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2017 Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup

  • Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/Cleanup 724 Sibley Street Northeast (Boom Island) Minneapolis, MN, 55413 United States (map)


Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Friday, April 21, 3:00 - 6:00 pm


REGISTRATION opens at 7:30 am
PACKET PICKUP opens at 7:30 am

FUN RUN/WALK starts at 9:00 am
RIVER CLEANUP starts at 9:30 am  (bags & gloves will be provided)

All participants will receive a long sleeved tech shirt, honey packets plus a bee headband. 


Best Dressed Awards:

• Best Dressed Female
• Best Dressed Male
• Best Dressed Children
• Best Dressed Pet
• Best Dressed Team

Race Winner Prizes: 

• 1st Female & 1st Male to cross finish line – $100 Gift Certificate for Mill City Running

Grand Prize Awards:

• 55 inch flat screen TV
• Club Purple MN Vikings (2 tickets) - game date to be determined, tickets includes all food and beverages on the game day
• 2 Minnesota Vikings Tickets- row 12 • Bee Gifts

Other Gifts:

• $50 Gift Certificate to Kramarczuk’s
• $50 Gift Certificate to Discount 70
• $50 Gift Certificate to Elsie’s
• St. Marons Dinner for 2 

Enjoy the Sun at the Bee Run. Picture yourself here on Saturday April 22, 2017

Bee With Us! 

Our 5K  Bee Run or Walk, and Earth Day River Clean Up, in the only National Park offering scenic views along the great Mississippi River.  Begin the race in the 40-acre Boom Island Park, the most historic areas of the city.  Discover one of the most natural, scenic, and native habitats in Minneapolis.

Join the Great River Coalition, a 501 c3, nonprofit organization, sponsor of the 5K Run/Walk, Earth Day River Clean-Up along with the National Park Service, and the Minneapolis Parks, voted the number one park system in the United States!

Help save our bees and their habitat by participating in a National movement!

 “Our bees (all of them, honey and wild bees), need good clean food (flowers)! Lots of flowers that grow over the growing season will help bees have good nutrition, immunity, and health.”  
Dr. Marla Spivak, Entomologist, Distinguished McKnight University Professor Apiculture/Social Insects. University of Minnesota, 2010 MacArthur Fellowship. Visit the UMN Bee Lab at

For more information and opportunities to volunteer or be a sponsor, please download the following forms:

• 5K Bee Run Flyer
• 5K Bee Run Team Challenge
• 5K Bee Run Volunteer Form
• 5K Bee Run Sponsor Form

• 5K Bee Run Course Map and Race Day Details

 Our wonderful volunteers at the 2016 Bee Run 5K, Boom Island, Minneapolis

Our wonderful volunteers at the 2016 Bee Run 5K, Boom Island, Minneapolis