Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run

To our wonderful race participants, past and present:

Even though we can't cheer on Foot Lake 4 finishers in person this year, let's celebrate together virtually instead! The Foot Lake 4 will be a FREE virtual race in 2020. Run or walk 4 miles at any location, or even on your treadmill, anytime from Saturday, June 20 - Saturday, June 27, and submit your race time to our finishers page (you'll receive an email with instructions on how to do so).

Once you submit your time, you'll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of six $25 gift cards to area businesses, courtesy of Prinsbank. Want an additional entry to the drawing? Post a picture of your Foot Lake 4 with the hashtag #VirtualFootLake4 on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

We know for many of you that the Foot Lake 4 is a yearly tradition that you haven't missed for many years. By participating in the virtual race, your time will be recorded for 2020.

All you have to do is to click here to sign up!

West Central Minnesota’s Premier Race

The Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run is a fun event for the whole family that takes place each year during Willmar Fests. It is a four-mile, USATF-certified course that starts in downtown Willmar, winds along beautiful Foot Lake and the scenic trails of Robbins Island, then passes over the First Street bridge before returning to Rice Memorial Hospital.

Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run – June 26, 2021

Little Foot 1/2K – June 24, 2021

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

About the Race

The Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run is part of the Glacial Lake Championship Running Series. This running series is to inspire and motivate everyone to be active by promoting health and wellness through a series of West Central Minnesota race events that are fun, safe and well-organized.


Through the Foot Lake 4, Carris Health raises money to fund health and wellness initiatives in our community. Proceeds from the 2018 Foot Lake 4 went towards the Willmar Bike Share project, giving residents and visitors in the community a new recreation choice.

Course Information

Runners will be timed using electronic chips included inside each race bib. Water stops are provided at two locations along the route, and splits are available at the one, two, and three-mile marks. Bleachers are set up at 2nd Street and Becker Avenue for spectators, family and friends.

Map of Run Course


Men’s Women’s, and Children’s Divisions
8 and under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

The overall men’s and women’s 1st place finishers each receive a grand prize Twins gift card redeemable for game tickets, food and beverages at the game, and/or merchandise. They will also pose with our 2’-tall commemorative trophy and receive a free race entry for the following year.

Commemorative Medal
After the conclusion of the race, medals will be given to first, second, and third place winners in all divisions. Winners must be present to receive medals.

Largest Group
The largest team of runners or walkers will each receive commemorative medals for each team member.

Race Day Details

Early Packet Pick-Up
Race packets may be picked up the day before the race from 12-5 pm in the Ambulance Garage (2nd Street SW and Becker Avenue SW).

Race Day Packet Pick-Up
Race packets may be picked up on race day from 6:30 – 7:45 am in the Ambulance Garage. Registration closes at 7:45 am, please allow enough time to pick up your packet!

Race Start
Participants should line up by 7:45 AM on the corner of 3rd Street SW and Litchfield Avenue SW in downtown Willmar. Race starts at 8 AM sharp!

Bleachers are set up at the finish line on the corner of 2nd Street SW and Becker Avenue SW.

Parking is available at the Rice Memorial Hospital South Lot, and the city-owned lot west of the hospital. Please be aware that many city streets are blocked for the Willmar Fests parade.

For participants’ safety, pets are not allowed on the course. Strollers are welcome.

Virtual Race Bag
As a participant in the Foot Lake 4, you’ll receive exclusive access and deals from our race sponsors. Virtual Race Bag invitations will be sent via the email provided at registration.

Race Swag
Included in your race packet is your chip-timed bib*, a Foot Lake 4 tri-blend t-shirt and your ticket to the All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast.
*Chip time for runners only.

Masses are available in the Ambulance Garage from 7 – 10 am and are a maximum of 10 minutes to allow enough time for other racers.

Post-Race Fuel
Water, Powerade, chocolate milk, and bananas are available at the finish line.

Results will be posted after the race HERE.

Race Photos
Find all the photos from the race HERE. Photos can be downloaded free of charge.

Foot Lake 4 Sponsors

Our generous sponsors are the key to the Foot Lake Four’s tremendous success. Proceeds from the 2019 race will fund community wellness services provided by Rice Memorial Hospital’s ReYou Wellness Program.

To date, proceeds from the Foot Lake Four have been used to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), fund scholarships for Rice Cardiac Rehab patients, and fund wellness events for the community now and in the future.

Platinum Sponsor – $2,500+

Gold Medal Sponsors – $1,000+

Silver Medal Sponsors – $500+

Bronze Medal Sponsors – $250+

Participation Sponsors – $1-$249


For more information:
Amber Silva
Foot Lake 4 Walk/Run Chairperson and Race Director
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