See You Next year!
Saturday, June 15th, 2013
You can also register Friday night from 4-7 at the Lion's Shelter, and the morning of the run.
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 will take place on Friday, June 14th, from 4:00 - 7:00 in the Lion's Shelter at Firemen's Park. The Shelter is on Clark street, with an adjacent parking lot, and on street parking. 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.
$25 through June 14 - includes shirt
$20 through June 14 - no shirt
$30 day of race - shirt not guaranteed
$10 kids race with medal
Participants who sign up by June 14 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.
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.
We Love Our Sponsors!
The 2012 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!
Volunteer for Hot2Trot
Thank you to all of our generous volunteers!
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 email@example.com
How do I get my bib number?
Packet pickup (shirt, bib number, pins, etc...) will take place Friday evening, at the Lion's Shelter at Firemen's Park, 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, again at the Lion's Shelter. 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.
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.
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.
Race Results and Photos
Mad City Photography, a professional photographer here in Cottage Grove, documented the day with many great photos. Check out the galleries online, and treat yourself to a reminder of your finish at the Hot2Trot run!
2012 Flickr set of race day photos (by Mindi Giftos)
Sat. & Sun
Race Route & Directions