Race Day Information
Bib & Shirt Pick Up
September 8 - 15 at Running Room Maple Grove
11639 Fountains Dr, Maple Grove, MN 55369
Saturday, Sept 16
*There is no race day bib pick up. If you need to pick up on race day you can purchase Will Call here.
*Please review the MN RUN Series Race Rules
Instructions & schedule
7:00am - 7:40am - Half Marathon
7:50am - 8:00am - 10K
Please carpool if you can because parking will be limited. See map below for parking and start location from Maple Grove High School. Plan to arrive 30 min before start time.
There will not be a gear check. Please leave your gear in your car. Please leave valuables at home.
Please know your wave # and start time for race day and only race in your designated wave. This will ensure the race goes smoothly and that there is room on the trail for everyone. The race is on paved trails around the Elm Creek Park Reserve and we will be sharing the trails with the public. It's important that runners run on the right and remain single file to avoid taking over the trail and to allow other people to pass.
When you show up to the race gather near your wave sign and when the your time comes to start an event staff will lead you to the start corral. One runner will start every few seconds.
Half Marathon Starts at 7:00am - 7:40am
7:00 a.m. - Wave 1: 7 min/mile pace and faster
7:01 - 7:05 - Wave 2: 7 - 8 min/mile pace
7:05 - 7:15 - Wave 3: 8 - 9 min/mile pace
7:15 - 7:25 - Wave 4: 9 - 10 min/mile pace
7:25 - 7:35 - Wave 5: 10 - 11 min/mile pace
7:35 - 7:40 - Wave 6: 11 - 13 min/mile pace and slower
10K Starts at 7:50am - Do not start beforehand.
7:50 - 10K Starts. 7 min/mile runners are released first than slower times.
The 10K start is 1/4 mile down the path from the Half Marathon start. There will be a start flag at the 10K start.
A lead biker to start the race.
Please read all of the information on this webpage
Getting to the Race/Parking
*Please carpool if you can. Parking will be limited.
Parking available at Maple Grove High School
Once released from the start corral walk to the start line. It is about 100 meters from the finish on the trail
Directional signs and mile markers
Race starts and finishes at Maple Grove High School
10K Special Instructions
Start time 7:50am - 8:00am.
Stage at Maple Grove High School Near the finish line according to your pace. You will be dismissed from there starting at 7:45am to go down to the 10K start line. The 10K start line is located 0.25 mile away from the Half Marathon Start Line. You can use this as a warm up jog. There will be a start flag and a timing mat at the 10K Start. Your time will begin when you cross the mat. There will be a lead biker to start the 10K.
*Important - 10K runner must not start before 7:50am. The course signage and timing mats for the 10K are set up when the 10K starts.
*The 10K takes 4 turns that are different from the Half Marathon. Pay attention to course signage to ensure you follow the correct route.