2019 Race Results can be found here after the Race:
The Matt Kjelland Memorial Run/Walk is a community event created to honor the life and memory of Matt Kjelland and a fundraiser for Mental Health initiatives and military Veterans Suicide Prevention programs. Matt was an incredible young man. He was a loyal friend and always quick to put others before himself. Help us honor and celebrate his life by participating in this Memorial event while raising funds to help others.
Who: All Are Welcome
Cost: $20 per participant until August 22(11:59 PM) online, $25 on-line starting August 23th, and $30.00 on day of the race (ages 14 and under are FREE) All registrants will receive a complimentary T-shirt or equivalent event memorabilia as part of the registration fee. You will be asked to select a shirt size during your registration if the shirt is the option (however shirt & size with registrations after 8-22-20 will be subject to availability).
Where: Alexandria City Park & Central Lakes Trail.
Other: There will be a social time during and following the race. Food, prizes, auction, family entertainment, and great fellowship!
Registration: You may register online via this website, by mail by printing this form (Registration Form), and sending it with your check to Matt Kjelland Memorial Foundation, PO Box 601, Alexandria MN 56308 or the day of the race ($30). Contact us for more information regarding paper registration. [email protected]
Proceeds raised by the event will be used to provide financial support, awareness, advocacy and education for Mental Health-Suicide Prevention including assistance to military suicide organizations. Organizations include but are not limited to the Minnesota based “23-0” Program. Funds will also be used to continue the scholarship program in Matt’s name as well as other causes that Matt embraced during his life. One scholarship from the proceeds of the 3rd Annual 5K will be awarded at Awards Night at the Alexandria Area High School in June 2020. Other contributions were made to local & regional non-profit mental health assistance organizations, including but not limited to; ATCC Mental Health(CAPS), Bio-Girls Self Esteem Development, and Community Suicide Awareness/Education programs.