Many people have the impression that there will be roads closed throughout the various race routes. The only roads that will be closed for a brief period of time are W Broadway Ave from 40th Ave N to 42nd Ave N (downtown Robbinsdale) from 8:00am to 9:30am and the ramps at France Ave entering and exiting Hwy 100 from approximately 8:45am to 11:00am.
All other roads along the route may have limited access or controlled intersections but you can still drive on these roads. Only a portion of the road along the routes will be "coned" off for runner/walker safety. There will be a police presence at the major intersections along the route and Community Service Officers/Police Reserves at other intersections to help with traffic flow. There will be Race Marshals posted throughout all race routes to help race participants stay along the course and to also help with traffic flow.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable for any reason. Sorry, no exceptions. Keep in mind that we pre-order tshirts, medals, etc. all based upon registration numbers.
The Half Marathon and 8K runners will be professionally chipped timed. The 4K will not be chip timed. Sorry.
Race Times and Prices
8K (Registration is full)
Start Time: 8:00am
12 & Under Price : $10.00
Price Through Race Day: $40.00
Lil' Birdie Fun Run (First 150 participants guaranteed a t-shirt and finisher's medal)
Start Time: 10:00am
12 & Under Price : $10.00
Age Groups: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12
- 3-4 is 50yd. Starts at 10:00am
- 5-6 is 100yd Starts at 10:05am
- 7-8 is 150yd Starts at 10:10am
- 9-10 is 200yd Starts at 10:15am
- 11-12 is 250yd Starts at 10:20am
$250 Gift Card to the top overall Male and Female Half Marathon winners.
$50 Gift Card to the top overall Male and Female 8K winners.
4K race is not chip timed so there will not be any awards. Sorry.
Age Group Awards to the top Male and Female in each age group for the Half Marathon and 8K.
Age Groups (for the first year): 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+
All awards are subject to change.
Half Marathon Pacers
We have pacers! Pace Captain Scott Bosch has set up the pace times with 1-2 pacers for each time slot. Many, if not all, are members of the social running club MN Running Wild. Check them out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/MNRunningwild/
They are an awesome and welcoming group! If you are an ultra marathoner or just getting started on your first 4K, they can help you out.
Here is your pace team:
Scott Bosch - 1:40
Bri Rohne - 1:45
Scott Gauger - 1:50
Scott Carlson - 1:55
Adam Dang/Leah Blix - 2:00
Eric Johnson - 2:10
Sarah DuCloux-Potter - 2:20
Juli Johnson - 2:30
Melissa Eibner - 3:00
For 2014, the Birdtown Half Marathon selected the Heart of Robbinsdale Community Foundation as the beneficiary of all proceeds generated by this event.
The Heart of Robbinsdale Community Foundation was founded in 2007 with the mission of supporting and enriching the quality of life in Robbinsdale, Minnesota. The Foundation helps enhance community projects, services and amenities that fall within our four corners of giving: Art & Culture, Education & Recreation, Health & Human Services and Environment.