About MICC's Independence 5K 2024

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5 and prepare to be a part of something truly meaningful at the 7th annual Independence 5K Run/1-Mile Walk, hosted by Minnesota Independence College and Community.

This event is not just about lacing up your sneakers and hitting the pavement; it's about coming together as a community to support autistic and neurodivergent adults. By participating in this event, you'll be championing inclusivity, fostering acceptance, and supporting independence for all.

Whether you're a seasoned runner, a casual walker, a spirited cheerleader, or an enthusiastic volunteer, there's a place for you at this unforgettable experience. Feel the thrill of the race as you conquer the course, or take a leisurely stroll and soak up the electric atmosphere surrounding you. No matter how you choose to engage, your presence will make an impact.

Your support means the world to us. Every step you take, every cheer you share, and every moment you volunteer will contribute to our collective mission of empowering those who deserve to be heard and celebrated. So, gather your friends, family, and colleagues, and let's make this year's Independence 5K Run/1-Mile Walk the most impactful one yet.

We can't wait to cross that finish line with you and express our gratitude for your unwavering support!


Starts at:  October 5, 2024 9:00 AM
Ends at:  October 5, 2024 12:00 PM


Donaldson Park
7434 Humboldt Avenue South
Richfield,MN 55423 USA


Melanie Jacobson

Ways to Get Involved

Walk or Run - Online registration is now closed, but you can register in-person on October 5, 2024 for the $40 race price. Registration includes an MICC 5K t-shirt.
Fundraise - Tell people why you are supporting MICC and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful. The top fundraiser will receive 
Volunteer - Help out on event day! Sign up for a variety of volunteer roles here.
Sponsor - Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

Event Schedule

Race Packet Pick Up
Friday, October 4, 2024
2:30 - 4:30 PM
MICC's Welcome Center - 1775 W 75th St, Richfield, MN 55423
Race Day
Saturday, October 5, 2024
9:00 AM      Check In/Registration
10:00 AM      Race Start
Donaldson Park - 7434 Humboldt Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

**Please no pets at the race. Service animals are welcome.

Thanks to our generous sponsors