“Feet for Fools” run/walk is a 5K that is run throughout the north and northeast neighborhoods of Brainerd. The “Feet for Fools” (FFF) race began after five friends drove to Park Rapids in 1991 for a July 4th race on a hot, humid day. After spending three hours riding in the car, they decided to do their own race the following year. Thus, the birth of FFF.
The race’s first starting line was at Bob and Jeanne Larson’s house on 3rd Avenue. In 1993, they moved their home to the church building (three blocks away) and continued the race on the same course. The Larsons will hold the race for two more years and then they will quit on its twenty-fifth anniversary. It used to be a 5K and a 10K, but in the last few years they reduced it to only a 5K as the entrants had all gotten older! It remains a fun, family-and-friend gathering with a potluck item as the entry fee. (A few t-shirts are available for sale to those who pre-order them.)
Feet for Fools 2015
July 4, 9 a.m.
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Ready, Set, Grow! Garden Expo 2015
Saturday, April 11, from 8–3:30 p.m.
Central Lakes College – Brainerd Campus
501 West College Drive
Cost: The $30 registration includes include morning/afternoon refreshments and lunch catered by Prairie Bay. There will be vendors, exhibitors, a silent auction, and door prizes. Limited space, so register early!