Foodie 4 Mile

Event Date

Sat, May 31, 2014


Minneapolis, MN

About This Activity

The Prizes:

Awesome Clothing from MN's Best running store Mill City Running wil be given away for top finisher Men’s and Women’s, First pet finisher, Best Finish Line celebration, Best Food costume, and a special Mill City Running onesie for the first baby crossing the line!!  One more thing: Can you "Beat the Leek?" Last years winner will be trying to run down the field wearing a unique Veggie topper. Cheer him on as he flies by.

 The route:
The Running Bananas are Back!  Come Join us in Northeast Minneapolis as we celebrate Opening Day of our Farmers Market with the Foodie Four Mile, a fun-run/walk. The route will encompass the Historic St. Anthony Falls Historic Milling District and offer stunning downtown views.  Starting in B.F. Nelson Park in Northeast the course follows the Mississippi River crossing the Stone Arch Bridge, through the west-side wooded parks, then returns Northeast on the Plymouth Bridge.  Oh, and watch out for that hill headed to the finish line!!
The Cause:
The Foodie Four Mile is a fundraiser for the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market and the Emergency Foodshelf Network's "Harvest For the Hungry" program. The Emergency Foodshelf Network is an innovative food bank serving the hunger needs of Minnesota’s changing communities. Their Harvest for the Hungry programs purchase fresh, locally-grown produce from CSA farms to provide to Minnesota households facing hunger.  This not only helps local food banks, it supports local farmers producing crops for people, not conglomerates.
 The Swag:

This year we will be giving out a "Mittens for your Kitchen" to all participants in place of the ususal race T-shirt. Emblazened with the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market Logo, these handy Oven Mitts  are guaranteed to fit and are useful to boot.  Plus they looks lovely when worn with last years Chefs Apron.  Look inside the Oven Gloves to find $5 in Market Cash - good for anything at the market all year long.  Head up the street to our opening day, check it out, and buy something yummy for your tummy!  JUST ADDED: Noodles restaurant is giving a Buy One, Get One Free coupon - carb load before the race!!

Post Race Food and Refreshment:
With a name like Foodie Four Mile, you know it's going to be good. Back again are our friends Equal Exchange, Eastside Food Co-op, Chowgirls Catering and Great Harvest Breads to provide the after race smorgasbord. New this year, Emergency Foodshelf Network will bring snacks showing the high quality, nutrious food it provides at their foodshelf. Highlights include bananas, trail mix, wheat biscuits, and amazing cold pressed Equal Exchange iced coffee.

The Fun:


It is our Opening Day at the Northeast Minneapolis Farmers Market!  Walk up after the race and check out our vendor line-up for 2014, we're located 4 blocks away on 7th and University Avenues. The produce may be light, but we'll have food trucks, prepared foods and live music! Come spend your $5 free marketcoupons


Event schedule and times

Race Day Registration:

From 6:50 am to 7:45, run starts at 8:00

SATURDAY MAY 31st, 2014 (week after Memorial Day Weekend)

Packet Pick-Up: You can pick up your oven mitts, market coupons, and race number beginning at 6:50 am on race day at BF Nelson park. Also EARLY PICK UP is available at Mill City Running on Thursday May 29 and Friday May 30 from 4-8 pm.  Mill City Running is our neighbor at 411 E Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Like Us:: For more info and feed back, head to our Facebook Page : search Foodie 4 Mile
Zero Waste Event: We are looking to run a waste-free event. Everything we dispose of on site will be compostable. We are asking if you bring anything to the starting area, please be prepared to take it with you when you leave. Pack it in / pack it out, less waste makes us all lighter and faster. We will have Master Composters on site to answer any questions.

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