Final Stretch is excited to be putting on the 4th annual Scheel's Med City Fall Half. We decided to put on a sister race to our Med City Marathon and set it the the colorful autumn. We are also very excited to have Scheels as the title sponsor for this event.
Want a fall race but looking for one that is fast and scenic. Do we have a race for you! First of all, you start at the Rochester International Airport on one of their runways (be careful not to go out of the secured area or you may be in trouble, HSA might nab you, haha).
You then run mostly downhill into Rochester and turn onto the Mayowood Road. Mayowood Road is a historic road lined with old rock walls and beautiful houses. When you get to the end of Mayowood Road you run right past Mayowood Mansion.
Just after this, you cross the Zumbro River bridge and turn onto Mayowood Trail. You follow the trail all the way to the finish line at the Apache Mall.
This course is downhill for the first 6 miles and then flat the last 7 miles as you run along the Zumbro River on the Mayowood Trail.
Come join us and enjoy the great scenery and the fast course. You will not be disappointed.
Please note: We welcome athletes of all abilities, however the course cut-off is 3.5 hours; all participants will need to be finished and off the course by 12:00pm.
Race Awards & Finisher Medals:
Every runner who finishes either the Kids K, 5k, 10k, or the half marathon will receive a finisher medal. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and female runners in each age category: For the half marathon; 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70+. For the 10k; 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. For the 5k; 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+. Additionally, awards will be given to the top 3 overall male and female half marathon, 10k, and 5k finishers. The award ceremony will begin after the race concludes. Must be present to win.
Looking for a place to ditch your warm up clothes before the race starts? Find the Final Stretch tent in the parking lot on race morning to utilize our bag drop! The bottom portion of your bib tears away to stay with your bag. Then after the race, return to the Final Stretch tent and use your race bib to reclaim your belongings. Please do not use the bag drop for valuable items, please leave them at home or with someone there to watch you run. Final Stretch is not responsible for any broken or lost items that are in your bag. Only the official race bag you receive at packet pick up can be used at the bag drop.
2017 Shirt & Medal design:
Every participant will receive a long sleeve tech shirt at packet pick up & a medal at the finish!
Stay tuned for the 2018 Shirt & Medal Designs
The Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field will be the official sponsor hotel for this event. Amenities include free wifi, microwave,arcade, indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and fitness center For more information on what the Centerstone Plaza Hotel Soldiers Field offers and location, check out the website here.
To reserve your room – please call the hotel direct at (507) 288-2677 & be sure to mention that you are doing the Scheels Med-City Fall Half.