Check Out the 2017 Event

The Minnesota Eye Foundation Charity Outreach Program is pleased to announce its 4th Annual Strides 4 Sight 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run. This signature fundraising event will be held on Sunday, October 8th, 2017, at Como Park around Saint Paul’s own Como Lake. Packet Pick Up is at 8:00am, the Kids Fun Run will start at 8:30am and the Strides 4 Sight 5K Walk/Run will begin at 9:00am.

Vision is our most valued sense. Each year, millions of people are affected by deteriorating or diminished vision. The Vision Project strives to enhance people’s lives by preserving and restoring vision. By supporting or participating in Strides 4 Sight, your investment will make a significant impact in delivering eye care to those in need.

Under the Minnesota Eye Foundation charity outreach program (The Vision Project, formerly Operation Eyesight), the surgeons of Minnesota Eye Consultants provide a variety of eye care surgeries free of charge, to those who may not otherwise be able to afford the care they need. These patients range from cataract patients to very complex corneal procedures, to glaucoma and oculoplastic procedures. All items are covered, including the facility fee, anesthesia and the physician’s time and expertise.

100% of the proceeds from the Strides 4 Sight 5K Walk/Run will directly benefit the members of our community who cannot otherwise afford surgical and medical care so desperately needed.

Current Fundraising Achievement:

Strides 4 Sight is reaching out to the community to participate in a fun and healthy event! Bring the whole family, and help support this meaningful mission of changing lives – one eye at a time.

Strides 4 Sight and The Vision Project surgical program rely heavily on volunteers, increasing knowledge, and goodwill to finance their mission.

If interested, please click on the link below to complete the online registration. If you’re not able to physically participate in the event, you can still positively impact the mission of Strides 4 Sight and The Vision Project by clicking the Donation link and contributing toward helping out members of our community! No amount is too small!

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Event Information

Run Map:

Timed 5K Walk/Run – $25 Pre-registered by September 25th, 2017; $30 after September 25th, 2017; Kids Fun Run – $10, ages 2-11.

Registration packet with race bib and timing chip can be picked up the morning of the race beginning at 8:00 am at the registration table at Como Lake.

Race Check-In opens at 8:00 am, Kids Fun Run (Obstacle Course) at 8:30 am, 5K at 9:00 am.

Awards:
Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers for the 5K Run. Kids Fun Run participants will receive ribbons.

Amenities:
Custom designed t-shirts guaranteed to pre-registrants; post registrants while supplies last, computerized chip scoring, water stops, restroom facilities, post race snacks.

Address/Directions:
1360 N Lexington Pkwy, St Paul, MN 55117.
Como Lake can most easily be approached on Lexington Ave about half way between I94 and Hwy 36, which both have Lexington Ave exits. Guests can also park in Bandana Square, a few blocks away.

From Minneapolis: go East on either I94 or North on 35E to Hwy 36 East.
From St. Paul: go West on I94 or North on 35E to Hwy 36 West.
From I94: Drive North on Lexington Ave; from Hwy 36 drive south on Lexington Ave.