Urban Trail Marathon

Presented by: Endurance United

Marathon | Half Marathon | 10k | Relay

August 23rd, 2014


- Race #2 in the Urban Trail Series – Experience the beauty of the outdoors right in the middle of St. Paul.  Come explore the hidden network of trails crisscrossing the city.  Run along the mighty Mississippi and finish on our home course, the beautiful hills of Battle Creek Regional Park.  The elegance St. Paul’s urban skyline gives way to the simple beauty of being on a trail outdoors.  Join us on this race and let us show you the hidden nature found just past your door step.

Entry Fees

Register By
April 1, 2014
June 1, 2014
August 1, 2014
August 23, 2014
Half Marathon$45$55$65$75
Marathon Relay (8.7mi each)$125$130$140$145
18 & Under 10k or Half Marathon$25$25$25$25

Free with Entry

The first 400 runners to register will receive a free t-shirt.  Entry also includes post race food and beverages along with prizes and chip timing along with water stops and post race party.

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately Endurance United cannot refund entry fees.  In the event that the race is cancelled those fees will be reimbursed with vouchers for free entry into a different Endurance United event.

Pre-Race Bib Pickup

Packet pick-up is at the Endurance United headquarters: 2500 University Avenue West, Suite C8 Saint Paul, MN 55114. It will be 5pm – 9pm on Friday, August 22nd. There will be signs directing you where to go. Bib’s will include safety pins, chip timing on the back of the bib and T-shirts for the first 400 runners registered.

If you are registered as part of a relay you will each need to pick up your bibs separately.

Schedule of Events

Race Day


Prizes will be awarded to the overall male and female winners of the 5k, 10k and 3x5k as well as the top three from the following ages groups:

  • 11 and under
  • 12-16
  • 17-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

Course Description

Battle Creek and all of the park land just east of Downtown Saint Paul combine to be the Twin Cities premiere urban trail recreation area.  These race courses bring together scenic trails with urban vistas of Saint Paul and the mighty Mississippi River valley all while being in the Twin Cities’ backyard.  It’s hilly terrain will challenge even the best of you while its single track trails will inspire any nature enthusiast.  We hope you find these event courses as compelling and beautiful as we do.

Marathon Course

½ Marathon Course

10 Kilometer Course

Start Area

Just east of Lowertown in Saint Paul, near where the new Saint Paul Saints Stadium is being built, Map Link. 

Finish Area

At Battle Creek Recreation Center located at 75 South Winthrop Street, Saint Paul, MN 55119, Map Link 


Transportation to the start area will be your responsibility.  There will be a bus from the finish area back to the start area.  This will run throughout the day.  Relay teams must provide their own transportation to the different tag zones on the course.  These will be marked on the course map soon.


This is an amazing course for spectating!  There are many access points to connect with your athletes and there is great road access to many points on the course. Feed stations will often be great places to connect with the athletes.

Water Stop Information

Water Stop
Approximate Mile Marathon
Approximate Mile 1/2 Marathon
Approximate Mile 10k
Fish Hatchery Road Round
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Round 15.1n/an/ayes
Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary Round 26.5n/an/ano
Fish Hatchery Road Round 28.5n/an/ayes
Pt. Douglas Donut Round 1104.14.1no
Pt. Douglas Donut Round 213.4n/an/ayes
Battle Creek Rd16.875.3yes
Battke Creek Main Bend 117.98.3n/ano
Battle Creek Main Bend 218.49.4n/ayes
Battle Creek Main Bend 320.610.6n/ano
Dog Park Round 122.9n/an/ayes
Dog Park Round 225.3n/an/ano


Weather can be variable in Minnesota so come prepared.  Always bring extra layers.  We will still hold the race during rain but will cancel for lightning or other severe weather.


On street parking is available around the Battle Creek Rec Center and in the Rec Center parking lot.  Please be courteous to our neighbors.



2013 photos coming soon!


The St. Paul Urban Trail Marathon would not be possible without the help from these wonderful sponsors.  Click on their logos to go to their sites and let them know how great they are:


Interested in Sponsoring an Event?

If you are interested in a sponsorship opportunity please contact us at: events@enduranceunited.org.

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