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Get in Gear 5K

A short and sweet start to Spring. 

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2024 Details

DATE & TIME

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 1:35:00 PM UTC

Course

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Start Spring with a fresh look with a Storm Creek® technical tee designed with breathable fabric that provides all-day versatility.

Get in Gear…Gear! 

Celebrate sunshine and good cheer at the Get in Gear finish festival once you're race is done. 

Get in Gear…Beer! 

Run with your team through our Corporate Team Challenge​.

Corporate Team Challenge

All kids 18 and under run free through our TC Kids Run Free program. Kick things into high gear with the whole family!

Kids Run Free 

Reasons to Run with Us

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"It’s a great route, clearly marked, and with helpful volunteers along the way. I felt safe and supported the entire race."

2023 Get in Gear Participant

"Volunteers were great. All the food/snacks at finish line were superlative. Announcer at race was great at start and finish...Thank you all for having this race."

2023 Get in Gear Participant

"GIG is such a legacy race with excellent participation in terms of number of runners, competition and classic river road course."

2023 Get in Gear Participant

Coming Soon: 2024 Course Map

2024 Details

Race Details

  • Below is the registration pricing for the Get in Gear 5K. Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size!

    Virtual registration is $39. There are no price increases in the virtual event.   

     

    First 25

    • 1st - 25th registrant: $35

    Next 25

    • ​26th - 50th registrant: $39   

    Tier 3

    • 52nd registrant - Thursday, February 8th: $44   

    Tier 4

    • Friday, February 9th - Thursday March 28th: $49  

    Tier 5

    • Friday, March 29th - Thursday, April 18th: $54 

    Tier 6

    • Friday, April 19th - Wednesday April 24th: $59

    Tier 7

    • Thursday, April 25th - Saturday, April 27th: $60 

  • Check back later this winter for times and locations for Get in Gear packet pick up!

  • Gear check drop off will be available near the Start/Finish Line in Minnehaha Regional Park until the race start. Gear check pick up will be available in the same location until the Finish Festival closes at 12:00pm. 

    Please take note of the following details related to this free, race-day service:   

    • Personal bags will not be accepted   

    • Clear, plastic bags will be available on race day  

    • Do NOT leave bags unattended on race day at any time   

    • Affix the gear check tag from race bib to the plastic bag using the tie provided at the gear check drop zone   

    • Tie bags securely shut before dropping at the gear check drop zone   

    • Do not check valuables, Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items   

    • Gear check opens at 7:30 a.m.   

    • Gear check closes at 11:45 a.m.   

    • We discourage runners and spectators from carrying non-transparent bags at the event at any time 

  • We strongly encourage carpooling, biking, or using public transportation as parking is limited in the area. Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) between arrival and start time to walk to the packet pickup area, use toilets, check your gear, and prepare for the event. 

    All registered Get in Gear participants and volunteers will have access to Metropolitan Council transportation (bus and light rail) at no charge on Saturday, April 27th (5am – 1pm). To redeem, participants and volunteers can download the pass online, or print the pass, and present it to driver.

    Public Transit

    • Light Rail

      • 50th Street & Minnehaha Light Rail Station via Blue Line is the closest stop. 

      • It is an approximate 6-minute-walk (.3 miles) to the Race Festival ​

    Drop Off / Pick Up Zone​

    • On South Minnehaha Drive in the semi-circle across from Princess (Minnehaha) Depot using the South entrance. 

      • Use the right lane and drive up as far as you can in the lane 

      • Use the left lane only for passing and exiting the area 

      • When exiting the area only make right hand turns on S Minnehaha Dr. 

    • In the Runner Drop Off/Pick Up Zone please be quick. 

    • During runner Pick Up please be courteous and try to time it so you both and your driver arrive around the same time. 

    Parking 

    • There is no designated participant parking, but neighborhood parking is available in the area.  Please pay close attention to no parking signs, designated parking hours and meter details. Do not park along the racecourse and obey all parking rules in effect. 

  • Participants in the virtual 5K will be able to submit results April 1 – December 31, 2024.  Check back later for the submission link. 

    Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration by Friday, May 10, 2024. 
    Any changes to your address must be sent to [email protected] prior to  Friday, March 29, 2024. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses. 

  • Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants! As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic.  Download theTwin Cities In Motion App, presented by Medtronic  to track runners! 

  • Age group awards will be available after participants finish for categories of men, women and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their age group. Age groups include 8 & under, 9-13, 14-18, 19-24, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards. 

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Finisher Medal

Show off your accomplishment in style with the 2024 Finisher Medal.

The Swag

Get in Gear Storm Creek® Technical Tee

This Storm Creek technical tee is designed to keep you fresh from your morning workout to an afternoon coffee stop. Breathable fabric provides all-day versatility.

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