A fundraiser for the Northeast Farmers Market and TC Food Justice, 4-mile fun run/walk/stroll, and foodie rally all in one, Saturday, June 22. Runners start in Northeast at the iconic Pioneers Statue in B.F. Nelson Park, then wind along the Mississippi River through the St. Anthony West, Nicollet Island, and St. Anthony Main districts. After crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, they’ll enjoy a different view of the riverfront, then pause under the Hennepin Avenue Bridge for a drink of water. The second half of the run will take you through the wooded west side riverfront parks and Boom Island Park, and then it’s back to B.F. Nelson for refreshments. Awesome clothing from Mill City Running will be given away for: First male, First female, First pet, Best finish line celebration, Best food costume. Info and registration: active.com/minneapolis-mn/running/distance-running/nefm-foodie-4-mile-2019.
The 5K Bee Run, an event featuring a fun run/walk, river cleanup and Earth Day festivities, is set to attract hundreds of participants to Boom Island Park, 724 Sibley St. NE, Saturday, April 20. Now in its fourth year, the 5K Bee Run is hosted by the Great River Coalition in partnership with the National Park Service, and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.
The family-friendly event, which will run between 7:30 am and 12:00 pm, is designed to bring awareness to the plight of pollinators as well as to the natural beauty of the Minneapolis riverfront. The 5K course traverses through the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Following the 5K, participants will be able to take part in an organized river cleanup and enjoy festivities including live music and entertainment, raffle prizes, demonstrations by local bee experts, and more. Photo ops will include a bee-themed selfie station and appearances by Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders and local mascots.
The event’s main feature, the 5K, will start promptly at 9 am. Participants can register for the 5K online for $35, register.chronotrack.com/r/46137, greatrivercoalition.com, or at the event for $40 between 7:30 and 8:45 am. A free kid’s race, with goodie bags, will be held at 8:30 am, children must be age 6 or under and must be registered before the event, either online or in-person. The river cleanup (also free) will start at 9:30 am.
Run/walk the 5th annual Foodie 4 Mile fundraiser on opening day of the Northeast Farmers Market, Saturday, May 20 at B.F. Nelson Park, 434 NE Main St. This year you can expect the Foodie 4 Mile to have more food, prizes, and fun than ever before. There is an “Early-Early Bird Special,” where you can sign up now and capture the discounted registration rate of just $25. Registration fees will go up over time, so before you forget, visit ACTIVE.com and get registered today. For more information email, firstname.lastname@example.org.