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Maple Syrup Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast

May 4 @ 6:00 am3:00 pm

The Maple Syrup Fun Run & Pancake Breakfast is held at River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN the first Saturday of May, every year since 2008. This year, we celebrate our 16th year of fun runs and delicious pancake breakfast served with maple syrup made from River Bend’s maple trees. We offer 1 mile run/walk, 5K, 10K, 25K and 50K distances with chip timing by Anderson Race Management. The course winds through prairie, wetlands, and woodlands with varying substrates that include grass, dirt, gravel, and the occasional tree root, dip or bump in the ground. We’ve had many remarks from past runners saying how much they enjoy running through nature and how easy of a course it is. It’s great practice for your next marathon or race!

We provide personal item storage managed by volunteers, water stations throughout the course, snacks for long distance runners, volunteers to track long distance runners, on-site ambulance and fitness trainers. Guaranteed Free t-shirt with registration through April 15th, after that, first-come-first-serve. Online registration closes Thursday, May 2nd. We accept same-day registrations, Saturday, May 4th. Free pancake breakfast is included in your registration.

25K & 50K Check In 6:00 am – 6:45 am
Race Starts at 7:00 am

10K, 5K, One Mile Check-in 7:30 am – 8:15 am
5K & 10K Starts at 8:30 am
One mile walk/run starts at 8:40 am – Not chip timed

Pancake Brunch Starts at 9:00 am for runners & their spectators, 10:00 am for public

Off-Site Event Parking Located at 100 State Ave, Faribault, MN 55021
25K & 50K can park at the nature center, all other participants and spectators please park at Allina.

Visit our website for more details, maps and to register: www.rbnc.org/fun-run
Early Bird registration runs through March 31, 2024
Register online or in-person, we accept cash, checks or credit cards.


May 4
6:00 am3:00 pm
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Organizer Name
Molly Dulka
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