Join us for our 48th year! The Hopkins Raspberry Run is one of Minnesota's great running traditions. Participation for youth 18 & under is free as part of the Twin Cities Track Club 'Kids Run Free' initiative. So bring the whole family for the race and stay for the Hopkins Raspberry Festival Parade.
This year the race will take place on July 20! 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.
Benefitting Youth Running
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. For more details, visit the registration page.
All races will be held on July 20!
5 Mile: 11:00am 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: 12:00pm 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.
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.
Participants will receive an Alternative Apparel brand Raspberry Run t-shirt designed by local artist/runner Jillian Tholen, but be sure to register early to guarantee your shirt and size! Awards for age-group winners will be awarded in the following age divisions: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 70-74, 75+. Age group winners will receive a TC Running Company gift certificate and a Fitsok prize pack. We will notify award winners by email when the awards are available for pick-up at TC Running Company in Eden Prairie.
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.
Registration for youth 18 & under is FREE for both events if you pre-register!
3/1 – 4/1 $25.00
3/1 – 4/1 $20.00
Race Day Registration
Race-day registration will open at 9:30 am at Central Park in Hopkins. Show up as early as possible, but please give yourself at least 30 minutes to get registered prior to the race.
Early Packet Pick-up
You can pick up your race bib and t-shirt on race morning. This year we will also offer packet pick-up and registration on Saturday July 19 at the Hopkins Raspberry Festival. Stop by our booth on the NW corner of 11th Avenue and Main Street anytime between noon and 2 pm.
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Hopkins, Minn, July 1 — The Hopkins Raspberry Run is pleased to announce that Lake Minnetonka Orthodontics will be the official sponsor of the Kids Run Free initiative at the 47th running of the event on July 21 in Hopkins, providing free registration for youth participants.