With the best 5K and 10K course in Minnesota, this is an event you won’t want to miss! Join the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation as we Rock the Pavement on August 19, 2017! Choose to run or walk a 5K or 10K around beautiful Lake Calhoun!
All proceeds from the Rock the Pavement 5K and 10K benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation in the fight for a cure to end Muscular Dystrophy! Muscular Dystrophy encompasses a range of muscle diseases that lead to the loss of muscle function, independence and life. With your support as a runner, walker, or roller, we can fund research to cure and end these diseases!
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Lake Calhoun Executive Center
3033 Excelsior Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55416
- 8:10 am: Chip-timed 10K Run
- 8:20am: Chip-timed 5K Run
- 8:20am: 5K Walk
- 9:30am: Kid’s Fun Run (children age 12 and under)
Tri-blend Shirts for All Participants! The First 400 Runners to Register Receive Running Hats!
ON RACE DAY
LOOK FOR THE TENTS (Lake Calhoun Executive Center, northwest corner of the Lake)
The Registration Tents will be set up near the Finish Line. You will need to report there to pick up your race bib if you did not pick it up on Friday. You can also pick up your shirt here.
10K RUN, 5K RUN/WALK & THE KIDS RUN
The 10K and 5K Run are chip-timed and travel counter-clockwise around the lake on Calhoun Parkway and Lake Street. The Kids Run will be .5 miles and will start close to the 10k start line and run north to the finish line.
LOCATION & PARKING
3033 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416 (Put this address in Google maps). Calhoun Parkway will be closing between 7 -7:15AM. Plan on arriving early. You can also park somewhere in the neighborhoods around the lake.
Thank you to our generous sponsors who make this event possible! Because of these sponsors, 100% of racer registration goes directly to researchers at the U of MN MD Center.
Join us as we race and rock to raise funds to cure Muscular Dystrophy!
With the best 5K and 10K course in Minnesota, this is an event you won’t want to miss!!!
Join the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation as we Rock the Pavement again on August 20, 2016!!!
Choose to run or walk a 5K or 10K around beautiful Lake Calhoun!
Are you familiar with Muscular Dystrophy?
Muscular Dystrophy encompasses a range of muscle diseases that lead to the loss of muscle function, independence and life. With your support we can fund research to cure and end these diseases! All proceeds from the Rock the Pavement 5K and 10K benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation in the fight for a cure to end Muscular Dystrophy!
The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation was founded in 2002 to raise awareness of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and fund research for a cure. The Foundation passed the ten-year mark and is well into its second decade of helping children and young adults living with MD. The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation donates 100% of proceeds to The University of Minnesota Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center.
Rock the Pavement to end Muscular Dystrophy!
Saturday, August 20, 2016
- Chip-timed 10K Run
- Chip-timed 5K Run
- 5K Walk
- Kid’s Fun Run (children age 12 and under)
- Shirts for all participants
- Race After party at Famous Dave’s including A FREE FULTON BEER to the first 200 who arrive, $3 Mimosas, and $3 Bloody Mary’s when you show your race bib!
Event details and schedule
Download the 2016 Rock the Pavement Race day information and Race Map
Early Packet Pickup –
2312 W 50th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Thursday, August 18 from 5:00PM-8:00PM and Friday, August 19th from 11:00AM-7:00PM
Packet pickup 7:00am
10K start 8:30am
5K start 8:45
Kids Run start 8:15am
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Steve Onsum PCA, Inc.
- Kowalski’s Market
- Bruegger’s Bagels
- Trader Joes/St. Paul
- Twin City Orthopedic
- Famous Dave’s/Uptown
- Fulton Brewery
- Marathon Sports
Join us as we race and rock to raise funds to cure Muscular Dystrophy!
More than 200 generous people joined us for a hugely successful A Night at the Derby Cause to Cook for a Cure gala in January. Together, we raised a total of $49,000 to support MD research for a cure.
