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Aug. 27 – Labor Day, Sept. 7, 2020

316 Days 3 Hours 56 Mins

Milk Run 5K Race

Milk Run Registration for 2019 is FULL.

The annual 5K run begins and ends on the fairgrounds. The 2019 Milk Run takes place on Sunday, Aug. 25. The course winds its way through the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota and the St. Anthony Park neighborhood. The entry fee is $40. Each participant receives admission to the fair, a Milk Run T-shirt, a finisher’s medal, a malt coupon, a breakfast sandwich and the opportunity to win door prizes.

Registration for the 2019 Milk Run is FULL. The race is limited to the first 1,500 entrants, and every year it fills up quickly. Early registration is recommended. The Milk Run fee is non-refundable.

If you would like to be added to the email list to receive notification when registration for the 2020 Milk Run opens, please email Note: 2016 was the last year hard copies of the entry form will be mailed out. However, the form will still be available to print from this page.

General Information

Time: 7:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

Course: The 5K certified course begins near Gate 18 on Randall Avenue, winds through St. Anthony Park and the U of M-St. Paul Campus and finishes back at the start.

Time Limit: Due to high traffic volumes during the State Fair, the race course can only be kept open for a maximum of 1 hour after the 7:45 a.m. start. ALL competitors MUST complete the course in 60 minutes or less.

Age Categories for 2018: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Awards: Awards go to the top three men and women in each age category. Champion awards will be presented to the top five men and top five women overall.

Participants Receive: A Milk Run T-shirt, an admission ticket to the fair, a malt coupon, breakfast sandwich and a chance for door prizes.

Strollers and Wagons: Due to safety and liability concerns, strollers and wagons are not allowed in the Milk Run.

Results: Results will be posted following the race in front of the Administration Building across from the Bandshell (see a State Fair map), as well as at

Runner Packets: Race number, instructions, maps and tickets will be mailed to all runners by early August. Race numbers are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

If you have further questions about the Milk Run, please email

Online registration:

Registration opens April 2 at 10 a.m. and is limited to 1,500 entrants. Registration for 2019 is FULL.

If you would like to be added to our email list for the 2020 Milk Run, please email

Quick links:

Link will go live as information becomes available.

Getting to the Milk Run:

The Start/Finish line is near Gate 18 on Randall Avenue and Underwood Street. You will need your admission ticket to get to the start line.