Long Lake Summer Race Series

Posted by Corey Towle on May 7th 2015

Spring is here! The last couple of days have been blue skies and the mornings have been perfect running weather (long sleeve and shorts of course). It’s personally gotten me into a racing mood. Trail Mix 25k wetted the appetite last weekend, and here at Gear West we are looking forward to a summer filled with road racing. 

In that vein, we’re proud to present the 

Gear West Long Lake Summer Race Series.
The series is three races total: the first two are 5ks, and the third is your choice of a 5k or a half marathon. You save big regardless!
Sign up for all three 5Ks - $50
Sign up for two 5Ks + one-half Marathon - $70

​Race Number One
June 19th
Summerfest Twilight 5k/Kids Adventure 1k Course, $20

The first race in the series is the Long Lake Summerfest Twilight 5k. Come have fun on a Friday on this beautiful, scenic course along the Luce Line! We’re also hosting the 2nd Annual Kids Adventure 1k obstacle course, complete with a wall climb, culvert crawl, stream jump and sand mountain. Last year we had a great turnout and the kids had a blast! 


Race Number Two
August 9th
Corn Days 5k, $20

A Long Lake tradition since 1977, Corn Days 5k starts and finishes at Hackberry Park on Willow Drive. The race is part of the Church of St. George’s Corn Days Festival, which includes music, food and a parade - plus a Candy Corn 1 Mile for the kiddos! As an added bonus, rehydrate with all-you-can-eat watermelon post-race.


Race Number Three
October 10th
Gear Western Country Half Marathon, $50 Half Marathon - $25 5k

Saddle up for the 4th Annual Gear Western Country Half Marathon and Borton Volvo 5k. In past years, finishers of the 13.1-mile course would receive a cowboy hat; this year expect something cowboy themed, but even better... The Borton Volvo 5k is a nice rolling course through the city of Long Lake. To help you get your hay in the barn, we’ll be offering a summer and early fall training program specifically geared for a fall half marathon or marathon distance. We will have more information as the year goes on, but we expect the event to be another great success!


With three amazing races do you need more incentive to sign up for the series?
If so, all finishers of the races will receive a
1. Gear West t-shirt
2. $20 gift certificate!

Series Outline Register Here!
5k Series
Twilight 5k, Corn Days 5k, Borton Volvo 5k
Get four t-shirts (one for, run 9.3 miles and get a $20 dollar gift certificate.
Pay $50.


5k + Half Series
Twilight 5k, Corn Days 5k, Gear Western Country Half Marathon
Get four t-shirts, run 19.3 miles, get a cowboy themed finisher prize and a $20 dollar gift certificate.
Pay $70



-Posted by Corey Towle on May 7th 2015