Treasured Haven Farm Trail Runs Secure Online Registration
Treasured Haven Farm's
HOOT 'n HOLLER
Saturday, October 30, 2021
7 Mile Adventure Run at 9am
5K Challenge at 11am
Treasured Haven Farm Trail Runs follow the farm trails through a mix of slightly rolling open field and prairie areas, woods, ravines, and woodland hills, many that overlook Rock Creek. The farm trails were created to be used for monitoring our organic fields, woodland management, or accessing the maple trees that are tapped to make maple syrup. You enjoy the countryside and woodlands traversing an organic family farm while running or hiking a very unique race here on the edge of the St. Croix River Valley near Rush City in East Central Minnesota. The farm is located an easy drive five miles off the I-35 corridor and conveniently located within an hour from the Twin Cities Metro, 90 minutes from Duluth, and easily accessible from other areas of Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. The farm has seen runners from over 25 states in the ten years the events have been held.
The Hoot 'n Holler 7 Mile Adventure course for this event DOES have water crossings of approximate knee high depth, single track deer trails and minimal maintenance sections for a fun and exciting challenge.
The Hoot 'n Holler 5K Challenge does not have creek crossings. The courses are challenging yet inspiring courses that give runners a great sense of accomplishment to complete. We limit the number of participants allowed on the course for races in order to honor nature and maintain the natural habitat and environmental balance.
Packet pick up will be available starting an hour before each race. Your bib numbers and any pre-ordered shirts and other items are available for pick up starting an hour before race time. Water and drop stations are available, but we encourage participants to use reusable water bottles whenever possible and leave no trace behind. Packet pick-up may be available the night before for those utilizing the pitch a tent option.
The Trail Runs at Treasured Haven Farm serve many purposes. The private farm trails provide a great running opportunity and are self-sustained through the trail runs held on the farm. The events are a labor of love by the Johnson Family and solely sponsored by Treasured Haven Farm. We love to share this natural environment with those who appreciate it's amazing beauty and nature's challenges, and to encourage the sport of cross country and trail running for all ages. We also offer our course for high school cross country meets. Many liken the experience to running through a beautiful private park. The trail running events help to connect people with nature, the land, agriculture, and organic farmers, and to take and active part in supporting the continuation of family farming as well.
The Story behind the first trail system creation. The original ravine trails were created in 1997 when Farmer Peg was battling for her life with a rare illness and being in contact with the land clearing a special trail in one of the ravines made her come alive and the dream for hosting trail runs was born. As the the first female athlete to have the honor and priviledge to participate in the sport of cross country at the local high school back in 1977, and no longer able to run due to back injury, Peg continues to enjoy the sport vicariously by "running" the races and the whole family is moved by watching others participate. It is that healing energy, the blissful surroundings of nature, but also that determination and will to not only survive, but to thrive, that is so present when runners also traverse those same trails. She vowed that we would ALL see the day that the family would hold races on the trails. That dream came true starting in 2010 and the farm has hosted multiple trail runs each year since!
To see runners experience that joy of meeting their challenges, the determination and pride in themselves running their own race... priceless! The races exist to challenge and to dig deep within and inspire others to what is possible! You've Got This!
Teams and groups are encouraged! The race events are open to teams, groups, and companies as well. It is a great location and venue to provide team building and a group challenge where all the logistics of the event set-up are handled. The group leader just organizes the runners and submits the registration. If you have a group of ten or more runners for a race, contact the farm for more info for a Group Registration option or other information.
Check out our other Trail Running events at www.treasuredhavenfarm.com
Enjoy a video overview of our farm running events.
This running event is sanctioned by USA Track & Field
If deemed needed, awards will be handed out at the finish line, instead of an official awards ceremony.
Registration fees are tiered by date as shown below. Race Day Registration is available as space allows, but please allow ample time for registration check-in prior to race.
HOOT 'n HOLLER 7 mile Adventure Run, Sat. October 30, 2021 at 9am:
HOOT 'n HOLLER 5K Challenge, Sat. October 30, 2021 at 11am:
HOOT 'n HOLLER Adventure Challenge DUO of BOTH 7 Mile AND 5K. See discounted fee under registration options.
Teams and groups are encouraged! The race events are open to teams, groups, and companies as well. It is a great location and venue to provide team building and a group challenge where all the logistics of the event set-up are handled. The group leader just organizes the runners and submits the registration. If you have a group of ten or more runners for a race, contact the farm for more info for a Group Registration option.
Race Registration for this event includes race participation, post-race runners snack buffet, and an engraved award for all race finishers made from downed trees found along our trails. You can pre-order your choice of any other race items and running gear, such as shirts, towels, headbands, mugs, etc, for race day pick up. Your purchases of additional gear help to keep the base registration fees lower and help the farm continue offering these unique races. Due to the increasing number of participants you must pre-order your items as we only have a few additional printed beyond what is ordered so we can keep our events as sustainable as possible. All race awards and gear are printed or engraved at Treasured Haven Farm or Treasured Haven UpNorth.
Enjoy a video overview of our farm running events.
SATURDAY, October 30, 2021
9:00 am - Hoot 'n Holler 7 Mile Adventure Run
11:00 am - Hoot 'n Holler 5K Challenge
Nature provides the obstacles in this unique adventure course. This course of natural beauty, fun, and adventure is great for a group of friends to embark on together. This course DOES have creek crossings (water level permitting) and traverses deer trails and portions of natural minimum maintenance trails.
This course is the signature challenging 5K course for Treasured Haven Farm. A course to challenge yourself... hikers are welcome for this great event.
Run BOTH the 7 mile Adventure and the 5K for a limited time discounted fee.
Would you like to join or create a team?
EMERGENCY CONTACT IS REQUIRED:
Optional questions to help us serve you better:
Shirts and Gear are available for order online thru NOON October 27th.
Some additional shirts, hoodies, sports towels, and other items will be available for purchase on the farm on race day.
Tech Crew Neck ADULT or YOUTH T-Shirt - Sleeves: SHORT, LONG (white or neon orange)
Choose your size and style of tech performance shirt with printed RACE design on FRONT and BACK of shirt. Crew neck style for adult unisex sizing with short sleeve, long sleeve, or sleeveless, Photo added shortly.
Tech T-Shirt LADIES CREW (white or neon orange) or V-NECK (white only) - Sleeves: SHORT, LONG
Choose your style and size of tech performance shirt with printed RACE design on FRONT and BACK of shirt in Ladies Sizing. Choice of Ladies Short Sleeve Crew Neck, or V-Neck with choice of Short or Long Sleeves, or Sleeveless. Photo added shortly.
Hoot 'n Holler HOODIES
Safety Orange Hoodie with black printing.
11"x44" Cotton Terry Sports Towel with full color design.
MAPLE SYRUP from Treasured Haven Farm
Organic Maple Syrup from the farm's woodlands and cooked down over a wood fire. The trails for the races follow many access trails used for collecting the sap in the Spring.
Trail Run Supporter Options
What to help support local agriculture and farm adventure opportunities? Treasured Haven Farm Trail Run Supporters help to further maintain, expand, or enhance our farm's trail system and adding other amenities for the races and host other youth and school events for free or reduced fees. THAT HILL Supporters know what HILL we are talking about if you have already run the distance races. ;-) Your help is greatly appreciate to create top notch events for years to come.
I can bring a volunteer to help on the course during the race event.