Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
5
(4 Ratings)  (4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.3
SCENERY
4
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
5
Voted one of the top races for women in the country, the Women Run the Cities is the premier women’s race in all of Minnesota. The race features a 5K, 10K and 10 mile distances. It’s an all women’s affair, but all experience levels are welcome. You’ll be at home … MORE
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    runnincarrie FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was an extremely hot day this year and warnings were posted, not only the heat but the air quality was bad. They offered free distance switches if people felt … MORE

    This was an extremely hot day this year and warnings were posted, not only the heat but the air quality was bad. They offered free distance switches if people felt they should downgrade, which was nice. There could have been a few more water stops but it was still pretty adequate. The medal was great and shirt very nice, really sharp looking. There are a lot of races held at this location in St Paul, it’s not a favorite. It’s a pretty tough out and back course. But with all of the energy and cheering a long the course it makes it enjoyable. With the heat and tough course it felt like quite an accomplishment to finish 10 miles! I would do this again.

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    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
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    5
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    shinianen REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Women Run the Cities 10K (6.2 miles) 1:24:34 Average Pace 13:37/mile It's no secret that I love Women Run the Cities. In fact, I love it so much that for … MORE

    Women Run the Cities 10K (6.2 miles)
    1:24:34
    Average Pace 13:37/mile

    It’s no secret that I love Women Run the Cities. In fact, I love it so much that for the last three years now, I have run this race. In 2014 I ran the 5K with a friend, and in 2015 I dropped down from the 10 mile to the 10K to “run” (since I was pregnant I don’t know that it was so much “running”, but whatever).

    Of course, it would have been ultimate justice to have run the 10 mile for the race this year to make up for last year’s drop down, but … being that I hardly have time to eat and sleep these days, training has obviously taken a back seat. Not that I’m upset about that, it’s just reality.

    On a side note to that, my goal has been to get back into a more regular running routine this fall, which is actually happening. But despite getting back into a somewhat regular running schedule, realistically I don’t see myself taking on a longer race (IE 10 miles +) again until 2017.

    Anyway – back on point. Women Run the Cities.

    For 2016, after much debate, I decided to do the 10K with my sister. Both she and I have lost our running mojo in the last year due to various reasons, and we figured what better than a race on the books to get us up and running – literally. And quite frankly, it worked, as we both obviously made it to race day…

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    3
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    5
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    5
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    5
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    shinianen REPEAT RUNNER '15

    All in all, Women Run the Cities proved to again be a well run race with volunteers who are not only enthusiastic but also well equipped to do whatever job … MORE

    All in all, Women Run the Cities proved to again be a well run race with volunteers who are not only enthusiastic but also well equipped to do whatever job they are staffed to do. In fact, I don’t doubt that I’ll end up running this race again next year. Though … the distance may be debatable. LOL!

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    5
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    SCENERY
    4
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    5
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    shinianen FIRST-TIMER '14

    In looking for some new and interesting races to run for 2014, one race kept popping up in discussions with my Minnesota friends as a must do - Women Run … MORE

    In looking for some new and interesting races to run for 2014, one race kept popping up in discussions with my Minnesota friends as a must do – Women Run the Cities (or as I prefer to call it, Women Run the TWIN Cities, since it’s St. Paul and Minneapolis that we’re talking about here).

    Seeing that this race offered a 10 mile option with a medal, I thought for sure this would be the race to get me back into half shape prior to Mankato in October. But then, plantar’s fasciitis struck, and I knew 10 miles was not likely going to happen. Or if it did, it may result in some season ending injuries that I just couldn’t afford to have, being an aerobics instructor and what not.

    After lots of himming and hawing about how I really still wanted to do this race’s 10 mile distance for the medal, I was told by a friend in my run club that even the 10K and 5K finishers got a medal in 2013. Say what?! Well, that sure made my decision easy!

    So, with less than 12 hours before registration price breaks kicked in over labor day weekend, I registered for this race. As did two other friends.

    Whoop! Away we go!!

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    4
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    4
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    5
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