2K-3K-4K Pick Your Distance Fun Run 5K
Parking, Shuttle, Light Rail
following applies to all races, excluding the Friday night 2K–3K–4K
FREE as part of
your entry fee:
park and ride from our VAMC partner location on race day
post-event for all participants all morning
Personal Gear check service on race morning to hold your
belongings while you run
hosted by Erik's Bikes
Parking all day Friday at Minnehaha Park in three main lots
on Godfrey Parkway
scored races with accurate results
food snacks and beverages on race day
Get in Gear
Prize Give-Away Patrol handing out thousands of FREE
clothing and promotional items
party at Minnehaha Park, of only Get in Gear participants,
pre-paid by special permit, and home of waterfalls, picnic
areas and spring blooms
awards in all scored races in all age groups
and most enthusiastic team leaders and volunteers – rain or
participants will pick up their race number individually and
meet at their designated signage behind the Pavilion near the
waterfalls on race day morning. Look for company name in
Number Pick-Up is
available at Minnehaha Park (4801 Minnehaha
Ave. , Minneapolis, MN 55417 - Google
Friday, April 27, from Noon - 8:00 p.m.
Race numbers may be picked up
by a friend or family member during this time. To pick up
another person’s packet:
1. Have a paper copy or email copy of the person(s) registration
that they have signed – this is their acknowledgement
2. You may get up to 4 packets, including your own
registering after Sunday, April 22 will receive their bib number
at packet pick-up.
The race will
be timed by Mtec using the MYLAPS BibTag timing system. The
BibTag is a disposable timing chip in the form of a sticker that
comes attached to your Bib.
Please follow these instructions when attaching the Bib:
- Do not fold or crumple the Bib
- Do not remove the foam
- Attach the Bib using pins on all four corners
- Position the Bib correctly on your chest: visible and on top
of your clothing
Note: Parking on
Friday is free of charge in only the 3 parking lots that are
located on Godfrey Parkway between Minnehaha Avenue and 46th
Ave. There are over 300 parking spots available. If you park in
other metered parking areas on that day without paying you will
location: 4801 Minnehaha Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55417
For those from out
of town, a limited number of race numbers will be allowed to
be picked up on race day morning. Race number pick-up will
begin at 7:00a.m. on race day. Please prepare to be on-site one
hour before your race starts to pick up your race number
and prepare for the race. There may be long lines and the races
will start on time.
strongly encouraged to pick up your race numbers on Friday to
avoid being late for the start of the race on Saturday morning.
No race day
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Parking Notice - VERY
IMPORTANT NOTICE! There
is NO PARKING allowed at Minnehaha Park on event morning.
Vehicles are subject to being ticketed if parked in a "no
Traffic can, and will be, congested in and around the VAMC and
Minnehaha Park the morning of the Get in Gear events.
runs continuously from the VAMC to Minnehaha Park pavilion in a
continuous loop from 54th St. to South Minnehaha Ave.
and North to the bus drop and pick-up area at the
back of the pavilion. Riders will take a short walk across the
falls to the Pavilion. You will find restrooms inside the
pavilion (but also we have 47 porta-potties on the venue for
your use) and the Information Tent and Volunteer Check-In Tent
will be on the immediate north side of the Pavilion.
NOTE: VAMC is
under construction for a new parking ramp. There is no
access to Get in Gear parking from One Veteran’s Drive (the main
entrance). All entrance will be from 54th which
you can access from Hwy. 55 (Hiawatha Ave.) Event Parking
signage will be placed on the roads to help direct you. There
is parking for approximately 1500 vehicles this year. If the
lot fills you will be re-directed. Arrive early.
There is no
parking at Minnehaha Park. Plan accordingly.
FREE Shuttle: 6:45a.m.
start to 12:30pm or when buses are no longer needed. This will
be determined by our bus coordinator on race day. Get in Gear is
providing a FREE shuttle service which will begin at the VAMC (Veterans Affairs Medical Center web site or Veterans Affairs Medical Center web site map).
The VAMC is
located approximately one mile south of Minnehaha Park on
Minnehaha Avenue (Junction of Hwy. 55 & 62).
VAMC address: 1
Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417. Look for directional
signs on race morning. Incoming vehicles to the VAMC will
be directed to designated Get in Gear parking area by VAMC
Map to VAMC parking.
will then be taken by designated buses directly to Minnehaha
Park. Buses will be ready for return to VAMC AFTER the
buses have completed dropping participants off for their race.
The distance between the VAMC and Minnehaha Park is one
mile. You may plan to jog or walk as an alternative one way or
two way option.
for the Minneapolis Metro area includes stations that are
located both at the VA Medical Center (VA Medical Center
Station) and 46th Street (46th Street Station. For more detailed
information and schedules, go to http://www.metrotransit.org/light-rail.aspx
The light rail
has become very popular with our runners. Some runners coming
from the south park at the Mall of America station and take the
light rail to the 46th Street Station near the race start.
Signage for the drop bag location will be visible on race morning
and volunteers ready to navigate you. Our Information Tent also
has grounds layout information if needed.
We will have bags available to place your belongings and identify
by name and/or bib number from 6:30-9:00a.m. If you bring a bag
it may be subject to brief inspection but it is preferred you
use our drop bags. Please – no large duffle bags.
The drop bags are meant to hold light belongings and non-valuable
items. We have not had theft issues but we do not recommend
highly valuable items are left in your bags that we cannot be
Hilton Garden Inn
using our special group rate. The group rate is for either a
$89.00 king room with pullout sofa sleeper or a $99.00 room with
2 queen beds. These rates are good through April 6, 2018.
You are welcome to call the hotel as well at 651.686.4605. Please
make sure you tell the front desk you are with the "Get in Gear
group." And, please let us know if you have any
questions. Thank you for choosing the Hilton Garden Inn. We look
forward to having you here!
night includes hot breakfast buffet.