Grab your sweetie (or a running buddy) and join us for a fun run downtown!

Start and Finish at The Athenaeum – downtown next to Mass Ave.  Stay snuggly warm indoors before race and at the post race party!

Pancake Bar, popcorn & other snacks, hot chocolate, beer, Truly, wine or soda provided for all participants.

New Pancake bar – create your own masterpiece with various syrup, fruit and toppings.

Choice of swag: Blanket, Hat or Socks!  Plus an Awesome New Finishers Medal!!

And, this event benefits Riley Children’s Foundation!!

Highlights From the Running of the 2020 Be My Valentine 5K

Personalized Bibs!

Hurry!  You can personalize your bib if you wish. Last day to submit your choice is January 23, 2020.  Go to page for BeMyValentine 5K  and enter the information when you register.

2020 Swag Choice!

For 2020, select your swag!  Choose between a 5×4 ft polar fleece blanket, a ski hat or logo socks!

What Finisher’s Medal will you choose at the Finish Line?

Both Medal’s have a Magnetic back to display your most loved on your fridge…


Two Chances to Win a 32-inch HD TV!

How does this sound? You sign up to run the 2020 Be My Valentine 5K race and you go home with a brand new 32-inch TV!

Two lucky participants will do just that!  Your bib number is your entry. All you have to do is show up at the finish line right after the kids run and about 10 minutes before the race starts. We will draw 2 lucky winners!  You must be present to win so be sure not to lose out on this incredible opportunity!

Race Awards

Top 3 Male/Female Overall and Age Groups receive prizes and ribbons.  You MUST claim your prize at the event.  Go to the Kiosk to print your results. If you’re a winner, you get your prize right then!  Prizes will not be mailed.

Age Groups are:

Charities We Support

We are all about giving and the following charities are being supported by a generous donation from this event.

When you participate in the Be My Valentine Cupcake 5k, not only are you playing a part in your own health and wellness, you are helping to heal sick and injured kids across the state. Riley Hospital for Children is one of the premier pediatric research hospitals in the country, and it’s right in our backyard. You can donate to our Riley page at or create your own fundraising page leading up to the event. Funds will go to support Riley Children’s Foundation, and you can count yourself as being part of the nearly 100-year legacy of supporting Riley Hospital for Children.

Riley’s Children Foundation

Our Sponsors

Please thank our sponsors by checking them out and patronizing their business.