About The Race

At the crossroads of St. Paul’s historic Rondo and Cathedral Hill neighborhoods, the Rondo Rush race course flies past some of the capitol city’s most popular bars, restaurants and shops.  The course is a sprinter’s dream with 10’ of elevation change – TOTAL.

About the Neighborhood

Fans and racers alike will want to include extra time in their days walking in the footsteps of F. Scott Fitzgerald and through the heart of a historically important African-American neighborhood.

Rondo Avenue was the heart of St. Paul’s most prominent African-American community dating back to the years just after the Civil War. In the 1960s, Rondo Avenue was demolished as part of the construction of Interstate 94. While this was a crushing blow to the neighborhood, hope, pride, and civic engagement live on there.

The architecture of Cathedral Hill shares the detail-oriented charm of other Saint Paul neighborhoods, but these magnificent buildings are only blocks away from the cathedral’s stunning overlook on Downtown. Enjoy a full selection of dining options from bakeries and coffee shops to fine dining and cultural cuisine. Book lovers will especially adore this must-see area, as F. Scott Fitzgerald’s childhood home is located in this neighborhood a home he described in a letter as “A house below the average on a street above the average.”

Parking

The neighborhood around the course has a number of homes and apartments which will make parking challenging.  We have secured the use of the Boy Scouts of America’s headquarters parking lot for your use:

Hulings Scout Service Center
393 Marshall Avenue St. Paul, MN 55102

Note:  The Scout Shop will be open on race day, so please DO NOT park in the row of stalls closest to the building.  Thank you!

Get Directions

Course Map

Race Schedule

Category Race Start
Masters Cat 4/5   8:00am
Cat5 / Citizens 8:45am
Men Cat 4/5   9:20am
Juniors 9-14, 15-18   10:10am
Women Cat 4   10:50am
Men Masters 11:30am
Men Cat 3/4   12:30pm
Women 1/2/3   1:30pm
Kids Race  Great Harvest Kids Race 2:30pm
Men Cat 1/2/3   2:50pm