MINNEAPOLIS– August 14, 2015 – In order to spread awareness for National 811 Day, a day observed each year to remind homeowners and excavators to call 811 before digging; CenterPoint Energy has teamed up with local utility and marking companies for the 811 Run/Walk. The 5K Run/Walk will take place around the west side of Lake Calhoun tomorrow at 8:11 a.m.
The event will be emceed by Megan Newquist, news anchor for 5 Eyewitness News. Newquist expresses her support toward local charities and enjoys running in her spare time, making her a positive addition to this year’s Minnesota 811 Run/Walk.
This 5K Run/Walk will be an event for the whole family to enjoy. The 811 Run/Walk will be followed by a kids fun run, awards ceremony for top finishers, prize giveaway drawings for attendees in 811 apparel, a safety fair with a band and fire gear from the Minneapolis and St. Paul fire departments that can be tried on. Spectators are also welcome to attend this event to cheer on the participants and take part in the other planned activities throughout the day.
All proceeds from the 811 Run/Walk will benefit Operation Warm, an organization that provides warm winter coats to children in need. CenterPoint Energy and the other utility and marking companies are partnering with the Minneapolis and St. Paul fire departments to bring this exciting event to the community.
CenterPoint Energy, Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a domestic energy delivery company that includes electric transmission & distribution, natural gas distribution and energy services operations. The company serves more than five million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company also owns a 55.4 percent limited partner interest in Enable Midstream Partners, a publicly traded master limited partnership it jointly controls with OGE Energy Corp., which owns, operates and develops natural gas and crude oil infrastructure assets. With more than 7,400 employees, CenterPoint Energy and its predecessor companies have been in business for more than 140 years. The utility also operates a non-regulated business in Minnesota called Home Service Plus®. For more information, visit the website at CenterPointEnergy.com.