Women Run the Cities - 2023

THE RUNNING EVENT FOR YOUR MIND, BODY & SOUL
Celebrate fitness in all its dimensions with an all-women’s 5K, 10K or 10 mile run benefiting Girls on the Run. Run your race. Engage with curated lifestyle advisors and sponsors in the finish line village. And top it all off with a lovely brunch.

Brunch With Us! 

Cap race morning with a mimosa and brunch bites, presented by PNC Bank.

In-Person & Virtual Options

Choose the mode that’s right for your situation and preference. 

5K, 10K, 10 Mile Distances

Distances to match your goals and lifestyle. Choose a challenge or gather friends for an experience. Access the 2023 Course Map here

TC Kids Run Free

Youth 18 and under run at not charge thanks to TCM Members and Donors

 

 

Use #WomenRunTheCities to share your journey!

Registration & Pricing

Please see full registration and pricing details on the 5K , 10K and 10 Mile pages.  

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 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.

Date Time Location
Thursday, May 18 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller
Friday, May 19 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Summit Brewing Company Ratskeller
Saturday, May 20 7:30 a.m. - race start Minnehaha Falls Regional Park

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 as parking is limited in the area.

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.

Public Transit

FREE RIDES on Metro Transit buses and METRO lines for participants (& volunteers) from 5 a.m.-1 p.m. on race day, May 20th! Click here to download your pass.

Light Rail

50th Street & Minnehaha Light Rail Station via Blue Line is the closest stop.

  • It is an approximate 6-minute-walk (.3 miles) to the Race Festival

Bus

  • Use this link to plan your route(s)

Vehicular Arrival

Drop Off / Pick Up Zone: On South Minnehaha Drive in the semi-circle across from Princess (Minnehaha) Depot using the South entrance.

For drops and picks ups:

  • Use the right lane and drive up as far as you can in the lane
  • Use the left lane only for passing and exiting the area
  • When exiting the area only make right hand turns on S Minnehaha Dr.

In the Runner Drop Off/Pick Up Zone please be quick.

During runner Pick Up please be courteous and try to time it so you both and your driver arrive around the same time.

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 racecourse and obey all parking rules in effect.

 

Virtual Race Information

 
Participants in the virtual 5K, 10K and 10 Mile will be able to submit results May 1 – December 31, 2023.  

  • Submit virtual results here. (Link to come later) 

Gear will be mailed to the shipping address provided at the time of registration on Friday, June 2, 2023. 

Any changes to your address must be sent to info@tcmevents.org prior to Friday, April 14, 2023. 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 10, 2023. There are fees involved. Switching and transferring processes are conducted through your Race Roster account. (Helpful instructions here.) 

TC Kids Run Free Program

Runners aged 18 and under run at no cost at Twin Cities In Motion events through our TC Kids Run Free program. TCM Members and Donors support the program, the first installment of a larger initiative by nonprofit TCM to make events accessible to all. 

Kids can run in either the event’s “grown-up” race(s) or in 1 mile, half a mile and pre-K-dash races held in conjunction with the event. 

Read more about TC Kids Run Free Program 

Download the TCM App

Download the Twin Cities In Motion App to stay up to date on race details, track 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 & 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 2023 results will appear here

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

Volunteer

Volunteers keep us in motion! Register here to be a race day volunteer for WRC 2023!