This is a fun run/walk/bike ride in Rochester, Minnesota. The twist is that this event occurs at night. The course will start from the Little Thistle Brewery and follow a paved bike trail around Cascade Lake which offers a fantastic night view of the Rochester city skyline.
The bikes will ride north on the bike trail to Douglas, Minnesota, and then return to Little Thistle Brewery for a total of 25 miles.
We encourage all participants to wear headlamps, and cyclists to use headlights and taillights. Glow-in-the-dark and light-up costumes are welcomed and encouraged.
Our goal is to close out the competitive seasons with a fun run/ride! We encourage EVERYONE to bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your headphones.... all are welcome!
At the finish line, there will bonfires, s'mores, micro beer, and more! The first 100 to register will receive the ROTR pink mug and ALL runners will receive free s'mores, live music and there will be a food truck at the brewery.
This event is a fundraiser for Team ROTR which is a not-for-profit, "for fun," cycling team. It is the goal of Team ROTR to ride in all 50 states. We also support the local H.S Mt Biking team, other cycling clubs, and organizations that give bikes to the less fortunate. TEAM ROTR has a team bus, trailer, and many other expenses and this is our main fundraiser. If you are interested in joining Team ROTR please contact us at Robinevents1@gmail.com.
The Night Crawler will take place regardless of ANY weather... we will hold this event in the rain, in the snow, and even in a hurricane!
Event details and schedule
There will be on-site registration.
There will be parking in the Little Thistle parking lot, and when the main parking lot fills up there will be road-side parking and overflow parking in the ABC Building Lot.
Make sure to wear a headlamp or bike lights and bring a hoodie or something warm to wear after the run.
The start time is 11:00 am - 9:40 pm. Because of COVID regulations, we will be starting in PODS of six runners every 10 minutes. Please make sure to indicate the time you would like to start and we will contact your desired time slot is already full.