Donut Day Fun Run

The 2014 Donut Day Fun Runs will be held on December 6th starting at 8am.  More information to follow…


Donut Day Fun Runs are back!  Inspired by two of my favorite things, running and donuts.  Two years ago when a few friends and I were talking about doing this type of run we originally thought that it was going to be 5 or 6 of us total.  The first year we had over 50 runners register and last year we had over 150 runners complete the various distances.

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 (5miles, 10miles and 16 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: 8am Saturday Dec. 7th 2013

There will be limited water available at the start/finish.  Club Run will again be graciously be coordinating a water stop for the 16 mile route 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.

2013 Bakeries:

  1. A Baker’s Wife
  2. Mel-O-Glaze
  3. Glam Doll Donuts
  4. Angel Bakery

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

Event Sponsors

Check out our great event Sponsors, visit their amazing shops and grab a delicious donuts or pastry.  Go ahead call it training!

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