Thumbs Up High 5k

Event Date

Sat, Oct 4, 2014


Elk River, MN

About This Activity

The 1st annual Thumbs Up High 5K race will begin in the Historic Downtown Elk River at McCoy's Irish Pub. The course will run along beautiful Lake Orono during the peak of autumn. There are no major hills and just a few curves as the course follows the lake and back to Downtown Elk River.  The event also includes a free t-shirt, wrist band, and post-race festival complete with live music, kids bounce houses, face-painting, crazy hair, many local vendors and a 1K run for the kiddos!
Let's join together to support mental health and suicide awareness in our community. Together we can #Run4MentalHealth!

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule:

Day of Registration:  7:30am-8:30am

Registration Check-in:  8:30am-9:30am

Opening Ceremonies & Guest Honorary Speaker:  9:30am - 10:00am

Heat 1 - Bikers:  10:00am

Heat 2 - Rollerbladers: 10:05am

Heat 3 - Runners:  10:10am

Heat 4 - Walkers:  10:15am

1K Run for Kids:  11:30am

Live Band & Post Race Festival:  11:30 - 3:00pm

Course will Run from Historic Downtown Elk River Main Street towards Lake Orono, turn left onto Mississippi Road NW, turn right onto Boston Street NW, Right onto Orono Road NW, then a left onto Mississippi Road NW, and finally a right back onto Main Street towards Downtown Elk River.  The finish line is at the intersection of Main Street and Jackson.

There will be ample parking downtown and if we feel the need for shuttle buses we will let you know!

Please bring your event pre-registration receipt if you register online.

Dress for the weather, wear layers.

* Race cancellation and weather policy:  Event may be dalayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, in the event of inclement weather including lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of eminent severe weather which may harm or injure participants, staff, set up crew, and bystanders.  Event time frame includes setup, race and tear down.  All possible attempts will be made to contact those involved by email, website, and social meda.  No refunds or transfers allowed.

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