Rite of Spring
TCM is eager to nurture the values, history and traditions of Get in Gear, Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring!
Wear your accomplishment in style and comfort with an exclusive 2023 medal and Brooks ® participant shirt.
Staying the Course
Get in Gear will continue to run along the scenic Mississippi River. Events start and finish at Minnehaha Park for a celebration.
NEW Beer Garden!
Toast your triumph with a free beer at the inaugural Get in Gear Summit Beer Garden. (21+ with valid ID)
Prepare for race day with Trackster, the top-rated free running app for runners of all levels.
In-Person & Virtual Options
Choose the option that's right for your situation and preference. Run in Minnesota virtually, even if you’re stranded in Iowa.
Corporate Team Challenge
Form a company team to support corporate wellness and build team spirit. Learn more here.
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 for both the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. There are no price increases in the virtual event.
Stay tuned for details!
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
Stay tuned for details!
Participants in the virtual 5K, 10K and half marathon will be able to submit results April 1 – December 31, 2023.
Submit virtual results here. (Link to come later)
Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration on Friday May 12, 2023.
Any changes to your address must be sent to email@example.com prior to Friday, March 24, 2023. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses.
Runners wishing to switch race distance or transfer registration to another person must complete the process by Wednesday April 19, 2023. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.)
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.
Download the Twin Cities in Motion App to stay up to date on race details, track runners, and more!
The Corporate Team Challenge offers workplaces of all types and sizes the opportunity to add team-building and excitement to the workplace while promoting health and fitness.
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.
Click here to view all past year’s Get in Gear 2010 – 2022 results (use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance).
Full 2023 results will appear here. (Link to Come)
Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of men, women, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group.
Age groups include 14 & under, 15-18, 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.
If you have any issues or questions about your results, please fill out the Results Question Form on the MTEC website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on April 27, 2023, whichever comes first. Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up April 27,28,29, 2023. Register early for the lowest price!
Use the online registration confirmation tool (Link will be available closer to event date) to verify entry to the Get In Gear 2023.
Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and virtual distances OR to another person one time. Transfer fees and restrictions apply. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event.
Registration transfers to another individual may only be transferred within the same event and distance as the original registration.
Runners wishing to switch race distance or transfer registration to another person must complete the process by Wednesday, April 19, 2023. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email email@example.com within 48 hours of when you submitted your registration. If accepted, you will be refunded your race entry fee; online transaction fees are non-refundable. TCM does not have a deferral program.
Yes. Please have their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name available during pick up. Registrants will be notified of race numbers in the pre-race email following the end of online registration. Picking up others' packets is limited to FOUR at a time if others are waiting in line; thanks for understanding.
Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check, marked with a flag and located between 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 7:30 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
No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Get In Gear 5K participants must, however, be able to maintain a 30-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.
Strollers are permitted in Get In Gear 5K distance only. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in Get In Gear 5K must be able to maintain the specified pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller. To participate in the event with a stroller, you must display your assigned stroller race bib on the stroller.
We love four-legged friends, however, they are not permitted on course. Thanks for understanding.
Yes! We're looking for people available to volunteer at the event on race day. Help us set up the event, serve participants on course, manage logistics, and more. Click here.
TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials in advance of all events, and safety is our top priority. Event changes or updated protocols due to public safety, public health, or other conditions will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week.