Women Run the Cities - 2022

The Running Event for the Whole Woman
Honor your physical, mental and emotional fitness with an all-women’s 5K, 10K or 10 mile run benefiting Girls on the Run and with brunch to celebrate.

Brunch is Back!

Cap race morning with a mimosa and breakfast delights at the event’s popular Brunch Bar, presented by PNC Bank.

5K, 10K, 10 Mile distances

Distances to match your goals and lifestyle. Choose a challenge or gather friends for an experience. 

NEW! TC Kids Run Free Program

Because TCM knows running is great and kids are the future of Minnesota's running community! Open to runners aged 18 and under.

Shared Risk Cancelation Policy

Registrants receive a partial cash refund should COVID-19 cancel the event.

Use #WomenRunTheCities to share your journey!

Registration & Pricing

Tier 1 and Tier 2 will close as blocks are filled. Price tier increases for tiers 3-7 are date-based. All registration tiers, including virtual, are subject to availability. Register early to guarantee your spot and shirt size.

Virtual registration is $35 for both the 5K, 10K and 10 Mile. There are no price increases in the virtual event.

Women Run the Cities 5K

Women Run the Cities 10K

Women Run the Cities 10 Mile

TC Kids Run the Cities

Share your running passion with your kids this spring at TC Kids Run the Cities. Part of TCM’s TC Kids Run Free program where kids 18 and under run TCM events at no cost.

 

Packet Pickup

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

Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller

Thursday, May 19

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller

Friday, May 20

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

RACE DAY, May 21

7 - 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 & Transit

We strongly encourage carpooling, biking, or using public transportation.

Be sure to allow plenty of time (45 minutes to an hour) between arrival and start time to walk to the packet pickup 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.! 
Drop Off / Pick Up Zone: On South Minnehaha Drive, across from Minnehaha Depot.

50th Street Light Rail Station – Blue Line is recommended light rail stop

Race Festival is an approximate 6-minute-walk (.3 miles) from the 50th St - Minnehaha Station via the Metro Transit Blue Line.

Parking: There is no designated participant parking, but neighborhood parking is available in the area.  Please pay close attention to no parking signs, designated parking hours and meter details. Do not park along the race course and obey all parking rules in effect.

Metro Transit

Free Ride to Women Run the Cities with Metro Transit 
Click link to download your pass 

Virtual Race

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile, 10K and 5K will be able to submit results May 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results please refer to the link listed in the specific race page.

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration. Gear will be shipped out Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

Any changes to your address must be sent to info@tcments.org prior to Friday, April 22. Additional charges or delays in shipping may apply for incorrect addresses.

Runners wishing to switch race distance or transfer registration to another person must complete the process by Wednesday, May 11, 2022. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.)

TC Kids Run Free Program

NEW in 2022! All kids aged 18 and under are welcome to run any distance for free.  Kids in the 5K, 10K and 10 Mile will receive the same amenities as the adults. To learn more about the TC Kids Run Free Program click here

Kids in the TC Kids Run the Cities will receive a fun finishers gift.  There will be age appropriate distances including an approximate mile, half mile, and pre-K dash.

Download the TCM App

Download the Twin Cities in Motion App to stay up to date on race details, track race runners, and more!

Spectators

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.

Results and Awards

Live results will be available via the Twin Cities In Motion app (available on iOS or Android) on race day.

Click here to view all past year’s Women Run the Cities results (use the dropdown arrow to select the year and distance).

Full 2022 results will appear here later on race day.

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile, 10K and 5K will be able to submit results May 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results please refer to the link listed in the specific race page.

Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of men, women, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group.

Age groups include 14 & under, 15-18, 19-24, and continue in five-year increments until the 80+ age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.

If you have any issues or questions about your results, please fill out the Results Question Form on the MTEC website.