Trail Mix Race Minnesota

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
The 24th Annual Trail Mix Race MN offers three distance options: 50K Ultra (solo), 25K (solo) and 50K team (4-person teams/12.K each runner) on a 12.5K looped course of turf trail. Rolling hills weave runners through prairies and big woods landscapes while offering scenic views of wetland areas. Race proceeds are donated to Three Rivers Park District’s Adaptive Equipment Fund. Learn more about accessibility  in Three Rivers.

Mail-in entry forms must be postmarked by April 8; online registration must be completed by midnight on pril 13. Day-of registration available on site. Ages: 18+. Download the mail-in entry forms: 50k Team | 25k & 50k Ultra Solo

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Course

See the course map and elevation graph. Please note that for runner safety the course may be altered due to trail conditions. 

The race route is primarily an equestrian trail consisting of mowed grass and dirt. Spring in Minnesota can bring sun, rain, snow or ice; please prepare accordingly. There will be an unsupervised drop bag area near the start/finish available to store dry socks, shoes and any other gear you may want to access during the race. Average high is 59°F; average low is 38°F. 

Aid stations are located at approximately 5.6K, 9.7K, and 12.5K. Aid stations are staffed by friendly volunteers and include a portable toilet, water, Gatorade, flat soda, cut bananas and small cups of trail mix.

Packet Pick-up

Pre-race day packet pick-up will be available Friday, April 17 from noon-7:00 PM at French Visitor Center. Packets will also be available on race day beginning at 6:30 AM.

Race Day Schedule

6:30 AM:              Day-of registration and packet pick-up begins 
8:00 AM:              50K Ultra Solo Start 
8:30 AM:              25K Solo Start
10:30 AM:            50K Team Start (all 4 team members start at 10:30 AM)
2:00 PM:              Final lap cut-off*

*All runners must begin their final lap of the course by 2:00 PM. Any runner behind this schedule will be pulled at the lap mark and not allowed to continue.

Race Day Information

  • Trail Mix Race will be held rain, snow, or shine.  There are no refunds for any reason including event cancellation (this has never happened). 
  • Parking is free and plentiful at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. 
  • Get directions to the event.
  • The newly-renovated Country Inn and Suites offers discounted room rates, a to-go breakfast on race day, and a prime location (only 25 minutes from the race and 20 minutes from downtown Minneapolis).
  • Post-race refreshments include hot broth, trail mix, bananas, coffee, Great Harvest race rolls, and more. 
  • Trail Mix is a Zero Waste Event. Three Rivers is committed to lessening our impact on the environment by reducing the amount of waste generated at events.

Other Information

What You Get
• A men’s or women’s technical shirt. See sizing charts.
• Virtual Race Bag (via email) that includes the official event guide, exclusive offers, coupons, giveaways, messages from our sponsors, and other valuable information.
• Chip timed results posted at andersonraces.com
• Finisher medals awarded to all 50K Ultra finishers. Race winners receive handmade trophies from Silverwood Center for the Arts and 1st place medals. Additional medals awarded to top finishers in 12 age categories.
• Complimentary massage for all racers from Chiropractic Health & Wellness. 

Questions
Review our Frequently Asked Questions If you have any additional questions please contact Megan Kelzenberg, Race Director, at mkelzenberg@threeriversparkdistrict.org or 763.694.7725.

Volunteers
Additional volunteers are needed to help with water stops, registration, finish line, food and more. If interested please contact Rebecca at rconser@threeriversparkdistrict.org.

Race Sponsorship
Become a 2015 Race Sponsor and grab the attention and appreciation of these dedicated runners. For sponsorship info contact: pmaher@threeriversparkdistrict.org 763.559.6744.

Photos
View photos of Trail Mix MN 2014 .

Race Registration