Row, Ride & Run is a fundraiser benefiting Saint Mary’s University’s S.O.U.L. organization. S.O.U.L. (Serving Others United in Love) is dedicated to providing service opportunities for SMU students, enabling them to connect with diverse communities around the nation and the world. Participating in this event makes these trips possible, as all the money raised goes into helping students pay for the cost of their trip.
Thanks to all of the racers, volunteers, and sponsors of Row Ride Run 7. It was a great race with great weather. We raised around $3000 for students to volunteer and participate in the common good over the next year.
We hope to see you next year!!
RACE DETAILS – Click the links below for important race-day details.
Watch a video tour of the running route on the SMU trails.
2.5-mile loop around Lake Winona, starting at the west end of the lake
14 miles of paved path beginning at Lake Winona, following highways 61 and 43 to Gilmore Valley Road and ending on the Saint Mary's campus
3.1 miles of trail through the bluffs surrounding the Saint Mary's campus
View/print the course (PDF)
Participants must meet the following age requirements:
- Rower must be 10 years of age or older
- Rider must be 15 years of age or older
- Runner must be 10 years of age or older
The race will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather (i.e., lightning or tornado), the Row Ride Run Committee will:
- postpone the race for up to 1 hour (the decision to postpone will be made no sooner than 10 minutes prior to the original start time),
- cancel the race if severe weather does not pass and the 1-hour delay period expires, and
- not provide refunds if the race is canceled due to severe weather.
The race will begin at the Lake Winona Lodge, East Lake Winona, Winona, MN. The Lake Lodge will also be the transition area for canoe/kayak to bike. The bike to run transition area will be located at the Saint Mary's University Gazebo, located 100 yards down the main campus entrance road on the right. Shuttles will be provided to racers for set-up and transportation after the race.
There are a limited number of canoe/kayak rentals provided by Saint Mary's University. Please register early if you are in need of a rental through us. If you register for a canoe/kayak and we run out, your registration fees will be refunded IF your participation is contingent on us providing the canoe/kayak.
Refunds will not be given due to injuries, illness, scheduling conflicts or inclement weather.
Prizes will be given to the fastest male and female individual particpant. The fastest team entry will also be awarded. Gifts from sponsors will be randomly handed out to participants after all racers have finished at the Gazebo located on the Saint Mary's campus.