April 18, 2020

2020 Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

April 18, 2020 Boom Island Park • 724 Sibley Street Northeast MinneapolisMN  55413 View Map Organized by Great River Coalition

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About this event

April 18, 2020
Saturday

Boom Island Park

724 Sibley Street Northeast MinneapolisMN  55413
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March 16, 2020 Update: Together with our partners, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, the National Park Service, and MFT 59, and in consideration of our community, we have decided to cancel the 2020 5K Bee Run - Earth Day Fun Run/Walk & River Cleanup due to COVID-19. We hope you will continue to fight to protect pollinators and save the date to join us for next year’s 5K Bee Run on April 17, 2021! Stay tuned for more information regarding existing registrations.

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The 5th annual Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Held at 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 50th anniversary 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 and river clean-up volunteers will receive a tech shirt, plus an e-voucher for $5 off of the 14th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour and discount tickets from local businesses. Kid's run (ages 6 & under) includes an environmentally-friendly 'bee goodie bag' for registered participants.

 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 Smart TV
  • And much more!

Costumes are encouraged, so get creative! Team discount!

The 2020 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.

For more information about the Great River Coalition, please visit:

Our Website: https://www.greatrivercoalition.com/2020-bee-runwalkcleanup/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreatRiverCoalitionMN

 

Location:

Boom Island Park

724 Sibley Street Northeast

Minneapolis, MN, 55413

 

Photos:

https://www.greatrivercoalition.com/2019-bee-runwalkcleanup

https://www.greatrivercoalition.com/2018-bee-runwalkcleanup

 

 

Event details and schedule

PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP – FRIDAY, APRIL 17
Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
3:00-6:00 pm

RACE DAY SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, APRIL 18
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
FUN RUN starts at 9:00 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts 9:30 am (bags & gloves will be provided) 

Boom Island Park • 724 Sibley Street Northeast MinneapolisMN  55413 Get Directions

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