General Information

Last Minute Information

Course Information




We Walk! Course


The course for the We Walk! Marathon, Half Marathon & 50 km

will be on the Dakota Rail Trail


Aid Stations & Bathrooms

Aid stations will be open along the course every several miles. Locations will be annouced later.


The Details

Please see the Carver County Parks western section brochure for an overview. See also the eastern section map at the Three Rivers Park District.


The Dakota Rail Regional Trail is a 10 foot (3 meter) wide asphalt trail built on a no longer used railroad right-of-way. The trail surface is in good condition, providing a smooth walking surface.

You may encounter other users, such as bicyclists, walkers, or runners, on the trail during the event. Please be considerate of the other trail users and give way as warranted by the circumstances. As a shared use event on the trail we want to earn a community reputation for polite and friendly participants.


Because it is built on an old railroad right-of-way, there are no steep hills. A course elevation map will be posted.


There is no camber (side to side slope), making the course easier on the ankles.



50km Walkers

Since you start and finish with the marathoners, somewhere we have to make you walk an additional 7805.012 meters. You will make a turn back on the course for the additional distance just before the marathon finish line.


If you decide to not walk the additional distance to make 50km, that is fine. Just tell the people at the finish line that you did not take the 50km loop. We will change your event.


Course Certification


Course Distance certifications will be posted here. The races will be USATF certified.