Best Minneapolis Running Events This Winter

Yes, even during the winter months there are plenty of organized running events in Minneapolis! Whether you’re headed for the big 26.2 miles or you only signed up for that 5K for the beer, it’s no doubt that Minneapolis has a race for every type of runner. Keep checking back as more events are added!

Due to recent events regarding COVID-19, please be sure to check the official event website or with those hosting the event for up to date cancellations and updates.

Irish for a Day 5K | 10K

March 14, 2020
Lake Harriet Bandshell

Fleet Feet Minneapolis is proud to continue the strong Irish tradition by presenting the Everybody's Irish 5K and 10K at Lake Harriet. After all, everyone is Irish for a day! Please join us for a festive day full of shamrocks, blarney stones, and all things Irish. Show your Irish spirit and you could win a prize. All participants receive a Celtic themed short sleeve t-shirt. Kids shirts are short sleeve. Finishers receive Shamrock Medals. Post-race refreshments and treats provided in Blarney Stone Zone. This race supports a sober friendly event!

Minnesota Brewery Running Series

Series starts April 4, 2020
Locations vary

Join us each week for a 5k-ish course that starts and ends at a different local brewery! Weave through the surrounding area at whatever pace you like, no matter what there’s a beer waiting for you at the finish line! All participants receive a FREE craft brew from the brewery and get to take home a collectors pint glass or seasonal swag item from the Brewery Running live music, food offerings, local vendors, and fun giveaways.

Goldy's Run 2020 - 10m, Relay, 5K, Kids Run

April 5, 2020
TCF Bank Stadium

Join thousands of runners on the beautiful 5K route through campus or the 10 mile that runs along the Mississippi River. All races start at TCF Bank Stadium and finish on the 50-yard line. The race benefits the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

2020 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k Minneapolis

April 11, 2020
Boom Island Park

Get ready for Minneapolis's SWEETEST RACE! Each Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k/5k race features both a 15k (9.3miles) and 5k (3.1miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun! Participants receive an award winning goodie bag, which they collect at the expo along with their race packet. The chocolate really begins to flow at the Post Race Party where runners enjoy music, Hot Chocolate merchandise, and a finisher’s mugs filled with hot chocolate, chocolate fondue and tasty dippable treats!

2020 USATF Minnesota Half Marathon Champonship

April 25, 2020
Minnehaha Park

Enjoy a challenging and beautiful course that makes a great training run for a spring marathon or an early season accomplishment. The Get in Gear Half Marathon is the USATF Minnesota Half Marathon Championship for 2020.

Get in Gear 10k/5k/2k/Half Marathon

April 25, 2020
Minnehaha Falls/Fort Snelling State Park

Get in Gear has been Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring for over 40 years, richly steeped in history and tradition since its inception in 1978. In 2020, we are complementing our existing 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distance options with a new 10 Mile option. The 10 Mile distance is growing in popularity around the country and in our metro area, so Get in Gear has added the 10 Mile for those interested runners.

YOUmatter 5k –– Better Together

April 26, 2020
Coffman Memorial Union

YOUmatter, partnered with the LIVIN Foundation, is hosting our 3rd annual 5k run/walk on the morning of April 26th, 2020. Please join us to support our student club and those affected by mental illness! Registration is $22 for adults and $15 for students and kids under 18. Same day registration will be $25 so make sure you register online before the event! All registrations include an event t-shirt! We look forward to seeing you there!!

Medtronic TC 1 Mile

May 7, 2020
Gold Medal Park

It all starts with the first mile. With seven start lines for all different levels of runners and a fan-favorite course near the Guthrie Theater, the TC 1 Mile is perfect for anyone looking to get out there and nail that mile!

9th Annual Downtown Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk

May 14, 2020
Stone Arch Bridge

Join us for the 9th Annual Downtown Dash 5k fun run/walk for a cause. A portion of our proceeds will go to Wilderness Inquiry. Presented by AdvantageHealth Corporation and Wilderness Inquiry.

Women Run the Cities

May 17, 2020
Minnehaha Regional Park

Voted one of the top races for women in the country, the Women Run the Cities is the premier women's race in all of Minnesota. The race features a 5K, 10K and 10 mile distances. It's an all women's affair, but all experience levels are welcome. You'll be at home if you are an experienced runner in your 100th race, or you're taking to the start line for the first time. Plus, enjoy a post-race brunch bar with your girlfriends to celebrate your morning!

CityTrail Loppet

May 17, 2020
Starts in Downtown Robbinsdale

The CityTrail Loppet is a point-to-point urban trail run and is a Hoigaard’s Challenge event. The race starts in Downtown Robbinsdale and ends at the Minneapolis Sculputure Garden, where racers enjoy great tunes, excellent food, and Surly Beer while resting in the shadow of the “Cherry on the Spoon”.

Momboss 5k 2020

May 17, 2020
The Hutton House

We are honored and excited to have you join us for the 3rd Annual Momboss 5k! More than a run...this is a gathering to empower encourage and cheer on the significant women in our lives. Whether you are a mom, have a mom, dream of being a mom, or mother those around you, this event is to celebrate YOU! Join with other women in our community to embrace wellness and treat yourself to a morning away because...we all MOM LIKE A BOSS!