Half Fast Half Marathon

Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K / Saturday, February 18th, 2017 / 9:00AM / Vadnais Heights, MN


Running. Outside. February. Minnesota?! You betcha dontcha know!

If you’ve ever wanted the opportunity (or maybe even the "excuse") to include those words in a single sentence - whether bragging to your friends, or...well, let’s just face it, is there any other reason to bring this up besides showing a little swagger? Here’s your chance!

Tri Fitness presents to you the "Half Fast Half Marathon!" Not only will you be able to truthfully use those words in a highly coveted sentence, but you’ll also receive an awesome shirt with the best catch-phrase around. When your friends ask what you did this weekend, proudly display your shirt and exclaim, "I ran Half Fast!"

Resolution Solutions Series

Half Fast Half Marathon is also a part of a NEW series to help you gear up for 2017 called Resolution Solutions Training Series. This series includes your choice of 3 levels of Training Peaks programs. The races include Resolutions Solutions 5K on January 1st, Half Fast Half Marathon on February 18th, and Campwannarunamileormore on April 22.  Sign up now for the Resolution Solutions 5K and select your training program. Then, sign up for your race distance for Half Fast Half Marathon and Campwannarunamileormore at the same time to qualify for the free training program. Upon achievement of the series, you'll receive a three part interlocking medal! The series is designed to keep you motivated through April. Or, choose to participate in JUST one of our Half Fast Half Marathon options below.

View the Overview of the Resolution Solutions Training Series plans HERE


There are two ways to register for this race - as a single race or as part of the Resolution Solutions Training Series.

Half Fast Half Marathon Registration:

**Upon registration, you agree to the Tri Fitness Race Refund and Cancellation Policies**

The race fees are as follows:

  • Half Marathon - $50 on or before 1/19, $60 from 1/20 through 2/17, or $70 on race day
  • 10K - $40 on or before 1/19, $50 from 1/20 through 2/17, or $60 on race day
  • 5K - $35 on or before 1/19, $45 from 1/20 through 2/17, or $55 on race day

Every participant registering prior to 2/2 will receive a long sleeve shirt. These are UNISEX shirts, and may run a little bit large, so please order accordingly.

Note: If you register after 2/2 your event shirt can be picked up at our retail store about 10 days after the race. We will notify you via email.

Resolution Solution Series Registration:

Upon completion of the Series, you'll receive a 3 part interlocking medal. 

Want to register for more than one race? Fill out our bulk race registration form!

Size Chart:

Measure just under your arms, around your chest. The shirts tend to run a little large, so if you're between sizes, you might want to go a size lower, but it's totally up to your individual preferences.

  • S 34-36
  • M 38-40
  • L 42-44
  • XL 46-48
  • 2XL 50-52
  • 3XL 54-55

Packet Pick-Up

Your race packet will include all the materials you need for your race and some fun stuff like your complimentary race shirt and special offers. Be sure to bring your race bib on race day morning.

Pick up your race packets at our training center at 1340 Highway 96 East in White Bear Lake (get directions), OR on the morning of the race at the Vadnais Heights Elementary School (start of the race).

  • Thursday, February 16th from 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Friday, February 17th from 11:00am-6:00pm

Race Location

Start and finish for this course is at Vadnais Heights Elementary School. The address is 3645 Centerville Rd., Vadnais Heights, MN.

Parking on race day is available at the school and on Arcade Street behind the church across the street from the school.  Additional parking is available on the neighborhood streets.

Schedule of Events

  • 8:15 am - Parking lots open
  • 8:15 am - Race-day registration areas open
  • 8:50 am - Race announcements begin
  • 8:50 am - Registration closes for all races
  • 9:00 am - Half marathon begins
  • 9:15 am - 10k begins
  • 9:30am - 5k begins
  • 11:00 am - Awards

NOTE: Courses close at 12:00 pm

Course Profile

Fluid replacement (water and HEED) will be available at the Start/Finish lines for all races, and about every 3 miles for the ½ marathon.

Volunteers will be stationed throughout the course and at critical turns/areas.

Awards and Prizes

There will be finisher's medals for all distances.

Additional awards:

  • Top overall Male & Female athletes
  • Top 2 Male & Female athletes in each age group (19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+)

**Must be present to win. If you want your award and can't stay, shipping cost is your responsibility.**

Results and Photos



More Information/Questions

Please contact us at races@trifitnesswbl.com.


Thank you so much to our current sponsors! If you are interested in sponsoring a race, we have multiple opportunities available - click here to get all the information.