Women Run the Cities: 5K

Women Run the Cities 5K

Date and Time

Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Participant Amenities

Stylish Gear

Participants receive a blue, long-sleeve, scoop-neck technical shirt.

Race Festival

Celebrate with your favorite ladies! Enjoy activities, music, beverages and mini brunch bar.

Unique Finisher Medal

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

Female Empowerment

With over 3,500 registrants, it’s Minnesota’s largest all-women’s running event.

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Exclusive Finisher Medal

Receive a collectible 2018 Women Run the Cities finisher medal. Check back to see the revealed design!
Race Details
Team Challenge

Make it social! Gather your co-workers, neighbors or friends and form a team as a way to increase your fun at Women Run the Cities! Not only that, but all registered team members receive $2.00 off the base entry fee.

Team Challenge Instructions

Packet Pick Up

Packet pick up and registration will be available during the final days before the race. Check back for times and location.

On race day, packet pick up will move to the race site at the packet pick up tent.

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 gear 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.


2018 results will be available online after the event.

For results from 2017, click here and select the year and distance.

For results from 2007 - 2016, please contact us for assistance.

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.


Let Moms on the Run help you get to the finish line of the Women Run the Cities races! Moms on the Run is a structured fitness program for women of all ages (not just moms) and fitness levels who want to get in shape--and have a fun time doing so. Topics include on interval training to increase cardiovascular fitness levels and maximize metabolism benefits. Walk, jog or run your way to a first race or personal record.

For more information, contact info@momsontherun.com or check out www.momsontherun.com.


Check out our FAQ's.

When should I register?

Registration for Women Run the Cities is available online and opens at 10 a.m. on Thursday, January 18. Registration will close when the field limit is reached. 


January 18 - January 31: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


February 1 - February 28: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


March 1 - March 31: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


April 1- April 30: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


May 1 - May 13: Online Registration*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


Race Week: Starting Monday, May 14 at 9 a.m.*

Individual 5K Registration


Kids 5K Registration (12 and under)


*Registration will close when the field limit is reached.

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 fees.

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 confirm your entry into the 2018 Women Run the Cities event.

Can I switch from the 5K to another race or transfer my entry to someone else?

Registrations may be transferred to another distance or transferred to another person through the automated TCM transfer process. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event. The Women Run the Cities transfer deadline is May 2, 2018. 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 registration@tcmevents.org 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 info@tcmevents.org 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?

Strollers are permitted in Women Run the Cities 5K distance only. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in Women Run the Cities 5K must be able to maintain the specified pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a stroller. To participate in the event with a stroller, you must display your assigned stroller race bib on the stroller.

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Women Run the Cities 5K participants must, however, be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.