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Matt Kjelland Memorial 5K Run/Walk & 1 Mile Walk

Saturday September 21st, 2019

Alexandria, MN

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2018 Race Results can be found here after the Race:


2018 Matt Kjelland Memorial Race Video:


The Matt Kjelland Memorial Run/Walk is a community event created to honor the life and memory of Matt Kjelland.  Matt was an incredible young man. He was a loyal friend, a loving son, and always quick to put others before himself. Help us honor and celebrate his life by participating in this Memorial event!


Who: All are welcome

What: Fun Run and Competitive Divisions available.  Alternate 1-Mile Walking Course I and a 1K Kids Fun Run are also part of the event.

Cost: $20/participant until Sept 17th online, $25 day of the race (ages 14 and under are FREE)  All registrants will receive a complimentary T-shirt as part of the registration fee.  You will be asked to select a shirt size during your registration (however shirt & size availability on registrations after 8/15 will be subject to availability).

Where: Alexandria City Park

Other: There will be a social time during and following the race. Food, prizes, auction, bean bags, 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 Mike Kjelland 4206 Heritage Ln NE Alexandria MN 56308 or the day of the race ($25).  Contact us for more information regarding paper registration.


Proceeds raised by the event will be used to provide financial support, awareness and education for Suicide Prevention including assistance to military suicide organizations. Organizations including but not limited to the MN National Guard "23-0" Program and Wounded Warriors. 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 2nd Annual 5K will be awarded at Awards Night at the Alexandria Area High School in June 2019. Other contributions were made to Discovery Middle School & Alexandria Area High School Food Shelf Programs, ATCC Mental Health(CAPS) Program and Fargo Moorhead & Alexandria Lyme Support Groups.  


Race Day Schedule:

8am - 9am - Fellowship-Sharing Stories of Matt's Life - Prayer Service

8am - 9:30am - Race Registration

9:15am – 9:50am – Program – Speakers

10am – Race Starts

11am - Kid's Fun Run

11:30am – 12:30pm  - Awards Ceremony

During Race & After the race there will be a social time with Music, Kids Games, Silent Auction, concessions, etc.  Make it a fun family time celebrating Matt’s life and legacy.

Awards will be given in Male & Female categories for each of the age brackets below - 5k Run only (Run will be Chip Timed This Year by Pickle Events!!!)

14 & under   15-19    20-29    30-39     40-49    50-59     60-69   70 & Over





Race Distances

Price Register
Matt Kjelland Memorial 5K Walk (3.1 Miles) Click to Find Out Register »
Matt Kjelland Memorial 1 Mile Walk Click to Find Out Register »
Kids 1K Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »
Matt Kjelland Memorial 5K Run Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Alexandria City Park, Alexandria, MN

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