Rochester MN Guide to Running, Races & Fun-Runs


This guide is sponsored by TerraLoco

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We are so pleased to bring you the 2019 Guide to Running, Races & Fun-Runs: a complete guide to all the races and fun runs in our area! These events are almost all family-friendly and are great opportunities to get out and get running! Have a race you’d like to add to this list?  Fill out the form below!


Locally owned & operated by women who care, TerraLoco is not just a shoe store, it’s a welcoming & inclusive, no-judgement community! Providing video gait analysis for runners, expert service & advice, classes/workshops, group runs, and a wide range of footwear & apparel for all activities, TerraLoco is your one stop shop for starting or continuing your health and wellness journey!

TerraLoco Programs and Services (Click + to Expand)

TerraLoco is the only store in our area to provide video gait analysis for runners. Hop on our treadmill for about a minute and we’ll figure out what support category you need for an injury-free run. Our staff are experts as analyzing your gait, foot shape, arch and more, and can quickly eliminate or recommend the best shoe for you. Plus, with our 30 day guarantee, you won’t be stuck with a shoe you don’t like! (Don’t worry, non-runners will also enjoy expert analysis!)

Get active & give back at the same time! Almost every Monday at 6PM, March through October, we host $5 5K for a different local charity. Simply arrive 10-15 minutes early to pay & register. To learn which charity we are hosting each week, see our Facebook events page.  All ages & abilities are welcome to attend. Walk, jog, stroll, run, or bike – however you choose to move forward is up to you! Well-behaved, leashed, and vaccinated pets are also welcome to join.

TNT is Terraloco’s training and accountability group.  Perfect for beginners, or those who just need a little more encouragement, our coaches will lead you through a group workout every week.  Coaches also provide customizable at-home workouts, support, and encouragement along the way. A weekly motivational email, technical shirt, and store discount is included in your registration.  Plus, get entered into our prize drawing for attending multiple weeks in a row! TNT meets Thursdays starting March 28th at 6 PM at TerraLoco.  We will meet at different locations including Kellogg Middle School, Quarry Hill and more.   We will be sure to update you with a schedule.  This year, save more by signing up for our season pass for just $100.  Attend every week through October!  For those that travel, are looking for flexibility, or are looking for a supplement to a workout plan, we are also offering an 8-punch pass this year for $40.  Choose the eight sessions you want to attend!
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Need a little more of a challenge? Join our Middle Distance Group, April through the first part of October! This group meets Wednesdays at 6:30 PM for hill workouts, track workouts, or tempo runs. FREE to join, this group will meet off-site every third week. See store for more information or join our Facebook group!

At least once a month, TerraLoco offers classes or hands-on workshops on a variety of topics. Events include injury prevention, Rollga 101, Self Defense for Runners and more. Each class will be facilitated by an expert in the field. Follow our Facebook events page or check out our Events Calendar for details. This year, we are providing a trail running plan leading up to the Ragnar Relay Trail from St Paul to Duluth on August 16th and 17th.  You can also sign-up for our all-inclusive TerraLoco team, where you’ll receive all your accommodations including glamping and transportation for a discounted rate…minus the hassle! Use code LOCO19 for $80 off your registration!

Join the experts at TerraLoco on your half marathon training journey!

Starting May 30th Thursdays @ 6 PM – unique mid-week workouts, training advice, and information.

Saturdays @ 7:30 AM – Supported long runs will take place at four rotating locations in and around Rochester, MN.  Route, motivation, and electrolytes provided.  The cost is $100 for the 12-week program, which includes a discount on the Healthy Human Race in Rochester and additional information sessions on nutrition, training, recovery and more!

For more information or to sign up, visit here.

TerraLoco is proud to partner with local businesses & charities to help your staff or clients on the path towards health & wellness. If you are interested in a group rate, private shopping event, footwear presentation, donation, or sponsorship, please reach out

Featured Races

Unleash the SHE // October 24  // $12-$40 // Kids run – 10k //  in person and virtual // Rochester MN
**TerraLoco is an exclusive sponsor of  the following events and will have a pop-up shop at the event with exclusive products & discounts that won’t be in store!

