Three Rivers' Signature Races

The Signature Races feature annual events produced by Three Rivers that provide an opportunity for individuals, teams and local businesses to foster a community of healthy and active lifestyles by challenging each other and celebrating the changing seasons in the Twin Cities. Race courses showcase stunning views of natural areas across Three Rivers parks and trails.

Big Woods Classic showcases woodlands, grasslands and scenic wetlands in beautiful Carver Park Reserve. With distances and events for the first-time and experienced rider alike, Big Woods Classic is the perfect race to experience the metro area's newest singletrack trail!

July 30, 2022
Monarch Singletrack Trail, Carver Park Reserve

Take in stunning scenery while participating in a classic Twin Cities race. At Autumn Woods Classic, participants and spectators can enjoy family-friendly activities and the breathtaking fall colors of the 4,900-acre Elm Creek Park Reserve. The 2022 event features 10K, 5K and 1K races as well as Camp S'More, a race village unlike any other!

October 8, 2022
Elm Creek Park Reserve

Embrace winter by celebrating cross-country skiing at the Minnesota Nordic Ski Opener! Skiers of all abilities and ages are invited to kick off winter with free skiing, free ski rental equipment and free mini lessons. Participate in the Ski Tour with routes for the whole family, test your early season fitness in Skaði’s Chase, and check out the Nordic Market with representatives from 50 Nordic ski suppliers, resorts, retails and clubs.

December 10, 2022
Elm Creek Park Reserve

Experience tradition at one of Minnesota’s oldest trail runs! The Trail Mix course weaves though the gently rolling big woods and natural wetland landscape of Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. Distances of 6K (new for 2022), 12.5K, 25K and 50K offer new and experienced trail runners an opportunity to visit one of the West Metro’s premier parks and kick off the trail running season.

April 16, 2022
Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Be a part of our community and our Signature Race Series! The Signature Races feature annual events produced by Three Rivers  Park District that celebrate the changing seasons in Minnesota, and provide both experienced and new participants the opportunity to ski, bike, run or walk on racecourses showcasing stunning views of natural areas. To learn more about Three Rivers Park District sponsorship opportunities please contact us at

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Meet one of our staff, Lori Lindahl, and discover a day in her life as a Three Rivers Park Service Assistant.

March 25, 2019

Tired of running on pavement or treadmills? Love being in nature? Give trail running a try! Learn how to get started, where to go and what to expect. For an extra challenge, sign up for the Allina Health Trail Mix Race on April 13.

Volunteering: Park Patrol

By: Deb Vosler

August 27, 2018

Did you know there is a team of volunteers on park and regional trails in Three Rivers ready to help? Read on to learn about Park Patrol and the variety of ways they assist park guests.