The Big Fat Greek 5K: September 7th • Lake Calhoun • 6:30pm

You might not have a Yia-yia or know how to make baklava from scratch, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be part of the Big Fat 5k! Help us kick off the Taste of Greece, Minneapolis’s largest celebration of Greek culture by raising money for researcher’s at University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital to cure rare diseases. The run begins Friday evening at beautiful Lake Calhoun and ends under the food and music tents at the Taste of Greece. All registrants will receive complimentary food/drink tickets to start the evening off right. Opa!

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Some of the highlights include:

• Top male and female 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes from the Running Room
• After-party tickets included with each adult registration to the Taste of Greece
• Kid’s Toga Race
• Greek-themed Photo Booth


Packet Pickup

  • 4:30 PM-8:00 PM on Thursday Sept 6, 2018 (Uptown, Minneapolis Running Room (1433 West Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55408)
  • Just prior to the race at race start location, starting at 5 PM, Sept 8, 2017

Pre-Race Activities

  • Hair coloring (Kid’s Tent)
  • Greek-Themed Pictures (Photo Booth)

Race Start Times

  • 6:00 PM – Zumba warm-up (Main Stage)
  • 6:30 PM – Kid’s Toga Race (Start Line)
  • 6:40 PM – Start of 5K Run (Start Line)
  • 6:45 PM – Start of 5K Walk (Start Line)

Post-Race Activities

  • 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM Post-race party (Taste of Greece, 34th & Irving)
  • 8:00 PM – Award Presentation (Taste of Greece)
Registration Prices:
Individual Adult Walker/Runner (18 and older) – $25-$35 (includes T-shirt and 6 festival after-party tickets)
Youth (13-17 years old) $10 (does not include T-shirt or festival after-party tickets)
Children (12 & under) – FREE (but must still register to participate in the Kid’s Dash)
Team Members – $25-30

More Race Day Info:

  • PARKING – The closest pay parking lot to the 5K Start/Finish line is the Lake Calhoun Richfield Road Parking Lot, situated between Lake Calhoun & Lakewood Cemetary. But we suggest parking in the neighborhood close to the Taste of Greece so you’re closest to the after-party (3450 Irving Ave S., Minneapolis)

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