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A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities

Aug 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

ABOH Walk Run Event

Race results can be found here.

The 13th Annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities, presented by Northfield Lines, August 10th welcomes Tom Kurvers, former NHL hockey star and current general manager of the Minnesota Wild. Tom has graciously agreed to make opening remarks at 8:00 am August 10th. You can also expect to see Courtney Shey – Mrs. Minnesota, our emcee – Tom Hauser of KSTP TV and our keynote oncology speaker – Dr. Anne Melzer, Pulmonologist with the VA Lung Cancer Program.

We’ll have prizes for the top runners in our 5K and 10K runs, children’s activities, signs for your loved one battling lung cancer, as well as custom t-shirts and a wrapped bus to honor them, free beverages and snacks, food trucks, live music from the Leon Laudenbach Band and even water bowls for your dogs! But most importantly, you can expect a strong community of people who care about changing lung cancer and choose to make a difference by showing up. The event will end with a grief ceremony for families who are grieving the loss of a loved one to lung cancer.

Event Itinerary:

7:30 AM – Registration, check-in and t-shirt tables open
8:00 AM – Opening ceremony with MN Wild’s Tom Kurvers, warm-ups and survivor photo at stage
8:30 AM – 10K run begins at runner start line
8:35 AM – 5K run begins at runner start line
9:00 AM – Survivor bus tour departs
9:05 AM – 5K walk begins in the parking lot
9:45 AM – Runner awards (Gift card prizes awarded to the fastest male and female overall, and the 1st place male and female for the following age categories: 17 & under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) 
10:15 AM – Oncology update
10:30 AM – Fundraising prizes
10:45 AM – Rose Raft of Remembrance Grief Ceremony
11:30 AM – Event ends, park remains open

Run Route:

The 5K and 10K run will begin on W Lake Harriet Parkway South near the North entrance to the bandshell parking lot (look for balloon arches labeled “RUN START!”). The race is run counter-clockwise on Lake Harriet Parkway using the low road. View the route here.

    • 5K RUN – 1 lap around the lake
    • 10K RUN – 2 laps around the lake

Early Pick Up:

Skip the lines on Saturday and pick up your shirt and runner bib on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 10 AM – 6 PM at TC Running in Eden Prairie.

And YES – you can pick up shirts for your friends, family and team members!

Southern Minnesota Transportation:

Interested in joining us from Southern Minnesota? We have a ride for you! Presenting Sponsor, Northfield Lines, will provide a coach bus to pick up participants in St. Peter, MN and bring them to Lake Harriet the morning of the event. The bus will leave from a designated spot (to be announced soon!) at 6:30 AM on Saturday, August 10 and will drop participants off in the event village. The bus will also shuttle participants back to St. Peter following the closure of the event at 11:30 AM.

To sign up for the shuttle bus, please check the box at the end of registration that says “I plan to use the transportation bus provided by ABOH from St. Peter to Lake Harriet the day of the event.” This box will need to be checked for each participant that plans to utilize the bus so we can ensure we have space! Forget to check the box, or changed your mind? Email events@abreathofhope.org to claim your spot!

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsors!

Northfield Lines 

Karst & von Oiste 

Minnesota Oncology
With Dr. Matthew Graczyk & Dr. Paul Thurmes

Great Clips
Midwest Radiology

AJK Cutters at $2000
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Hennepin Healthcare (HCMC)
Steve & Kelly Link
North Memorial Health
Regions Hospital
Skin Envy

6Smith Restaurant, Wayzata

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Click here for the 2019 ABOH Lung Run/Walk Sponsor Benefits.


Aug 10
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Lake Harriet Bandshell
4135 W Lake Harriet Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN ,55409
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