Women Run the Cities: 5K - 2022

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The Running Event for the Whole Woman
Benefit Girls on the Run and celebrate physical, mental and emotional fitness with a 5K that puts a spring in your stride and ends with brunch!

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.

Finisher Medal and Storm Creek Gear

Wear your success with a unique medal and a cozy and stylish technical Storm Creek crew long sleeve valued at $60.

TCM App, presented by Medtronic

Keep Women Run the Cities – its info, updates, resources – close to you while training and on race day. 

NEW! TC Kids Run Free Program

All kids under the age of 18 are welcome to run any distance for free.  Kids in the 5K, 10K  and 10 Mile will receive the same amenities as the adults.

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.

Back to the River

Returning to traditional and scenic Mississippi River courses starting and finishing at Minnehaha Park.

Empowering the Next Generation

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

For the Whole You

Experience the power and energy of Minnesota's largest all-women's running event.

Race Details
Registration & Pricing

Below is the registration pricing for the Women Run the Cities 5K. 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 guaranteed your spot and shirt size.

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

 

Tier Start

Tier End

Price Point

First 50

Thursday, 12/2

50th registrant

$35

Next 50

51st registrant

100th registrant

$39

Tier 3

101st registrant

Thursday, 1/27

$44

Tier 4

Friday, 1/28

Thursday, 3/31

$49

Tier 5

Friday, 4/1

Thursday, 5/12

$54

Tier 6

Friday, 5/13

Wednesday, 5/18

$59

Tier 7

Thursday, 5/19

Saturday, 5/21

$60

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

TBD

Thursday, May 19

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

TBD

Friday, May 20

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

RACE DAY, May 21

7:00 - 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

Check back for parking details closer to the race. 

Virtual Race

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile, 10K and 5K will be able to submit results May 1 – December 31, 2022. Submit results for the 5K here.  

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.

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 May 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Link to begin transfer process coming soon.

TC Kids Run Free Program

NEW in 2022! All kids under the age of 18 are welcome to run any distance for free.  Kids in the 5K and 10 Mile will receive the same amenities as the adults.

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

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

2022 Results will be available on race day. 

Participants in the virtual 10 Mile, 10K and 5K will be able to submit results May 1 – December 31, 2022. Results upload link coming soon. 

Age group awards will be mailed out post-event for the categories of female, and non-binary athletes placing 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age group. Athletes registered under “prefer not to disclose” for gender are not eligible for age group awards.

For results from other years, please click here.

Questions?

When should I register?

Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on May 18, 2022, whichever comes first.

Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up May 19, 20 and 21, if spots are available.

Registration prices increase as the field fills -- 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 2022 Women Run the Cities.

Can I switch from the 5K to another distance?

Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10K and 10 mile distance one time via this link here. 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 for each event and within the same event and distance as the original registration.

The Women Run the Cities transfer deadline is May 11 2022, at 6 p.m. Additional fees and restrictions may apply. Once race numbers are assigned, they are never transferable.

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 May 11, 2022, at 6 p.m. After that date your registration is non transferable. Click here to begin the process.

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 offered.

Can I pick up my friend's packet?

Yes. Please have their race number and the correct spelling of the person's name available during pick up. 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 in line; thanks for understanding.

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 30-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.

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.

Are men/boys allowed to participate?

The spirit of the event is it's a woman's empowerment race.  All kids under the age of 18 are welcome to run any distance for free as part of the Kids Run Free program.

How do I volunteer for the event?

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.

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

Since the start of the pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has worked closely with permitting municipalities and agencies, the State of Minnesota, and medical and crowd science experts to determine how to best provide the Twin Cities with a safe large-scale in-person races. Additionally, in advance of all events TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority, and we continuously monitor COVID-19 and all other public health and safety risks. Any event changes or updated protocols will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week. 

If you are interested in learning more, including our cancellation policies for both COVID-19 and reasons other than COVID-19, click here

What precautions is TCM taking to ensure my safety?

Since the start of the pandemic, Twin Cities In Motion (TCM) has worked closely with permitting municipalities and agencies, the State of Minnesota, and medical and crowd science experts to determine how to best provide the Twin Cities with a safe large-scale in-person races. Additionally, in advance of all events TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials. Safety has always been our organization’s top priority, and we continuously monitor COVID-19 and all other public health and safety risks. Any event changes or updated protocols will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week. 

If you are interested in learning more, including our cancellation policies for both COVID-19 and reasons other than COVID-19, click here