Annual Maplewood Rec Run 5K



Benefiting Maplewood Parks & Recreation Youth Scholarship Fund Maplewood


Maplewood Parks and Recreation is excited to host our annual Rec Run 3k/5k! This fun event is for all skill levels from serious runners to a family looking for a fun fall event! The race has a 3k option for younger runners/families or a full 5k! The race starts at the Maplewood Community Center and heads down the Gateway Trail to Robinhood Park (the 3k turnaround) or continue to Flicek Park (the 5k turnaround). A child gets to run free with a paid adult. Each registration comes with FREE entry to the Maplewood Community Center!

Kids are encouraged to dress as their favorite super hero or cartoon character! 

Saturday, October 1

Race Check-In/Pre-Race Activities: 9:00AM 
Race Begins: 10:00AM
Location: Maplewood Community Center Upper Lot
Rate: $30 *One child (under 17) runs FREE with each paid adult!        
Family: $75 (max of 4 children)

We will have kid friendly games/activities pre race (krazy hair station, games, nature craft, temporary tattoos and more), a fire truck and police car for kids to check out!

Will Hale and Tadpole Parade will provide a engaging, fun and energizing kids rock concert from 9-9:45am to get that blood flowing. Check out some of their rockin stuff on their youtube channel!

David Grupa Portrait will be on site to take photos of families wanting to purchase a memory from the run. 

Stick around after the race for:
- Each registration comes with FREE entry to the Maplewood Community Center after the race!
- Awards to the top males and females in the following age groups: 15 and younger, 16-19, 20-29,30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.


9am: Check-In Starts
9am-9:45am: Pre Race Activities
- Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade concert
- Fire truck and Police car tour
- Krazy Hair and Temporary Tattoos
- Games and kid activities
9:45-10:00am: Pre Race Stretch led by MCC Personal Trainer
10:00am: Race Start
11:00am (Approx): Race Awards
RATE: $30* FAMILY: $75 (Max 4 children)
*One child (under 17) runs free per paid adult
*Children under 3 run free

3 Ways to Register

  • Online Registration - Register for our programs, it's fast and easy.
  • Call customer service at 651-249-2230 or 651-249-2120
  • In person at the Maplewood Community Center