I am injured, pregnant, or no longer able to attend the race, can I get a refund?
Entry fees are non-refundable. The only exception that will be made to our “no refund policy” is for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service (a copy of deployment orders is required).
What/who does this race benefit?
The Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K races started 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. 100% of the proceeds benefit Wood Lake Nature Center and supports their environmental education programs in the community.
Is the course certified?
The Half Marathon course is certified by the US Track and Field Association and can be used for qualifying times in other races, official results postings, etc.
On average, how many runners participate in the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K races?
On average, about 1,200 participants run both the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K races.
I registered for an in-person race, but would like to switch to a virtual race (or vice versa), is this possible?
You can switch to the virtual version of your race by logging into your account at runsignup.com and following the steps to transfer to another race (as long as there are spots available in that race).
If you were signed up for the virtual race but would like to switch to the in-person race you may also do this but will need to pay the difference in price point depending on the timing of the switch as long as there are available in-person spots.
For example, if you signed up for the virtual half marathon on January 22nd at $60 and would like to switch to the in-person on May 11th, the current price point registration is $65 and participants would need to pay the $5 difference and so for depending on current pricing forth the half marathon fee.
I have questions about the Virtual Race Result submission process.
Please email us with your virtual race questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the deadline to submit my Virtual Race finisher time?
The deadline to submit your virtual race time for the 5k and Half Marathon is Saturday, July 31st at 12:00 PM. Virtual participants will receive an email with instructions on how to submit their times as it gets closer to race week.
The virtual 10K and 10 mile races have been closed due to minimum registration numbers not being met.
How do virtual participants receive their shirts and medals?
Virtual runners can pick up their race shirts and medals the week following the virtual race submission deadline. Pick up will be at Wood Lake Nature Center (6710 Lake Shore Drive Richfield, MN 55423) August 2-6 between 9-4:30 PM. Virtual participants can also opt in to have their shirt and medals mailed to them for a small fee. And email with information will be sent to virtual runners before July 25th in more information regarding their virtual events.
A friend or family member can pick up their items for a participant if they know their first and last name.
Where can I find more information and updates on Urban Wildland's Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) response and plans?
Any updates will be posted on our website and communicated via all channels possible.
Am I required to be vaccinated to run in the Urban Wildland Races?
No. We will not require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test prior to race day. However, we do ask our participants to follow the latest CDC guidelines and to stay home if you are not feeling well. Masks are encouraged for all participants in the start/finish area but not along the race course.
How do I know if I am registered?
Log into your account at runsignup.com to see your current registrations. If you're unable to confirm your registration that way, contact John Evans at email@example.com to check on the status of your registration.
Can I exchange my finisher shirt for a different size?
After race day, you may check to see if another size is available between Aug 2-6 from 9-4:30 pm at Wood Lake Nature Center. If shirts are not picked up or exchanged the week following the race, the shirts become property of Urban Wildland.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding details on how to make an exchange.
I need to update my registration information. What should I do? -OR- I'm registered, but I'm not receiving email communications.
To edit your registration, log in to RunSignUp.com. If you encounter any other issues or want to be sure your email address is on the list to receive updates, please contact John Evans at email@example.com
When and where is Packet Pick-Up?
Packet Pick Up for the 2021 Races will be held at the outdoor Richfield Bandshell located next to the Richfield Ice Arena where the start and finish line of the Urban Wildland Races are held. The address is 636 East 66th St Richfield, MN 55423.
Thursday, July 29th from 1-4 pm - Half Marathon & 5K
Friday, July 30th from 1-4 pm - Half Marathon & 5K
Saturday, July 31 from 6-7 am - Half Marathon
What's in the Packet?
Participants will pick up their runner's finisher shirt, bib, and chip. A virtual packet with race sponsor information will be sent out to all participants to keep paper waste low.
I am not able to make it to Race Packet Pickup. What are my options?
You may have a friend or family member pick up your packet for you. They will need to know your first and last name.
Can I defer my entry to next year?
No. Entry deferments are not permitted under any circumstances.
Can I transfer/sell my number to another person?
Race bibs cannot be transferred or sold to another person.
