Cross Country Fun Run
Experience the joy of running and pride of accomplishment at our fun run!
Registration is open
Online registration will be available through May 13 at 11:59 p.m.
Race Schedule and Location
Celebrate the arrival Spring in Minnesota at the 9th Annual TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run in Saint Paul! This event gives younger athletes a chance to run with their peers and enjoy a fun, non-competitive environment.
Kids will be grouped by grade and invited to run laps around the half-mile grass course with gentle rolling hills at Como Park. The youngest in each race distance will start first will run first. New age groups start every 2 minutes. Opening ceremonies will begin at 9:00 a.m. The first race will start at 9:10 am. The running portion of the morning will end at approximately 11:30 am.
"Pre-Schooler and Parent Wave" for kids 5 years or younger. For this group only, parents register along with their preschooler as a team to run alongside them on the course.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to register and run with their children at any age.
7th Grade and up
Take a look at all the fun we had on Race Day!
Parents are encouraged to register and run with children!
Runners can choose between the following distances: half-mile, one-mile, two-mile, and 5K (3.1 miles)
Finisher's medal and cotton race t-shirt for every registered runner
Pre-race warm-ups led by Team USA Minnesota athletes and autograph and photo opportunities with the athletes.
Dasani water for all runners
Lunch for all attendees (sandwich, fruit, cookie and water) There is a non-peanut alternative but note, that it is made in a kitchen that uses peanuts.
Flexible distance options (your child can finish and get their medal whenever they are done running or when their wave finishes).
Organized by Twin Cities In Motion, the region’s premier running event organization.
TCM contributes a portion of every race dollar to local youth and professional athletes and helps raise more than $800,000 annually with its charity partners.
Packet Pick Up
Parents and kids can check in and pick up their race numbers at the Registration tent starting at 8:00 a.m. In person registration will also be available at the check in table.
Race Day Parking
There is on street parking around the park and there will be additional parking at Como Elementary School, 780 Wheelock Parkway (enter from Maryland and Grotto) with shuttle bus running every 15 minutes beginning at 8:15 am. Buses will run until 12:30 pm.
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!
Bring Books to Donate!
As you get ready to run this event making a healthy body, help these kids grow a healthy mind! Run and Read Book Drive, Encouraging Healthy Minds and Bodies will be on site collecting new or gently used children's and young adult books at the TC Kids Cross Country Fun Run! Books will be donated to kids in the local community.
TCM is proud to offer the Medtronic TC Kids Marathon, a FREE unique online training program that is designed to get families and classrooms exercising. 12-, 8-, and 4-week training programs offered. Register for one and become eligible for great incentives!
Look at all the fun we've had!
Bring your smiling faces and put one on a child!