HALF MARATHON & 5K COURSES
(SEE MAP BELOW)
USATF Certified Course LogoBoth courses begin and end in Vets Park, behind the Ice Arena (636 E 66th St), cover very flat terrain, and pass through shaded residential neighborhoods, past neighborhood park, and through three natural areas: Wood Lake, Richfield Lake, and Vets Park.  The half marathon course is certified by the USATF (MN08032.RR).  Your time can be used for some wave qualifications for the Twin Cities Marathon (visit www.mtcmarathon.org for more information).

COURSE ELEVATION
The half-marathon course measures as very flat, great for a personal best or qualifying time for another race (the course is USATF-certified).  View elevation graph below (the steepest, and only notable, rise in the course is a 0.5-mile stretch coming out of Wood Lake, which is a 1.6% grade....less than most railroad beds).

COURSE SURFACE
Most of the course is paved, including the stretches around Richfield Lake and through Veterans Park.  The only non-paved section is the 1.8-mile stretch around Wood Lake Nature Center, which is a regularly-maintained crushed limestone surface.

WATER/SPORTS DRINK
Water stops are at miles 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and the finish line; all stops have water, medical assistance, Gatorade and restrooms (some stops have portable toilets, others have facilities in a nearby park building). Food is available at the finish line.

COURSE CLOSURE
Times will be recorded for 3.5 hours for the half marathon and the 5K; the courses close at 10:30 am, at which time, traffic is no longer controlled and intersections must re-open.  Services will be provided for all participants maintaining this pace (approximately a 16-minute mile pace for the half marathon).  As the race passes through the course at this pace, streets along the course will be re-opened to traffic.  For safety reasons, Half Marathon runners will not be allowed to start the course 10 minutes after the gun.

START/FINISH LINES
The UWHM5K begins and ends at Veterans Memorial Park.  Vets Park has plenty of grassy areas for runners to relax and interact and for families to play during the before, during and after the race.  Bagels and fruit will be available at the finish line.  All participants will receive a free pass to the Richfield Outdoor Pool, located near the finish line.

MEDICAL AID
Medical aid will be available at each of these water stops, as well as the finish line (both staffed care and self-care).

RESTROOMS
Portable bathrooms will be available at all water stops (miles 3, 5 ,7 ,9, 10, 11, & 12) and at the start and finish lines.  Indoor bathrooms are available for use at the Richfield Ice Arena.

COURSE SPONSOR

Become a member today!  Receive free or discounted admission to Wood Lake programs and events.  For more information, call Wood Lake at 612-861-9365 or click here.

STROLLERS/ROLLER BLADES/PETS
For the safety of all, strollers, roller blades, and pets are not be permitted on the courses.

Course maps are downloadable and printable from home and available
on race packet pickup day and on race day at the information tent.
CLICK ON THE MAP BELOW FOR A LARGER PRINTABLE VERSION (pdf)

ELEVATION GRAPH

ELEVATION GRAPH

 

Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K | c/o Richfield Community Center | 7000 Nicollet Ave | Richfield, MN 55423 | 612-861-9395 | Contact Us