*** Beginning September 7, all entries for the LIVE race must be done in-person. You can sign up Thursday and Friday night from 4:30 to 8pm at the Northfield Historical Society tent on Bridge Square, 408 Division Street South. Or you can sign up on race day morning from 6:30 to 7:30am at Benson and Langehough Funeral Home at 4th and Washington Streets. ***
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.
https://runsignup.com/Race/MN/Northfield/DJJDOutlawRun to register today!