Easter Sunday Rise 'n Shine 5k


garyeasterimage2012Sunday, April 1 - 8:30 AM

11th Annual

Easter Sunday

Rise ‘n’ Shine 5k

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

Run or walk around Arbor Lake in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k course with family & friends then return to Complimentary Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for Breakfast, Beer, cold and hot light beverages Irish Breakfast & beverages (a $15 value that is included with 5k registration!) & More Irish Hospitality!

Timed/Scored on USATF Certified Course #MN15009RR Race results submitted to MN Runner of the Year

Basic entry begins at $27 - Full values entry $37 ‘til March 15; $40 March 16-28; $45 race day

$5 Discount for no commemorative event shirt & $5 discount for No Irish Breakfast Options

Pre-register Online for Easter Sunday 5k

Easter Sunday 5k printable promotional flier & mail-in entry form

Get ready for future Holiday Run Events by training on our certified course Sundays with fun friends preparing for our race

Join CC’s Training Times in Maple Grove - 11 AM Sundays from Claddagh Irish Pub

Note: Friendship, Love and Loyalty are the virtues of the Irish Claddagh Ring

Find race day registration and morning schedule below


2017 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results

2017 Easter Sunday 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2017 Easter Sunday 5k slideshow + theme music

Find Easter Sunday 5k Highlight Photos @ 2017 Miles of Smiles Show

Also find Select “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music

2016 Easter Sunday 5k slideshow + theme music

2016 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results

2016 Easter Sunday 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2015 Easter Sunday 5k slideshow + theme music

Race Morning Schedule @ Claddaugh Irish Pub in Maple Grove

6:30 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 GaryWestlund@aol.com or call 612-245-9160)

7:15 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & $50 Race Day registration opens

      (Subtract $7 for no-commemorative shirt option)

8:20 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements

8:30 AM - START!Post race Claddaugh Irish Pub Breakfast Buffet, Beer, Irish Coffee, cold and hot light beverages and live Irish music await registered participants. This will be a great time to talk with one another, make new friends, and share your love for running and walking with faithful, loving family and friends.

10:15 AM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners indoors for Irish breakfast and fun.

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

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

Cheerful, welcoming CCREW volunteers, festive Irish motivation music, announcer, colorful St. Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k shirt, healthful tasty treats, holiday costumes, free & convenient parking, indoor heated restrooms.

2014 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results

2014 Easter Sunday 5k photos slideshow + theme music

2013 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results

2013 Easter Sunday 5k Slideshow with Rise ‘n’ Shine theme music

2013 Easter Sunday 5k creative video

2012 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results

2012 Easter Sunday 5k Slideshow with Rise ‘n’ Shine theme music

2011 Easter Sunday 5k Photos Slideshow with Theme Music

2011 Easter Sunday 5k Race Results & Records


2010 Race Results photos from the race  2009 Easter Sunday 5K Photo Gallery

“It’s a joy to walk ‘n’ run with others because a 5k a day brightens a day”

Read at The History Channel web site about the History of Easter

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 support CC’s RxExercise Events/Programs/Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

In addition to your event entry fee, CC welcomes any tax-deductible donation to CC.

Info: 612-245-9160; GaryWestlund@aol.com

You’re also welcome to fundraise directly for & with funds going to any other IRS recognized non-profit charitable cause of your choice while training for and participating in any CC Events. Go to CC’s Make A Donation page and then expore CROWDRISE linked there to set up your own fundraising campaign. CC receives no funds from any fundraising you set up to benefit any other charitable causes; but, CC’s Crowdrise page will display how much money you and others have raised for your charities of choice. Start your own Charities Challenge fundraising whenever you’re ready to add those steps to all your steps in training & racing CC Events. Ready...Set...Go!

Holiday Run Series Presented by Charities Challenge - Continuing CC’s RxExercise Mission & Programs