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Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Firemen's Park, Cottage Grove, WI
Directions and race route provided on right side of screen.

Online registration is now closed.

You can register Friday night from 4-7 at the New Life Church (7564 Cottage Grove Rd), and the morning of the run at Firemen's Park.
T-shirts will be limited during park registration.

Race day registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m. under the "big tent" at Firemen's Park.

Packet Pickup:
Packet pickup will take place on Friday, June 12th, from 4:00 - 7:00 at New Life Church, 4564 Cottage Grove Rd. Plenty of parking and easy/fast pickup. Walk up registrations will also take place during this time. T-shirts are not guaranteed with walk up registrations.

Race day registration and packet pickup will take place under the "big tent" at Firemen's Park.

Entry Fee:
$25 through June 13 - includes shirt
$20 through June 13 - no shirt
$30 day of race - shirt not guaranteed
$10 kids race with medal

Participants who sign up by June 13 will be receive a Hot2Trot race t-shirt. Only a limited number will be available to those who register on race day. Kids Run participants will receive medals, instead of shirts.
Race day registration starts at 7:00am. Actual shirt color and design will be different from shirt shown here.

Trophies to the top male and female finisher in each age bracket. These are VERY COOL so you'll want to run fast! All Kids Run "runners" will be awarded with a commemorative medal.

Kids 1k:
1k run- $10 registration. This is a fun, non-competitive race, and all kids who participate will receive a finisher medal.

Registration and timing provided by ItsRaceTime.com, the same company that times area races such as the Haunted Hustle, and Capital View Triathlon.

kids run

Online registration will open soon!

You can register Friday night from 4-7 at the New Life Church (4564 Cottage Grove Rd), and the morning of the run at Firemen's Park.
T-shirts will be limited during park registration.

Race day registration and packet pick-up starts at 7:00 a.m. under the "big tent" at Firemen's Park.

$25 for 5k walk/run

$20 for 5k walk/run - no shirt

$30 day of race (no shirt guaranteed)

$10 kids run with medal

Online registration by It's Race Time

Don't want to use online registration? Download paper registration complete, and mail as indicated.

We Love Our Sponsors!

The 2014 Hot2Trot was a success because of our generous sponsors. Runner registration fees and sponsor financial support not only helped put on the race, but raised $4000 for Cottage Grove Fire Department.

Please patronize our Sponsors, and visit their web sites. They are helping us to promote health, fitness and fun for our community!













Robert Bertera Photography LLC



Volunteer for Hot2Trot


Thank you to all of our generous volunteers!
We could not put on the Hot2Trot run without your help.

If you, or your group would like to help at the race, there are plenty of things to do. Opportunites range from handing cups of water to runners, directing runners on the course, handing out registration packets and many more duties!

All volunteers will receive a race t-shirt.

Submit the form below, and we will contact you to discuss how you'd like to participate.

Volunteer Information

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Festival Weekend in Cottage Grove!

Cottage Grove Firemen's Festival and the Hot2Trot run are fundraisers for the Cottage Grove Fire Department.

Other Firemen's Festival events include:

• Carnival Midway
• Colossal Parade
• Food and Drink Tents
• Professional Rodeo
• Barbeque cook off
• Kids Tractor Pull
• Horse Pull
• Pancake Breakfast
• Beer Tasting
• Baseball Tournament
• Live Music
• See web site for More!

Proceeds from past festivals have been used to purchase fire fighting apparatus and equipment, as well as to help numerous Cottage Grove youth groups and provide area students with continuing education awards. Questions about the Festival may be directed to festival@cottagegrovefire.org


How do I get my bib number?
Packet pickup (shirt, bib number, pins, etc...) will take place Friday evening, at New Life Church (7564 Cottage Grove Rd), from 4:00 - 7:00pm. Family and friends may pick up your packet for you. You can also get your packet Saturday morning- race day at the park, in the "big tent". Walk-up registrations are also welcome both Friday and Saturday.

Plenty of parking in the Event Parking field/lot next to Grove St. Enter from Clark Street.

How to start?
Please line up at the start line prior to 8:30am. Runners MUST wear bibs on the FRONT of shirt or shorts on the outermost layer of clothing to be timed. Baby joggers, strollers, wagons are only permitted at the back of the race pack.

Weather/Refund Policy?
This run will be held rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed or canceled. There are no refunds.

Awards will be given to the top three finishers in the 5k run (male and female) for these age divisions: 13 and under,14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and up.

Will walkers use the same course?
Yes! We love walkers. We only ask that you start the walk near the back of the runners to avoid congestion. If you are walking with friends, please be mindful of faster walkers/runners coming up from behind. Try to prevent a "blockade" or walkers, and staying towards the far side of the course is wise.

Strollers and Wagons?
All strollers and wagons are welcome, but must start behind the runners, at the back of the pack.

Rollerblades? Rover?
No rollerblades, skateboards, ripsticks, bicycles or pets on the course.

Headphones and earbuds are allowed, but discouraged due to safety reasons.

How is the money raised used?
Proceeds from the run will be given to the Cottage Grove Firement's Department to continue purchasing equipment, and educational programs.

How can I train?
Even if you have never run before, there are excellent programs to get you started.The popular "Couch to 5k" program has helped many become runners in two months time.

Will I have enough time to go to the parade?
Most walkers will finish the course well within an hour. This will give you two hours before the 11:30 start of the parade.

What about spectators?
Most of the course is run on neighborhood streets. We encourage family and friends to cheer you on! There is plenty of room under the big tent at Firemen's Park to meet up afterwards.

After the run?
Head over to the big tent for cold water, chocolate milk, bagels, and bananas. We will award trophys to the fastest runners in each division. We also have a prize drawing that all runners/walkers are entered in.

Congratulations 2014 Hot2Trotters!
Here are your Race Results and Photos


2014 Hot2Trot 5k Results

2013 Hot2Trot 5k Results

2012 Hot2Trot 5k Results

Robert Bertera Photogrpahy,
a professional photographer here in Cottage Grove, documented the day with many great photos. They are organized into 4 galleries, which can be found at: http://robertberteraphotography.smugmug.com

Click on CLIENT in the upper right corner and you will be routed to the Galleries. The password for all 4 of the Hot2Trot galleries is “Runner”. The download button is in the lower right corner under the image. Enjoy!!

Did you have your photo taken in front of our photo backdrop? You can find those photos here: Hot2Trot Photo Wall.

2013 Mad City Photo Galleries

2012 Mad City Photo Galleries

2012 Flickr set of race day photos (by Mindi Giftos)


Sat. & Sun

Race Route & Directions

Kids Run Route