5K Run/Walk Stroll : 7 September 2014 at lake harriet for youth Sports
2013 Photos now up! Click here! and Here!
Join us at Lake Harriet on September 7th for the next family friendly 5K Run Walk or Stroll. 2014 proceeds benefit youth sports programs!
You can run, walk, or jog - bring a friend, bring your kids or bring your pet! We let the serious runners run up front and there's a giant digital clock so they can time themselves. See below for categories and details of how to win a bench (valued at $1200)! And see if you can find yourself in the slideshow of images from past races. Send us your photos and we'll add them!
MPRB YOUTH SPORTS
The MPRB Youth Sports Department provides positive recreation experiences for Minneapolis kids. These experiences help our youth develop new physical and social skills in a fun, participatory and safe environment under the guidance of knowledgeable and supportive coaches. In this way Youth Sports programs contribute to the individual's physical, social, emotional, cultural and educational growth and development.The Youth Sports League program provides opportunity for participation without regard to physical condition, sex, race, creed, economic or social status of the individual. The individual's dignity and self-worth is of utmost importance. NOTE: No person shall be denied the right to participate if all MPRB requirements have been met.Search and register for youth sports.
REBATE PROGRAM for SCHOOLS and SPORTS ASSOCIATIONS
Click here for full details of the rebate program.
Fun Family Categories - Win an inscribed bench valued at $1,200!
The biggest group for 2011 -Team Monica!
The Bandshell 5K features categories such as “parent and child” “grandparent and child”, “family duo” and “family trio or more”. The biggest family group (minimum of 20) will win a bandshell spectator bench with the inscription of their choice.In 2010 Libby Rahn rallied 34 friends and family to become "Team Eddie" and won a bench in honor of her brother Eddie Comartin. In 2011, "Team Monica" celebrated their friend Monica's journey with cancer. In 2012, the Abbott Ave Bookclub took home the biggest group honor. Who will have our biggest group this year?? The bench for biggest group excludes sports teams seeking rebates. In other words, you may try for the bench, or the rebate, not both.
There are no prizes in the other categories, other than the recognition of being part of a fun duo trio or more, but the first 100 kids receive a medallion for participating (in addition to their T-shirts).
Thanks for coming out and being a part of it! Check out the 2012 photos on our Facebook page. Past race photos below.
PACKET PICK UP
You can pick up your race T-shirt and number in advance! Stop by Running Room, 1433 West Lake Street on FRIDAY SEPT 5 between 5pm and 7pm and skip the sign in lines on race day.
Running Room: 1433 West Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55408. Ph: (612) 872-2921
DAY OF THE WALK/RUN/STROLL
Day of race registration and race number distribution starts at 10:15, race begins at 11am. Check in at the Lake Harriet Picnic Shelter, the start line is by the circular turnaround near the picnic shelter.
DOWNLOAD A SITE MAP HERE.
Register early to save money!
Register by September 5th: $25 adults, $15 youth under 18 (kids in strollers free).
Day of race entry fee is $30 for adults, $15 for kids under 18 (kids in strollers free).
Race fees in excess of $5 are considered a tax deductible donation (excluding any online processing charges).
Let your friends know you're running! Load a facebook cover shot here.
Or mail in with a check. Print entry form here:
Bandshell 5K Proceeds
Proceeds from the Bandshell 5K have funded much needed upgrades to the Bandshell sound system, including a sound mixing board, compressors and a pair of condenser microphones for orchestras and choral groups. 5K funds also paid for power washing the bandshell structure and painting with a long duration paint, re-roofing and painting the Women's Biffs, painting the picnic shelter and a donation for the Lake Harriet playground. In 2012, net proceeds benefited the Lake Harriet playground, in 2013, net proceeds funded replacement trees for Minneapolis Parks. This year, funds will be used to fund equipment and scholarships for low income children to participate in MPRB sports.
PFP's Ed Erickson speaks to WCCO Radio's John Williams about trees in 2013:
Fun Links and Photo Gallery
Metro Magazine wrote about the PFP 5K.
Running Through the Park, For the Park
Run, walk or stroll at People for Parks' Race for the Bandshell By: Chelsey Knutson
When life gets complicated, there’s no better way to escape than to shed the iPhone and spend some time relaxing outdoors. Not everyone has the time to drive off to some secluded cabin in the middle of no-man’s land to do this, though. Local parks are a great alternative. These parks can’t survive on their own, however, and they do not remain kept up by some sort of miracle. They take time and, like everything else, money. Enter People for Parks, a grass-roots organization that has been helping improve parks throughout the Twin Cities since 1977.
Since its inception, the group has raised nearly $2 million and donated thousands of volunteer hours. Read on...
The Star Tribune promoted the 5K too!
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