Get ready for a weekend of hog-wild fun! Here are details on everything you need for a successful weekend:
6:30 PM – Second Annual Hog Dog Jog
6:30 PM to 12:00 AM – ‘Sit, stay’ for Yappy Hour after the race
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM – SCHEELS Health & Fitness Expo at Choice Health & Fitness (4401 S 11th St)
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM – Packet pick-up at Expo
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM – Cirrus Aircraft Pasta Party at Camp Hog tent near the Wild Hog Cantina (4401 S Washington St)
6:00 PM – Crary Real Estate Family Fun Run & Mascot Race
6:30 PM – Alerus 5K Start
4:30 PM to 12:00 AM – Celebration Tent open
6:00 AM – Shuttle service starts from SCHEELS parking lot, Columbia Mall
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM – Limited packet pick-up at Camp Hog
6:30 AM – ICON Arena opens for indoor warm area
6:45 AM – Marathon Relay shuttle bus departs from 46th Avenue, next to Bully Brew
7:00 AM to 7:45 AM – Choice Health & Fitness trainers are available to warm-up participants at the ICON Arena
7:00 AM to 1:30 PM – Bag drop at Camp Hog
7:00 AM – National Anthems & pre-race announcements
7:15 AM – Wild Hog Marathon and Cirrus Marathon Relay start
7:45 AM – Half Marathon Relay shuttle bus departs from 46th Avenue, next to Bully Brew
8:00 AM – Greater Grand Forks CVB Half Marathon and Cirrus Half Marathon Relay start
8:00 AM – Stray Media Group 10K start
8:30 AM to 1:30 PM – Choice Health & Fitness trainers are available to help participants cool-down and stretch at the ICON Arena
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM – Return shuttles to SCHEELS parking lot, Columbia Mall
10:00 AM to 1:00 AM – Celebration Tent open
10:30 AM – 10K Awards
11:00 AM – Half Marathon Awards
11:30 AM – Marathon Awards
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM – Shuttle service is available to participants on an as needed basis approximately every half hour
Parking is extremely limited around Camp Hog, so we do ask that you take a shuttle bus from the SW side of the Columbia Mall parking lot near SCHEELS. If you do drive out to the Camp Hog area, there will be limited parking around the ICON Arena, along some streets south and east of there, and in the Altru Professional Center lots, but this location requires extreme caution while crossing a very busy street.
Saturday, September 29th, 2018 – Buses leave SW parking lot of Columbia Mall starting at 6:00 AM and continue approximately every 15 minutes to take runners to Start/Finish Area.
6:00 AM – Bus #1 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
6:15 AM – Bus #2 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
6:30 AM – Bus #1 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
6:45 AM* – Bus #2 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
*This is the LAST SHUTTLE to guarantee arrival for FULL MARATHON and FULL MARATHON RELAY participants.
7:00 AM – Bus #2 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
7:15 AM – Bus #1 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
7:30 AM* – Bus #2 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area
*This is the LAST SHUTTLE to guarantee arrival for HALF MARATHON, HALF MARATHON RELAY & 10K participants.
7:45 AM – Bus #1 leaves SW parking lot of Columbia Mall for starting area (if necessary for spectators)
9:30 AM to 2:30 PM – Shuttle service is available to participants on an as needed basis approximately every half hour
Packet Pick-Up – SCHEELS Health & Fitness Expo at Choice Health & Fitness facility located at 4401 11th St. S, just east of the Wild Hog Cantina on South Washington St. We will accept registration for all races not filled to capacity up until 30 minutes prior to the race start on Friday only. Anyone can pick up a race participants bib and swag, they will be required to show a photo ID and sign a packet pick-up waiver.
Bibs – Race bib must be worn on the front of your body above your knees and below your shoulders, unless you are a relay participant. There is a timing chip on the back of your bib that will be disabled if removed, crinkled, or bent, so please handle your timing chip race bib with care.
Bag Drop at Camp Hog, you are responsible for bringing your own bag. Your bib has a race number tag that you can tear off and attach to your bag. Any clothes left in the starting chute or along the route will be donated to the Northlands Rescue Mission.
Pacers provided by See Dick Run:
2:00 Barb & Ben
4:00 Nathan & Seigo
6:00 Randy (Sweeper – follows course closure rules)
Showers are available Saturday after the race in Choice Health & Fitness. Bring your own towel and present your race bib at Choice Health & Fitness for entry into the facility.
The free drink ticket from the bottom of your bib number can be redeemed after the race in the Celebration Tent, courtesy of McKinnon Co. (must be 21 or older and present photo ID – soda is available for participants under 21).
The shuttle for the 2-person and 4-person FULL Marathon Relays will depart at 6:45 am from the Relay Shuttle Stop on 46th Ave S and 11th St. near Bully Brew and the portable toilets. Look for the sign! The shuttle for 2-person and 3-person HALF Marathon Relays departs at 7:45 am and will depart Camp Hog at the corner of 46th Ave and 11th St., look for the sign!
Relay Teams – check our News page for additional correspondence about shuttles and drop off points!