Get ready for a weekend of hog-wild fun! Here are details on everything you need for a successful weekend:
6:30 PM – Annual Hog Dog Jog & Yappy Hour | Camp Hog, Wild Hog parking lot, 4401 S Washington St
10:00 AM to 7:00 PM – SCHEELS Health & Fitness Expo | 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 – Red River Valley Potatoes for Performance | Camp Hog, 4401 S Washington St
6:00 PM – Crary Real Estate Family Fun Run
6:30 PM – Alerus 5K Start
6:00 AM to 2:00 PM – Shuttle service starts from SCHEELS parking lot, Columbia Mall – Departs approximately every 15 minutes
6:00 AM to 7:30 AM – Limited packet pick-up at Camp Hog
6:30 AM – Race Morning Warm-Up Area Open | ICON Arena, south of Choice Health & Fitness
6:30 AM to 7:30 AM – Warm-up with Choice Health & Fitness trainers | At the ICON Arena
6:45 AM – Last shuttle departing Columbia Mall parking to start line with guaranteed arrival for the Full Marathon and Full Marathon Relays
7:00 AM – National Anthems & pre-race announcements
7:15 AM – Wild Hog Marathon and Cirrus Marathon Relay start
7:30 AM – Marathon Relay shuttle bus departs from 46th Avenue, next to Bully Brew
7:30 AM – Last shuttle departing Columbia Mall parking to start line with guaranteed arrival for the Half Marathon, Half Marathon Relays & 10K
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, Cirrus Half Marathon Relay and Stray Media Group 10K start
10:30 AM – Awards | Stray Media Group 10K
11:00 AM – Awards | Greater Grand Forks & Visitors Bureau Half Marathon
11:30 AM – Awards | Wild Hog Marathon
2:00 PM – Last Return Shuttle | To SCHEELS at Columbia Mall parking lot
Packet Pick-Up – From 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM at the SCHEELS Health & Fitness Expo at Choice Health & Fitness facility located at 4401 11th St. S, just east of the Wild Hog on South Washington St.
We will accept registration on Friday only, for the 5K until 5:45 PM and for Saturday’s races until 7 PM. No race registration is available Saturday morning; only pre-registration packet pick-up from 6:00AM to 7:30AM. Anyone can pick up a race participant’s bib and swag, they will be required to show a photo ID and sign a packet pick-up waiver.
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.
Saturday, September 28th, 2019 – Buses leave SW parking lot of Columbia Mall outside of SCHEELS 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 2:00 PM – Shuttle service is available to participants on an as needed basis approximately every 20-30 minutes
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:
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 4-person FULL Marathon Relays will depart at 7:30 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 and 2-person FULL Marathon Relay departs at 7:45 am and will depart Camp Hog at the corner of 46th Ave and 11th St., look for the sign!