Latest News: 2014 Race day has been set for June 14, 2014. Online registration to open February 1, 2014.
Established in 2001
The Sour Grapes half & half run first started in 2001. A group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma's Marathon for that year. As a result, they decided to organize a run that would be fun, challenging and a means to enjoy the company of other enthusiastic runners; hence, the birth of Sour Grapes half & half. This years races include a half marathon run, a 10.55K run/walk, a kids mile run, and a kids half mile run.
Proceeds from the event are donated to the Northland Arboretum, a non-profit organization.
The Sour Grapes Half & Half is held at the Northland Arboretum, 14250 Conservation Drive, Brainerd, MN 56401. Located in the heart of the lakes country in Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota, The Northland Arboretum offers more than 540 acres of Green Space, including a Norway Pine Plantation, gardens, flower beds and over 20 Kilometers of trails. For more specific directions, click on the 'Directions' menu option at the top of the screen.
Pre-registration will be open February 1, 2014. For online and mail in registration, click the Register menu option at the top of the page. Mailed Registrations must be received at the arboretum by Thursday, June 12th. Online Registration closes at 10:00PM, Thursday, June 12th. See below for late and race day registration times. Note that registrations are limited to the first 500 adult registrants.
The Half Marathon Run and the 10.55 K Run/Walk will be chip timed by Pickle Events.
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota. The race course is a 10.55K loop. The half marathoners will complete the loop twice. The terrain includes some uneven ground, sandy soil and moderately challenging hills. Half marathoners will pass water stops 7 times. Those running or walking the 10.55 K will pass water stops 3 times.