Eastwood Bank Rochester Half Marathon & 5K
Start: Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 7:30 AM (CDT)
Rochester , MN 55902
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 6:59 PM (CDT)
Eastwood Bank and Rochester Track Club present the 29th running of the Rochester Half Marathon & 5K. Same start lines on 1st Avenue, by the Peace Plaza & same great finish line just a few blocks away (for non-runners), at Mayo Civic Center Park.
Saturday Packet Pick-Up and Walk-up Registration
...is availabe starting at 6am on Race Day. Find us inside the University Shoppes mall, by Chester's.
Friday Packet Pick-up & Walk-Up Registration
... is available from 5 - 7:30PM at TerraLoco (near Trader Joe's & Apache Mall) 1190 16th Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902. ***Arive early to shop, but be aware that packet pick-up & registration volunteers won't be on duty until shortly before 5pm**** Please don't call TerraLoco if you have race questions or concerns.
Both races are chip-timed by Mayo Racing. Please return your chip at the end of the race.
The Half Marathon route includes five aid stations serving water and gatorade. Portaloo's will also be positioned at several locations along the route. 5K runners pass by one aid station.
There are several large parking ramps between Broadway and Mayo Civic Center which are free after 5pm on Friday through Sunday. In addition, the City doesn't charge for meters during this time. Hotel parking ramps are not free on weekends.
USATF Certified Courses
The Half and 5K are on downtown city streets, paved bike trails, and pedestrian bridges.
We have the best finish line!! HyVee fruit, Bread Baker bread nuggets, salty snacks, plenty of fluids, shade and first aid support. Showers available at Rochester Area Family Y (present your bib and bring your own towel and lock).
Rochester Track Club Members
RTC members receive a discount on registration and they are eligible for special drawings (must be present to claim prize). Join or renew at www.rochestertrackclub.com
Dogs and Strollers
.. are prohibited in both events
are discouraged but not prohibited
Walking the 5K
Depending on walking pace, it may be possible to arrive at the finish area at the same time as the fastest half marathoners (they start 30 mins earlier than 5K). Walkers with a pace
Walking the Half
The Half Marathon course will be dismantled based on 16 mins/mile pace.
Both events are run on paved road or bike trail. The Half will start at 7:30am; the 5K will start at 8AM. The Half Marathon weaves through downtown streets before getting on the Kutzky bike trail heading west to Cascade Lake bike trail. Runner then turn south onto the bike trail adjacent to West Circle Drive (and up/down the one long hill at ~mile 4). Runners cross the road at Bamber Valley intersection, and run west to enter the Mayowood bike trail, which they will follow all the way downtown and to Mayo Civic Park. Runners participating in the 5K will head south and then turn north/east at the Mayowood bike trail.