Thursday, September 15, 2005

Purgatory Creek 10k Race and Family Fun Walk - Sat Sept 17th

OK, this is a bit of a shameless plug, but here goes.

A friend of mine works for the Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District, and she's worked her heart out organizing a 10k run/walk this Saturday morning to benefit the watershed.

It's been a long time since I've done a shorter running race like this, but I'll be participating to show my support.

First, a little background on the watershed district (lifted either in part, or verbatim, from their website) ...

"The Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District encompasses 50 square miles in surface area surrounding Riley, Purgatory and Bluff Creeks. The District is located in portions of two Minnesota counties, Hennepin and Carver. There are seven suburban Minneapolis cities that fall partially within the district. They are: Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, and Shorewood."

"The watershed district has many roles, including working with other government bodies to regulate stormwater runoff, improve water quality, and provide recreation. They also work with developers on any project that proposes to alter floodplains, wetlands or streams. The watershed district requires permits for such projects to ensure that land use changes do not negatively impact water quality and flood protection, and to provide and opportunity for citizen input on water related issues."

"The district has worked with municipalities to construct water quality and flood control projects such as the Chain of Lakes and the Purgatory Recreation Area Staring Lake Outlet."

So this event is a fundraiser to support a good cause, and I'm posting it here in hopes of spreading the word. I know many people are training for running races this fall, and this event might coincide nicely with training schedules (or be a good opportunity to baseline your performance, or whatever.)

Saturday, Sept 17th
  • Race day registration starts at 7:45AM - 9AM
  • 10k race starts at 9AM.
  • 2.5 mile family fun walk starts at 9:30AM.

Online registration is $15, race day registration is $20, including an "I've been to Purgatory and Back" t-shirt. Gotta like that.

They'll also have kite flying demos for the kiddies.

Online Registration and Info