Monday, May 30 - 8:30 AM
Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k
Timed/Scored on a USATF Certified Course
Recognition: 5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (5-year age groups > age 40-90+)
Beautiful Bunker Hills Regional Park, Andover, MN
Bunker Hills Activities Center Indoor & Outdoor Staging Area
550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW, Andover, MN 55304
Online Registration for Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k
Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Mail-in Entry Form
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
7:30 AM - Check-in, shirt pick-up & Race Day Registration inside Bunker Hills Regional Park Activities Center, next to start/finish area. Free, convenient parking, indoor restrooms, holiday theme music, announcer, healthful post-race treats & free fabulous photography.
Pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution to all Registrants
Race Day Schedule:
6:30 AM CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) Volunteers begin set up @ Bunker Hills Park Activities Center
7:30 AM Pre-registered Check-in & Race Day ($45) registration opens
8:20 AM Check-in & Race Day registration closes & Go to Start Line for pre-race Announcements
8:30 AM – Start! 5K Run & Walk
8:50 AM Post-race indoor party room & outdoor garden area with picnic tables open for refreshments
9:45 Kids Fun Run
10 AM CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers begin clean up. More CCREW volunteers always welcome.
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