Course Info

Marathon

The Marathon starts in Byron, Minnesota; a community of 4500 people 8 miles west of Rochester. After running a couple of miles in Byron, runners proceed on rolling country roads for six miles. The course then traverses about 6 miles along a creek and lake before entering the neighborhood streets and parks of Rochester and finishes in Downtown Rochester. The course is closed to traffic and very scenic. Miles 8 to finish are relatively flat. Course is USATF Certified and a Boston Qualifier.

Half Marathon

The Half Marathon starts at the Marathon Start and follows the first 12 miles of the marathon course before splitting off at Silver Lake and proceeding along Zumbro River to the finish at Mayo Civic Center.

5K

The 5k starts and finishes on Civic Center Drive in front of the Mayo Civic Center. Course loops around Silver Lake and is very scenic.

Maps

Half Marathon

Marathon

5K
Kids' Marathon

 

Water Stops

2014 Water Stop Locations

To see these locations on the course map, look for the “Water Stop” labels on the map found HERE

Country Club Rd East/ County Rd 3

WS A

Country Club Rd  SW / West of 60th Ave NW

WS B

At People of Hope Church Mile 6.3

WS C

W Frontage Rd Hwy 14 & 52

WS D

7th St NE across from Silver Lake fire station

WS E

On Bike path by FMC and 16th Ave NE (East Park)

WS F

Ucr Dr. SE & Ucr Pkwy SE ( Roundabout) Mile 16.1 & 17.1

WS G

8 1/2 St SE & 15th Ave SE

WS H

   

On trail in Bear Creek Park

WS I

By trail intersection with 20th Ave SE

WS J

Trail & 6th St SE

WS K

S Broadway & 9th St. SE ( near footbridge across from Snappy Stop)M21.3 &23.1

WS L

Trail N of 16th St SW/ Apache Mall

WS M

 

 

2014 Relay Exchange Zones

You can find the exchange zones on the course map found HERE

Busses will take runners to/from their respective exchange zones. 

 

Exchange Zone 1

Mile 6.2 on Country Club Road and People of Hope Church

 

Exchange Zone 2

Mile 13.1

Ucr Pkwy SE & Ucr Dr. SE

 

Exchange Zone 3

Mile 20  Just past 6th ST. SE on the Bear Creek Trail.