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The Gauntlet at Minnesota Discovery Center

Minnesota Discovery Center

Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

The Gauntlet at Minnesota Discovery Center

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Run the Gauntlet - REGULAR PRICE (MDC Member) Ended $45.00 $3.24
Run the Gauntlet REGULAR PRICE (Non-MDC Member) Ended $55.00 $3.74

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Minnesota Discovery Center challenges you to run


Now is the time to sign-up, and mentally prepare yourself for the second 5K+ run at Minnesota Discovery Center!

Get ready for over 5K of grueling trails, mud, challenging obstacles that'll make your muscles burn. An assortment of nature's obstacles and man-made challenges await you on this course.  If you're ready to test your thinking and unlock a true sense of accomplishment, have a great time and discover a camaraderie with your fellow participants, then this is the run for you.

This race is made for those with true Iron Range grit.

New this year:

  • Iron Rangers are tough as nails.  We're testing you further.  In more ways.
  • The course has expanded and has more surprises along the way.  Prepare for the unexpected.
  • Races will be individually timed.
  • Team registration now available!

Are you Iron Range tough?




We invite you to wear something funky, wear your prom dress, get a theme...just go wild.


SHIRTS:  Participants registered online will receive a very cool Iron Range tough t-shirt.

REGISTRATION:  Online registration available through June 2nd, 2014.  Register early and save!  Day of registration is additional $10.

VOLUNTEERS:  Meet some new friends and have a great time while making a valuable contribution to the local running community by volunteering at this event.  If you would like to help, please email volunteercoordinator@mndiscoverycenter.com, and we'll be sure to find a job for you!

MDC MEMBERSHIP:  Each non-MDC participant receives a free Minnesota Discovery Center membership.  Learn more about our memberships at http://www.mndiscoverycenter.com.

SPONSORS:  Please support our sponsors.  Without them, this event would not be possible.  If you would like to learn the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Deborah McCauley at 218.254.1221.

PARKING: Available at Minnesota Discovery Center (1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm, MN  55719)

THE COURSE:  As we get closer to the race day, we will send you a course map.  This will keep you on your toes.  Prepare for a longer course and the unexpected.

RACE DAY:  You will pick up your packet on race day.  We suggest you get here an hour before to grab a banana, water and warm up before the race.

TIMED:  The races will be individually timed this year.

AWARDS:  Various awards will be given out.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to be in top shape to do this course?  

No, you may walk the entire race if you wish.  We encourage all levels of fitness to participate.

How do I register for the race?

We encourage online registration through this web page.  If you need assistance please call Minnesota Discovery Center at 800.372.6437.

Where can I find a course map?

Additional details will be sent to you via email closer to race day.  Please make sure the email you provide during the registration process is accurate.

Can I transfer my entry?

No, your entry is non-transferable. If you signed-up online, please follow the steps online to get a refund.


Note:  Waiver must be signed during registration process.  Participants 16 to 18, waiver must be signed by parent on race day.



  • NHS Northstar Specialized Services
  • Keyboard Liquor
  • National Guard
  • William Butkovich Photography
If you would like to become a sponsor, please call 218.254.1221
Have questions about The Gauntlet at Minnesota Discovery Center? Contact Minnesota Discovery Center

When & Where

Minnesota Discovery Center
1005 Discovery Drive
Chisholm, MN 55719

Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)

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Minnesota Discovery Center

The museum of the Iron Range tells the story of the Iron Range through exhibits, interpretation, programming and research materials highlighting the Land, the Mines, the People and the Work.  Minnesota Discovery Center’s Museum is a 33,000-sq. ft. facility that showcases, interprets and illuminates our rich past and follows us into the future.  Visit our museum, ride the vintage trolley, play mini golf, research your ancestors at the Iron Range Research Center. There's so much to discover at Minnesota Discovery Center.

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The Gauntlet at Minnesota Discovery Center
Chisholm, MN Events Race Sports & Fitness

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