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Lace up for an adventure and Run Wild (hikers welcome, too!) through the woods, along the prairie and up over hill and dale during this unique trail running experience in one of Rochester's premier parks. Proceeds benefit the Quarry Hill Summer Nature Camp Scholarship Fund providing access to summer nature camp and 'wild time' for more than 100 campers. 

Wild Child 1K Dash: Kids helping kids! Participants ages 10 and under run through the forest, along the stream and around the pond during this dash to raise money for summer camp scholarships So all kids can be wild and enjoy nature-rich lives! Wild Child Dash participants are invited to "design your own medal" immediately following the race. Visit our metal smith to "brand" your medal with a wild animal or track and decorate the other side with your own 'wild' flair.  Wild Child Dash limited to 200 participants.

Packet Pick Up at Quarry Hill Nature Center:
September 1: 3:30pm - 7:00pm
September 2: 7:00 am  - 8:45 am at race registration area

Event Details:
Race Day Registration - 7:00 am (cash & check only - $30 Run Wild, $25 Run Wild Youth, $5 Wild Child)
Wild Child Dash - 8:30 am - Design your own medal following the race!
Run Wild 5K Runners - 9:15 am
Run Wild 5K Hikers - 9:30 am
Raffle Immediately following.

Event parking will be in the field along East Circle Drive at the entrance to Quarry Hill Park.

Registration fees

Wild Child Dash Closed

Race Day Registration - Run Wild 5K (on site) Closed

Race Day Registration - Wild Child Dash (on site) Closed

Run Wild-Youth Rate Closed

Trail Run

Run Wild Closed

Trail Run & Hike

Course map

5K Trail Run Course



Wild Child Dash Course



Run Wild Sponsors



Race Photographer

Wild Child Dash Presenting Sponsor

Lakeside Dentistry

Bronze Sponsors:

Carl Anderson Law
Coulee Bank
Custom Alarm

In Kind:

Rochester Park and Rec
Reichart Foods
Prairie Walls Climbing Gym

Event Schedule

  • September 2 7:00 AM CDT - Race Day Registration (Cash/Check only)

  • September 2 9:15 AM CDT - Run Wild 5K Start - Runners

  • September 2 8:30 AM CDT - Wild Child Dash

  • September 2 9:30 AM CDT - Run Wild 5K Start - HIkers

Contact Information

Event Location

Quarry Hill Nature Center, 701 Silver Creek Road Northeast, Rochester, MN, United States

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