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This race was designed for the runners looking ahead in there training and need a 20 mile run to prepare them for an upcoming marathon or for an upcoming long distance run. We know that we are not the only marathon in Minnesota so we want to help those are preparing for something bigger in June or July.
The 20 miler starts in Byron which is about 8 miles away from Rochester and is a point to point 20 mile. You start the day by taking a bus from downtown Rochester by the Mayo Civic Center to Byron Elementary School (or drive if you like). You start at the school and run on Country Club Road with the half marathoners and the 20 milers for the first 7 miles. This road is a typical rolling hills road of southern Minnesota. Once you get into Rochester the course is very flat. You start by going through Cascade Lake Park on the west end of town. Then you go through Kutzky Park on you way towards Silver Lake area. You cut through Silver Lake area on 7th Street and then take residential roads to Quarry Hill Park on the east end of Rochester. You run through a part of Quarry Hill Park before going under the railroad tracks and onto East Center Street. At this point, the half turns off and go directly into the finish and the marathoners and 20 milers turn and go south on 9th Street down to Bear Creek. 20 milers then head north and follow the trails into the downtown area and then south on the Mayowood Trail system. This trail is along the Zumbro River and even though you are in the city, it feels like the country along this trail. You go south all the way to the end of Mayowwod trail and then do a loop and finish at the 20 mile mark of the marathon. At this point you get water, a medal, and when ready a ride back to the finish to enjoy the celebrations.
This 20 Mile offers you a taste of the many great pieces of Rochester. You start your run with the rolling hills that surround Rochester. Then you go through some of the great parks and beautiful trails Rochester has to offer. You then finish downtown at the Mayo Civic Center. Come and enjoy all this race can offer you as you continue you distance running journey.

Race Awards:

There will not be any age group awards for this event. 

All runners will receive a technical shirt and medal.

Race Swag:

New designs coming for 2018, stay tuned! Her was last year's shirt and medal design:



2017 Edited Shirt                 2017 medal


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