Minnesotans' Millitary Appreciation Fund


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Support the troops by racing in a 5K or 10K run or 2 mi. walk during a daylong event filled with kids' activities and military displays

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Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for registration in the 5K or 10K run at 9 a.m. (a $25 value)
  • $10 for registration in the two-mile walk at 9:10 a.m. (a $20 value)

Both races are part of the ninth annual Say Thanks Day on Saturday, September 7, at Fort Snelling. The day also includes live music from the Emerson Avenue Band as well as activities such as a ropes course, climbing walls, and inflatables for children. As part of the event's focus on patriotism, the local VFW will provide food for sale all day, and visitors can learn about the nation's heroes via displays of military equipment. All participants receive a free "Thanks" T-shirt. The day concludes at noon.

Registration is free for military families, kids 12 and under, and Scouts.

Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund

Nonprofit and nonpartisan, Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund (MMAF) celebrates members of the armed services by providing cash grants to soldiers currently deployed in combat zones as well as to the families of those who have been killed in combat. To date, the organization has provided over $9 million in grants to more than 14,500 recipients. MMAF also holds events throughout the year, including an annual Say Thanks Day that lets members of the community run races to demonstrate their support.

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