Rochester Active Sports Club (RASC) is a nonprofit club based in Rochester Minnesota, designed to promote nordic skiing, mountain biking and road biking in SE Minnesota.

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Quarry Hill Trail Clean-Up Day

November 11, 2017

Many thanks to the adults and ski team members for spending a morning removing cut brush off the trails and getting them ready for the ski season.


Trail Work - November

Reopening of Douglas Trail near Pine Island


The last section of the Douglas Trail (about 1 mile south of Pine Island, is now open again (not paved yet). The trail on either side of the new tunnel is packed gravel and suitable for bikes (not rollerskis!)

Essex Work Day

October 26, 2017

A hardy group of volunteers cleared trails and removed brush in preparation for the ski season.  

Many thanks for your help.  Ski team members earned community service hours.

Tour de Essex - 7K Trail Run Results

 October 21, 2017

Lightning and downpouring rain greeted trail runners as they arrived at Essex Park on Saturday morning, October 21 for the Tour de Essex trail run. The rain ended a few minutes before the race start providing runners with an enjoyable run under cloudy skies and 58 degree temps. The course, soft and slippery in spots due to the rain, covered 7.45 K of the Essex Park trail system.

The top three runners all finished under a 7 minutes per mile pace on the challenging hills at Essex Park. Joey Keillor was the first across the line at 6:11 per mile with Danny Whipple finishing second in 6:17/mile and Ali Khalili rounding out the top three in 6:42/mile.

Jennifer Clark, finishing fifth overall, led the women across the line in a 7:36/mile pace followed by Kris Stevens in 9:36/mile and Lana Lappi in 11:03/mile.

Tour de Essex 2017 results

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