I am not officially registered for the race. Can I run the half marathon/5K anyway?
No. Only officially registered participants, volunteers, and race officials are allowed on the race courses.
Can I switch from one race distance to another?
A registered in-person runner may switch to a virtual race at any time before July 27, 2021. Runners will not receive a refund for the price difference between in-person and virtual race fees.
If a registered virtual runner would like to switch from the 5K race to the Half Marathon, the runner must pay the difference in cost to transfer between virtual races.
A registered virtual runner may switch to the in person 5K or Half Marathon race if there are still registration spots available. Runner's will forfeit the difference in registration price if transferring from the Half Marathon to the 5K race. Virtual 5K runners may transfer to the in-person race 5K or Half Marathon races if there is available spots remaining and will need to pay the difference in race entry fee for the Half Marathon race.
For more help questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I park morning of the race?
There is free parking at Richfield Ice Arena parking lot close to the start/finish line of the races. Participants can park along side streets. Parking is not allowed in the lot on the west side of Veterans Park; the Richfield Farmers Market is held there on Saturday mornings and uses the lot. Please do not park in any private business lots including the Legion parking lot.
How old do you have to be to run Urban Wildland races?
There are no minimum age requirements to run the half marathon and 5K races.
I want to volunteer! Who do I contact?
Volunteers are crucial to the success of Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K races. If you would like to lend a helping hand during, please call us at 612-861-9342 or email us at SRamsay@richfieldmn.gov.
Is there a course time limit for the Half Marathon?
Yes. We are committed to providing the safest and most positive race day experience possible. Our time limits are set to ensure that runners are protected from vehicular traffic and have the aid station support they need to successfully complete the race.
Urban Wildland Half Marathon = 3.5 hours
Urban Wildland 5K = 1.0 hour
Are there pace leaders?
We are excited to have the Midwest Pacers at our in-person Half Marathon race on July 31st. They will be providing 11 pacers for the finishing times below:
What is the Race Cancellation/Alteration Policy?
In the case of in-person cancellation, Urban Wildland has formulated the following Discount Plan for those who register for the in-person 2021 races.
- All 2021 Urban Wildland in-person race registrants will receive a discount code good for 33% off of their entry fees for the next 3 races they register for between 2022 to 2024
- The discount code is for your use only and cannot be transferred to another person.
- The discount code may only be used one-time per year.
- Registration instructions and your discount code will be emailed to you at a later date.
- In-person registrations may choose to transfer to any virtual race distance for 2021 races at any time for any reason but will not receive a refund for the difference in price point between in-person registration and virtual registration.
- Virtual registrants do not qualify for the cancellation discount plan.
- In-person and virtual race entry fees are non-refundable. The only exception that will be made to our “no refund policy” is for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service (a copy of deployment orders is required).
In-person and virtual race entry fees are non-refundable. The only exception that will be made to our “no refund policy” is for those who are on active military duty and are deployed for service (a copy of deployment orders is required).
In-person registrations may choose to transfer to any virtual race distance for 2021 races at any time for any reason but will not receive a refund for the difference in price point between in-person registration and virtual registration.
What aid/nutrition is available on the Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K course?
Urban Wildland Half-Marathon Aid/Water Stations will be located about every 2 miles along the race course with both water and Gatorade available in compostable cups. This year, volunteers will not be handing out cups to runners but will provide prefilled cups of water or Gatorade on tables for the runners to pick up themselves.
The 5K will have one water stop available at Taft Lake.
There will be water and Gatorade available at the finish line. Porta-Potties are available at the start/finish area and along the course at most water stop locations.
We encourage all runners to carry their own water vessels to help reduce waste.
Can I run with a dog/stroller/headphones?
Dogs/pets and strollers are not allowed on the Half Marathon or 5K course for the safety of all runners/participants.
Headphones are allowed on both the Half Marathon and 5K courses.
Future Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K dates?
The Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5K race dates are held on the last Saturday in July.
July 30, 2021 - 5K and July 31, 2021 - Half Marathon
July 30, 2022
July 29, 2023
July 27, 2024
July 26, 2025