Defeat of Jesse James Days 5K/15K Run


Event Date

Sun, Sep 7, 2014


Northfield, MN

About This Activity

The Defeat of Jesse James Days (DJJD) 5K/15K run is sponsored by "Northfield Shares" as a fund raising activity. Proceeds from the run help support Northfield area charitable organizations like the Community Action Center,Laura Baker School,and Northfield schools.

The 5K race / walk is a moderate layout course through the streets of Northfield. The 15K run is more challenging with several tough hills going through the farm country east of town. Both runs are USATF certified and finish at the original First National Bank building where the townspeople of Northfield,in 1876,stopped a bank robbery by the notorious James-Younger gang.

Event details and schedule

Race day registration and packet pickup starts at 6:30 a.m. at the National Guard Armory on 519 Division St in Northfield. If you register before September 1, you will be guaranteed a shirt. For registrants after 9/1, we will provide a shirt based on availabililty. The race day shirt is designed by graphic designer, Mike Bleckwehl.

The “ChampionChip” computerized timing system will be used for both aces.

Aid stations will be located at the 2-mile mark of the 5K, and mile markers 2, 4, 6, and 8 on the 15K course. Baby-joggers are welcome. No in-line skates, bicycles, or pets are allowed on the course. Head phones are permitted but please use caution as the races are open to traffic.

The top female and male finisher in both races will receive awards in the following age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and over. In the wheelchair division, the top three finishers in each race will receive an award.

Drop off your old running shoes at the registration area. Shoes will be donated to “Mary’s Place”, a nonprofit, transitional housing left for homeless individuals in Minneapolis.

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