TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

Date and Time

University of Minnesota Fieldhouse
Minneapolis, MN

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Participants Receive

Finisher Medal and Gift

Kids receive a special edition 2019 finisher's medal and fun participant gift!

Flexible Distances

Kids can cross the finish line to receive their medal after they complete all their laps or sooner.

Wave for Children with Special Needs

Contact us for more information and to register for this exclusive wave.

Pro Athlete Autographs

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

Post-Race Snack

Water and Clif Z bars will be provided to runners as they cross the finish line.

More than Running

The Twin Cities Road Crew will be at the event with entertainment, games, and activities.

Controlled Temperature

Races are held indoors with bleachers for spectators and designated family and school meeting areas.

Free Training

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

2018 TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

All participants receive a real race finisher medal created especially for the 2019 TC Kids event at the finish line! Check back for the 2019 design!
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

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

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


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


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Online registration for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run will open on Thursday, November 30. 


November 30 - February 9: Online Registration*

Individual Registration


Parent + Preschool Registration (2 Entries)


Race Day, February 10: In-Person Registration* (at Registration Table starting at 8 a.m.)

Individual Registration


Parent + Preschool Registration (2 Entries)


*Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

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" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

Prices listed do not include processing fee.

We’re dedicated to providing safe, fun and high-quality events for athletes of all ages and abilities to promote health and fitness. Thank you for your support! 

When should I arrive?

Children in the "Parent + preschool wave". 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.

When will it be my child's turn to run?

Waves are run by grade, starting with the youngest. A tentative schedule is above and an updated estimated schedule based on registrants will be available at the check-in table on race day. We will do our best to stay on time pending the depth of the age groups. Listen to the announcer for when your wave is next up.

Tentative Schedule of Events

8:45 a.m.

Special Needs Wave

9:00 a.m.

Opening Ceremony – Welcome and singing of anthem

Harry and Shelly run first lap. (finish in NE corner near finish line)

9:30 a.m.

Pre School and Parent Wave (1-2 Laps)

  9:40 am



9:55 a.m.

1st. Grade


10:10 am

2nd Grade


10:25 am

3rd Grade


 10:50 a.m.

4th Grade


 11:05 a.m.

5th and 6th Grade


11:20 am

7th – 9th Grade (and Up)


  11:35 a.m.



Lap Totals

Half Mile = 4 Laps

One Mile = 8 Laps

Please keep the track clear for participating children!

Other than the pre-K wave, adults are not allowed on the track. The Finish Line area can become congested so plan to look for your child in the School/Family Meeting Area at the back of the Field House, near TC Road Crew. Make a plan with your child so that they know where to find you. Kids move through the Finish Line and collect their medal and water than exit to the meeting area.

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

You should make your way to the transition area (yellow balloons) 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?

Today's event is about your child experiencing their first track event. All of the children will be winners today. 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 and health 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.