MNy 250s - 2020

Available Race Locations
The biggest little thing running

MNy 250s are no-frills running events designed to lead the way in the Twin Cities’ safe return to running. MNy 250s will provide runners motivation to keep training, a timed result on an accurate course, and the opportunity to cross a physical finish line, all in a safe environment that abides by all local, state and federal guidance. These events will feel like road racing was back in the ‘80s—no extras, just a starting gun, a finish line, and 249 of your best running friends. Short shorts are optional, but following safety protocols is mandatory.

Multiple Dates

Choose from several different dates throughout September to run your 5K—or 5Ks!

Locations

We are excited to offer 3 different locations for these 5K races. Click on each tab above to learn more!

Safety

As a leader in the running community, TCM takes safety protocols seriously, and MNy 250s abide by all relevant local, state and federal guidance.

RULES AND SAFETY 

Safety measures include, but are not limited to:

  • All participants, volunteers and staff are required to undergo an on-site contactless COVID screening (temperature reading and screening questions) before participating in the event

  • In order to comply with current state of Minnesota gathering-size restrictions, no unregistered spectators will be allowed at MNy 250s  

  • All participants, volunteers and staff are required to wear masks (participants not required to wear mask while racing)

  • Small wave starts to maintain social distancing

  • Multiple hand sanitizing stations

  • No race day registration and a contactless packet pickup process

  • No fluid stations on course -- all participants must be self-sufficient

  • Pre-bagged food and water for contactless post-race distribution

  • Runners are required to maintain social distancing at all times while not racing, and are encouraged to maintain 6' space between fellow participants whenever possible while on course

  • Runners are required to promptly depart finish line after completing race

  • No spitting, hugging, or high-fives, but air hugs, virtual high fives and words of support are highly encouraged

For complete, site-specific COVID preparedness plans for each event in the MNy 250s, click on each event location above. 

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Questions?

What is the MNy 250?

MNy 250s are no-frills running events designed to lead the way in the Twin Cities’ safe return to running. MNy 250s will provide runners motivation to keep training, a timed result on an accurate course, and the opportunity to cross a physical finish line, all in a safe environment that abides by all local, state and federal guidance. These events will feel like road racing was back in the ‘80s—no extras, just a starting gun, a finish line, and 249 of your best running friends. Short shorts are optional, but following safety protocols is mandatory.

Why couldn’t TCM convert its existing events to this style of racing?

Current Minnesota Department of Health restrictions don’t allow for public gatherings of larger than 250 persons in controllable venues such as the ones hosting MNy 250s (hence the “250” in the name). Those limits coupled with the limited availability of suitable venues allow us to only offer MNy 250 racing opportunities at this time. The COVID mitigation measures required of MNy 250s make them entirely different event experiences than previously-existing Twin Cities In Motion, but if you’re registered for an event that went virtual and are jonesing for an in-person racing fix, the MNy 250s might be just the return to in-person racing you’re looking for!

How do I register?

Click on the location tabs above to learn more about dates, timing and registration!