Christmas Day 5K

10th Annual

Christmas Day - Joyful 5k

CCChristmas2014The Biggest Christmas Day 5k in the USA

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 10 AM

Arbor Lake Area of Maple Grove, MN

 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

Timed/Scored by on USATF Certified Course #MN15008RR

300 Limited Entries - Pre-register Now!

Early Entry Fee: $35 pre-registered through Midnight Tuesday, Dec 15;

$40 Dec 16-22; $45 race day (but not all shirts sizes guaranteed race day)

Online Pre-registration Christmas Day-Joyful 5k

Christmas Day 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Mail-in Entry Form

Free, convenient nearby parking, motivating holiday theme music, announcer, warm hospitality, healthful post-race tasty treats & hot beverages, free fabulous photography slideshow

4C3A1324In addition to long-sleeve shirt, a beautiful Acrylic Ashworth Award 10th 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!

12/21/14 PRESS RELEASE @ Unique-in-America Christmas Day - Joyful 5k

Looking for a Running or Walking Gift that’ll last throughout the coming 2015 Year?

Here are 2 special offers on 2 Series of CC Run/Walk Events to Choose:

#1 2015 “Holiday Run” Series of 12x Events

50 Limited “Holiday Run” Entries for 12x 2015 Events Special

#2 2015 Life Challenges 5k Series of 8x Annual Run/Walk Events

50 Limited Life Challenge Series of 8x 5k Events Special

Deadline for 2015 Series’ Special Offers is Monday, Dec 29, 2014


2013 Christmas Day 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

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

    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!

2011 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music

2010 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music

2009 Christmas Day-Joyful 5k Online photos musical slideshow

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