Scenic 5K race through Minnie Ha Ha Park, concert set Saturday

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A scenic 5K race through Minnie Ha Ha Park in Sunset Hills will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 23, with live music beginning at 7 p.m.

The event will feature food, local brewers and a free live concert. The “Have You Heard of Minnie Ha Ha” event is dedicated to bringing attention to Minnie Ha Ha Park, a small park in Sunset Hills known for its frequent flooding.

Contestants in the “Have You Heard of Minnie Ha Ha” race will have the option to grab a pint of beer from local brewers after the race. Legends Undercover, a local band, will start at 7 p.m. after the race ends. Local brewers 2nd Shift Brewing, Steampunk Brew Works and Greer Brewing Co. will offer a selection of beers for participants to try.

Minnie Ha Ha Park —named after Minniehaha, a fictional Native American woman from “The Song of Hiawatha” — was a popular swimming beach in the 1930s. The park also has the first paved road in St. Louis County, paid for by August Busch from Anheuser-Busch. While running along Minnie Ha Ha’s trails, a scenic view of the Meramec River can be enjoyed from different access points.

For more information on the race, click here.