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Running of the Cows cross country meet information

September 25, 2017 at 3:40 pm
Running of the Cows
Running of the Cows
Photo: Sara Rubenstein

Running of the Cows

Sept. 30, 2017
Carleton College Cowling Arboretum


10:30 a.m. — College Men’s race (8K course map)
11:30 a.m. — College Women’s race (6K course map)
Awards ceremony for college races to be held inside the Recreation Center immediately following the conclusion of the women’s race

12:30 p.m. — High School Girls race (5K course map)
1:15 p.m. — High School Boys race (5K course map)
Awards ceremony for high school races to be held inside the Recreation Center immediately following the conclusion of the boys’ race

Course Location:
Carleton’s Cross Country Course is located in the upper arboretum, behind the Recreation Center. The water tower is a good visual to help you locate the course, which is also the site of the NCAA Central Region Championships (on Nov. 11). The course provides wide grassy and dirt trails, which are well groomed. Spikes are recommended.



No dogs or other pets are allowed on the cross country course.

NO SPIKES OR FOOD allowed on the indoor track/infield of the Recreation Center.

Northfield Area Lodging     |     Restaurants in Northfield   


DRIVING DIRECTIONS to Carleton Recreation Center

          • Take I-35 to Exit 69 (MN Hwy 19)
          • Go east approximately 7 miles to intersection of MN Hwy 19 and MN Hwy 3
          • Turn left at stoplight and go north on Hwy 19/3 for two blocks
          • Turn right at stoplight and go east on Hwy 19/Second Street over the river to next intersection (first stop sign)
          • Turn left on Hwy 19/Division St and go approximately 0.5 miles
          • Turn right onto Three Oaks Drive
          • (DIRECTIONS TO CAMPUS via Google Maps)



          • There is no charge for parking.
          • Spectator parking is available in any legal parking space on campus. (see campus map below for details)
          • Parking is not permitted along Highway 19.
          • Accessibility drop off —— Handicap parking is limited. There will be a designated loading/unloading zone available. (See map for details.)
          • CAMPUS MAP (PDF)


Competing Teams — college races
Augsburg University  (M/W)
Carleton College  (M/W)
Carthage College  (M)
Cornell College  (M/W)
Grinnell College  (M/W)
Gustavus Adolphus College (M/W)
Luther College  (M/W)
Macalester College  (M/W)
College of Saint Benedict  (W)
St. Cloud State University  (W)
St. Norbert College  (W)
College of St. Scholastica  (M/W)
University of St. Thomas  (W)
UW-Superior  (M/W)

Competing Teams — high school races
Breck School
Forest Lake High School
Math & Science Academy
Nova Classical Academy
St. Paul Academy