Challenge Hearts and Minds 5k

Memorial Day 5kMonday, May 29 - 8:30 AM

12th Annual
Memorial Day

Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k around Arbor Lake in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k

From and back to the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant

at 7890 Main St N Maple Grove, MN 55369

Professionally Timed/Scored on USATF Certified Course #MN15008RR As with every CC event, official race results are submitted to MN Runner of the Year for MNROY Records points

5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results

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!

 Entry fee as low as $24 for “No Commemorative Shirt” and “No Breakfast” options

Online Registration for Memorial Day 5k

Memorial Day 5k Printable Promotional Flier & Mail-in Registration Form

Get ready for Memorial Day 5k & future Holiday Run Events by training with us on our certified course Sundays with fun friends preparing for our race

Join CC’s Training Times in Maple Grove, MN - 8 AM Sundays from Claddagh Irish Pub

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

At the end of this page find the “History of Memorial Day” & the words to “America the Beautiful”, Memorial Day event theme song sung by Ray Charles

Pocket-size Declaration of Independence & US Constitution to all Registrants

Race Morning Schedule @ Claddagh Irish Pub in Maple Grove

6:30 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & indoor registration @ inside the Claddagh 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 & Race Day $50 registration opens

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

8:30 AM - START!Post race Claddagh Irish Breakfast Buffet, Beer & light beverages await registered participants.

9:15 AM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners indoors for Irish breakfast and fun.

Always Celebrating the Virtues of the Claddagh - Active Friendship/Love/Loyalty

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

 

2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results

2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Kids Fun Run 500m Results

2016 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k slideshow + theme music

2015 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k photos slideshow with theme music

2015 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results

2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results

2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k photos slideshow + music

2014 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Inspiring Video

2013 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results

2013 Photos Slideshow with Memorial Day theme music

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Event Theme: Celebrating Strong Hearts & Minds on Memorial Day

2012 Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results

2012 Photos Slideshow with Memorial Day theme music

2011 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Race Results & Records

2011 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Photos Online Slideshow + Theme Music

2010 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Official Results and Photos.

2009 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Official Results and Photos

2007 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k Video produced by Paul Mix.
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Challenge Hearts & Minds with appropriate and highly effective Rx Exercise

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RxExercise (exercise as medicine) is an essential, powerful help to each of us in achieving and maintaining brain & mental health, and better meeting the challenges of Traumatic Brain Injury, stroke, and brain diseases related to advanced aging like Alzheimer’s.

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The History of Memorial Day

Let yourself be moved on Memorial Day, and every day, to remember all those who served, and are serving in uniform, by reading widely about common and heroic military service stories including:

“Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)” poem by A. Lawrence Vaincourt

“Just a Common Soldier (A Soldier Died Today)” in video format performed by Tony Lo Bianco

The inspiring words from the song "America the Beautiful" will be heard at  the Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k:

O beautiful for heroes prov'd
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And mercy more than life.

America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness,
And ev'ry gain divine.

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea.

Charities Challenge unique Americana Heritage Series of 4 Run/Walk Events, including the Memorial Day - Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k, finds some of its reason for being from the following obseration:

“Nations have passed away and left no traces. And history gives the naked cause of it; one single, simple reason in all case: They fell because their people were not fit.” - Rudyard Kipling

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 benefit CC’s RxExercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Charities Challenge RxExercise Online Fundraising Campaigns - Help Support Exercise as Medicine - Start Your Campaign Now!

Info: Contact CC Event Director & Coach GaryWestlund@aol.com / 612-245-9160

Online Registration for 2017 Challenge Hearts & Minds 5k opens soon