5K Run With The Bison

Afton, MN

May 18th, 2019 | Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields

Come celebrate the bison at Belwin Conservancy! Join us for Belwin's annual 5K "Run with the Bison" fun trail run! This family friendly, untimed run is open to runners and walkers of all skill levels. Our 5K is part of our annual Belwin Bison Festival which includes our Bison Release, interactive Eco-arts, 5K Run with the Bison, live music and food trucks.  The festival runs from 10am-2pm.

Bring a chair and picnic blanket and enjoy the day! The Belwin Bison Festival celebrates the bison's critical ecological role and ability to teach Belwin how to maintain and improve our native restored prairie. We are also excited to announce that there will be a traditional Ojibwe prayer for the well-being of the bison.
 
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*Note: The bison will be released into their prairie after the race. 
 
*All proceeds from the 5K "Run With The Bison" fun trail run go to support Belwin Conservancy's bison program. 
 
-The race starts at 10:00am, rain or shine!
 
-Check-in begins at 9:00am at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields (There will be a tent at the South end of the fields) 
 
-Line-up starts at 9:45am and the starting line is a brief .25 mile walk south through the prairie from the check-in
 
-Parking is free at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields (No parking on Division Street)
 
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Course

The 5K will start on Division Street. The trail run will guide you through two of Belwin's beautiful restored prairies: our tallgrass 'Bison Prairie' that has been maintained by bison for the past 11 years, and the prairie surrounding Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields.

Start Time: 10:00 AM

Course Route

 

Registration

5K Run With The Bison 
Online:         $20.00 (Available through May 17th, 12:00 NOON)
Same Day:   $25.00 (Cash, Check, or Credit Card)


5K Run With The Bison & Donation to Belwin's Bison Program
Online:         $70.00 (Available through May 17th, 12:00 NOON)

Same Day:   $75.00 (Cash, Check, or Credit Card)


* Youth 12 years and under run for free! They must still be registered by parent or guardian through the online system or sign a waiver on race day.

* Register by May 1st to receive a bandana!

Schedule

9:00AM - 9:45AM ------------------Packet Pickup/Check-In (Same Day Registration available)
9:45AM  ----------------------------Race Line-Up
10:00AM -------------------------5K Start
10:00AM - 2:00PM -----------------interactive Eco-arts, Live music & Food trucks


Parking

Parking is free and available at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields

 

Proceeds

All proceeds and donations go to the benefit of Belwin Conservancy.  

Not able to register but would still like to make a donation?  Click Here

For More Information Visit: www.belwin.org

 

Refund Policy

The Race Organizers reserve the right to cancel this event at any time due to inclement weather and/or safety concerns. In any instance the event WILL NOT BE RESCHEDULED.

No Refunds. Substitutions may be considered upon request.

Please Join Us For Our 1st Annual 5K "Run With The Bison" Trail Run! In partnership with NorthStar Bison and the YMCA of Woodbury, come and welcome a herd of juvenile male bison from NorthStar Bison to their summer home. This event is designed to celebrate the bison’s critical role in helping Belwin maintain and improve our restored prairie. All proceeds and donations will go towards maintaining the prairie for the bison and you! The event also
Please Join Us For Our 1st Annual 5K "Run With The Bison" Trail Run! In partnership with NorthStar Bison and the YMCA of Woodbury, come and welcome a herd of juvenile male bison from NorthStar Bison to their summer home. This event is designed to celebrate the bison’s critical role in helping Belwin maintain and improve our restored prairie. All proceeds and donations will go towards maintaining the prairie for the bison and you! The event also

When & Where

May 18, 2019

Saturday

10:00 AM

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