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Norwegian Foot March & Trail Run

Sat April 13, 2024 Arden Hills, MN 55112 US Directions


30K Foot March

9:00AM CDT
Open to ages 18 - 99.

30K Trail Run

9:00AM CDT

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Arden Hills Army Training Site (AHATS)
4761 Hamline Ave N
Arden Hills, MN US 55112


The Norwegian Foot March is an annual event hosted by the University of Minnesota - Golden Gopher Battalion. For the second year, it is adding a 30-kilometer Trail Run option open to all Minnesota military families, Junior and Senior ROTC programs, and the general public. The event's proceeds will benefit the AUSA Troops of Tomorrow initiative and military programs throughout Minnesota.

History of the Norwegian Foot March

The Norwegian Foot March was first held in 1915 as a test of strength and endurance for members of the Norwegian military and to expose new soldiers to the conditions they could expect in the field. Those who completed a 30km distance with a backpack load of 11kg within 4.5 hours earned the Marsjmerket, the Norwegian Armed Forces Marching Badge. On the day after the event, the soldiers should be able to participate in regular duties fully. Over the last several years, the event has become popular among U.S. military units that use the march as an opportunity to support charitable causes.



  4:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Packet Pickup, Business Expo & Static Display
  Arden Hills Army Training Center, 4761 Hamline Ave S. Arden Hills, MN 55112


  7:00 - 8:45:  30K Foot March Packet Pickup & Check-In

  9:00: Foot March & 30K Trail Run Start

  Noon: Foot March & 30K Trail Run Awards Ceremony



  • Foot March: $45
  • 30K Trail Run: $45

Everyone receives a t-shirt with their registration (no guarantee of shirt/size on race day; is it on a first-come, first-served basis)

Registration closes on April 10, 2024.  


The uniform that all participants will wear while on the course is as follows:

  • Military members will wear their service's combat fatigues. Any camouflage pattern is acceptable, and uniforms will all be in accordance with applicable regulations. Civilians may wear any appropriate civilian attire and must also wear boots.
  • A ruck weighing no less than 11 kilograms or 24.3 pounds. Note that the ruck will be weighed at the finish line, so anything you can consume over the course of the race (water, snacks, etc.) will not count for weight.
  • A water source. There will be aid stations along the course with water and food, but you must also have at least one quart (one canteen) worth of water at the start of the race. Any type of container is acceptable (canteen, bladder, bottle, etc.).
  • Any necessary cold or wet weather gear. You may keep this in your ruck during the race, but it will not count for weight and must be taken out when the ruck is weighed at the finish.

Click Here for updated Norwegian Foot March details.


Various awards will be given to top finishers and top age group finishers in the 30K Trail Run and 30K Foot March.

Click Here for more details on the awards being presented.


The 30K will be chip-timed by Pickle Events

Results will be available during the race at:


Click here for the course maps

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