Bee with us for a 5K Bee Run/Walk in the only National Park offering scenic views along the Mississippi River. Begin the race with Mayor Jacob Frey and National Park Superintendent John Anfinson in the 40-acre Boom Island Park, and enjoy one of the city’s most historic areas along the Mississippi River, with natural, scenic, and native habitats.

Save our bees and their habitat by participating in a national movement!

A chance to win great prizes: 

  • 2 tickets to Club Purple, First Bank Stadium, includes 2 club seats, all food & beverages, value $800
  • Flat screen TV
  • And much more!

Costumes are welcome, with prizes for the best!  Swarms encouraged! 
An event sponsored by the National Park Service, Minneapolis Parks & Recreation, and the Great River Coalition!


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

  • Saturday, April 21, 2018
  • 9:00am-1:00pm
  • Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup 


Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Friday, April 20, 3:00-6:00 pm

Race Day Schedule of Events

Registration:                                              opens at 7:30 am
Packet Pickup:                                           opens at 7:30 am
Entertainment/Exhibits/Selfie Station:     8:15 am-Noon
Kids Fun Run:                                             starts at 8:30 am
FunRun/Walk:                                            starts at 9:00 am
River Clean Up:                                          starts at 9:30 am  (bags & gloves will be provided)


By 4/20              $35
Race Day            $40
Kids 6 & Under   Free

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Race cancellation and weather policy:

Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, due to inclement weather.  This includes lightning, 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.