Women Run the Cities: 5K

Women Run the Cities 5K

Date and Time

Minnehaha Park
Minneapolis, MN

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Spring Mood. Spring Gear

Women's short-sleeve v-neck tee is a blend for ultra-soft comfort, with sleeve stripes for the perfect pop of color.

Race Festival

Enjoy a casual post-race celebration with music, TCM PR Bell and huge Brooks photo ops, vendors, and more.

Unique Finisher Medal

Cross the finish line to earn a unique 2019 Women Run the Cities finisher medal.

Brunch Bar & More

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

Female Empowerment

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

Participant Tracking

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

Gift A Race

Want to recruit someone else to run with you? Or looking for a great gift? Gift a race today by clicking the register button, then "gift card" to complete your purchase. 

Join Community

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

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.

Race bib with attached timing device (do not bend) Included at packet pick up:

  • 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.

  • FREE RIDES on Metro Transit buses and METRO lines for participants from 5 a.m.-1 p.m.! Must present printed coupon. 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 posted after the event.

For results from 2017-2019, 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 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.



When should I register?

General registration for Women Run the Cities begins in early 2020. 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 one time to another distance within the event. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Registrations may be transferred to another person. Registrations may only be transferred one time 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 May tbd, 2020. 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 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.