Half Marathon/Relay/5K/

Bike 13.1 Fun Run/Kids Fun Run

October 14th, 2023


National Anthem – 8:15 AM

Bike 13.1 Fun Run – 8:30 AM Start Time

Come take a ride! This bicycle tour will follow the same route as our Scenic Byway Half Marathon. Ride the beautiful rolling hills to Blakeley, then follow the course back to Belle Plaine. The price of this bike tour includes a shirt.

Kids Fun Run – 8:45 AM Start Time

The Kids Fun Run is a great opportunity for children to join in the fun.  The kids will run down the block and back, approximately 1/2 mile, starting at the Start/Finish line.  Parents are welcome to run with their son/daughter.  Participants receive a medal and other fun prizes!

Half Marathon – 9:00 AM Start Time 

This race is chip timed and USATF certified.  Our Half Marathon takes you through beautiful downtown Belle Plaine before heading north across the Minnesota River. Our volunteers will be there to cheer you on! The course 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, 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 cash prizes for the best stop and runners vote at the end of the race.

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 & a shirt.

Participants receive a medal and a shirt.

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

Runners are responsible for their own transportation to and from the halfway exchange point.    The exchange will take place near Mile Marker 8 and Water Stop 4.  Participants receive a medal & a shirt.

5K Run – 9:20 AM Start Time

This race is chip timed and USATF certified. Our 5K 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 shirt.

Pre-Registration & Packet Pick-up

Pre-Registration: Online registration open – see link below  OR paper registrations can be mailed or dropped off to 204 N Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 

Packet Pick-up location: Natural Fitness – located at 321 S Walnut Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011 (Right behind/next to DQ)   Packet pick-up will be from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

**Same day packet pick-up will also be available on race day beginning at 7:00am.


Both the Half Marathon and 5K will be awarded.  Overall Male and Female and Top Male and Female in their age group.

2022 Awards: Medal, $50 gift card to Scheel’s, Fleece Blanket and a Free Registration for 2023 Scenic Byway River Run

Refunds or Exchanges 

We do not offer refunds or bib transfers for this event.   


Entry Price

Early Bird


Ends 7/1/23


7/2/23 – 9/30/23

Registration 10/1/23


Race Day 10/14/23

Half Marathon $40.00 $60.00 $70.00
Half Marathon RELAY $60.00 $80.00 $90.00
5K $30.00 $40.00 $50.00
Kids Fun Run $10.00 $10.00 $15.00
Bike Tour de Brew $30.00 $30.00 $50.00


Event Proudly Supported by:

2023 Registration

Online registration – click on the green running man!

If you’d prefer to do the paper registration – click on the River Run logo to print!

Mail or drop off your paper registration form to 204 N Meridian Street, Belle Plaine, MN 56011


Course Maps



To see the map with waterstaion locations – click here



Bike Fun Run

Come bike our beautiful Scenic Byway.  The Bike Fun Run follows the same course as the Half Marathon course.  Bike helmets are required for this event.  


2022 Race Resluts

Click below for the full results of our 2022 Scenic Byway River Run.

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