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This is a suburban course through a beautiful park. All races are on trails with two miles of single track, although the south end of the course runs like a single track due to the horses. All races will start at 15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage, MN.

How to enter the Surf the Murph

  1. 25K

    Run 25km
  2. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
  3. 50K

    Run 50km
  4. 50 Mile

    Run 50mi

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Surf the Murph routes

The course has a mixture of rolling hills, wooded trails, prairie and even a beaver dam (very Minnesotan)! Difficulty rating: 3, Terrain rating: 3.

Distance
Each loop is 16.7 miles. The 25K will be one loop, the marathon will be one loop with 9.5 miles of additional trail, the 50K will be two loops, and the 50 mile will be three loops.

Flashlights
Flashlights and/or headlamps will be needed at the beginning and sometimes end of the race, don’t forget your batteries!

Road Crossings
You will have to cross and run along a public gravel road twice per lap. Be careful to look both ways as we will not have anyone watching traffic for you. This is a regularly used road!

Animals
There are domestic and wild animals in the park. You may need to share the trail with horses (watch for droppings). Coyotes, large owls, turkeys, eagles, large woodpeckers, deer, skunk, ground hogs, turtles, there has been one report of a cougar. No bears have been reported…

Event Details

Raceday Logistics
Packet pickup starts at 5 a.m. on race day in the Trail Head Building (15501 Murphy Lake Road, Savage, MN).
Spectators
Come and cheer your runner on! Family, friends and crew can easily see their runner at the Start/Finish area and at the Horse Camp aid station (crossed 2x per lap). Both of these location have their own parking lot and runners are easily spotted.

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Surf the Murph weather forecast

Possible drizzle throughout the day.

65°F
Predicted highs
49°F
Predicted lows
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