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Two-time Olympic, four-time world champion, who broke more than 27 world records. Ethiopian long-distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie's message of support to MN LAKES 5K RUN participants:-


የሁለት ጊዜ የኦሎምፒክ ፣ የአራት ጊዜ የዓለም ሻምፒዮኑ  እና ከ27 ጊዜ በላይ የአለም ሬከርድ የሰበረዉ ኢትዮጵያዊው የረጅም ርቀት ሩጫ ዝነኛ ሀይሌ ገብረስላሴ ለMN LAKES 5K RUN ተሳታፊዎች ያስተላለፈው የድጋፍ መልዕክት፡-














Event Details: "MN Lakes 5k Run"

Date: June 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM CDT
Location: Veterans Park Memorial, Richfield, MN


About the Event:
Join us for the inaugural "MN Lakes 5k Run" organized by the 2000 Million Wolde Running Club. Led by Olympic gold medalist Million Wolde, this event promises an exhilarating experience for all participants.

Who Should Attend:
Open to Everyone


  • Enjoy vibrant Traditional Ethiopian Dance performances

  • Participate in a traditional Coffee Ceremony

  • Experience captivating Cultural Performances

Sponsorship Opportunities Available:
Support our vision of community engagement, cultural celebration, and health promotion. Become a sponsor today!


For more information, sponsorship details, or to get involved:

Registration Details:​ 

Click to here purchase your tickets. Link is also available on our home page. 

  • Open: Monday April 1st 3:00 PM CDT

  • Close: June 28th, 11:59 PM CDT

  • Included with Registration: Drinks, access to cultural events, and weekly practice sessions with Million Wolde.

  • Race numbers will be handed on Friday June 28 out from 9:00am - 12:00pm and  2:00pm - 5:00pm. Additionally, Saturday June 29, 9:00am -12:00 pm and 2:00 - 3:00pm. Location will be at the Veteran Park. Check in will begin starting 4:00PM CDT. Race will start at 5:00PM.


Cancellation Policy:

The event will take place rain or shine. In the event of severe weather persisting after a reasonable delay, the event may be called off. The Race Director reserves the right to modify or cancel the race for various reasons, with no refunds of race entry fees. Participants must acknowledge and accept the associated risks.

Updates will be posted on the website, and registered participants will receive email updates as necessary.


Our sponsors and partners play a vital role in supporting the MN Lakes 5K Run. Please consider supporting them and expressing gratitude for their support of our event.


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