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September 14, 2016
Contact: Erin Bryan
[email protected] | 952-838-9000

PACER’s Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying is Oct. 1 in Bloomington

Minneapolis: Friends of PACER’s seventh annual Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying, presented by the Minnesota Association of Public Employees (MAPE), will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Mount Normandale Lake Park in Bloomington. This family-friendly event will kick off National Bullying Prevention Month, which was founded by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center in 2006.

Beginning at 10 a.m., participants can choose a four-mile chip-timed run or a two-mile walk or roll (for wheelchairs or strollers). The event is a unique opportunity for adults and students to help raise awareness and funds to support bullying prevention.

“Participating in Run, Walk, Roll shows our communities that we are united together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion,” said Julie Hertzog, director of PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, which is based in Minneapolis.

When all team members have crossed the finish line, a ceremony will feature speakers, live entertainment, and a variety of prizes. Family activities will be ongoing throughout the event.

What:    Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying
When:   Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016
Check-in and onsite registration begins at 9 a.m.; run and walk/roll begins at 10 a.m.
Where: Mount Normandale Lake Park, 5901 W. 84th St., Bloomington
Free off-street parking is available.

Registration, which includes a complimentary T-shirt, is $20 for adults, $10 for ages 7 to 15, and free for children 6 and younger. To register, visit

About PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center: Founded in 2006, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, actively leads social change, so that bullying is no longer considered an accepted childhood rite of passage. PACER provides innovative resources for students, parents, educators, and others, and recognizes bullying as a serious community issue that impacts education, physical and emotional health, and the safety and well-being of students. PACER offers tools to address bullying in schools, the community, and online. For more information, visit or call (952) 838-9000 or (888) 248-0822 (national toll free).