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PNC Women Run the Cities 10K

Saturday, May 17, 2025 at 1:30:00 PM UTC

Feed your soul with a Mississippi River 10K.

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2024 Women Run the Cities

Celebrate with joy and in style with a unique finisher medal and swag.

Awesome Gear 

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

Scenic Spring-Time Course 

With delicious brunch bites, mimosas, and Summit beer 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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"The energy was amazing. It felt unique as the race was mostly made up of women. I felt very
safe, supported, and encouraged in the environment despite not being a huge runner!"

2024 Women Run the Cities Participant

"It was so cool to see that many women in one place, there to reach a common goal. This was my first year participating, and I am definitely putting this on my
calendar for next year. This race was also just really really well done and the after-race
festivities were top-notch."

2024 women run the cities participant

"Loved this event! Wonderful, positive and supportive atmosphere, beautiful race course, great perks. Loved seeing so many women and their families out there challenging themselves and having fun. Will definitely do it again."

2024 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

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

2023 women run the cities participant

2024 Course Map

*SUBJECT TO CHANGE*​

2024 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: 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  

    • 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

    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. 

    Parking 

    • 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.

  • The PNC Women Run the Cities 10K will have fluid stations and toilets at approx. mile 1.5, 3.5, and 5. Click here for more information. 

    Back of the Pack Support

    The PNC Women Run the Cities 5K will have six volunteers at the back of the pack who are there to provide friendly inspiration and celebration. If you are new to running/walking events or identify as a 'back of the pack' person, you will find camaraderie with this crew! Look for them in yellow high vis belts and give them a high five!

  • Participants in the virtual 10K will be able to submit results  May 1 – December 31, 2024.  Submit your results here

     

    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

    Age group awards will be available at the packet pick-up tent after participants finish starting at 9:30 a.m. 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].

    Race Awards, presented by Public Lands

    Public Lands will be providing a $150 gift card to their store to the winner of each distance (5K, 10K, and 10 Mile). The first place finisher of each race will receive their prize at the finish line.

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