Raksha Walk

Raksha Bandhan is:

A Promise to Protect

Raksha Bandhan is an Indian festival that commemorates a centuries old tradition in which a sister ties a ceremonial band on her brother’s wrist and prays for his protection and safety. The brother reciprocates with a pledge to be there for her whenever she needs him. A simple band therefore binds brothers and sisters in an inseparable bond. Much like this bond between brother and sister, we want to encourage a bond between drivers on the road; promising to drive distraction-free in order to protect each other and the community.

Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day

Since the inception of the Raksha Walk in 2009, all Minnesota Governors proclaimed the day of our Minnesota walk as Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day in the state of Minnesota.

Special Thanks to:

Our Sponsors…

  • AAA of Minneapolis
  • AT&T Corporation
  • Guardian Wealth Advisors
  • Lean Horizons Consulting
  • Myslajek Limited

Our Partners…

  • Minnesotans for Safe Driving
  • Minnesota Safety Council
  • Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety
  • City of Eden Prairie
  • Eden Prairie Women of Today
  • Eden Prairie News

Our Dedicated Volunteers…

Raksha Walk 2016

9th Raksha 5k Walk / Run for Distraction-Free Driving

Saturday, August 6

Purgatory Creek Recreation Area
13001 Technology Drive · Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Special Guest: Col. Matt Langer
Chief, Minnesota State Highway Patrol


$15 for Walkers/ $20 for Runners
Onsite Registration $20
Walk FREE if under 12 years

Register in Advance by August 4:

Or call 612-759-3384

Help Build Distraction-Free Driver Communities, One Driver at a Time


7:30 am: Onsite registration/Pick up the Walk T-shirt
8:15 am: 5K Run Starts
9 am: Vigil to remember those lost to driver distraction
• Community Pledge to drive distraction-free
9:45 am: 5K Walk Starts


A crashed car involved in distracted driving by Minnesotans for Safe Driving • Prize Wheels • Exhibits from AAA Minneapolis • Peddle Kart Distraction Test by Toward Zero Deaths Program of Office of Traffic Safety • Screen Based Distraction Simulator by Minnesota Safety Council

In memory of your lost loved one, please bring a 5”x7” photograph for the Remembrance Wall


We need help with Registration, Set Up, Clean Up, Water Stations, and General Help On-Site.


You can make an individual donation or you can create or join a fundraising team.