All across this country, we see joggers who are leisurely enjoying some me-time getting in their five or ten miles a day on the trails, streets, and sidewalks.

Here in South Dakota, you'll find the same. And, we have some of the best running events that are competitive, fun, and fundraising.

Check out this list of running events for 2022 here in South Dakota.

June 4, One Ear Deer Dash Races - These 3.5 & 7.5-mile races will be held at Oak Grove Park in Sioux County, Iowa along the Big Sioux River.

June 4 & 5, Deadwood-Mickelson Trail Marathon - Take in the beauty of the Black Hills.

June 12, Walk Run Race for Their Lives - Three separate races that include 5K Run for Their Lives, 1 Mile Family Walk, and 1 Mile Kid's Run.

June 12, Swan Lake Marathon - Proceeds from this marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, and 5k will help support the Swan Lake Christian Camp near Viborg, South Dakota.

June 18, Family Service 5K & 1-Mile Walk - All the proceeds will go to continuing the Family Service mission and providing free reduced-fee therapy for all.

June 26, Dakotaman Triathlon - Swim 500 yards, bike 15 miles, and run 3.1 miles.

July 4, Sioux Falls Independence Day Celebration 5K Fun Run/Walk begins at Falls Park and follows the Big Sioux River.

July 4, Lennox Firecracker Road Race - The Lennox 4th of July celebration includes 5K and 10K races.

July 9, Spearfish Canyon Half-Marathon & 5K - The Black Hills is one of the most beautiful settings for running this event.

July 16, Lennox Lapsley's Running for Healthy Hearts Half-Marathon - This inaugural event is a fundraiser and a memorial to honor Lennox Lapsley who in the first month of his life died from complications from a congenital heart defect.

August 27, Tuthill Park Trail Races - Beginning in upper Tuthill Park, the course is a 1.5-mile loop. 3-mile runners will complete two loops and 6 milers will run four loops.

August 28, Sioux Falls Marathon - This is the Big One. Four separate events to choose from include the full marathon, half-marathon, 10K, and 5K.

October 1, Health Connect's Human Race - 10 nonprofit organizations in the Sioux Falls Area will be the winners from proceeds of this 5K & 1-mile Fun Walk.

October 8, Newton Hills Trail Races - Another challenge from one of South Dakota's State Parks with a 2-mile and 6-mile race.

October 29, Trick or Treat Trail Run - Bring out your most creative costume for the 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run & 15K along the Big Sioux River starting at Pasley Park.

November 6, Christmas Tree Skirt Dash - "On Dasher!" What a sweet place to start from at Queen City bakery for the 3.1,2 and 1-mile dash races.

November 25, Jingle Bell Run - Run off your Thanksgiving feast with this fun, festive event that benefits the Arthritis Foundation.


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