Each Session at Camp Foley provides the opportunity for campers to partake in a 5K run (or similar event) within an hour radius of Camp Foley.
|1st Session Foley 5K Runners!|
First Session there was the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Run at Pequot Lakes High School in Pequot Lakes, MN. Second Session the annual Lori’s Walleye Run 5K was in Crosslake, MN. The third Session had 14 campers go to the Muskie 5K for the Nevis Public Schools in Nevis, MN. The fourth Session saw another trip to Pequot Lakes this time for the Dru Sjodin Memorial 5K.
|2nd Session Foley 5K Runners!|
Running days start early. Campers wake up around 6:15 am for a 6:30 am breakfast and a 7:00 am departure. Once breakfast is done, the campers hop in the van, driven by one of the counselors. They get the opportunity to all drive together while talking and getting hyped up for the run! An awesome team (camper) bonding time.
|3rd Session Foley 5K Runners!|
Once arrived, everyone hops out of the van and prepare themselves for the run. Each 5K is run by volunteer staff and each 5K usually offers some free swag for all registrants, such as t-shirts and water bottles. The shirts are often fun and stylish and the campers love them! Other light refreshments are given, such as oranges, granola bars, and water bottles. This is also a great time for local communities to be introduced to the Camp Foley community! Especially if they haven’t met anyone from Foley before.
|4th Session Foley 5K Runners!|
The 5K Race typically starts at 9:00 am. Runners may take anywhere from 17 minutes to 1 hour to complete. We wait until all runners are finished and stay for the awards ceremony. Foley had an awesome showing this summer as many campers finished in the top of their age group and divisions. The campers surely showed off their medals to their parents when they returned home!
Campers return to camp tired but smiling after a busy morning. We look forward to these Minnesota philanthropic runs and events, and encourage campers to take part in the 5K’s for Summer 2020! To get your name on the early list of interest email Mary with an inquiry and what session your camper is attending!
Lastly, check out how we are keeping the running going this October with Camp Moves Me!