Women Run the Cities 10 Mile

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In-Person & Virtual
Choose the option that’s right for your situation and preference.

COVID-Safe Running
We’ve designed a COVID-safe event from before the start to beyond the finish.

Always Great Swag
Short sleeve technical tee, mask and medal! See shirt size chart here.

The Perfect Cause
Run to support Girls on the Run’s empowerment mission.

Gift for Gathering Your Crew
Refer three friends to join you, and you’ll earn an exclusive Women Run the Cities tumbler.

Free Training
Let Runcoach help you make your run all it can be.

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Participant Medal

Each participant will receive this exclusive Women Run the Cities 2021 medal!
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Participant Shirt Front

Each runner will take home this 2021 shirt!
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Participant Shirt Back

Checkout the back art of the participant shirt!
Race Details
Registration & Packet Pickup Information

Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 11 to Rewards In Motion (RIM) members and opens 10:00 a.m. Thursday, May 13th to the public.

Not a RIM member yet? Register by Friday, May 7 to gain early registration access, click here to get started. 

Registration prices range from $49 to $74 in our price block system, where prices rise as the race fills.

Packet Pickup will be available Friday, July 23 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Race Day from 6 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. at City House in St. Paul, directions can be found here. Picking up other runners’ packets is allowed.

Gear check will be available Race Day from 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Confirm your registration here.

Information about Packet Pickup location and parking will be released this summer. 

What to expect on race day, 2021

Twin Cities In Motion is excited to offer an in-person edition of the 2021 Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Women Run the Cities, presented by PNC Bank on Saturday, July 24. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority and organizing COVID-safe events is our guiding star this year. Runners are eager for a safe return to larger scale events and we’re working to make that happen safely.

Accordingly, this year’s event will look different. Some of the most noticeable changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced field sizes in all races
  • Mask-wearing requirements except while racing
  • Social distancing requirements across the event
  • Spectating discouraged and spectator access limited in certain areas
  • Reduced touchpoints whenever possible
  • There will be no Brunch Bar, presented by PNC Bank. All Brunch Bar resources have been redistributed to a charitable donation to Girls on the Run.
  • Vendor Village may be reduced or eliminated

Event protocols will be constantly evaluated to be properly calibrated to the public health situation on race day. Read the full COVID protocols here.

Race Starts

Under current state regulations races are only allowed to start 50 participants at a time; we anticipate this restriction being loosened soon. Because these guidelines are anticipated to change, race start times have not yet been determined. 

All race distances will be a self-seeded rolling start, 3 people will start every 3 seconds. 7:00 am 5K; 7:15am 10 Mile; 8:15am 10K

Parking

Check back this summer for more details and specific plans.

Virtual

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile will be able to submit results May 11 – July 31. Submit results here.  

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration. Register by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 25, in order to be included in the mailing currently scheduled to ship Friday, July 9. All virtual registrations after June 25 are currently scheduled to ship Friday, August 13. 

Any changes to your address must be sent to info@tcments.org prior to Thursday, July 1. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses.

Results
  • 2021 results will be available here after the event  
  • For results from other years, please click here.

Questions?

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

Twin Cities In Motion is excited to offer an in-person edition of the 2021 Twin Cities Orthopedics’ Women Run the Cities presented by PNC Bank on Saturday, July 24. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority and organizing COVID-safe events is our guiding star this year. Runners are eager for a safe return to larger scale events and we’re working to make that happen safely. Accordingly, this year’s event will look different. Some of the most noticeable changes include, but are not limited to:

  • Reduced field sizes in all races
  • Mask-wearing requirements except while racing
  • Social distancing requirements across the event
  • Spectating discouraged and spectator access limited in certain areas
  • Reduced touchpoints whenever possible
  • Start times will be earlier than previous years. The first race likely starting at 7a.m. to avoid peak heat in July
  • Pre-race day packet pick up will likely be mandatory

Event protocols will be constantly evaluated to be properly calibrated to the public health situation on race day. If you are interested in learning more about what types of changes are being considered for this year’s event, click here. Otherwise, check back this summer for more details and specific plans.

What time does my race start?

Under current state regulations races are only allowed to start 50 participants at a time; we anticipate this restriction being loosened soon. Because these guidelines are anticipated to change, race start times have not yet been determined.

All race distances will be a self-seeded rolling start, 3 people will start every 3 seconds. 7:00 a.m. 5K; 7:15 a.m. 10 Mile; 8:15 a.m. 10K

Can I make any changes to my registration?

I can no longer make the event. Can I transfer to a friend?

  • Yes, you may transfer your race entry to a friend by June 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Please follow this link to initiate a transfer. There is a $15 transfer fee.

I’m signed up for the 10 Mile, but I’d rather do the 5K or 10K

  • If a participant wants to transfer from the 10 Mile to the 5K, or 10K, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference. The deadline to switch distances is June 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non-transferable. Click here to begin the process. Participant shirt sizing is subject to availability at the time of transferring.

I’m currently signed up for the in-person 10 Mile can I switch to the virtual event, or vice versa?

  • If a participant wants to transfer from the virtual to the in-person event, they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND the difference in entry fees. If a participant wants to transfer from the in-person to the virtual event they will be responsible for the $15 transfer fee AND no refund will be made to account for the difference. Deadline is June 25, 2021, at 5 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Click here to begin the process.

Can I receive a refund or defer my entry to another date?

  • 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 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.
Is there a time limit for finishing the event?

You may walk or run at any time during the race. Women Run the Cities 10 Mile participants must, however, be able to maintain a 15-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.

Will there be pacers at this event?

We won’t know all the specifics of event runner services until closer to race day. Click here for the types of changes being considered at this year’s event. Check back this summer for more details and specific plans.

Are strollers / dogs permitted?

Strollers or pets are not permitted in the 10 Mile. Thanks for understanding.

What will happen to my registration if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?

Registration for the 2021 Women Run the Cities (WRC) event is non-refundable after 48 hours from the time of registration (not applicable five calendar days before the event). If state or local authorities mandate race cancelation due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, TCM will provide a partial refund in the amount of $20, convert all in-person registrants to the virtual event, and mail out all race amenities.