Root Beer Run 1/2 or 1 mile | Kids Out and About Minneapolis/St. Paul

Root Beer Run 1/2 or 1 mile

The Root Beer Run attracts people and their dogs from throughout the community who are active in our parks and who enjoy root beer with or without ice cream. Participants choose to run either a ½ mile or full mile and then receive root beer after they cross the finish line. 100% of all registration fees are donated to People for Parks.

Boom Island Park to Host Root Beer Run 2019 Sunday, May 12

Event features a one-mile or ½-mile fun run, along with games,
activities and local food vendors

MINNEAPOLIS — This weekend, Boom Island Park will host Root Beer Run 2019, a popular Mother’s Day event now in its third year. Members of the news media are invited to attend.

Root Beer Run 2019 features a one-mile or 1/2-mile run, walk or stroll, with all participants receiving a root beer float at the finish line. It also includes:
Lawn games
Photo booth
Arts and crafts
Temporary tattoos
Inflatable jump house
Sunscreen station
Sensory friendly space
Food trucks from local vendors, including Tot Boss.

Sunday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
Registration/check-in begins at 12 p.m.

Boom Island Park
724 Sibley St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Kids, families, parents, and dogs from throughout the Twin Cities area. People for Parks is proud to sponsor with Skyline Electric, Pumphouse Creamery, Apple Adventure Racing, and Shameless Inc. on this event.

This dog-friendly event serves as an alternative to Mother’s Day brunch. It’s a great opportunity to get some exercise while visiting one of Minneapolis’ outstanding public parks. More information available at

About People for Parks
People for Parks is a nonprofit organization that advances under-supported projects and programs in Minneapolis Parks, serving as the catalyst for connecting community-driven ideas and funding that nurture stewardship, community, and enjoyment of the city's public parks. To learn more, visit



People for Parks


PO Box 24901
Minneapolis, MN, 55424
United States


Contact name: 
Chriss Joyce
The event has already taken a place at this date: 
12:00 -2:00 pm
$10/individual $40 max/family


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