Mendota Trail 5k Run/Snowshoe

Congratulations to all who participated in the inaugural running!

2018 Results

We are excited to share that over $125 will be donated to the park this year!

Mendota Trail 5k are running and/or snowshoe events run along the trail on the Mendota side of Ft Snelling State Park.

It is part of the Mendota Races, which raises funds to maintain the trail.

Date: Sunday, December 7th, 2019
Location: Fort Snelling State Park - Shelter A, Picnic Island
101 Snelling Lake Rd, St Paul, MN
Events: 5k run and/or 5k snowshoe
Start Time: 9:00am
Time Limit: 1.5 hours
Bib Pickup/Race Day registration: 8:00am in Shelter A

Parking is available in the lots on Picnic Island

Race is chip timed!


- $25 until November 15
- $30 from November 16 - December 8
- $35 Race Day

Neither strollers nor dogs are allowed to participate in the event.

Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable to other people and/or to other Mountain Goat Running events. If you register and are unable to attend for whatever reason, the proceeds from the race go to Ft Snelling State Park to maintain the trail.

All participants will receive a drink voucher for a domestic tap beer or non-alcoholic beverage at Lucky's 13.

Not to mention this sweet beanie!

Join us for brunch at Lucky's 13 after the races. For more details, click here.

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with any questions.


We could not put this event on without the help of volunteers. We have many positions to fill from registration to course marshall to timing assistant. You can register using the button below. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Thank you for your time.


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