Wisconsin > Kinni River Trout Trot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
River Falls, WI • Saturday, September 7, 2013 • Course Map
Set for its third annual running as summer is transitioning to fall here in this small western Wisconsin city along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River -- often called the Kinni River for short -- the Kinni River Trout Trot added the half marathon distance for the first time in 2011, after its first two years were run with 10K, 25K and 20-mile distances.
The 10K remains for 2012, but the 25K and 20-mile races have been replace with a half marathon and a 5K, all of which will start at the corner of Main and Elm Streets in downtown River Falls. From there, runners in each of the three races will follow point-to-point course that winds through the city and finishes in Glen Park, which lies on West Park Street, just west of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.
Along the way, this largely level course will be filled with rolling hills and flat stretches, and will be run on a combination of mostly paved roads through the city's downtown and residential neighborhoods, as well as some stretches of park trails through Hoffman Park and Glen Park. The only significant hills of the race occur between the mile 2 and 4 markers, as runners are heading through the trails that wind through Hoffman Park.
After runners make it through the park, most of the rest of the race is run on paved city streets and county roads just to the northwest of the city, with the exception of one last stretch of trail through Glen Park in the last three miles of the race. The scheduled starting time for the race is 7:30 AM, and proceeds from the race go to help the locally based Our Neighbor's Place homeless shelter pay off the remaining mortgage on its building.
About 160 runners crossed the finish line in all three races combined in 2012, including 43 finishers in the half marathon.
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the banks of the Kinnickinnic River in western Wisconsin, about 35 miles east of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., River Falls typically sees September temperatures that average between 47°F and 72°F, while rainfall totals average just under 3.3 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 7), the average low is 50°F and the average high is 75°F.
View the race route map for the Kinni River Trout Trot Half Marathon
$35 for the half marathon, if registered before September 3, 2013
$40 after Sept. 3
To reserve your spot in the late summer 2013 running of River Falls's Kinni River Trout Trot Half Marathon, 10K or 5K race, register online at Active.com.
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