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Lupus Walk for Hope & 5K Run

  • Essex Park 5455 West River Road Northwest Rochester, MN, 55901 United States (map)

Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run – Rochester

Date(s) – 24 Sep 2016

Time – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Where – Essex Park, Rochester, MN

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Funding research and support, stride by stride and side by side. Join the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota for our 16th Annual Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run – Rochester.

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) has funded lupus research for 40 years, working for four decades in Minnesota to realize our vision of a world without lupus. While working toward finding a cure, we support those impacted by this chronic, autoimmune disease and promote a deeper understanding of the disease.

5K RUN: (3.1 mile)

The 5K is open to walkers or runners and will take you through woodlands, around streams, and through beautiful Essex Park on a combination of  paved and turf trails. Although this is a non-competitive 5K (and not a certified distance), a timing clock will be available to you onsite.

Registered participants receive a premier race shirt and race bib.


Designed for people of all ages and abilities, the walk is approximately one mile. A shorter, gentler trail of paved paths will guide you through beautiful woods and along the waters of the beautiful park.  The walk is not timed. All registered participants will receive a 2016 Walk for Hope t-shirt.


Register today at the Lupus Walk/5K – Rochester Registration and Fundraising Site.

Online registration allows you to:

  • Register as an individual or as a team
  • Create your customized fundraising page
  • Set individual and/or team fundraising goals
  • Have access to emails templates to send to your contacts to collect donations or invite others to join your team


9:00 – 10:00 a.m.      Registration/Silent Auction Opens
10:15 a.m.                     Welcome, Pre-Event Program and Warm-Ups
10:30 a.m.                     Lupus Walk for Hope and 5K Run Starts
Post Walk/5K               Program, Refreshments, Silent Auction, Entertainment


  • Walk for Hope (approximately 1 mile)
  • Lupus 5K (3.1 miles timed fun run)
  • Silent Auction
  • Program
  • Live Entertainment
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