Race Details

The Fire Tower Trail Races will take place fully within the St. Croix State Park near Hinckley, MN (30065 St Croix Park Rd, Hinckley, MN 55037) on September 18th, 2021. There are four different distances to chose from.

DistanceStart TimeCut-OffAid Stations
100K5:00 am19 hours11
50K7:00 am17 hours5
35K8:00 am16 hours3
11K9:00 am15 hours1

The race will start and end at the Group Campground near the Trail Center within the park (Google Map). There will be open camping available for TENTS ONLY at the Group Campground (Race HQ/Camping details). If you have a camping trailer or RV, please reserve a spot at the regular park campground. Remember that if you have not purchased a State Park Pass, you will need to do so when you enter the park.

This is a cupless race! Make sure to bring a cup or purchase one during registration! Cupless Racing Sponsored by HydraPak.

Schedule of Events

  • Friday
    • 4:00 – Campground opens
    • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Packet pickup at Race HQ
  • Saturday
    • 4:00 am – Packet pickup re-opens
    • 5:00 am – 100K begins (check-in at 4:50 am)
    • 7:00 am – 50K begins (check-in at 6:50 am)
    • 8:00 am – 35K begins (check-in at 7:50 am)
    • 9:00 am – 11K begins (check-in at 8:50 am)
    • 2:30 pm – Cutoff for starting second 50K loop
    • 11:59 pm- Finish line closes, all racers must be finished by this time
  • Sunday
    • 4:00 pm – Campground closes

Aid Stations

Aid stations will have water, electrolyte drink, and an assortment of pre-packaged snack food. There may be other food options available by race day (given pandemic restrictions), but if there’s a specific food you need please put it in your drop bag.

Each aid station will also have a portable toilet available.

Drop bags

Please keep drop bags to a reasonable size, a small drawstring bag or similar sized box. Drop bags must be handed over by 7am of race day. 100K racers will NOT have a drop bag at their first aid station (Gate 31) on their first loop.

Drop bags will be returned to Start/Finish at various intervals throughout the day as racers complete the course. Any drop bags unclaimed at the end of the event will be donated/discarded (please don’t leave drop bags at the end of the race).

Swag

Participants will receive a finisher medal, SweatVac beanie and headwrap, plus our special Fire Tower patch!

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