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Race Day Information
Bib & Shirt Pick-Up: 10/18 - 10/25
Anoka Clothing Company
112 East Main St. Anoka, MN 

Race Day: Saturday
, October 26th
*There is no race day bib pick up with out purchasing will call. Purchase here.
*Please read and understand the race day rules
schedule

11:00am - Help Desk Opens
12:45pm 5K Run/ Walk Starts

 
Important Race Day Info
  1. The race starts at 12:45 sharp

  2. Get into Anoka early.  The city will start shutting down roads into town before noon.  

  3. Understand the parking tips below.  Parking is very challenging in Anoka on this day. Don't be surprised if you need to park a mile+ away from the start. To compound matters, the construction on Hwy 10 will slow things down. Another reason to get an early start! 

  4. To enter the Costume Contest, locate a Volunteer with a sign that says Costume Contest at the start. They will take your picture and you will be entered.  Make sure your race number is visible.  They will be near the Main Mauer lot across from the Legion. 

  5. Have a Great Run! 

TIPS TO AVOID THE PARKING NIGHTMARE!
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MINIMUM PACE REQUIREMENT
DONT GET CAUGHT BY THE GRAY GHOST! 

Because runners are the first part of the parade, we are expected to move swiftly ahead of the parade itself.  Meanwhile in the neighborhoods of Anoka we need to clear the streets as soon as quickly as we reasonably can.  To remind runners of this there will be 2 people carrying the Gray Ghost sign and if you get caught, you either need to speed up or remove yourself from the roadway. 

Watch video below.

COURSE 
START AREA 
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  • What are the costume contest details?
    The costume contest categories will be the following. To enter find a volunteer near the start and get your picture taken. Make sure your bib is visible. Costume contest categories: Best Group Costume Best Couple Costume Best Kid Costume
  • Can I bring my pet on the race course?
    Fido will have to sit this on out. Animals are not allowed on the race course for their safety and the safety of other participants.
  • Are strollers allowed on the course?
    Yes, strollers are allowed. We ask anyone with a stroller to go to the back of the start line for their safety when the race starts.
  • If I can't make it to the race, can I get a refund?
    There is a no refund policy. You can still pick up your shirt prior to the race at the Anoka Clothing Company.
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