6th Annual .... Run2Grace 5K Run - Saturday, September 11

Rally (Runday) Weekend

Run2Grace 5K! Run/Walk

National Youth Gathering 2022 Fundraiser

Mount Olive Lutheran Church ~ Upper Parking Lot

Register HERE!

Race Start Time: 9:00 AM (Registration: 8:00 – 8:50 AM)

Race starts and ends in the Mt. Olive Church upper parking lot (parking in lower church parking lot and John Ward Park parking lot) Mt. Olive’s address is 700 Western Street, Anoka, MN  

Entry Fee: $25.00

Mt. Olive Senior Youth is hosting its 6th  Annual 5k Fundraiser, “Run 2 Grace” on Saturday, September 11th, 2021 to raise money in support of our youth attending the LCMS National Youth Gathering in Houston, Summer 2022.  Plans are well under way to make this a fun 5k walk/run and we believe this event will be well-attended.  Over the last 5 years, our event has brought in 100’s of runners in person and virtually in support of our amazing youth! 

Mt. Olive Lutheran has been a part of the Anoka community for over 70 years. This race is not only an opportunity for our youth and adults to fundraise for missions, but it is our way to outreach, help with wellness goals, and get out into our community, as the 5k race will start from Mt. Olive and make our way through local neighborhoods to the river and finish at Mt. Olive.

Walk-up Registration & Packet Pick-up Race day packet pick-up and registration will be available starting at 8:00 AM at Mt. Olive Church the morning of the event.

Race Course 

The 5k run will start from Mt. Olive and make its way through the local Anoka neighborhood, to the river and will finish at Mt. Olive.  There will be Mile Markers and one water stop along the race course. Click here for the Map of our race.

After The Race
T-shirt and goodie bags can be picked up once the race is completed.  There will be refreshments and music for the racers in the upper parking lot area.     


9:00 am start time.  Runners are asked to position themselves towards the front of the start.  Walkers are asked to position themselves towards the back of the start.  Strollers and Dogs are welcome to be a part of your race experience!


Kids Fun Run at 10:00 AM  (Free-10 & under)


Children 10 and under are invited to register for our 5th  Annual Kids Fun Run.  Fun run will begin at 10am.  Racers begin at 5K start, with a turn around and finish at the start.  Race is free to children.                                                                                                                                                                                                               


$25 entry fee per 5K participant (online registrations will be charged a registration fee.)  Registration includes race t-shirt, race goodie bag at finish, and a fun 5k walk/run through Anoka!  Register by September 1st  to guarantee a t-shirt for race day.  T-shirts not guaranteed by race day can be picked up at Mt. Olive Church when participants are notified.

Click here for a Printable Registration Form for both the Adult 5k and the Kids Fun Run.

Want to be a Run 2 Grace Sponsor? Click here to find out more. 

(Your logo will be placed on the t-shirts, race flyers and our web page as a business sponsor.)

Mailing address for registration forms and sponsor information:

Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Attn: Run2Grace/Brenda Schwarz

700 Western Street

Anoka, MN 55303

For more information feel free to call Penny Walsh (763) 742-6869

** All entries will be sent to the Race Director (Mt. Olive Church) for accountability on Race Day.**                

For more information call: Penny Walsh (763) 742-6869