2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k Slideshow with theme music
2012 Christmas Day 5k TV coverage on KSTP Thank you KSTP for showing how, by dressing appropriately, we happily run and walk even when the wind-chill is sub-zero sunshine!
This is the voice-over 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 5k TV coverage on WCCO (Christmas Day 5k Event video and story run from @ 1:20-1:40 of this 2 minute video report)
Christmas Day - Joyful 5k
& 1.5 Family & Friends Fun Walk
The Biggest Christmas Day 5k in the USA!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 - 10 AM Start
Como Lake, St Paul, MN
1360 Lexington Parkway North, St Paul, MN 55103
A Charities Challenge Holiday Event Continuing CC’s RxExercise Mission - Programs -Events Focused on Better Lives & Relationships via RxExercise
Run or walk around beautiful Como Lake on a USATF certified* 5k course with family & friends
Pre-registered Early Entry Fee: $29 through Dec 18; $34 Dec 19-22 /$40 late race day registration.
Since shirts are printed well in advance of event, not all shirt sizes can be guaranteed to all race day registrants. Pre-register early
Pre-register online for 2013 Christmas Day-Joyful 5k via Active
Pre-register by mail for 2013 Christmas Day 5k with Printable Flier & Mail-in Registration Form here soon
Press Release - Dec. 20, 2012 - Christmas Day 5k - The Biggest Christmas Day 5k in the USA
Heated indoor restrooms; holiday music & annnouncer; free photography & fabulous online slideshow; CCREW volunteers warm & helpful hospitality; post-race treats & hot beverages. Free & convenient parking lots alongside start/finish area, with added police security hired by Charities Challenge.
MORE CHRISTMAS MORNING FUN:
Compete for Special Recognition in the "Ugly Christmas Sweaters Division"
Optional Early Check-In Schedule:
Tuesday, December 24, from 10 AM to 3 PM
at Black Bear Crossings Cafe inside Como Lakeside pavilion.
Early Check-In & Shirt and bib # pick-up reduces race morning check-in lines & volunteers work!
You may pick up your commemorative bib# and shirt & even pick up these items for family/friends.
Looking for a Running Gift that will last throughout the coming 2013 Year?
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@ St Paul, MN, USATF Certified Courses
Holiday Runs professionally timed/scored except ThanksGiving to Valentines wintertime races
Save $100+ on 12x Holiday Run Events - Special Reduced Entry fee of $220 only ‘til Dec 26, 2012
Note: Individual event entry fees would come to at least $324 based on early entry rates.
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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
USATF Certified Course
CC's Como Lake Course is USATF #MN-05030-RR
For a larger version of the course map click here.
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.
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.