Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

O'Brien Trail Races

16821 O'Brien Trail North

Marine on St Croix, MN 50 Miler, 50K, 10.4 Miler, 5k

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 17, 2022

Location

William O'Brien State Park
16821 O Brien Trail North
Marine on Saint Croix, Minnesota.
William O'Brien State is just off state highway MN-95, north of Marine on Saint Croix
Races start at the William O'Brien State Park Visitor Center, just inside the park and to the left.
Parking is at the Visitor Center lot. Please be considerate of other Center users.

Due to major construction at the park near the river in 2023 and 2024, new courses are in the works. I hope to have this confirmed by April 1st. Once this is done, an email to past runners and a post to Facebook will be sent telling that registration is open. Check back later for further information.

Registration

Online registration is open on March 1, 2023, through midnight Sept. 10.
Packet pick-up race morning only.

50k

START TIME: 8:00 a.m.
COURSE: New in 2023 and 2024. You will likely run two 25k loops on new trails that have not been included in previous races.
AID STATIONS: tbd
CUT OFFS: Finish time tbd. Must start 2nd loop at tbd.
DROP BAGS: At start/finish area only.
AWARDS: Top 3 male and female
ENTRY FEES: $40 - March 1 through March 5. $55 - March 6 through July 31. $65 - Sept. 1 through Sept. 10. Online registration closes at midnight on Sept. 10. Anyone wishing to register after Sept. 10 must do so on Race Day. $75 - race day registration.

25k or 10 miler

START TIME: 9:00 a.m.
COURSE: tbd
AID STATIONS: tbd
CUT OFF: tbd
AWARDS: Top 3 male and female
ENTRY FEES: $35 - March 1 through March 5. $50 - March 6 through July 31. $60 - Sept. 1 through Sept. 10. Online registration closes at midnight on Sept. 10. Anyone wishing to register after Sept. 10 must do so on Race Day. $70 - race day registration.

5k

START TIME: 9:00 a.m.
COURSE: First half mile is downhill on grass, mile .5 thru 2 is on a gravel trail that takes you along the St. Croix river under pines trees, and the last half mile will be a loop on grass trails.
CUT OFF: Finish time 1 hour
NO AID STATION, AWARDS or RACE SHIRTS: Race shirts can be purchased at check out for an additional cost.
PRINTS: All Finishers will receive a full color 8.5 x 11 print of current year logo
ENTRY FEE: $5, even on race day!!

Why do a $5 5k?? This is for a few reasons: We want this to be a family-friendly event, available to all. Also, this is a great introduction to trail racing for new runners. This is still a race, and official times will be kept. Whether you are new to trail running or are an experienced runner looking to set a PR, come join us!

General Info

No external music during the race. If you would like to have music, please use headphones. Respect your fellow runners and campers at the park.
AID STATIONS: Aid station fare will likely include water, Gatorade, cookies, and other items.
POST-RACE FOOD: Bottled water, soda pop, cookies, gummies, chips, salted nut rolls and pickles. Other items may be available as well.
PACKET PICKUP: Race morning only. Please arrive early, so there is time for everyone to get their packets.
BATHROOMS: Available inside the Visitor Center at the start/finish area.

Refund Policy

Due to the costs involved in setting up and holding a race, which are incurred before race day, there are no refunds.
Entries may not be transferred to another runner, deferred to another year, nor applied to another event.
Thank you for your understanding.

If COVID-19 and/or other conditions force the event to be be shut down, the races will be changed to virtual events. If this happens, race shirts and race numbers will be sent out with in one week of the completion of the event.

Marine On St Croix Weather and Forecast

William O'Brien State Park

Local time: 8:23 PM

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