The Paynesville 400

Sat June 19, 2021 Paynesville, MN 56362 US Directions


400 Run

9:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
Open to ages 11 - 99.

Youth 10 and Under - 400 Run

9:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
Open to ages 10 and under.

The Paynesville 400 has been cancelled for 2021 - We hope to see you all in 2022!

The Paynesville 400 has been cancelled for 2021 - We hope to see you all in 2022!

Here Are Your Options:

We will transfer your registration to the new event date once it is set, and look forward to having you join us. Thanks for your patience!

You understand that events are expensive, even when cancelled, and you want us to keep your registration fees to help cover our costs. We deeply appreciate your generosity and look forward to seeing you at an event soon.

We understand. We hope you can join us next time.


26754 Hwy 55
Paynesville, MN US 56362


The Paynesville 400 is a chip timed 400 Meter Sprint up the former “Crystal Hills Ski” main ski hill. This race is modeled after the Red Bull 400 which races up ski jumping hills around the world.   There will be a “Recreational Race” and “Extreme Race”. The “Recreational Race” has a more gradual 400 meter experience while the “Extreme Race” attacks the hill in a more direct route.   

There will be a  Men’s and Women’s Division - 39 & Under and 40 & Over with awards given out to the top three places in each division.  The “Extreme Race” will have a preliminary run with the top 10 runners in each division running in a “Final Heat”. The “Recreation Race” will not have a final run as awards will be based on time of first run only.  

Waves will be determined by gender.  

Proceeds from this event will benefit the #30ForFreedomFoundation and the Paynesville Area Community.    


Register by Friday June 5, 2021 to be guaranteed a race t-shirt. If you register after June 5, 2021 you are not guaranteed a t-shirt, nor one in your size.

400 Meter Course


Race Day

On race day runner check-in/registration will begin at 8:00 AM with the first Race Wave beginning at 9:00 AM sharp.  The course is well suited for spectators as runners are visible for the entire 400 Meter Climb.  We encourage you to come and enjoy the day in Paynesville with Live Music and Concessions available on our grounds and the Paynesville Community Town & Country Day Celebration Downtown Paynesville. 

Race Day Registration is available, however no T-Shirt is guaranteed and the Race Day Registration Rates are as follows.
400 Run - $40
10 and Under - 400 Run - $15

Paynesville has many amenities that truly make it a great Destination!   More information about our community can be found at the Paynesville Area Chamber of Commerce Website.

Town & Country Days

June 20th is the Paynesville Town & Country Day Community Celebration, so there will be many community events and a large carnival going on the same day as the run. There will also be live music and food available on the race grounds during the race.  Come be a part of this Fun non-traditional event!

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