New Year's Day Hopeful 5k

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10 AM Start

8th Annual

New Year’s Day/Hopeful 5k

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

  Entry fee: $35 ‘til December 15; $37 12/16-25; $39 12/26-28;$50 race day

(Optional “no commemorative event shirt” subtract $9 from entry fee)

Online pre-registration New Years Eve Day - Hopeful 5k

New Years Eve Day - Hopeful 5k Printable Flier & Mail-in Entry Form

Save $ on 2017 “Holiday Run” Series of 12x Holidays Run/Walk Events

Series of 12x Holidays Run/Walk Events @ Maple Grove, MN, USATF Certified Course

Nearly all events include complimentary Irish breakfast & beer @ Claddagh Irish Pub

Save as much as $125+ on 12x Holiday Run Events - Special Reduced Entry fee of $295 only ‘til Dec 15

Hopeful 5k 2016Run or walk around Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, MN on USATF certified 5k course with family & friends then return to Complimentary Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant for Breakfast, Beer, light beverages (Irish Breakfast & beverages is a $20 value that is included with 5k registration!), Irish Music & More Irish-Americana Hospitality!

Timed/Scored by on USATF Certified Course #MN15008RR

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 & Restaurant Irish Breakfast Buffet, Beer, 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

2016 New Year’s Day 5k Race Results

2016 New Year’s Day 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2016 New Year’s Day 5k slideshow + music Here Soon


2014 New Year’s Eve Day - Hopeful 5k Photos slideshow + theme music

2014 New Year’s Eve Day - Hopeful 5k Race Results

2013 New Year’s Eve Day - Hopeful 5k Slideshow + Music

2012 New Years Eve Day 5k online slideshow with New Year’s Hopeful theme music

Race Day Schedule

Commemorative New Year’s Day – Celebrating Hope 5k shirt serves as a reminder to keep up our daily RxExercise, walk/run with loved ones, and achieve all our worthy resolutions.

* CC's Como Lake Course is USATF Certified Course #MN-05030-RR


New Years Day is a day of hopeful resolutions observed by people around the world. On this holiday, runners & walkers will be demonstrating the power of RxExercise to improve lives, especially those who are living actively and well beyond health challenges like arthritis, cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Enjoy more New Year’s motivation by reading at the web site The history of New Year’s Day

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. Info: 612-245-9160;

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