Starts at 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to pick up your race number, timing chip, event T-shirt, goody bag, and visit with our sponsors and vendors. Location is Wayzata Central Middle School located at 305 Vicksburg Lane N in Plymouth, MN 55447.
You will also have a chance to visit with the Minnesota Pacers to find out which pacer group and wave is the right match for you.
Do not expect to pick up your race materials on Sunday. It is highly recommended to pick up or have a friend or family member pick up race materials for you on Saturday at the Wayzata Central Middle School in Plymouth.
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Park in and around the start area. We have secured a parking lot at Wayzata Central Middle School located at 305 Vicksburg Ln N in Plymouth, MN (only 5 mins from the start) that has approximately 300 parking spaces as well as parking in residential streets near the school. Shuttle busses will take people from that parking lot to the start line from 6 a.m. until 7:45 a.m. (or until the lot is full).
*A shuttle service will be provided at the FINISH LINE and will take you back to the Wells Fargo Bank & Wayzata Central Middle School parking lots. Shuttle service will start at 9:00 am and run until 12:30 pm. Shuttles will be located in Excelsior at the corner of Lake St. & Water Street. Follow the blue and white checkered flags!
The race starts at 8:00 a.m. and will go out in FOUR WAVES. We will use a barricade system to divide the four separate waves, and the Minnesota Pacers will have their signs in each wave indicating which wave you should be in according to your goal time:
For those running slower than 2:30 we don't have a lead pacer and encourage all to finish in 3:00 hours to a maximum of 3 hours and 15 minutes. This is not a route for walkers as you are running on roads that are not closed to traffic. We do however, understand that there are situations where running and some walking are combined and sometimes it just happens to be a bit slower than what you like! We'll welcome you through the finish line (with a finisher medal).
In the event of rain, we will run the race as planned.
If there is dangerous weather in the area at the time of the race, for the safety of everyone involved, we will work with city officials (Wayzata, Orono & Excelsior) to delay the start of the race until the dangerous weather clears the area - in order to avoid race cancellation.
As a last resort, in the event of a cancellation due to adverse weather conditions and city officials not able to grant us the extra time on the closed roads, we are not able to issue refunds to participants.
Finish Area, awards, refreshments, music & busses: 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
The finish area at the Excelsior Commons Park will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
AWARDS: There will be no official awards ceremony. When results are posted, starting between 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Band Shell in Excelsior Commons Park, we will have the awards at the "Minnesota Running Series" tent available for pick-up. Stop and take your picture on the podium and post it to Facebook for all to see!
After you finish the event, receive your Wells Fargo Lake Minnetonka Half Marathon finisher’s medal, advance to the water station and keep moving forward into the post race food and refreshments tent / gear bag area.
The refreshments / food tent is for athletes only and will be an area where you as an athletes will be able to relax and unwind after your long run. Busses will be available on the corner of Lake Street and Water street in Excelsior (there will be directional signs & flying checkered banners) from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. that will take you back to Wayzata.
On-Course Safety & Medical
Identification (race number), is mandatory. Without a race number, you are subject to disqualification and will be removed from the race course.
For safety reasons, the use of headphones and or ipods are highly discouraged, but not prohibited. The course is NOT FULLY CLOSED to traffic, so RUN WITH CAUTION!! There are volunteers and police covering all major intersections, but continue to RUN WITH CAUTION!! While running on the shoulders during the race, PLEASE STAY INSIDE the white lines.
Light First aid (band aids, ice, gauze, etc.) will be available on the course and just after the finish line, but please do your part if a runner is in need. Please alert police and or volunteers IMMEDIATELY if a runner is in need of assistance. Ambulances will be on alert in the area of the race course with medical personnel. Please move aside for these vehicles. It is imperative that they are allowed to move quickly and safely. All medical expenses incurred by participants are the responsibility of the participant.