December 15, 2017

Big Woods Run

An organized run through the Big Woods State Park is happening again this year! St John’s Church is once again planning the Big Woods Run, a race that takes runners through one of the best hardwood forests in southern Minnesota. Saturday, October , 2017 is the date to pull on your running or walking shoes and enjoy this scenic trek. This is the last run of the Minnesota Trail Racing Series, and the Big Woods should be in prime color for the runners and spectators.
The schedule of events includes a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1.6 mile prairie walk and a 1k kids run. The half marathon will take runners through beautiful wooded scenery with challenging hills. The 10k and 5k runners will enjoy a fairly flat wooded trail course. The half marathon and 10k races begin at 9:00am at St John’s Church (Wheeling Township) 19086 Jacobs Ave, Faribault. The 5k race will begin at 9:00am at the State Park group camp; busses will shuttle runners from the church from 8:15-8:40am. Busses load for the prairie walk at 9:15am with the walk beginning at 9:30.The kids run will begin at 10:30am at St John’s Church. This run is a must for all outdoor enthusiasts.
Each participant will receive a Big Woods Run T-shirt and a race bag full of goodies. After the race, runners enjoy a free hometown meal with soup, bread, fruit and cookies.
Runners can register online at Race day registration is 7:15am-8:45am at the church.
Prizes are awarded to both male and female runners in each age category for the 5k, 10k, and half marathon. This race is part of the Minnesota Trail Racing Series; series awards will be given at this run. All participants will also have the chance to win some great door prizes.
Proceeds from the Big Woods Run are donated to local charities. Over $110,000 has already been distributed! See you there!
For more information:
Phone: 507-789-5497