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 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.

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).

WATER/SPORTS DRINK
Water stops will be positioned at miles 3, 5 ,7 ,9, 10, 11, & 12, and at the finish line. 
In addition to water, Powerade will also be available at water stops 7, 9, 11, and the finish line.  All beverages are served in biodegradable cups.

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.

STROLLERS/ROLLER BLADES
For the safety of everyone, strollers and roller blades will not be permitted on the courses.

PETS
Pets are not allowed on the course.

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.

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)

 

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