Run the scenic parkways around Lake Harriet and Lake Calhoun in the #1 ranked park system in the United States!
The Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half Marathon provides a great stand-alone challenge or a perfect training test for those running Twin Cities Marathon or other fall marathons. Selected to host the 2018 Minnesota Half Marathon Championship and a USATF Minnesota Team Circuit event.
The field is limited to 1,500 entrants and the 2018 race is expected to fill! Register early to secure your spot in this classic Minnesota half marathon. The course is traffic free and run mostly on the parkways surrounding Lake Harriet and Bde Make Ska and finishes at the Lake Harriet Bandshell. Each mile is marked and water and powerade is available at least every 5K. There is a time limit of 3:30 (16:02 pace). Entries are neither transferable nor refundable after issue.
8:00 AM Sharp! Race Start Line will be at Beard's Plaisance, which is just south of 45th Street and the tennis courts. Parking in the area is limited. Please plan accordingly.
Runners will receive net times as well as clock times, along with the certified 10 mile split.
1M, 5K, 10K and 10 mile. Half Marathon is USATF certified.
All participants will receive the classic City of Lakes mug and a finisher medallion after the finish of the race. There are commemorative race T-shirts available for purchase online, at Marathon Sports during bib pickup and after the race in the finish area.
We have pacers to help you reach your goal time. The goal finishing times are: 1:30, 1:35, 1;40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45, and 3:00.
Water and Mountain Berry Blast Powerade will be available at the approximate milage.
Bib Pickup -
Please bring your confirmation email on your phone or printed with the Tempo Tickets QR Code for the fastest check in! Photo ID's will also be accepted.
AUGUST 27 - September 8
September 9th - RACE DAY
Look for us near the tennis courts at Beard's Plaisance, near 44th and Lake Harriet Parkway West. 6:45 AM - 7:45 AM.
Carpooling is highly encouraged!
There will not be parking at Beard Plaisance or at the Lake Harriet pay lot. The Lyndale Park Rose Garden has a pay lot with limited parking available (60 spaces), is 1mile from the start and .5 miles from the finish. There is on street parking available in locations in the Linden Hills and East Harriet Neighborhoods. Please read parking signs carefully to ensure you are in a valid spot.
Age Group Awards
Given to the top two male/female finishers in the following brackets: 19-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
$100 cash for any new Minnesota single-age record in the half marathon.
All awards are based on Gun Time per USATF rules.
Cash awards will be presented to the first-place and second-place men's and women's USATF five-person teams. USATF team scoring rules will be used. Note: A team affiliation must be indicated by entrants on their entry at the time of registration to be eligible for inclusion on a USATF team.
Cash awards to the first male and female finisher. Cash awards to the first male and female master finishers. $100 cash for a new Minnesota half-marathon record.
2018 Overall Prize Purse:
- First place male and female - $500
- Second place male and female - $200
- Third place male and female - $100
2018 Masters Prize Purse:
- First place masters male and female - $200
- Second place masters male and female - $100
Elite Athletes - Top 3 finishers from the previous years race are comped into the race. Contact the race director here.
Other inquiries may contact the race director here.