MOMS ON THE RUN 5K/10K
GENERAL EVENT QUESTIONS
The women’s 5K and 10K events will be chip timed. You will receive your chip attached to your bib at packet pickup. The kids’ Half-Mile and Kiddie Dash events will not be timed. The course is similar to a past USATF Certified course but is not currently certified.
The course closes at 10:45 a.m. The 5K can be a walk or run event. Walkers will begin towards the back of the pack to prevent crowding. Due to the amount of time we have access to the race course, we can’t allow participants to walk the 10K.
We recommend the Kiddie Dash for children age 7 and under, or those not able to complete a half-mile run. Kids 12 and under are welcome to participate in the half-mile run. For those aged 12 and under who are able to run longer distances, register for the kids’ 5K (chip-timed). Youth aged 13 and up may register for the 5K or 10K. There is not a youth prize category in the 10k.
Yes. All 5K and 10K finishers will receive a medal. All Kids’ Run finishers will receive a finisher ribbon.
For the 5K, we will award prizes to the top finishers in the following age groups:
12 and under – top boy and girl; 13 to 19 – top boy and girl; top woman aged 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60+. For the 10K, we will award prizes to the following: top woman aged 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60+.
In addition, we will award certificates to 1st-3rd place in each of these categories. Winners must be present to receive these, or contact us afterwards to order shipping.
There is not a separate division. Strollers are allowed in the 10K or 5K events, but must start at the very back of the pack. Strollers must always yield the right of way to other runners.
Go ahead and register as usual, but select one of the kids’ race options (Kiddie Dash or Half-Mile Run) instead of the women’s 5K or 10K.
Plan to only bring those items you’re able to run with, as we do not provide a bag check at this event. MOTR is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
The below information is for our events at Lake Elmo. For 2023 at Lake Phalen, please review our main race information page for a parking map at Lake Phalen.
First, enter the park: Allow plenty of time to enter the park via the Main Office entrance. At the gate, all cars must show an annual county parks pass (Washington, Anoka, Carver) or stop to receive a day pass for display. You do not need to present anything to receive this pass. To speed access to the park, money will not be collected at the gate. If you did not purchase a daily pass at the time of race registration, please make your payment at Race Headquarters (at the MOTR Merchandise table) after entering and parking. Please note for any other guests, regular daily parking without a county pass is $7.
Second, find parking by 9:00 a.m., 9:15 a.m. at the latest: Cars must be parked at the North Picnic Shelter, South Picnic Shelter or one of three overflow lots no later than 9:15 a.m. If you arrive after 9:00, plan on waiting for the runners to cross in front of you to access a parking lot. This may take a few minutes. This is because the race route crosses the access road. Allow plenty of time to enter the park and drive to the northern end. NOTE: Overflow Lot #1 is at least a half-mile walk from Race Headquarters (near the swim pond), while Overflow Lots #2 and #3 are further away, if needed. Allow plenty of time to park and walk to Race Headquarters. Consider having one member of your party do a drop-off if the overflow lots are needed. Consult the event map for details.
There will be water-stops along the 5K and 10K courses. Post-race snacks will be available for event participants, and Food Trucks will have items for sale.
Yes. The events travel through public park space that is part of the St. Paul Parks system. Please observe standard etiquette and care, and be respectful of others using the public trails.
We plan to use drone photography this year. MOTR members who wish to take part in our annual large group photo should begin lining up in the designated spot, the slope facing the race area, at 10:50 a.m. For better spacing and visibility, please be seated for the photo. We will snap the photo at 11 a.m. sharp. Consult the event map for details.
We allow distance changes if you email firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 16. You will be invoiced a $10 administrative fee for distance changes.
Please note that your race entry is non-refundable. This includes your racing bib and timing chip. We are unable to give refunds for cancelled entries. We do allow transfers for a $15 administrative fee; see below.
Due to the liability and administrative cost involved, you may not give away or sell your race entry, bib or chip to anyone else without going through an official transfer. Please note doing so interferes with the results for all participants and affects age category awards. A friend may assume your entry and go through our registration process for a $15 administrative fee. Please contact Angela@momsontherun.com to arrange this by August 16.
PACKET AND SHIRT QUESTIONS
2023 Details Coming Soon!
There are three options for packet pickup.
We will be hosting two packet pickups at Run n Fun, which will offer a 25% shopping discount for our guests!
Friday, Aug. 26 from 12-2 p.m. at St. Paul Run n Fun
Saturday, Aug. 27 from 1-3 p.m. at St. Paul Run n Fun
Sunday, Aug 28 from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. at the race site
Run n Fun is located at 868 Randolph, St. Paul, MN 55102.
Yes. You will need the person’s name and race distance and address to ensure against incorrect distribution of packets. NOTE: Plan for additional time if you are picking up for additional participants.
Participants’ shirts will be distributed at packet pickup at the designated sites/times listed for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Women who registrants will receive a Leslie Jordan brand performance long sleeve tee in the size they indicated at registration. Women’s sizes are: XS (2-4); S (4-6); M (8-10); L (12-14); XL (16); 2XL (18); 3XL (20). Boys and girls aged 13-19 chose between a women’s size or youth XL 100% poly tech tee when they registered. Kids aged 12 and under participating in the 5K and all kids’ run participants will receive a 100% poly tech tee in the youth size indicated at registration. Youth shirt sizes are: XS (2-4), S (6-8), M (10-12), L (12-14), XL (14-16);
Absolutely! Men are welcome and encouraged to volunteer for the event! Men are also welcome to register to run, but we do not have male prize categories and they may want to give away their event shirt :).