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Sour Grapes

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

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.


Half Marathon

  • 21.097km

Half of a Half

  • 10km


After Race Services

Post race refreshments will be available.

Aid Stations

There is a total of 7 water stops for half marathoners.



Sour Grapes Route Map

Sour Grapes Route Map


Northland Arboretum





The course itself is a 6.2-mile loop trail — half-marathoners run the course twice (with a smaller, extra loop for the final mile),

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.