Jaycees announce in-person 'Run for the Lakes' returns

Event is scheduled April 29-30 in Nisswa; a virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon will still be offered.

Runners start the Run for the Lakes in 2016.
Echo-Journal file photo

NISSWA – The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes is back for its 14th year, in person after two years virtually.

The marathon, half marathon, relay marathon, 10K, 5K, kids 1K, zero-K and multi-race challenges are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 29-30, in Nisswa.

A virtual 5K, 10K, half marathon and full marathon will still be offered.

The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes is organized by volunteers of the Brainerd Jaycees, and all the proceeds are donated to local nonprofit organizations.

For 2022, the main beneficiary is the Pohl Children’s Foundation - a nonprofit memorial foundation for Mearan Ruby-Rea Pohl, Bracken Kyle Pohl and Kegan Michael Pohl. All three children passed away from spinocerebellar ataxia type 7, a rare genetic disease. Their father, Kyle Pohl, also has SCA7 and is considered terminal.


The Run for the Lakes event supports other various nonprofits and members of the local community.

Run for the Lakes has sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available. To learn more or to register, visit Registration is open.

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