New Year's Day is the ONLY day you are sure to have your BEST run time of the YEAR!
Prove you’re the “Hardy Minnesotan” the rest of the country talks about by joining the Eden Prairie Women of Today on New Year’s Day in our Fresh Start 5K. You’ll earn extra "Hardy Minnesotan" Points when you walk or run the 3.1 mile (or 1 mile option) trail around Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie, no matter what the weather is - crazy cold, snowing, blowing, raining, or maybe even beautiful & sunny!
Your goose bumps during the Fresh Start 5K will provide a college scholarship to a youth in the community and a donation to the PROP Youth Scholarship Fund!
Grab your fellow crazy Minnesota friends and walk or run the Fresh Start 5K with EPWT! Then brag all year about how YOU completed the Fresh Start 5K on New Year's Day!
NEW THIS YEAR: You can even complete our race this year Virtually! So if you're in a nice warm climate on New Year's Day and you'd like to show off by doing a race in Minnesota, join in with us and we'll send you the T-Shirt and your race bib to display to all of your friends and family!
You can also opt to support this without having to do anything other than donate! See options on the registration page!
Event schedule and times
Day Before Packet Pick-Up: December 31, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm (location TBD)
Registration Available on Day Of Event: January 1, 2016 from 9:00am - 10:30am (Caribou Coffee at Southwest Station)
NOTES: No Access to Restrooms on Site - Please plan accordingly. This is an Outdoor Event on New Year's Day in Minnesota. Run responsibly! Icy patches possible - all efforts to mark rough spots throughout the course will be made. Please know your own limits.
Registration Check-In at Caribou Coffee (SW Station): 9:00am - 10:00am
OR Registration Check-In at Purgatory Creek 10:30am - 10:50am
Fresh Start 5K Walk/Run START: 11:00am on 1/1/2017
Course Closes at 12:30pm
Severe Weather Cancellation Details: If weather conditions are -20F actual temperature the race will be cancelled. Otherwise, show everyone you are a TRUE Hardy Minnesotan by coming rain / shine / hail / snowstorm / and really cold (except if it's lower than -20F actual temperature - 'cause that's just crazy-cold!)!