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Every spring we host a community race through downtown Burnsville that’s family-friendly, fun, and fitness-oriented. At PATH, we know developing healthy habits at a young age is a great way to make them stick. That’s why youth under the age of 18 run the Fit Families 5K for free! We want kids to learn sooner rather than later that exercise isn’t just good for you, it’s a lot of fun, too!

Businesses, civic and church groups, and policymakers are invited to cheer on our runners as they make their way through the town. People often dress in costumes, ring bells, blow bubbles, and give high fives to support the racers along our USATF certified 5K course. Together, we all make sure the event has equal amounts of healthy competition, athletic camaraderie, and FUN.

We are grateful to the many volunteers who help us make this event a success every year. You are helping keep our community strong and healthy and enabling PATH to continue the work we do. Learn more about the 2019 BFF 5K here.

Want to help more people join in the fun?

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Click here to print a paper registration form or here to register online!


Interested in helping out with this year’s race? Click here to sign up!

course information

The race takes place on a USATF certified 5K course.

View Course Map


check out the 2019 results!

Did you or a loved one participate?  Want to know how they did?  We’re proud of ALL of those who ran/walked, but if you want to know your time/place, click here.


sponsor info

Learn more about the benefits of sponsorship here.


past events

Check out our videos to take a look at our past events!