• Boom Island park (map)
  • 724 Sibley Street Northeast
  • Minneapolis, MN, 55413
  • United States

Sponsored by the Great River Coalition, the National Park Service and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Event Description:

Earth Day 5K Bee Run/Walk/River Cleanup, Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, in the only National Park offering scenic views of the Mississippi River! Family-friendly and dogs welcome on a course that travels through one of the city’s most historic and naturally beautiful areas.

Before and following the 5K learn about efforts to protect pollinators, and enjoy live music, entertainment, and Earth Day festivities. Take part in an organized river cleanup. Save our bees and their habitat by participating in this National movement!

Get “sweet” swag:

Win great prizes:

-Four tickets to Minnesota Vikings Game, (TBD), 12 th Row, U.S. Bank Stadium, $530.00 VALUE!!

-Flat-screen TV

-And much more!

Costumes are welcome. Prizes for the best! Name your Team!

TEAMS encouraged!

Race Day Schedule - Saturday April, 20th:

  • Registration Opens: 7:30am

  • Packet Pick up Opens: 7:30am

  • Entertainment/Exhibits/Selfie Station: 8:15am - Noon

  • Kids’ Fun Run: 8:30am

  • Fun Run: 9:00am

  • River Cleanup Start: 9:30am (bags & gloves will be provided)


Mill City Running
411 East Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis
Friday, April 19, 3:00-6:00 pm


5k - $35 before race day

$40 on race day

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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.

“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. Maria Splvak, Entomologist, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, Apiculture/Social Insects. University of Minnesota, 2010 MacArthur Fellowship.

Visit the UMN Bee Lab at http://www.beelab.umn.edu