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Hoot Scoot


Moonlight Hoot Scoot

Saturday, October 21, 2017

as part of Owl-O-Ween!

A fundraiser for the International Owl Center.

1 mile Fun Run (7:00 PM) and 5K Race (7:45 PM)

on the Root River Trail, starting and ending in Trailhead Park in Houston, MN

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Enjoy a night run (or walk) in nature on the Root River Trail, lit by luminaries. Each participant receives a reusable lighted bracelet to wear as well as a T-shirt featuring the Hoot Scoot logo.

Participants are encouraged to wear an owl costume or owl clothing during the run. Everyone who does will receive a special treat, and the person with the best costume will receive an award.

There will also be photo opportunities with our owl mascot, Hooston.

Expect owl-themed refreshments at the finish.

No dogs allowed for safety reasons. 

Strollers are allowed, but will be asked to be at the rear of the group at the starting line.

No flashlights allowed, even for kids in strollers, since they compromise dark-accomodated vision.

Be sure to come early to enjoy our Owl-O-Ween activities!

2017 Information

Cost is $25 for the 5K and $20 for the 1-mile Fun Run if you register by October 9. After that date the registration fees are $30 and $25 respectively, and we cannot guarantee a T-shirt. You can also register at the race.

If you can't participate but just want the cool shirt, we will mail you a shirt for $25, postage & handling included. Orders must be received by October 9.

The race will be held rain or shine. Since this is a fundraiser, there will be no refunds.

Download Registration Form Here

Register online here (a convenience fee of $1.25 + 6.75% is charged for online registrations.)

Click here if you would like to double check your registration. You should receive a confirmation email after registering.



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The International Owl Center advances the survival of wild owl populations through education and research. We plan to accomplish our mission through biological and cultural programs and displays, green building design, citizen-science and other research, international exchange of information, the World Owl Hall of Fame, the International Festival of Owls, and other means.

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