Made in the Shade 2019

Support the ones you love by walking around the lake on a beautiful fall day!

Join us at this year's Made in the Shade event on September 21, 2019 at Thomas Beach on Lake Calhoun. 

Made in the Shade is truly a non-competitive walk, run, and roll—fun for the whole family! This 5K brings together people from across the Twin Cities to help provide opportunities for those with disabilities. We come together with other organizations like us for this fun day. Contact your friends and family to raise pledges, make a donation yourself, or come walk with us!

All of the funds raised go directly to the individuals we support. Each Phoenix Residence home decides how to use the funds, whether that is on music therapy, weekend trips, or community events.

For more event information, please view the event brochure.

Steps to Participate

1.) Print out pledge form to make a donation or raise contributions on behalf of The Phoenix Residence. Complete the form and return with your pledges to the address on the form. Be sure to include your name, contact information, T-shirt size, and house you would like to support.

2.) Raise Contributions! It’s easy. Ask your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to sponsor you! Anyone who raises or donates $25 will receive a free T-shirt!

3.) Come Walk, Run or Roll! Bring your pledge form and money with you to the lake the day of the event or mail into us ahead of time.

4.) Celebrate Success! After the walk, join us for lunch and entertainment!

Bonus: Consider becoming an event sponsor! This is a great way to recognize your company or organization and support a good cause. Please fill out this form if you're interested in becoming an event sponsor!


 9:30 a.m. - Check in at Thomas Beach

10:00 a.m. - Program

10:20 a.m. - Warm up for the walk led by trainers from The Firm

10:30 a.m. - Walk, Run and Roll shotgun start

11:00 a.m. - Post-event celebration featuring lunch and music

Questions? Or for more information on Made in the Shade, please contact Jackie Larson at 651-294-7964 or Any completed forms and pledges can be sent to us via email or mailed to us at: 330 Marie Ave. E, West St. Paul, MN 55118.

Other Ways to Help

Looking for an easy way raise contributions? Create a fundraising page online to raise funds specifically for Made in the Shade. This is easy way to gather support from your friends and family – they can make the donation entirely online!

We’ve put introductory information/photo on the page to get you started, but our hope is you will customize the page with your own photo and story of why you are getting involved. When setting up your page, there is a category for walk/run, so be sure to click there. Then, all you have to do is share your page with friends and family!

Donate – If you can’t make the event but want to donate, you can make a donation, anytime!

Volunteer – Are you more of the volunteer type? We are looking for a few to help the day-of the event. Please contact Jackie Larson at 651-294-7964 or if you would like to donate your time.

Thank you for supporting The Phoenix Residence! We look forward to seeing you on September 21st at the lake!