Twincities, MN

Lake Phalen,
1602 Phalen Dr, St Paul, MN 55106



Door Step School

The mission of the Door Step School(DSS) is to use innovative programs to bring education to the poor children in urban areas.

DSS conducts classes close to where they live or work. It identifies communities, like migrant workers' children, street children, fishermens' children etc, and tries to establish Non Formal Education classes for them.

Why should I run?

Because it is fun, because it is healthy. But more importantly, because it provides a month’s meal or primary education to an underprivileged child, to someone who is eagerly looking forward to a bright future.

Will there be prizes?

Awards will be given away in the following age categories: <20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Special awards will be given away for the youngest and oldest participants!

Is the race timed?

Yes, the race will be chip-timed and race results will be posted on this site two days after the race.

Have you organized similar events in the past?

Yes. Vibha-MN is very active in the Twin Cities area. Ths is the thirteenth consecutive year in which we are organizing the 5K/10K Walk/Run. We had over 250 runners at our event last year, and will have several more this year. Please visit our events page to learn more about other fundraiser events that we have held.

How do we know that the money raised by Vibha reaches the end beneficiaries?

Vibha is a 501 (c) (3) organization, registered in the State of New Jersey. Vibha's Tax id is 22-3122761. Vibha encourages all its patrons and donors to visit the projects that it funds. The projects are selected after careful scrutiny and are monitored on a quarterly basis. We also invite you to view Vibha’s financial statements.

Is the race course certified?

Yes, the courses are USATF certified.

If it rains on the day of the event, will my money be reimbursed?

The event will take place rain or shine. Therefore there will be no reimbursement of registration fees.

I cannot participate at the event. Can I still contribute to the cause?

Of course, you can make an online donation. Please visit our fundraising page here.

Can I run with a stroller or with my pets?

Yes, as long as you do not obstruct other participants. We will also request you to start at the back of the group.

Will you provide refreshments at the site? Have you done so in the past?

Yes, Vibha-MN provides free refreshments to the participants of the event. Water will be made available at several points along the course.

I want to participate in the event. But I have little children that are too young to run 5K. What do I do?

Vibha-MN is organizing children’s games at the venue. Please bring your tiny tots to the event and let them have fun with some games.

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