Upcoming Events

2020 Cloquet Forestry Center Open House

View the CFC Virtual Open House on YouTube!

2020 Cloquet Forestry Center 5K Walk/Run

Enjoy a virtual Cloquet Forestry Center 5k/10k Challenge for the entire month of October! Come explore scenic forest roads and soak up some fall color at the University of Minnesota's primary research and demonstration forest. The loop course includes internal dirt and grass roads closed to vehicle traffic. Runner parking is in the large paved lot at the Forestry Center. The 5k /10k routes will start and end in the same place. Please follow signs from the large paved parking lot south to the race starting area.
Distance: 5k and 10k | Time: Daylight hours | Fee: FREE EVENT
Route: The routes will be marked with signs and color associated flagging. 5k route is lime green, 10k route is purple.
Waivers: All runners must sign a waiver from the University of Minnesota in order to have times posted. Waivers will be available at race start area, please leave them along with your time in the designated completed waiver box.
Contact name: Rachael Olesiak | Contact e-mail: rolesiak@umn.edu

Previous Events:

2019 Forestry Center 5K Walk/Run

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

5:30pm, rain or shine

Free, please register upon arrival. Enjoy the fall colors with a 3.2 mile route along the unpaved forest roads. Ends with a bonfire and s’mores at the CFC Alumni Pavilion! More details on Northland Runner.

2019 Cloquet Forestry Center Open House

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

4:30-8pm, Free and fun for all ages!

  • 4:30-8:00pm  Self-guided walking tour, Bonfire and s’mores, Kids craft
  • 5:00-6:15pm  Wagon forest tour
  • 5:15-6:15pm Educational talks under the pavilion
  • 6:30-7:45pm  Wagon forest tour
  • 6:45-7:45pm  Educational talks under the pavilion

For more information contact Rachael Olesiak at rolesiak@umn.edu or 218 726 6409. View our CFC Open House facebook event pagePrint a flyer for this event (pdf).

Food from Magnolia Café available for purchase.

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