Downtown Run Around 5K with Mile in My Shoes

Join us for the 2nd Annual Downtown Run Around 5K with Mile in My Shoes!  Mile in My Shoes is dedicated to “running together to change perceptions and to change lives”. We do this by bringing together residents of local homeless shelters & halfway houses with local runner volunteers, who train together 2-3 times a week.

The Downtown Run Around will be the very first 5K race for dozens of MiMS’s program participants. Whether you’re looking to PR or to see our community in action, this event is sure to inspire! And 100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to MiMS, a 501(c)(3) organization.

8:30 AM - Kid's Half Mile Race

9:00AM - 5K Race

Post-race party will immediately follow the 5K, including: Fruit, popsicles, freshly-flipped flapjacks by Mill City Running, overall awards & door prizes.

Race Day Info

Race Day Registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. ($5 for Half Mile, $35 for 5k).

5K participants will receive a vintage race tee. Participants in the Half Mile will receive finisher medals.  Note: Shirts cannot be guaranteed for race-day registrations.

Packet Pick-up will begin at 7:30 a.m. 


Kid's race wil be out-and-back on Stone Arch Bridge 

5K Route


Parking is available in nearby lots on the west side of the Stone Arch Bridge and on local streets on either side of the river.   Please check parking meter rules as they are enforced on Sundays.


We are very excited to announce two Downtown Run Around Platinum Sponsors: Spack Consulting & Hennepin Healthcare. Thank you for helping make the Downtown Run Around a huge success!