Are you looking for your next big challenge in 2018?  Here it is!  
Join us at the the 4th Annual Minnesota Nut House Challenge on July 14th & 15th at Soldiers Field Memorial Park, 300 7th St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902 (in the track)!

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Pre-registration ends July 12th @ 7pm

T-shirt deadline is June 24th

 

  • Enjoy all of the runs on the beautiful trail system that Rochester, MN is known for.  A lot of the trails are tree covered
  • Aid stations will spread out along each course with water, sports drinks and gels on the 1/2 marathon course
  • All of our runs welcome runners, walkers and strollers
  • We have a no cutoff time rule, so the walkers can take in the beautiful scenery of Rochester
  • Each run will start and finish from the beautiful Soldiers Field Memorial 
  • Rochester International Airport is 10 minutes from downtown for anyone flying in from out of state
 
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Individual Races (5k, 10k & 1/2 Marathon)

  • Each participant will receive a NHC T-shirt if signed up before June 24th
  • Each participant will receive a NHC finisher medal
  • Top 5 overall participants will receive awards in each individual race

Half Cracked Challenge & Totally Nuts Challenge

  • Half Cracked Challenge: Run the 10K Saturday morning & the 5K Saturday evening
  • Totally Nuts Challenge: Run the 10K Saturday morning & the 5K Saturday evening, PLUS the 1/2 Marathon Sunday morning.  Easy, right??
  • Each participant will receive our signature NHC T-shirt if registered by June 24th
  • Each participant will receive a special NHC finishers medal for each race
  • Each race will be professionally timed 
  • Each race time will accumulate to an overall finishing time after the last race
  • Top 3 male & female participants in each age group will receive prizes through select NHC sponsors
  • Overall top male & female will receive a prize package from TBD
“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe

1 Mile Challenge presented by TBD

  • The Kids Challenge / 1 Mile Challenge consists of running 1 mile starting 30 minutes before each race of the Nut House Challenge.
  • Each runner who signs up for the challenge will receive a $10 gift card to ABC & Toy Zone
  • When you register for this Challenge, you are registering one time for three races in two days
  • There will be no registration for individual 1 mile runs
  • See run schedule below for the Kids Challenge / 1 Mile Challenge run times
  • Kids Official Event T-shirts are available for ONLY $7.

Registration Prices

  • 5k                           $30 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                          $40 (6/1/18-7/13/18)
  • 10k                         $40 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                          $50 (6/1/18-7/13/18)
  • Half Marathon       $55 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                          $65 (6/1/18-7/13/18)
  • Half Cracked         $60 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                          $80 (6/1/18-7/13/18)
  • Totally Nuts            $115 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                         $135 (6/1/18-7/13/18)
  • 1 Mile Challenge    $15 (1/3/17-5/31/18)                           $20 (6/1/18-7/13/18)

Age Group Award Categories

14 & Under      41-45
15-20               46-50
21-25               51-55
26-30              56-60
31-35               61 & Over
36-40

Packet Pickup

  • Packet pickup will be at TBD or race day packet pickup is also available at race venue.
  • Extra T-shirts will be available on a first come, first served basis for people who registered after the deadline

Schedule of events

Saturday, July 14 - MORNING EVENTS:

  • 7:30 am : 1 Mile Challenge start
  • 8:00 am : 10K run start
  • Following the 10K, we will provide various beverage options for all ages

Saturday, July 14 - AFTERNOON/EVENING EVENTS:

  • 5:30 pm : 1 Mile Challenge start
  • 6:00 pm : 5K run start
  • Various beverage options for all ages
  • Age group and overall Half Cracked awards following the run

Sunday, July 15 EVENTS:

  • 7:30 am : 1 Mile Challenge start
  • 8:00 am : 1/2 Marathon start
  • Various beverage options for all ages
  • Age group and overall Totally Nuts awards following the run

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 ***image above is of 2017 medals*** 

***image above is of 2017 medals*** 

 ***Image above is of 2016 t-shirt*** T-Shirt registration deadline is  June 24 .  Extra t-shirts will be available on first come first serve basis.  HIGH QUALITY (cotton/polyester) soft style unisex coming in s,m,l,xl,xxl (kids sizes also available)

***Image above is of 2016 t-shirt***
T-Shirt registration deadline is June 24.  Extra t-shirts will be available on first come first serve basis.  HIGH QUALITY (cotton/polyester) soft style unisex coming in s,m,l,xl,xxl (kids sizes also available)


Hotel Accommodations

  WE'll have reduced rate hotel options for you soon! 

WE'll have reduced rate hotel options for you soon! 

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