About the Sunshine 5K

This is a family fun run, raising funds for Backing the Blue Line and the Officer Besser Memorial Scholarship Fund.  Backing the Blue Line is a locally founded 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of police wives dedicated ot the support of the law enforcement community in Minnesota.  Officer Besser loved the time he served as a police liason for the Elk River School District.  He loved people and especially enjoyed the students.  He had a strong relationship with God and was always serving others in the community and also our country through his service in the Air Force.  He brought a light, fun environment wherever he went and was known for saying - GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE!  We hope to honor him and his service by assisting local area students in furthering their education with the scholarship fund.




Entry Fee:  

$25 if pre-registered by May 5, 2018.  

$30 May 6 through 8:30am on race day

Register online or download the form at the right side of this page.   

The kids fun run is no charge.  Optional kids t-shirt for $15 with registration.


Early Packet Pick-up (Optional):

Friday, May 18 from 5pm-7pm

13077 Orono Parkway, ElkRiver, MN 55330



Prizes for top 3 finishers in each age group.

Age: 15-24







Free t-shirt in race bag, guaranteed for pre-registrants by April 22.  While supplies last for those registering May 6-race day.



We will begin and end at the Besser Tree - Elk River Police Department 13077 Orono Parkway, Elk River, MN 55330

Kids Fun Ru @8:30

5K @9:00


Race Route



Contact Gwen Besser at 612-242-6743 or 3628sunshine@gmail.com


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