2019 NEFM Foodie 4 Mile

400 Marshall St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413


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The Cause:
The Foodie Four Mile is a fundraiser for the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market, in conjunction with Twin Cities Food Justice. The Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market has continued to partner with Twin Cities Food Justice to donate and deliver excess produce, providing local food shelves with fresh, quality options.

The Route:
After a quick group warm-up from our friends at Alchemy 365, the four-mile route breezes through the historic St. Anthony Falls Milling District and offers stunning views of downtown Minneapolis throughout. Starting in Northeast Minneapolis at B.F. Nelson Park, the course follows the Mississippi River, crosses the Stone Arch Bridge, loops through the wooded parks of Downtown West, and returns to Northeast via the Plymouth Bridge. Be prepared for the challenging (but triumphant) hill near the finish line!

The Prizes:
Fantastic clothing from Minneapolis’ favorite running store, Mill City Running, will be given away for the top finisher in the following categories: First Woman, First Man, First Pet, First Baby, Best Finish Line Celebration, and Best Costume.

The Food & Refreshments:
With a name like the ‘Foodie Four Mile’, you know it's going to be good. Back again are our friends from Equal Exchange, Eastside Food Co-op, Chowgirls Catering, Great Harvest Breads, and Seven Sundays Muslei to provide post-race snacks. Highlights include bananas, trail mix, wheat biscuits, and cold-pressed iced coffee from Sip coffee bar.

The Market:
Use your $5 in gifted market coupons to attend the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market after the race! Walk four blocks from the finish line to check out our incredible lineup of market vendors – including food trucks and live music.


Event details and schedule

Race Day Registration:
Saturday, June 22nd 2019 from 7:45 am to 8:45am
BF Nelson Park (Race Location)

Early Packet Pick-Up:
Mill City Running
411 E Hennepin Ave Minneapolis MN 55414
 - Thursday, June 20th from 4-8pm
 - Friday, June 21st from 2-6pm

What to Bring/Wear:
Whatever you want! Dogs, strollers, best friends, and in-laws are all welcome. We'll even hand out a prize package from Mill City Running for Best Costume. While the race begins early, late June days can heat up in a hurry - so keep body temperature in mind. This year's race coincides with the Twin Cities Pride Festival, so we're expecting extra excitement and fun!

Zero Waste Event:
Everything we dispose of onsite will be compostable. If bringing anything to the starting area, we ask that you please be prepared to take it with you when you leave. We will have Master Composters on site to answer any questions as well!

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