Frequently asked questions
Can I pick up someone else’s race packet or can someone else pick up my race packet?
Yes however, the person picking up other participant’s packets assumes all responsibility for lost packets and timing chips. No ID required.
I cannot make it to packet pick-up, can I have my race packet mailed to me?
Yes, we now have the option to have your race packet mailed by selecting this option when you register. The deadline for this option is April 21. You can select this option when you register. The cost is $5.00. You will receive your race bib only. You will be able to pick up your shirt at the finish of the race. If you want to add this option to your registration click here and select the "add on mail my bib".
Are there restrooms on the race course?
Yes, there is one at each of the water stations (3 miles, 5.5 miles, 8.8 miles and 11.3 miles).
Is the race course closed to traffic?
No, the race course is being monitored by volunteers, cyclists, and police. We ask the runners to be aware at all times and take extreme caution when on high traffic roads.
PLEASE NOTE: When running on the shoulder of the road, PLEASE stay inside the white line, even if it means spreading out from fellow runners. The local police departments have made this request for the safety of the runners and traffic, so please abide by their rules. Running double file and triple file in most areas is acceptable. Be safe.
Can I wear my i-pod or other music playing device?
Yes, although we recommend that you keep the volume at a level that will allow you to hear other runners, race officials, traffic, etc. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS especially for this race as the majority of the route is open to traffic.
If I can no longer race due to injury or another matter, can I receive a full refund or transfer my registration?
There is a no race refund policy. However we do allow you to transfer your registration. Here are the 3 options for transferring your registration. All transfers must be made 48 hours before the event.
Transfer to a new sub event of the same race: To transfer to another race distance go to
www.raceroster.com participant dashboard and select transfer request on the left side of the screen. Then select to a new sub-event, then follow the instructions. You will pay the difference if transfering to a longer distance. There is no refund for transfering to a shorter distance.
Transfer to a new participant: To transfer to another runner go to
www.raceroster.com participant dashboard and select transfer request on the left side of the screen. Then select to a new participant, then follow the instructions. $5 Transfer fee applies. If the race is full or closed email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have already picked up your race bib and shirt you can only transfer your bib to another runner but you must email us at
email@example.com to correctly assign the bib. New runner can visit T-shirt exchange on race day.
To transfer to a different race in the MN RUN series, send an email to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. State the race you are transferring from and which race you would like to transfer to (include the distance). We will make your current registration inactive and send you a promo code to register for your new race that will bring down your cost to the transfer fee ($10) plus any additional cost if your new race cost is higher than your current race. This option is not available if you have already picked up your shirt and bib.