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 15th Ave NE  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.

Ronald McDonald Family Fun Walk

Join us for this family fun walk at 3pm on Saturday May 27th.  All proceeds go to the Rochester Ronald MsDonald House.

 

Maps

Half Marathon 

 Marathon  

Elevation and street view map of marthon course.

5K

Ronald McDonald Walk
Kids' Marathon

Water Stops

2016 Water Stop Locations

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

End of 9th Ave SE

WS G

Soldiers Field Park across from Kmart/Snappy Stop

WS H

Near Gardens on Mayowood Rd

WS I

Mayowood Trail W. of Bamber Valley Substation

WS J

Mayowood Rd at end of Mayowood Trail

WS K

Salem Road & Salem Lane Sw

WS L

12 St  & 7 Ave SE

WS M

 

 

2017 Relay Exchange Zones

 

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

South end of 9th Ave SE

Exchange Zone 3

Salem road & Salem Lane SW