Loppet Foundation Redesigns Urban Trail Fun Run in Golden Valley
The Loppet Foundation and Sitka Salmon Shares have partnered up to host a virtual 10-kilometer trail run amid the global pandemic.
Instead of a single-race event, participants can register and run anytime between Tuesday and Sunday. Participants can run when they want to and as many times as they want to get their best time, as long as they run in Theodore Wirth Regional Park. About 400 people have signed up so far for the virtual 10k run.
There will be 60 winners that will each receive 2 pounds of fresh salmon as awards from Sitka Salmon Shares. Sitka is a community-supported fishery that delivers wild-caught Alaskan seafood. Sitka is giving away a total of 140 pounds of fresh salmon.
However, there’s a catch.
John Bussey with the Loppet Foundation said winners won’t be chosen by how fast they ran the 10k.
“There’s no need to be stressing out about running fast,” said Bussey. “The biggest prizes out of all of this go to the person who will come in exactly in the middle to the best dance moves on social media to the people who wear the best outfits while running.”
Bussey says they’ve had several people sign up since announcing the changes.
Proceeds from the run will benefit the Loppet Foundation, which provides opportunities and creates passion for year-round outdoor activities and adventures in the Minneapolis area.
- Click here for more information on how to participate.