What is the course like?
Check in is at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia. Both events finish at St. Joseph. The 10 mile course is basically one big loop around Lake Waconia (walking/running counterclockwise). The beautiful course is challenging and includes hills. The terrain is mostly pavement, but also includes some gravel, dirt, and grass. The 10K route is unique. At about 7:40 we bus you to the north side of the lake. You run back to St. Joseph School which is in the heart of lovely downtown Waconia located on the south side of the lake. The 10 K is also a challenging course with hills. We will say "go" at the same time for both distances.
Is it a certified course?
Is it chip-timed?
How is the shirt?
Nice! It is a professionally designed long-sleeve shirt made of wicking material.
Is this event more for walkers or runners?
Both. It started as a walking event in 2006. Now we have about 65% walkers and 35% runners. The event attracts everyone from slow walkers to elite runners.
Is there same day registration?
Yes, but there is no guarantee that you will get a t-shirt. And if you are doing the 10K, don’t miss the bus!
May I pre-register on paper rather than on-line?
Hmmm... We are trying to complete pre-registration completely on-line. Have you ever tried to read paper registrations?! If this is going to prevent you from pre-registering, please contact Sandy at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will make a special arrangement.
Do you give out any awards?
Yes, the top three females and males in each event win medals. We have three divisions: 39 and under, 40-55, and 56 and over.
Can I change distances?
We should be able to accommodate changes. Make sure you get permission from race officials and be sure to get the proper bib. If you change without notifying staff it will mess up the race results!
Can I run with me dog?
Can I push a stroller?
Sure. Please start in the back. No charge for the child in a stroller. If a child is going to walk with you, they must register and pay.
Are there rest stops?
Yes. There are four rest stops along the way. Each rest stop offers water, Gatorade and snacks. There are also four port-a-potties along the route.