Please review the steps below before registering.

Please note: although all of your event registration fees go into our HOPE, Strength, and Courage funds, those amounts are not included in the goal amount above.  This total includes only the donations made to your EveryDayHero fundraising pages.

Welcome to HOPE, Courage and Strength 5k Race Series

Bringing HOPE, Courage and Strength to those who need it most!

The mission of The HOPE, Courage and Strength 5K series is dedicated to supporting patients in their local infusion center by providing financial assistance, through the Essentia Health Foundation.

Essentia Health Foundation invites you to join us for the HOPE, Strength, Courage 5K Series to benefit the oncology patients in our local communities.  Last year, collectively the series raised nearly $100,000.  Several members of the communities – many of whom are cancer survivors – joined us for these exceptional family friendly events.  See below to learn how you can participate:

Step 1: Get Registered!

Whether you want to run, walk, or participate virtually, please click the "Register Here" button above!
Our registration process has changed in 2019. Teams and fundraising accounts are created after registering for the run/walk. We encourage everyone who participates in our event to create a fundraising page, but it is optional in 2019. You will receive a confirmation once you have registered with a link to begin fundraising (see Step #2).


Step 2: Create a fundraising page.
(Optional, but certainly appreciated)

Once you have completed step one of the registration process, you may create a fundraising page! 

After completing your registration, you will see a green button "Begin Fundraising" on your confirmation page.  If you have already closed this page, your confirmation email also contains the same button.  Click the button to get started with your EveryDayHero fundraising page.  Set a goal, add a picture, personalize your story, and start sharing with your friends and family. It is easy to share your page via email or social media with links at the top of your fundraising page. Let them help you raise money and show their support for HOPE, Strength, & Courage!

Do you have multiple family members (kids, spouse, etc.) that share the same email address, but would each like to create a fundraising page and join a team?  No problem - after the first family member has created their fundraising page and is still logged in, go back to our registration page and click the Start Fundraising button.  Change the Page Title to the name of the additional family member and click "Create Fundraising Page". 

If you would rather mail a check than make a donation online, please send to:
Essentia Health Foundation
400 E 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55805

Please specify on the check which race you would like to donate to (HOPE, Courage, or Strength)

Step 3: Join a team.

Once you have set up your personal fundraising page, you may “Create a new team” or “Join an Existing Team” right from your page!
The first individual to set up a team becomes the team captain.  The team captain can set a goal for the team, upload a team picture, and customize your team message.  If you want to join an existing team, log into your EveryDayHero fundraising page and click "Join an Existing Team".

Become a Sponsor!

Have your company become a sponsor! It’s a great way to meet our amazing families, meet potential customers and help a great cause! Contact us about sponsorship opportunities.


It takes volunteer support from community member to help make this event run smoothly. We’d love to have your help even for a couple of hours. Click on the Volunteer button to sign up!

Can’t attend the event? You don’t have to attend to help support the Essentia Health Foundation. Become a virtual participant and set up a fundraising page. We appreciate your support!

Questions? Please contact or (218) 786-8966.


Special thanks to our sponsors: