TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

Date and Time

University of Minnesota Field House
Minneapolis, MN

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Participants Receive

Medal and Gift

Kids receive a 2019 medal and fun participant gift to commemorate the event!

Flexible Distances

Run one lap or more! Kids count their laps and can finish when they're done.

Accommodating Waves

Contact us to enter a private wave if your child may need special care on race day.

Pro Athlete Autographs

Warm-ups are led by Team USA Minnesota athletes. They're available for photos, too!

Post-Race Snack

After the race, enjoy a snack from an event sponsor and bottled water to refresh!

Morning Entertainment

Between running and cheering, kids can dance and enjoy organized activities.

Indoor Event

The field house is temperature-controlled for running and a reliable race day.

Free Training

Free 12-, 8- or 4-week logs are available to support families’ and class commitment to running.

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run Medal 2019

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Kids receive a special finisher medal designed just for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run. The ribbon features cool colors and Harry and Shelly appear on the front!
2019 Kids FFR scarf gift

Reversible Scarf

Kids commemorate race day and stay cozy with this fun, reversible scarf! Choose to show the blue, green, or twist it and reveal both colors!
Pictured: front and back
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up and race day registration will begin at 8 a.m. 

  • Pick up your child's preschool, kindergarten, and first grade race bib and participant gift by 9 a.m. 
  • Parents with children in grades 2-8+ may arrive later (between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.) to help alleviate congestion around the track
  • Teachers and school group leaders arriving by bus may arrange to pick up a school's box and check in all students at once
  • Race day registration will be available -- invite friends and family to register at the event

Saturday, February 2

Registration table, U of M Field House

Starting at 8 a.m.

The registration tent will be located just inside the field house main entrance at the University of Minnesota Field House, 1800 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Schedule of Events

Listen to the announcer for when your wave is called to line up, approximately 10 minutes before the start of your child's wave. Waves typically last ten minutes, but they may last longer if there are multiple starts for large age groups.

8 a.m.

Registration and Packet Pick Up begin at the University of Minnesota Field House

8:45 a.m.

Inclusion Wave
Email for details and to join this wave.

9 a.m.

Opening Ceremony
National Anthem
Harry and Shelly run the first lap to show kids how it's done

9:15 a.m.

Preschool + Parent Waves (1-2 laps)

9:40 a.m.

Kindergarten Wave

9:55 a.m.

1st Grade Wave

10:10 a.m.

2nd Grade Wave

10:25 a.m.

3rd Grade Wave

10:40 a.m.

4th Grade Wave

10:55 a.m.

5th and 6th Grade Wave

11:10 a.m.

7th – 9th Grade (and Up) Wave

11:30 a.m.


Lap Totals

Half Mile = 4 Laps

One Mile = 8 Laps

Please keep the track clear for participating children!

Adults and kids without a race bib are not permitted on the track. The finish line area can busy, so plan to look for your child in the School/Family Meeting Area at the back of the field house, near Twin Cities Road Crew area (see map). Make a plan with your child so that they know where to find you after they cross the finish line and collect their medal.

Parking Information

Validated (free) parking at the University of Minnesota is available in the 4th Street Ramp only. To receive parking validation, enter the ramp BEFORE 10 a.m. and bring your ticket to the event check in table for validation.


Harry & Shelly

Cheer for TCM mascots Harry and Shelly as they kick off the morning with their own race! Last year Harry was distracted with high-fiving spectators and lost by a... hare. Harry and Shelly will be cheering on runners, handing out medals and posing for pictures!

Team USA Minnesota

Professional athletes from Team USA Minnesota want to join in on the fun! They lead the kids through warm-ups, cheer on runners, and inspire great runs through their interactions on the track.

Twin Cities Road Crew

The entertainment group "Twin Cities Road Crew" will be stationed on the far side of the track with a high-energy team leading group activities such as dancing, hula hoops, and short games. Come and go from this area between cheering and running!


Kids count their own laps at this event. There are not timed results, but a clock will be set up at the finish line.


When should I register?

Registration for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run begins Thursday, November 15, 2019 at 10 a.m. Registration closes when field limit is reached or on February 1, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., whichever comes first.

Register online now for $10 plus processing fees.

How can I confirm if I'm registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2019 TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run.

When should I arrive?

Participants in preschool, kindergarten, and first grade should arrive for check-in and be prepared to start by 9 a.m. Children in grades 2-8+ may arrive later (between 9:30 and 9:45 a.m.) to help alleviate congestion around the track.

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

Make your way to the transition area 10 minutes prior to your child's race. You will find a banner where all of the waves will take place - behind the start area the is an area with each of the age groups marked appropriately.

What if my child misses their wave?

This event is intended to expose your children to fun and exercise on a track. All of the children will be winners. Should your child miss their start 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 concern.

How does my child get involved in a relay?

A relay is a great way for your child to learn about teamwork. The relay races are run at the end of all other grade level heats. You child can either find four friends to form a relay team OR make their way to the start area and we will do our best to team up the children by age group.

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

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email or call 289-7701 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 track at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run. If your child needs special event accommodations -- do not hesitate to email for support.