Proceeds from the event will benefit local youth running programs, including the Hopkins Cross-Country & Track teams. Registration for the event is free for all youth ages 18 & under as long as the youth pre-registers. Discounted registration is available for all adults who register early. Registration for 2018 is open.
Races - July 15, 2018
5 Mile: 11:00 am Start
The Course follows the traditional route around Shady Oak Lake before finishing on Main Street where you'll be greeted by thousands of cheering supporters on the parade route for the Hopkins Raspberry Festival.
Main Street Mile: 12:00 pm Start
Flat, fast course straight down Main Street with a shared finish for the 5-Mile. Registration is for youth 18 & under is FREE. The start line for the mile is at Shady Oak and Main Street. We will have check-in available for the 1-mile at the start, in addition to Race Headquarters at Central Park. This course is USATF certified.
In 2018, the Main Street Mile is part of the USATF MN Team Circuit.
Toddler Trot: 12:15pm Start
The little ones get their shot after Mom and Dad finish. The start line is 400 meters from the finish at approx 9th Avenue and Main Street.
Ample parking will be available at the fire station, around Central Park and along the neighborhood streets. There will be street closures for the Hopkins Raspberry Festival parade, so the easiest access to lots near Central Park are from Excelsior Boulevard.
Race headquarters are at Central Park, on 15th Ave S, just south of Main Street.
The Hopkins Raspberry Run was founded in 1964 by the Twin Cities Track Club founder Patrick Lanin. Today, the 5-mile follows the same traditional route around Shady Oak Lake before finishing on Main Street prior to the Hopkins Raspberry Festival parade. The Main Street Mile was introduced in 2010 and features a flat, fast course straight down Main Street with a shared finish for the 5-mile.