Get in Gear 10K, 5K, 2K & Half Marathon - 2017
40th Annual

in United States at Minnehaha Park

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  • 10K
    For ages 12 and older.

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  • Half Marathon
    For ages 12 and older. NEW half marathon course for 2017

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  • 5K
    For all ages.

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  • 2K Fun Run - Ages 6 & Up

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  • 2K Fun Run - Ages 5 & Under

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  • 2K Fun Run - School Team - Ages 5 & Under

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  • 2K Fun Run - School Team - Ages 6 & Up

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  • 2K Fun Run - Assist
    This allows a person to be on the course to assist their 2K Runner.

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  • Corporate Team - Half Marathon

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  • Corporate Team - 10K

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  • Corporate Team - 5K

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  • Existing Registration Race Distance Change
    Your initial registration record will be verified in the database.Both Individuals and Corporate Team Members can upgrade/downgrade here.

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  • Transfer to Another Participant
    Please enter the requested information about the new registrant.

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  • Defer to 2018

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  • Donation Only to benefit Second Harvest (Unable to Participate in Race)
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  • Withdrawn

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Event information


  • The 5K and 2K are open to all ages.
  • The 10K & Half-Marathon is open to ages 12 and higher. (Must contact Race Director for under 12)

Start Times

  • The Half Marathon and 10K start at 9:00 AM.
  • The 5K starts at 9:20 AM.
  • The 2K starts at 6:00 PM on Friday.
  • Note: All 10K participants will be expected to have completed the course by Noon (when the roads are scheduled to re-open).
  • All 5K participants will be expected to complete the course by 11:30 AM
  • All Half-Marathon participants are expected to complete the course by 12:00 PM Noon.

Post-Race Food


  • After the race you are invited to a variety of post-race food and beverage offered by our many sponsors and partners.
  • More details can be found at www.getingearevents.com

Timing and Scoring


  • We will be using the Bib Tag disposable timing chip system in the form of a sticker that comes attached to your bib number.
  • The Get in Gear 10K, 5K and Half Marathon will use this timing system.
  • (The 2K will have a clock at the finish line). Packets containing your bib number will be distributed on Friday, April 28 at Minnehaha Park from 12:00 Noon - 6:00 PM (2K starts at 6:00 PM). Pickup for other races shuts down at 8:00 PM.
  • Packets may be picked up by friends and family members.

Packet Pick-Up


  • Packets are ready for pick-up on Friday, April 28, 2017 from 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM at Minnehaha Park, site of the Get in Gear events in Minneapolis. Free parking is offered all day Friday in designated parking lots that have "free parking signage" on the main meters in parking lot.
  • You may pick up someone's packet with proper information.
  • Elites must show ID to pick up bib number.

Awards


  • Over $6,000 in prize monies, bonuses and special awards will be given out to the Get in Gear participants.
  • The famed and very popular Get in Gear prize patrol will be awarding hundreds of gift certificates and awards to random participants.
  • Every 500th finisher of the 10K receives a $50.00 gift certificate and the 2017th finisher receives a $100 cash prize.

Parking and Ride Options


  • Parking & Ride Options 7:00 AM start to 12:30 PM finish.
  • Get-In-Gear is providing a FREE park and ride shuttle service which will begin at the VAMC (Veterans Affairs Medical Center).

Parking Notice - VERY IMPORTANT

** There is no parking allowed at the Minnehaha Park on event morning.

** Vehicles are subject to being ticketed if parked in a no parking area.

** BE EARLY!!!

Baggage Drop

A courtesy bag drop will be provided for you at the bag drop tent that will have signage to direct you.

Water


  • Water tables will be available at the start and finish of all of the events.
  • One water stop is located at the 5K mark of the 10K course and adequate water stops with electrolyte fluid replacement drink will be placed on the half-marathon course.

Results


  • 10K, 5K & half-marathon finish times will be displayed, recorded, and complete results will be posted at our website by 6:00p.m. April 29th - race day.
  • Finish times will be displayed at the finish for the 2K finishers.
  • No results will be posted on the website for the 2K.

Safety and Prohibitions


  • For the safety of your fellow participants, bicycles, inline skates, skateboards, headphones, earphones, and dogs are not allowed on the race course.

Pre-Race


  • Park at the VAMC and hop a bus over to Minnehaha Park for the morning.
  • Your t-shirt may be picked up before or after events.

Lodging


  • Hotel reservations can be made at the Hampton Inn in Eagan at a reduced fee including breakfast.
  • Call (651) 688-3343 and ask for the Get-In-Gear event reduced fee.

Volunteers


  • All volunteers receive a t-shirt and post-race food.
  • Sign-up: Call our information hotline or send in the website volunteer registration form for group or individual.

Music

We will have music playing throughout the morning at the park for your enjoyment.

Post-Race Showers


  • Lifetime Fitness Highland Park, located just across the Ford Bridge in St. Paul offers hot showers to any participant able to show their bib number as proof.
  • Be prepared to fill out brief paperwork at the desk.

No Refunds or Transfers

Entries are neither exchangeable or refundable.

Our Main Charity Partner

Our main charity partner is Second Harvest Heartland.

Please note that funds collected by participants are matched by Get in Gear up to $5,000.00. Collectively $150,000 has been donated to date.

Questions?

For all event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.


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