The first ever Milk Fun(d) Run to benefit the Fillmore Central Milk Fund is going to be held on June 8. The run will begin at the Fountain Root River Trail Head and finish at Trailside Holsteins dairy farm.

This event is a fun run/walk open to all individuals and families regardless of age and/or skill level. Registration will be at the trail head from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. with the run beginning at 9 a.m. The course will take runners and walkers 2.5 miles downhill on the scenic Root River Trail concluding at Trailside Holsteins where refreshments and dairy snacks will be provided.

An award ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. with awards given to the top male and female runners. A free shuttle back to the Fountain trailhead will be available from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Milk Fun(d) Run will be donated to the milk fund at Fillmore Central Schools. The milk fund was founded to assure that all students have the opportunity to enjoy wholesome milk during their morning milk break. This nutritional snack is vital to a young child's development. Educational dairy displays will be set up on the farm and tours of the dairy farm will be available from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m.

To learn more about the Milk Fun(d) Run, visit the Trailside Holsteins Facebook page, or contact Michael Johnson at (507) 421-3967, or email

Organizers hope everyone will come out on June 8 for a fun morning on the beautiful Root River Trail. Join in for some exercise and tour a modern dairy farm, all in support of a great cause!