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Kids Butterfly Fun Run.

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Date & Time

RunnersSaturday, September 6, 2014

The Kid's Butterfly Fun Run races start at 12:15 PM. (Note later start time) These are short, untimed races, with separate runs for four age brackets. To make the races manageable, separate heats will be held for any age group with over 30 entrants. Please note all times are approximate--it all depends on the kids!

#1) Ages 3 and under 12:15 pm.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.  No strollers, please.

#2) Ages 4 – 5, 12:35 pm.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

#3) Ages 6 – 8, 1:00 pm.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers.

#4) Ages 9 – 12, 1:15 pm.  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers

Notes :

  • Registration opens at 11:am and will close 10 minutes before each race's individual start time.
  • Costume judging is now a separate activity. Find out more here.
  • All prize winners will be announced and presented with a framed award and prize bag on stage at 1:30 PM.
  • Parents and relatives are encouraged to cheer and take pictures from the sidelines or behind the finish line, which is near the start.
  • These short races are untimed.


This year's Festival is being held at Lake Nokomis Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The location has been moved up the hill from the lake, to the east of the Nokomis Community Center (2401 East Minnehaha Parkway). The race location will be marked (map).



2014 Kids Tees$ 10.00 per entrant.  Price includes official youth-sized Butterfly Fun Run T-shirt (subject to availability on a "first-come, first-served" basis.) This year's shirts are Gildan 100% cotton in Tennessee Orange.

We accept cash, checks, Visa and Mastercard. Make checks out to "MPRB"




Registration is open from 11:00 am until 10 minutes before the start of each run. You can speed up your registration by downloading and filling out this form in advance and bringing it to the registration booth.

Download 2014 Registration Form


Sponsorship and Proceeds

The Kid’s Butterfly Fun Run is sponsored by Univision Minnesota and U Care. Their generous support allows us to keep the registration fee low, and still contribute Fun Run proceeds to monarch habitat preservation through Monarch Joint Venture.


For more information or to become involved as a vendor or exhibitor, contact:
MaryLynn Pulscher at 612-313-7784 mpulscher@minneapolisparks.org
Rita Ulrich, 612-724-5652 rulrich@nokomiseast.org or,
Maria Alcaraz, 612-724-5652, maria@nokomiseast.org (Español)

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