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Duluth Women's Ten Mile

Sat September 28, 2024 Duluth, MN 55802 US

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Register March 8th!

Duluth Women's Ten Mile

$85 8:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Increases to $90 after the first 600 people register. (174 spots left)

Saturday, September 28th

Description


The Duluth Women’s Ten Mile is an awe-inspiring experience that brings women together to run ten incredible miles from the skyline to shoreline. This run was created to empower women, and to cheer them on in a race where they are celebrated.
The sunrise start high on Hawk Ridge provides expansive Lake Superior views with breathtaking colors and energy. The point-to-point course starts on Skyline Parkway and traverses the hillside before descending Seven Bridges Road where you'll "Bridge the Gap" on the beautiful descent that winds across the bridges before arriving at the Lake Superior shoreline. The second half of the course takes you along the Lakewalk to the finish in Leif Erickson Park near downtown Duluth.
“Bridging the Gap” is a metaphor for the gap women face. It’s a pay gap. It’s an accessibility gap. It’s many other gaps, and these gaps have consequences. This event is an opportunity to Bridge the Gap. Together with the Entrepreneur Fund (501c3) and the Women’s Business Alliance we’ve created the Bridging the Gap Fund. All donations and funds raised from this event go to the fund and provide women with resources to build and grow sustainable businesses.

Join us on Saturday, September 28th, 2024!

 

 

Registration Information


Registration is Open!
Registration opened on International Women's Day- March 8, 2024 and closes on Friday, September 27, 2024 @ 6:00pm.

Tiered Pricing:
Registrants 1-75 = FULL!
Registrants 76-200 = FULL!
Registrants 201-400 = FULL!
Registrants 401-600 = $85.00 + signup fee (includes finisher's necklace)
Registrants >600 = $90.00 + signup fee (includes finisher's necklace)


SWAG: Run registration includes a hand engraved silver finisher's necklace by Erica Sara Designs
*This is a women's event, however, individuals of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to participate by running, volunteering, donating, and fundraising in support of women and women entrepreneurs.

Registration Opens:
International Women's Day | March 8, 2024 at 12:00am CST

Registration Closes: September 27, 2024 at 6:00pm CST




Fundraising Rewards - RUN FOR FREE! Become a fundraiser when you register or by going to the donation page and clicking on "become a fundraiser." Create your fundraiser, collect donations and raise $300 to receive a 100% refund on your registration.
 
Referral Rewards: Get your referral code when you register and send it to others to gain referrals. When 3 or 5 referrals register with your code you will receive a refund on your registration.
3 referrals = $20.00 refund
5 referrals = $40.00 refund

*Fundraising and referral rewards do not combine for refunds
*Referrals must be completed with your individual code and are not retroactive
*Referrals do not stack, $40.00 is the maximum refund for referral rewards
*Full refund is only allowed through fundraising and registration balances will not go below $0.00.

Run Weekend Schedule


Check In Dates | Times | Locations
:

Friday, September 27: noon-7:00 PM - At Duluth Running Company
Saturday, September 28: 6:00-7:15 AM - At the Rose Garden Parking Lot

Check In & Bib Pick Up:
We will offer check in, and bib pick up on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday before the race. No check in or bib pick up is allowed outside of the designated times below. Your email confirmation or registration code is not required at check in. You can check in someone other than yourself and more than one participant. To reduce waste please bring your own bag for bibs, pins, coupons, and apparel.
Drop bags will be supplied to athletes at check-in for those who wish to use one. For drop bag details please view the below information.

Shuttle Times:
The shuttles depart from the Rose Garden Parking Lot every ~15 minutes to bring athletes to the start area at Hawk Ridge.
   - 6:30am - catch this shuttle to see the sunrise over Lake Superior!

   - 6:45am
   - 7:00am
   - 7:15am

Shuttle Location:
Rose Garden Parking Lot
All athletes are required to take the shuttles to the to the Start Area. Exceptions allowed for those getting dropped off at Hawk Ridge.  


Parking is available in the Rose Garden Parking Lot, and nearby on London Road. There is no event parking allowed on Glenwood Street or Skyline Parkway at the Start Area. 

