Best of

the Twin Cities

Best Road Race (Running)

Get Lucky 7K and Half Marathon

The best race to run in the Twin Cities is also the biggest. Every March, tens of thousands of runners and walkers paint the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul green for a massive 7K and 21K road race that's fun, festive, and perfect for athletes of all kinds. In addition to offering serious runners a fast, flat race course, the Get Lucky is a giant party with big costumes, music, and the most fun-loving group of people who are willing to pay money to run in the street. After crossing the finish line, it's time for the party after the party! Organizers have partnered with the best Irish pubs in the Twin Cities, including Kieran's, the Local, Cooper, and the Liffey, making it the biggest beer-drinking, shamrock-covered event that's not St. Paddy's. Oh, and then there's the swag. Instead of just giving participants a T-shirt like other races, all Get Lucky runners and walkers receive a very cool hooded sweatshirt, along with a stained-glass finisher's medal. Whether you're looking to challenge yourself physically or you just love finding reasons to drink beer before noon, the Get Lucky Half Marathon and 7K is the road race for everybody.

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