America the Beautiful

2012 America the Beautiful 5k Slideshow with Theme Music

2012 America the Beautiful 5k Race Results

gary9-11jpegSunday, September 8, 2013

9:11 AM Start

America the Beautiful 5k

Never Forgetting 9/11

& 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk

Como Lake, St Paul, MN 1360 Lexington Parkway North, St Paul, MN 55103

Pre-register Online - 2013 America the Beautiful 5k via Active

2013 Printable Promotional Flier & Entry Form here soon

Recognition: Complete 5k results by USATF Youth, Open, Masters (5-year age groups > age 40-90+) Divisions.

USATF Sanctioned Event on a certified course* Professionally Timed/Scored by


Celebrating “America the Beautiful” every step of our way: Colorful commemorative America the Beautiful 5k shirt,  special Americana music & announcer, unique CC race photography post-race online slideshow with event theme music & free access to your photos to add to your photo records & Facebook, refreshments & cheers, and a pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution to carry throughout the year.


Race Morning Schedule near lakeside pavilion Como Lake

Start/finish & convenient free parking alongside Como Lake; indoor restrooms below pavilion promenade; motivational theme music, announcer, free photographic record & online show, healthful post-race treats.

Driving directions.

7 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course

7:50 AM - Pre-registered check-in opens for bib #s and shirts

7:50 AM - Race Day Registration ($40) opens

8:50 AM - Race Day Registration closes & National Anthem

9 AM - Start line assembles & Final Announcements

9:11 AM - START! America the Beautiful 5k

10:30 AM - CCREW begin course clean-up & post-race CCREW complimentary lakeside brunch

Post race treats await finishers as they arrive back at staging area.

5k Race Results posted immediately following race & uploaded to

5k on USATF certified course around beautiful Como Lake; Start/Finish near Lakeside Pavilion.

2011 America the Beautiful 5k Photos Slideshow with Theme Music

2011 Race Results

CC's Como Lake Course USATF Certified Course #MN-05030-RR


America the Beautiful 5k Event Highlights:

1. 11 th Anniversary of 9/11 active remembrance of sacrifices of military & civilians in defense of life, liberty & happiness

2. Never Forgetting 9/11 while celebrating the sentiments expressed in classic song America the Beautiful (See * below)

3. Exercising liberty 'cause the strong best defend life, liberty & happiness (See ** below)

4. Added funds raised to benefit wounded vets.

5. Photos/slideshow

6. Music/announcer

7. Lively camaraderie

8. Commemorative shirts

9. New 9/11 memories

* The inspiring words from "America the Beautiful" will always be played at the Never Forgetting 9/11 5k:

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Hear the brilliant interpretation of this song with Internet Explorer by Ray Charles by clicking on 



** “Nations have passed away and left no traces. And history gives the naked cause of it; one single, simple reason in all case: They fell because their people were not fit.” - Rudyard Kipling