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The Grand Event Center316 Washington St Northfield, MN 55057
The Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD) 15K Run & 5 K Run/Walk is hosted by Northfield SHARES, the Northfield area's Community foundation, as a fund raising activity to help support the foundation's operations. Northfield SHARES seeks to sustain and tranform the Northfield community by advancing philanthropy, inspiring volunteerism and promoting collaborative leadership.
The 5K Run/Walk is a moderate layout course through the streets of Northfield. The 15K Run is more challenging with several tough hills going through the farm country east of town. Both runs are USATF certified and finish at the original First National Bank building where the townspeople of Northfield, in 1876, stopped a bank robbery by the notorious James-Younger gang.
Event details and schedule
NEW: Race Day registration and Bib pick up can be done on THURSDAY, Sept 5, 4-6 PM at 205 S. Water St.
DAY OF registration and packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. THE GRAND Event Center, 316 Washington St.
$35 Registration fee after August 18
If you register before August 18th you will be guaranteed a NEW long sleeve, tech shirt. For registrants after 8/18 we will provide a shirt based on availabililty. The race day shirt is custom designed each year.
Chip timing is used for both races by a contracted professional timing service.
Aid stations staffed by costumed High School CC team members will be located at the 2-mile mark of the 5K, and mile markers 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the 15K course. Baby-joggers are welcome. No in-line skates, bicycles, or pets are allowed on the course. Head phones are permitted but please use caution as the races are open to traffic.
The top female and male finisher in both races will receive awards in the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. In the wheelchair division, the top three finishers in each race will receive an award.
Special Thanks to our Event Sponsors.