Urban Wildland Half Marathon and 5k
Saturday, July 29, 2023, 7:00 am (hm) & 7:15 (5k)
Registration is open for 2023! Visit our RunSignUp page
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 2023 Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 5K opens January 1, 2023!
Start Time/Course Time Limit
Half Marathon Run start - 7:00 am (Course time limit 3.5 hours)
5K Run/Walk start - TBD (Course time limit 1.5 hours)
Please visit the FAQ page on the race website to find more answers commonly asked questions regarding the Urban Wildland Half Marathon & 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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