Frequently Asked Questions

Important notice for Minneapolis Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay runners:
Dear Minneapolis Marathon Runner:
Thank you again for your patience as we have tried to identify alternative courses for the Minneapolis Marathon. After much effort by our team and dedicated public officials, we have realized we cannot establish a new marathon and half marathon course by June 5.
We will be unable to stage the Minneapolis Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay in 2016.
We understand that you have worked very hard to prepare for your race. Our goal is to host running events that provide people with the motivation to train, prepare and lead active, healthy lives. We know this cancellation is a disappointment to you and disrupts your plans and your running life. We apologize for both the disappointment and the disruption.
We offer you the following two options:
1. A full refund of race fees
We offer all registered runners a full refund of your race fee plus a 25% discount on one of our future races (through Jan 2017-code will be sent to you). If you have already received your gear by mail, we invite you to keep it.
2. Registration in any two Team Ortho races through January 2017 plus a choice of a bonus
For those registered runners who want to look forward to future races (instead of a full refund), you can choose to apply your registration fee to any two upcoming races through January 2017 AND receive a bonus package choice of either: (1) a $20 gift certificate to our gear store OR (2) your 2016 Minneapolis Marathon gear and medal mailed to your home address.
You can choose the option that is best for you by clicking on the link below by June 5, 2016.
We have four half-marathons coming up in the next seven months.
These include:
Rio/Tiki Run on July 16: Half-marathon, 10K or 5K
Women Rock Minnesota on August 27: Half-marathon, 10K, 5K, 2.5K
Monster Dash on October 29: Half-marathon, 10 Mile, 5K
Polar Dash on January 1, 2017: Half-marathon, 10K, 5K

There is a lot of relay information on our relay web page.  Click here to read through it.

Online registration stays open until we are full or until Race Week.  Registering early ensures you will have spot on race day.  

No there are no refunds.  Please click here to see our race change policy for other options.

You will need a bib number for packet pick-up.  Please click here to see your bib number.

Yes you can, if it is done before May 1, 2016.  After that it is no longer an option as we cannot guarantee that it will get to you before the race.  Find out your options at packet pick-up by clicking here.

If you lose your bib before the race you will have to be reassigned a new bib at our packet pick-up and there will be a convenience fee of $30.  

While you can pick which runner does which leg of your relay, you cannot select distances different from the assigned ones listed on our relay information page. 

The full Marathon starts at 6:30am; the Half-Marathon starts at 7:30am.

And they all start in the same location. For location information and a map, see course information here.