In honor of National 811 Day, we’re gearing up for our annual 811 5K Run/Walk. Sponsored by Gopher State One Call (GSOC), Xcel Energy and Centerpoint Energy (CNP), the race hopes to spread the word about safe digging by promoting damage prevention awareness. All proceeds are donated to the Twin Cities Firefighters Operation Warm, a non-profit organization that provides new, warm winter coats for Minnesota children in need.
The event is held on August 10 at Bde Maka Ska, formerly Lake Calhoun, in Minneapolis and begins at 8:11 am and ends at 10 am. The deadline to register online is August 9, but you can still register in-person on the day of the event at 7 am. A free kids’ run is scheduled after the race. Participants can also enjoy snacks, water, a variety of safety-themed games, official time chip bibs, awards and kids’ medals.
To register, please go online and pay the $8.11 registration fee:
|Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3303 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416
Grass Fields, South of Center
7:00 am - 8:00 am Registration is Open
7:30 am Roads will shut down to traffic
8:00 am - 10:00 am Vendor Fair
8:11 am 5K Start
9:15 am Kids’ Race
Official 811 5K Run/Walk Facebook Event:
Here are some photos from last year’s race, which saw more than 300 participants and raised more than $20,000 for Operation Warm. We hope to break a new record this year.