Women Run the Cities: 5K

Registration Suspended, Event Won't Run on May 17.

Women Run the Cities 5K

Date and Time

Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

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This isn't just a run. It's a movement.

Brunch Bar & More

We know (and love) brunch! Refresh with a mimosa and treats at the Brunch Bar, presented by PNC Bank.

Spring Mood. Spring Gear

Feel your best in a lightweight Storm Creek long-sleeve ¼ zip made for summer. This design has thumbholes, fashion zipper, and hidden pocket for ear buds or credit card.

Empowering the Next Generation

We are so excited to have Girls On The Run as our Official Charity Team. Learn more about their mission and programs here

Race Festival

Celebrate your completed run by jamming out to music, getting your picture taken at TCM PR Bell, enjoying local vendors, and more! 

Unique Finisher Medal

Cross the finish line to earn a commemorative 2020 Women Run the Cities finisher medal.

Participant Tracking

Download our free app to track up to 20 participants and for easy access to race day information.

Gift A Race

Looking for a unique Mother's Day gift? Gift a race today by clicking here and make lasting memories!

Join Community

Join the official Moms on the Run training group to enhance your experience.

2020 wrc gear

Participant Gear

Lightweight Storm Creek long-sleeve ¼ zip made for summer. This stylish design has all the right details including thumbholes, fashion zipper and hidden pocket for ear buds or credit card.
2020 wrc medal

Finisher Medal

Each runner will receive an exclusive 2020 Women Run the Cities commemorative medal at the finish line.
Race Details
Packet Pick Up

Provide your race number (emailed race week) to pick up your race materials. Race morning packet pick up at the event is available for those unable to attend packet pick up. 


Location Date Hours
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits  Friday, May 15th 12 - 7 p.m.
Royal Foundry Craft Spirits Saturday, May 16th 12 - 7 p.m.
Minnehaha Park RACE DAY 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Included at packet pick up:

  • Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend)
  • Four pins to attach your bib to your shirt
  • Participant gear
  • Race day information and customer service support: Event Alert System level, last-minute course changes, parking tips, large maps
  • TCM merchandise available for purchase
Parking Information

Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) between arrival and start time to walk to the packet pick up area, use toilets, check your gear, and prepare for the event.

  • The festival area is an approximate 6-minute-walk (.3 miles) from the 50th St - Minnehaha Station via the Metro Transit Blue 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.


2020 results will be available online after the event.

Click here to view all Women Run the Cities results. Use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance.


Official Charity Team

Girls on the Run Twin Cities is a physical activity-based positive youth development program for 3rd-8th grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel confidence in who they are, develop strength of character, respond to others and oneself with care, create positive connections with peers and adults and make a meaningful contribution to community and society. Each session is led by trained volunteer coaches that guide and mentor the girls. The ten-week program concludes with all participants completing a celebratory 5K event which gives them a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. What started as a small start-up serving 24 girls in the spring of 2012 has spread quickly across the Twin Cities and into southeastern Minnesota to serve 3,400 girls at more than 200 sites in the spring of 2020.     





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 interval training to increase cardiovascular fitness levels and maximize metabolism benefits. Walk, jog or run your way to a first race or personal record.

Checkout the following training plans to see which one fits your goals best!

5K Training Schedule - Beginner

5K Training Schedule - Returning Runner

10K Training Schedule

10 Mile Training Schedule

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

2019 Course Information for Reference


When should I register?

Registration is open now! Registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on May 16, 2020, whichever comes first.

Registration prices increase as the field fills from $32 to $59. Register early for the lowest price!

How can I see if I'm registered?

Use the online registration confirmation tool to verify entry to the 2020 Women Run the Cities.

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

Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10K and 10 mile distances one time. Transfer fees and restrictions apply.

Registrations may also be transferred to another person one time. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period.The Women Run the Cities transfer deadline is May 6, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable.

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. This policy is valid until 5 days before the event. To request a refund, email info@tcmevents.org or call 651-289-7700 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 are not permitted.

Can I pick up my friend's packet?

Yes. Please have ready their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name. Registrants will be notified of race numbers in the pre-race email following the end of online registration. Picking up others' packets is limited to FOUR at a time if others are waiting; thanks for understanding.

Do I have to run the entire time?

As long as you are able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race, you may walk or run at any time during the course. 

Can I run 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.

Can I run with my dog/pets?

We love four-legged friends, however, they are not permitted on course. Thanks for understanding.

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 learn more!

What is Rewards In Motion?

Rewards In Motion (RIM) is our rewards program that gives back to you for participating in Twin Cities In Motion's events. It is completely FREE and takes just a few minutes to sign up. Once you're registered you will be placed in a tier based on how many previous TCM events you've ran. Each tier offers early registration access at the lowest price, points towards discounted race registration fees and other great perks. 

Click here to register today!

Already signed up for RIM but forget your personal rewards page? Email rewardsinmotion@tcmevents.org to be resent your personal link. 

Have more questions on RIM? Checkout the FAQ page for more details.