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PNC Women Run the Cities 10K

Feed your soul with a Mississippi River 10K.

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2024 Details

DATE & TIME

Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:30:00 PM UTC

Course

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Celebrate with joy and in style with this year's unique finisher medal and swag.

Awesome Storm Creek® Gear 

Run our traditional and scenic Mississippi River courses starting and finishing at Minnehaha Park.

Scenic Spring-Time Course 

With delicious brunch bites at the finish line, it's sure to be a morning to remember. 

Brunch with Us!

Donate to Girls on the Run Minnesota during registration and see who you are supporting when you cross the finish line for all PNC Women Run the Cities races.

All for a Great Cause 

Reasons to Run with Us

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"Race day made me proud and very happy to be a woman! This was my birthday and first Women Run the Cities and you all made me feel very special!"

2023 Women Run the Cities Participant

"So well organized. Amazing volunteers. Great brunch, mimosa, and beer garden...Loved the location and the course!"

2023 women run the cities participant

"This was my first 5K and I would highly recommend this event to beginners!"

2023 women run the cities participant

2024 Course Map

2024 Details
*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

Women Run the Cities Storm Creek® Quarter Zip

This Storm Creek Quarter Zip is a lightweight bamboo layer that gives everyone a sporty vibe. The pajama-soft top with UPF 30+ sun protection and a hidden pocket makes you look great—and feel even better.

The Swag

Race Details

  • Below is the registration pricing for the PNC Women Run the Cities 10K. 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: $45

    Next 25

    • ​26th - 50th registrant: $49   

    Tier 3

    • 51st registrant - Thursday, February 8th: $54   

    Tier 4

    • Friday, February 9th - Thursday, April 11th: $59  

    Tier 5

    • Friday, April 12th - Thursday, May 2nd: $64 

    Tier 6

    • Friday, May 3rd - Wednesday, May 15th: $69

    Tier 7

    • Thursday, May 16th - Saturday, May 18th: $70 

  • 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 TBD 

    • Location TBD 

    Friday, May 17 

    • Time TBD  

    • Location TBD 

    Saturday, May 18 

    • 7:30 a.m. - race start 

    • 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  

    • Participant gear  

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

    • TCM merchandise available for purchase 

  • Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check. Race-day gear check will be marked with a flag and located near Packet Pick Up and the Finish Line.

     

    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 7:00 a.m.   

    • Gear check closes at 11:00 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. 

    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 10K will be able to submit results  May 1 – December 31, 2024.  Check back later for the submission link for your results.

     

    Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration by Friday, May 31, 2024. Any changes to your address must be sent to [email protected] prior to  Friday, April 20, 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.   

  • Age group awards will be available after participants finish for categories of 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. 

     

    Complimentary entries to next years event will be awarded to the top 3 overall women, and non-binary athletes in the PNC Women Run the Cities 10K and 10 Mile. Codes to register for the event will be sent out in December 2024. The alternative standard for a comped entry into the PNC Women Run the Cities 10K and 10 Mile is to have run an 85%+ age-graded performance in the last two years (there are only a limited number of these available). If you have met these standards, please email Alana Dillinger who coordinates all awards at [email protected].

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