Women Run the Cities 10K

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THE RUNNING EVENT FOR YOUR MIND, BODY & SOUL
Run a 10K to celebrate fitness in all its dimensions while supporting Girls on the Run. And, it comes with brunch!

Exclusive Storm Creek Hoodie and Medal 

Wear your success with a unique medal and long sleeve jersey hoodie that is luxurious and soft, valued at $50.

 

Brunch With Us!

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

Free Training

Prepare for race with Trackster, the top-rated free running app for runners of all levels.

River View Course

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

TC Kids Run Free 

Youth 18 and under run at no charge thanks to TCM Members and Donors.

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

 

Finisher Medal and Storm Creek Gear 

Wear your success with a unique medal and a  long sleeve jersey hoodie that is luxurious and soft, valued at $50. 

TCM App, presented by Medtronic 

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

WRC HOODIE

WOMEN RUN THE CITIES STORM CREEK SIGHTSEER LONG SLEEVE HOODIE

Celebrate women in the lightweight Storm Creek long sleeve hoodie! This technical hoodie features UPF 30+ sun protection, moisture wick and thumbholes.
Race Details

RACE DETAILS

Registration & Pricing

Below is the registration pricing for the Women Run the Cities 10K. 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 $39 for both the 5K, 10K and 10 Mile. There are no price increases in the virtual event. 

10 K

Packet Pick Up

Stay tuned for details! 

 

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 and Transit

Stay tuned for details!

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.

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. 

Volunteer

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

USE #WOMENRUNTHECITIES TO SHARE YOUR PHOTOS!

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I register?

Online registration closes when field limit is reached or at 6 p.m. on May 17, 2023, whichever comes first. Walk up registration will be offered at packet pick up May 18, 19 and 20. 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 WRC  2023.  (Link to come later)

Can I switch to other distance or virtual?

Registrations may be switched between the 5K, 10K, 10 mile and virtual distances OR to another person one time. Transfer fees and restrictions apply. Registrations may only be transferred within the designated transfer period for each event. 

Registration transfers to another individual may only be transferred within the same event and distance as the original registration.  

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.) 

Email info@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 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. TCM does not have a deferral program. 

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. 

Will gear check be available on race day?

Participants may place their gear and other items in the clear, plastic race bag provided at gear check, marked with a flag and located between Packet Pick up and the Finish Line. Please take note of the following details related to this free, race day service:​ 

  • Personal bags will not be accepted​ 

  • Clear, plastic bags will be available on race day 

  • Do NOT leave bags unattended on race day at any time​ 

  • Affix the gear check tag from race bib to the plastic bag using the tie provided at the gear check drop zone​ 

  • Tie bags securely shut before dropping at the gear check drop zone​ 

  • Do not check valuables, Twin Cities In Motion is not responsible for lost or stolen items​ 

  • Gear check opens at 7:30 a.m.​ 

  • Gear check closes at 11:45 a.m.​ 

  • We discourage runners and spectators from carrying non-transparent bags at the event at any time 

Do I have to run the entire time?

No, you may walk or run at any time during the race. Women Run the Cities 10K participants must, however, be able to maintain a 20-minute-per-mile pace throughout the race due to course limits.  

Can I run with a stroller?

Strollers are permitted in the 5K and the participant running with a stroller must display a stroller bib assigned at packet pickup. For security and safety purposes, all persons with a stroller or baby jogger in the Women Run The Cities 5K must be able to maintain a 25-minute-per-mile pace and agree to the guidelines listed in registration for participation with a 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. We also encourage them to cheer or volunteer in order to support their loved one and the event as an alternative option, too. 

 

Can I volunteer for the event?

Yes! 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?

TCM maintains close communication with public safety officials in advance of all events, and safety is our top priority. Event changes or updated protocols due to public safety, public health, or other conditions will be communicated in the Pre-Race Email sent race week.