Minnesota’s Annual Rite of Spring

Get in Gear Events


We are looking forward to Get in Gear again this year. Thank you to you and the entire GiG team, as it is ALWAYS an amazing experience. We don’t get to come every year, but I’ve participated in several with my kids, passing along the excitement of the Get in Gear since I ran it several times before I had any children. We love the course, the atmosphere, the organization of the event, and (of course!) the food!


I have raced all over Canada and only once in the US (Wisconsin IM) and now that we live here in St. Paul we were looking for a kick off race for 2019 and yours did not disappoint!

You are very well organized, I loved the updates, instructions and all your voluntolds/teers were genuine in helping out and ensuring a positive experience for all. LOVE the merch and the location too!


Just a quick thank you note for the age group award. The shirts are really great – stylish, nice tasteful design without garish advertising and the wicking fabric is comfortable to run in – a very nice award!

Jerry Beutel

Despite the weather, I loved being a part of this fun event.  The course is beautiful and all the volunteers and officials were helpful and friendly.

J.S. Boulder, CO

Congratulations for putting on a great run despite the weather. I’ve never run it before and it turned out to be a lot of fun. Once you start running, the weather is a non-factor.

Jeff Erickson

The Get in Gear is one of the best organized and supported races in the state. I’m already looking forward to next year!

Adam Himes

… I want to thank you and your staff and volunteers for putting on a first class event year after year. That is no small feat!

The race is always extremely well organized and executed. The race caters to everyone…young, old, elite , recreational and everyone in between. I look forward to running GIG each spring and will continue to do so as long as the body will allow. I may be getting older and slower but I am still having fun and that’s what it’s all about. Thanks for all you do for our running community and keep up the great work.

Bonnie Sons

I just received my Get in Gear t-shirt upgrade. What a pleasant surprise!

I just started running a year ago and have run a few 5 Ks, an 8 K, a half marathon and this 10 K. Of all of the races I have run, this has been the best– from the transportation to the gorgeous route (and weather helped!). After running this year, I decided to make it an annual event.

Thank you for all the effort that went into this great race day and thanks again for the t-shirt upgrade. Truly, a class act!

Kellie Connor

Thanks for faxing me info about the race. I am excited to be running in it again this year — it was my first road race when I started running in the 90s, and you all do a great job organizing it. Thanks!

Betsy Hodges, Council Member, City of Minneapolis

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated my 1st place running t-shirt. It’s an awesome shirt and great quality! Keep up the good work! I enjoy this race very much and you guys all do a great job despite what Mother Nature throws at you. Thanks again.

Scott L