Christmas Day 5K

2018 Christmas Day 5k Race Results

2018 Christmas Day 5k Age-graded Race Results

Soon Find “Miles of Smiles” photos here at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

CCChristmasgreen2015vs3Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - 10 AM Start

14th Annual

Christmas Day

Joyful 5k

Arbor Lake Area of Maple Grove, MN

Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant 7890 Main St N Maple Grove, MN 55369

Timed/Scored on USATF Certified Course #MN15009RR - Includes MN Runner of the Year points reporting

Run or walk on USATF certified 5k course or optional 2k round Arbor Lake in Maple Grove, MN with family & friends, then return to the warmth of the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for post-race treats and hot & cold beverages, holiday music & warm Irish-American hospitality.

Race Morning Schedule & Race Day Entry Information Below

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Thank you to the staff of the Claddagh Irish Pub for your fabulous, friendly hospitality to our runners, walkers, volunteers and guests!

Race Morning Schedule @ Claddaugh Irish Pub in Maple Grove

Online Registration for 2019 Christmas Day 5k opens soon

Christmas Day 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Entry Form here soon

8 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & indoor registration @ inside the Claddaugh Irish Pub Restaurant right near and between the start and finish lines.

More CCREW volunteers welcome to help; RSVP to CC Coach 612-245-9160 & join our Happy CCREW

9 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & $45 Race Day registration opens (Optional “no commemorative event shirt” subtract $5 from entry fee)

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

10 AM - START!Post-race indoor Claddaugh Irish Pub reception includes healthful goodies hot drinks including Irish mulled wine, holiday music for all registered participants and CCREW volunteers. This will be a great time to talk with one another, celebrate the holiday, make new friends, and share your love for running and walking with faithful, loving family and friends.

11:15 AM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners indoors for warm Irish hospitality.

Always Celebrating the Virtues of the Claddaugh - Active Friendship/Love/Loyalty

by sharing RxExercise run & walk followed by the hospitality of the Claddaugh Irish Pub

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

2017 Christmas Day 5k Race Results

2017 Christmas Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results

Soon find “Miles of Smiles” Highlights photos at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music


2016 Christmas Day 5k Race Results

2016 Christmas Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2016 Christmas Day 5k slideshow + theme music

2015 Christmas Day 5k Race Results

2015 Christmas Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2013 Christmas Day 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music

2012 Christmas Day -Joyful 5k Coverage on WCCO TV

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

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”.


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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