The 7th annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup, Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, in the only National Park offering scenic views of the Mississippi River!
Family-friendly (bring those strollers!) and dogs welcome on a course that travels through one of the city's most historic and naturally beautiful areas.
Before and following the 5K learn about efforts to protect pollinators, and enjoy live music, entertainment, and Earth Day festivities. Take part in an organized river cleanup.
Support the Great River Coalition as we and our partners develop a Pollinator Pathway of critical habitat in Minneapolis, with plans to extend the pathway from the headwaters of the Mississippi at Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico.
Save our bees and their habitat by participating in this National Movement!
Get "sweet" swag:
All paid participants will receive a short-sleeved tech shirt plus discount coupons from Mill City/Saint City Running and other local businesses. Kid's run includes a 'bee goodie bag'.
Plus you can win great prizes:
- 4 tickets to a regular-season Vikings game in U.S. Bank Stadium (row 12, tier 1, value $600)
- HD Flat-screen Smart TV
- And much more!
Costumes are most welcome. Prizes for the best! Name your Team! Swarms encouraged!
The 2022 Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk and River Cleanup is presented in partnership with the National Park Service and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, St. Catherine University, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Mill City Running/St. City Running.
For more information about the Great River Coalition, please visit:
Our Website: https://www.greatrivercoalition.com
Event details and schedule
PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP – FRIDAY, APRIL 22
Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, APRIL 23
REGISTRATION opens 7:30 am
PACKET PICKUP opens 7:30 am
ENTERTAINMENT/EXHIBITS/SELFIE STATION 8:15 am-noon
KIDS’ FUN RUN starts at 8:30 am
5K BEE RUN starts at 9:00 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts 9:30 am (bags & gloves will be provided)