The Run for Hope is this Saturday, May 14! The race starts at 8 a.m. at Valley Natural Foods. However, the fun starts way before that at 7 a.m.! The 430 participants (as of 5/10/16) will get to experience a smorgasbord of excitement starting at 7 a.m. including a DJ pumping tunes, a bouncy house for the kids, and free food sampling courtesy of Alakef Coffee, Down in the Valley Bakehouse and MOM’s Best Cereal.
Also, all registrants will be treated to Equal Exchange Bananas and Poland Springs Water. A dance warm-up will follow at 7:30 a.m. at the DJ’s tent along with a team costume contest at 7:45 a.m. Also, look for children’s games and activities at The Foundation for Early Childhood Services’ (ECFE) table.
- Click here for the event layout map.
- Click here for parking details.
- Click here for the race participant email.
- Click here for the race route.
Still interested in participating in the Run for Hope 5K? Although we can’t guarantee you a t-shirt in your size or a swag bag (we do have extras but they are while supplies last), you can still register to support this great cause. Click here to register.
Funds raised through The Run for Hope 5K benefit ECFE of School District 196. ECFE uses the funds to purchase classroom and playground equipment, along with integrating nutrition activities into the classroom. Click here to learn more about the various ways ECFE uses the 5K funds.
Also, we want to thank our very generous financial and product sponsors because without their support this race would not happen!
So far, thanks to our sponsors and race participants, our 2015 Run for Hope 5K has raised nearly $12,000 for ECFE! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Financial/In-Kind Sponsors for The Run for Hope 5K
- Donaldson Company – $500 sponsor + registration of 127 participants
- Anderson’s Maple Syrup–$1000 sponsorship + product sponsorship
- Scholmaka’s Portable Restrooms –donation of portable restrooms for race
- DJ Upbeat – donation of DJ services for race by Matt Nielsen
- Organic Valley–$500 sponsorship + product donation
- USA Karate–donation of bouncy house for race
- Quality Services Corporation–$250 sponsorship
- Mendota Dental Associates–$250 sponsorship
- Macaroni Kid–advertising sponsorship
- TAGS Gymnastics–$100 sponsorship
- Twin Cities Truck & Van Rental–$100 sponsorship
- Wise Swim School-$100 sponsorship
Grocery Product Donations for The Run for Hope 5K
Look for special promotions on these grocery products throughout the store on May 13-14, 2016!
- Alakef Coffee
- Anderson’s Maple Syrup
- Bare Snacks Fruit Chips
- Bob’s Red Mill Cereal
- CLIF Bars
- Go Macro Bars
- MOM’s Best Cereal
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Nature’s Path Granola Bars
- Once Again Nut Butters
- Organic Valley Milk
- Pamela’s Whenever Bars
- Poland Springs Water
- KIND Bars
- Seven Sundays Muesli
- Stretch Island Fruit Leather
- Zico Coconut Water
Fresh Food Product & Other Sponsors for the Run for Hope 5K
Raffle Prize Sponsors for the Run for Hope 5K
- Minnesota Zoo (passes)
- Pure Barre Month Pass
- Tags Gymnastics One Class Per Week Free During June-August 2016 Summer Session
- Mall of America 2016 Coupon Book
- Fusion Yoga Month Pass
Vendors offering special race promotions on May 13-14,2016: