Outlaw Run Virtual 5K/15K Run-Walk

Date: August 30 – September 11, 2020

Entry Fee: $25

(Plus $5 Mailing Fee. Local Pickup is Free!)

Open to all – No age brackets 


History of the Run

This run was formerly the DJJD 5K/15K managed by Northfield Shares. Historically it took place Sunday of the Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration weekend. The Northfield Historical Society is the new organizer of the run and is coordinating it as a virtual run in 2020.

Race Virtually!

As a participant, you get to choose any time between August 30 and September 11 to complete your race. The 5K is 3.1 miles. The 15K is 9.3 miles. You can complete your race anywhere you choose – there is no set course. You can also complete your race any way you choose – running, walking, with your dog, pushing a stroller, on a treadmill, or on an elliptical machine. You can complete the race on your own or bring together your friends and walk – 6 feet apart – in a group. It’s all up to you!


  Racing in Northfield?

  Here’s a map of the traditional 5K route

  Here’s a map of the traditional 15K route.

  Or choose a route of your own!

Why the Outlaw Run?

On September 7, 1876, the James-Younger Gang robbed the First National Bank of Northfield.  Two Northfield men were killed. The townspeople fought the gang and ran them out of town. A posse was formed and for two weeks after the robbery, the gang was pursued. They were finally apprehended in Madelia, MN. The name of our run, the Outlaw Run, does not seek to glorify the outlaws but to remember the men who chased after the robbers when the outlaws ran from Northfield.