The safety and well-being of our runners, volunteers, event staff, spectators and community is always our top priority. As we move forward with our planning and preparation for the October 10th Scenic Byway River Run, we will continue to monitor COVID-19 response and the efforts that events are currently taking to prevent future risks, while taking the appropriate steps to promote the safety of all involved.  We are continuing to watch for updates and follow the guidelines on large public gatherings set by our state and federal health officials, along with working closely with our City and County officials, as we plan for a successful race day. 


As we move forward with preparation, times outlined below may change. We will communicate with you as soon as something changes.  Thank you! 


**Update on Half Marathon** Because our half marathon is a road course, the MDH guidelines state that we would need to move our course.  We instead are going to keep the road course as is and shorten the run to 13 miles, instead of 13.1.  We apologize for any inconvenience, but we are happy to still provide you with a LIVE race and only have to make a small adjustment.

**Start time Notice**  All start times will be staggered instead of all starting at once.  More details will be given closer to the event! 

**Update on Kids Fun Run**  The 2020 Kids Fun Run has been cancelled.

Half Marathon/Relay/5K/

Bike 13.1 Fun Run

October 10th, 2020


Tour De Brew – 8:30 AM Start Time

Come take a ride! This bike tour will follow the same route as our Scenic Byway Half Marathon. Ride the beautiful rolling hills to Blakeley the home of u4ic Brewery. Then follow the course back to Belle Plaine. The price of this bike tour includes a long sleeved shirt or a bike helmet.

Half Marathon – 9:00 AM Start Time 

This race is chip timed and USATF certified. Our Half Marathon starts at Court Square Park. It follows around the block and through beautiful downtown Belle Plaine before heading north across the Minnesota River. Our volunteers will be there to cheer you on! The course then takes you along Minnesota’s Scenic Byway with rolling hills, eagle sightings and stunning countryside views. Half marathoners will then run back through the historic Avenue of the Trees towards Blakeley, home of U4ic Brewery. Then a gradual climb takes you back to the finish line.

Make sure to pay attention to the water stops throughout the course. Local clubs compete for the best stop and runners vote at the end of the race. We give out over $600.00 in prizes last year to the winners.

The course will have volunteers, Ham Radio operators, and members of the Belle Plaine Police & Fire Departments, as well as some directional arrows to help guide runners through the race route. Be sure to pay attention to all course signs. Participants receive a medal, tee shirt & a drink token.

Half Marathon 2-Person Relay – 9:00 AM Start Time

We will be once again, offering a 2-person relay to our runners.  Runners are responsible for their own transportation to and from the half way exchange point.  Please note, the 1st runner will  run a bit longer than half of the 13.1 miles, due to safety of the runners and having a safe exchange point.  The exchange will take place near Mile Marker 8 and Water Stop 4.  Space is limited to 50 teams. Participants receive a medal, & a long sleeved shirt.

5K Run – 9:20 AM Start Time

This race is chip timed and USATF certified. Our 5K begins at Court Square Park and leads you on a fun route through Belle Plaine. It is lined with our very best volunteers who will cheer you on with all they have! Participants receive a medal & a long sleeved shirt.

***Pre-Registration & Packet Pick-up

No same day registration allowed this year.  Pre-registration is required.  Deadline to register: October 8th at 11:59pm

Packet Pick-up is moving to a new location.  Natural Fitness is located at 321 S Walnut Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (Right behind/next to DQ)   Weather permitting: packet pick-up will be outdoors – time is TBD.


Awards will be given out differently this year.  If we have results right away, we will give you your award on the spot.  If we are not able to provide results, awards will be mailed out.  We will also be posting results on our website.


Entry Price

Early Bird Registration

Ends 6/30/20


7/1/20 –



10/4/20 to Race Day 10/10/20

Half Marathon $40.00 $50.00 $60.00
Half Marathon RELAY $60.00 $70.00 $80.00
5K $30.00 $35.00 $40.00
Kids Fun Run $10.00 $10.00 $15.00
Bike Tour de Brew $30.00 $30.00 $40.00

Register TODAY!!  


2020 Registration

Click on the Green Runner to register online.


Or click here for a paper registration form.

Paper Registration Form 2020

Harvest Festival Craft and Vendor Fair

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there will not be a Craft/Vendor Fair in 2020.

Hope to see you in 2021

Sponsor Our Event

Scenic Byway Sponsorship

Bike "Tour de Brew" Fun Run

Come bike our beautiful Scenic Byway.  The “Tour de Brew” follows the same course as the Half Marathon course.  Bike helmets are required for this event.  


Course Maps

Thank You To Our Sponsors!

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