Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring

April 23 – 24, 2021

Get in Gear Events

Event Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Get in Gear Annual Rite of Spring. As we usher in a new decade, it is amazing that it will 43 years that the Get in Gear has been celebrated by our community of runners, volunteers and sponsors who all contribute to making this event happen year after year.

In 2020, we are complementing our existing 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distance options with a new 10 Mile option.  The 10 Mile distance is growing in popularity around the country and in our metro area, so Get in Gear has added the 10 Mile for those interested runners.

The Get in Gear has always operated on a mission to serve the community by providing a high quality experience offering well managed running events while simultaneously assisting our community organizations with donations for their varied needs.

We have worked with many wonderful organizations in our Twin Cities area with primary focus on child hunger in our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland from 2005-2018, Girls On The Run MN in 2018-2020 and the AUSA ROTC Troops of Tomorrow mission in 2019-2020.  To view more, please visit our charitable partners page.

We look forward to seeing you on April 24 – 25, 2020.

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Paulette Odenthal
Executive Director, Get in Gear, Inc

Paulette Odenthal