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August Family-Friendly Event

When and Where

The 5K

** Limited Time Pricing **


The 5K is our one big fundraiser for the year. It makes Donate Good Stuff possible and supports the Eco Fair. Your support means everything to us! And it makes the world a better, more connected, and less wasteful place.
  • 8:30am Start
  • Chipped timing on approved Como Lake course
  • Professionally managed by Anderson Race
  • ​Open to all: competitive & fun-runners/walkers
The 5K route will take you from the Eco Fair grounds near the Conservatory, through Como Park, around beautiful Como Lake, and back to the Eco Fair so you can enjoy a cool down while learning cool stuff about living sustainably. Bring family and friends!

Eco Fair

Learn and experience how to live a more environmentally friendly life with ​creative & interactive exhibits, and activities for all ages.

Demos, mini-classes, hands-on learning, creative & interactive experiences for all:

  • Reuse and up-cycle Ideas
  • Donation Stations
  • MN Pocket Pet Rescue ambassadors
  • Garden seed ball project with MNSeed
  • Fix-it clinic
  • Learn about the MN Tool Library
  • Reduce your carbon footprint
  • So much more!

COVID Precautions

Social distancing. Whenever possible, social distancing will be observed by asking participants to spread out.

Sanitizing. Hand sanitizer will be available for participants to use. If you have a certain kind of hand sanitizer you prefer, please bring that along with you.

Restrooms. There a portapotties onsite.

Health screening. Please stay home if you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, sore throat, cough, or shortness of breath. We ask that all participants evaluate their health before attending a program.

Dress for the weather.

Upcoming Events


Bike Ride on the Luce Line Trail with STEM Activities and Education about alternative transportation


Exploring Climate Change with Faith-Based Communities 


Passive house tours. What are “passive houses?” Houses that don’t need a furnace or an air conditioner. Yes, even in MinneSNOWta! 

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