REGISTRATION IS OPEN – ** VIRTUAL ** 7th Annual Thumbs Up 5K – September 5th – 19th, 2020! 

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Thumbs Up has decided to conduct its 7th Annual Thumbs Up 5K Run/Walk/Bike/Blade Event, virtually.

Click HERE to register! 

The world may look and feel a little different right now, however one thing hasn’t changed – our commitment to mental health awareness and suicide prevention. This year, our event will go virtual. Run, walk, bike or blade on any road, trail or sidewalk. Use the existing 5K route starting at Orono Park or use any 5K route you’d like. The normal 5K course will be marked from Saturday, September 5th to Saturday, September 19th, 2020.

Your health and safety are our top priorities. We won’t have a large in-person gathering — instead, we invite you to run, walk, bike or blade in small teams of friends and family while others in your community do the same. Because we are all still walking, running, biking and rollerblading to fundraise for the same thing: a world with no deaths by suicide.

Introducing Maui, the Emotional Support Dog!

Mission Statement

“We value LIFE and we ASPIRE to help others in our COMMUNITY by talking about MENTAL HEALTH.”

Take a look at

How We’ve Supported our Community since 2014


Amount Donated to ISD 728 for Mental Health & Suicide Prevention Efforts


Scholarships to Youth Going into Mental Health Line of Work


Amount donated for Mental Health Events & Special Community Events


Amount donated to Open Doors for Youth
for Donations & Counseling Support Services


Amount Donated to K9’s from Carrie
for Emotional Support Dogs


Amount Donated to the City of Elk River
to Support City Emergency Workers PTSD
and Memorial Park Bench & Trees


Amount spent on Cheer Bags
to Support Youth & Adults


Amount donated to Spectrum High School (H.U.S.H. Suicide Prevention Group) & Canvas Health


Volunteer hours are from 7am to 2pm on the day of the event.  If you’re participating in the event, you are still able to run, walk, bike, blade in the event and then you can return to your volunteer position.  Click HERE to volunteer!


At Thumbs Up High 5K we are very grateful for our sponsors. There are many sponsorship opportunities and ways to support and donate for the cause. Thank you for believing in us! Together we can make a difference.


Giving in any amount can make a significant difference. Help us help others that need support, love, motivation, and courage to go on and live a happy, healthy life. Thank you!

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For questions about REGISTRATION, VENDING, SPONSORSHIP or any other general questions,
please fill out this form, call 763.772.5912 or email Thank you!