Stay Out of The Sun Run // May 14 // $10 – $60 // Walk – 10k // Virtual only // Rochester MN

Med City Marathon // September 11-12 // $40 – $90 // 5K – Full // Rochester MN
**TerraLoco will have a pop-up shop at the event with exclusive products & discounts

Rochester Area Races and Fun-Runs (Click + to Expand)

Rocking Robin Run // 2021 Date TBD

Shamrockin’ Run // April 10 // $20 – $30 // 1 Mile Walk – 5k // in person and virtual // Austin MN

Zumbro Endurance Run // April 8, 9, 10, & 11 // $65 – $195 // 17 miles – 34 miles // Zumbrota MN

Timmay 5k Run/Walk // April 24 // $30 // 5k // // in person and virtual // Rochester MN

Earth Day Run // 2021 TBD

Fools Five // 2021 TBD

Ronald Mcdonald House Run/Walk for Kids // May 1-31 // $20- $25 // 5 mi – 30 mi // virtual only // Rochester MN

Stay Out of The Sun Run // May 14 // $10 – $60 // Walk – 10k // Virtual only // Rochester MN

Chester Woods Mason Run (Trail) // June 6 // $35 – $90 // 5K, 10 mile, 50K  // Rochester MN

BK5K Road Races // June 19 // Free – $17 // Kids’ races – 5K // in person and virtual // Winona MN

Trinona Kids Tri //2021 race cancelled

Triona Triathlon // 2021 race cancelled

Zumbrota Covered Bridge // 2021 TBD

Rhubarb Run // 2021 TBD

Hal Martin All Comers’ Track Meet // 2021 TBD

Stewartville Summerfest Runs // July 4 // TBD // Kids’ race, 3Mile, 5 Mile // Stewartville MN

Byron Good Neighbor Days Run/Walk // July 17 // Free – $15 // Kids 1 mile, 2 mile, 5 mile // Byron MN

Rochester Women’s 4 Mile Race // July 17 // $20-$25 // 4 mile // Rochester MN

Hal Martin All Comers’ Track Meet // 2021 TBD

Red Wing 4th of July Road Race // 2021 TBD

Go for the Gold // 2021 TBD

Perfect Storm Challenge // 2021 TBD

Byron Obstacle Course Challenge // 2021 TBD

Run the Woods at Oxbow // August 1 // $15- $30 // 2 mi, 5 mi, 10 mi trail run // Byron MN

Reggie Oeltjen Douglas Trail Run// August  7 // $15 – $20 // 11 Miles // Rochester MN

Ragnar Great River Relay // August 20-21 // $1640 per team – $540 per team // 11 miles minimum per runner // St. Paul – Duluth MN

Healthy Human Race // August 28 // $30 – $95 // 5K, Half marathon, 2 person relay // Rochester MN

Med City Marathon // September 11-12 // $40 – $90 // 5K – Full // Rochester MN
**TerraLoco will have a pop-up shop at the event with exclusive products & discounts

Spring Classic // September 25 // $15 – $20 // Kids Mile, 5k and 15k // Rochester MN

In Yan Teopa 10 mile trail run // September 25 / $45 // 5 Mile, 10 Mile // Frontenac MN

Laura Ingalls Wilder 5k and 10k // 2021 TBD

Gift of Life Run & Walk  // 2021 TBD

Tour de Essex // October 23 // $10-$20 // 7k // Rochester MN

Unleash the SHE // October 24  // $12-$40 // Kids run – 10k //  in person and virtual // Rochester MN **TerraLoco will have a pop-up shop at the event with exclusive products & discounts

Hot Cider Hustle Half Marathon & 5k // October 17 // $33 – $50 // 5K and Half marathon // Rochester MN

Big Woods Run // 2021 TBD

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