The 13.1 mile course is run on the dirt trails and wooded paths of Theodore Wirth Park. There are four water stops: at 2.8 miles, 6.2 miles, 9 miles and 11.7 miles. First wave – Furious Wave – starts at 9 a.m., with Abrasive, Bender and Hell waves to follow in five-minute increments.
All half marathon finishers receive a commemorative long sleeved t-shirt. Of-age participants will receive a coupon for a Surly Brewing Co. beer at the end of the race.
The 13.1 K (8.1 mile) race is a challenging intermediate distance option through the woods of south Wirth Park. The course follows the first half of the Half Marathon. The first wave – the Smoke Wave – heads out at 10 a.m., with the Cynic Wave starting five minutes later.
All 13.1K finishers receive a commemorative short sleeved technical t-shirt. Of-age participants will receive a coupon for a Surly Brewing Co. beer at the end of the race.
A wooded and challenging 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) course. Race begins at 10:15 a.m.
All 5K finishers receive a commemorative short sleeved t-shirt. Of-age participants will receive a coupon for a Surly Brewing Co. beer at the end of the race.
Trail Loppet Age Gap Relays
The age and gender of each team is determined solely by the age and gender of the child. Thus, a 13 year old girl matched with a 63 year old man would be classified in the U14 girls age category. The adult’s gender and age are irrelevant. However, the adult must be at least 10 years older than the child in order to qualify.
Starting and finishing at the normal Trail Loppet start and finish areas, both participants complete two laps of a 1K course. Each team starts with the adults and finishes with the kids – so it goes adult lap 1, kid lap 1, adult lap 2, kid lap 2. The course includes rolling terrain with obstacles like hay bails to jump over along the way.
The Age Gap Relays are chip timed. Participants must have their timing chip on to be timed.
All Age Gap Relay participants receive commemorative running socks.
This event is part of the Loppet TRAIL KIDS Adventure Series. Look for other Age Gap Relays at Loppet events throughout the year.
Become a Age Gap Relay Partner
At the Loppet we make our best efforts to encourage youth to bring their parents out. But there are some youth who need a partner. Partners can work with a child at one event or, preferably, at a series of events over the year.
Contact Nancy Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org with interest in becoming an Age Gap Relay Partner.