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The Great (Point) 8K

  • Central Park of Maple Grove 12000 Central Park Way Maple Grove, MN, 55369 United States (map)

A short walk, going a long way to raise awareness and funds for lupus

Join Lupus Link Minnesota for The Great (Point) 8K, a short/easy walk at the beautiful, new Central Park in Maple Grove. Funds raised will support our efforts of advancing knowledge and mobilizing resources to improve the lives of those affected by lupus and related autoimmune diseases.

The short walk will be accompanied by a program, live entertainment, awareness display, refreshments and more.

Get inspired and meet some of the individuals who decided to step up and form a team in The Great (Point)8K Kaptains' Korner.


$15 per person ($20 on event day)

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Event-day details were emailed to all registered participants.

Day-of registration will be available onsite beginning at 9:00 a.m. 

This site remains open for fundraising through and beyond the event. 


9:00 a.m. Registration
10:15 a.m. Program
10:30 a.m. Walk Start
11:00 a.m. Concluding Program

Fundraising & Incentives

Lupus Link Minnesota relies on your individual and team’s fundraising efforts to help fund our mission. We encourage you to reach out to your friends, family and neighbors for donations, supporting your participation … and encouraging them to join your team too. It’s a “no,” if you don’t ask.  

You can collect donations in person too. Download the Contribution Form and record donor and gift information. Bring the form and accompanying donation to the event or return both to Lupus Link Minnesota pre- or post-event.

Teaming with our friends at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, we will reward you for fundraising for Lupus Link Minnesota:


Raise $100: receive two Raising Cane’s Box Combo passes ($17 value)

Raise $500: receive a Lupus Link Minnesota fleece throw

Raise $1,000: receive a Raising Cane’s gift basket containing additional food and drink passes, t-shirt, a plush mascot, and more fun swag

Incentives are compounded; reach a level, but collect all previous level awards too. Gifts will be awarded at the event, totaling both online and in-person donations.

Awareness Display

Get LINKED FOR AWARENESS at The Great (Point)8K. Pay tribute to someone touched by lupus or tell us the reason you support lupus awareness on our giant magnetic display. For a minimal donation of $5, you’ll personalize a square for the wall and receive a take-home magnet frame as a memento.


Simply look for a wall with a picture of our icon to participate, and watch how it builds throughout the event! 


We welcome corporate and individual event sponsorships and offer a variety of in-event exposure for your sponsorship. See the sponsorship opportunities and complete the accompanying form.

Donate in-kind post-event refreshments, water, prizes, etc. in exchange for sponsorship as well. Contact Lupus Link Minnesota for needs and details.

Special thanks to our sponsors:







Questions/More Information

For additional information, please contact Lupus Link Minnesota at or 952-777-4122.