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5th Annual Perham Harrier Half Marathon and 5k - Saturday, July 19

This weekend marks the fifth running of the Harrier half marathon and 5k.

Direct link to register online  -

2014 Race Registration for the Perham Harrier Half Marathon must be received before Thursday, July 17 otherwise late fee will be applied to registration. 

Mail form and entry fee to: 

Mandi Kjelshus

Perham Half Marathon & 5k

41747 Co Hwy 53

New York Mills, MN  56567

Half Marathon Entry Fees

$35.00 for pre-registered runners

$40.00 for race-day registration

5k Entry Entry Fees

$20.00 for pre-registered runners

$25.00 for race-day registration

Pre-Registration & Packet Pickup

Packet Pick-up & Pre-Registration will be offered on Friday, July 18th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Perham Area Community Center in Perham. Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-up will take place starting at 5:45 and closing at 6:45.

Start Time

The Half Marathon & 5k starts at 7:00 a.m.

Free Kids Fun Run

We will host a free kids fun run at 8:00 a.m. The course will go 2 loops around the soccer fields by the start/finish of the half marathon and 5k. The run is approximately a half mile. There are medals for each finisher. No registration is required other than filling out a release form on the day of the fun run.

Time Limit

The time limit for completing the half marathon is 4 hours. Any half marathoners finishing after four hours will not be scored as official finishers.

Entry Requirements

Participants must be at least seven years old on race day to register for the half marathon.

Course Map and Course Location

Registration, Start, and Finish located at Arvig Park on Highway 51 by the softball, baseball, and soccer fields.  Both the half marathon and 5k course is USATF certified and championship timing will be used for all participants. For the Half Marathon we will have AID stations with water and gatorade every 2 miles and 5 Porta Potties place at aid station on the course. We also feature a gel station at the 5 mile mark.


Per USATF rules, gun time is used to determine prize money winners and time bonus recipients. Chip time is used to determine all age-group winners and other award recipients. Unofficial results will include gun and chip time.


Headphones are allowed for race participants.


Cash Awards to Top 3 overall male & female finishers in half marathon only!

  • 1st place - $100

  • 2nd place - $50
  • 3rd place - $25

Age Group Awards to Top 3 male & female for each race

  • 13 and under
  • 14-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70 and over

All preregistered half marathon participants receive a long sleeve t-shirts and all preregistered 5k participants receive a short sleeve t-shirts at packet pickup. All official half marathon participants receive a finisher medal. Race Day entries are not guaranteed a t-shirt the day of the race, but will be given out on a first come first serve basis. If you do not receive a t-shirt we will mail out upon your request with an addition $2 for postage.

Cancellation Policy

In the event of extreme or unsafe conditions on race day, the Perham Harrier Half Marathon may be altered or canceled to ensure the safety of all participants and the community as a whole.


Start time temperature has averaged 60 F.

Finish time temperature has averaged 70 F.

2013 Half Marathon Overall Winners

Male winner: Brady Speicher - 1:18:30

Female winner:  Maddie McClellan - 1:22:41 (course record) 

2013 5k Overall Winners

Male winner: Isaac Overmyer - 18:06

Female winner: Caitlin Covington - 22:54

2012 Half Marathon Overall Winners

Male winner: Nick Carignan - 1:21:59

Female winner:  Maddie McClellan - 1:27:34

2012 5k Overall Winners

Male winner: Conner Danielson - 17:49

Female winner: Emily Knapczyk - 19:05 (course record)

2011 Half Marathon Overall Winners

Male winner: Dan Greeno - 1:09:38 (course record)

Female winner:  Ellyssa Peterson - 1:46:25

2011 5k Overall Winners

Male winner: Kyle Bernier - 19:07

Female winner: Ann Endres - 22:00

2010 Half Marathon Overall Winners

Male winner: Kevin Lachowitzer - 1:14:50 

Female winner: Laura Nyhus - 1:54:36

2010 5k Overall Winners

Male winner: Philip Nelson - 16:57 (course record)

Female winner: Racole Karels - 21:45 

Contact Information

Jeff Morris - Race Director

Phone: 218-371-5992


Mandi Kjelshus - Co-Race Director


Bob Beseman -  Co-Race Director

Phone: 218-849-2372