About Sour Grapes
Run along the wooded trails and tree-lined meadows of the Northland Arboretum in the heart of this central Minnesota town!
The Sour Grapes Half Marathon is held at the Northland Arboretum. 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.
The Sour Grapes half & half run first started in 2001 when a group of runners were unable to secure a spot in the Grandma’s Marathon for that year 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 the Sour Grapes Half1
The half marathon and 10.55K run courses traverse the beautiful, but challenging terrain of central Minnesota.