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Minnesota > Lace Up Against Breast Cancer Half Marathon & 5K
Rochester, MN  •  Sunday, February 9, 2014  •  Course Map


Come out for a fast and mostly flat half marathon race that will help raise money and awareness of the disease at the Lace Up Against Breast Cancer Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, which takes participants through the streets of downtown Rochester and along the trails of two of its most scenic city parks.

The race, which raises funds for Rochester's local Donna Hicken Foundation and the Mayo Clinic, also includes a 5K for runners and walkers. More than 400 runners crossed the finish line in the half marathon and 5K races combined in 2012.

The race is run entirely on paved surfaces and has only a few hills. From the starting line at Bear Creek Park, runners follow an out-and-back course that runs north along the trail that runs alongside the Zumbro River up to Silver Lake Park, where runners make two loops around the lake before heading back south along the river to the second turnaround, this time in the park south of Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

Race Weather & Climate

Like pretty much everywhere in Minnesota, the city of Rochester is cooooold in the wintertime, as weather conditions warrant the region's name as the "nation's icebox." In February, precipitation amounts (usually snow or other frozen precipitation) can be quite heavy, with plenty of snow.

February Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 11°F Low: 8°F Rain: 0.75 in.
High: 26°F High: 24°F Snow: 7.8 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Lace Up Against Breast Cancer Half Marathon

Starting Time

9:30 AM - half marathon
10:00 AM - 5K


$45 for the individual half marathon for early registrations
$60 for the 2-person half marathon relay, for early registrations


To reserve your spot in the late winter 2014 running of Rochester's Lace Up Against Breast Cancer Half Marathon or 5K Run/Walk, register online at Active.com.

Official Race Website


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