Dick Beardsley races held in Detroit Lakes this Weekend

Dick Beardsley races held in Detroit Lakes this Weekend Click to Enlarge

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) - The annual Dick Beardsley races will be held in Detroit Lakes this weekend.

In its 23rd year, the Dick Beardsley Half Marathon was developed to honor former Detroit Lakes resident and marathon legend, Dick Beardsley, and as a tune-up for the Twin Cities Marathon.

This year's races include a youth run, 5k, 10k and the half marathon.

Event organizers say because of great demand, they've opened up 100 more spots for the Half Marathon that will be held Saturday.

Dick Beardsley best known for his incredible race in the 1982 Boston Marathon. On a very hot day, that race was dubbed the “Duel in the Sun” as he battled world recorder holder Alberto Salazar down to the finish line. Both broke the American record: Salazar won a record time of 2:08:51; Beardsley’s time was 2:08:53, finishing 1.6 seconds later, placing second. He was at the height of his professional running career.


EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, September 7, 2018
4:00PM-8:00PM
Packet Pickup & Registration (if events still open)
Detroit Lakes Pavilion

6:00PM
Pasta Feed by Brygge Taps & Tastes
Detroit Lakes Pavilion


Saturday, September 8, 2018

6:00AM-8:00AM
Packet Pickup & Registration (if events still open)

Half Marathon & 10K
Detroit Lakes Pavilion

6:00AM-10:30AM
Packet Pickup & Registration (if events still open)
5K & Youth Run
Detroit Lakes Pavilion

7:30AM-7:50AM
Pre-race Announcements
Washington Ave. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

7:50AM
National Anthem
Washington Ave. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

8:00AM
Half Marathon Start
Washington Ave. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

8:30AM
10K Start
Washington Ave. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

10:30AM
5K Start
Washington Ave. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

11:30AM
Youth Run
Washington Av. (Outside of DL Pavilion)

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