Bluff Tuff Half Marathon

8.26.17

13.1mi | 10km | NEW: Kid's Fun Run

Are you Bluff Tuff?????

The perfect blend of trail and city in the Twin Cities' premier trail half. This race begins at the trails of Battle Creek Regional Park, winds it's way down to the Mississippi, climbs the bluffs and showcases beautiful vistas of the capital city. The course consists of nearly all dirt/grassy trail. Expect hills (some steep), woods, prairie and the best volunteers in the business. Ditch the loops around the lakes and see what St. Paul has to offer! Food and drinks await you at the finish line. Beer provided to those of age by Flat Earth Brewing.

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

Looking for the Saint Paul Trail Marathon? This event is taking it's place in 2017. We feel this route is our best, and we are committing everything towards the best experience for our runners.


PRICING

13.1 Miles 10km
Early Bird thru April 9 $60 $35
Standard, April 9 - July 31 $70 $40
Pre-Race, Aug 1 - Aug 24 $75 $45
Race Day, Aug 26 $80 $50

The Kid's Fun Run is Free! Please register fun run participants online and agree to signing the waiver through zapevent below.

What's included?

All participants will receive a custom Bluff Tuff t-shirt (mock up coming soon!) and a beverage of choice from Flat Earth Brewing at our finish line!

We will be using our new Bluff Tuff logo:

 
 

Note: The first shirt order will be placed on July 21st. Register before the 21st to ensure we have a shirt for you on the finish line.

Thank you to Flat Earth Brewing for partnering with us!

 
 

REGISTRATION

Online registration open now through 8.24.17

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. If you would like to transfer your registration to a future Urban Trail Series Event, we will do our best to accommodate.

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 8/16/16.


schedule

Wed 8/23: Bib Pickup @ Marathon Sports 5pm-8pm

2312 W 50th St, Minneapolis, MN 55410

Fri 8/25: Bib Pickup @ Battle Creek (Start Line) 5pm-8pm

75 Winthrop St S, St Paul, MN 55119

Sat 8/26: Race Day

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

9:15AM: Half Marathon Start

10:15AM: 10k Start

11:00AM: Kid's Fun Run, 1.2 mile and .8 mile courses


Course Map

Half Marathon Course. Blue is the course out to the "far point". The purple shows the return route from the "far point". The start and finish are both located near the Battle Creek Rec Center. See the two maps below for the out route and the return route isolated.

Half Marathon Course. Blue is the course out to the "far point". The purple shows the return route from the "far point". The start and finish are both located near the Battle Creek Rec Center. See the two maps below for the out route and the return route isolated.


BLUFF TUFF 10k COURSE:

Bluff Tuff 10k Course. The Blue represents the "out" route, the purple shows the "return" route. 

Bluff Tuff 10k Course. The Blue represents the "out" route, the purple shows the "return" route. 

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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 8 sections that are marked the day before by our "section leaders". Our team gets up super early on race morning to double check everything.

The course is marked by a combination of signs, cones, and construction tape. Each race has color coded signs and mile markers. Last year we had great reports on our trail marking.

Have any questions about the course? Email us: info@enduranceunited.org

 

water stops:

With the changes in the course map, we are finalizing plans for water stop locations. 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.

A full list of water stops and their locations is coming shortly!


Parking:

With the changes to our course, both the half marathon and the 10k are running on large loops in Battle Creek, starting and finishing at the same location near the Battle Creek Rec Center.

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:

Bluff Tuff Half 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 half-marathon and 10K races will be managed in case of severe weather conditions. 

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS COMING SOON!