Run The Valley While Assisting Local Human Service Organizations

How can you give back to your community and have fun at the same time? Run The Valley, coming up April 13, provides one opportunity to do just that. Now is the time to sign up to walk or run and help make Golden Valley a better place.

Each year Run The Valley raises money for the Golden Valley Human Services Commission (GVHSC). The Commission then advises the City Council regarding how to allocate the money to organizations that benefit Golden Valley residents in need.

One organization the GVHSC works with is Helping Us Grow (HUG). HUG provides support to families prenatal and postpartum up to a child’s second birthday, including home visits with a licensed Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) specialist and information on community resources. HUG partners with non-profit The Diaper Bank, MN to collect new diapers, pull-ups, and wipes for families struggling with this daily need. In 2018, the GVHSC allocated $5,000 to HUG.

“My wife and I want to thank you so much. I lost my job and it has been very, very tight. This has helped lift the load for us.” Golden Valley dad, HUG

2019 Run The Valley

Starting and finishing at Brookview (316 Brookview Pkwy S), the morning will kick off at 7:45 am with a 0.2K Kids Fun Run. The 10K race begins at 8 am, followed by the 5K race at 8:10 am and the 5K walk at 8:15 am.

The race fee is $35 until March 14, $40 March 15-April 12, and $45 on race day. Those signing up for the 5k walk can register for $25, and kids signing up for the 0.2k Fun Run can register for $5. Children 12 and under may register for $20 when accompanied by an adult entry. All registered runners and walkers will receive a T-shirt. Sizes guaranteed if registered by March 1. Registering can be done online, by mail, and in person at Brookview.

Visit the Run The Valley page on the City website for more information or contact GVHSC Staff Liaison Brian Erickson at 763-512-2366.

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