What time does is start? On Saturday, June 9th, on-site registration begins at 9:00a.m., along with bagels and coffee. (Who doesn’t love a bagel and cup of coffee before running a 5K?!) The run itself will begin at 10:0 a.m.
Where is it located? North Mississippi Regional Park 5116 N Mississippi Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55412. If you are coming from the south, the first entrance to the park that you will see if for the Interpretive Center. You do NOT want to enter there. Stay on the frontage road and take the next entrance into the park. You’ll find our happy faces under the large pavilion.
What will I be running on? Well, it is a paved path winding through North Mississippi Regional Park. The Minneapolis Park Board does not allow us to have exclusive use of the paths, so there will be bikers, walkers, and rollers around. We have to share.
The Course: Runners will leave from the main pavilion, wind through the paths heading south, hit a turn around point, run north again, run past the pavilion where you started to another turn around spot, and then finish back near the pavilion. Have all that memorized? Don’t worry, we will mark the path and have people to help direct you.
What if I don’t want to do a full 5K? No problem and no judgement from us! We are just happy you are here! If you registered for the run, you will still get your medal…we will NEVER ask you how far you ran! Just cross the finish line at some point and we will get you that medal as you cross. (There are plenty of turn around spots for all of our runners, walkers, and rollers. Do what you can).
What happens if it rains? A little rain has never slowed us down! Lightning on the other hand may put us in hiding for a bit. But we will keep an eye on the weather. Regardless of the weather, there will still be a party in the pavilion. Bagels, coffee, live music, lunch, bananas, a magic show by Captain Jack Parrott, and complimentary chair massages will all be in the pavilion.
It’s road construction season, is there any road closures, detours? OF COURSE! Please see the attachment for the closure and recommended detours. In a nutshell, I-94 is closed from I-394 to I-35W.
Where do I park? There is parking lot near the main pavilion, and all along the frontage road north of the parking lot if needed.
Are there Bathrooms? There are accessible bathrooms by the main pavilion!
What if I have a friend who suddenly wants to come with me? Bring them!! $30 for the 5K run, and $25 for the walk and roll. (Less for kids 12 and under). We will have on site registration. We can’t guarantee you a shirt at this point, but you’ll be able to enjoy all of our other offerings. The more the merrier!
What if I want to make an additional donation? We sure won’t say no! We will have envelopes available at the registration table.