24 Jan 2022
Teen Outreach Events - Coming April 2022

Race Day

Save the Date for the 9th Annual Thumbs Up Event 9.17.2022

Orono Park
18599 Gary St, Elk River, MN 55330

Early Registration & Packet Pickup

Friday, Sept. 16th, 2022

4-7pm – Early T-shirt & Packet Pick Up – Orono Park Pavilion

Address: 18599 Gary Street, Elk River, MN 55330

Chalk Party! Help us Chalk the Walk with positive messages and remembrance of our loved ones! (chalk provided)

Saturday, Sept. 17th, 2022

    • 7:30am – Packet Pickup & Same-Day Registration
    • 9:00am – Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker
    • 10:00am – 5K & 10K Bike & Rollerblade Start
    • 10:05am – 10K Runners Start
    • 10:10am – 5K Runners Start
    • 10:20am – 5K Walkers Start
    • 11:00am – Kids Activities Begin

Directions & Parking Information

  • Event Location: Orono Park – 18599 Gary Street, Elk River, MN 55330
  • Parking is free/no-charge

Other Activities & Info

Free Kids Activities

  • Obstacle Course (Kids 12 & under)
  • Bounce Houses, Crazy Hair & Face Painting
  • Kindness Rock Painting


Food Trucks & Beverages

  • Food Trucks
  • Free complimentary coffee
  • Water Stations along route



Other Information

  • Bring a photo of your loved one for the Memory Tree
  • Mental Health Vendors


Keynote Speaker (2021)

Nicole R.H. Baker, MS, LAMFT, PhD Candidate

Nicole graduated from St. Cloud State University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 2000 and received her Master of Science in 2002 from St. Cloud State University. Currently, Nicole is a PhD Candidate in Marriage and Family Therapy at Northcentral University and is researching Child-Centered Reunification Therapy. Nicole has been intensively trained in Sand Tray Therapy, Experiential Play Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, and Filial Therapy. In addition, she has completed the Certified Mediation Skills Training through St. Cloud State University, is trained in DC 0-5, is trained as a Social Early Neutral Evaluator (SENE) and has received training as Custody Evaluator. Nicole owns and operates The Creative Therapy Center in Elk River, Minnesota and has been providing mental health services for 19 years.

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