top of page
Asset 34_edited.png

Old Dutch Little Chippers Kids Run the Cities

2025 Date & Time TBA

Get them moving now, and they'll never stop!


2024 Kids Run the Cities

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...check a new distance off the list and sign up for the PNC Women Run the Cities 5K!

Ready for a 5K?

Reasons to Run with Us

2024 Race Festival Map


2024 Race Details

  • Runners 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.  


    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. Register here

  • Provide your race number (emailed race week) to pick up your race materials. Race morning packet pick up at the event is available for those unable to attend packet pick up. 

    Thursday, May 16 

    • Time: 11 AM - 7 PM

    • Location: Summit Brewing Co.

    Friday, May 17 

    • Time: 11 AM - 7 PM

    • Location: Summit Brewing Co.

    • Join us for Yoga, presented by TRIA Orthopedics, at 6 PM!

    Saturday, May 18 

    • Time: 7:30 AM 

    • Location: Race Site, Minnehaha Falls Regional Park 

    Included at packet pick up:  

    • Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend)  

    • Four pins to attach your bib to your shirt  

    • Race day information and customer service support: Event Alert System level, last-minute course changes, parking tips, large maps  

    • TCM merchandise available for purchase 

  • 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. 

    Public Transit

    All registered Women Run the Cities participants and volunteers will have access to Metropolitan Council transportation (bus and light rail) at no charge on Saturday, May 18 (5am – 1pm). To redeem, participants and volunteers can download the pass online, or print the pass, and present it to driver.

    • Access your pass here.

    • 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. 


    • There is no designated participant parking, but we suggest parking in the Fort Snelling Parking Lots and ride light rail to 50th Street & Minnehaha Park Station. Neighborhood parking is also available in the area. Please pay close attention to no parking signs, designated parking hours and meter details. Obey all parking rules in effect and do not park along the race course.

  • There is no virtual event for the Old Dutch Little Chippers Kids Run the Cities.

  • 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.   

bottom of page