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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FunFunFun Fatass Trail Run 2014

FunFunFun Fatass Trail Run

50k, 20 miles, 10 miles (or just as far as you feel like running)

Saturday September 27
9 am start

Seven Mile Creek County Park 
(between Saint Peter and Mankato on Highway 169)

  A “fatass” run is typically defined as: No Fees. No Awards. No Aid. No Whining.

Elevation chart of 10ish mile loop

Start time for all runs is 9 am.

  • This event is FREE!  
  •  Please bring one unique self-made postcard. If everyone brings a postcard, everyone who participates will receive a cool, unique, postcard from another randomly chosen runner as a memento.  Have fun with these.
  •  It also helps (but is by no means necessary) if you "Join" the event on facebook at Invite your friends. Why not "Like" Mankato Area Trail Runners' page as long as you're there?

 Course: 50k is three 10+ish mile loops, with the other runs being one and two loops. Trails are an amazing mix of deer path, singletrack, doubletrack and horse trail with the possibility of dry creekbed too. Expect mud, hills, water crossings, challenges, awesome scenery, a laidback and encouraging atmosphere and some fun-loving runners (or at least some run-loving funners).  

And if 10 miles is too far, run 8, or 5, or 3. Whatever it takes to get your money's worth (remember it's free) and put a smile on your face.

The course will be well-marked with flags. We don't want you to get lost, but trail running requires some amount of attentiveness, so please be alert for flags, other people, horses, etc. 

Seven Mile Creek Nicollet County Park follows the creek and its bluffs as it leads to the Minnesota River Valley and eventually joins the river.  It's a lovely valley, especially in the fall, especially for trail running. The park is dog-friendly.   

Seven Mile Creek  is located on Highway 169 between Saint Peter and Mankato, with clear signage. Enter the park on west (nonriver) side of the highway. We'll start at the pavilion by the second playground. 

T-shirts: A limited number of Mankato Area Trail Runners t-shirts will (hopefully) be available for purchase.

Questions? Contact Kevin at

We are intentionally calling this a "run" instead of a "race." The emphasis is on fun, camaraderie, and enjoyment of these beautiful trails as the body, mind and spirit interact with those trails, and on helping each other attain goals. We hope you arrive with a spirit of fun, challenge, and community. We hope you leave with a smile and some new friends. And maybe a little mud.

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