Mission Possible 5K - CANCELED

Event Date

Sat, May 16, 2020


Northfield, MN

About This Activity

The Mission Possible 5K is a chip-timed*, but casual, family-friendly walk/run on a mostly flat course in the shadow of St. Olaf College. Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcome.


$100 Run-n-Fun gift certificates for fastest male and female
All participants eligible for random giveaways.
T-shirts for all who register for the 5K or the "0K" before May 2.

The event will support two great causes working to make a difference against nearly impossible odds: 

  1. St. Dom's Youth Mission Trip - A group of 55 youth and chaperones from the Church of St. Dominic will travel to and serve the people of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana this summer. Because of the reservation’s isolated location, residents have suffered high unemployment and extreme poverty. The cost for the trip is $750/person or more than $40,000 for the group.
  2. Team Jill's fundraiser for Project Purple, which funds pancreatic cancer research and hardship grants for people fighting the disease. With a 5-year survival rate of about 10%, pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Despite its mortality rate, pancreatic cancer receives only 5% of funds allocated by the government for cancer research. 


Can’t attend but would like to support our causes? Visit the Donate page to contribute any amount you’d like. 

Race Day Schedule

7:45-8:15 AM - Packet Pick up and Race-Day Registration
8:30 AM - 5K start

Early-bird rate ends May 2 at midnight CDT; online registration closes May 13 at 11 AM CDT.

*Chip timing donated by Bob Ertl and Fast Finish Results

Sponsorships Available

Interested in gaining visibility for your business or organization by sponsoring this event? Contact: Therese Smiens at (612) 310-4030 or therese_smiens@yahoo.com  or Rick Nelson at ricknelson1209@gmail.com.  

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