Guy Miller Memorial


Event Date

Sat, Sep 20, 2014


Manvel, ND

About This Activity

Online Registration is CLOSED. You can register in-person at the Minto Community Center on Friday, September 19th from 3-7PM & Saturday, September 20th from 7-8AM.

Gregory Miller

JANUARY 9, 1958 - April 29, 2013

Gregory “Guy” Miller, 55, of Minto, ND was swept away in the raging spring floodwaters on April 29, 2013. His body was recovered September 7, 2013.

Guy was born January 9, 1958 in Grafton, ND, the son of John "J.D." (deceased) and Marlys (Peterka) Miller. He was the second oldest of seven children. He attended school in Minto and graduated in 1976. Guy attended Wahpeton State School of Science, AVTI in East Grand Forks, MN, and the University of North Dakota.

Guy lived and farmed in the rural Minto area. He was everything: a father, a son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and friend. He was also an electrician, carpenter, mason and concrete stamper, plumber, pilot, photographer, and comedian. He loved spending time with his son, Gavin, and enjoyed the warmth of the Arizona sun in the winter. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Veseleyville, ND.

Guy is survived by his son, Gavin Guy Miller, Park River; Mother: Marlys Miller, Minto; Siblings: Connie (Dan) Syrup, Grand Forks; Kelly (Brian) Schanilec, Forest River; John (Dawn) Miller Jr., Minto; Mary (Brian) Schuster, Minto; Anthony (Kimberly) Miller, Grand Forks; Katie (Gerard) Marino, Boston, MA. Also surviving are 31 nieces and nephews. Guy was preceded in death by his grandparents, Helen (Wellenger) and Floyd Miller; Agnes (Kadlec) and John “Jack” Peterka, Sr.


As his family’s way to remember Guy, they started the Guy Miller Memorial. In order to give back to those who helped search and recover Guy’s body, the Guy Miller Memorial 5K Run/Walk was established. The proceeds of this first annual 5K will benefit the Northeast Regional Water Operations Team.

Event details and schedule

General Info

*Race day: Saturday, September 20th

*Time: 9:00am

*Starting Location: Minto Community Center- Minto, ND

*The Guy Miller Memorial is 5 Kilometers long or 3.1 miles.

*All proceeds from the 2014 event will benefit the Northeast Regional Water Operations Team in Grand Forks, ND.


June 1st

*Online Registration Opens

*Registration Price $25

*FREE T-shirts for those who register before September 6th

September 6th

*Last day to get a free t-shirt with your race registration (must be done online)

September 18th

*Online Registration Closes at 11PM

September 19th

*In-person registration from 3-7PM.

*Registration price $30

*T-shirt pickup for those that registered online before September 6th

September 20th

*In-person registration from 7-8AM.

*Registration price $35

*T-shirt pickup for those that registered online before September 6th.


Canadian currency will not be accepted on-site

Race Refunds / Transfers

It is under the policy of the Guy Miller Memorial 5K that under no circumstances a registered participant can collect any amount of refund in regards to registration fees. Transfers to another individual are also not allowed under any circumstances.

Weather Policy

As we realize the time and commitment for participants to take part in the race, as prudent hosts of the event with a safety first attitude, race officials may cancel, delay or change the event in case of extreme weather or other conditions that may affect the safety and health of the participants. In the event of cancellation, refunds will not be issued. Examples of extreme weather include:

• Lightning or the immediate threat of lightning

• Extreme heat or anticipated extreme heat

• Extreme cold or anticipated extreme cold

• Heavy precipitation (rain, sleet, snow)

• High winds

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