• Lino Lakes City Offices/ YMCA (map)
  • 600 Town Center Parkway
  • Lino Lakes, MN, 55014
  • United States

Join us for the 12th anniversary of the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run as part of the 2017 Blue Heron Days.  This event includes a certified, chip-timed 5K run with a Public Safety Challenge competition.  This year we are also pleased to add a “Daisy Dash” Family 2K to walk, run or roll together for those who want to participate but are interested in something shorter than a 5K.  The YMCA will also host a Splash and Dash (swim and run) for kids ages 5-12.  Whether this is your 1st, 10th or 100th race, please join us to help honor Shawn’s memory, celebrate his legacy, and pay tribute to our community.

Sponsored by the Chain of Lakes Rotarians, SMW Financial Credit Union, and the City of Lino Lakes Parks & Recreation Department; event proceeds benefit the MN Law Enforcement Explorers Scholarship Fund, MN Concerns of Police Survivors and Centennial High School STRIVE Scholarships.  

Race Day Schedule:
Registration for the 5K/Daisy Dash Family 2K packet pick-up:
7:00 – 8:45 am                                                                       

Splash & Dash packet pickup:
8:00 – 9:15 am

Start times:
8:00 am 5K Run
8:45 am 5K Awards Ceremony, silent auction winners
9:00 am Daisy Dash Family 2K
9:30 am YMCA Splash & Dash (kids swim and run Duathlon)

Pre-registration is available online until August 16.
Race day registration is available on-site for all events.

Pre-registration: $25
Race-day registration: $30

Daisy Dash Family 2K
Pre-registration and race-day registration:
13 and over: $15
12 and under: $10

YMCA Splash and Dash Duathlon (Ages 5-12)
Pre-registration and race-day registration:
YMCA Member:  $12
Additional YMCA Member: $7
Non-YMCA Member: $15
Additional Non-YMCA Member: $10

Pre-registered participants receive a commemorative performance t-shirt.  Race day registrants may receive a 2017 or 2016 shirt, based on availability.

Race Details

The 5K run is a certified, chip-timed, trail-based loop course that begins at the pavilion in the park outside the Lino Lakes YMCA, and ends on the trail behind the YMCA.  The top 3 males and females from each age group are recognized.

Daisy Dash Family 2K
New in 2017, the Daisy Dash Family 2K is a fun run (or walk, or toddle, or roll), non-timed, trail-based loop that begins and ends on the trail behind the YMCA.  This is designed for those who want to participate in the Officer Shawn Silvera Rotary Run, but want an option shorter than the 5K.

The name “Daisy Dash” is symbolic and significant, as it honors Shawn’s love for his wife and family.  On the 12th of each month, Shawn brought Jennifer daisies to celebrate their wedding day.

YMCA Splash and Dash Duathlon Details
The Splash and Dash is a timed swim and run event that will take place at the YMCA (with the run on the county trail system). The top 3 will be awarded and all pre-registered participants will receive a t-shirt. 

Public Safety Team Challenge:
2017 marks the 10th year of the Public Safety Team Challenge, a team competition as part of the 5K race. The trophy currently resides with the 2016 champions from the FBI. To participate, register as an individual, and stop by the Public Safety Challenge registration table the morning of the run to register your team.

For more information, email Chad Schirmers at  chad.schirmers@ci.lino-lakes.mn.us

Race day events also Include:
Silent Auction, Arts, crafts & activities for kids, Music, Vendors and more!                        

For additional information, directions and more visit www.shawnsilvera.org, www.linolakesymca.org, www.chainoflakesrotary.com or www.blueherondays.org.

The beneficiaries of this year's run are:

MN Law Enforcement Explorers Scholarship Fund

MN Concerns of Police Survivors

Centennial High School STRIVE Scholarships