2018 Night Crawler

Saturday 17th November 2018

Essex Park: 5455 W River Road NW, Rochester, United States

Cycling, Running, Walking, Distance running, 25 Mile, 10K, 5K, 1 Mile


  • Running-5K - Individual
  • Running-10K - Individual
  • Running-1 Mile - Individual
  • Walking-1 Mile - Individual
  • Cycling-25 Mile - Individual Age group/open


This is a 5k and 10k fun run/walk and bike ride in Rochester, Minnesota. The twist for this run is that it occurs at night. The course will start from the Little Thistle Brewery and follow a paved bike trail around Cascade Lake which offers a fantastic night view of the Rochester skyline.

The bikes will ride north on the bike trail to a microbrewery stop in Douglas, Minnesota and then return to Little Thistle Brewery for a total of 25 miles. We encourage all participants to wear headlamps, and cyclists to use headlights and taillights. Glow-in-the-dark and light-up costumes are welcomed and encouraged.

We encourage those just out for fun to serious runners as well. Bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your headphones. Our goal is to close out the competitive running season with a fun run for everyone!

At the finish line there will bonfires, s'mores, beer from our sponsor FULTON and more! The first 200 to register will receive a ROTR mug and one free drink ticket for a Fulton beer, and ALL runners will receive free s'mores provided by Sam’s Club of Rochester.

This event is a fundraiser for Team ROTR which is a not-for-profit, "for fun," cycling team. It is the goal of Team ROTR to ride in all 50 states and they have bus, trailer, and many other expenses. If you are interested in joining Team ROTR please contact us at Robinevents1@gmail.com.

Event details and schedule

There will be on-site registration but you are not guaranteed a mug nor free beer. There will be parking in the Little Thistle parking lot, and when the main parking lot fills up there will be road-side parking and overflow in the ABC Building Lot.

Make sure to wear a headlamp or bike lights and bring a hoodie or something warm to wear after the run.

Organised by

Return of the Robin

4467 56 Street NW, Rochester

Phone: 5072517024

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