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Cosmic 5K & Kids Space Dash

Join us for a space race on July 20!

Run, walk, or roll to support the Bell Museum on a paved 5K course that winds through the University of Minnesota’s beautiful St. Paul campus. The littlest racers are welcome to join you along the way in strollers. After the race, kids ages 4–12 can enter the Space Dash fun run around the field adjacent to the museum, where we will also have photos, water rocket launching, and other free activities.

Participants receive free general admission to the museum on race day with their race bibs! The Cosmic 5K is just part of our fun-filled daylong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing. Enjoy an array of Moon-related activities from space dioramas and NASA lunar samples to planetarium shows and more! Visit our Apollo 50 page for details.


Cosmic 5K

Preview of race t-shirts

8 am start
$50 Day of registration

Kids Space Dash

9:15 am start, ages 4–12
$25 Day of registration

Registration is closed. Limited day-of registration available starting at 7 am at the museum.

Registration Includes

Moon finishers medal✨ Commemorative Moon finishers medal

✨ Space race t-shirt

✨ Free same-day admission to the Bell Museum

? Member Exclusive! Bell Museum members also get a multifunctional space mammoth headband!

Registering July 18-20: Race t-shirt will be available for pick up at a later date.

Race Details

Race bib with lunar surface backgroundAlready registered? Beat the rush and pickup your race day packet in advance! Packet pick up will also be available starting at 7am July 20.

Bell Museum
2088 Larpenteur Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55113

Friday, July 19: 2 – 6 pm

Museum admission is not included with packet pickup. You are welcome to visit the museum Wednesday evening (we’re open until 8 pm) or Thursday and Friday before 5 pm. Visit for details.

Convenient parking is available in the lot adjacent to the museum. If you park in the lot for 15 minutes or less, the parking fee is waived. Parking longer than 15 minutes is $5. Do not park in the fire lane in front of the building as this can result in a ticket and tow. The museum is not responsible for any tickets received due to improper parking.


Race goes on rain or shine. Remember to hydrate and wear sunscreen.

For full information on packet pickup, race day maps & more download the official Race Guide! Questions? Email or call 612-626-3528.

Race Guide

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Cosmic 5K Course Map

Planned route of the Bell's Cosmic 5K through the St. Paul campus

Thank you race day sponsors!

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Spire Credit Union logo      Anderson Race Management logo