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
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 is 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
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 is open for 2023! Visit our RunSignUp page to register and for more race information.
What 2022 Runners are Saying about UWHM&5K
''Good cause, well organized race!''
''This was my 19th time! It’s one of my favorite events because of the cause and the great people.''
''My son really like this half-marathon...so do I. This is the 4th year we have run it together. Good times!''
''I like the course, the time of year is great for marathon training, and I like the cause.''
''I have been running this 5k for several years now and I love the course and the volunteers. It is one of my favorite races of the year!''
''This was such a fun race - good atmosphere, cheerful volunteers and well marked. Thank you!''
''Very well organized and all the volunteers were amazing! Thank you so much!''
''The very best. Everything & Everyone was more than I ever expected. Great job see you next year.''
''The volunteers were so lovely and nice. Everything was marked clearly, pre-race info was great, super organized race day. Just an overall wonderful experience!''
''Course was very well marked and volunteers were very nice. Thank you!''
''Excellent race!!!! The course was beautiful and I loved running through the parks and neighborhood. The residents were so friendly too!!''
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