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)
Registration open!


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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 Course: The Urban Wildland Half Marathon is a beautiful circular course that is centrally located in the Twin Cities. This course runs through Richfield's urban neighborhoods and 7 city parks featuring Wood Lake with its woodsy trails around the lake. The half marathon is a certified course.


Registration for the 2022 Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K opens January 1, 2022 at RunSignUp

In an effort to keep our race green and reduce waste, we have created registrations 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 16, 2022. If a participant registers after this date, race shirts may be available for purchase for $10 during race weekend as product is available. All race shirts not picked up by August 30, 2022 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, 5:45-6:55 am
Where: Richfield Bandshell, 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.).

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

2021 Searchable Results (MTEC Results)

2021 Photos

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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