Welcome to the 3rd Annual Xenia (pronounced  ZEE-Knee-Uh) 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 net proceeds 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 race meets, race meet shelters, team shorts and singlets, summer mileage awards.

Event Details:

When: Saturday July 23, 2022

Start Time: Both races begin at 6:30 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

There is an 8-Hour Time Limit.

Packet Pick-up:

Packet Pickup will be available Friday afternoon (July 22, 2022) from 4-6 p.m. at Orchard Trail Park; 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 May 31, 2022 –                              $100.00                                          $80.00

June 1 to June 30, 2022 –                            $110.00                                         $90.00

July 1 to July 12, 2022 –                               $120.00                                         $100.00

All runners will receive a soft cotton/polyester shirt and finisher’s medal who register by June 30, 2022.  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 heads south again to the Rush Creek Corridor Trail and then heads west for the first of 5 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 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 are USATF Certified.  Their course certifications numbers are:  MN20003RR – Half Marathon; MN20004RR – Full Marathon.

The USATF Certificates for each race, including the course maps, can be found here:  Full Marathon; Half-Marathon

Safety Protocols:  UPDATED APRIL 26, 2022

Below is a list of steps we are taking to ensure your safety.  They are as follows:

  1. We will have bottled water available at two spots along the course that runners will run by a total of 10 times (for the full; 5 times for the half).  We will also have Gatorade or Powerade in cups.  Runners will help themselves to the water/Gatorade.  Because the bottles will be 1 half-liter (16.9 oz) we will ask runners to carry the bottle with them and drink it fully, before discarding.
  2. The start/finish area will be about 100 meters from a covered pavilion where runners will be able to keep their belongings. We will have two volunteers there to ensure the belongings are secure.  The Pavilion is adjacent to the course, so runners will be able to keep food or gels there if they don’t want to carry those items with them.

Bib Protocol:

It will be mandatory that bibs be worn on the front of your body, most likely at your waist/stomach. We will have chip timing which requires the bib to be worn and visible on the front. Related to that, there will be video being taken on various parts of the course and we will have volunteers at the turn around and at a few other locations tracking bibs to ensure all runners complete the full distance for their race.

Race Hotel:

We have partnered with the Home2Suites by Hilton to get runners a discounted hotel rate.  There is no minimum stay requirement. Please find that information below.

You can reach the hotel directly by calling: 763.567.7990

Mention that you are with the Xenia Avenue Marathon & Half-Marathon and you will receive the rate of $139/night.  They have said they can accommodate a late check out of 3 p.m. giving you plenty of time to finish your race, return to the hotel, shower and head home.

The race hotel is located at:

9490 West Broadway Avenue, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Registration

You can register via our on-line payment system here:

Also please see our terms and conditions.