TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run

Date and Time
Location

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 Team USA Minnesota 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.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Kids receive a special finisher medal designed just for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run. Check back for the design!
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 schedule of events for the day! 

 
8:45 a.m. Inclusion Wave
9:00 a.m. Opening Ceremony - Welcome and singing or the National Anthem
9:15 a.m. Pre-School and Parent Wave (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.

Entertainment

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

Results

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

Questions?

When should I register?

Registration for the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run opens on Thursday November, 14th. Registration will be open November 14 - February 6 at 5:00 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 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, located in the back of the fieldhouse, 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 there 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. Your 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 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 track at the TC Kids Fieldhouse Fun Run. If your child needs special event accommodations -- do not hesitate to email info@tcmevents.org for support.