RACE SITE & DIRECTIONS
RICHFIELD ICE ARENA, 636 E 66TH ST
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road construction will affect your trip to the race.

RACE START
The half marathon begins at 7:00 am; the 5K begins at 7:15 am.  Both races begin on the service road along the west side of the Richfield Ice Arena.  Runners may not start on the course if 10 minutes have passed since the start gun.

LIVE RESULTS
Results are posted live from the event.  To view searchable results from past races, see our results page.

PACKET PICKUP
Registered runners can pick up their bibs and timing chips on Friday, July 28, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, at the Richfield Ice Arena (636 E 66th St) or on race day (July 29) beginning at 5:45 am.  Race shirts are distributed at the finish line.  There is no race-day registration.

GENERAL PARKING
Richfield Ice Arena Lot
(636 E 66th St)
One block east of Portland on 66th Street.
Side Streets (south of 66th St)
Pedestrian crosswalk at 66th St at Park Ave

CARPOOL-ONLY PARKING
Richfield American Legion (6501 Portland Ave).
Park in striped spots only and observe all lanes.  Cars blocking lanes or parked in non-designated areas will be towed.

NO RACE PARKING
Richfield Farmers Market lot (6335 Portland Ave)

MN PACERS

The Minnesota Pacers will be back this year!  Set a goal and run near the pacer carrying a sign with your goal time.

 

WOOD LAKE TRAILS
The gravel trails at Wood Lake have been maintained and are in great shape for the run.  However, they soften quickly after it rains.  Please keep to the center of the trail to avoid soft edges.

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.

MEDICAL NOTE
The Official Race Physician reminds runners to avoid taking decongestants or stimulants in hot weather, as they increase the risk of heat stroke.

SEVERE WEATHER PROCEDURE &
CANCELLATION POLICY

In the event of severe weather at the start of the race, organizers will announce a delay until the storm passes.  If severe weather occurs during the race, volunteers along the course will direct runners to designated shelters (City of Richfield buildings, schools, or homes along the course).  The UWHM5K Committee reserves the right to cancel the half marathon in the event of an Excessive Heat Index Warning from the National Weather Service.  The 5K will be offered to all registrants in lieu of the half marathon.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL POLICY.

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

 

RUNNER SHIRT
The runner shirt is made of an ultra-soft wicking material and is available in women's and unisex cuts.  This year's color is black.  Shirts are distributed at the finish line area.

RACE BIBS
Participants are encouraged to keep their bib as a race memento (Tyvek-Dupont Bib material manufacturer ended their bib recycling program).  Safety pins will be collected and sanitized for re-use. Our bib sponsor is Health Source Chiropractic of Richfield. 

MEDAL CEREMONY

Medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each category at approximately 8:15 am for the 5K and 9:30 am for the HM.  All finishers will receive finisher medals: handmade wood medallions made from buckthorn and other invasive tree species at Wood Lake Nature Center.

Awards Categories (both races)
Top three male & female-overall
Top three male & female: 14&U, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

RACE COURSE
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 re-open to traffic.  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.  No half-marathon runners will be allowed to start 10 minutes after the starting gun due to course safety.  Check out the course map or other course info.

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 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.

RACE RESULTS
View searchable race results as they upload live from the race!  For other results information (past years, etc), visit our results page.  Use a qualifying time for wave placement in a full marathon, including the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

 

SHIRT & SHOE RECYCLING

At this year's packet pickup (Friday and Saturday), runners can drop off old shirts and old shoes to be recycled or reused, thanks to USAgain. Every pound of clothing collected prevents seven pounds of CO2 emissions!

 

OFFICIAL PHYSICIAN
Dr. Anne Scherman: Allina Medical Clinic-Woodlake

Dr. Scherman is a board-certified family physician at the Allina Medical Clinic in Richfield.  She and her family live in Richfield.  "Richfield turned out to be the small town in the city we were looking for.  I'm pleased to be supporting the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K and everyone's efforts for good health in Richfield," Dr. Scherman says.  Welcome to the team, Dr. Anne!

EARPHONES
Runners are permitted to wear earphones.

 

Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K | c/o Wood Lake Nature Center | 6710 Lake Shore Drive | Richfield, MN 55423 | 612-861-9369 | Contact Us