Due to unforseen circumstances, the Oyster Race has had to indefinitely postpone the Minneapolis race in 2013. Please sign up for our email list to stay up to date for the 2014 race. Play Fearlessly!

The Need to Know

Learn everything there is to know about the adventure of the Oyster in the Official Race Info Packet. Also check out which Oyster course is best for you.

What do I get as an Oyster_Racer?

  • 2 FREE beers
  • Post-race refueling food
  • Oyster finisher cowbell
  • Oyster Swag
  • A few hours of AWESOME!

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    The Minnesota Oyster is proud to have Make-A-Wish® Minnesota as its beneficiary. Make-A-Wish® Minnesota grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1982, the Minnesota chapter has granted more than 3,900 wishes to children across the state. Make-A-Wish Minnesota grants a wish for a Minnesota child every 27 hours. Learn more about Make-A-Wish Minnesota here.



    Donation Incentives

    Thanks helping us grant wishes for the kids of Make-A-Wish Minnesota! Not only are you helping to make a difference, but teams get extra incentives for raising funds too. Check 'em out:

    *Please note - fundraising incentives are achieved as a team not individually.

    $30 - Make a Wish Happen (Required $30 per team)
    This year, we are asking teams to donate a minimum of $30 in an effort to raise more funds for our local non-profit partners. Thank you for helping grant wishes for the Make-A-Wish!

    $50 - Sneak Peek
    Get ahead of the competition! Teams get the chance to have a mystery leg of the course revealed before the race even starts. (No brainer)

    $100 - Course Clue
    Teams will receive a clue before race day that will give them an extra edge while out on the course. (For example: address to a mystery location, tasks to complete ahead of time, etc.)

    $250 - Puzzle Master
    Get a brain break! teams will receive the hardest puzzle on the course before the race so they have plenty of time to get it right! FYI, this could save teams up to 20 minutes in crunch time.

    $500 - Charity Bomb & Beer VIP
    *As a Thank You for raising the highest level of funds for a great cause, teams have the opportunity to drop a charity bomb on the competition & explode to the front of a line anywhere on the course! (You can only detonate a bomb once)
    Also at the $500.00 level teams will get Beer VIP!
    Beer VIP will get you a special bracelet post-race that allows unlimited cold beers. SCORE!

    *The Top Donor will recieve a super awesome top secret prize package!




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     Date     Full Course
        Half Course
     Jan 18 - Feb 11
         $80      $70
     Feb 12 - Jun 10      $85      $75
     Jun 11 - Jul 15      $90      $80
     Jul 16 - Aug 12      $95      $85
     Aug 13 - Sep 14      $105      $95
     *Every team must have at least 3 members
    Race schedule
    Friday, September 13th
    Team Check-in @4-7pm
    Location: TBD
    Saturday September 14th
    Race Day!

    Transition Area: Padilla Speer Beardsley Parking Lot, 1101 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    Map and Parking info here

    6:30am - Transition Area opens! If your team didn't check-in prior to race day, please arrive at 6:30am to do so, 7:30am for the Half Oyster. Otherwise, come early to claim your team stall for the day.

    8:00am - Oyster_The Race begins! (Full Course only)

    9:00am - The Half Oyster begins!

    2:30pm(ish) - Enjoy post-race food, two free beers (of course you can buy more), and the awards ceremony post-race. Awards will begin when a minimum of 75% of teams have completed the course. Take the time to relax, stretch and share a beer and your stories with other racers. Party on, you've earned it!

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    If you've read THIS far we know you're pretty excited about the Oyster. If you want to help us spread the Oyster awesomeness in your city, check out the Oyster Adventure Squad


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