Christmas Day - Joyful 5k
& 1.5 Family & Friends Fun Walk
The Biggest Christmas Day 5k in the USA
Wednesday, December 25 - 10 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 with family & friends
A Charities Challenge Holiday Event Continuing CC’s RxExercise Mission - Programs & Events Focused on Better Lives & Relationships via RxExercise
Christmas Day-Joyful 5k Online Pre-registration via Active.com
Printable Christmas Day 5k Promotional Flier & Mail-in Registration Form
Pre-registration Entry Fee: $30 Dec 18 / $34 Dec 19-22 or closed when 800 limited entries received /$40 late race day registration.
NEW for 2013: In addition to long-sleeve shirt, a beautiful Acrylic Ashworth Award Commemorative Collectible Christmas Day - Joyful 5k Christmas Ornament (3”), with a place on the back to personalize with note about your 5k time and/or with whom you ran/walked the event. This will be a Christmas collector item that many will want to display for years to come. Reserved for first 250 Pre-registered. Pre-register Now!
Also New for 2013: Optional Hoody Sweatshirt with pouch ($32) or Crewneck Sweatshirt ($22) may be added to your pre-registration.
(Since shirts are printed well in advance of race day, shirts cannot be guaranteed to all race day registrants. Pre-register early!)
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Deadline for 2014 Holiday Run Series of 12 Events is Sunday, Dec 29, 2013
2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music
2012 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k Coverage on KSTP TV
This is the voice-over TV report about the event: ”A few hundred Minnesotans got the Christmas present at the top of their list Tuesday morning, crossing the finish line at this year's Christmas Day 5K Run at Como Lake in Saint Paul. It was pretty chilly, so the runners were bundled up. There are other Christmas Day runs, but Tuesday's in Saint Paul is the closest to the North Pole.”
2012 Christmas Day -Joyful 5k Coverage on WCCO TV
Race Morning Schedule @ Como Lakeside Pavilion outdoor promenade
8 AM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & registration area
8:45 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & Race Day registration opens
9:50 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements
10 AM - START!
Post race refreshments await participants on historic Como Lake promenade overlooking the lake
11:30 AM - CCREW begins clean-up
Thank you and have a joy-filled Christmastime Season!
2011 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music
2010 Christmas Day - Joyful 5k photos slideshow with music
2009 Christmas Day-Joyful 5k Online photos musical slideshow
Brighter, Lighter Days & Miles of Smiles Come with Sharing Our RxExercise Every Day
As with CC's wintry, often icy Holiday Run Series Events from Thanksgiving to Valentines, while times will not be recorded, the large digital display clock will show everyone's finishing time as will be seen in so many of the finishing photographs.
USATF Certified Course
CC's Como Lake Course is USATF #MN-05030-RR
For a larger version of the course map click here.
For all: Souvenir “Christmas Day - Joyful 5k” Long Sleeve Shirt, a reminder to keep up our daily RxExercise ”Miracle Miles” & to share those miles with others throughout the coming year in an ongoing “Celebration of Hope”. It’s a joy to walk ‘n run with others because “a 5k a day brightens a day”.
The Complete History of Christmas the most celebrated holiday, in the widest variety of language groups and cultures, around the globe.
You’re invited to make a tax-deductible donation in support of CC’s ongoing year round RxExercise programs. Net event proceeds benefit Charities Challenge RxExercise Events, Programs and Services. CC is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Learn more about the Power of Rx Exercise to improve the quality of all our lives, reduce disease risks, and to improve the lives of so many of us challenged by a variety of chronic diseases by checking out the CC web site.