New Years Eve Day Hopeful 5k

Hopeful52013greyvsWednesday, Dec 31, 2014 - 3 PM Start

6th Annual

New Year’s Eve Day - Hopeful 5k

Let’s Run Out 2014 - The Year’s Last Race is On

Starting/Finishing @ 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

Pre-registration fee $29 ‘til Sunday December 21; $34 12/22-28; $45 race day - Pre-register early!

Online Entry via for New Year’s Eve Day 5k

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

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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 @ Como Lakeside Pavilion outdoor promenade

      (Start/finish & convenient free parking nearby; indoor heated restrooms inside Black Bear Crossings Cafe inside the historic lakeside pavilion, and more below promenade):

    1:15 PM - CC Race Event Worker (CCREW) Volunteers set up course, finish line & indoor registration at the historic lakeside pavilion right near and between the start and finish lines.

    (More CCREW volunteers welcome to help; RSVP to Coach or call 612-245-9160)

    2 PM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & Race Day registration opens

    2:50 PM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements

    3 PM - START!

    Post race party at Ol’ Mexico on Lexington Ave just a few blocks north of race site; special prices for food and beverages for anyone showing their event bib # or race shirt. Let’s ring out the old year at Ol’ Mexico!

    This will be a great time to talk with one another about your celebrated successes and satisfactions with your achievements in 2014, and your hopeful resolutions for 2015.

    4:05 PM - CCREW begins clean-up and then will join runners at Ol’ Mexico.

    Thank you and have a hope-filled 2015!

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.

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

Pre-register online for New Years Eve Day - Hopeful 5k via