Big Woods Run


An organized run through the Big Woods State Park is happening again this year! St John's United Church of Christ is once again planning the Big Woods Run, a race that takes runners through one of the best hardwood forests in southern Minnesota. Saturday, September 30, 2023 is the date to pull on your running shoes and enjoy this scenic trek. The Big Woods should be in prime color for the runners and spectators.

The schedule of events includes a half marathon, 10k and 5k. The half marathon will take runners through beautiful wooded scenery with challenging hills. The 10k and 5k runners will enjoy a fairly flat wooded trail course. The half marathon and 10k begin at 9:00am at St John's UCC, 19086 Jacobs Avenue, Faribault, MN. 5k runners will take a shuttle bus from the church to the starting line in the middle of the park. 5k runners must be on the bus no later than 8:40am.

Runners can register online at Race day registration is 7:15-8:45am at the church.

Proceeds from the Big Woods Run are donated to local charities. Over $150,000 has been donated in the 25 years of the event.