3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

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3rd Annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

April 21, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Bee with us for a 5K fun run/walk held in the only national park offering scenic views of the Mississippi River! Begin the 5K with Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, National Park Superintendent John Anfinson, Minneapolis Park Superintendent Mary Merrill in Minneapolis’ Boom Island Park, and follow a course that travels through one of the city’s most historic and naturally beautiful areas.

Following the 5K, take part in an organized river cleanup, learn about efforts to protect pollinators, and enjoy plenty of live music, entertainment, and Earth Day festivities.

Save our bees and their habitat by participating in a national movement!

Get “sweet” swag:

A chance to win great prizes:

  • Two tickets to Club Purple in U.S. Bank Stadium (includes 2 club seats, all food & beverages, value $800)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • And much more!

Costumes are welcome, with prizes for the best! Swarms encouraged!

Join a fun, family friendly event hosted by the Great River Coalition in partnership
with the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board and the National Park Service.

Race-day registration opens at 7:30 am, or
pre-register online at: register.chronotrack.com/r/35694

All paid participants will receive a long-sleeved tech shirt plus a bee headband.
Cost is $35, $40 on race day. Kids 6 & under free. Prizes for best costumes!

Pick up race packet at Mill City Running on Friday, April 20, 3:00-6:00 pm.
411 E Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Please help with the River Cleanup, which starts at 9:30 am.
Bags & gloves will be provided.


Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Friday, April 20, 3:00 – 6:00 pm


REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am
PACKET PICKUP opens at 7:30 am
FUN RUN/WALK starts at 9:00 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts at 9:30 am  (bags & gloves will be provided)



April 21, 2018
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Boom Island Park
724 Sibley Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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