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5K Scrub Run/Walk

June 10, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Women running outside for sportKick off summer vacation with a fun run along Lake Minnewaska, and support our First Responders!

The GRHS 5K Scrub Run/Walk is a family event, dogs and strollers are welcome! The race is timed, but not officially, with proceeds going toward a local cause – Help for Heroes – paying for mental health for our Pope County First Responders (Help for Heroes is through the Fraternal Order of Police).

Pre-registered participants choose from either a t-shirt or women’s rocker-style tank top.

Whatever your health and fitness goals are, with an attitude of “I can and I will”, you can achieve them. Inspired by Dr. Mark Johnson, everyone at Glacial Ridge Health System wishes you well and encourages you to get active and stay active.

100% of the 2023 Scrub Run profit will benefit our Pope County First Responders. Plus, the back of this year’s t-shirt and tank top states, “First Responders Have Our Backs”.


Schedule of Events:
Online registration ends Thursday, June 8

You can also register at T-shirt pickup:
Friday, June 9 at Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber and Welcome Center in Glenwood – 4-6 pm
Saturday, June 10 at City Park – 7:45-8:30 am

Race: Saturday, June 10 at the Lakeside Ballroom (City Park) Parking Lot – 9 am
Awards at approximately 10:15 am – First Place male and First Place female medal and door prize drawings (must be present to win).

Course: The 5K will start and end at the Lakeside Ballroom parking lot. The course will follow North Lakeshore Drive and loop around the Captains Bar & Grill parking lot. A water station will be provided along the route.

Attire: Good running or walking shoes! Participants are encouraged to wear scrubs for the race or their new Scrub Run shirt.

After the Race: Stretch and rejuvenate. Post-race refreshments will be provided at the finish line.

Pre-Registration: $25 for 16 and older, and $20 for 15 and younger. Plus it includes a cool shirt*.
To ensure you receive a t-shirt or a women’s tank top (advanced registration needed), please register before May 29. * Note: Due to continued supply chain issues, shirts are subject to availability and may be substituted for a different brand, style, or color. Thank you for understanding.

Same-day Registration: Available at the park between 7:45-8:30 am, it’s just $5 more, and shirts are available on a first-come basis.

2 Ways to Register and/or Purchase a Tank/T-shirt:

Download and print a Registration Form. Make checks payable to GRHS. You may drop it off with Hospital Reception or send your check along with the form to Glacial Ridge Health System Attn: Scrub Run, 10 Fourth Avenue SE, Glenwood, MN  56334

Check out the various programs and calendars you can follow to help you train for a 5K.

5K, 10K, Half Marathon Training Plan

Running for Beginners – Six-week Plan

Your first steps include:

  1. Own a very good pair of running shoes. Make sure they are appropriate for your feet and the way you run/walk.
  2. Stay hydrated. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily, or more if it’s hot outside or you’re exerting yourself.

Other good ideas:

  1. Run with a buddy, even if you don’t run at the same pace. You’ll keep each other accountable.
  2. Wear clothes that make you feel good. Yes, your workout clothes can help get your workout started, and they can improve your performance.
  3. Add some strength training to your routine.
  4. Don’t forget to warm up before exercising with dynamic stretching to get your heart and muscles ready to go. Save the 30-second stretches for after your run/walk. Aim for 5 minutes both before and after a strenuous workout.

For more information on training for a 5K, contact the Glacial Ridge Wellness Center at 320.634.2265.

For more information on the race, contact Joanna at Glacial Ridge Health System at 320.334.5539 or email [email protected]. You will get a response within 24 hours, excluding weekends.

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June 10, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Glenwood City Park
180 S Lakeshore Dr, Glenwood, MN 56334
Glenwood, MN 56334 United States


Glacial Ridge Health System