It's a great time of year to hit the road and explore the beautiful fall colors.  It's also a time of year where some great 5Ks pop up in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  This Saturday, those two things combine for a great event near North Branch, Minnesota.

This Saturday, October 14, is the the Wild River 5K Otter Trotter Run/Walk, beginning at 10:00 a.m. from the picnic shelter.

You'll run or walk along Nevers Dam man-made dike, along the west bank of the St. Croix River, next to some native prairie and finishing along a wooded path that shows some of the past history of the logging industry.

Register in advance online, or on race-day from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the park’s picnic shelter at Wild River State Park.   Registration is $35 with a t-shirt and $25 without one.

Follow the link below for all the details and to get registered.  Also, remember to check our Fall Colors Map for other great areas to go across the Northland.