Run For The Apples 5 Mile Run/Walk and 1/3 Mile Kids Fun Run

White Bear Lake, Minnesota

9:00 a.m.
October 21, 2017

Pine Tree Apple Orchard

This is the 31st year for the Run for the Apples. What started in 1986 with a group of about 60 runners has turned into one of the Twin Cities favorite runs and walk. Apple treats available to all participants after the run.

Event Information

See who’s coming – as of October 15, 2017

31st Annual

The location – Pine Tree Orchard is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota just northeast of the Twin Cities. Hundreds of individuals and families from the area make trips to Pine Tree Orchard a family tradition. Join them this year!

During the fall Pine Tree offers weekend entertainment, pony rides, wagon rides, and a corn maze; pick your own pumpkins, a large variety of apples, homemade bakery products, caramel apples, fresh cider, gifts and more!

Pine Tree’s bakery is famous throughout the area for creating a variety of special apple and strawberry treats. Their pies have received rave reviews for many years because of their homemade taste. Whether it’s a traditional or seasonal favorite there is something just for you.

The Jacobson family from the Pine Tree Apple Orchard are always outstanding host.  The is a link to a map to the orchard on the website but it is easy to find.  Take Hwy 96 east from White Bear, turn left on Apple Orchard Road, follow to Pine Tree Apple Orchard.  After the race, you can stick around for hayrides, trips to the corn maze and pumpkin patch and everyday Pine Tree fun.  Don’t forget to bring an apple pie and some donuts home.

Again this year we will have Olympian Carrie Tollefson there to help cheer everyone on

The course – This beautiful course is on the trails through the apple orchard, strawberry fields and pumpkin patch. The footing varies from gravel to pavement. You will compete with some of the best runners in the midwest or you can just enjoy walking through the scenic countryside.

Long Sleeve t shirts to all 5 Mile finishers,  All Kids Fun Run participants receive a short sleeve shirt and a finisher’s medal.
**Only those who are registered by Wednesday, October 18 are guaranteed to get their shirt on race day   Registrations received on Friday and on race day will get a shirt but may have to wait and pick it up at FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street, White Bear Lake after Wednesday, October 25

Results are Chip timed with Mylaps/ChampionChip.

Awards for top 3 Male and female in each category – age group – 15 and under, 16-19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 and older, Clydesdales (Males over 220 lbs), and Athenas (Women over 165 lbs.).   Top 2 overall male and female receive a trophy

Top male and female in each age group received an apple pie

Registration is limited to the first 1000

Please carpool if possible

Please bring a non-perishable food item for the White Bear Food Shelf

Complete entry form and mail with check/money order to:
Run for the Apples
FrontRunner Events
1665 9th Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Event Fees
                                                                                      5 Mile Run/Walk              Kids  1/3 Mile Fun Run
Through October 20                                                         $30.00                                       $10.00
Race day                                                                               $40.00                                       $13.00

Online Registration Closes at Midnight Thursday October 19.  There will be race day registration.  Paper registration will continue through race day.  No registrations will be taken over the phone.  Cash, check, VISA and Mastercards are accepted on race day.




Friday, October 20 – Pick up your packet a day early at:   FrontRunner, 1665 9th Street,  White Bear Lake – Noon until 4:00 p.m.

Race Day Schedule

Race Day Registration/packet pickup: 8:00 – 9:00
9:00 a.m. – 5 Mile Run/Walk Starts
Approximately 10:15 – Kids 1/3 Mile Fun Run Starts
10:30 – Awards

Timing/results info – You will receive a timing chip on an ankle strap in your race packet.  This chip must be worn around your ankle (either one) and not around your arm, wrist, or on your bib strap.   We will be collecting this chip at the end of the race.

Please do not leave the venue with your timing chip still around your ankle.  If you unintentionally do leave with your timing chip, please mail back in your packet envelope.

Please wear your bib number on the front of your shirt/jacket

Online results will be posted at usually by mid afternoon race day


Past Race Results           2016 Results  2015 Results      2014 Results  2013 Results       2012 Results


Race Contact Information

Race Director – Randy Fulton