****This year’s virtual fundraiser is to help NBWS build a new shelter****

Date: August 22 – September 7 2020


Join us for our 5th annual Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter “De-Feet” Violence VIRTUAL 10-Miler & 5k. This is geared for participants of all ages and abilities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Northwoods Battered Women’s Shelter has decided that the safest and healthiest way to host this year’s run is to present it as virtual event. What this means is that you as a participant can start and end your run during the designated time frame while allowing you and other runners the social distancing suggested for safety while on the running path.  Upon registration you will receive an email with instructions for entering your run time in the SignMeUp website.  We believe that under these parameters, we can still provide a fun, rewarding, and safe event that everyone can enjoy!

All registered participants will receive a 2020 “De-Feet” Violence” T-shirt. Children 12 & under will receive a coupon for a free cupcake from Rother’s Just Desserts. Participant bundles can be picked up August 21 at the Northwest Minnesota Foundation parking lot at 201 3rd St NW. There will be a tent located at the south end of the parking lot off 3rd St.


Routes: 10 Miler follows the east side of Lake Bemidji bike trail & 5K follows the west side of Lake Bemidji bike trail through Diamond Point Park or the route of your choice.

To register, go to: (Online registration closes September 7th)

  • Price through August 22:     $30.00
  • Race Day Price:                $35.00


Find all prior year race results below!

 Thank you to our sponsors!









Prior year results:

2018 Northwoods De-Feet Violence 10 Miler and 5K

2017 Northwoods De-Feet Violence 10 Miler and 5K

2016 Northwoods De-Feet Violence 10 Miler and 5k


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