Bluff Tuff 


Distances: Long 35-40K | Short -25K| Trail Kids

Are you Bluff Tuff?

The perfect blend of trail and city in the Twin Cities' premier trail half. We're in the process of confirming the 2018 route. Get this run on your calendar. We promise a well marked challenging course. We're going to measure course early June and lock down distances.

Food and drinks await you at the finish line. 

Parking is available near the start/finish line next to the Battle Creek Rec Center. See below for more details.


Long Short Trail Kids *
Early up to May 18th $60 $40 $5
Standard up to July 18th $65 $50 $7
Pre-Race up to Aug 16th $75 $60 $10
Day of / Late up to Aug 18th $85 $70 $15

The Trail Kids * run is Free with Bluff Tuff short or long registration! Please register Trail Kids participants online and agree to signing the waiver. Use promo code "bluff tuff" upon check-out.



Online registration open now through 8.16.18

Day of registration will be available at the Battle Creek Rec Center on race day. Please bring cash or check.

Refund Policy: Endurance United does not refund event fees. 

Transfers: There is a $10 Transfer fee to change distances or to transfer bibs to another runner. All transfer requests must be submitted no later than 8/1/18.


Thursday 8/16/18: Bib Pickup @ Marathon Sports 5:30pm-8pm

2312 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Friday 8/17/18: Bib Pickup @ Battle Creek (Start Line) 5pm-7pm

75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119

Sat 8/18/18: Race Day

7:00AM Registration Opens @ Start Line (75 S Winthrop, Saint Paul, MN)

9:15AM: Bluff Tuff Long 35-40K

10:15AM: Bluff Tuff Short- 25K

11:00AM: Trail Kids

Course details:

We pride ourselves on having a challenging course. We utilize paved trails, unpaved cross country ski trails, single track mountain bike trails and secret back-woods foot paths.

Be prepared for loose footing in locations, steep downhills on a few occasions and several logs that need to be climbed over/under.

We work for months ahead of time to develop a course marking system. Thanks to a great team of volunteers we divide the course into sections that are marked the day before by our "section leaders". Our team gets up bright and early on race morning to double check everything.

Combination of signs, cones, and tape. Each race has color coded mile markers. We receive great reviews on our trail marking.

Have any questions about the course? Email us:


water stops:

Plans for water stop locations are similar to last year, we will have water stops every three to four miles. Many will have food, water, and portos. Others will have water only.

Medical support will be strategically placed along the course with sweepers following behind.


Parking is available at the Battle Creek Rec Center, on the streets near the Rec Center and just around the corner at Battle Creek Elementary School.

Cancellation Policy

Race Modification and Cancellation in the Event of Severe Weather:

Urban Trail Series race organizers first priority is to ensure that all athletes participating in the events will be safe. The races may be cancelled or shortened in the case of severe weather including extreme heat and humidity, high winds and lightning.

We will utilize The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Heat and Humidity Guidelines for Races, as well as information from the National Weather Service to decide how the races will be managed in case of severe weather conditions.