Minneapolis/St. Paul – July 21, 2014 – Seven of the Team USA Minnesota runners will participate in the Life Time Fitness Torchlight 5k in Minneapolis on July 23. Then on July 26, Heather Kampf will defend her title at the Ryan Shay Mile in Michigan, while Eric Finan and Jon Peterson will compete in the USA 7 Mile Championships at Bix in Iowa.
Running in the Torchlight 5k in downtown Minneapolis will be Heather Kampf, Eric Finan, Jon Peterson, Meghan Peyton, Gabriele Grunewald, Jon Grey and Travis Burkstrand. Over 5,000 will run in the 7:30 p.m. event which is part of the City of Minneapolis’ annual Aquatennial Festival.
The run starts on Hennepin Avenue and 16th Street and finishes at St. Anthony Main along the Mississippi River. The evening running event – which will be followed by a post-race party – is held just prior to the Aquatennial’s Torchlight Parade along the same route.