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2023 Fat & Happy

Ride before you dine! Fat & Happy is here for a Thanksgiving day race!

We are SO excited to put on this event for the 3rd year in a row, and have so much in store for you!

Join us on our 11.8-mile or 21.9-mile course! Click the ticket link to jump on our cheapest prices of the season!

*All bikes are welcome that can handle gravel – courses include 80% gravel and 20% paved road.

We can’t wait to ride with you!

Time & Location

Nov 23, 7:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Square Lake Park, 15450 Square Lake Trail N, Stillwater, MN 55082, USA

About the Event

Course Options

Courses include 80% gravel and 20% paved roadways.

Download the course map PDF

Please note that it is your responsibility to be aware of and familiar with the course in preparation for event day.

Bike Options

All bikes are welcome and invited to participate. Keep in mind, this route is 80% gravel. There will be separate award categories for bike type – please designate the category you will be racing in during registration. 


For registrations that include a T-shirt, registering after date 11/9/23 will NOT guarantee a shirt on event day. No medals included. No age group awards included.

  • Early Bird (through 11/2/23) | Short Course $50; Long Course $55
  • Regular (11/3/23 through 11/22/23) | Short Course $65; Long Course $70
  • Event Day (11/23/23) (no shirt) | Short Course $70; Long Course $75

No shirt options = above price less $10. If selecting this option, please ONLY select “No Shirt” on registration form.

2XL shirt option = above price plus $16. If selecting this option, please ONLY select “2XL Shirt” on registration form.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up is available on event day at the event location.

Schedule of Events

  • 7:00am | Park opens
  • 7:05-7:40am | Event day registration + packet pick-up
  • 7:50am | Announcements
  • 7:55am | National anthem
  • 8:00am | Long course begins
  • 8:10am | Short course begins
  • 9:30am | Short course awards
  • 10:00am | Long course awards
  • 10:30am | Event ends + course closes


To park at this event location, the Minnesota state parks department policy requires you to have a Washington County Park permit or a 1-day park permit to Square Lake Park. A day pass costs $7.00 and can be purchased at the Washington County Website (recommended) or via the electronic parking meter on event day.


Although we will have volunteers and all corners will be marked, it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course. All roads are OPEN ROADS—which means vehicle traffic (including farm equipment) will be sharing these roads with us. In case of snowfall on event day*, maintenance vehicles (snow plows) will have the right of way to clear the roads for vehicle traffic. As an event participant, it is your responsibility to be aware of your surroundings/traffic at all times. For visibility purposes, we highly recommend a flashing red light on the back of your bike. The more visible you are, the better!

*we may want to consider “weather delay” in these situations


This event is being timed/managed by us. Results can be viewed here after.


Tag us on social media! Tag us @rocketracingmn and use the hashtags #rocketracingmn and #RRfatandhappy on Facebook and Instagram so we can share them with our community and cheer you on!

Thanks so much to our Sponsors!

Tri Fitness Coaching  |  Caribou Coffee | ROAM Bike Shop

Thanks so much to our Partners and Contributors!



Nov 23 2023


8:00 am - 10:30 am

Event Registration



Square Lake Park
15450 Square Lake Trail N, Stillwater, MN 55082, USA