Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5k

Logo 2022Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K
Saturday, July 30
Half Marathon (7:00 am), 5K (7:30 am)
Richfield Ice Arena (636 E 66th Street)
Shirt orders closed Friday, July 15, 11:59 pm; registrations after that date do not include a shirt.

Virtual runners can enter their results from July 16 to August 4. More info...

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Our Purpose: The Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K began in 2003 to save Wood Lake Nature Center's environmental education partnership with the Richfield Public Schools, which was in jeopardy due to cuts in local government aid.  Since Wood Lake Nature Center's opening in 1971, Richfield's K-6 students had visited Wood Lake multiple times a year as part of their science curriculum. Thanks to the Urban Wildland, the program was spared and has continued every year with the proceeds from this event.

The Courses: The Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K courses wind through shaded residential neighborhoods, natural areas (including Wood Lake Nature Center, the benefactor of the event!), and neighborhood parks. Bouth courses are circular. The half marathon is a USATF-certified course.


Registration for the 2022 Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K is now open at RunSignUp

In an effort to keep our race green and reduce waste, we have created options to allow registrants to opt out of receiving a finisher's race shirt. Cut off date to register for a race with a finisher race shirt included is July 15, 11:59 pm. All race shirts not picked up after race day (July 31) become property of Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K. 

Free 5K Registration for Youth Runners (18 and under)
The Urban Wildland Youth 5K Fund has limited available scholarships for youth runners 18 and younger. Use discount code UW5KYOUTH to waive the registration fee for the 5K (in-person or virtual).


Start Time/Course Time Limit
Half Marathon Run start - 7:00 am (Course time limit 3.5 hours)
5K Run/Walk start - 7:30 am (Course time limit 1.5 hours)

Packet Pickup
When: Friday, July 29, 8:00 am-6:00 pm AND Saturday, July 30, 5:45-Race Start (see race start times: no runners are allowed to start more than 10 minutes after the starting gun)
Where: Richfield Band Shell, 636 East 66th Street (parking at Ice Arena) Richfield, MN 55423
What: Packet Pickup for the in-person Half Marathon & 5K includes bib and timing chip. If you are unable to make packet pickup, a friend or family member can pick up your items. Virtual runners may also pick up their race shirt and medals at this time or opt to have items shipped (must choose and pay for this option at registration. To add this option, log into your RunSignUp account.).

Extreme Weather Plan
See our full extreme weather plan for different scenarios that may affect the race. If the wet bulb temperature is 82 degrees or higher at race start, the race may be canceled or the half marathon may be shortened to a 5K.

Virtual Race: How it works

Submit your results between July 16 and August 4, by logging in to RunSignUp, click your profile link, then click Submit Virtual Results. Virtual race results will be viewable at RunSignUp as they’re posted, then archived at MTEC Results after the submittal period (find the link on the Urban Wildland Results page).

Download the RaceJoy app and choose your race. The app will track your run (friends and family can download it, too, and send you cheers and shoutouts during your run!). Enter your bib number and your results will automatically be uploaded to the RunSignUp results database.

Virtual digital bibs can be downloaded on your Run Sign Up profile page (click View Digital Bib). Print your bib to wear on your run or hang on the wall as a keepsake!

Race shirts and wooden medallions can be picked up in person on Friday, July 29, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Saturday, July 30, 5:45 to 7:00 am, at the Richfield Band Shell (636 East 66th Street, Richfield). You may also pick them up after the race at Wood Lake Nature Center between Monday, August 1, and Friday, August 5, during regular business hours (8:30 am to 5:00 pm). All items not picked up by the end of the day on August 5 become property of Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K races.

Your Urban Wildland race shirt and wooden medallion can be shipped to you for $10. You must select this “add-on” with your registration. If you’ve already registered and did not choose the shipping option, you can log back in to RunSignUp, click Manage Registration under the upcoming events heading, and click Add-Ons and scroll down to the Shipping option. This option can only be chosen until July 30, 7:00 am.

RaceJoy   NEW in 2022!
Download the RaceJoy app and link your RunSignUp registration to track your progress along the Urban Wildland courses! Fans can also download the app, track your progress, and even send cheers! For more information, visit www.racejoy.com or log into your RunSignUp.com account.



Please visit the FAQ page on the race website to find more answers commonly asked questions regarding the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K

What Runners are Saying about UWHM&5K

"I love this race as it is a staple for my fall marathon training. Plus I love the cause." - Becky, 2021

"The race is in the perfect date for my training block that time. I must say, I'm very happy that I chose this race." - Dan, 2021

"Wanted to support the children going to Woodlake. Also live I'm Richfield and wanted to support my city!" - Katrina, 2021

"I love this great summer race!" - Scott 2021

"Love that money goes to a good cause and enjoy participating in a green race." - Coung, 2021

"Thanks for a great experience!!" - Sabrina, 2021

*participants names have been changed

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