Family Sports – Family Friendly Races, Walks & Tournaments

Family Sports are a great way to spend time together. We keep a running list of events that have been submitted to us here.

Family Sports Events in the Twin Cities

If you have a sporting event you would like to share, please keep in mind our parameters and mission. Events must be something that can be participated in as a family and it must be a stand-alone event with no long-term commitment. Please feel free to email Joy with your submissions 

July 2017 Family Sports Events

Page Education Foundation Doggie Walk • July 8, 2017 8 am – 11 am • Lake of the Isles, 2020 W Lake of the Isles Pkwy, Minneapolis • The Page Education Foundation Doggie Walk is a unique opportunity to bring together people in the community from all walks of life to support education while taking a fun and healthy walk together with their dogs • $40-$50/pp; Kids Under 13 Free.

The Color Run • July 9, 2017 •  9 am  • State Fair Grounds • A paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, and individuality • $49.99/pp. Save $10 off with coupon code FFTC.

The Big Woods Classic • July 15, 2017 •  9 am – 2 p.m.  • Lake Rebecca Park Reserve • Mountain bike race through woods, wetlands, and prairies. Family-friendly activities including a climbing wall.


August 2017 Family Sports Events

Gildan Esprit de She Maple Grove 5K • August 3, 2017 • 4 pm – 9 pm • Central Park, Maple Grove • This is race is for mothers and daughters.
Huntington’s Disease Twin Cities Team Hope Walk & 5k • August 19, 2017 • 8:30 am • Purgatory Creek, Eden Prairie • Certified 5k course. Participants receive a dri-fit athletic shirt, finishing line photo, and can opt into drawings for prizes.

September 2017 Family Sports Events

Bounce and Not Break 5K • September 16, 2017 • Keller Regional Park, 2039 U.S Hwy 61, Maplewood, MN 55109 • Family-friendly 5K,complimentary pre-race snacks, inflatables, live music • $20/pp.

Soul Pose • September 30, 2017 • Blaine National Sports Center • An all-level daytime, sunset, or black-light yoga session. Four sessions available. Note: Children are welcome as long as they can stay on a mat for one hour. This may be more of an event for families with older children • $24.99/pp.

October 2017 Family Sports Events

Breakthrough for Brain Tumors 5K • October 14, 2017 • 9 a.m. • Lake Como • The event will have multiple activities for children including face painting and a walk in inflatable blow up brain • Adults $35.00; Children $20.00 (6-12); Under 6 – free; Survivor fee – $5.00 reduction in fee.


June 2017 Family Sports Events

Girls on the Run Twin Cities Spring 5K • June 3, 2017 • Normandale Community College, 9700 France Ave S., Bloomington, MN 55431 • Join 2,000 3rd-8th grade girls as they complete their celebratory season-ending 5K fun run. This is a non-competitive event • $30-$40/pp 

Hope in Motion 5K & Family Walk • June 4, 2017 • 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. • Lake Phalen Regional Park • Celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day at the Fourth Annual Hope in Motion 5K & 1-Mile Family Walk, presented by Minnesota Oncology • $5 Kids Challenge, $10-$35/pp  

Step Up For NF • June 17, 2017 • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. • Como Lake •  In addition to the walk, the event will host kids activities, a raffle basket fundraiser, and lunch. It promises to be a fun time for the whole family! It’s also a great opportunity to meet other local families affected by neurofibromatosis! • Cost is $20 per individual or $30 per household for pre-registration. You may register on-site the day of the walk, however, the cost will be $30 per individual or $40 per family—so plan ahead and register early to save!

Twin Cities Dystonia Zoo Walk • June 17, 2017 • 8 a.m. • Dystonia Zoo Walks do not have a formal walking course – in fact participants don’t have to walk at all. Dystonia Zoo Walks are family-friendly community events to raise awareness of dystonia, a little-known neurological disorder, and to support the work of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF). T-shirt pick-up, Check-in and On-site Registration opens at 8:00 AM, Event begins at 9:30 AM • $25 Adults/$15 Children.






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