Celebrate spring on Sunday May 21, 2017 at Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center's Apple Blossom Races: 5K Run/Walk, 10K, Half Marathon and 2K Fun Run. The 5K uses all paved surfaces while the 10K uses some of the same route but then breaks off and follows almost 4 miles of the nature center's trail system overlooking the St. Croix River. The hilly half marathon follows local roadways, including some gravel roads, and passes many of the areas local apple orchards. Medalions awarded to all half marathon finishers. The 2K Fun Run starts after the timed races have finished. Proceeds benefit the environmental education programs and wildlife habitat preservation at Carpenter Nature Center.
Event details and schedule
The 5K, 10K and half marathon all start at 8:00 am. Runners should arrive at Carpenter Nature Center by 7:30 a.m. to pick up their bib and chip and catch the bus to the start. Clothing check available at the start. T-shirts and refreshments will be at the finish area. Results will be posted and the award ceremony will follow each race as soon as possible. The 2K Fun Run will follow the half marathon awards, approximately 11:00 a.m.
Carpenter Nature Center