Women Run the Cities - 2018

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Women Run the Cities

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Event Info

Made for Women

An event for women to gather and celebrate healthy living – and each other!

Distances for Everyone

No matter your abilities, we have the right event for you.

Stylish Gear

The perfect participant shirt to support your active lifestyle.

Post-Race Activities

From music and sponsor freebies to selfie-stations and a mini brunch bar.

Join Community

Join the “Moms on the Run” training group to enhance your experience

Group Pricing

Grab your favorite workout buddy, best friend, sister or run club for the best price.

Unique Finisher Medal

Cross the finish line to earn a unique 2018 Women Run the Cities finisher medal!

Course Support

Enjoy a fully-supported race experience with top-notch volunteers along the route.


About Women Run the Cities

In September 2007, MNCREW, Minnesota Commercial Real Estate Women, held the first annual Women Run the Cities (WRTC), designed to encourage and support women of all ages to engage in a healthy and active lifestyle while promoting networking among professional women. MNCREW is a growing organization of over 230 leaders in the commercial real estate industry.

The first Women Run the Cities drew approximately 1,000 participants. Since its inaugural year, WRTC has grown to nearly 4,000 women and girls -- making it one of the Twin Cities' most popular all-women running events! In 2012, ESPNW named WRTC one of the top five best races for women and the event was voted “Favorite Run, Walk or Bike for a Cause” by the Minnesota Women’s Press.

In 2017, Twin Cities In Motion acquired Women Run the Cities from MNCREW. In a unique partnership between the two organizations, MNCREW continues its affiliation with the event it created as planning and execution partners, while the event joins TCM’s year-round portfolio of running events in Minneapolis and St. Paul. The event supports The Link, a nonprofit supporting at-risk youth in the Twin Cities, and CREW Network Foundation, the philanthropic arm of MNCREW’s national organization.

Both Twin Cities In Motion and MNCREW look forward to continued success and growth of WRTC during its second decade!


When is the race?

Women Run the Cities will take place the morning of Sunday, May 20, 2018. Races take place between 8 a.m. and noon!

Where is the race?

Women Run the Cities takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The race area is conveniently located at Minnehaha Regional Park on the west side of the Mississippi River.

Where can I find race day information?

Select your distance above. On each page, you will find packet pick up details, hotel, parking, spectator and training information. Scroll down to download the course map, see race details, parking information and more resources. Check back before the event for the latest information!

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 sign up online!