Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring

Get in Gear Events

Half Marathon

Race Date

Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 9:00 am


Enjoy a challenging and beautiful course that makes a great training run for a spring marathon or an early season accomplishment.

Time Limit

3 hours from starting gun – roads reopen to vehicle traffic at 12 pm.

Walkers and Strollers

Walkers and strollers are NOT allowed in this event.

Start Line

The start line is located near the boulevard. Slower participants should line up behind faster participants.


Pacing will be provided in 2022 by Lost Dog Pacers. To learn more about the pace group, see the Lost Dogs Pacers Facebook page.

Pace Time Groups

  • 1:30
  • 1:40
  • 1:50
  • 2:00
  • 2:10
  • 2:20
  • 2:30
  • 3:00

Course Description

USATF-certified course

Get in Gear Half Marathon (13.1 miles)

  1. Start on West River Parkway.
  2. North on West River Parkway to turn near Gold Medal Park.
  3. South on West River Parkway under Lake Street Bridge.
  4. West onto ramp to Lake Street Bridge.
  5. East across Bridge into St. Paul.
  6. South on East Mississippi River Blvd to Ford Bridge.
  7. West to cross Ford Bridge into Minneapolis.
  8. Finish line on Godfrey Road adjacent to Minnehaha Park.

Download PDF of Half Marathon course