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The 1st annual Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon weekend kicks off on Friday October 11, 2013 at the Sanford Center in Bemidji, Minnesota with a 5k run/walk, kids' race, and expo free to the public. Half marathon and full marathon on Saturday October 12.
This race will be on one of the most beautiful courses anywhere during the fall colors. Come see what “Minnesota Nice” means in the heart of Northern Minnesota as this fast, all-paved, marathon takes you on a tour of the First City on the Mississippi River.
The full marathon crosses the Mississippi River four times in three different spots while encircling the quiet waters of Lake Irving and the fishing hot-spots of Lake Bemidji. Starting and finishing at the Sanford Center, the marathon takes you through the parks of Bemidji, down one of the nation’s "Top Ten rail-to-trail conversions," the Paul Bunyan State Trail, through the campus of Bemidji State University, and past what WCCO viewers call, “Minnesota’s Best Roadside Attraction" the legendary Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.
The Bemidji Blue Ox Marathon will be as grand as the legendary Blue Ox itself.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00a - 12:00p Expo Vendor Setup
12:00p - 8:00p Blue Ox Marathon Expo (inside Gate 4)
12:00p - 8:00p Packet Pickup & Volunteer Check-In
12:00p - 4:00p 1K Kids Run & 5K Run Registration
2:30p - 7:00p Speakers and Presenters
4:30p Start 1K Kids Fun Run (outside Gate 4)
5:00p Start 5K Run/Walk (outside Gate 4)
5:45p 5K Run /Walk Awards
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
7:00a Sanford Center Open
7:30a - 8:30a Last Minute Packet Pickup
9:00a START of Marathon (outside Gate 1)
9:20a START of Half Marathon (outside Gate 1)
12:30p Half Marathon Awards
1:30p Marathon Awards Ceremony
Thanks for Living the Legend, Blue Ox Marathon 2013!!!