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Jim Deane Memorial Rice Lake Classic Run

24th Annual 3.7 Mile Run 

Begin your day with a scenic run with family, friends, neighbors, school alumni or co-workers. This 24th annual event is one of our most popular traditions.

Men and women all ages; boys and girls 14 and under who have the endurance to go the distance. Race is limited to 350 participants.
Deadline: July 14th, Day of race registration will be available.
Race clock timing supported by Wayzata Results, Inc.
No strollers on course during race

This is a fun run, but it is timed, and medals are given for age/gender categories. T-shirts and refreshments for all participants. Groups are encouraged to coordinate and run with team spirit!

Race Begins at 8:00am on Freedom Field, 8585 Rice Lake Road (behind The Grove Church)

Honoring the Memory of Jim Deane
An exceptional man, Jim Deane, exemplified the passion for community, education, people and principles.  Deane was a pillar in many roles, not only in Maple Grove but in the City of Osseo, as well.  He served on the Maple Grove City Council, elected Mayor, becoming a member of the Maple Grove Park Board and chairperson of the Three Rivers Park District. 

Deane worked his entire career as a teacher and coach at Osseo High School.  He made an impact on the lives of so many, whether being students, fellow teachers or other coaches.  But the dedication and focus he presented to the sport of cross-country and track was where his compassion shown through.  He dedicated time, knowledge and expertise to encourage the love of the sport.  He coached for nearly 40 years claiming many accolades included State Championships and All-State Runners. 

It was the decision of Mike Anderson, chair of the Rice Lake Classic Run in 2016, to rename this annual event to be the “Jim Deane Memorial Rice Lake Classic Run”  Jim, being a runner himself, was on hand every year to organize the runners, blast the starting gun, cheer on the participants and hand out awards.  It is the priviledge of the Maple Grove Community Organization to honor Jim Deane in this Maple Grove Days tradition.

Registration Available at

The event is finished.


Jul 17 2021


8:00 am




Freedom Field
8585 Rice Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Rice Lake Classic Registration
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