St. Paul 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 is the Twin Cities premiere urban trail recreation area.  Combining  scenic trails with urban vistas Battle Creek retains all the beauty of the outdoors while be just in the Twin Cities’ backyard.  It’s hilly terrain will challenge even the toughest of runners while it’s single track trails will inspire any nature enthusiast.  We hope you find Battle Creek as compelling and beautiful as we do.

The course will be a single 5k loop marked with pin flags.  10k runners will do two laps.  The exchange zone and finish/lap lane are located adjacent to one another and the start zone will be in the normal stadium area (see the map below).

Marathon Course

½ Marathon Course

Start Area

Rice Park in downtown Saint Paul is the start area for all distances. Note, if you Google Rice Park, you may be directed to a Rice Park not in downtown St. Paul. To locate the correct Rice Park, see link below.

Click to view a map of the start area.

Finish Area



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.




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