RACE SITE & DIRECTIONS
RICHFIELD ICE ARENA, 636 E 66TH ST
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Visit MnDOT's construction update website to see if
road construction will affect your trip to the race.
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.
Results are posted live from the event. To view searchable results from past races, see our results page.
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.
Richfield Ice Arena Lot
(636 E 66th St)
One block east of Portland on 66th Street.
Side Streets (south of 66th St)
at 66th St at Park Ave
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)
Minnesota Pacers will be
back this year! Set a goal and run near the pacer carrying
a sign with your goal time.
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.
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
The Official Race
Physician reminds runners to avoid taking decongestants or
stimulants in hot weather, as they increase the risk of heat
WEATHER PROCEDURE &
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.
For the safety of everyone,
strollers, roller blades and pets are not be permitted on the
Stay tuned for information about the 2017 race shirt. Race shirts are distributed at the
finish line area.
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.
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+
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 will be available at each of these
water stops, as well as the finish line (both staffed care and self-care).
miles 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, and the finish line; these stops
have water, medical assistance, and restrooms (some stops have
portable toilets, others have facilities in a nearby park
building). Powerade will be available at stops 7, 9, 10,
11, 12, and the finish line. Fruit, bread,
pretzels, and cookies are available at the finish line.
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,
Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.
SHIRT & SHOE RECYCLING
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!
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!
Runners are permitted to wear