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Old Dutch Little Chippers Sprocket Scamper

2025 Date & Time TBA

You're never too young to get in gear!


2024 Get in Gear

Participant and enjoyment always takes first place! 

Fun, Supportive Environment

Choose between 1 mile, half mile and pre-k dash distances.

Age-Appropriate Races

Start their  medal collection early!

Finisher Medals for All Ages

Kids run free in all distances...if you're ready to kick things into high gear, sign up for the Get in Gear 5K or 10K!

Ready for a 5K or 10K?

Gather with fellow Get in Gear participants for trivia at the Summit Ratskeller after packet pick up on Thursday, April 25 at 6 PM!

Thursday Night Trivia

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

2024 Get in Gear Festival Map

2024 Details

2024 Race Details

  • Participants aged 18 and under run at no cost at Twin Cities In Motion events through our TC Kids Run Free program. TCM Members and Donors support the program, the first installment of a larger initiative by nonprofit TCM to make events accessible to all.  Register here


    Kids can run in either the event’s “grown-up” race(s) or in 1 mile, half a mile and pre-K-dash races held in conjunction with the event. 

  • Thursday, April 25

    • Time: 11 AM - 7 PM

    • Location: Summit Brewing Co.

    • Join us for trivia at 6 PM!

    Friday, April 26 

    • Time: 11 AM - 7 PM

    • Location: Summit Brewing Co.

    Saturday, April 27

    • Time: 7:15 AM

    • Location: Race Site 

  • There is no designated participant parking, but neighborhood street parking is available near the Start/Finish area. 

    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.

  • There is no virtual event for the Old Dutch Little Chippers Sprocket Scamper.

  • 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 to track runners! 

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