:45 am – it’s FREE! Each participant in the Fun Run will run through the finish line arch and receive a ribbon. The Kids Fun Run will start and end near the race finish line and no registration is required.

Welcome back to the 4th annual Jared Anez Eagle Lake Race Series!  This year we are excited to bring a new race, the Half Marathon around Eagle Lake! The Half Marathon (13.1 miles) will be included in the Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series and each finisher will be awarded points in the series along with a finisher’s medal and cooler bag. All 5k and the Half Marathon participants will receive a race T-shirt with their race packet and all in-person participants are eligible for overall and age group awards.

For anyone who would like to participate but cannot attend in-person on August 7th or would prefer to race on their own, we are offering a virtual option for both the Half Marathon and the 5k. Virtual race submissions will not be eligible for awards or Glacial Lakes Championship Running Series points. All virtual Half Marathon finishers will receive their race medal in the mail after their race submission.

We are proud to celebrate Jared’s legacy with the proceeds of the race funding scholarships awarded to Willmar High School students pursuing post secondary education in a STEM-related field. This year, for the graduating class of 2021, the Jared Anez Memorial is giving $10,000 to the Willmar High School Scholarship Program! We couldn’t make this contribution to high school students each year without the donations from our community partners and all of the participants who choose to run with us!

Jared Anez was a father, husband, local agriculture business owner, school board chairman, and an active member of the Willmar community who passed away unexpectedly in March of 2017. Jared was passionate about education, family, faith, and a healthy, active lifestyle. These values are demonstrated daily by Jared’s wife, Kami, and his 6 children, Sam, Savannah, Harley, Jonas, Sullivan and Lawson and we are grateful for everything they bring to the Willmar community. We are honoring Jared’s legacy and the Anez Family’s commitment to education and community with this race series.

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12:00 PM (NOON) ON 8/4/21. IF YOU MISS ONLINE REGISTRATION YOU CAN STILL REGISTER IN PERSON AT THESE LOCATIONS:

Register at Packet Pickup Thursday, August 5th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm or Friday, August 6th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Hansen Advertising, 1030 N Business Hwy 71, Willmar, MN 56201.
Register at the Willmar High School, on Race Day, Saturday, August 7th, beginning at 6:15 am.

IMPORTANT PACKET PICK UP AND RACE DAY INFORMATION

EARLY PACKET PICK UP AT Hansen Advertising, 1030 N Business Hwy 71, Willmar, MN 56201
August 5th, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
August 6th, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Hansen Advertising, 1030 N Business Hwy 71, Willmar, MN 56201
Same day packet pick up will be in the front of the Willmar Senior High School.

Participants are encouraged to enter the High School parking lot using the County Road 9 entrance to access the front (middle) parking lot – OR – entering the southwest parking lot (near the softball fields/athletic entrance) using Transportation Drive.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mary LaRue at 320-894-5998 or mary.larue@hotmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at packet pick up and on race day August 7th.

Registration
Adult 5K: $25
Student 5K (17 yrs and under): $15.00
Adult Half Marathon: $60.00
Student Half Marathon: $50.00
Virtual 5K: $20.00
Virtual Half Marathon: $40.00