Minneapolis Marathon runners will drink Minneapolis tap water at water stops this weekend

Runners taking part in Sunday’s Minneapolis Marathon will be drinking Minneapolis tap water at several water stops on the course. Organizers of the event are choosing tap water because Minneapolis tap water is clean, great tasting, and a better environmental and economic choice than bottled water.

The event, which takes place along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, will have 12 water stops providing Minneapolis tap water to runners of the full marathon and half marathon races. There will also be a water bottle filling station at the finish line in Bohemian Flats, just north of the Washington Avenue bridge on the west bank of the Mississippi River. Runners and spectators are encouraged to bring reusable water bottles so they can keep hydrated with Minneapolis tap water.

The Minneapolis Marathon is one of ten races organized and directed by Team Ortho Foundation, an organization that focuses on improving and enhancing the lives of orthopedic patients. The foundation supports research, education, and advancements in orthopedic technology and promotes good muscular, skeletal, and joint health by encouraging an active lifestyle including training for and participating in amateur athletic events.


Minneapolis is the state’s largest producer of drinking water. We make around 60 million gallons of clean tap water every day that meets or is better than federal Safe Drinking Water standards. Unlike bottled water, which often costs more than gasoline, Minneapolis tap is a bargain at less than half a cent a gallon. Plus, drinking Minneapolis tap water is a better choice for the environment because it creates less waste: no shipping or single-use plastic bottles are needed for folks to enjoy it.

Minneapolis tap water is delivered to thousands of homes and businesses throughout Minneapolis, Bloomington, Columbia Heights, Golden Valley, Crystal, New Hope, Hilltop and the Morningside neighborhood of Edina.

You can get more information on the quality and value of Minneapolis tap water on the Tap Mpls website.

Published May 31, 2012



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