5k “Run with the Bison” Fun Run

Afton, MN

May 21st, 2022 | Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields

Come celebrate the bison at Belwin Conservancy! Join us for Belwin's annual 5K "Run with the Bison" Fun 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-artists, guided nature hikes, food trucks and live music! The festival runs from 10 AM - 2 PM.
The Belwin Bison Festival celebrates the bison's critical ecological role in restoring and maintaining our prairie. Come celebrate their return with us!

Be prepared for the weather because the event is rain or shine. ________________________________________________________________________

Course

The 5k will start on Division Street, and run you through two of Belwin's beautiful restored prairies: the tallgrass 'Bison Prairie', that has been maintained by bison for the past 12 years, and 'Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields' prairie.

Race Start Time is 10 AM!

**Note: The bison will be released into the prairie after the race. 

**Check-in begins at 9 AM at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields (There will be a station for check in and same day registration within the tent). 
 
**Line-up starts at 9:45 AM and the starting line is a 10 minute walk south through the        prairie from the check-in.
 
**The parking fee is waived for runners.

**Be prepared for the weather because the event is rain or shine.
 
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Registration

Register by April 27th to receive a bandana!

5k "Run with the Bison" Fun Run 

$20.00 online registration (available through May 20th, 12:00 NOON)
$25.00 same day registration (in person, payable with cash, credit card, or check)

* Youth 12 years and under run for FREE! They still need to register by a parent or guardian through the online system, or sign a waiver on the day of the race *

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Schedule
Throughout the day, live music, interactive eco-arts, prairie activities, native plant sales, and food trucks will be in full swing at the event tent.

9 AM: Runners check-in
9:45 AM: Runners line up
10 AM: 5k starts
10 AM - 12 PM: Live music, activities in the tent, food trucks
12 - 1 PM: Arrival of the bison herd
1 PM - 2 PM: Live music, activities in the tent, food trucks

**Be prepared for the weather because the event is rain or shine.

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Proceeds
All proceeds and donations support native habitat restoration and environmental education at Belwin Conservancy. 

For More Information Visit: belwin.org
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Parking
Parking is available at Belwin's Lucy Winton Bell Athletic Fields. $10 per car. FEE WAIVED FOR RUNNERS. (No parking on Division Street)
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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 21, 2022

Saturday

10:00 AM

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