Christmas Day 5K

Christmas Day - Joyful 5k

Christmas Day 5k 2013

The Biggest Christmas Day 5k in the USA

Thursday, December 25 - 10 AM

Como Lake, St Paul, MN

1360 Lexington Parkway North, St Paul, MN 55103

Run or walk around beautiful Como Lake on a USATF certified* 5k course with family & friends

A Charities Challenge Holiday Event Continuing CC’s RxExercise Mission - Programs & Events Focused on Better Lives & Relationships via RxExercise

Christmas Day-Joyful 5k Online Entry via

Christmas Day 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Entry Form

Free, convenient nearby parking, indoor restrooms, motivating holiday theme music, announcer, warm hospitality, healthful post-race tasty treats & hot beverages, free fabulous photography slideshow, and creative Pro-video to remember the day forever

In addition to long-sleeve shirt, a beautiful Acrylic Ashworth Award 9th Annual Commemorative Collectible Christmas Day - Joyful 5k Christmas Ornament (3”), with a place on the back to personalize with note about your 5k time and/or with whom you ran/walked the event. This will be a Christmas collector item that many will want to display for years to come. Reserved for first 250 Pre-registered. Pre-register Early!

Optional Hoody Sweatshirt ($30) or Crewneck Sweatshirt ($20) may be added to your registration.

    (Since shirts are printed well in advance of race day, shirts cannot be guaranteed to all race day registrants. Pre-register early!)

2013 Christmas Day 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

2013 Christmas  Day - Joyful 5k JOYFUL Video

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2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music

2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k Coverage on KSTP TV

This is the voice-over TV report about the event: ”A few hundred Minnesotans got the Christmas present at the top of their list Tuesday morning, crossing the finish line at this year's Christmas Day 5K Run at Como Lake in Saint Paul. It was pretty chilly, so the runners were bundled up.  There are other Christmas Day runs, but Tuesday's in Saint Paul is the closest to the North Pole.”

2012 Christmas Day -Joyful 5k Coverage on WCCO TV

Early Check-In & Shirt and bib # pick-up Wednesday, Dec 24, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Black Bear Crossings Cafe inside the lakeside pavilion on Como Lake located at the address listed above.

Late in-person registrations are also welcome during early check-in

You may pick up shirts and bib #s for family/friends when you pick up yours at early check-in.

    Race Morning Schedule @ Como Lakeside Pavilion outdoor promenade

      (Start/finish & convenient free parking nearby; indoor heated restrooms below promenade) :

    8 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & registration area

    8:45 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & Race Day registration opens

    9:50 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements

    10 AM - START!

    Post race refreshments await participants on historic Como Lake promenade overlooking the lake

    11:30 AM - CCREW begins clean-up

    Thank you and have a joy-filled Christmastime Season!

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Brighter, Lighter Days & Miles of Smiles Come with Sharing Our RxExercise Every Day

As with CC's wintry, often icy Holiday Run Series Events from Thanksgiving to Valentines, while times will not be recorded, the large digital display clock will show everyone's finishing time as will be seen in so many of the finishing photographs.

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

For all: Souvenir “Christmas Day - Joyful 5k” Long Sleeve Shirt, a reminder to keep up our daily RxExercise ”Miracle Miles” & to share those miles with others throughout the coming year in an ongoing “Celebration of Hope”. It’s a joy to walk ‘n run with others because “a 5k a day brightens a day”.


The Complete History of Christmas  the most celebrated holiday, in the widest variety of language groups and cultures, around the globe.


You’re invited to make a tax-deductible donation in support of CC’s ongoing year round RxExercise programs. Net event proceeds benefit Charities Challenge RxExercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.


Learn more about the Power of Rx Exercise to improve the quality of all our lives, reduce disease risks, and to improve the lives of so many of us challenged by a variety of chronic diseases by checking out the CC web site.

Info: 612-245-9160

2013 Christmas Day 5k Ornament2