Choose between 1 mile, half mile and pre-K dash distances.
Every runner earns a medal for participating.
Fun, Supportive Environment
Races organized so participation and enjoyment always take first place.
Ready for a 5K?
Women Run the Cities 5K, 10K and 10 Mile entry is free to runners aged 18 and under that are ready for a bigger challenge.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, May 19
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday, May 20
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
RACE DAY, May 21
7 - 10:30 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
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.
Free Ride to Women Run the Cities with Metro Transit
Click link to download your pass
Twin Cities In Motion
Twin Cities In Motion organizes the region’s premier running events, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon, a Top 10 U.S. Marathon. With a mission of promoting healthy lifestyles through running events and community outreach, TCM is proud to provide financial support to youth and professional athlete initiatives. Collectively, TCM and its charity partners that fundraise at TCM events give back more than one million dollars annually to a variety of causes.
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