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.

23rd Annual Run the Valley

Saturday, April 29, 2017
7:45 am 0.2K Kids Fun Run
8 am 10K run
8:15 am 5K run
8:20 am 5K walk

Start and finish location to be determined.
The 5K and 10K races will be chip-timed.

T-shirts (while supplies last), water stops and post-race complimentary snacks will be provided. Runners’ times are posted at the end of the race at


The certified course runs through residential Golden Valley. Start and finish near the Brookview Community Center entrance, 200 Brookview Parkway.

2012 route

View the certified route maps: 5k Certified Route | 10k Certified Route



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 Community Center, 200 Brookview Parkway (M-F, 8 am-4:30 pm)
    (Special hours: April 14, 1-7 pm; April 15, 9 am-3 pm). 2017 registration form coming soon.
  • By Mail or Fax
    Register by mail or fax anytime, but entry form and fee must be received by April 2017. Fax entry with VISA/Mastercard information to 763-512-2344.
  • Online
    Register online at, or by April 14. There is an additional fee for online registration at zapevent and active.
  • Race Day
    Register at Brookview Community Center on race day between 7 and 7:45 am. 2017 registration form coming soon.

Race Fee

  • $30 by Feb 29
  • $35 March 1 - April 15 by 3 pm
  • $40 on race day from 7 - 7:45 am
  • 5K walk fee - $25 (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.)
  • 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 April 14 (1-7 pm) and April 15 (9 am-3 pm) at Brookview Community Center. All others will be picked up on race day beginning at 7 am.

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

2016 Sponsors


Park Nicollet Clinic
City of Golden Valley


Bassett Creek Dental
Max Loff Real Estate
TruStone Financial


Channel 12/NWCT
Valley Pastries
Gary Metchnek Edina Realty


Al’s Coffee
Caribou Coffee
Finken Water Solutions
General Mills Yoplait USA
Go Health Chiropractic
Old Fashioned Donut Shoppe
Perkins Family Restaurant-Hwy 55
Perkins Family Restaurant-I-394
Road ID

Volunteer Opportunities

Photos by JStar Inspirations Photo