Big Gay Race
Now in its third year, the Big Gay Race 5K has become a symbol of a diverse community of Minnesotans coming together in support of love, commitment, marriage, and family.
We have so much to celebrate this year! Since last year’s race, Minnesotans not only came together to vote NO on a hurtful constitutional amendment, but we were also victorious in urging the Minnesota Legislature to pass the freedom to marry – which Governor Dayton signed into law on May 14, 2013.
But those who oppose the freedom to marry are already hard at work trying to repeal the historic and bipartisan legislation that the Minnesota Legislature passed. It’s now up to use to come together once more as a community to support our lawmakers – Republican and Democrat – who voted “yes” for marriage this year! All proceeds from the 2013 Big Gay Race will go to support the efforts of the MN United PAC.
Invite as many of your friends as possible to register for The Big Gay Race on September 28, 2013.
Walkers are welcome, and will probably make up about half of the entire field. So no excuses!
- $25.00 Early Bird Registration: Available until September 1st, 2013.
- $30.00 Regular Registration: Available September 1 – September 27 at 11:00pm.
- $35.00 Race Day registration: Available from 7 – 9 a.m. at the start/finish area
NOTE: We are expecting a very large crowd this year at the Big Gay Race! We are very excited about the enthusiasm and energy that this race will bring to the Saint Anthony Main neighborhood. Please plan ahead to arrive early and take public transit, bike, or carpool to get to the race. Thanks!
The race begins on Main Street under the Central Ave bridge. The out-and-back course runs down historic St. Anthony Main Street and then crosses the Stone Arch Bridge with a fantastic view of downtown Minneapolis. Next, it runs up West River Parkway, turns around, re-crosses the Stone Arch Bridge and ends in Father Hennepin Park. The race is 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) long. Miles 1, 2, and 3 will be marked.
There will be no formal “team” registration for the 2013 Big Gay Race.
Please feel free to run and participate as a team, but each person must register individually.
There will be one water stop around the halfway point of the course.
Clocks and Timing:
Official results will not be kept. A display clock will be at the finish line, so watch for your time!
Packet Pick Up:
Packet pick up will be available from 7 a.m. at the at the start/finish area (65 Main St. Southeast in Minneapolis).
Transportation and Parking:
For a map of nearby bus stops and parking facilities, please click here.
Please leave your pets at home on race day.
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