Race Day Details and Logistics

Start/Finish Area

The start and finish area is located at The Trailhead. With beer, a band and fans, the Surly Trail Loppet finish area is a party all by itself!

Bike Corral/Bag Drop

Bike Corral:  We encourage you to use alternative transportation to get to and from the event – bus, bike or other non-motorized transportation. The Bike corral is located at Start/Finish Area.

Bag Drop:  Bring your own bag and receive a tag to mark your item and stash your goodies until your run is done.

*Must have race bib to retrieve bike or bag after the event

Chip Timing

The Trail Loppet features chip timing. All runners must wear their chip throughout the race. Chip timing will mean faster and more accurate results!


We encourage participants and spectators to bike, bus, walk or jog on race morning. For those who must drive, we encourage carpooling. There is limited parking at the start/finish area. If parking at The Trailhead is full, please park in the nearby Mortenson parking lot.  It is a short walk or jog from the lot to the start area.

Please plan plenty of time for parking, walking/jogging to the start and packet pickup before the event!