Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run – Twin Cities
|Date:||Saturday, September 19, 2015|
|Time:||9:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|Location:||French Regional Park, Plymouth|
Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for our 18th Annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Trail Run – Twin Cities.
The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) has funded lupus research for nearly 40 years. This event, and other LFM fundraisers, allows us to provide grants to prominent researchers in the field of lupus research. A portion of event proceeds will also support efforts to increase public awareness of the disease throughout Minnesota and beyond. LFM works to improve the quality of life for people affected by lupus through support, training, education and resource referrals.
5K TRAIL RUN: (3.1 mile timed run or walk)
$25 registration fee ($30 on event day)
The 5K is open to walkers or runners and will take you through woodlands, around the lakes and streams, and over some challenging hills on a combination of turf and paved trails. Although this is a non-competitive 5K (and not a certified distance) times will be available to you onsite.
Registered participants receive a premier race shirt, race bib and timed results.
LUPUS WALK FOR HOPE:
$10 registration fee ($15 on event day)
Designed for people of all ages and abilities, the walk is approximately one mile. A shorter, gentler trail of paved paths will guide you through beautiful woods and along the waters of the beautiful park. The walk is not timed.
All registered participants will receive a 2015 Walk for Hope t-shirt.
JUST ANNOUNCED! LFM CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS DONATION DRIVE
In conjunction with the Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Trail Run – Twin Cities, the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) will host a Donation Drop-Off Event from 8-11:30 a.m. at French Regional Park.
Participants as well as the general public are invited to bring their gently used clothing and small household goods. Upon entering the park, located at 12605 Rockford Road, follow the signs to a drive-through dropoff to your immediate right. Volunteers will be on hand to assist. Donated items must be enclosed in boxes or plastic bags.
Receipts will be provided by LFM at the drop-off site, allowing donors to estimate the fair market value of their donated goods. Donors will also receive a ticket for a prize drawing.
Your in-kind, tax-deductible gifts will support both LFM and our nonprofit partner, Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota. With over 15 years of experience in collecting in-kind donations, LFM ensures your contributions will make a powerful difference in the lives of those with lupus.
If you have any questions, please contact LFM at 952-746-5151/800-645-1131.
Register today at the Lupus Walk/5K – Twin Cities Registration and Fundraising Site.
Online registration allows you to:
- Register as an individual or as a team
- Create your customized fundraising page
- Set individual and/or team fundraising goals
- Have access to emails templates to send to your contacts to collect donations or invite others to join your team
A MORNING OF FUN, FEATURING:
- Just announced! – Donation Drop-off Event
- Walk for Hope (approximately 1 mile)
- Lupus 5K (3.1 miles timed fun run)
- Silent Auction
- Live Entertainment
8:00-11:30 a.m. Donation Drop-off Event
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Registration/Silent Auction Opens
10:15 a.m. Welcome, Pre-Event Program and Warm-Ups
10:30 a.m. Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run Starts
Post Walk/5K Program, Refreshments, Silent Auction, Entertainment
Sign up as a team and set a fundraising goal. Invite everyone you know to join your team, raise money and participate with you. Teams can be walkers and/or 5Kers.
For every $100 raised, you’ll receive 10 tickets. Spread your ticket entries into multiple prize drawings or drop them all into one. All prizes are valued at $50 or more.
To record donation you collect in person, download the Contribution Form. You can bring the form and accompanying donation to the event or return the form to LFM pre- or post-event.
HONOR A LOVED ONE
The Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Runs brings together people who are touched by lupus. Honor or remember loved ones who are touched by lupus with a Course Tribute Sign. Signs will be placed along the Walk/5K routes at all three locations.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP
- Donate to the silent auction — Silent Auction Donation Form (PDF)
- Become a corporate event sponsor (PDF form)
- Donate in-kind post-event refreshments, water, 5K prizes, team incentives, etc. (Contact LFM.)
- Register Offline. Twin Cities Registration Form (PDF)
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call LFM at 952-746-5151 or 800-645-1131 or [email protected].
Thank you for your interest and support of the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota. We look forward to having you involved.