Saturday, Sep 17, 2022

Bad Axe Trail Runs

29984 Journey Trail

Park Rapids, MN 50k, 25k, 5K

This Event Took Place Sat. Sep 17, 2022

Race Description

Thank you to the Boy Scouts of America for hosting the first Annual Bad Axe Trail Run on their stunning, 2,400 acre property located on the shores of Bad Axe Lake. We have distances to accommodate runners of all abilities from the 5k which gives you a tour of Camp Wilderness, to the out and back 25k which takes you off the grounds, to the 50k which links up with the North Country National Scenic Trail and circumnavigates Waboose Lake.

You're welcome to join after the race for food, refreshments, live music, games, and more! 🎶 Meal passes will be available for purchase which will feed you from Friday to Sunday morning!

If you'd like to spend the night, you can rent a campsite (bring your own tent) or keep it comfy in one of the many available cabins. There will be breakfast on Sunday morning (for those who purchase the meal pass) and campers can leave at their leisure. See you there!

Course Maps

5k Course Map

(410 feet elevation gain, 441 elevation loss)

25k Course Map

(1,700 feet elevation gain,1,700 elevation loss)

50k Course Map (2,700 feet elevation gain, 2,700 feet elevation loss)

Quick Details:

Packet Pickup on Friday, Sept 16th: TBD

On-site registration on Saturday, Sept 17th:
6:30 to 7:45am

Race Start Times:

7:00 am - 50k
7:30 am - 25k
8:00 am - 5k

Awards: Time TBD based on finishers

Lunch starting at 11am

Lodging & Meals

Runners can choose from the following packages:

- Deluxe Cabin Rental (Sleeps 10) $375 includes housing and all meals
- Standard Cabin Rental (Sleeps 9) $300 includes housing and all meals
- Tent Site (Tents Not Provided) $60 per person (not per tent) includes the campsite and all meals for the weekend

*Lodging fees cover both Friday and Saturday night regardless if you only end up staying one of the two nights
**Cabins do not have showers/bathrooms but there are shared showers, toilets, sinks on the Camp Wilderness grounds.
***The difference between the deluxe and standard cabin is one extra bunk and a divider down the middle of the cabin.

- Meal Pass Only - $40 covers Friday's spaghetti dinner, three meals on Saturday, and the farewell breakfast on Sunday morning. The price is the same even if you will only be in attendance on Saturday.

*All packages above (except for those not staying the night) include 5 Meals (Friday Dinner, Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Sunday Breakfast)

Aid Stations

5k - One water stop at the halfway point, plan accordingly

* For those running the 25k or 50k, remember that this is a cup-less race. Carry a reusable cup, water, hydration vest - or all three!

Food available: Chips, gummy bears, cookies, pickles,
Beverages: Water, Coca-Cola, electrolyte drink TBD

25k - 1 aid station that you will pass twice on the out and back course
50k - 3 aid stations, you will pass two twice for a total of 5 stops
Drop Bags: Will be sent to the second aid station at mile 15


All participants will receive a finisher's "medal," but awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and females in each race distance. This includes a custom award and the top finisher, a gift card to a local establishment.

Each runner is automatically entered into our raffle and must be present to claim their prize.


Interested in volunteering? Volunteers

We cannot put on an event like this without the help of an amazing volunteer team. You can even help and run on race day. If you would like to join our volunteer team, we are looking for help with event setup, aid station captains, aid station helpers, timing, and event breakdown. Email the Race Director Ruairi Moynihan at

Local time: 8:26 PM


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