Food Allergy Awareness 5K Walk & Run Frequently Asked Questions

What is AFAA?

The Anaphylaxis and Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit.

What is AFAA’s mission?

To educate, advocate, and support those with life-threatening food allergies.

How does AFAA cover operating expenses?

AFAA operates through the generosity of volunteers and donations, small grants, and occasionally nominal fees subsidized by clinic and company sponsorships.

Why is AFAA hosting a fundraising walk & 5K?

Since its inception in 2001, AFAA has been operating on a shoestring budget and run by entirely by volunteers. Money raised during the fundraising walk will help AFAA continue their mission to educate, advocate, and support those with life-threatening food allergies.

Where and when will the walk & 5K take place?

The walk will take place on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Como Regional Park (Picnic Pavilions at Midway Parkway & Como Ave),  in St. Paul, Minnesota. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk & 5K begins at 9 a.m.

Who may participate in the walk & 5K?

Everyone!  Families; individuals; company & corporate teams; school teams; clinic teams; sports teams; team of friends; etc.;  (All participants must register and sign a release form and children under age must be registered by an adult).

Is the walk accessible?

Yes!  The Walk route and restroom facilities are wheelchair and stroller accessible.  Walkers can walk as long or short as each participant chooses.

How much will it cost to participate in the walk?

Those registering by May 8th can register at the Early Bird rate of only $35 (regular rate $50). A link to online registration is available at  as are printable walk/5K registration forms.

How may I raise money for the cause?

Recruit friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, and classmates to sponsor your participation in the walk & 5K - and join you to walk too!   Together you can make a team!  AFAA will offer online and paper forms designed to support your fundraising efforts.

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes. Gifts are deductible from taxable income to the full extent allowable. AFAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.