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Run Maple Grove Esprit de She

Maple Grove, Minnesota

September 17, 2015

Make your way down Main Street in Maple Grove, passing Town Green, the government center and charming Main Street shops.

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to an evening run followed by a night on the town like no other. Happy hour begins with a fun 5K or 10K run and ends with a post-race lifestyle market of festive proportions! Salute your success with a drink at our bubbly bar, enjoy fresh grilled turkey burgers from Three Squares, and rock out to energetic tunes while browsing our bustling community night market showcasing fresh produce, local artisans, creative projects and more!

Register and receive great gifts.

Be the envy of your friends with fashionable freebies from Gildan Esprit de She! To compliment your fun race experience, you'll receive a custom MPG performance tank ($40 value – pictured below) perfect for working out, grabbing coffee with a friend or running around town. Also look forward to receiving your gift bag filled with goodies we know you’ll love. But wait, there’s more! Registration also includes the following:

  • Customized race bib if registered by July 22, 2015
  • Two complimentary drinks at our signature Bubbly Bar, plus your own GoVino wine glass (21 and over only)
  • Healthy post-race tapas and treats
  • Access to our Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa with complimentary massage, mini manicures, blow outs and hair braiding
  • Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success
  • Invitation to join Finish Line Training from Life Time Run
  • Awards for top finishers (see below for details)

Gildan Esprit de She celebrates each and every one of our participants as they cross the finish line. We also offer a special awards package for our top three 5K and 10K finishers in recognition of their achievements.

*Design may vary

*Design may vary

Founding Finishers

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2013 marked the debut season of the Gildan Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series. Thousands of women across the country are celebrated as Founding Finishers and can look forward to extra perks in 2014. Returning Founding Finishers will receive:

  • Founding Finisher race bib
  • VIP event access on race day
  • More to come!

For all returning participants, please be sure to confirm you are a Founding Finisher when asked during the registration process.

Rates & Refund Policy

Category & Distance Nov 11 - Dec 31 Jan 1 - Sept 10 Sept 11 - Sept 17
Adult - 5K $40 $45 $50
Adult -10K $50 $55 $60
Life Time Member - 5K $35 $40 $45
Life Time Member - 10K $45 $50 $55
Youth (17 & under) - 5K $30 $30 $30
Youth (17 & under) - 10K $40 $40 $40

Please note: there are no refunds, transfers or exchanges of registration for any reason.

Course Description

Enjoy views of the Town Green, Government Center and charming shops as you make your way through our 5K and 10K routes. Runners will begin their race by lining up according to posted pace flags. Both routes begin heading north on Main Street and will transition to the sidewalk path at Forestview. Next, take a right on Weaver Lake Road to Hemlock Lane North, take another right on Arbor Lakes Parkway North and yet another right on Lakeview Parkway Drive North, then a left on a scenic path.

From there, the course circles back and heads right on Arbor Lakes Parkway, then right on a pathway leading to the finish line on Main Street. 10K participants will complete the route a second time before crossing the finish line for some bubbly. Slower runners and walkers should stay right allowing faster runners to pass. The 5K course will have one aid station (at 1.5 miles) and the 10K course will have two (same station at 1.5 and 4.5 miles) which will include water and Aspire.

Click here to download a printable course map.

Official Medical Provider
Allina Health is proud to be the Official Medical Provider for the Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove Run. Allina Health provides first aid and emergency medical care for event participants and spectators.

At Allina Health we believe your most valuable asset is your good health. Our clinics, hospitals and other care services are dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina Health offers a full range of primary and specialty care services including technically advanced inpatient and outpatient care, 24-hour emergency care, medical transportation, pharmacy, and home and community services.

Schedule of Events

Packet Pickup – 2015 TBD
​10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Packet pickup
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Get race ready! Join Life Time Run coach Rebekah Mayer for a Q&A session along with full body and hand massages. Combined with refreshments and good company, this is the pre-race event you don’t want to miss – save the date!

Race Day – September 17, 2015
4 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Day-of registration and packet pickup at Town Green Park
4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cooking demo and sampling in park area between Town Green and Main Street. In partnership with the Maple Grove Farmer's Market, local celebrity chef Rolando Diaz will be hosting a live cooking demonstration using seasonal ingredients from the market with recipes from Experience Life magazine.
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Parent's Night Out at Life Time Fitness Maple Grove
6:30 p.m. Race begins
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Post-race rendezvous and lifestyle market featuring fresh grilled turkey burgers from Three Squares, live music from local artist Bjorn Briel on the main stage and more!

After the event, move the celebration on over to Three Squares! You'll find a complimentary appetizer coupon on your race bib for select appetizers — only valid on September 18, 2014.

Bag Drop
A complimentary bag drop will be available for athletes in the meeting room building at Town Green, adjacent to packet pick up, until 8:00 p.m. Please do not leave valuables as Life Time is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Parking & Directions

Main Street Maple Grove is tucked between Weaver Lake Road and Elm Creek Blvd., northeast of where I-94 heads north out of the cities. Free parking is available at the Maple Grove Library and the two grassy lots adjacent to Life Time Fitness Maple Grove, just north of Town Green Park. 

Parking will also be available at the Maple Grove Government Center and Maple Grove Community Center parking lots.


Award necklaces will be presented for top 5K and 10K finishers in the following categories:

  • Overall 
  • Ages 19 and under
  • Ages 20-29
  • Ages 30-39
  • Ages 40-49
  • Ages 50-59
  • Ages 60-69
  • Ages 70+


Contact us

Stephanie Weber

Your Athlete Services Contact

Event date and location subject to change. Any updates will be posted on the Gildan​ Esprit de She website and communicated to participants via email and social media.