Event Details

Time: 10:00 a.m.
Date: January 1, 2015
Place: Downtown Minneapolis



Minneapolis Event Info



Start line is on West River Parkway between the 3rd Ave S/Central Ave SE Bridge and the Hennepin Ave Bridge. Begin running toward the Hennepin Ave Bridge. Take a right onto Plymouth Ave N and run over bridge. Take another right onto Sibley St NE continue on Sibley as it turns into trail and follow signage to cross Boom-Nicollet Island Bridge. After crossing the bridge follow the trail until reaching E Island Ave, take a left onto E. Island Ave and stay in the lane designated for runners. Take a left at Merriam St and cross over the bridge. Take a right onto SE Main St. 150 Meters after crossing SE 3rd Ave follow signage to the right taking you off SE Main St. and onto park trail. Follow park trail to T in path and take a right to cross over Stone Arch Bridge. Follow Stone Arch Bridge to W. River Parkway taking a right onto W. River Parkway and into the finish line.


7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Race-day registration and packet pickup at The Depot in the Winter Garden and Great Hall Rooms – 225 South 3rd Ave, Minneapolis

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Expo at the Depot in the Winter Garden and Great Hall Rooms

9:00 a.m. Ice skating at The Depot Rink. Limited skates are available to rent, and you’ll receive a $2 discount on the rink entrance fee if you bring your own skates. Rink entrance fee is not included with Commitment Day registration.

10:00 a.m. Race begins

10:10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Post-race nutrition and refreshments at The Depot in the Winter Garden and Great Hall Rooms

Parking Directions

Underground parking is available at The Depot (there is a charge). The Depot also has a surface lot available with limited spaces off of 5th Ave S. There is downtown surface pay lot available at the southeast corner of 3rd Ave S. and Washington Ave S. There is an additional downtown surface pay lot at the northeast corner of S. 2nd St. and 3rd Ave. S. In addition there are multiple pay lots off 5th Ave S between S. 5th St. and Washington Ave S. Please read and adhere to all notices in downtown parking lots/meters regarding parking regulations, payment and holiday exceptions


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Commitment Day Minneapolis and helping our participants cross the finish line. Our event crew consists of volunteers helping in a variety of positions, including race registration, event setup, T-shirt distribution, crowd control and more. Plus, volunteers receive a special shirt as well as free food for lending a helping hand. Click the link below to volunteer, or email us if you have specific questions regarding the position that’s right for you.


Charity Partner: The Life Time Foundation

As a private operating foundation created by Life Time Fitness, Inc., the Life Time Foundation is about inspiring healthy people and a healthy planet one mission at a time. Currently, the Foundation is focused on improving children’s nutrition through education and the elimination of highly processed and unnatural ingredients from school lunch menus,, ensuring every child has a healthy start in life. Unlike many other charitable organizations in which a portion of donations is consumed by administrative costs, 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation directly supports its mission because all administrative costs are contributed by Life Time. For more information, visit ltffoundation.org.