When to Arrive on Race Day

Pre-registered Racers

Those who preregistered should arrive 30–45 minutes before race start. See the schedule below.

Registering on Race Day

If you are registering on race day, please arrive 45–60 minutes before race start. Race-day registration opens at 7:00 AM. 

Mix it up after your run in the racer village with DJ-mixed music and make-your-own trail mix.

a large crowd around a racer village

Packet Pick-up

Pre-race packet pick up information is coming soon. If you are unable to pick up before race day, packet pick-up is available the day of the event at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve.

Course Information

Route and Spring Conditions

The route is primarily an equestrian trail consisting of mowed grass and dirt. Spring in Minnesota can bring just about anything: sun, rain, mud, snow, ice — we've seen it all! Please prepare accordingly. For runner safety, the route may be altered due to trail conditions.

Course map and elevation graph.

Bag Drop and Aid Stations

There will be an unsupervised drop bag area near the start/finish available to store dry socks, shoes and other gear you may want to access during the race. 

Four aid stations are staffed by friendly volunteers and include water, sports drink, flat coke, bananas, salted potatoes, additional sustenance, a portable toilet, and Vaseline.


Racer Village

  • 7:00 AM Racer Village opens
  • 10:00 AM food and beer bales start
  • 4:00 PM Racer Village closes; food and beer sales end


  • 7:00 AM Packet pick-up and registration opens for all races
  • 8:00 AM Gear West 50K Solo start
  • 9:30 AM TCRC 25K Solo start
  • 11:00 AM 12.5K Solo and 12.5K Team Fun Run start
  • 2:00 PM Final lap cut-off*


  • 1:00 PM 12.5K and TCRC 25K Solo, Gear West 50K Solo overall, Team Fun Run
  • 2:00 PM Gear West 50K Solo age category awards

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.

Timing and post-race food will be available for all racers who pass the 2:00 PM final lap cutoff regardless of finishing time.


Parking is free. If lots at Lake Rebecca Park Reserve fill, runners will be shuttled from a nearby location. Consider carpooling to help with congestion and reduce vehicle emissions.

Race results

2020 race results: 12.5K race | 25K race | 50K race

2019 race results: individuals | 25K teams | 50K teams

2018 race results: individuals | 25K teams | 50K teams

2017 race results: individual | team

Frequently Asked Questions

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