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.
This will be the 12th NAMIWalk in Minnesota. They invite you to take part in one of the largest NAMIWalks in the country and the largest mental health awareness event in the state. It is an incredibly inspiring event to see so many people come out to raise awareness about mental illnesses. Most of the mental health and health care organizations participate in the walk demonstrating their support for this issue and for NAMI Minnesota.
“The walk is about recovery, resiliency and hope. It is about enjoying a beautiful fall day with family, friends and co-workers. It’s about changing the way our community views mental illness. It’s about creating a movement. It’s about showing people that you will support them on this journey, no one needs to walk alone.”
The 5K walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, Minnehaha Park, 4825 Minnehaha Ave. Check in: 11 am. Start time: 1 pm. Contact: Amy Britt, Special Events Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-645-2948 x112.