Autumn Woods Classic is an experience for the whole family, whether you're running, walking or just enjoying the fun of Camp S’More! Elm Creek Park Reserve provides the backdrop for stunning fall colors.
- 10K Graham Cracker Run/Walk (chip-timed)
- 5K Chocolate Run/Walk (chip-timed)
- 1K Marshmallow Run/Walk (untimed)
It's a race village unlike any other in the Twin Cities! Family-friendly activities, music by the official Signature Race DJ – DJ Juice – sponsor and vendor booths, games and prizes, and of course, S'MORES! More details coming soon!
|Through Aug. 25||Aug. 26-Sept. 5||Sept. 6-Oct. 3||Oct. 4-Race Day|
*Register by September 5 to guarantee your t-shirt size.
** A $20 transfer fee will be applied to race changes made after October 3.
***Online registration closes October 7 at 11:59 PM. Race-day registration is available on site.
Swag and Awards
All 10K and 5K registrants receive a custom long-sleeve performance t-shirt. All 1K registrants receive a short-sleeve cotton shirt.
New in 2021: Register by September 5 to customize your race number (up to 14 characters).
All finishers receive fixins’ to make a s’more in Camp S’More.
S'mores kits, courtesy of North Mallow, and-crafted medals will be awarded to the top male and female finisher in the 10K and 5K races and to the top male and female finisher in each age group* for the 10K and 5K races. Age group awards will be shipped to the winners post-race.
*Age groups: 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
All registrants are eligible to win s'mores kits courtesy of North Mallow. Winners will be drawn the week after the race.
Saturday, October 9
7:30 AM: Registration and Packet Pickup opens
8 AM: Camp S’More Grand Opening
8:30 AM: 5K Chocolate Run/Walk Start
10 AM: 1K Marshmallow Run/Walk Start
10:30 AM: 10K Graham Cracker Run/Walk Start
Course Information and Maps
The 10K and 5K courses are mostly asphalt with small sections on the turf horse trail. Both courses feature gently rolling hills and spectacular falls colors. The 10K is a loop course, the 5K features an out-and-back format. The courses are not certified by USA Track & Field. The 1K loop course is all asphalt. Courses may be altered if unsafe conditions exist.
See the 2021 Course Map
On Race Day
Race day packet pickup will begin at 7:30 AM at the Acorn Reservation Area in Elm Creek Park Reserve. We recommend arriving approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of your race if you need to pick up your packet on race day.
Before Race Day
There are two opportunities to pick up your shirts and race numbers before race day:
- Wednesday, October 6, from 1 PM to 8 PM, at TC Running Co. in Eden Prairie
- Thursday, October 7, from 1 PM to 8 PM, at TC Running Co. in Maple Grove
You must be registered by midnight the night before you pick up your race packet.
Parking and Directions
Parking is free at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Depending on where you park, it may be a 5- to 15-minute walk to Camp S'More and the start line.
Can I bring my dog?
We love dogs, but for the safety of all participants, please leave your running and walking buddy at home for this race.
Can I bring a stroller?
Yes, strollers are allowed. However, at the start line, please line up at the back of the pack and use caution during the race, especially on the 5K course, which has out-and-back, two-way traffic portions. We do recommend running-style strollers with larger tires for the turf sections of the 10K and 5K courses.
What is the age range for the 1K race?
While designed for kids, anyone can enter the 1K race. We do ask parents to register if they plan to run with their kids.
What is the refund policy?
The race will take place rain, shine or snow, and entry fees are non-refundable. Exceptions will be made for any participants experiencing COVID-related symptoms prior to race day. Race start times may be delayed if sever weather is imminent.
How early should I arrive on race day?
If you have picked up your race packet before race day, please arrive 15 to 30 minutes prior to the start of your race. If you need to register or pick up your packet on race day, please arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to the start of your race.
What are the Three Rivers Explorer Camps?
Three Rivers Park District works with community partners to deliver high-quality programs to residents of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. Each summer, Three Rivers Explorer Camps offer about 20 day camps that serve 325 kids in locations close to their homes. The goal is to connect kids to the nature around them with activities like nature exploration, biking, fishing, canoeing and more. Three Rivers Explorer Camps are available for no or low cost thanks to participants like you and through the support of Three Rivers Park District Foundation. Thank you for helping to send a kid to camp!