Welcome to the Inaugural Xenia Avenue Marathon & Half-Marathon.  If you’re looking for a low key, certified, flat and fast marathon or half-marathon to check off the letter X on your way to completing the alphabet, then look no further.

Our event is co-sponsored by the Champlin Park High School Cross Country Running Booster Club and all profits from the event will go to the booster club to help our high school and middle school cross country runners.  Examples of the items that the Booser Club provides to the runners include funding for buses to the Luther College Invitiational Meet and The Swain Cross Country Invitational, race meet shelters, team shorts and singlets, summer mileage awards.

Event Details:

When: Sunday July 19, 2020

Start Time: Both races begin at 7:00 a.m.

Parking is available at: Champlin Park High School – 6025 109th Avenue North, Champlin, MN 55316

Race start is across the street at Orchard Trail Park

Packet Pick-up:

Packet Pickup will be available Saturday afternoon at a time TBD; race day packet pickup will be available beginning at 5:30 a.m. at Orchard Trail Park.

Prices are as follows:

Date:                                                             Marathon:                                   Half-Marathon

Now to April 30, 2020 –                                $100.00                                          $80.00

May 1 to May 31, 2020 –                              $110.00                                          $90.00

June 1 to June 30, 2020 –                            $120.00                                         $100.00

July 1 to July 12, 2020 –                               $130.00                                         $110.00

All runners will receive a soft polyester shirt and finisher’s medal.  There will be awards for the top 3 over male and female runners in each event.

Course Description:

The Marathon is a Multiple Loop and out-and-back course.  The course begins at Orchard Trail Park.  From the start the course heads south along the scenic Rush Creek Corridor Trail and heads to a local neighborhood.  The course then enters the local neighborhood for roughly a 1 mile loop, traversing Xenia Avenue along the way.  The course then reenters the Rush Creek Corridor Trail and heads back to Orchard Trail Park.  After looping around Orchard Trail Park, the course head south again to the Rush Creek Corridor Trail and then heads east for roughly 1 mile, before turning around and heading back to Orchard Trail Park.  After looping around Orchard Trail Park, the course heads south again for four of the following loops.  You will run west along the Rush Creek Trail until almost reaching Winnetka Avenue.  You will then turn around and head east until you reach the Target Trail and head through Oak Grove Park, looping around and then returning to Orchard Trail Park.

The Half Marathon is a Multiple Loop and out-and-back course.  The course begins at Orchard Trail Park.  From the start the course heads south along the scenic Rush Creek Corridor Trail and heads to a local neighborhood.  The course then enters the local neighborhood for roughly a 1 mile loop, traversing Xenia Avenue along the way.  The course then reenters the Rush Creek Corridor Trail and heads back to Orchard Trail Park.  After looping around Orchard Trail Park, the course heads south again for two of the following loops.  You will run west along the Rush Creek Trail until almost reaching Winnetka Avenue.  You will then turn around and head east until you reach the Target Trail and head through Oak Grove Park, looping around and then returning to Orchard Trail Park.

Both courses will be USATF Certified.  Once certified the course certification numbers will be listed here.

You can find a copy of the proposed marathon course here here :

Registration

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