Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Father Hennepin Bluffs Park, Minneapolis (Map)

Registration

Registration for Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 is open now! Join us for either a chip-timed 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk.

Adult: $35
Child (3-18 years): $20
Child (0-2 years): Free

Race packet pick up:
Friday, June 23, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Children’s Business Campus
5901 Lincoln Drive
Edina, MN 55436

Race Day Schedule

7:30 AM – Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Kids Fun Run
9:30 AM – 5K Run/Walk
9:45 AM – 1 Mile Walk

Join us for kid-friendly activities after you finish the run/walk:

  • Koo Koo Kanga Roo
  • Face painting
  • Bounce houses
  • Selfie station
  • Twin Cities Road Crew

Reach the below fundraising and recruiting goals by June 15, 2017 and receive the following benefits:

  • $1,000+: Raise over $1,000 for the first time and receive a tribute plaque on our Dedicated to our Stars tribute wall inside the hospital.
  • $1,500+ or 40 people: Star along the race route.
  • $4,000+ or 75 people: Star along the race route and framed plaque.
  • $7,000+ or 100 people: Star along the race route, framed plaque and your choice of 2 tickets to Children’s Shine Bright Bash or 10 tickets to Twins MedTech Night game on Aug. 8, 2017.

Top fundraising team for each care area wins:

  • Reserved VIP parking space for team captain at the event
  • One-year family membership to the Minnesota Zoo for the captain of the winning team
  • Trophy

Top recruiting team for each care area wins:

  • VIP Registration for your team at the event
  • Park Tavern Bowling Party for up to 40 people
  • Trophy

Also, the top unit teams will be recognized in their corresponding unit tent on race day.

Packet pick up will be available on Friday, June 23 from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Children’s Business Campus.

Children’s Business Campus
5901 Lincoln Drive
Edina, MN 55436

Please note that there is ongoing construction surrounding the campus. Pull into the “Employee Entrance” driveway and follow the road as it curves to the left and up the driveway. Park in front of the main entrance. If you have any questions contact the Foundation at 952-992-5500.

Also note that there is construction along Hwy 169. Please plan your route accordingly

Parking is available in multiple ramps on both the downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Main sides of the river. Free shuttle buses will be running along Washington Avenue, across the river and down University Avenue to the start line to accommodate participants parking in further ramps. Buses will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Shuttle Bus stops:
Light Rail stop at US Bank Stadium Station – Chicago Ave S and 4th Street
Washington Ave S and 11th Ave S
Washington Ave S and Chicago Ave
Washington Ave S and 5th Ave S
Washington Ave S and 2nd Ave S
Hennepin Ave and 2nd Street S
University Ave SE and Bank Street SE

Recommended parking locations: Surface lot and parking ramp on 2nd Ste SE and 2nd Ave SE Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Guthrie Theater (two ramps) 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Note: Sections of the light rail are closed this weekend. Please visit the Metro Transit website for updates.

Join in on the fun after the race! Jam out to live music from Koo Koo Kanga Roo, get high-fives from Twinkle and mascots of local sports teams, play on inflatable bounce houses, dance with Twin Cities Road Crew, visit our craft tent and snap some fun photos in our new selfie station! Don’t forget to cool off with a complimentary JonnyPops smoothie on a stick!

When is the 2017 Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000? Saturday, June 24, 2017

Where does the 2017 Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 take place? Father Hennepin Bluffs Park. 420 Main St. SE, Minneapolis

How do I register? Register here.

What is the Kids Fun Run? This takes place on Main Street and is no more than a block and a half long. It is split into two heats: kids age 4 and under and kids ages 5-9. Parents can run alongside their kids if they would like. It’s a Fun Run where everyone is a winner and receives a prize and a ribbon.

What is the 1 mile walk? The 1 mile walk takes place on Main Street, which is cobblestone. There are sidewalks available on either side of the street, should you prefer to walk on a smoother surface. Please wear comfortable footwear. Participants will start and end in the same location.

Can I participate in both the 5K run/walk and the 1 mile walk? The 1 mile walk will take place during the 5K so you may only participate in one. The good news is, you can decide which race you would like to participate in day of if you are unsure!

Is the 1 mile walk chip-timed? No, only the 5K run/walk will be chip-timed.

Will I get a t-shirt? Yes, all registrants get a free t-shirt when they register! This offer is available for ages 3 and up. You can pick your t-shirt up at packet pick-up the day before the race, or on race day at the registration booth.

How do I make a donation or sponsor a team? Click here to search for a runner/walker or team to support. Click here to support Children’s Minnesota.

How do I create a team or learn more about being a team captain? View our Captain Information packet.

I’ve been given cash and checks to donate to our team’s online fundraising. What do I do with it? Send it in the mail to: Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 at Children’s Foundation 5901 Lincoln Drive Edina, MN 55436. It will take a few days after the donation is received to show up in your online total. Checks can be made out to ‘HeartBeat 5000.’ Please be sure to write down what team it is sponsoring.

Are strollers allowed? Yes. Please note that the 5K run/walk begins on cobblestone and the entire 1 mile walk takes place on cobblestone.

Do I have to register anyone in a stroller? Children 2 and under are free. However, we would still like you to register them online.

Can I bring my dog? Yes, however, please note that Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 is not responsible for your dog and it must be kept on a leash at all times and is your responsibility.

Do you have packet pick up before race day? Packet pick up will be available on Friday, June 23 at Children’s Business Campus (5901 Lincoln Drive, Edina, MN 55436).

Where do I park? There are multiple ramps on both the downtown Minneapolis and St. Anthony Main sides of the river. Free shuttle busses will be running along Washington Avenue, across the river and down University Avenue to the start line to accommodate participants parking in further ramps. Buses will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Shuttle bus stops:
Light Rail stop at US Bank Stadium Station – Chicago Ave and 4th Street
Washington Ave S and 11th Ave S
Washington Ave S and Chicago Ave
Washington Ave S and 5th Ave S
Washington Ave S and 2nd Ave S
Hennepin Ave and 2nd Street S
University Ave SE and Bank Street SE

Recommended parking locations: Surface lot and parking ramp on 2nd Ste SE and 2nd Ave SE Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot 225 South 3rd Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55401 Guthrie Theater (two ramps) 818 S 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN 55415

What if the weather is bad on the day of the event? Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 is a rain-or-shine event and there is no back-up date. If severe weather occurs, the start of the walk/run may be postponed for several minutes until the weather passes. If the storm is persistent, the event may be cancelled. These decisions will be made at the event, and will be announced at the start line and at the registration area. Because this is an important fundraiser, it is our policy to not issue refunds in the unlikely event that the event is cancelled.

Whom do I contact for any further questions? Please contact the Children’s benefit events team at 952-992-5500 or [email protected].