Our new beautiful location at St. Thomas University’s James B. Woulfe Alumni Hall gave us plenty of room to celebrate, dance, and raise money and awareness for an important cause.
The evening included live music from Lightening Creek, delicious Southern Derby fare, specialty cocktails, games of chance including black jack tables, a cake walk and a prize board, wine tasting, a silent auction and a fund-a-need auction that raised more than $12,000. Continue reading
The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation raised more than $66,500 to support local muscular dystrophy research at An Evening in Monte Carlo – its annual Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.
This year’s event, with a record-breaking attendance of nearly 300, was also the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation’s tenth anniversary celebration. Continue reading
There’s still time to RSVP for an Evening in Monte Carlo, our annual fundraising gala at the Town and Country Club on Sat., Jan. 21. Please RSVP and buy your tickets at www.gregmarzolfjr.org by Jan. 17 to reserve your spot. Tickets are $35 and include dinner and apps, a hosted glass of champagne and live entertainment from the band Uniform Free Day. Other activities include casino games, a fund-a-need auction, cake walk, prize boards, wine and cheese tastings and more – all to raise money for MD research. After Jan. 17, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.
St. Paul, Minn. (February 14, 2011) —The Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation raised more than $30,000 to support local muscular dystrophy research at its recent You Betcha! — A Cause to Cook for a Cure fundraising gala at the Town & Country Club in St. Paul.
“The overwhelming success of this event, even in today’s challenging economic times, speaks to the incredible generosity of this community, our sponsors and our tireless volunteers,” said Patricia Marzolf, president of the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation. “The event’s success also speaks to the contagious spirit of our mission to fight muscular dystrophy through research, education, advocacy, and service. Together, we share a belief for a tomorrow free of muscular dystrophy.” Continue reading
Thank you, Salut! party goers!
Standing under a sparkling Eiffel Tower at the Town and Country Club in Saint Paul, 250 people of all ages gathered on Saturday, Jan. 23, to raise money at the second annual gala to benefit the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation. It was a great evening, with much laughter and energy shared by the guests! Just look at these pictures!
French food and wine, a ‘Parisian” artist painting scenic landscapes, wine tasting, cake walk, prize boards: all raising money to help children and adults in the Twin Cities who struggle with the effects of muscular dystrophy. Continue reading
It was standing room only at the Second Annual Marzolf Graduate Student Symposium. Held at the Paul and Sheila Wellstone MD Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 at the Nils Hasselmo Hall on the University of Minnesota Campus. This half-day program gave approximately 100 medical graduate and post-doctoral students the opportunity to share their research findings and updates of diagnostic testing done in lab settings by experts in the fields of neuro-muscular and cardiac medicine.
Dr. John Day, Director of the Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center and Professor of Neurology, welcomed the attendees enthusiastically, saying “All of these studies are inter-related and build on one another. These graduate level students are focused on muscular studies that will lead to treatment regimens that will result in improved length and quality of life for MD patients.” Continue reading
On Saturday, January 24, 2009 the Greg Marzolf Jr. Foundation hosted the first annual “A Cause to Cook for a Cure: Ciao!” at Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minn. Although it was a cold winter night in Minnesota, the air was full of energy and excitement fueled by great food, laughter, games, and fun.
Prizes were won and fun was had at all of the “stations,” including wine tasting, cake walk, mystery bags, prize packages donated by Green Mill Restaurants, Wine Merchants, R.F. Moeller Jeweler, Hobbit Travel, the Twins and the Wild. Attendees occasionally took time out from their game playing and mingling to enjoy the veritable smorgasbord of Italian food including pasta, garlic bread and, of course, gnocchi.
Due to the success of the “Ciao!”, the foundation was able to raise $30,000 for muscular dystrophy research at the University of Minnesota and the Marzolf Trainee Program. It’s important to note that events like Ciao! are a large undertaking and the foundation would like to thank the planning committee for their hard work and sponsors for their financial and in-kind support particularly Bremer Bank, Decko Products and Fishbowl Solutions.