Run for Education

Kid-friendly 5Ks in Chaska and Eden Prairie.

The Donut Dash 5K, benefitting Eagle Ridge Academy in Eden Prairie, is May 7 at Purgatory Creek Park.Celebrate the start of summer with these three fun runs (or walks!), which help raise money for local schools.

Pioneer Ridge’s Run the Ridge

This May 7 run has a distance for every member of the family with a 1K, 5K and 10K, along with a 100-meter dash for small children. Races begin between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Dogs are welcome. Registration varies, $12–$35. Registration available via, or contact the middle school main office. 1085 Pioneer Trail, Chaska; 952.556.7800.

Donut Dash 5K

This event combines a love of running and doughnuts to benefit Eagle Ridge Academy. Events start at 8 a.m. May 7 with the half-mile mini-dash for kids, and the 5K follows at 8:30 a.m. Races take place at Purgatory Creek Park and doughnuts will be provided. Registration varies, $10–$35. Register online at 13001 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie; 952.746.7760 ext. 145.

Jonathan Jaguars’ Fun Run

Celebrate National Running Day on June 1 at Jonathan Elementary’s fun run. The race begins at 6 p.m. and will take place on the trails behind the school with 2.5K and 5K options. Join in post-race celebrations with food, activities and entertainment. Registration varies, $10–$25. 110300 Pioneer Trail West, Chaska; 952.556.6500.