"Great event, beautiful day and fun run!" Rich B.
Join us in 2013 at Lake Harriet on September 8th for the next family friendly 5k around the parkway. This year, proceeds will fund the replacement of trees lost in the June 21 storm. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board manages more than 200,000 boulevard trees lining more than 1,000 miles of city streets, in addition to countless trees in almost 200 parks. The June 21 storm resulted in a loss of about 5,000 trees on private and public property - more than the number of trees lost in the Northside tornado. Federal disaster funds cover removal of damaged trees, they do NOT cover the cost of replacement trees!
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!
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??
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, 28th/Hennepin on FRIDAY SEPT 6 between 4pm and 7pm and skip the sign in lines on race day.
Running Room: 2801 Hennepin Avenue South,
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 across the parking lot by the trolley underpass.
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Register early to save money!
Register by September 6th: $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.
Register online 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 2013, net proceeds will all go to funding replacement trees for Minneapolis Parks.
PFP's Ed Erickson speaks to WCCO Radio's John Williams:
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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