Participants should adjust their clothing for the weather prior to proceeding to the start line near to the local High School.
Participants in the half marathon, marathon and 50k will also be able to check clothing at the first water stop they encounter.
The clothing check is very simple. You bring the extra bib numbers. We provide a clear plastic bag. You put the clothing you want to check into the clear plastic bag, add one of your bib numbers, and tie the bag shut. Give the bag to the volunteer. We transport the bags back to the Mayer Lutheran High School, and you pick them up when you finish.
Do not leave clothing on the ground at the start, at a water stop, or along the trail. If you must, you can leave clothing at any water stop, and we will do something with it. It might end up at Mayer Lutheran High School by the time you finish, and it might not. But it will not be trash along the trail.
The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a 10 foot (3 meter) wide asphalt trail built on a no longer used railroad right-of-way. The trail surface is in good condition, providing a smooth walking surface.
Other Trail Users
You may encounter other users, such as bicyclists, walkers, or runners, on the trail during the event. Please be considerate of the other trail users and give way as warranted by the circumstances. As a shared use event on the trail we want to earn a community reputation for polite and friendly participants.
Aid stations will be open along the course every several miles. All stations have water, gatorade, & portable toilets. The start/finish line and water stops W1 and W3 will have snacks. Near the Half Marathon start in Lester Prairie there is a Casey’s convience store located just off the course.