Running: Out-of-towners capture Run for the Lakes

The Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes was held Saturday.

Start of the race in the rain.
Competitors take off from the starting line Saturday, April 30, 2022, during the annual Brainerd Jaycees Run for the Lakes in Nisswa.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

NISSWA — Andrew Escobedo of St. Paul and Kortney Haag of Maple Grove captured the men’s and women’s titles Saturday, April, 30, for the Run for the Lakes marathon.

Back outside and in person, the 15th annual Run for the Lakes was won with a time of 3:09:25 by Escobedo. White Bear Lakes’ Matt Swanson placed second in 3:14:59 and former Brainerd High School graduate and current Duluth resident Tom Lyscio was third in 3:25:52.

Ricky Solomon of Nisswa was the top area finisher with an 11th-place time of 3:44:31. Chris Hanson, also of Nisswa, was 12th in 3:44:31.

Haag won the female division in 3:34:28. She was followed by Chanhassen’s Sara Sykes in second and in third place was Brainerd's Julie Helsene in 3:49:24. Pequot’s Courtney Hagen was next in 17th place overall and fourth among women.

Breezy Point’s Ricky Aulie won the half marathon in 1:25:33. Katilin Goforth was the top female and was fourth overall in 1:35:37. Mata Agre, the head coach of the Brainerd Warriors girls lacrosse team, was the top area female with an eighth-place time of 1:39:51.


Amira Joseph of Rochester won the 10-kilometer run. Her time was 38:32. Andrew Olson of Duluth was the top male in 38:37. Brainerd's Nolan Jendro was the top area runner. The 12-year-old ran a sixth-place 45:12. Rachel Rusk was the top area female. The Brainerd resident was seventh.

The relay team of Beary and the Dads out of Baxter was the to relay team with a time of 3:34:48.

Complete results can be found at

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