Challenge Cancer 5k

ChallengeCancer5kLogo2016 2Saturday, July 21 - 8 AM Start

14th Annual
Challenge Cancer 5k

Celebrating Active Cancer Survivors
+ 1/3 Mile Kids Challenge Fun Run @ 9:15 AM

Beautiful Bunker Hills Regional Park, Andover, MN

Bunker Hills Activity Center Indoor & Outdoor Staging Area

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304

Timed/Scored on a USATF Certified 5k Course Map MN15036RR As with every CC event, official race results are submitted to MN Runner of the Year for MNROY Records points

5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results

Preregister online for Challenge Cancer 5k

Challenge Cancer 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Entry Form

For the second time, this Life Challenge event is being conducted simultaneously on the same course, side by side, with another Life Challenge event: The 13th Annual Challenge Obesity 5k presented by Charities Challenge. Let’s “share the love as well as the road”, and learn from one another about the Power of RxExercise to help us live well beyond life’s challenges. Go US all!

Check-in, shirt pick-up & Race Day Registration @ start/finish area near Bunker Hills Park Activities Center. Free, convenient parking,  indoor restrooms, motivating theme music, announcer, commemorative race shirts, healthful post-race treats & free photography

Race Day Schedule:

Read the E-mail welcome “Event News” sent to all pre-registered participants on Wednesday, July 19

6:30 AM CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) Volunteers begin outdoor course set up

7 AM CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) Volunteers begin indoor registration in Activity Center

7:15 Pre-registered Check-in & Race Day $45 registration opens (subtract $5 for “no commemorative shirt”)

7:50 Check-in & Race Day registration closes & Go to Start Line for Pre-race Announcements

8 Start! 5K RUN & WALK

9:15 Kids 500m Fun Run Race Results & Recognition posted on site and to internet soon after the race

Post-race gathering both indoor and outdoor around gardened Activity Center

9:30 AM CCREW volunteers begin course and finish line clean-up


2017 Combined Challenge Cancer 5k + Challenge Obesity 5k Race Results

2017 Challenge Cancer 5k + Challenge Obesity 5k Age-Graded Race Results

Also find Select “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music

2016 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results

2016 Challenge Cancer 5k Age-graded Race Results

2016 Challenge Cancer 5k photos slideshow + theme music

2015 Challenge Cancer 5k photos slideshow + theme music

2015 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results

2014 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results

2014 Challenge Cancer 5k photos slideshow + theme music

2014 Challenge Cancer 5k Inspiring Video

2013 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results

2013 Challenge Cancer 5k Photos slideshow + theme musicIMG_1424

2012 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results

2012 Challenge Cancer 5k Photos Slideshow with event theme music

2011 Challenge Cancer 5k Race Results & Records

2011 Challenge Cancer 5k Photos Online Slideshow + Event Theme Music

2010 Race Results  Photo Slideshow 2009 Race Results and Race Photos   CC Active Sponsorship Program


Challenge Cancer with appropriate and highly effective RxExercise.

Appropriate Rx Exercise is a powerful help to many cancer patients who want to improve their daily quality of life by staying physically active through, and well beyond, their very challenging cancer therapies. Rx Exercise has helped many cancer survivors to make strong comebacks from their cancer challenges, to become “More than Survivors”.

Learn more aboutThe Power of Rx Exercise & Cancer

Cancer prevention: 7 steps to reduce your risk - Mayo

Exercise for Cancer Survivors

You’re invited to donate more than your race registration fee in support of CC Challenge Rx Exercise programs. Net event proceeds benefit Charities Challenge Rx Exercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Charities Challenge RxExercise Online Fundraising Campaigns - Help Support Exercise as Medicine - Start Your Campaign Now!

Charities Challenge Mission: To Improve Health/Fitness, Reduce Health Risks, and Enhance Disease Management via Goal-oriented RxExercise Training Programs, Engaging Events & Active Community Partnerships...
Because there is NO CURE for all the ills associated with lack of exercise…except RxExercise!

Net event proceeds support CC’s RxExercise Events/Programs/Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

In addition to your event entry fee, CC welcomes any tax-deductible donation to CC supporting RxExercise.

Info: 612-245-9160;

You’re also welcome to fundraise directly for & with funds going to any other IRS recognized non-profit charitable cause of your choice while training for and participating in any CC Events. Go to CC’s Make A Donation page and then explore CROWDRISE linked there to set up your own fundraising campaign. CC receives no funds from any fundraising you set up to benefit any other charitable causes; but, CC’s Crowdrise page will display how much money you and others have raised for your charities of choice. Start your own Charities Challenge fundraising whenever you’re ready to add those steps to all your steps in training & racing CC Events. Ready...Set...Go!