Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring

Get in Gear Events

Race Site Activities

Key Information by Day

Friday, April 29 2022: Minnehaha Park Pavilion

Saturday, April 30 2022: Minnehaha Park

Parking: Free of charge all day in all 4 parking lots on Godfrey Boulevard. Note: any parking anywhere else is normal charge and tickets will be issued.

Parking: Neighborhood parking north of Nawadaha Boulevard only. No parking at Minnehaha Park, Nawadaha Boulevard or the VA.
Transit: Take Metro Transit free of charge between 6 am – 2 pm via the Blue Line. A link to a downloadable free ticket for all participants will be available one week before the event.


12 pm (noon) – 8 pm

  • Race number and T-shirt pick-up
  • Give-away items during pick-up hours
  • Last day registration


7 am – 9 am

  • Race number and T-shirt pick-up

9 am

  • Start of 10K; Wave 1 corral (bib numbers 100 – 299) may line up at the front, remaining participants behind Wave 1
  • Start of half marathon; line up near a pacer if desired

9:20 am

  • Start of 5K

9:30 am

  • Post-Race Festivities begin at Bandshell

10 am

  • Podium Awards on awards stage

12 pm (noon)

  • Finish line closes, roads open to traffic; participants on the course must move to the sidewalk and will not receive an official time

Venue map