Course Information

Three race distances, two main courses when you do the Monster Dash:  Half Marathon and 10 Mile  or the 5K course. Which ever race you choose, you will have a great experience in Minnesota's beautiful fall atmosphere with a Monster Dash twist!

Monster Half Marathon & 10-Mile

Start time: 8:30am

Half Marathon Course

Start Location: St. Paul, MN (Race Village at John Ireland Blvd & Dayton/Marshall)
Half Finish Location: Upper Landing Park in St. Paul (Eagle Parkway and Shepard Road)  No parking at finish.
10 Mile Finish Location: Near Elway and Shepard. No parking at finish (on-street a few blocks away)

Half Course open for 3 1/2 hours
10-Mile Course open for 2 hours, 45 minutes

The 2017 Half Marathon and 10-Mile Monster Dash is in St. Paul this year!  Combined with the beautiful fall foliage, the start of the race is spectacular! It begins at the picturesque Cathedral of St. Paul that overlooks the city. Participants will run downhill (an end total of 400 vertical feet) along the tree-lined course  on historic Summit Avenue and finish in Downtown St. Paul at the Mighty Mississippi.  The chip-timed race is USATF certified. 

And if you can handle it-- challenge yourself to run the distance in costume!  You could win our costume contest!
Click on here to Download PDF of Course 

Elevation Map (Click on map to download PDF)





















Screen Shot 2016 09 23 at 4.12.05 PMMonster Dash 5K 

Start time 9:30am
Location: Start and Finish are at CHS Field


This is the shorter, family-family friendly distance for the signature Monster Dash.  The 5K is an optional chip-timed event. 

  • Watch yourself finish on the 50ft Jumbo Tron at CHS Field!
  • Convenient Parking
  • Costume Contest
  • Walker-friendly
  • Trick or treat candy for kids at the finish
  • Party with ALL the Monster Dash Runners at the post-race party in Upper Landing Park!
  • Beer Garden at Upper Landing Park!