Women Run the Cities: 1 Mile

Women Run the Cities 1 Mile Girls Run

Date and Time

Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Participants Receive

Great Gear

Participants receive a high-quality, long-sleeve, technical shirt.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Everyone is awarded a beautifully-crafted, colorful event finisher medal!

Post-Race Food

Enjoy water and snacks at the finish line while cheering on other participants.

Trusted Organization

Twin Cities In Motion is the region's premier running event organization.

WRTC 2017 Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a beautifully-crafted event finisher medal! Medal features unique teardrop design and colorful ribbon.
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up will be available the last days before the race.

Thursday, September 21

Galleria Edina
(rotunda near Crave)

4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday, September 22

Galleria Edina
(rotunda near Crave)

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday, September 23

Galleria Edina
(rotunda near Crave)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

RACE DAY, September 24 

Start Area

Starting at 7 a.m.

The Galleria Edina is located at France Ave S & 69th Street, Edina, MN 55435.

On race day, packet pick up will move to Minnehaha Regional Park.

Parking Information

Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) to locate parking, walk to the packet pick up area, and check your sweats before making your way to the start line. 

  • We strongly encourage carpooling, biking or public transportation.
  • There are a number of area pay lots available; pay close attention to no parking signs, designated parking hours and meter details.

Friends and family are welcome to come to the race, bring a motivational sign, and watch and cheer on participants! As always, please be respectful of private property and do not enter the race course. Pedestrians are permitted to cross the course at intersections where race officials are present to direct foot traffic.

Official Charity Team

For more than 20 years, The Link has provided support to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities. Today, their programs reach out to youth and families when truancy, homelessness, or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. By providing case management services to youth who are truant, homeless or in trouble with the law, The Link is building assets for at-risk youth and young adults to succeed in life. The Link currently serves over 3,300 at-risk youth each  year.

For more information, please click here to visit their website.


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Online registration will be available until field fills or through Tuesday, September 19. If the race isn't sold out, in person registration will be available at Packet Pick Up and on race day.

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.

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!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Registration confirmation is available online. Click here to access the search function.

Can I switch from the mile to another race or transfer my entry to someone else?

Registrations may NOT be transferred to another distance, but race registrations for select TCM events may be transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration. The Women Run the Cities transfer deadline is September 6. Additional fees and restrictions may apply including ineligibility of some registrations completed using an invitation code. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable. View step-by-step instructions to begin a transfer. Email [email protected] with questions.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to next year?

Refunds are available within 48 hours of registration only. To request a refund, email [email protected] 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 are not permitted.

Can I participate with a stroller?

For the safety of participants, individuals are strongly discouraged from using strollers/joggers. If a registered participant chooses to use a stroller/jogger, he/she should indicate so by checking the box in registration and begin at the back of the start corral and move through the course in a non-competitive manner, yielding to all other participants. A registered participant on the course must wear the official race number of the event in which they are participating.