Raksha is PROMISE TO PROTECT
A bond between drivers on the road; promising to drive distraction-free in order to protect each other and the community.
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, let us commit to a bond of protection with other drivers who share the road with us.
Let us celebrate Distraction-Free Driving.
7:30 am Registration opens
8:00 am 5K Run begins
9:00 am Leaders recognized for their
Distraction-free Driving Efforts:
- Minnesota Department of Public Safety
- Corporate executives for creating company-wide Distraction-free Driving workplace cultures
- US & Minnesota Legislators
- Minnesota Safety Council
- AAA of Minneapolis
10:00 am Distraction-free Driving Pledge
Raksha Walk begins
Since the inception of the Raksha Walk/5K Run in 2009, all Minnesota Governors proclaimed the day of Raksha Walk as the Distraction-Free Driving Awareness Day in the State of Minnesota.