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2015 Morgan Park 5k Walk/2.5k Run

posted Apr 30, 2015, 10:25 AM by Cari Elliot   [ updated Apr 30, 2015, 10:42 AM ]
Spring is well and truly sprung, and that means we at Morgan Park's United Protestant are busily planning the annual 5k Run/Walk!  Mike Fastland is once again taking the helm to organize.  

As with years past, the 5k course will wind through historic Morgan Park on the far west end of Duluth. In addition to two parks and the St. Louis River views, the course also passes the century-old homes and buildings of Morgan Park.  The course is flat and paved the entire way, and it will both start and end at the church, at 88th Ave West and Arbor Street.  Walkers are welcome as well in the shorter 2.5k walk (any jogging or running is prohibited in the 2.5k walk; participants may walk or run as they choose in the 5k).   There will be water stops at the start/finish and about halfway along the course.  

The entry fee for either the run or walk will be $15 before May 31st, or $20 on race day.  We also have a special rate for groups - 4 participants for the cost of three! ($45 before race day, $60 on race day). The Church will be open for changing and restrooms during, before, and after the race.  There is parking at the church, and on-street.

Trophies will be awarded for the top male and female racers in both the walk and run!  T-shirts are available at $5.  Results will be posted immediately following the race.  The Awards Ceremony will begin about 5:45 in the church.

Refreshments and food are available upon finishing the course.  There will also be a bake sale and a special raffle!  Past raffle items have included gift cards from $5 to $50 to local businesses like Marine General and Sammy's Pizza, as well as tons of items on site.  

Proceeds will go towards the renovation fund for the UPC Church in Morgan Park. 

To register, please ocmplete and mail the form to United Protestant Church
830 88th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55805

Please make any checks payable to United Protestant Church

For any additional questions, please contact Mike Fastland at 218-384-9872 or call the church at 218-626-2570!

We hope to see you there!