5K, 10K, or "Just Fundraise,"
("Just fundraise" means you plan to support DinoMights, but not to run.)
Fundraising Incentives: Everyone involved in the Billy Lindsay Run is invited to raise funds for DinoMights. There are some amazing incentives for your fundraising. Shoes, Shirts, Hats, Coffee Mugs, Jackets, Trips, and more! Click here for Fundraising Tips.
Teams: We encourage everyone to get friends involved and join/create a Billy Lindsay Run Team. Your team can compete for Team Incentives and you can challenge other teams.
Virtual or In Person: This year's Run will give you the option of participating virtually or in person. All participants will receive a T-shirt, regardless of format.
Virtual: You can run or walk in your own neighborhood, on a treadmill, wherever you'd like! You can choose when you plan to run as well. We hope you'll join in the collective energy of 5/22/21, but if that doesn't work for you go ahead and do your run a different day! We would love it if you could take a selfie and share that with us and your network as well.
In Person: The In Person Run will be at Lake Nokomis at 9:00 AM on May 22.
Carrie Tollefson, Run Ambassador:
We have the great privilege to announce that Carrie Tollefson, legendary local runner will be our 2021 Run Ambassador. Carrie was born and raised in Dawson, MN where she was a 13-time State Champion. She attended Villanova University, where she was a 5-time NCAA Champion and the 1998 NCAA Indoor Track Athlete of the year. She was also the first person in NCAA history to win both the 3K and 5K titles. In her post collegiate career, she was a three time national champion and after winning the 1500m trials in 2004, she represented the US in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
At DinoMights we build long-term relationships with at-risk youth to provide the support every child needs to grow into a self-assured, competent adult. Your participation says you care about Dino youth and our program. During the pandemic, our program became even more important in the young lives we serve. With distance learning, our staff and volunteers kept them engaged through e-tutoring and e-mentoring, book, food and holiday gift drop-offs and consistent check-ins. Your support through participation is critical to the ongoing success of the DinoMights. THANK YOU!
Billy Lindsay is the namesake of our DinoMights rink. He grew up at the playground and found mentors in his sports coaches. His story embodies so much of who we are at DinoMights. We will be using funds from he run to support programming and honor Billy Lindsay's legacy. We are honored to welcome Hiway Credit Union as the Presenting Sponsor. We are also proud to welcome the Minnesota Wild as supporters of the run.
We recently signed an agreement which will allow us to refrigerate the Billy Lindsay Rink. This means that our outdoor rink will be open for an extra 4-6 weeks. Dino participants will have increased opportunities to skate, and be mentored at the upgraded facility. We'll be increasing the number of staff and amount of time that staff interact with youth. We would like to raise $50,000 to kickstart these efforts. We hope that we will have the best year ever after enduring the difficulties of the pandemic. You are helping to make that happen for hundreds of amazing local youth!
Learn more here.