Valentines 5K

Valentines5k2010-BLUESunday, Feb 14 - 10 AM

Arbor Lake, Maple Grove, MN

8th Annual

Valentines Day Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k
& 2k Family & Friends Fun Walk

Celebrating Active-Loving Hearts By Sharing the Love of RxExercise

Timed/Scored by on USATF Certified Course #MN15009RR

Online pre-registration Valentines 5k

Printable Valentines 5k promotional flier & mail-in registration form

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

Run or walk around Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k course with family & friends returning to Complimentary Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for Breakfast, Beer, Irish Coffee, cold and hot light beverages (Irish Breakfast & beverages is a $20 value that is included with 5k registration!), Valentines and Irish Music & More Irish Hospitality!

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

Follow Charities Challenge’s ”Catch Me At Claddagh” Race Series & Training Times Where we actively celebrate Friendship/Love/Loyalty Throughout the Year

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

Race Morning Schedule @ Claddaugh Irish Pub in Maple Grove

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 or call 612-245-9160)

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

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

10 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.

11:15 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 New Year’s Day 5k shirt, holiday costumes welcome, free & convenient parking

Valentines Day has become a “celebration of love”. On this holiday,  runners & walkers will be demonstrating the power of RxExercise to improve lives and loving relationships, especially the many who are living well beyond health challenges like arthritis, cancer, diabetes & heart disease with RxExercise shared with loved ones.

Perhaps even display a sign on your back proclaiming, “My Heart Is Running for __________________”.

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2015 Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k Photos show + music

NOTE: Click on “Slideshow” to start the show. Change “Duration” from 3 seconds to change the speed of the show.

2014 Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

2014 Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k Video

2013 Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running Slideshow + Valentines Theme Music

2012 Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running Photos Slideshow + Valentines Theme Music

2011 Valentines Hearts ‘r’ Running Photos Slideshow with Hearts Theme Music


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

Feb 7, 2012 - ”For Valentine's Day, Promoting Health Through Exercise” worldwide story via US State Department’s Embassy site about CC’s Valentines Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k


2010 Photo Slideshow

Commemorative “Valentines Day - Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k” Long-sleeve shirt, a reminder to “Share the Love” of sharing our daily RxExercise with those we actively love. Walk ‘n Run with active-loving others, because a 5k a day brightens a day & even improves relationships!

Photos from the 2009 Valentines Day Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k

Demonstrate your active-love! If you’re already an active runner/walker you can significantly encourage those whom you love who will be take up exercise because you, family or friend, are walking with them at the Valentines 5k.


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.


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 supporting RxExercise.

Info: 612-245-9160;

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 explore 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!

Businesses with a health/fitness interest are very welcome to become a Valentines Day Race Sponsor

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