TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run 2020

TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run

Date and Time
Location

Como Park, St. Paul, MN

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Participants Receive

Great Gear

All registered participants will receive a commemorative short sleeved cotton tee shirt and finisher medal.

Flexible Distances

Distances ranging from 1/2 mile to 2 Miles allows every child to feel successful.

Run with your Child

Guardians are welcome to register and run alongside your child.

Post-Race Food

A picnic lunch and bottled water is included with your registration and can be enjoyed in the park.

Warm Up with the Pros

Warm-up exercises are lead by Team USA Minnesota athletes with photo and autograph opportunities.

Free Training

Free training plans (12, 8, or 4 weeks) are available and are perfect for families and classrooms.

Trusted Organization

Twin Cities In Motion is the region's premier running event organization.

Photo Fun

There will be a fun TC Kids backdrop setup for participants to capture pictures of their active day.

Kids Cross Country medal 2020

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Everyone who participates receives a fun medal at the finish line to commemorate the event!
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Parents and kids can check in and pick up their race numbers at the registration tent starting at 8 a.m. In-person registration will also be available at the registration tent.

Race Schedule
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
9:05 a.m. Pre-School & Parent Waves
9:20 a.m. Half Mile Waves
9:40 a.m.

1 Mile Waves

9:50 a.m. 2 Miles Waves
10:05 a.m. 5K Waves
10:45 a.m. Course Closes

Waves run in order from youngest to oldest.

Lap Count

1 Lap = Half Mile

2 Laps = One Mile

4 Laps = 2 Miles

6 Laps = 3.1 Miles (5K)

NOTE: Adults and kids must have a race number to participate. There are penalties for those who partake in a race without proper registration and race number.

Course Entertainment

Twin Cities Road Crew will be back again this year to keep the runners moving with dancing, hula hoops and short games.

Parking Information

There is on street parking around the park and additional parking at Como Elementary School, 780 Wheelock Parkway (enter from Maryland and Grotto). Make sure that if you drive, that you give yourself more than 45 minutes to find a parking spot and walk to the race venue.

Results

There will not be timed results, but a clock will be set up at the finish line.

Questions?

When should I register?

Online registration for the TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run will open Thursday November, 14th. Registration will close on Thursday May, 14th 2020 at 5 p.m.

Registration Notes:

In order for each person to receive registration confirmation, one must provide a unique email address for each unique registration. For example: John and Jane Smith using "smithfamily"@gmail.com for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

How can I see if I'm registered?

 Click here to access the search function. Enter your first and/or last name and click Apply to search. Click on your name to view your registration confirmation.

When should I arrive?

If you are driving, give yourself more than 45 minutes to find a parking spot and walk to the race venue.

Make sure to check MNDOT for any construction that may cause delays in your travels.

My child's wave is coming up soon, what should I do?

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.

What if my child misses their wave?

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.

Does my child need to keep track of their laps?

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.

Where should I find my child after the race?

In the area just past the finish line (look for the balloon arch). School group runners should meet back at their school meeting area.

Can parents run with their child?

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. 

Can I get a refund, defer my entry to next year, or transfer?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration up until 5 days before the event. If you register less than 5 days before the event, no refunds will be available even within the 48 hour window of time. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org or call 289-7700 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. Deferrals and transfers are not permitted.

Can I run with my child in a stroller?

Strollers are not permitted on the course at the TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run. This is due to the run on the field not being conducive to strollers.