Monday, May 27 - 8 AM Start
Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k around Arbor Lake in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k
From and back to the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant 7890 Main St N Maple Grove, MN 55369
Run or walk around Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k course with family & friends then return for optional Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for Irish Breakfast, Beer, cold and hot light beverages & More Irish Hospitality!
Timed/Scored on USATF Certified Course #MN15009RR Race results sent to MN Runner of the Year
5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results
Basic early entry begins at $27 - Full values entry fee $39 ; $50 race day
$6 Discount for no commemorative event shirt & $6 discount for No Irish Breakfast Options
Register Online for Memorial Day 5k
Memorial Day 5k printable promotional flier & mail-in entry form
Join CC’s Training Times in Maple Grove - Sundays from Claddagh Irish Pub
Via our MeetUp page RSVP for Charities Challenge’s ”Catch Me At Claddagh” Race Series & Training Times where we actively celebrate Friendship/Love/Loyalty Throughout the Year
Note: Friendship, Love and Loyalty are the virtues of the Irish Claddagh Ring
At the end of this page find the “History of Memorial Day” & the words to “America the Beautiful”, Memorial Day event theme song sung by Ray Charles
Pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution to all Registrants
Race Morning Schedule @ Claddagh Irish Pub in Maple Grove
6 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & indoor registration @ inside the Claddagh Irish Pub Restaurant right near and between the start and finish lines.
(More CCREW volunteers welcome; RSVP to CC Coach GaryWestlund@aol.com or call 612-245-9160)
7 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & Race Day $50 registration opens
7:50 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements
8 AM - START!
Post race Claddagh Irish Breakfast Buffet, Beer & light beverages await registered participants.
9:15 AM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners indoors for Irish breakfast and fun.
Always Celebrating the Virtues of the Claddagh - Active Friendship/Love/Loyalty
by sharing RxExercise run & walk followed by the hospitality of the Claddagh Irish Pub
2018 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2018 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Age-Graded Race Results
Also find “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page
2017 Memorial Day 5k Race Results
2017 Memorial Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results
2017 Memorial Day 5k slideshow + theme music
Also find Select “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page
Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music
2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Age-Graded Race Results
2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Kids Fun Run 500m Results
2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k slideshow + theme music
2015 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k photos slideshow with theme music
2015 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k photos slideshow + music
2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Inspiring Video
2013 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2013 Photos Slideshow with Memorial Day theme music
Event Theme: Celebrating Strong Hearts & Minds on Memorial Day
2012 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results
2012 Photos Slideshow with Memorial Day theme music
2011 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results & Records
2011 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Photos Online Slideshow + Theme Music
2010 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Official Results and Photos.
2009 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Official Results and Photos
2007 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Video produced by Paul Mix.
Challenge Hearts & Minds with appropriate and highly effective Rx Exercise
RxExercise (exercise as medicine) is an essential, powerful help to each of us in achieving and maintaining brain & mental health, and better meeting the challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, and brain diseases related to advanced aging like Alzheimer’s.
Learn @ Brain-Exercise Connection & How RxExercise Builds Stronger Brains & Fitter Minds
The History of Memorial Day
Let yourself be moved on Memorial Day, and every day, to remember all those who served, and are serving in uniform, by reading widely about common and heroic military service stories including:
“Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)” poem by A. Lawrence Vaincourt
“Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)” in video format performed by Tony Lo Bianco
The inspiring words from the song "America the Beautiful" will be heard at the Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k:
O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.
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.
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.
Charities Challenge unique Americana Heritage Series of 4 Run/Walk Events, including the Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k, finds some of its reason for being from the following obseration:
“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
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 benefit CC’s RxExercise 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!
Info: Contact CC Event Director & Coach GaryWestlund@aol.com / 612-245-9160
Online Registration for 2017 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k opens soon