Donut Day Fun Run


*The date for the 2016 Donut Day Fun Runs is December 3rd, 2016.  We are also changing the start time to 9:00am, so no excuses for getting up and joining the fun.

Donut Day Fun Runs are back!  Inspired by two of my favorite things, running and donuts.  Get together with other local runner, get out and for a run, support local businesses and eat donuts what more could you want.  We basically all meet up at Lake Nokomis beach, say a few words and we all head out on various distances stopping at local bakeries along the way.  Past years we have had over 150 runners participate and we hope to have even more this year.

We are making some minor changes to help accommodate the increased expected runners, so PLEASE review updated COURSE INFORMATION.  The start/finish will be at the Lake Nokomis Main Beach again where there should be plenty of parking.  (Please note that there is one singular port-a-potty there so plan accordingly.)  We will again be offering three different distances (5 miles, 10 miles and 17 miles).  All runners are welcome these are all meant to be fun runs, so no official time or results will be kept this is not meant to be a race.  I may or may not declare a winner at the end purely based on my own opinion, again I will be accepting bribes in the form of cash or donuts.

Donut Day 25K Minneapolis Fun Run from Gilmour Creative on Vimeo.

Registration is now OPEN!!!  Please register for this event so that we can get an idea of how many runners will be there.  Again there is no registration fees for this event.  I hope that everyone can make it and please let me know if you have comments, recommendations or questions.

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Donut Day 25K Facebook Page

Start Time: Saturday Dec. 3rd 2015 at 9AM

There will be limited water available at the start/finish and these routes will be UNSUPPORTED so please plan accordingly.

Weather: Weather in Minnesota is always great, but just in case there are weather issues I will be updating this page and emailing anyone who has registered, if you have any questions call or email.

Start/Finish Location: Lake Nokomis Main Beach-Directions

4955 West Lake Nokomis Pkwy.
Minneapolis, MN 55417

Parking Information:

There is free parking on the street and in the lot you have to pay.


  1. A Baker’s Wife
  2. Mel-O-Glaze
  3. Glam Doll Donuts
  4. Isle Bun and Coffee
  5. Bogart’s Doughnuts Co.

Recommended Gear:

  • Warm clothing
  • Handheld, Bottle Belt or Camelpack to carry water for longer routes
  • Money-Cash for donuts, not all places take credit cards

Registration Page

Course Information

Lastly this is not an official race/event.  It is not meant to generate a profit or fund any charities.  You have the option to donate to the one charity that I work with but this is completely independent of the run and not required.  This is simply an opportunity for runners to get together and run.

 *Not responsible for death or injury due to running, donuts or both.