5K Runs in Eden Prairie, Waconia and Carver

Stay in shape and do good with three local 5K runs.
On your marks-the 2012 Alma Mater trotters set their watches, ready for the starting gun. The race is now the 5K for EP Schools.

Carver Steamboat Days Run/WalkSeptember 7, CarverThe Carver Steamboat Days Run/Walk celebrates its 14th year during the annual Carver Steamboat Days (September 6–8). The run starts at 8 a.m. on September 7. Registration is $25; there is also a Kids Run for $10. All proceeds from the event will benefit St. Nicholas Catholic Church. The race is part of a larger weekend celebration; find a full list of events at carversteamboatdays.org.   Nickle Dickle Day 5KSeptember 14, WaconiaDon’t miss Waconia’s 52nd annual Nickle Dickle Day. Amidst live music and entertainment, a local craft fair, and a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, there will also be the 20th annual Nickle Dickle Day 5K. Registration fees vary depending on event.  Money raised will benefit community education programs in Waconia. Registration information can be found at waconiacommunityed.org. Visit nickledickle.com for a full schedule of the day’s events.   5K for EP SchoolsSeptember 21, Eden PrairieThe 5K for EP Schools, formerly known as the Alma Mater Trotter, is celebrating its 5th year. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Eden Prairie High School. Register before September 14 for $25 at foundationforepschools.org; after that date, the price goes up to $35. There is also a 1-mile Family Fun Run that has a $15-$20 registration fee. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Eden Prairie Schools.