Race Info – Frequently Asked Questions

Lift Bridge Road Race

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

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What are the entry fees for this race?

See the Race Pricing Schedule for current race pricing information.

Can I register for all this season's races at the same time?

Registration Details:

Interested in registering for more than one 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.

Why does my order say "Processing"?

“Processing” means your order is set and you’re ready for the event in the future. No worries; we’ve got you.

When will I get my bib number?

All registered participants will be sent an email Thursday before the race with your bib number and details about logistics, directions, etc. Watch for it and save info@runstillwater.com to help ensure it doesn’t end up in spam. If you do not receive it, you can look up your bib number at packet pickup. In the meantime, you can find all the information you may need on the race’s webpage HERE.

How can I change my race distance?

Changing Your Distance

You may change your distance at packet pickup. For guests moving to a longer distance, you’ll just pay the difference. There’s no charge for moving to a shorter distance. Just pick up your packet as usual and bring it to 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:

  • Gender-specific shirts NOTE: Will Call and In-person registrants receive their race shirts after the event at packet pick-up (if your size is available) or in the mail following the event.
  • Medals to all finishers
  • Personalized race bib up to 10 characters (Deadlines apply. See Pricing Schedule)
  • Pacers from Midwest Pacers (10 Mile race only)
  • Timing by Mtec Results (10 Mile, 10K, 5K)
  • Awards for top three finishers in each age group based on 10-year increments (mailed to winners after the event)
  • Staffed water stations to serve and cheer you on with water and Gatorade available
  • A free craft beer courtesy of Title-Sponsor Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
  • More…

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet Pick-up:

June 23, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street, Stillwater
June 24, starting at 5:45 a.m. at Lakeside Park, Bayport

NOTE: Runner-guests will receive an email in the days prior to the race with their bib number information. Remember this number. You will need it to pick up your packet.

Mail My Packet option: Register by the May 31 deadline and have the option of choosing to have your packet mailed to you in advance, including your shirt, bib and chip. (+$20).

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.

I paid to have my packet mailed. When can I expect it?

If you paid for the Mail-My-Packet option, you can expect your packet to arrive within two weeks of race day. See the Race Pricing Schedule for specific mailing date information.

I have a conflict. How do I get my money back, or give someone my bib number?

Registration for all Run Stillwater races is nontransferable and nonrefundable.

When are the start times?

Start Times: (Subject to change – refer to Lift Bridge webpage for current information)

5K: 7:00 a.m.
10K: 7:10 a.m.
10 Mile: 7:15 a.m.

Where can I park?


Bayport is located three miles south of Stillwater on the St. Croix River. There is ample parking at the park and in the surrounding area. See the directions tab for more information.

Will there be pacers at the event?

Pacers for the 10 Mile race:

Pacers are provided by Midwest Pacers for the 10-mile distance to help runners reach their race day goals.

Where will shuttles be for the 10K start?

Shuttles to the start will load along Maine Street adjacent to Lakeside Park in Bayport between 2nd Ave. S and Central Ave. Marshals will be there to help. See the main Lift Bridge webpage for shuttle start times and when the last bus will leave Lakeside Park.

Can I get dropped off at the start?

We strongly discourage getting dropped off or driving to start areas. For the safety of runners and race staff, please use the shuttle. If you live in the area of the start, you’re welcome to walk, of course. See course maps for start locations.

How will bag drop work?

We will have Bag Drop at the 10K start. Details are…

  • Bag drop will be available only for 10K runners
  • 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 10:00 a.m.
  • Run Stillwater, Inc. is not responsible for lost or damaged items left in Bag Drop

Where can I stay in Stillwater?

We recommend The Water Street Inn. Contact the Water Street Inn directly to book accommodations. There are also a number of other accommodations in the area. You may also check with Discover Stillwater for hospitality information around the area.

What if there is bad weather?

Weather Considerations:

We have direct contact with the National Weather Service in the Twin Cities and rely on their forecasts in making weather decisions regarding the race.

Runner safety is our number one priority. The race will occur rain or shine.

In the event that there is lightning in the race area, we will delay the race until no lightning strikes have occurred in the race area for 30 minutes and until there is no lightning forecast to be in the race area during the time period the race would occur.

If the National Weather Service forecasts that there will be a lightning risk in the race area during the scheduled race period the race will be canceled in the interest of runner safety.

There will be over 65 course marshals and public safety officers stationed around the course to guide runners in good weather and bad.

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

Post Race Information:

For the fastest access to race results, go to www.mtecresults.com

We will not hold an awards ceremony after the race. Top three finishers in each age category will receive awards.  Top three finishers in each age category will receive awards in the mail after the event.

Where can I find course maps?

Course Information:

Course maps are available on the Course Maps page.

Are the courses certified?

USA Track & Field (USATF) course certification numbers:
10 Mile: MN17017RR
10K: MN17018RR
5K : MN18021RR

NOTE: Runners are responsible for knowing the course.

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; in-line skates; or pets.
  • The following are allowed with prior approval from race staff: runner escorts for parasports athletes, adapted wheel chairs, jogging strollers, certified service animals.
  • Headphones and earbuds are permitted, but runners are strongly encouraged to use only one ear bud and turn the volume down so you are alert to traffic and 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.