This is a fun run/walk/bike ride in Rochester, Minnesota. The twist is that this event 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 city skyline.
The bikes will ride north on the bike trail to 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.
Our goal is to close out the competitive seasons with a fun run/ride! We encourage EVERYONE bring your kids, bring your dogs, bring your headphones.... all are welcome!
At the finish line there will bonfires, s'mores, micro beer and more! The first 100 to register will receive the choice of a pint of beer or a misc TEAM ROTR item and ALL runners will receive free s'mores, live music and there will be a food truck.
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. We also support the local H.S Mt Biking team, other cycling clubs and organizations that give bikes to the less fortanate. TEAM ROTR has a team bus, trailer, and many other expenses and this is our main fundraiser. If you are interested in joining Team ROTR please contact us at Robinevents1@gmail.com.
The Night Crawler will take place regardless of ANY weather... we will hold this event in the rain, in the snow and even in a hurricane!
Event details and schedule
There will be on-site registration but it is more expensive and you are not garenteed ROTR swag or free beer (howver there will still be smores and fires and live music for you at the finish).
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 parking 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.
The start time is 7pm but if you can not make that time it is OK..... you can run at anytime from 2pm until 9pm. They main start time will be 7pm but we will be set up and ready to welcome runners/walkers/bikers from 2pm - 9pm