Ursa Minor Oktoberfest Hill Climb and Trail Run

September 18th, 2021

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Ursa Minor Oktoberfest Hill Climb and Trail Run

Nothing goes together quite like running and beer! Join us for the Inaugural Ursa Minor Oktoberfest Hill Climb and Trail Run on Saturday, September 18th! 

There are two events to choose from and athletes can do both. The 5 Mile Trail Run and 1 Mile Hill Climb both start and finish at Ursa Minor Brewing. The first event is the 5 Mile Trail Run. This challenging run follows the Superior Hiking Trail, providing great views as you traverse past the iconic Enger Tower. The 1 mile hill climb up Lincoln Park Drive will follow the trail run. The entire mile is uphill and offers a challenging ascent. Timing will start at the bottom of this hill and finish at the top. Your descent is at your own pace and not part of the race. 

If you’re feeling like a little extra challenge, sign yourself up for the combo! The combo includes entry into both the 5 mile trail run and the 1 mile hill climb.

It gets better! Dress up in a Lederhosen or Dirndl for any event, you will be automatically entered into the costume contest to win a custom 1 Liter Stein and a whole week of entries into Ursa Minor’s Oktoberfest Celebration! 

After your run, stick around for the Oktoberfest Celebration at Ursa Minor, which features beer, pizza, and live music! There will also be an award ceremony for top 3 finishers in each event and costumes. 


Schedule of Events:

Friday, September 17th [Duluth Running Co.-1026 E Superior St.]
  • 12pm-7:00pm-Packet Pickup
Saturday, September 18th [Ursa Minor Brewing-2415 W Superior St]
  • 9:00-9:45am-Packet Pickup/last minute registration starts 
  • 9:45am-Start of the 5 Mile Trail Run 
  • 11:15am-Oktoberfest Hill Climb
  • 11:30am-Award Ceremony and After Party Begin
  • Party will continue after the Award Ceremony!

Athlete Perks:

All athletes will receive:

  • An event T-Shirt (shown here) 
  • An Ursa Minor Pint Glass
  • 1 Beer Token given to all athletes over the age of 21
  • An complimentary entry into all Oktoberfest Festivities on Saturday the 18th following the race.


Race Course

1 Mile Hill Climb:

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 Mile Trail Run:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 5 Mile Run has been changed to an out and back course. We needed to reroute the course due to an unplanned road repair on Superior Street. Our city street reroute options created safety concerns. So instead, we have rerouted the course to take full advantage of the Superior Hiking Trail with an out and back course (new course map below).
The start, finish, and race distance of the new course will all remain the same. Improvements from the original course include a closed course and more miles on the SHT.
Nothing has changed with the 1 Mile Hill Climb.

Costume Contest!!- applies to all races
  •  Best Lederhosen: Handmade 1L Stein from Lakewood Ceramics + 2 Ursa Minor Oktoberfest Weeklong Wristbands! – get you and three of your best friends into the festivities all week long!
  • Best Dirndl: Handmade 1L Stein from Lakewood Ceramics + 2 Ursa Minor Oktoberfest Weeklong Wristbands! – get you and three of your best friends into the festivities all week long.
After Party and Oktoberfest Celebration
Runners are encouraged to stick around for the after party and Oktoberfest Celebration following the event. Your bib gets you into the festivities for the entire day, so feel free to leave and come back for some awesome live music later on!
Schedule of Live Music Schedule for Saturday:
12pm-2pm: Nick Weland
3pm-5pm: Ross Thorn
7pm-10pm: Black River Review

Questions?

Email: alisha@duluthrunning.com

Phone: 218.728.1148 ext. 2

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