All registered participants will receive a commemorative cotton tee shirt and finisher medal.
Distances ranging from 1/2 mile to 5K (3.1 miles) allow every child to feel successful.
Run with your Child
Guardians are welcome to register and run alongside your child.
More than Running
The Twin Cities Road Crew will be at the event with entertainment, games, and activities.
Warm Up with the Pros
Warm-up exercises are lead by Team USA Minnesota athletes with photo and autograph opportunities.
A picnic lunch and bottled water is included with your registration and can be enjoyed in the park.
Free training programs (12, 8, or 4 weeks) are available and are perfect for families and classrooms.
Twin Cities In Motion is the region's premier running event organization.
Parents and kids can check in and pick up their race numbers at the registration tent starting at 8:00 a.m. In person registration will also be available at the check-in table.
This year we will have a number of partners attending. Twin Cities Road Crew will be located near the pavilion along with Creative KidStuff. NEW this year: A cheer zone and an obstacle course option on each lap.
There is on street parking around the park and additional parking at Como Elementary School, 780 Wheelock Parkway (enter from Maryland and Grotto) with shuttle bus running every 15 minutes beginning at 8:15 a.m. Buses will run until 12:30 p.m.
There will not be timed results, but a clock will be set up at the finish line.
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You should make your way to the start area 10 minutes prior to your child’s race. You will find a banner where the start of all of the heats will take place — behind the start area there is an area with each of the age groups marked appropriately.
Should your child miss his or her wave, you can make your way to the start area and place them with another age group. Please consider your child’s age and fitness capability should you move them into another wave. Safety is our number one priority.
No. Every child is a winner at this event. Finisher medals are handed out at the finish line.
Yes. Your child needs to keep track of their laps by counting as they go. If they bring a cheering section, their spectator(s) can keep track of the laps.
In the area just past the finish line (look for the balloon arch). School group runners should meet back at their school meeting area.
Yes. The Pre-K wave is designed especially for parents and small children, but parents are welcome to run with their children at any distance as long as they are registered and wear a bib.
Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than one million dollars annually to a variety of causes.