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Minnesota > Rochester Half Marathon & 5K
Rochester, MN



Saturday, August 27, 2011

Event Details

One of three half marathon running events that take place in this city just to the south of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, the Rochester Half Marathon & 5K takes runners from the downtown area Holiday Inn on an out-and-back course along the Bear Creek Trail, a trail for bikers, walkers and hikers that traverses through parks and developed areas along the creek of the same name.

The race takes runners over a combination of paved city streets, running through neighborhoods and downtown districts, and country roads on the outskirts of the city as well as the trails through the parklands of the Bear Creek Trail and South Fork Zumbro Trail sections, which follow Rochester's stretch of the Zumbro River.

This year (the 2011 running of the race) will mark the event's 27th anniversary as one of the Rochester Track Club's signature events. The event drew more than 620 participants for its 2010 running, and organizers expect even more for this year's race, which also goes by the name of the Holiday Inn Half Marathon (as it starts near the Holiday Inn downtown, on 3rd Street and South Broadway).

Race Weather & Climate

Weather conditions in the late weeks of summer tend to be moderately warm to mild and pleasant in the Rochester area, as August temperatures average between 78°F and 58°F. The city also sees an average of about 4.33 inches of rainfall during August, making it the city's second-wettest month of the year on average.




To reserve your spot in the summer 2011 running of Minnesota's Rochester Half Marathon & 5K, register online at the event website



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