Race Day information
6:30am - Recommended arrival time.
7:00am - Race Check In Begins
First Runner will check in at least 15 minutes prior to start time then line up at the start.
20 mile will check in with all other runners in race village.
7:20 am - 20 mile start. Runners will be released in time trial format, 1 runner every 10 seconds.
7:30 am - 26.2 mile start. Runners are released in time trial format, 1 runner every 10 seconds.
7:30 - 8:10am - Relay teams are released in time trial format, 1 runner every 10 seconds. Please be at the start line when you are scheduled to start.
2:00pm - Finish line closes. All teams and solo runners must maintain a pace of 13:30 min mile or faster.
Each Team Member will pick up their own T-shirts and Food Ticket from the shirts area.
Make sure all your team members have registered. Click here to see your team and team members. Please remind any team members to register. In order to race and pick up t-shirt all runners must be registered.
Vehicle Parking Permit Required
All vehicles that enter the park must have a parking pass for the day (if your vehicle already has an annual parking pass the day pass is not required).
Pre-purchase will become available later in 2020.
A park staff member will direct you on which lot to park in depending on availability. Once parked you will walk to race village and check in. If you are bringing extra stuff for race village keep this in mind because you will need to carry it there.
Click here for driving directions:
Coon Rapids Regional Park
20 Mile Solo Start Lines and course:
20 mile race will start in a separate location the other races. The 20 mile will run 4 laps and on the first lap they will not cross the dam. There will be signage on the course for this.
Starting the race and exchange zone:
Your first runner will check in 15 minutes prior to the teams assigned time. They will pick up the team bib with timing chip and a race belt. Only the first runner needs to check in and pick up number.
The race bib must be exchanged to the next runner before crossing the timing mat for each lap except on the last lap when the last runner finishes.
The timing mat records your teams start time, lap times (5.24 miles) and finish time. It does not record individual times.
Teams who wish to run certain distances other than 5.24 mile laps will be allowed to exchange outside of the official exchange zone. Your team is responsible for deciding where they want to exchange. You must exchange off of the running path. We recommend exchanging at mile markers. Miles 1 - 5 will be marked. Please make a plan before the race.
Your team will be able to set up a spot to hang out in the Team Zone Areas. This is based on a first come first serve basis. There will be fun games going on during the race which will include: Volleyball, bean bag toss and ladder ball.
20 and 26.2 Solo runners will be able to check a bag at the aid station in race village. Your race number will be attached to this bag and it will be monitored. You can bring what ever extra nutrition you might need.
Shirt Pick Up & Runner Food
Each runner will pick up their shirt at the shirt pick up tent before they run. When you pick up your shirt you will receive a food ticket that will allow you into the runner food area. 1 Ticket is allowed per runner. All runners will receive: 1 granola bar, water, banana and potato chips. Please bring any extra food or drink that you will need for race day.
The Nautical Bowls food truck will be at race village so bring some extra cash and treat yourself.