Come join The Second Prison Project™ for its inaugural “Second Chances 5K Run/Walk!” Come run for a loved one, on your own behalf, or for a friend who is in need of a second chance.
America’s criminal justice system has exploded over the past 40 years and today almost everyone knows someone who has served time. The long-term punitive effects of having a criminal record—no matter how minor—can cripple meaningful opportunities for a second chance and becoming a “second prison.”
This “second prison” is a reality for over 65 million Americans and costs the American economy over $65 billion in economic output.
The Second Prison Project is a movement of people raising up a collective voice to expose the second prison in America and to promote the value of those with a criminal conviction through acts of service, advocacy, and leadership.It envisions a world with no second prison—a world where men and women are valued and freed to give back at their highest potential.
At the Second Chances 5K Run/Walk, the giveaways, rally, and excitement surrounding the Second Chances 5K Run/Walk will prove that it is not just a race, but a one-of-a-kind event that is part of a national movement. You might also be interested to know that The Second Prison Project has partnered with Shakopee and Lino Lakes Correctional facilities to host 5K events at the same time, where incarcerated people will be running for the second chance to be a productive citizen.
The Second Prison Project, Prison Fellowship, Concordia University, Minnesota Second Chance Coalition, and the Minnesota Department of Corrections are sponsors for these events.
Event details and schedule
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration: 7:30a
5K Start: 9a
5K is chrono track timed. Awards will be given after the event.
Parking When you arrive at Sea Foam Stadium at Concordia University St. Paul, please park in lots E and H. There will be parking attendants to direct you. Click here to view the map.
Registration Please arrive at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. Look for the Second Prison Project's orange table and registration banner. This is where you'll sign in.
Teams We have 22 teams registered for the 5K! If you registered with a team, please be sure to represent it with coordinating hats, headbands, apparel, or signs. This will make you look pretty awesome on video. If you aren't on a team, it's not too late to start one and invite your friends!
The Run You can take a sneak peek at the race route here.
Scholarship Opportunity: Scholarships are available for those in the “second prison” whom are unable to pay for the race, but would like to participate and show their support for second chances. If awarded, you will be contacted via email and the scholarship will pay for the $25 registration fee. Apply here
Race cancellation and weather policy: Events may be delayed, shortened or in rare circumstances cancelled, in the event of inclement weather including lightening, wind, heat, snow, or the threat of imminent 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 media. No refunds or transfers allowed.