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Mendota Bottoms Trail Run

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    Ft Snelling State Park trail

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    Sibley House

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    Tunnel to Trail

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    2014 Race

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    2015 Race


The Mendota Bottoms Trail run consists of 10 Mile and 5k runs along the scenic Minnesota River on the Ft. Snelling Park trail starting in Mendota. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Ft. Snelling State Park to maintain the trail.

The race donated over $1,600 to Ft Snelling State Park in 2016 for maintaining the trail!

Over the last three years we have raised over $3,350 for the park.

2016 Results

2016 Race Photos

Into the Wild running Series

New this year!

We have joined with Apple Blossom Races and Urban Wildland to create the
Into the Wild Running Series. The Series' mission is to support races that preserve and promote green spaces for all to enjoy.

A portion of each series participant's registration will go to protect Carpenter Nature Center, Wood Lake Nature Center and the trail on the Mendota side of Ft. Snelling State Park.

To learn more and to register go to the Series

Race Details:

When: Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Where: Parking lot across from Lucky's 13 in Mendota, MN off Highway 13
Parking is available on Hwy 13 or the parking lot south of D St.
Please do not park in the race headquarters lot.
Distances: 10 Mile and 5k
Start Time: 10 mile - 8:00am, 5k - 8:15am
Time Limit: 10 Mile - 2.5 hours, 5k - None
Bib Pickup/Race Day registration: 7:00am in the parking lot across from Lucky's 13 in Mendota, MN

NEW! Race is chip timed!


Online (Open until 11:59pm on Thursday, August 17th)
- 10 Mile $45, 5k $25 until May 31
- 10 Mile $50, 5k $30 June 1 through August 17th

Race Day - 10 Mile $55, 5k $35

We will be using an online registration system where you can register on onsite using laptops/iPads.

Entry Fees are neither refundable nor transferable.
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All participants will receive a drink voucher for a domestic tap beer or non-alcoholic beverage at Lucky's 13.

Not to mention a sweet hoodie!

To guarantee your size register by August 7th!

Race Day registrants we can not guarantee availability of the hoodies in your size or in general. We order based upon those registered by August 8th and project numbers to the best of our ability.

Join us for brunch at Lucky's 13 after the races. For more details, click here.

Contact Us
with any questions.


We could not put this event on without the help of volunteers. We have many positions to fill from registration to course marshall to timing assistant. You can register using the button below. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Thank you for your time.

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on VolunteerSpot

Our Sponsors:

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Other Mountain Goat Running Events:

Autumn Trail Series
Stigma Breakers Trail Races