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?

2022 Lift Bridge Road Race Pricing Schedule

Opening Day: January 3 – 5, 2022

  • 10M = $55
  • 10K = $50
  • 5K = $40

January 6 – 31, 2022

  • 10M = $60
  • 10K = $55
  • 5K = $45

February 1 – 28, 2022

  • 10M = $65
  • 10K = $60
  • 5K = $50

March 1 – June 22, 2022

  • 10M = $70
  • 10K = $65
  • 5K = $55

June 24 – 25, 2022 – In Person Registration Only

  • 10M = $77
  • 10K = $72
  • 5K = $62

Personalized bib deadline:
11:59 p.m. – May 31, 2022

Mail-My-Packet sign-up deadline:
11:59 p.m. – May 31, 2022

Packets mailed:
on or before June 13, 2022

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. 

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 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 tech shirt NOTE: In-person registrants may 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)
  • Personalized awards for top three finishers in each age group based on 10-year increments
  • Pacers from Midwest Pacers (10 Mile race only)
  • Timing by Mtec Results (10 Mile, 10K, 5K)
  • Staffed water stations to serve and cheer you on
  • A free draft beer courtesy of Lift Bridge Brewing Co.
  • More…

When and where is packet pick-up?

Packet Pick-up:

June 24, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., Water Street Inn, 101 Water Street, Stillwater
June 25, 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 May 31 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.

When are the start times?

Start Time:

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 Half Marathon:

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 10K 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. Buses will begin at 6:00 a.m. with the last bus leaving at 6:55 SHARP.

Can I get dropped off at the start?

We strongly discourage getting dropped off or driving to the start area for the 10K. 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. The start area is on Overlook Court in Lakeland Township.

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 hold an awards ceremony after the race. Top three finishers in each age category will receive awards. Watch for location information in race communications prior to the race. 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 are available on the Course Maps page.

Are the courses certified?

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; strollers not equipped for running; in-line skates; or pets of any kind (certified service animals must be previously cleared by race staff.) 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.

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.