Join the first annual Run the Landmark trail run! Enjoy the fall colors as you run or walk through the woods at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. Proceeds from this event will go to the Children's Shelter of Cebu, an orphanage in Cebu, Philippines that provides homes for orphaned, abandoned, and surrendered children. Thank you for your support; we appreciate it!
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About the Race Course Run the Landmark is a wooded trail run that takes runners through Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, which represents a majority of the Kathio National Historic Landmark District. Run the Landmark is sanctioned by USA Track & Field. There are two race options: Dirty Dozen: This 12K trail run through the woods is characterized by demanding hills during the middle miles of the race. The trail takes runners over grass, gravel, and wooded trail terrains. Scenic Six: This 6K trail run/walk brings participants through the woods primarily on grass trails and includes some gentle hills. This route is a great introduction to trail running.
Awards Awards will be presented to the top 3 overall male and female finishers for both the Dirty Dozen and Scenic Six.
Location The race takes place at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park in Onamia, MN. The races will start and finish near the picnic area. Follow park signs to the Interpretive Center/Picnic Area.
Race Day Information IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants should plan at least 15 minutes to drive from the park office to the race location. * All cars must display a valid State Park permit. * For participants who already have an annual State Park car permit – Stopping in the office is optional; feel free to proceed directly to the Interpretive Center/Picnic Area. * For participants who need a daily use park permit – Stop at the park office, and identify that you are a race participant. A daily pass will be provided to you. If you proceed to the Interpretive Center/Picnic Area without a valid state park permit, your car may be ticketed.
Schedule Friday, October 7, 2016 ~ Race participant packet pickup and day-before registration (Cash or Check Only) available at the park office at Mille Lacs Kathio 2:00 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 8, 2016 ~ Day-of Registration (Cash or Check Only) 7:30 – 8:30 AM ~ Race Participant Packet Pickup 7:30 – 8:45 AM ~ Race Announcements 8:50 AM ~ Dirty Dozen and Scenic Six Start 9:00 AM ~ Awards ceremony for Scenic Six 10:00 AM (Approximate) ~ Awards ceremony for Dirty Dozen 10:45 AM (Approximate)
Parking Parking is available at the Interpretive Center/Picnic Area parking lot. Once the lot is full, parking attendants will direct cars to park along the road. Because parking space is limited, we encourage Run the Landmark participants to carpool if possible.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Can I run/walk with a stroller? No, the trail terrain and trail width will not accommodate strollers during the run. Can I run/walk with my dog? For the safety of all participants, we ask that you do not run with your dog. Supervised dogs on a leash are welcome in Mille Lacs Kathio State Park. Can I spend time at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park after the race? Absolutely! A day-use state park vehicle permit will be provided to race participants who do not already have an annual state park pass. Will all participants get a t-shirt? Participants who are registered by September 17 are guaranteed a shirt. Participants registered after September 17 will receive a shirt only if available. We recommend that participants register in advance. Can I register the day of the race? Yes, participants can register and pay by cash or check at race headquarters at the Picnic Area on race day Saturday morning or during packet pick-up on Friday afternoon. What if I cannot attend the race? No refunds will be provided if you are unable to participate on race day. What if it is raining on race day? We intend to hold the race, rain or shine; please dress according to the weather. However, the race directors reserve the right to delay, suspend or cancel any part or all of the event if weather conditions deem it dangerous to the participants or harmful to the course.