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

May 11, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.
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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. Proceeds will benefit Eagle Ridge Academy, offering an outstanding public, Classical Education to students K-12. 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! All proceeds will support student enrichment at Eagle Ridge Academy.

2019 5K Online Pre-Registration Pricing: 
$25 Early bird through 1/29
$30 Regular registration – 1/30 –  4/29
$35 Last-chance registration – 4/30 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.

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
$15 per child WITH T-Shirt

All registrations are non-refundable. Race packets may be picked up on Friday, May 10, from 3:30-7 pm at Eagle Ridge Academy near the District Office.

COMING IN APRIL: Donut Dash Day! (Thursday, April 18)

We are celebrating five years of the Donut Dash 5k and Mini-Donut Half-Mile Dash, and so we are designating a special day at school to celebrate it! On Donut Dash Day, anyone may wear a Donut Dash shirt or sweatshirt from any of our previous years.

Don’t have a shirt? 
Catch this year’s new swag here at and enter store code DONUT, and enter your order. New this year: hoodie sweatshirt, long sleeve sport tek shirt, and water bottle. Order deadline is April 18, with all orders being delivered back to ERA at no charge.


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

Packet Pick-Up Information

Pre-event: Fri., May 10, 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

Gryphon Youth Welcome to Running

NEW THIS YEAR: students in Grades 3-8 are invited to participate in the Gryphon Youth Welcome to Running program for only $40. Gryphon Youth Welcome to Running is designed for students in grades 3-8 interested in successfully completing a 5 kilometer run, the Donut Dash. This is a fun 6-week plan, which introduces beginners into a formal periodized running program. Included in this program are run workouts and general fitness exercise that will improve youth running capacity. Current high school cross country runners will participate in the instruction. The program culminates with running the May 11 Donut Dash 5K with a registered parent or guardian (or other designated registered adult).

Training will be on Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:00 p.m. each week, hosted at ERA. The program will run April 3 – May 8, with the race on May 11.

Basic qualifications: In good health with no health problems, or cleared by a licensed physician.

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

Thanks to our 2019 Sponsors!

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