Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.
 

Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run 

9 AM - Saturday, October 20, 2018

Essex Park, Rochester, MN

Temperatures in the mid 30's and winds gusting to 30 mph greeted runners as they gathered for the Tour de Essex trail run on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Sunny skies took off a bit of the edge as the runners started their 7.45 K sojourn through Essex Park in Rochester.


Three runners bounded up and down the relentless hills under a 7 minutes per mile pace. Joey Keillor led all runners in a 6:16 min/mile pace with Danny Whipple cranking out 6:26 minute miles and Spencer Moul finishing with 6:34 min/mile pace.


Barbara Swenson finished first among women and 5th overall with a 7:17 min/mile pace. Barbara's pace is the fastest pace among women in the history of the Tour de Essex. The next women across were Lindsey Carlson with a 7:42 min/mile pace and Leah Karsten at 8:31 min/mile.


Congratulations to all of the runners who came out and endured the challenging hills of the Tour de Essex!

  

 

Tour de Essex Results 2018




Experience the rolling hills of the Essex Park trails at the Tour de Essex.  Enjoy the trails used for hiking, running, dog walking, and cross country skiing.  These trails are expertly maintained throughout the year by volunteers of the Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC).


The approximately 7K trail run will start on the Essex Park entrance road and then head onto the trails.  Running surfaces on the race course are mainly grass and dirt with short sections of gravel and asphalt.  


This is a low key, low frills race.  No race mementos (e.g. shirts) or awards will be provided.  Water stops will be on the course.  Runners will be timed with results published on the Rochester Track Club and Rochester Active Sports Club web sites.


The entry fee is a very reasonable $10.00 (that's right - only $10!) for online registration through Thursday, October 18.  The entry fee for race day registration will be $15.  All entry fees from the race will be put towards trail maintenance expenses.


Race day registration will begin at 8 AM at the Essex Park red barn. 


The race starts at 9 AM.


If you have any questions, contact John Resman at jresman@gmail.com.


Come on out and enjoy a great fall morning touring the Essex Park trails, and at the same time you'll be supporting the year-round maintenance of the Essex Park and Quarry Hills Park trail systems!


This race is jointly sponsored by the Rochester Track Club and Rochester Active Sports Club


Course Map

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Tour de Essex 2018 results


Tour de Essex 2017 results


Tour de Essex 2016 results


Tour de Essex 2015 results


Tour de Essex 2014 results


Tour de Essex 2013 Results





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