With the arrival of summer, registration has opened for the July 20 Stillwater Log Run 10-Mile and 5K race.
The 10-mile run begins near Square Lake Park and a 5K course starts near the Boom Site just north of downtown Stillwater. A toddler trot race will be run near the finish line. All races end in downtown Stillwater.
“These races are a tradition for a lot of people going back 18 years,” said Brian Mastel, race director for the Stillwater Log Run. “It’s a great route and a really nice family event that focuses on health and activity. That’s good for everyone.”
The second Stillwater Log Run continues a race tradition that dates back to Lumberjack Days, Mastell said.
“We held this race as the Stillwater Log Run for the first time in 2012, but it continues a tradition that began as part of Lumberjack Days,” he added. “This is a great event and the St. Croix Valley is a spectacular place to run. We want that to continue and grow.”
Since 1996, more than 30,000 runners have crossed the downtown finish line when the race was part of the Lumberjack Days festival. The downtown finish line puts race participants in the middle of everything Stillwater offers including beautiful views of the St. Croix River valley and the historic Lift Bridge.
An all new web site at www.stillwaterlogrun.com includes registration, course maps and event details. Fees through July 18 are $40 for the 10-Mile, $30 for the 5K and $10 for the Toddler Trot. Race-day registration is $50, $40 and $15 respectively and is available on site the day of the race.
In addition to the Stillwater Log Run, Mastel is the race director for the Lift Bridge Road Race scheduled for Oct. 20. That race will be run for the second time this year in the St. Croix Valley.
The Lift Bridge Road Race includes 15-mile, 10-mile and 5K distances. For information on the Lift Bridge race, visit www.liftbridgeroadrace.com.
Contact Brian Mastel at 612-270-0829, visit www.stillwaterlogrun.com, www.facebook.com/RunStillwater or Twitter @RunStillwater for more race information.