Run Start Time:
8:00 AM

Run Start Location: Hawk Ridge | Duluth, Minnesota


Runners Arrive at Finish: 9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
 
Run End Time: 11:30AM
Run Finish Location: London Rd & Duluth Running Co. | Duluth, Minnesota

Support the Bridging the Gap Fund

The Bridging the Gap Fund was created to benefit the Women’s Business Alliance, a program of the Entrepreneur Fund (501c3) that is dedicated to supporting women at every stage of entrepreneurship. The funds raised go towards programming that directly supports local women business owners. By donating to the Bridging the Gap Fund or becoming a fundraiser through your race registration local women entrepreneurs will directly benefit. 
The Duluth Women's Ten Mile has raised over $25,000 since the first run in 2021. This year our goal is to surpass last year's high of $10,500 and hit the $15,000 mark! Help us reach this goal by donating and becoming a fundraiser.

Drop Bags

Drop bags will be provided to athletes at check-in for those who would like one. You can use this bag to transport personal items to the finish from the start.  Bags will be numbered according to bib numbers. There will be a collection area at the start and bags will be transported to the finish area for pickup. Please review the following information to ensure an efficient and effective process.
  • Some things that you may include are a light jacket, hat, mittens etc.
  • Please do not put valuables in drop bags (ie. phone, wallet, keys) - bags will be monitored by volunteers but will be out in the open at the start and finish.
  • Please keep size of drop bags to the size of a shoe box (see below for reference). If bags are larger than this- we will ask athletes to remove items.
  • Please do not write on bags or change the number on the bag
  • Please deposit bags at the collection area at Hawk Ridge no later than 7:50am. The signed collection area will be between the start line and the restrooms.
  • Please pickup your drop bag within 20 minutes of your finish. Pickup area is located in the Duluth Running Co. Parking lot at the finish area.
  • Bib number will be required to pick up drop bags at the finish.

Please do not pack drop bags so they are any larger than a shoe box

 

Course, Aid Stations & Time Cut-Off

Course Description: Our race course encompasses some of Duluth’s best views and incorporates them into one amazing experience. The race starts high above Lake Superior at Hawk Ridge. Starting on Skyline Parkway, an iconic Duluth thoroughfare, the route traverses the hillside before descending Seven Bridges Road. You'll "Bridge The Gap" on the iconic bridges crossing Amity creek before arriving at the Lake Superior shoreline. The second half of the course runs along the Lakewalk to the finish near downtown Duluth.


VIEW COURSE MAPS

 
Aid Station Locations:
  - 2 Mile: Skyline Pkwy & Maxwell Road
  - 4/5 Mile: 61st Ave E & the Lakewalk - Supported by Ascential Wealth Advisors
  - 6 Mile: 51st Ave E & the Lakewalk
  - 8 Mile: 32nd Ave E & the Lakewalk

Time Cut-Off:
The cut-off for our new finish line is 3 hours. At 11:00 AM we are required to begin packing up our finish line to reopen London Rd. All athletes beyond this 3-hour pace will be able to finish and get their necklace, but the finish will be relocated off of the road starting at 11:00 AM. We do not pull athletes off of our course and we encourage all to work toward the finish no matter the pace. However, we do have time commitments to open the roads and close the finish line. As long as you are maintaining a pace of 18:00 minutes per mile or faster you will make it to the finish. If you are no longer able to maintain that pace, you will be required to organize a pick-up on the course or continue to the finish without police and volunteer support, abiding by all pedestrian traffic laws.

 

Post-Run Festivities & Awards

The finish line festivities are some of the best around. Ascential Wealth Advisors, our presenting partner, will be providing post-run treats to all finishers.

Awards Presentation:
TBD
Awards will be presented to women only. Overall awards will be provided to the top 3 women finishers. Results will be available online within minutes of finishing and you will have access to this information to see if you have placed in the top 3 of your age group.
Age group awards will be provided to the top 3 finishers in each of the following age groups: <14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 71-74, 75+.

Spectators

There are numerous areas along the Lakewalk to cheer on athletes.  Here are a few that are easy to get to and have available parking.
54th Ave E. & the Lakewalk - Map - mile 5.5
40th Ave E. & the Lakewalk - Map - mile 7.0
Holiday Station & the Lakewalk - Map - mile 8.3
Leif Erickson Park Bridge - Map - mile 9.7

Presenting Partner

Partners

Supporters

Finish Line

Run Contact Info

If you have any questions about this run, click the button below.

Place

1026 E Superior St
Duluth Running Co.
Duluth, MN US 55802

Help Us Bridge The Gap!

Get info and updates about the Duluth Women's Ten Mile & the Bridging the Gap Fund.

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