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The Big Gay Race is back and bigger than ever for its fourth year!

Click here to sign-up for the Big Gay Race 2014!

The Big Gay Race 5K has become a symbol of a diverse community of Minnesotans coming together in support of love, commitment, marriage, and family.

Join us as we show our lawmakers that “We’ve Got Your Back”! The 2014 election cycle is heating up, and showing our legislators that they have our support for their “yes” vote on marriage is critical. We have to ensure that we keep a pro-marriage majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and joining us for the Big Gay Race 2014 is one important way to do that!

Proceeds from the Big Gay Race 2014 will go to support the efforts of the MN United PAC.

Invite as many of your friends as possible to register for The Big Gay Race on October 18, 2014.

Walkers are welcome, and will probably make up about half of the entire field. So no excuses!

Entry fees:

  • $25.00 Early Registration: Available until September 30, 2014.
  • $30.00 Regular Registration: Available October 1 – October 18.
  • $35.00 Race Day registration: Available from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at the start/finish area


As usual, we are expecting a very large crowd this year at the Big Gay Race! We are very excited about the enthusiasm and energy that this race will bring to the Saint Anthony Main neighborhood. Please plan ahead to arrive early and take public transit, bike, or carpool to get to the race. Thanks!

Course Description:
The race begins on Main Street under the Central Ave bridge. The out-and-back course runs down historic St. Anthony Main Street and then crosses the Stone Arch Bridge with a fantastic view of downtown Minneapolis. Next, it runs up West River Parkway, turns around, re-crosses the Stone Arch Bridge and ends in Father Hennepin Park. The race is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long. Miles 1, 2, and 3 will be marked.

There will be no formal “team” registration for the 2014 Big Gay Race. Please feel free to run and participate as a team, but each person must register individually.

Water Stop:
There will be one water stop around the halfway point of the course.

Clocks and Timing:
Official results will not be kept. A display clock will be at the finish line, so watch for your time!

Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be available from 7:30 a.m. at the at the start/finish area (65 Main St. Southeast in Minneapolis).

Transportation and Parking:
For a map of nearby bus stops and parking facilities, please click here.

Please leave your pets at home on race day.

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