Is the course hilly?
The half marathon run course has some small rolling hills, however, we do not consider any of the hills to be intimidating for the average runner. The MN Power Tunnel 10k is very flat.
Are there water stations along the course?
Yes, we have four water stations totaling 20,000 bottles of water. You will have access to water in cups at the start and the stations are at 6, 14, 20, mile 23, and at the finish line. These mile marks are approximate. Because of congestion, we highly recommend that you carry your own water bottle as well.
Do you place Porta Potties along the course?
Yes, we have 20 at the 1/2 marathon start area, 4 at the 10k start line, 2 at each of the medical and water stations and 12 at the finish.
May I pick up my race packet the morning of the race?
Yes, from 5:00 – 9:00 am a tent will have all the remaining packets at the front main entrance to the DECC complex where the buses load for the marathon events. Once the last bus leaves the packets are no longer available. Note: this is not the door used for the expo of the finish line activities.
If I stay in Two Harbors, will there be transportation back to Two Harbors?
Yes. We have arranged for two buses, 12 noon and 2:30 p.m.
If I can’t pick up my race packet, can a friend pick it up for me?
No, you must pick up your own packet.
What do I do with my gear at the half marathon start?
We provide a bag with your bib number on it so that you may place your personal items in it. The bags are then placed in trucks and transported to the finish area. Please be patient. It takes time to sort thousands of bags. Do not put any valuables in the bag.
Can I switch my finisher t-shirt for a different size?
Your race bib will have a tear off tag with the size of shirt you ordered. After all the finisher shirts have been distributed you can try to switch shirt sizes if they exist, but not before all competitors get the shirt they ordered.
Can I change events?
Yes, event changes must be done prior to August 31. There are different fees associated with event changes. Please contact the office at (218) 723-1503 for further details.