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Hoot Scoot


Moonlight Hoot Scoot

Friday, October 21, 2016

A fundraiser for the International Owl Center.

1 mile Fun Run (7:00 PM) and 5K Race (7:45 PM)

on the Root River Trail, starting and ending in Trailhead Park in Houston, MN

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Enjoy a night run (or walk) in nature on the Root River Trail, lit by luminaries. Each participant receives a reusable lighted bracelet to wear as well as a T-shirt featuring the Hoot Scoot logo.

Participants are encouraged to wear an owl costume or owl clothing during the run. Everyone who does will receive a special treat, and the person with the best costume will receive an award.

There will also be photo opportunities with our owl mascot, Hooston.

Expect owl-themed refreshments at the finish.

2016 5K results (the course was a bit less than 5K)
Overall fastest male: Grant Bell, 13:40
Overall fastest female: Grace Idecker, 19:33
12 & under
1st place male: Ethan Petersiliie, 24:24
2nd place male: Quintin Betthauser, 25:59
3rd place male: Sam Gesinger, 26:15
1st place female: Meghan Steffes, 24:06
2nd place female: Alyssa Tollefson, 25:09
3rd place female: Sydney Torgerson, 25:18
Ages 13-20
1st place male: Travis Mensink, 22:04
2nd place male: Keith Fuhrmeister, 22:23
3rd place male: Elliot Anderson, 24:05
1st place female: Maya Colby, 24:06
2nd place female: Amelia Torgerson, 24:45

3rd place female: Bep Heyer, 25:02
Ages 21-40
1st place male: Peter Mueller, 20:22
2nd place male: Ezra Heyer, 21:10
3rd place male: Landen Rodemeyer, 22:25
1st place female: Megan Schossow, 20:37
2nd place female: Nicole Lechner, 23:01
3rd place female: Tina Darr, 24:09
Ages 41+
1st place male: Dave Farmer, 19:06
2nd place male: Tim Mueller, 21:46
3rd place male: Ron Britain,, 21:57
1st place female: Mary Mehelich, 27:29
2nd place female: Cardy Lewison, 27:31
3rd place female, Ellen Eliason, 29:10


2016 Information

Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-mile Fun Run if you register by October 9. After that date the registration fees are $30 and $25 respectively, and we cannot guarantee a T-shirt. You can also register at the race.

If you can't participate but just want the cool shirt, we will mail you a shirt for $25, postage & handling included. Orders must be received by October 7.

The race will be held rain or shine. Since this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds.

Download Registration Form Here

Register online here (a convenience fee of $1.25 + 6.75% is charged for online registrations.)

Click here if you would like to double check your registration. You should receive a confirmation email after registering.



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The International Owl Center advances the survival of wild owl populations through education and research. We plan to accomplish our mission through biological and cultural programs and displays, green building design, citizen-science and other research, international exchange of information, the World Owl Hall of Fame, the International Festival of Owls, and other means.

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