This race has been taking place annually since 1997! Represent your state in this epic showdown! Starting in the Stillwater, Minnesota area and finishing in Hudson, Wisc., runners cross the I-94 bridge over the St. Croix river, and battle for the lead and the honor of bringing home the win for their state. Come for the spirit of friendly competition. Stay for the fun and atmosphere in Hudson after the race.
Date: August 12, 2023
Distances: Half, 10K, 5K
Course Maps HERE
Shuttles from Grandview Park begin at 5:45 a.m. race morning
last bus at 6:35 a.m. SHARP
Start Time: 7:00 a.m., all distances
August 11, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street, Stillwater
August 12, starting at 5:30 a.m. at Grandview Park, Hudson, WI
Need more information about this race like changing your distance, bag drop, shuttles to the starts? Look HERE.
Parking and shuttles to the start lines are provided from Grandview Park, 908 Carmichael Rd, Hudson. Packet pickup and shuttles to the start areas will only be provided from this location on race morning. Click the image for a larger/printable version of the map. NOTE: Parking at Prairie View Center shopping mall south of the park is for mall patrons ONLY.
After the race
After the race, continuous shuttle service will go from the finish line area in Lakefront Park, back to Grandview Park. Buses board on 1st St. close to the finish area in Lakefront Park. Shuttles to Grandview run throughout the morning. Spectators are free to park downtown.
For more details, see the Race Info page.
With a tip of our hat to the most played rivalry in NCAA Division I Football – The Axe between the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin – the Gopher to Badger Half Marathon is excited to announce the establishment of its own rivalry competition: “The Battle for the Hatchet”!
At registration, each participant will be asked to declare their loyalty to Minnesota or Wisconsin (or you can opt to stay neutral).
At race-end, the top five times for runners who have declared their loyalty to that state – male and female at each distance for the Half Marathon, 10K and 5K – will be combined to declare a team time. The state with the lowest combined time will be declared the winner at the race and announced at the finish line.
How much fun is that?
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