2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk For Clean Water

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022

Our 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk for Clean Water was a lot of fun on that beautiful day in August. We had over 40 people gather to remember that we all need clean water – #mniwiconi – Looking forward to another successful event bringing people together for some fun in the sun, and for a good cause – #waterislife

5K Run/Walk for Clean Water 2022

On Line Registration


JOIN US FOR OUR 5K RUN/WALK ALONG MNILUZAHAN (Rapid Creek) – Beginning at 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Old Storybook Island Picnic Shelter, 2911 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City, SD – Enter at Parks Department Office at 2915 Canyon Lake Drive.  

Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places! Various Categories with an Elder Special for those 65 or older.

Bring your family and friends to enjoy this special event to bring awareness about needing to protect our clean water supply for us and future generations!

WHY? Gold companies are exploring upstream from Rapid City in the Rapid Creek drainage in the central Black Hill and we need to stop them now!

The Rapid Creek drainage includes Pe’ Sla, Rochford, Mystic, Deerfield, Silver City, and west almost to the Wyoming border. Gold activities are a major threat to Mniluzahan (Rapid Creek), which is the water supply for Rapid City, Ellsworth Air Force Base, agriculture, and smaller reservation and rural communities. The Creek is also a major site for recreation, from Pactola and Deerfield Reservoirs to whitewater kayaking to a blue ribbon trout fishery. Pollution from gold mining in the northern Black Hills can be found all the way downstream to the Missouri River.

We are seeking donations to provide scholarships for the entry fees for individuals. This will include a 5K T-shirt and a light lunch. Please Donate HERE.


  • Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places!
  • Elder Special for those 65 or older.

Entry Fee

$5 – Per Elder (65 and Over)
$10 – Per Adult (22 – 64)
$10 – Per Youth (13 – 21)
Free – Junior (12 and under)

This reasonable price is made possible by donations.

We have a limited number of scholarships to pay for the entry fee & a T-shirt on a first-come-first-serve basis. Must apply on-line (Registration below).

Sponsors are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or theft.

T-shirts will be for sale at $15 each.

LIGHT LUNCH TO FOLLOW. Protect our park and water from single use plastics. Bring your own Cutlery, Plate and/or reusable water bottle.

5K Run/Walk For Clean Water – On-Line Registration Form & Information.

Please Read our Liability Agreement before registering. Each adult and each participating child’s parent or guardian must sign a Release of Liability.

Proceed to Register by completing the following:

Payment Information

If you selected “Pay Now” please click HERE to pay entry fees

Other Registration Options:

Download and print the Registration and Release of Liability Forms. Complete, sign and mail with your payment(s) to BHCWA, P.O. Box 591, Rapid City, SD 57709.

You can also print, complete and bring this form with you on the day of the event, which will help us register faster.

Thank you.

Directions to the Event Location.

Old Storybook Island Picnic Shelter, 2911 Canyon Lake Drive, Rapid City, SD. Enter at Parks Department Office, 2915 Canyon Lake Drive.  

Sponsored by:

Sponsors are not responsible for any accidents, injuries, or theft. CDC Guidelines will be followed.

For more information or how you can help with donations, volunteering, or other, please Contact Us.

Volunteers also are needed to help on race day and you will receive a Free T-shirt. Volunteer Slots are Limited and are on a first-come-first-served basis. Please email us if you’d like to help and let us know your T-shirt size. Thank you!

Email us at nobhuranium@gmail.com

Check out our 2021 5K Run/Walk photos. We had a great time! Hope you will join us this year on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022.

Thank you to the Windrose Fund for contributing to BHCWA and our mission.

The mission of Black Hills Clean Water Alliance, founded in 2009, is to stop current and prevent future radioactive and destructive mining in the Black Hills region to protect our valuable resources – especially our water – for future generations. The Alliance is a diverse collection of citizens concerned about the health, environmental, and economic impacts that irresponsible mining projects would have on our communities, people, economy, and natural resources.