ThanksGiving Day - GivingThanks 5k
& 2k Family & Friends Fun Fitness Walk
13th Annual Active
“Attitude of Gratitude Celebration”
Thursday, Nov 22
8 AM Start
Arbor Lakes 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 MNROY points reporting
Full Values Entry $39 Pre-register by 1 PM November 21 - Only $29 with two discounts listed below
$5 Discount on entry fee for no commemorative shirt and/or $5 for no Irish Breakfast options
Online registration for Thanksgiving Day 5k
Thanksgiving Day 5k Printable Flier & Mail-in Entry Form
Run or walk around Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k course with family & friends then return to Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for optional Breakfast, Beer, cold and hot light beverages, Holiday Music & More Hospitality. Claddagh is also inviting reservations for their fabulous Thanksgiving Day Buffet that will be served from 10 AM - 4 PM. Make your reservation early with the Claddagh for this always-a-sell-out Thanksgiving Day Buffet.
Read the e-welcome sent to those pre-registered as of 10 AM Tuesday, Nov 20
Thank you to the staff of the Claddagh Irish Pub for your fabulous fare & friendly hospitality to our runners, walkers, volunteers and guests!
Enjoy the inspiration and historical instruction in a 5 minute video titled Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday
Race Morning Schedule @ Claddaugh Irish Pub in Maple Grove
6:15 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; RSVP to CC Coach GaryWestlund@aol.com or 612-245-9160 & join our Happy CCREW.
6:45 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & Race Day registration opens
7:45 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements
8 AM - START!
Post-race Claddaugh Irish handy breakfast sandwiches, beer, cold and hot light beverages and holiday music await registered participants and CCREW volunteers. This will be a great time to talk with one another, talk about so much for which we’re grateful, make new friends, and share your love for running and walking with faithful, loving family and friends.
9:15 AM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners for Irish breakfast and fun.
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
Cheerful, welcoming CCREW volunteers, festive motivation music, announcer, classy ThanksGiving 5k shirt, holiday costumes welcome, free/convenient parking
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.
2017 Thanksgiving Day 5k Race Results
Find “Miles of Smiles” photos at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page
Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music
2016 Thanksgiving Day 5k Race Results
2016 Thanksgiving Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results
2016 Thanksgiving Day 5k slideshow + theme music
Find “Miles of Smiles” Thanksgiving Day 5k Highlights Photos at CC’s Facebook Group Page
2015 Thanksgiving Day 5k Race Results
2015 Thanksgiving Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results
2015 Thanksgiving Day 5k slideshow + music
2014 ThanksGiving Day - 5k Photos slideshow + theme music
2013 ThanksGiving Day 5k Photos slideshow + theme music
2013 ThanksGiving Day 5k GivingThanks Happy Video
2012 Thanksgiving Day - Giving Thanks 5k photos slideshow + music
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 History.com 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; GaryWestlund@aol.com
Holiday Run Series Presented by Charities Challenge - Continuing CC’s RxExercise Mission & Programs