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Milk Run 5K Race

2022 Milk Run – Registration Full

The annual 5K run begins and ends on the fairgrounds. The 2022 Milk Run takes place on Sunday, Aug. 28. 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 per runner. Each participant receives admission to the fair, a Milk Run T-shirt, a malt coupon, a breakfast sandwich and the opportunity to win door prizes.

Registration for the 2022 Milk Run opened at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and filled in 45 minutes. The race is limited to the first 1,500 registrants and fills up quickly each year. Early registration is recommended.

To sign up for the Milk Run email list, please email

General Information

Time: 7:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022

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: 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 (check out a State Fair map), as well as at Mtec Results.

Runner Packets: Race number, instructions, maps and tickets will be mailed to all runners by the end of June. Race numbers are NON-TRANSFERABLE.

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

Online registration:

Registration for the 2022 Milk Run is full. To sign up for the 2023 Milk Run email list, please email

Quick links:

Links 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.