Family Sports – Family Friendly Races, Walks & Tournaments


We get a lot of requests to include family sports, such as running and walking events, in our calendar. While sports are a great way to spend time together as a family, these events don’t seem to work really well in our very full calendar. We are going to try keeping a special page for these events.

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 

April 2017 Family Sports Events

23rd Annual Run the Valley • April 29, 2017 • Davis Community Center at Meadowbrook School, 5430 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley • 7:45 am 0.2K Kids Fun Run, 8 am 10K run, 8:10 am 5K run, 8:15 am 5K walk • $5.00 for Fun Run, $25.00 -$40.00 for Adult Runs 

May 2017 Family Sports Events

Family SportsAge Out Loud” Run + Walk at Lake Como • May 6, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m • Lake Como’s Lakeside Pavilion • In conjunction with May’s Older Americans Month, bring your families and your grandparents to meet at the registration booth near the parking lot of the pavilion. The walk/run around the lake is approximately 1.67 miles. This is a free event, but make sure to check-in at the registration booth to enter to win prizes. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and we will kick off the running and walking at 9:30 a.m.

Daisy Dash • May 20, 2017 • 4300 W. 66th St., Edina • Run/Walk, Run Only, Walk Only and Kids Fun Run (usually an obstacle course) • Proceeds go to Pregnancy and Postpartum Support. Registration IS required. Face painting and a bouncy house for registered participants. • $10.00 for Fun Run, $25.00 for Adult Runs 

Apple Blossom Races • May 21, 2017, 8:00 a.m. • A 2K Fun Run, 5K Run/Walk, 10K & half marathon, this family friendly race has a distance and speed for everyone. Bring your kids for the FREE 2K Fun Run following the other races at approximately 11 a.m. • $10.00 -$42.00 

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  

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