Thanksgiving Day 5K


ThanksGiving Day - GivingThanks 5k

& 1.5 Family & Friends Fun Fitness Walk

SmallThanksgivinglogo9th Annual Active

“Attitude of Gratitude Celebration”

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov 27

9 AM Start - 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 for a fun family & friends start to Thanksgiving Day!

*CC's Wintertime Counterclockwise Como Lake Course Map is USATF Certified Course #MN13041RR

Pre-registration closed - On Site Late registration: Wednesday 9 AM - 4 PM & Race Morning 7:45 - 8:45 AM - Details Below

Thanksgiving Day 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Registration Form

2013 ThanksGiving Day 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

2013 ThanksGiving Day 5k GivingThanks Happy Video

Free convenient nearby parking, indoor restrooms, motivating holiday theme music, announcer, warm hospitality, healthful post-race tasty treats, free fabulous online photography slideshow, optional Liveality personalized printed glossy photos memory book to remember the day.

Early Check-In & Shirt and bib # pick-up Wednesday, Nov 26, from 9 AM to 4 PM at Black Bear Crossings Cafe inside the lakeside pavilion on Como Lake located at the address listed above.

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


2012 Thanksgiving Day - Giving Thanks 5k photos slideshow + music

Race Morning Schedule near lakeside pavilion Como Lake

7 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course - Event start/finish near Como Lakeside Pavilion Area.

7:45 AM - Pre-registered check-in opens for bib #s and shirts + Race Day Registration ($40) opens

8:45 AM - Check-in & Race Day Registration closes

8:50 AM - Start line assembles & Final Pre-race Announcements


10:20 AM - CCREW begin course clean-up

Post race treats await finishers as they arrive back at staging area.

Commemorative “ThanksGiving - GivingThanks 5k” long sleeve shirt that will remind each of us to keep a healthful “Attitude of Gratitude” every day throughout the coming year.

Slideshow & music from 2011 ThanksGiving Day 5k


Fun Families ‘n’ friends Holiday Tradition Actively Celebrating Gratitude. Holiday costumes welcome.


Slideshow & music from 2010 ThanksGiving Day 5k

Slideshow & music from 2009 ThanksGiving Day 5k


For what are you especially “GivingThanks”? Choose to show on your shirt/jacket a sign “GivingThanks for ______

As with CC's wintry Holiday Run Series Events, while times will not be recorded the display clock will show everyone's finishing time, as will so many of the finishing photographs.


Enjoy the History of Thanksgiving Day at Learn more about “Thanksgiving Day” by searching through this web page, video, and review of the historical evolution of this unique American Holiday we get to celebrate together each November, a Holiday to which we can add our own new traditions, traditions like sharing in the Power of RxExercise at a special “GivingThanks 5k” at Como Lake with family and friends.

Net event proceeds benefit C RxExercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization. You’re invited to make a tax-deductible donation in addition to your event entry fee.

Info: 612-245-9160;

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