Bluffview students (from left) Adam Martin, Memphis Piechowski, Arianna Berlin-Burns, Shay Berlin-Burns, and Along Stenberg following the 2017 Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K.

Bluffview Montessori 5K/10K to be held May 5


Participants from the 2017 Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K.
Participants from the 2017 Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K.

Bluffview Montessori School invites the public and the Bluffview community to participate in the fifth annual Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K Run/Walk on Saturday, May 5.

The race will start at Bluffview Montessori School, 1321 Gilmore Avenue, Winona, at 8 a.m. for 10K runners and at 8:15 a.m. for 5K participants. 5K participants will walk or run around West Lake Winona while 10K participants (runners only) will circle West and East Lake Winona, with both groups ending back at Bluffview Montessori School.

Participants receive a race T-shirt, refreshments, and a day of fun. First and second place awards will be given in each age division. Age groups are 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-plus.

The 5K pre-registration race fee is $15 for ages 16 to adult and $10 for ages six to 15. Children age five and under may participate for free. The 10K pre-registration fee is $20 for all age brackets. T-shirts for all participants are $5. Pre-registration is encouraged. Race-day registration will be accepted starting at 7 a.m.; however, T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.

Registration fees on the day of the race will increase by $5 each. Pre-registration is accepted online at (search words Bluffview and Winona). Strollers are allowed for the 5K. No pets please.

Packet pick up will be held on Friday, May 4, from 12-6 p.m. at Bluffview Montessori School. Race-day registrants will pick up packets at the registration site.

Funds raised from the Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K Run/Walk will support outdoor learning environment items and field trips for Bluffview Montessori students.

For more information about the Bluffview Explorer 5K/10K, contact race organizer Jacob Teichroew at 507-452-2807 or email For more information about Bluffview Montessori School visit

About Bluffview Montessori School

Bluffview Montessori School is a public, tuition-free, kindergarten through eighth grade charter school that uses the principles of Montessori education to help each child reach their full potential. The school is also home to a tuition-based Montessori preschool program for children 33 months through six years. For more information visit


Photos by Christine Martin.



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