The Get in Gear events started in 1978; and
was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1990.
1987 The Fit for Fun 2K was established as a kidís running and
training program and ran successfully for 28 years and was
awarded a National Recognition in 1998.
In 2005 the Get in Gear added a 5K event.
In 2005 Get in Gear also partnered with a
first time donation partner to help fight child hunger as the
mission with Second Harvest Heartland. We are proud to have
donated $145,000 to Second Harvest Heartland thru 2018.
We are proud of the 14 year
partnership with Second Harvest Heartland and continue to
support efforts to fight child hunger in our community and
In 2009 Get in Gear added a Half Marathon
In 2016 the 2K evolved to a 2K-3K-4K as its
own event on Friday night.
In 2018 Get in Gear partnered with Girls On
The Run Twin Cities with Second Harvest Heartland. Participants
generously donated funds and GOTR Twin Cities received $5,000.
In 2019 Get in Gear is
partnering with Minnesota Military to help support Cadets as
they train to be in leadership. We feature a page dedicated to
Twin Cities and
Please read more about these two organizations that we
are pleased to partner with this year.
It is our
hope that corporations and
participants will join with us in supporting these worthy causes
as we continue to explore the avenues of support, while at the
same time continuing to support the Get in Gear mission to
provide the community with well-organized runs for both adults
in Gear also reaches into the community by offering a $500.00
charitable donation to any community groups or school groups
looking for a fund raising opportunity by volunteering for our
event. The Get in Gear has proudly contributed to the following
list of community groups with a charitable donation and/or
offering discounts for group participation.
The Get in Gear is managed by a Board, Executive Director,
Race Operations Committee, a small seasonal part-time office
staff and hundreds of volunteers that dedicate their time and
energy to making the Get in Gear Minnesota's Annual Rite of
Bethel University Student Athletic
Boy Scout Club of America
Boys to Men Inc.
Children's Lighthouse of MN
Eagan High School Cheer Team
East Ridge Debate Team
East Ridge High School Cheerleading
Fishing For Life
Girl Scout Club of America
Girl Scout Troops 50217 & 51629
Girls on the Run
Heidiís Angels Trust
His Image Community Theatre
Kids Run the Nation Fund (RRCA)
Lakeville South High School Track & Field
Mickeyís Hope Breast Cancer Fund Raiser
MN Triathlon Group
One Brick Organization
Roads Scholar Program (RRCA)
Roseville Area High School Volleyball
St. Helenaís Church Youth Group
St. Paul Humboldt High School Athletics
St. Thomas Academy
St. Thomas Delta Sigma Pi
The New Face of Guatemala
University of St. Thomas Crew Club
UST Delta Sigma Pi
VAMC Spinal Cord Injury & Disorder Center
Washington Technology Magnet
White Bear Lake North Honor Society
White Bear Lake Boys Tennis Team
Woodbury High School Girl's Tennis Team
Young Athletes Foundation