Race Info

Here is everything you need to know. If it’s not here, just ask us. We’ll get back to you in a flash. Contact us at info@runstillwater.com.

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What are the entry fees for the races?

Stillwater Boom Site Log Run
2018 Pricing Schedule

Opening Evant: November 15-17, 2017

  • 10 Mile = $42
  • 12K = $37
  • 5K = $32

November 18, 2017 – April 15, 2018

  • 10 Mile = $47
  • 12K = $42
  • 5K = $37

April 16 – June 30, 2018

  • 10 Mile = $52
  • 12K = $47
  • 5K = $42

July 1 – September 19, 2018

  • 10 Mile = $57
  • 12K = $52
  • 5K = $47

September 21 – September 22, 2018
In Person Registration Only

  • 10M = $62
  • 12K = $57
  • 5K  =  $52

Personalized bib deadline:
August 22, 2018

Select Packet mailing deadline:
August 29, 2018

Packets mailed:
on or before – September 10, 2018

Can I register for all 2018 races at the same time?

Registration Details:

Interested in registering for more than one 2018 Run Stillwater event at the same time? The registration system lets you do just that. Watch for that option within the registration process.

Can I register more than one person in the same registration?

Only one person may register at a time because we need to ensure we have all the correct safety information and a separate waiver for each race participant. 

How can I change my race distance?

Changing Your Distance

Injured or feeling so fit you want to run further? You may change your distance at packet pickup. For guests moving to a longer distance you’ll just pay the difference. There’s not charge for moving to a shorter distance. Just pick up your packet as usual and bring it too the In-Person/Changes table to make the switch.

What if I'm a slow runner? May I walk the course?

Slow runners and walkers are welcome provided you maintain progress on the course and do not deviate from the course. Stopping is not allowed for any other reason except a medical condition, hydration and/or to use the restroom, and will mean disqualification from the race and the possibility that race support will no longer be available.

What do runners receive?

Runners Receive:

  • Long-sleeved, cotton race T-Shirt (in-person/race day registrants receive shirts post-race in the mail)
  • Medals to all finishers
  • Personalized race bib up to 10 characters (to pre-registrants through 8/22/18, 11:59:59 p.m.)
  • Personalized awards for top three finishers in each age group based on 10-year increments
  • Timing by Mtec Results (10 Mile, 12K, 5K)
  • Staffed water stations to serve and cheer you on
  • Finish line food and beverage
  • Brunch Buffet discount at the Water Street Inn
  • A free beer!
  • … and more

How will bag drop work?

We will have Bag Drop at each start. Details are…

  • All Bag Drop items must be in a bag
  • Bags provided at each start are clear and 15″ x 18″
  • Race bibs will have a tear-off tag with your bib number to be used for Bag Drop
  • Your race bib and Bag Drop tag must match to pick up your items
  • Bag Drop pick-up will be staffed at the finish area until 11:30 a.m.
  • Run Stillwater, Inc. is not responsible for lost or damaged items left in Bag Drop

Will there be pacers at the event?

Pacers for the Half Marathon:

The 2018 Stillwater Boom Site Log Run will have pacers, provided by Minnesota Pacers, for all 10 mile participants to help runners reach their race day goals.

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet pick-up Friday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Race day (Sept. 22), 6 a.m.

Location: Water Street Inn Ballroom, 101 Water Street S., Stillwater

The Water Street Inn is our official race headquarters hotel, welcoming runners before and after the race. On race morning, results will be posted at the hotel and a breakfast buffet will be available with special pricing for participants.

Can I pick up someone else's packet?

Picking Up Someone Else’s Packet

You may pick up another runner’s packet. Pleases confirm that you have agreed to do this in advance so there is no confusion with volunteers at packet pick-up.

Where can I stay in Stillwater?

We recommend The Water Street Inn. Contact the Water Street Inn directly to book accommodations.

Where can I park?


Runners are encouraged to carpool to downtown Stillwater. Parking is available in various locations throughout downtown. Follow this link for parking information. A downloadable map of the downtown Stillwater area with recommended parking locations will be available prior to the race.

May I drive myself or get dropped off at the start?

Shuttles to/from the Finish and Downtown Stillwater for SPECTATORS and RUNNERS:

The finish area will be serviced continuously by shuttle buses beginning at approximately 7:40 am. Spectators may find buses on Water Street between Myrtle Street and Mulberry Street. The ride from downtown Stillwater is a short 6-7 minutes to the Boom Site and will bring our runner-guests and fans back to Stillwater and the headquarters at the Water Street Inn after the race. There is positively NO parking available at Boom Site Park or along the adjacent highway.

When are the start times?

Start Time:

8 a.m. for all races. Course details are visible in the course maps. See tabs on the website.

The finish line is at the Boom Site Park three miles north of Stillwater on Hwy 95. The first 5K runners will cross the finish around 8:17 to 8:20. 12K runners are expected around 8:40 on, and 10 Milers will arrive after 9:00 a.m.

What if there is bad weather?

Weather Considerations:

The race will occur rain or shine. Runner safety is our number one priority. We have over 65 course marshals and public safety officers stationed around the course to help runners in good weather and bad. In the event of lightening in the area, we will delay until there are no lightening strikes for 30 minutes, which is the national standard for these conditions. We have direct contacts with the national weather service in the Twin Cities and area meteorologists to track conditions.

What happens after the race? Is there an award ceremony?

Post Race Information:

Race results will be posted and updated regularly at the Water Street Inn; our race headquarters.

Celebrate your victory with breakfast at the Water Street Inn. Come to relax and refuel after a great race!

No award ceremony will take place. Race results will be posted at the Water Street Inn. For the fastest results, go to www.mtecresults.com. Top three finishers in each age category will receive awards, which will be personalized and mailed after the event.

Where can I find course maps?

Course Information:

Course maps: 2018 course maps are available on the Course Maps page.

Are the courses certified?

Course certification numbers:

Half – MN14016RR

10K – MN17007RR

5K – MN14015RR

Can I run with my music, a stroller, my dog?

Safety and Rules of the Road:

For the safety of all runners and walkers, the following are NOT allowed on the course: Unregistered participants (including family, friends, or pacers); bicycles; strollers; in-line skates; or pets of any kind. Headphones are permitted, but runners are strongly encouraged to use only one ear bud and turn the volume down so you are able to follow instructions from race officials. The race courses are not 100 percent closed to traffic so we ask that you be aware of your surroundings at all times.

What is the Run Stillwater, Inc. return and privacy policy?

Return/Refund and Privacy Policy

All Run Stillwater, Inc. races occur rain or shine, fees are not refundable and race numbers and timing chips are not transferable. For details regarding the Run Stillwater, Inc. privacy policy, click here.