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DJJD Outlaw Run 2024

Sun September 8, 2024 Northfield, MN 55057 US Directions


Outlaw Run 15k

$25 8:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT

Outlaw Run 5k. Run/Walk

$25 8:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:59pm CDT


Corner of Washington St. and 4th St. E
Northfield, MN US 55057


The Outlaw Run is a 5K/15K run and walk, hosted by the Northfield Historical Society in Northfield, MN. It takes place during the Defeat of Jesse James Days Celebration the Sunday after Labor Day. Both the 5K and 15K race takes place on a certified route. The run is the Northfield Historical Society's largest fundraiser of the year. 

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. 


About the Northfield Historical Society

The Northfield Historical Society is a 501(c)3 organization serving both local families and school children as well as visitors from across the globe. The museum provides our community with a place to reflect on its history. It provides a location for the safekeeping of items, images, and stories that will allow future generations to connect with their roots. It offers a sense of place for our present and it plays a critical role in preserving our shared experiences as we look to the future.  

Funds raised from the Outlaw Run will support educational programming, building preservation, care of collections, and general operating expenses. Visit the Northfield Historical Society's website for more information. 


Race Contact Info

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Northfield Historical Society Membership

Individual Membership Levels
Senior/ Veteran – $30

Individual – $40

Household – $50

Supporting Membership Levels
John North Level – $100

Hiram Scriver Level – $250

Henry Wheeler Level – $500

Heywood Circle – $1000 

 All members enjoy:

Free admission to the museum
Free research, either in person or by the staff
Museum store discount
Ticket discounts for select events
Invitation to Members-Only events or programs
Copy of the Scriver Scribbler newsletter
Benefits at Rice County historical societies

Supporting members also enjoy:

15% museum store discount
Eligibility for one private tour for 4 people
Recognition in the Scriver Scribbler newsletter


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