Cosmic 5K Banner Graphic with white stars and illustrations of animals in space suits.

Cosmic 5K Fundraiser

Join us for a space race on July 20!

Run, walk, or roll to support the Bell Museum on a paved 5K course that winds through the University of Minnesota’s beautiful St. Paul campus. The littlest racers are welcome to join you along the way in strollers. After the race, kids ages 4–12 can enter the Space Dash fun run around the field adjacent to the museum, where we will also have photos, water rocket launching, and other free activities.

Participants receive free general admission to the museum on race day with their race bibs! The Cosmic 5K is just part of our fun-filled daylong celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing. Enjoy an array of Moon-related activities from space dioramas and NASA lunar samples to planetarium shows and more! Visit our Apollo 50 page for details.

Race Details: July 20

Cosmic 5K

8 am start
$40 General registration
$50 Day of registration

Kids Space Dash

9:15 am start, ages 4–12
$20 General registration
$25 Day of registration

Registration Includes

✨ Commemorative Moon finishers medal

✨ Space race t-shirt

✨ Free same-day admission to the Bell Museum

? Member Exclusive! Bell Museum members also get a multifunctional space mammoth headband (sneak peek below)!

Include your member number with your race registration.

Questions? Contact bellinfo@umn.edu.

Special thank you to our race day sponsors

3M logo      McGough logo

Spire Credit Union logo      Anderson Race Management logo