New Prague 5K & Kids Fun Run

Saturday, May 6th, 2023

countdown to the run

Off We Go


You can register three different ways:

1. Online: register HERE starting Nov. 1st, 2023.
2. Download a registration form here
3. By mail. Call to have a registration form mailed to you 952-758-4360.


2023 Pricing: November 1st – April 29th

  • Run New Prague 5k – $35
  • Run New Prague Virtual 5k – $25
  • Kids Color Run 1 mile – $15
  • Kids Color Run half mile – $15   
Same day registration pricing
  • Run New Prague 5k – $45
  • Run New Prague Virtual 5k – $35
  • Kids Color Run 1 mile – $15
  • Kids Color Run half mile – $15  
Registrations received after April 29th are considered same day.

***Early bird registration ends APRIL 15th, 2023Race shirts are not guaranteed after this date.
***Online registration closes APRIL 29th, 2023.
***All registrations received after April 29th are considered same day.

Race shirts are not guaranteed for same day registration.

*Note: there will be a processing fee included with your online registration.
Cancellation policy: We cannot issue refunds after February 1st, 2023.

All entrants registered by April 15th, 2023 are guaranteed to receive a race garment. Race day registrants are not guaranteed to receive a race garment. 5K runners all receive a Finishers Medal. 

There will be an awards ceremony starting at 10 am. All remaining place medals will be available to pick up at the Chamber office at 101 East Main St. Instant results will be available via our timing company Gopher State Events. 

The top three finishers of the 5K in the following age groupings will receive place medals:  12-under, 13-15, 16 -18. All 5K finishers will recieve a finisher medal.

Scenic New Prague is located approximately 48 miles south/southwest of downtown Minneapolis.  The address to Memorial Park is 400 Main Street East, New Prague, MN 56071.

There are portable toilets at the Start/Finish line and at three locations on the Half Marathon course.  There will be one portable toilet on the 10K course as well.

Packet pick up will take place on Friday, May 5th from 3 pm – 7 pm and race morning, May 7th, starting at 6:30 am in Memorial Park.

Packet pick up locaton: 400 East Main St near the concesstion stand. 

The 5K is run on relatively the same route as the Half.  Runners will start in Memorial Park and end in Memorial Park. 

The Kids Color Run will be either 1 or 2 loops around the baseball field.

The average temperature in May is 59 degrees, but this is Minnesota. Dress appropriately.

Once you clear the New Prague city limits, the course is relatively open and is subject to some wind.

Most runners opt for standard shirt and running shorts. We do have a bag check at Memorial Park if you’d like to bring a change of clothes or shed layers before the race starts.

The 5K will have one water station out on the course.

The New Prague 5K uses chip timing to time the event. Your Chip is disposable and is placed on the back of your bib. Gopher State Events will provide timing results. 

Results are typically posted online by late afternoon of the event.  If there is a discrepancy with your results, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 952-758-4360 or

Absolutely no early starters are allowed on the racecourse. Individuals in violation of this rule will be disqualified and asked to leave the course. No automobiles, bicycles, baby joggers, roller skis, inline skates, handcycles, hand-cranked wheelchairs, pets or unofficial participants are allowed on the racecourse.

Headphones are not forbidden on the course, but we ask that you are aware of your surroundings and other runners.

It was over 30 years ago that this race was started by passionate runners and local businesses to fill two voids – a half marathon distance to prepare folks for upcoming marathons and to bring people to New Prague.  The New Prague Chamber of Commerce has been a proud presenter of the race, and we’ve had a number of generous sponsors from Robin Hood Flour, Schumacher’s Restaurant, Community Security Bank, Mayo Clinic Health System New Prague and The Fitness Center. 

This tradition has brought thousands of folks to New Prague and it enhances our economy and tourism.  The recipient of the funds is the New Prague Chamber of Commerce, and we utilize the funds to enhance & promote our community, our local businesses and Shop Local campaigns. 

The New Prague Chamber of Commerce has over 200 member businesses who appreciate your business and support year round.  The New Prague community consists of many small, family-owned businesses, yet all businesses are dedicated to hard work and customer service – knowing it’s their neighbors, friends, and friends of New Prague who are their customers. 

Results will be posted at the link below in 2022!

For your safety, we ask that you maintain a 13 minute/mile pace (half runners), a 15 minute/mile for 10K and 5Kers. If you cannot maintain that pace, we will ask you to leave the course.

The half marathon course will close at 11:00 a.m. If you are not finished at that time you will either be provided a ride back to Memorial Park or finish at your own risk.