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 22, 2022

Essex Park, Rochester, MN

Online Registration -> 2022 Tour de Essex Trail Run

- closes Thursday, October 20

Race Day registration begins at 8 AM

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 Running Club and Rochester Active Sports Club web sites.

The entry fee is a very reasonable $15.00 (that's right - only $15!) for online registration through Thursday, October 20.  The entry fee for race day registration will be $20.  RASC and Rochester Running Club members will receive a $5 entry fee discount.  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 (not the picnic shelter).

The race starts at 9 AM.

If you have any questions, contact John Resman at

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 Active Sports Club and Rochester Running Club.

For the discounted race fee, join the Rochester Active Sports Club or Rochester Running Club .

Course Map


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Tour de Essex 2021 results

Tour de Essex 2020 cancelled due to COVID

Tour de Essex 2019 results

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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