Read more about the race venue and facilities below.
Check-in: Donald McNeely Spectrum
(building 14A on the SJU Campus Map)
Race starts and ends in Clemens Football Stadium (10 on the Campus Map), skiing through the hills of the 2800-acre Abbey Arboretum.
Discount registration prices available until MIDNIGHT on January 18, 2018. NO REFUNDS after January 18, 2018 (full refunds given in case of cancellation due to weather or snow conditions).
If a coach or captain is registering the team and is not able to pay by credit card, contact Kyle Rauch (320-363-2136) to arrange another payment method.
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*The shorter skate/classic races for citizens follow the same route as the longer races with only one lap on the loops in the Abbey Arboretum.
11:00 a.m. REGISTRATION (Warner Palaestra)
12:30 - 1:00 p.m. RACES START (more information to come)
3:00 p.m.* AWARDS CEREMONY (Warner Palaestra)
*or when all racers have finished
Saint John's Abbey Arboretum is more than 2,500 acres of lakes, prairie, oak savanna and forest owned by Saint John's Abbey and surrounding Saint John's University. Approximately 20K of trails are groomed for both skate and classic skiing during a typical season. Learn more about the ski trails.
A natural bowl formed when a cranberry marsh was drained in 1908 for construction of the football field. All races will begin and end within the football stadium, a great venue for both racing and cheering.
Donald McNeely Spectrum is an indoor fieldhouse within the Warner Palaestra athletic facility. Registration/check-in and the awards ceremony will take place in the spectrum. The indoor space will also be available for families and spectators to warm up, let the kids run around and enjoy concessions available for purchase that day. The spectrum has direct access to the football field, making it easy for racers and spectators alike.