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350 South 5th Street
RM 203 City Hall
Minneapolis, MN  55415-1390

Race Permits

Minneapolis Ordinance requires a permit for bicycle races, foot races, race walking, wheelchair racing, rollerblading, marathons and jogging events when any portion of the event occurs on a city street.

Race Permit Application (pdf)

Note: If the event occurs exclusively on park property, contact the Minneapolis Park Board, for Park Permits and Reservations. A permit is not required from the City.

In addition to completing a Race Permit Application, the event must meet these requirements:

Application Fee

A $100 non-refundable filing fee is required with the application.

Participant Fee

A permit fee of $.50 per participant is due within 5 days prior to any event which exclusively uses city streets. The $.50 fee is based on pre-registration or number of participants as noted in the application, whichever is higher.

Additional participant fees for the actual number of participants are due within 7 days after the event. If the actual number of participants was less than stated in the application you may apply for a refund within 7 days of the event.

If event is on both Park and City Property participant fees will only be charged by the Park Board. Fees not received may precipitate revocation of permit and non-issuance of future permits.

No Parking Sign Posting Fee

When the posting of temporary "No Parking" signs along a race route is required, applicants seeking a race permit for a race must additionally pay posting fees that shall be set by Resolution 2006R-635 (pdf) of the City Council.

Before the application is submitted, please contact Doug Maday at (612) 673-5755 to determine the posting fee.

Payment of the posting fee must be submitted with the application.

See City Ordinance Chapter 447

Last updated Sep 27, 2011