College of Health

School of Social Work

Dash-it-for-Baskets 5k

The MSW Student Association invites you to volunteer and/or participate in the Dash-it-for-Baskets 5k on May 14, 2016

MSWSA volunteer opportunities and race teams. Proceeds benefit Open Baskets!

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 14, 2016
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Race begins at 9:00 a.m. Volunteers will be needed from approximately 7:00 - 11:30 a.m.


Trapp Farm in Eagan, 805 Wilderness Run Road

Race Registration: Use the link above.

Want to volunteer?  Email Melissa Anderson at to confirm your attendance.  Need a ride?  Indicate in your email that you'd like to carpool with another MSWSA member.

Since 2005, Open Baskets has partnered with Mental Health Resources, assembling winter holiday gift baskets for neighbors living with a mental illness.  For many, these baskets are the only gift they receive each year.  In 2015, Open Baskets assembled 1600 holiday baskets for adults and 200 for children - this represents over 51,000 individual items worth over $125k!  Each year, our MSW Student Association organizes students, faculty, staff, friends and family to join other volunteers for a morning of inspiration and volunteerism assembling these holiday baskets.

In addition to sponsorships & donations, Open Baskets raises money through its annual Dash-it-for-Baskets 5k (or 1 mile walk). Join the MSWSA on May 14th, 2016 for our 4th year of supporting this event. Last year Open Baskets raised $13k - this year the goal is $25k!

Bring your friends and family for a morning of inspiration and volunteerism.  Volunteers will assist with registration, water distribution, course signage set-up, and directing runners along the course route.  How many other opportunities will you get to direct traffic?? Plus, all volunteers receive a free T-shirt and the chance to cheer on some of your favorite faculty and staff runners.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.