Run the Valley - 5K Race/Walk, 10K Race

Run the Valley, the Golden Valley Human Services Fund's annual 5K/10K race and 5K walk, has become a successful fundraiser for organizations that benefit the community. The GVHSF allocates the funds to local human service organizations.

2017 Run The Valley Pictures (above)
by Stan Waldhauser

24th Annual Run the Valley

Saturday, April 21, 2018
7:45 am 0.2K Kids Fun Run
8 am 10K run
8:10 am 5K run
8:15 am 5K walk

316 Brookview Parkway S,
Golden Valley, MN 55426

The 5K and 10K races will be chip-timed.

T-shirts (while supplies last), water stops and post-race complimentary snacks will be provided.

2018 Results

2018 Routes

The course runs through residential Golden Valley. Start and finish near the Brookview entrance, 316 Brookview Parkway S, Golden Valley, MN, 55426.

- 5K & 10K route map


Commemorative medallions are given to the first place male and female runners in each age category (under 19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+) for both the 5K and 10K Runs. Walkers do not receive awards.


  • In Person
    Register in person at Brookview, 316 Brookview Parkway S (M-F, 8 am-9 pm) with the 2018 registration form
    (special hours: April 19, 1–7 pm; April 20, 9 am–2 pm).
  • By Mail
    Register by mail, but registration form and fee must be received by April 20, 2018.
  • Online
    Register online at by April 20.
  • Race Day
    Register at Brookview on race day between 7 and 7:45 am with the 2018 registration form.

Race Fee

  • $30 by March 1
  • $35 March 2–April 20 by 2 pm
  • $40 on race day from 7–7:45 am
  • $255K walk fee (Includes race number and t-shirt)
  • Children 12 and under may register for $20 when accompanied by an adult.
    (Youth fee includes t-shirt and race number only. Chip timing is not included. To be eligible for a medal, chip timing must be used. All T-shirts are adult sizes.)
  • 0.2K Kids Fun Run - $5 (Includes race number and participation ribbon)

Race Packets and T-shirts

Pre-registered runners can pick up race packets and long-sleeve T-shirts (all T-shirts are adult sizes) April 19 (1–7 pm) and April 20 (9 am–2 pm) at Brookview or on race day beginning at 7 am.

Register by March 1 to guarantee your T-shirt size. The GVHSF will try to accommodate T-shirt size requests after March 1.

2018 Sponsors

Gold ($1.000 and up): City of Golden Valley, CCX Media, Lunds & Byerlys Golden Valley, Optum Golden Valley

Silver ($501-$999): Bassett Creek Dental, Liberty Carton Company (LDI), Salus LLC, dba Anytime Fitness

Bronze ($100-$500): Fluency Digital Inc, Gary Metchnek-Realtor, Oak Grove Church, Snap Fitness

Products and Services: Al's Coffee, Finken Water Treatment, General Mills Yoplait USA, Go Health Chiropractic, Old Fashioned Doughnut Shoppe, Perkins Family Restaurant-394, Valley Pastries

Volunteer Opportunities

Run The Valley is one of the main fundraisers for the Golden Human Services Fund, which helps serve area residents in times of need. Each year many volunteers are needed to help ensure a smooth and safe event for the runners and walkers. Besides having a front row seat to cheer on family and friends who are participating, you'll experience the satisfaction of giving back to your community.

Photos by JStar Inspirations Photo