On the Run

The Westin Edina Galleria hosts a running group for guests and Edina residents.

Last spring, the Westin Edina Galleria implemented its RunWestin program. “This is part of the Westin brand initiative; all Westin brands nationally have this program, which is part of the ‘move well’ initiative,” says Michael Kappel, complex director of sales and marketing at Westin Edina Galleria. As part of the program, hotel guests can meet Tuesdays through Thursdays to participate in morning runs around the area. A popular running location is Centennial Lakes Park thanks to the park’s scenic nature; most routes are approximately 1.5 to 5 miles long. However, where and how far participants run can be decided by whatever guests are looking for. The program is complimentary, so all guests can participate for free – they are encouraged to sign up in advance. Members of the community are invited to join in as well.

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 6 a.m. and Thursdays at 6:30 a.m. To participate, please email runconcierge@westinedinagalleria.com or call the hotel to sign up by 9 p.m. the night before a run. Running gear is also available to rent for $5 through the hotel’s Gear Lending Program. For more information, please contact the Westin Galleria concierge or visit the website.