We will kick off the weekend on Friday, September 27 with festivities and packet pickup at Belle Vinez from 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM.
Half-marathon participants will convene at Weitkamp Park in Hudson bright and early on Saturday morning.
Runners will enjoy fall colors and rural views throughout the scenic 13.1 mile route from Hudson to Belle Vinez Winery in River Falls. Click here to view the course.
After crossing the finish line at Belle Vinez, you will be invited to celebrate your achievements with wine, beer, and brownies while enjoying the awards ceremony and entertainment.
Family and friends are welcome to attend the celebration and to join us along the spectator-friendly race route.
All proceeds benefit Turningpoint for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence, at 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in River Falls. For 40 years, Turningpoint has provided support and resources to achieve freedom from domestic and sexual violence. The organization serves individuals and families throughout Pierce and St. Croix Counties of Wisconsin.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 Noon - 7:30 PM Packet Pickup Belle Vinez Winery, W10829 - 875th Avenue, River Falls, WI 54022
Pre-Event Activities and Information Coming Soon!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: RACE DAY!!!! 7:30 AM Half-Marathon Start - Weitkamp Park, Hudson
9:00 AM 5k Start - Belle Vinez Winery, River Falls
10:30 AM Awards Ceremony and Post-Race Celebration - Belle Vinez Winery, River Falls
11:00 AM Belle Vinez opens
Noon - Course Closes* With a four-and-a-half-hour time limit, participants must maintain an average pace of approximately 20 minutes per mile t0 finish before the course is closed.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can I walk the half-marathon/5k? ABSOLUTELY! Please be mindful that we need to close the course by noon, so you will need to maintain approximately a 20-minute mile to complete the half-marathon in that time.
Can I run with my dog? We love pets, too; but for the safety of all participants, dogs are not allowed on the course.
Are men/boys allowed to run in these race? Yes, we welcome participation from men and boys! However we will only be providing awards to the top female finishers, and the race shirts are cut for women.
Can I run with a stroller? Due to some of the narrow paths along the course, we cannot allow strollers.
Are there medals? Yes! Every finisher is amazing! Every finisher will receive a finisher medallion.
What are the prizes for the top finishers? The top female finisher in each age category will receive a $20 gift card to Second Chances Thrift Store.
There will be first-place awards for the fastest female competitors in each of the following categories:
Half-Marathon 19 and under 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60 and over
5k 14 and under 15-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70 and over
Thank you for your participation!
CAPACITY We anticipate up to 500 participants in our Half-Marathon and 5k events.
BENEFITS Every participant will receive a collectible finisher medallion and a women's cut technical shirt.
HALF-MARATHON REGISTRATION FEES Click here to register now! April 1 - 30 $45 May 1 - July 31 $50 August 1 - September 14 $65 September 15 - 28 $70 *Note: Additional processing charge applies
5k REGISTRATION FEES Click here to register now! April 1 - 30 $25 May 1 - July 31 $30 August 1 - September 28 $35 *Note: Additional processing charge applies