Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
2.4
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.2
SCENERY
3
PRODUCTION
3
SWAG
3
The RBC Race for the Kids has an event for everyone! Whether you are running in shoes or gliding on skates. Sign up for an event that suits your interests or goals or maybe even try something new this year. There’s a half marathon Run or Skate, half marathon relay, … MORE
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    runnincarrie REPEAT RUNNER '21

    It figures during one of the worse droughts in Minnesota since 1988 it rains on race day. After being delayed an hour All distances were changed to a 5k because … MORE

    It figures during one of the worse droughts in Minnesota since 1988 it rains on race day. After being delayed an hour All distances were changed to a 5k because of possible storming. It never really did storm until much later in the day. All distances could have happened but I understand they needed to be safe. The communication that all distances were changed was right down to the wire of when the first race was supposed to start. Many distances were supposed to start much later so those that hadn’t arrived yet didn’t know that the distance and time changed to all start at the same time. So that was a little rough. I never saw that an email or post on FB was sent out about this change. They sent out a notification when everything was delayed an hour which was about 3 am. So yea, disappointing but still got to run and luckily the medals were general and not distance specific. I liked the nice bright shirt! And seriously was grateful for the rain.

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    50StateRunner50 FIRST-TIMER '21

    I’ve reviewed many races and if you check my history, I’ve always been fair and positive in my reviews. However, I feel the obligation to leave an honest review for … MORE

    I’ve reviewed many races and if you check my history, I’ve always been fair and positive in my reviews. However, I feel the obligation to leave an honest review for the Race Rave community.

    The race organizers abruptly reduced the distance for all races to 5K at the start line. First of all, I understand that weather was uncontrollable. In my opinion, however, the decision to reduce the distance was VERY SOFT, last-minute and an overreaction.

    There was a thunderstorm system that rolled through the area between 3-7 am. The race was delayed until 8:15 with no mention of reduced distances. There was a very light rain troughout the race with no lightning. The race was ran on paved streets which had no standing water or flooding issues. These conditions continued through 11 am.

    The race organizers have a no refund- no deferral policy. The PA announcer was very tone-deaf to the circumstances. He commented to the gathered runners , “You should be happy you get to run a 5K and that you don’t have to run further today”. There were several individuals like myself, who traveled (many flew) in from out of state to participate in today’s race. All of those that I spoke to were pretty upset by the abrupt cancellation of the half marathon. Due to the handling of this event, I recommend avoiding this series in the future to anyone who is not a local participant.

    There were some positives : Watching the in-line skater start was very cool. The race medal was decent as was the tech shirt. There were several nice hotel and food/drink options within walking distance of the start/ finish lines. If the event was held and produced properly, this could be an outstanding location for a race.

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    rjgarner527 FIRST-TIMER '18

    Expected to have more views of the river but only a small portion was visible. The downtown skyline was nice. In my opinion, post race refreshments were lacking. A bottle … MORE

    Expected to have more views of the river but only a small portion was visible. The downtown skyline was nice. In my opinion, post race refreshments were lacking. A bottle of water, chips, granola bar, and banana didn’t seem like enough.

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    runningg8r FIRST-TIMER '18

    This was my first time in the twin cities and I really liked the views of the city skyline the race offered. You make a loop passing through downtown twice. … MORE

    This was my first time in the twin cities and I really liked the views of the city skyline the race offered. You make a loop passing through downtown twice. There were more participants than I expected and the post race snacks were great!

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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '14

    Small race; actually also had a roller blade half marathon. The expo had one vendor! Swag was underwhelming. Scenery was interesting and nice on the river. MORE

    Small race; actually also had a roller blade half marathon. The expo had one vendor! Swag was underwhelming. Scenery was interesting and nice on the river.

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