Donut Dash 5k & Mini-Donut Half-Mile Dash

May 9, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
Days Until the Dash!
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Your favorite things all in one place: running and donuts! Whether you’re a runner, a walker, or a donut-enthusiast, this is the event for you! Set in Eden Prairie’s beautiful Purgatory Creek Park,  this official 5K course is chip and mat-timed (start and finish!). There’s a half-mile Mini-Donut Dash for the kids, complete with a participation medal and mini-donuts. Bring the whole family and enjoy a spring day in the park for a great cause. Enjoy DJ music, Zumba warm-ups, complimentary chair massages and rock taping, and complimentary post-race refreshments…including DONUTS!

This year’s proceeds will help support a new 5,000 square foot gymnasium at Eagle Ridge Academy, serving a Classical Education to 1,420 students in grades K-12.

5K Online Pre-Registration Pricing: 
$25 Early bird through 2/29
$30 Regular registration – 3/1 –  4/25
$40 Gryphon Youth Running Club – through 3/13 (training starts mid-March)
$35 Last-chance registration – 4/26 through race day
$25 Special ERA Student and Alumni Pricing – good through race day, but does not guarantee shirt after 4/20

Please note: After April 20, you are not guaranteed a shirt in your preferred size.

Online registration closes on 5/7

To register via mail with cash or check (written to FERA), download the registration brochure, and return with your payment to Eagle Ridge Academy.

5K Race Day Pricing:
$35 per person (adult or student)

Kids Mini Donut Dash 1/2 Mile Fun Run Pricing:
(Kids 10 and younger)
$10 per child NO T-Shirt (Before April 25)
$15 per child WITH T-Shirt (Before April 25)

$15 per child NO T-Shirt (April 26 to Race Day)
$20 per child WITH T-Shirt (April 26 to Race Day)

All registrations are non-refundable. Race packets may be picked up on Friday, May 8, from 3:30-7 pm at Eagle Ridge Academy in the District Office.

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Brochure with Registration (PDF)


We need volunteers, too! Be part of this fun day by giving your time to make it great. View opportunities at the link below.

Sign Up To Volunteer – Available in the Spring

Packet Pick-Up Information

Pre-event: Fri., May 8, 3:30-7 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Academy, 11111 Bren Rd. W, Minnetonka

Same Day: At race at Purgatory Creek Park starting at 7 a.m.

If you do not wish to run but would like to make a 100 percent tax-deductible donation to Friends of Eagle Ridge Academy to help support student enrichment and Classical Education, please click here

New This Year: Couch to 5k Program

Are you new to running or want to get back into it? Try this Couch to 5K program and run the Donut Dash 5K!

This simple program will prepare you to run the Donut Dash 5k on May 9 by recommending specific training that you can follow on your own.  With little or no running background whatsoever, Couch to 5K will transform you from couch potato to regular runner—one that can even run 3.1 miles.   Participants will follow an online program led by Eagle Ridge Academy’s Cross Country coach, Rob Economy, including individual electronic coaching.

There is no charge for this program; however, you must be a registered participant of the 2020 Donut Dash 5k on May 9.

For more information, please email

Gryphon Youth Welcome to Running

The Gryphon Youth Welcome to Running Program is designed for students in grades 3-8 interested in successfully completing a 5k run, the Donut Dash.

This is a fun 6-week plan, which introduces beginners into a running program. The program includes workouts and general fitness exercises that will improve youth running capacity. Current high school cross country runners will participate in the instruction. Students in grades 3-6 must have a registered parent or designated guardian run the Donut Dash 5k with them. $40 includes student race entry, t-shirt, and coaching program. Parents must register separately. Basic qualifications: In good health with no health problems, or cleared by a licensed physician.

Training begins in March. Registrants will be notified separately via email with details.

$40 includes student race entry, t-shirt, and coaching program. Parents must register separately. 

Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors!