The next section of this page contains a downloadable course map.
The course is open from 7am-4pm.
All distances start and finish at the Start/Finish/Lap line near the south end of the west parking lot of Mayer Lutheran High School. You follow the pink signs to get from there to the Dakota Rail Trail. Follow the Dakota Rail Trail to the west until you get the the appropriate turnaround sign. Return to the Start/Finish/Lap line by retracing your steps. 10k and Half marathon get it all done in 1 lap. The marathon takes 2 laps. The 50k takes 3 laps. See the course map for details for each distance.,
Our permit is for shared use of the Dakota Rail Trail. You may encounter other users, such as bicyclists, walkers, or runners, on the trail during the event. Please be considerate of the other trail users and give way as warranted by the circumstances. As a shared use event on the Dakota Rail Trail, we want to earn a community reputation for polite and friendly participants.
2023 Course Map PDF
There are 4 Water Stops on the out-and-back course. Cups of water and Gatorade are provided at each Water Stop. A port-a-potty is available at each Water Stop. The water stops are approximately 2.5 miles apart.
Water Stop W2 (Union) also provides clothing check from 7:30am to 9:30am for Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k participants. Checked clothing is placed in a labeled clear plastic bag and transported back to Mayer Lutheran High School and will be there for you when you finish.
Water Stop W3 (New Germany) also provides fruit and individually wrapped food items for Half Marathon, Marathon and 50k participants.
Water Stop W1 (Mayer) also provides fruit and individually wrapped food items for the second lap of the Marathon and the second and third laps of the 50k.
Post race food, Gatorade and water is available in Mayer Lutheran High School. Real toilets are also available in the school.