TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

Date and Time

University of Minnesota Field House
Minneapolis, MN

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Discover the Joy of Running

Medal and Gift

Kids receive a finisher medal and fun winter hat to commemorate the event!

Flexible Distances

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

Post-Race Snack

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

Pro Athlete Autographs

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

Morning Entertainment

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

Indoor Event

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

Accommodation Wave

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

Free Training Plans

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

Kids Fieldhouse medal 2020

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Kids receive a special finisher medal designed just for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run.
2020 Kids Hat

Participant Hat

Kids receive a unique TCM Kids knit hat for participating in the TC Kids Fieldhouse fun Run!
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 8

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

Below you can find the approximate schedule of events for the day! (Subject to change)

8:45 a.m. Inclusion Wave
9:05 a.m. Pre-School and 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 Wave
11:30 a.m. Relays

Lap Totals

Half Mile = 4 Laps

One Mile = 8 Laps

Please keep the track clear for participating children. Other than the Pre-School wave, adults are not allowed on the track. The Finish Line area can become congested, so please plan to look for your child in the School/Family Meeting Area, located 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 will move through the Finish Line and collect their medal and water then exit to the Meeting Area.

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.


Twin Cities Road Crew will be back again this year to add even more race day excitement to the event!


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

After the Race

You should find your child in the School/Family meeting area after the race (map located here). This is located just beyond the finish line and finish chute at the far end of the Fieldhouse, near the TC Road Crew.

Kids will receive water after their race and Gogo Squeeze, from The Vanella Group, on their way out of the building. Concessions are NOT open and there isn’t any other food/coffee/beverages on site. Parents should plan to bring a snack or coffee from home!  


When should I register?

Registration for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run opens on Thursday November, 14th. Registration will be open November 14 - February 5 at 5:45 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" for their registrations will only receive one person's confirmation, and one detailed race email.

How can I confirm 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?

For children participating in the Pre-School, Kindergarten and 1st Grade waves, please plan to arrive by 8:45 a.m. to pick up your packet and get race ready by 9:00 a.m.!

For children participating in the 2nd - 8+ Grade waves, plan to arrive between 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. to pick up your packet and get all set for the races that start as early as 10:10 a.m.

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

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 start flag and green balloons 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?

This event is about your child experiencing a track event. All of the children will be winners today. Should your child miss their heat 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 heat. Safety and health is our number one concern.  

How does my child get involved in a relay?

The relay races are run at the end of all other grade level heats. Your child find 3 friends to form a relay team OR make your 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 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 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 track at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run. If your child needs special event accommodations -- do not hesitate to email for support.

Can I volunteer for the event?

Yes! We're looking for people available to volunteer at the event on race day. Help us set up the event, serve participants on course, manage logistics, and more. Click here to learn more!