Mid-Town 2km Race Walk Course

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Course Description


The Mid-Town 2km Race Walk Course is on the Mid-Town Greenway Rails-to-Trails park featuring an 18 foot wide asphalt path that is straight, flat, not significantly crowned, and pothole free. This pathway has no automobile or truck traffic and no road crossings, and can be closed to bicycle and pedestrian traffic for events.


We start most events at the Sheraton Midtown on Chicago Ave, just north of Lake St. This way there is a warm and dry place to wait for the April and November events.


The course has 1 measured out-and-back loop of 2 km with a measured center point that is used as the start/finish line. The start/finish line is directly north of the Sheraton Midtown. This layout allows us to offer a variety of distances on any day, as long as the distances are a multiple of 1 km.


USATF Course Certification Number MN-07034-RR.



Course Amenities


We provide only basic course amenities:

  • Bathrooms are available at the Sheraton Midtown
  • Port-a-Potties are usually available near the start/finish line
  • Water on-course and post-race.
  • A table to stash your own during-the-race snacks and sports drinks. Bring a sign to identify your goodies.


We encourage you to bring your own water bottle and snacks for after the race.



Course Location, Directions, Map


Course Address

2901 Chicago Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



On street parking available near any trail entrance, but park near the course address to be close to the start/finish line.


Light Rail Access

You can park at any light rail stop and take the light rail that connects the Mall of America, the airport and downtown Minneapolis. Go to the Lake St. stop and warm-up on the 3km walk from the station to the start/finish line.






Course Certification Number MN-07034-RR
Location Mid-Town Greenway Trail

1 block North of Lake St

Between 5th Ave and 13th Ave.

Minneapolis, MN

Course Summary extremely straight 2 km loop

start/finish located in exact center,

start/finsih just east of Chicago Ave

3.6m diameter turnarounds

Course Map Certification Map - pdf
Unique Features Splits available at every km!

12 overpasses per kilometer!

No vehicles!

Extremely flat and smooth!

Certification Information Measurement Data Sheet - pdf




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