Family & Dog Friendly 5K Walk/Run
The BENCHS 1st Annual Family/Dog-Friendly FUN RUN/WALK 5K is open to adults, children and leashed, crowd-friendly dogs of all activity levels. This is an untimed event and will take place through two of lower North Mankato/Mankato area scenic park trails. Post finish line activities will include local vendors, snacks, water, pizza concessions and more.
DATE: September 30, 2023
TIME: 8-8:30am Packet Pick-up; 8:45am Opening Ceremony; 9am 5K followed by post finish events
ONLINE REGISTRATION DATES and FEES:
July 1 – Sept. 8, 2023:
Adults: $35, Includes T-shirt and Dog Bandana; Youth, 5-12: $20, Includes T-shirt only
**Register early: T-shirts and Dog Bandana included only if registered by Sept. 8, 2023**
Sep. 9 – Sep. 27, 2023:
Adults: $35, DOES NOT include T-shirt and Dog Bandana; Youth, 5-12: $20, DOES NOT include T-shirt
In-Person Registration During Packet Pickup (See dates and times below):
Sept 27 – 30, 2023:
IN-PERSON REGISTRATION and PACKET PICK-UP
Adults: $40, DOES NOT include T-shirt or Dog Bandana; Youth, 5-12: $20, DOES NOT include T-shirt
PAYMENT: Cash, Venmo, PayPal, No Checks
Wednesday, September 27th 6-8pm BENCHS 1250 N River Drive, Mankato
Friday September 29th 2-4pm BENCHS 1250 N River Drive, Mankato
September 30th 8am-8:30am at Registration Table
WEATHER: Sorry, no refunds – The race will go on, rain or shine! In the event of inclement weather there will be indoor activities offered.
PARKING: Parking is available in the parking lot across from Spring Lake Swimming Pool/Warming House.
DOG SAFETY POLICIES
•Bring dog waste bags, CLEAN UP DOG WASTE
**Bring $1 per dog to enter Doggy Doo Lottery – See details below
•All dogs on a leash held at no more than 4 feet length
•No Retractable leashes
•Stay 2 feet from other dogs, do not try to make friends
•Do not pet unfamiliar dogs unless you are invited
•Kids should never pet an unfamiliar dog
Doggy Doo Lottery: Bring $1 for a wrist band for a 50/50 drawing at 10:30am
At registration table enter your dog’s (or any pet) first and last name into drawing – Must be present
**If your dog DOES Poo along the trail, turn in your dog waste bags to the registration table after crossing the finish line and receive a coupon for a free doggy donut from the Doggy Donut stand.