Summer Camp: July 13-17, 2024

Summer Camp

Series Dates: July 13-17, 2024

Race Locations: 

  • Day 1 (Saturday, July 13): Beaver Islands Trail (St. Cloud)
  • Day 2 (Sunday, July 14): Sauk Rapids Municipal Park (Sauk Rapids)
  • Day 3 (Monday, July 15): Warner Lake County Park (Clearwater)
  • Day 4 (Tuesday, July 16): River Bluffs Regional Park (St. Cloud)
  • Day 5 (Wednesday, July 17): Quarry Park and Nature Preserve (Waite Park)

Race Times: All races will start at 6:00 AM (CT).
Packet Pickup / Registration: Available each day at the start/finish line from 5:20-5:50 AM.

Early Start: No, only the 6:00 AM (CT) start.

Time Limit: None. We have a “no runner left behind” policy, and we happily stay until the final finisher crosses the line. Walkers are always welcome!
Pets / Strollers: Pets are not allowed, for the safety and comfort of our runners/walkers. Single strollers are welcome; although, some courses might not be ideal for stroller use.
Group dinners: Check Summer Camp Facebook Group.

Hotel Search: St. Cloud, MN
Discounts: Mainly Marathons participants can use the discount code in The Loony Bin newsletter and Mainly Marathons Facebook Group. If you have any questions, contact us for details.
Food/Aid Stations: Due to our unique multi-loop course setup, we have one giant “aid station,” with more food and drink than you could ever need! Ask anyone who’s run at least one of our races; we’ve got everything from fruit to jelly beans to sandwiches, water to Gatorade to hot coffee, and everything in between. Way more than just granola bars and bananas–we even have our very own mobile kitchen, Loony Lunchbox!

The Loonies: After the last race of Summer Camp on Wednesday, July 17, we’ll host a celebration with free food and drinks, along with lots of laughs. All are welcome, whether you ran all of the Summer Camp race or you were supporting a runner or you just like free food or drinks! If drinking, please plan for safe transportation.

Race Locations

Day 1: Beaver Islands Trail

  • Beaver Islands Trails
  • St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • 2 Blocks South of Herb Brooks Hockey Center
  • GPS (map): 45.542477, -94.151705
  • Terrain: Asphalt running path with views of the Beaver Islands and lots of shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 7′
  • Tentative Laps: 12 for marathon.

Day 2: Sauk Rapids Municipal Park

  • Address: 1001 River Ave N, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379  –  (Please park along the street, not in boat landing)
  • GPS (map): 45.597354, -94.182515
  • Terrain: Smooth asphalt running path with moderate shade. ~1,000′ on dead end road that will be marked with safety cones.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 20′
  • Tentative Laps: 16 for marathon.

Day 3: Warner Lake County Park

  • Address: 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320
  • GPS (map): 45.418897, -94.079515
  • Terrain: Crushed rock and packed dirt trail with a few small hills and one bridge. A few small “toe-catchers” and lots of shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 23′
  • Tentative Laps: 16 for marathon

Warner Lake

Day 4: River Bluffs Regional Park

  • Address: 3828 38th Street S, St. Cloud, MN 56301
  • GPS (map): 45.504424, -94.152321
  • Terrain: Smooth asphalt running path with intermittent shade.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): TBD
  • Tentative Laps: 14 for marathon

Day 5: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

  • Address: 1802 Co Rd 137, Waite Park, MN 56387
  • GPS (map): 45.535609, -94.241481
  • Terrain: Crushed rock and packed dirt trail with a few small hills. A few small “toe-catchers” and lots of shade. Also, approximately 200′ on floating wood bridge.
  • Elevation Gain (per lap estimates by Garmin): 48′
  • Tentative Laps: 14 for marathon.
  • Course Lap Preview

July 13-17 2024
Race Type By 11/30/23 12/1/23-2/28/24 3/1/24-5/31/24 After 5/31/24
Full $110 $120 $135 $155
Half $95 $105 $120 $135
10K $55 $55 $55 $65
5K $45 $45 $45 $55
50K $120 $130 $145 $165
Register HERE!!
Mail-in Registration Form: HERE!!
You may also register  on race day (cash/check/credit card/PayPal). Entry fees are non-refundable and may not be transferred to another participant.
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