Since the first event in 2003, the Race for Justice has benefited law graduates going into low-paid public interest work by subsidizing their education debts through the Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) of Minnesota. Over the years, the race has expanded into a favorite annual activity for members of Minnesota's legal community and beyond.
5K Highlights & Fun Facts
- Most participants in a race: more than 1,000 (2007)
- Most teams participating in a race: 36 (2008)
- Most pieces of cut fruit served: 2,400 (400 oranges and 400 bananas, 2010)
- Oldest participant: 75
- Youngest participant (not including babies in strollers): 3
- Farthest-away sponsor: Halpern & Oliver (Olympia, Wash.)
- Longest-running sponsor: Dorsey & Whitney (every year)
- Largest total sponsorship contribution: West, a Thomson Business
- Average number of volunteers needed: more than 100
- Average number of boxes of T-shirts needed: 25
- Largest number of class years represented: 35 (ranging from 1974-2014)
- Largest number of firms and schools represented: 87
- Largest number of states represented by participants: 11 (Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C.
- Average judicial districts and courts represented: Anoka County District Court, Hennepin County District Court, Ramsey County District Court, Minnesota Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, Minnesota Supreme Court