Read on Down the River 5K: Chatfield Elementary School Fundraiser

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Aug 27, 2016


Chatfield, MN


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Running-5K - 13 years of age+

$25 $25 Closed

Running-5K - Family Rate for 4+ members

$75 $75 Closed

Running-5K - Under 12 years of age

$20 $20 Closed

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run - 1 Mile Kids Fun Run

$0 $0 Closed

About This Activity

Read on Down the River 5K is an additonal component in this series of community events to benefit Chatfield Elementary School.

"Read on Down the River" is a summer reading initiative to encourage children to continue reading throughout the summer. Along with reading we encourage children to be outdoors and active!   

Funds raised through the Read on Down the River 5K will be matched thanks to Chatfield Masonic Lodge No. 25 A.F. & A.M.  

Revenue raised for Chatfield Elementary School will be used to purchase books, science kits, improve playground equipment, and fund field trips.

Event details and schedule

"Read on Down the River 5K" will take place in Chatfield, MN. With the route winding through the scenic and city views of the beautiful Chosen Valley. Race will start in Groen Park, continuing onto 3rd St./Co. Rd. 2 up a gradual hill onto River street, looping onto Twiford street back onto 3rd street/Co. Rd 2 heading out of town where participants will cross the Root River to Mind Dr. and finish the race back in Groen Park. This route is mostly flat surfaces and a few gradual hills.

Registration packets can be picked up at Studio 223 in Chatfield from 5:30-6:30. Bella brand T-shirts are included in the registration price though August 15th.

Registration can take place anytime, however after August 15, t-shirts are no longer available.

Day of registrations is $30 cash. No checks or credit cards accepted. No T-shirts available.

Race will start promptly at 9:00am.

If you are not able to pick up your packets at Studio 223 in Chatfield on August 26 from 5:30-6:30. Please allow time to pick up your packet from 7:30-8:45 on Saturday August 27th at Groen Park.

Professional timing will be provided by: Wayzata Results Inc.

About "Read on Down the River":

This initiative provides an incentive for Chatfield Elementary students to attain their summer reading goals and encourages them to read all summer long. Avoiding the summer slump!

The first 75 children to complete their summer reading goal will earn a FREE ticket to attend a concert by the Grammy Award winning Okee Dokee Brothers!

ALL Chatfield students that complete their summer reading goal will be entered into a drawing for a chance to earn additional prizes.

The concert will be held at 7pm on September 1, 2016 at the Potter Auditorium in Chatfield, MN.

Additional tickets to attend the concert are for sale. 100% of the ticket sales to be given to Chatfield Elementary.

Tickets can be purchased at:       

There will also be fun in the park prior to the concert on September 1, 2016. Including games, food, a dunk tank, and inflatibles.

In addition to the concert and 5K, we will also host two FREE outdoor family movie nights in Chatfield City Park on July 29th and August 19th

Please like our Facebook page to keep up with all the great community events planned:     

Read on Down the River 5K is brought to you by the following generous sponsors: Chatfield Masonic Lodge No. 25 A.F. & A.M., Studio 223, Big Girl Stickers, Kwik Trip, and Adrenaline Fundraising.

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