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This race was designed for the runners looking ahead in there training and need a 20 mile run to prepare them for an upcoming marathon or for an upcoming long distance run. We know that we are not the only marathon in Minnesota so we want to help those are preparing for something bigger in late September or October.

The Med City 20 Mile presented by Active PT will be a complete change up from 2019.  Our first goal for 2021 is to start and finish at the Mayo Civic Center.  We have courses that will be published soon showing the course.  It is essentially the second half of the marathon is the half marthon and the first half of the marathon.  The course will start by the Mayo Civic Center on E Center Street and run down Center Street going east, the nafter a mile or so you will turn onto the Trail and cross under the Railroad tracks and run north into Quarry Hill Nature Center. Then it will go west on local roads to the Silver Lake Park area.  From here it will cross North Broadway Street at 14th St NE.  From here it willfollow the Cascade Creetrais through Cascade Park and then into the Cascade Laqke trails.  The course will wonder through Cascade LAke area and cross Country Club Road at West Circle Drive.  It will run along West Circle Drive (Salem Road) and then cross Salem Drive at Bamber Valley Road.  From this point it will stay on the trails for the duration of the course fro the half marathon.  The trail will lead north along the Zumbro River crossing under Hwy 52, then 16th St SW, and then 12th St SW.  From here the race will go through Soldier Field Park and the across Broadway.Once they get back to the Mayo Civic Center, they will have completed 13 miles and the half marathoners will split off and the marathoners and 20 milers will continue on.  They will start running the course a second time with the 20 milers turning off a ways in to finish back at Mayo Civic Center

I love this course because it runs through many of the great attributes of Rochester, Minnesota. 

These include: Quarry Hill Nature CenterSoldier FieldSilver Lake ParkMayo Civic Center area, Cascade Park and Bamber Valley area.

Enjoy the race and have fun.  The race it flat for the first 6 miles.  Then you go up in decent sized hill and back down through mile 8.  Then the last 12 miles are again fairly flat along the river.  I would consider this course to be a faster than average courses.

Headphones are allowed while you run, we just ask that you pause your music or take one headphone off as you approach volunteers or police officers to make so you can hear them. They may have special instructions or you may be approching a point where the different distances go their seperate ways.


Need a Room for the Event: Click "Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldier Field" has you covered! 


Waterstops & Aid Stations:

Every water stop has at least one porta-potty and first aid.

 Location on Course What's Provided?
 2.2 miles Water | Gatorade
 4.4 miles Water | Gatorade
 6.7 miles Water | Gatorade
 8.5 miles Water | Gatorade | Gels
 10.4 miles Water | Gatorade | Nutrition
 11.8 miles Water | Gatorade
 13.0 miles Water | Gatorade
 15.3 miles Water | Gatorade | Gels
 16.7 miles Water | Gatorade | Nutrition
 18.4 miles Water | Gatorade
 20 Mile (Finish) Water | Gatorade | Nutrition


Medical: Provided at each waterstop and at the finsh line!        mayosportsmedicine 


Shuttle Busses:

Shuttle busses will take you from the finish of the 20 mile to the finish line area of Civic Center Drive once you complete your 20 Miles!


Start Line (click Here):



Bag Drop:

twomenandatruckTwo Men in a Truck Bag drop off area on E Center Street near the start line (look for the large "Two Men and a Truck" vehicle). We will bring the bags down to the finish line chute, for you to pick up conveniently after you finish your race by the Final Stretch trailer.  We are not responsable for any valuables that are left in the bags during transport.

Important message about safety and security:
You MUST use the bag drop bag provided to you at packet pick up, no other bags will be accepted! The bag drop is heavily monitored and all bag drop bags are subject to search.

All unnattended bags left anywhere on the grounds will be confiscated.


Race Awards:

There will not be any age group awards for this event. 

All runners will receive a finisher medal.


Official Race Beverage:             Gatorade 100x100        Aquafina 100x100

Race Swag:

To thank you and celebrate our 25 YEAR RE-DO, we are giving runners a Hoodie jacket and a drawstring bag.  The hoodies are available in unisex sizing. All jackets and bags are given to participants at the packet pick up and registration tables.  Medals are given to all participants who finish their race.  They will handed to participants in the post race corral. 

2021racebag  20mileshirt

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