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Traveling by Air? - Fly into MSP (Minneapolis / St Paul), then rent a car and drive to St Joseph. Follow I494 west from the airport to I94, then take I94 west. St Joseph is exit 160; about 1.5 hours from the airport under non-rush hour conditions.

 

 

To Lake Wobegon Trailhead in St Joseph - the Bus Pickup Point, Saturday Morning Packet Pickup, Parking, and the Finish Line near the Lake Wobegon Trailhead in St Joseph. This is just north of the white water tower.

From I94 - Take exit 160 St Joseph. Turn north onto County 2 towards St Joseph. Turn right (east) on 75 E. Turn left (north) at the first traffic light, College Ave N. The white water tower is on your right a little ways past the stop light. The trailhead building is just north of the white water tower. Please follow the directions to parking.


 

To Race Day Parking

When you come to the Lake Wobegon Trailhead in St Joseph, there are two large parking lots available, one at the base of the white water tower, and one due east of the trailhead building. If both of those lots are filled, there is on street parking to the east of the trail head building and to the south of the white water tower. Please do not park in the Resurrection Lutheran Church parking lot.

 

To get to the parking lot by the white water tower from College Ave, turn east on Elm St (the road just south of the white water tower), drive to the end, then make 2 left turns.

 

To get to the parking lot east of the trailhead building, take College Ave north past the Lake Wobegon Trail, continue past the Lutheran church, turn right on 1st Ave NE, and follow it south until you have to turn right into the trailhead building parking lot.

 

To the Bus Pickup Point

The Bus Pickup Point is in the parking lot of the Resurrection Lutheran Church, just north of the Lake Wobegon trailhead in St Joseph. Please do not park in the Resurrection Lutheran Church parking lot. Please follow the directions to parking.

 

To Saturday Morning Packet Pickup

Saturday Morning Packet Pickup is in the Lake Wobegon trailhead in St Joseph between the white water tower and the Resurrection Lutheran Church. Please do not park in the Resurrection Lutheran Church parking lot. Please follow the directions to parking.

 

To the Marathon & 50km Start

Participants should take the bus to the start.

These directions are provided for spectators.

From I94, take exit 135 Melrose. Turn north onto County 13 towards Melrose. Turn right onto 4th St. Turn left onto 5th Ave. St Mary's School will be on your right. Inside the main door are the goodies and coffee for the marathon and 50km. The start is on 2nd St, just north of the school.

 

To the Half Marathon Start

Participants should take the bus to the start.

These directions are provided for spectators.

From I94, take exit 147 Albany. Turn north onto MN 238 towards Albany. At a stop sign, turn right onto Railroad Ave. Drive through town. On the east edge of town, the road will bend slightly left, then strongly right (south). Turn left (east) onto Schwinghammer Dr. Take the first left (north) onto Whispering Oaks Dr. Follow Whispering Oaks as it bends to the right (east) and go all the way to the end. Public trail access is on your left, just east of 137 Whispering Oaks Dr. The start is on the trail, about 25 yards west of the public trail access.

 

To the Finish Line

The finish line is just west of the Lake Wobegon trailhead in St Joseph, across College Ave, Please be careful in crossing College Ave.

 

To the Water Stop in Freeport - this is the first staffed water stop for the marathon & 50km (5.8 miles completed). From I94, take exit 140 Freeport. Turn north onto County 11 and drive into town. Immediately after crossing the trail (and before you cross Main St), turn right into a parking area. The water stop is on the right, directly across from a small pavilion.

 

To the Water Stop in Albany - this is the second staffed water stop for the marathon & 50km (12.5 miles completed). From I94, take exit 147 Albany. Turn north onto MN 238 towards Albany. At the first stop sign, turn right (east) onto Railroad Ave. Turn right (south) on 5th St, then an immediate left into the parking lot. The city building is straight ahead of you, and the water stop is to the right (south) of the city building.

 

To the Water Stop in Avon - this is the third staffed water stop for the marathon & 50km (18.1 miles completed) and the first staffed water stop for the half marathon (5 miles completed). From I94, take exit 153 Avon. Turn north on County 9 into town. Turn right at 1st St N. Turn left on Barracuda Ave. There is a large parking lot on the right, and an observation tower on the left. Further left is a pavilion, which hosts the water stop.

 

To the Water Stop in Collegeville - this is the fourth staffed water stop for the marathon & 50km (23.5 miles completed), the approximate center of the loop the 50km walkers must traverse, and the second staffed water stop for the half marathon (10.4 miles completed). From I94, take exit 156. Turn north, then turn right (east) onto Collegeville Rd (the frontage road on the north side of I94). Turn left at Old Collegeville Rd. The trail crossing is just ahead. Parking is extremely limited at this location. Please do not park in any of the driveways.


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