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Oct
9
Tue
2018
FIREFIGHTERS 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park Register
Oct 9 – Oct 31 all-day
FIREFIGHTERS 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Did you know that every October, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation sponsors the official national tribute to all firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year? In October we want to join in and honor these heroes with our third annual Firefighters 5K and 10K virtual race. We will be donating 15% of every registration to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, whose mission is to honor these fallen heroes, assist their survivors, and work to reduce fire deaths and injuries. Plus, you get an awesome medal!

MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 5K & 10K – REMEMBERING MOTHER TERESA @ Mill Ruins Park Register
Oct 9 – Oct 31 all-day
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY 5K & 10K – REMEMBERING MOTHER TERESA @ Mill Ruins Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

For our second annual Make A Difference 5K and 10K, we want to honor Mother Teresa. The medal has a quote from her that says, “Do Small Things With Great Love.”
October 27th is National Make A Difference Day. So you have the entire month of October to complete your Make A Difference Day 5K & 10K: Remembering Mother Teresa, and we encourage you to go out and do a random act of kindness too!
We will be donating at least 15% of each registration to the Make a Wish Foundation, who wishes to make life better for kids with life-threatening medical conditions.

PANDAS DAY 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park Register
Oct 9 – Oct 31 all-day
PANDAS DAY 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Did you know that October 9th is PANDAS Awareness Day? It’s not awareness for the cute, cuddly Panda bears, but for PANDAS, Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections. It occurs when strep triggers a misdirected immune response results in inflammation on a child’s brain.
To help raise awareness, we are hosting our second annual PANDAS Day 5K. We only have 500 medals available, so once they’re gone, they’re gone! Order NOW!
We will also be donating at least 15% of every registration to PANDAS NETWORK, an incredible organization which is dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of children with PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome).

THE UPSIDE DOWN 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park Register
Oct 9 – Oct 31 all-day
THE UPSIDE DOWN 5K & 10K @ Mill Ruins Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

*Due to popular demand we have brought this race back for our 2018 Halloween season! Complete your race by October 31, 2018!
Who else has become addicted to the new cult classic, Stranger Things? We LOVE it! Let’s join the gang from Hawkins Middle School and run (or walk) as fast as we can from the Upside Down! Join us for our first annual, The Upside Down 5K & 10K! You’ll have the entire year to complete your race!
We will be donating at least 15% of every registration to Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), which is an incredible organization that exists to rescue children from sex trafficking. January was Human Trafficking Awareness month and we are doing our part to spread awareness. Help us save more kids!

Oct
13
Sat
2018
CAT DAY 5K & 10K @ Mills Ruin Park Register
Oct 13 – Oct 31 all-day
CAT DAY 5K & 10K @ Mills Ruin Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Monday, October 29, 2018 is Cat Day! To help celebrate, we are hosting a Cat Day 5K and 10K! We invite you to complete a 5K or 10K anytime in October for, or with, your favorite four legged friend. 15% of every registration will be donated to Alley Cat Allies!
Complete a virtual 5K and we’ll send you an awesome Cat Day 5K Medal, plus an attached yarn charm for your cat!

DAY OF THE DEAD 5K & 10K @ Mills Ruin Park Register
Oct 13 – Oct 27 all-day
DAY OF THE DEAD 5K & 10K @ Mills Ruin Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Day of the dead is October 31st. It is a Mexican holiday in which families remember and honor their deceased loved ones. To celebrate we are hosting our first annual Day of the Dead 5K & 10K! We will be donating at least 15% of every registration to Soles4Souls, an amazing organization that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

SUPPORT OUR GIRLS 5K & 10K – HOPE FOR THE HOOTERS @ Mill Ruin Park Register
Oct 13 – Oct 27 all-day
SUPPORT OUR GIRLS 5K & 10K – HOPE FOR THE HOOTERS @ Mill Ruin Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Join us on our fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness themed virtual race: SUPPORT OUR GIRLS: Hope for the Hooters 5K and 10K! We honor all women out there that are courageously battling this disease. We will also be donating at least 15% of every registration to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, an amazing organization that is dedicated to to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

TACO TROT 5K & 10K @ Your Choice Register
Oct 13 – Oct 27 all-day
TACO TROT 5K & 10K @ Your Choice | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

WE LOVE TACOS! Did you know that October 4th is National Taco Day. To celebrate we are hosting our first annual Taco Trot 5K & 10K! We will be donating at least 15% of every registration to Soles4Souls, an amazing organization that creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world.

WORLD TEACHER DAY 5K @ Mill Ruins Park Register
Oct 13 – Oct 31 all-day
WORLD TEACHER DAY 5K @ Mill Ruins Park | Minneapolis | Minnesota | United States

Did you know that World Teacher’s Day is celebrated on October 5th?! We are big fans of all of the amazing teachers out there and wanted to join in and celebrate them and all that they do. Join us for our first annual World Teacher Day 5K! They really are the true heroes out there!
We will also be donating at least 15% of each registration to DonorsChoose.org, an organization that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

Oct
20
Sat
2018
Gracie’s Cupcake Trot @ Bunker Hills Activity Center Register
Oct 20 all-day
Gracie's Cupcake Trot @ Bunker Hills Activity Center |  |  |

Cakes from Grace, Inc. is putting on this event as a fundraiser for their non-profit organization. Proceeds will benefit this great organization that reaches out to families dealing with congenital heart defects (CHDs).

The 5K race begins at 9:45 am.
The Kids Fun Run (500 meters) begins at 9:30 am.

Along with the 5K race and Kids Fun Run, there will be a silent auction taking place before, during and after the race with tons of great items up for bid. All proceeds will benefit Cakes from Grace.

Pre-register by September 28th for $35, late registration (September 29th +) is $40. Registration open day-of as well.

COMPETITORS WILL GET:
– a USATF certified 5K race
– Chip-timed race
– race T-shirt
– Gracie Strong bracelet
– free Cakes from Grace cupcake after the race (competitors only!)
– post-race food and beverages provided by our sponsors
– access to the silent auction before and after the race
– all competitors will get a finish time and place and results will be posted online after the event
– results posted at www.wayzataresults.com after the race

AWARDS:
– Overall male and female winners will receive medals and a $25 gift certificate to TC Running Company!
– Age group awards will be given to the winners of the following age groups, male and female:
12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & up

**VIRTUAL 5K RACE OPTION!!
If you can’t make it to Bunker Hills on race day but still want to be a part of the event from wherever you are around the country or world, you can sign up for a discounted price. Your T-shirt and wristband will be shipped to you (we can’t ship cupcakes though!).
*Note: BIB numbers will NOT be issued for the Virtual 5K, so if you will be at the race in person, sign up for the normal 5K registration.