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Since 1979 Fools Five Road Race, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has brought people from around the world to Lewiston, Minnesota, to raise funds for cancer research.  We are pleased to announce the 39th running of the Fools Five race.  This year promises to be bigger and better.  Since its inception, the Fools Five Road Race has raised over $2.0m in cancer research funding! 

Walkers and wheelchairs are welcome in both distances, but pets, rollerblades, and bicycles are not allowed.

Participants are encouraged, but not required, to raise pledges. Silent and live auctions take place Friday evening preceding race day. All pledges are donated to cancer research.

COURSE INFORMATION:                                                                                                       

Fools Five is a Minnesota certified 8K race (4.97 miles), as well as a 1-mile race.
Aid stations will be available
Official rules and course map, available at
www.foolsfive.org
NO PETS, bikes or rollerblades allowed in the race                               

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:                                                                                                       

Friday, March 31, 2017:

Live & Silent Auctions at Lewiston Community Center
  75 Rice Street, Lewiston, MN 55952

Doors Open:      4:30pm

Silent Auction:  5:00pm to 8:00pm

Live Auction:    6:00pm until last item is sold

Food available for purchase

 

Saturday, April 1, 2017:

Registration & Packet Pick-up at the Lewiston – Altura High School
  100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952
  1:00pm to 4:00pm

Day of the Race Sunday, April 2, 2017:

 Registration & Packet Pick-up at the Lewiston – Altura High School
   100 County Road 25, Lewiston, MN 55952
   Registration from 9:00am to 12:00pm
   Packet Pick-up from 9:00am to 12:30pm

Fools Five Road Race begins at 1:00pm

 

FACILITIES:  

Dressing rooms and showers available at Lewiston Altura High School
Please bring your own towels!


FUNDRAISING:

Each runner is encouraged (but not required) to raise pledges
Each person who raises $20.00 or more receives a free T-shirt
Fools Five is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization

SOCIAL HOUR

Awards, free snacks, soft drinks and ice cream
We invite all runners, their families and race donators to attend

Race cancellation and weather policy:
Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent severe weather that may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew and bystanders. Event time frame includes setup, race and teardown. All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website and social media.  No refunds or transfers allowed.