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

23rd Annual Run the Valley

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

NOTE: Different location in 2017
Davis Community Center at Meadowbrook School
5430 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley, MN 55422

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

2017 Overall Race Results


2017 Routes

The course runs through residential Golden Valley. Start and finish near the Davis Community Center entrance, 5430 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley, MN.

2012 route

View the 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.


Race Fee

  • $30 by Feb 28
  • $35 March 1–April 28 by 3 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.)
  • 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 27 (1-7 pm) and April 28 (9 am-3 pm) at Brookview Community Center. All others will be picked up on race day (at Davis Community Center) 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.

2017 Sponsors


City of Golden Valley
Lund's & Byerly's–Golden Valley
Optum–Golden Valley


Park Nicollet Clinic
Legacy Rehabilitation Group


Accord Financial Strategies
Anytime Fitness–Crystal & New Hope
Bassett Creek Dental
BNC National Bank
CCX Media
Gary Metchnek Edina Realty
Liberty Carton Company (LDI)
Oak Grove Church
Relative Strength
Snap Fitness
TruStone Financial–Golden Valley
Voyen Chiropractor


Al’s 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
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