Walker Methodist



Fitsok Sock Promo extended. Register before May 22, refer a friend and receive a pair!

The June 3rd race is right around the corner and you can be a winner no matter what! Register to run in the 12th Annual Walker Methodist 5k/10k Run & Walk. Then, refer a friend using a personal referral url that we will send to you via email. Once your friend(s) registers, you are the recipient of a free pair of high quality, racing socks!(Limit 5 pair. Offer ends May 15.) Hurry, time is running out!

If you've already registered, just ask your friends to enter your full name when prompted for referral name during their online registration. You will receive a free pair of socks when you pick up your bib number and race t-shirt. Promote via social media and you'll be on your way to a free pair of socks! Free sock link:

Race registration

Socks will be distributed with bib numbers and t-shirts.)

Link to our facebook event page too!


Every year, we hold a 5k and 10k run and walk to help raise money for the Foundation. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in the event. Four-legged friends, strollers, and runners and walkers of all ages are welcome. Last year we had over 500 participants ranging from ages two to 85. Join us!

The course around Lake Harriet is certified, electronically timed, and all participants receive a Walker Methodist t-shirt for their participation. There are prizes awarded to the top female and male finishers in each respective age category.

Many of our residents from various Walker Methodist communities are able to join us at Lake Harriet and enjoy the event’s festivities. They are great cheerleaders and serve as a heartfelt reminder of why so many of us gather together on Saturday morning – to help seniors live life to the fullest.


Whether running, walking, or something in between - every step you take will help support seniors living in our community. Enjoy a morning of fun with family and friends while supporting the Walker Methodist Foundation.

Saturday, June 3, 2017
8:00am Registration Opens
9:00am 10k Starts
9:05am 5k Starts
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy, Minneapolis 55419

Register Here

Frequently Asked Questions for 2017

Where does the race start?
Both races begin on the road next to the Lake Harriet Bandshell parking lot. Look for the banners. The announcer will begin asking runners and walkers to line up approximately 10 minutes prior to race start. The 10k starts at 9:00 am and the 5k starts at 9:05 am.

Can I use a jogging stroller?
Yes. We ask that people with strollers start in the back for both races to avoid any mishaps.

Are there water stations?
Yes. There are two water stations. One at Minnehaha & Lake Harriet Parkways and one at the finish line. For runners and walkers of both races, this means there will be a water stop approximately every 1.5 miles. Bottled water is available after the race as well.

When and where is race packet pickup?
Pre-race packet pick up and in-store registration will be available at Fleet Feet Marathon Sports during store hours from May 27-June 2nd. (2312 West 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN. Near the intersection of 50th Street and Penn Avenue South.) You will be able to pick up your race number and receive your t-shirt at this time.

If not picked up prior to race day, race packets will be available at the registration table near the Bandshell beginning at 8:00 am on June 3rd.

When is the last date to register?
Registration is available up until race day – June 3rd. Registration on June 3 begins at 8:00 am near the Bandshell. (However, we cannot guarantee that your preferred race t-shirt size will be available at that late date.)

In the event the race is shortened or cancelled, all entry fees are nonrefundable.



Two pay parking lots are available near the Bandshell at the north end of Lake Harriet. Parking lots will close around 8:30 to stop automobile traffic on the race course. Free parking is available on Lake Harriet Pkwy or on any of the streets near the lake. Please watch & follow neighborhood parking signs. Carpooling is encouraged.

Race Course

Race Course

The 5k and 10k routes start at the stop sign at the north end of the Bandshell parking lot. The 5k does one complete loop around the lake in a counter-clockwise direction. The 10k does two loops around the lake on the low road. Both races will end at the water pump near the Bandshell. Each mile will be marked.



Both events are chip-timed (if selected at the time of registration). Awards will be presented to the top male and female finishers in the following age categories: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80+. Awards can be picked up at the announcement table near the finish line as results are read. Awards will not be mailed.

A complete listing of results will be available here after the race.

There is no need to return your running chips following the race. Please dispose of properly.


Schedule of Events

8:00 am Check-in, race registration, and t-shirt pick up near the Bandshell

9:00 am 10k Starts

9:05 am 5k Starts


T-Shirts & Refreshments

High quality performance race t-shirts in unisex sizing are available at pre-event packet pick up or at the registration table near the Bandshell at 8:00 am on June 3. We are unable to guarantee the availability of desired t-shirt size for late and on-site registrations.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for runners and walkers near the Bandshell following the race. Additional food and beverages will be available for purchase at the on-site restaurant, Bread & Pickle.



The races will be held in the event of rain. More severe weather will be evaluated. Our priority is the safety of our participants, volunteers, and staff. Watch our Facebook page for weather related messages (you do not need a Facebook account in order to view the page).

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