The Cookie 5k is a fun run/walk around Como Lake twice starting near the pavilion.
Participants can choose race swag and will receive cookies with registration.
There are prizes (including a year's supply of cookies for the winner!), awarded to top three finishers, plus drawings for lots of other great prizes.
100% of profit from registrations goes to HeroSearch.org, a St. Paul nonprofit that helps your unwanted donation items make an impact in the community.
We are partnering with Cookie Cart because their cookies are awesome and their mission to empower youth is even more awesome. Additional cookies will be available at the race for purchase and 100% of those cookie sale profits go to Cookie Cart.
Because making an impact in our community is in our DNA, we are collecting donation items for local area youth experiencing homelessness. (See list of needs at HeroSearch.org Events/Cookie 5k page)
START TIME: 8:00am
REGISTER TODAY FOR DISCOUNTS:
EARLY BIRD PRICE: $30.00 early bird registration *until March 15*
$5 off / person family discount for groups of 3 or more (It's the day before Mother's Day - Come celebrate with your family!)
$5 off if you choose a baseball cap vs a T-shirt or if you choose no swag item.
You know the need is out there.... How can you help?
Children facing poverty, people experiencing homelessness, and women and men entering the workforce after major life challenges - All kinds of people are in urgent need of warm clothing this time of year. There are many incredible organizations serving people who most need it.
It's easy to help.... just go to HeroSearch.org.
Here are some examples:
Emergency programs and shelters
Programs like STEP (Saint Louis Park Emergency Program) respond to critical and emergency needs in the community. They need warm outerwear like jackets, coat, mittens, and winter boots for families and individuals. More info: STEP
Young people experiencing homelessness
Organizations like The Link and YouthLink serve youth and young families when they need it most. With winter fast approaching, cold-weather items of all kinds and for all ages are appreciated, from coats and boots to new warm socks to gently used clothing. More information at The Link and YouthLink
Do you have dressy outerwear to share?
Ready for Success and Dress for Success are two organizations that serve people who need gently-used and new professional clothing, accessories, for job interviews and the workplace. At this time of year, they need professional, seasonal outerwear like coats, gloves, and scarves. More information at Ready for Success and Dress for Success.
Find out where your stuff can make a difference.