St. Pats 5k

Irish-5K_orig_2010_lt-green_2ndSunday, March 11 - 9 AM Start - 10th Annual

St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k

Celebrating Active Friendship/Love/Loyalty

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

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

Run 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 Irish Breakfast, Beer, cold and hot light beverages (a $15 value that is included with 5k registration!) & More Irish Hospitality!

Timed/Scored on USATF Certified Course #MN15009RR Race results submitted to MN Runner of the Year

Full values entry fee $37 through Feb 28; $39 March 1-7; $45 race day

$5 Discount for no commemorative event shirt & $5 discount for No Irish Breakfast Options

Online registration for 2018 St Pat’s 5k

St Pat’s 5k Printable promotional flier & mail-in entry form


Race Morning Schedule @ Claddaugh Irish Pub in Maple Grove

We’ll enjoy warm indoor hospitality inside the Claddagh Irish Pub & Restaurant

7 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)

7:45 AM - Pre-registered Check-in, shirt & bib # pick-up & $50 Race Day registration opens (Optional “no commemorative event shirt” subtract $7 from entry fee)

8:50 AM - Registration Closes & Start Line Assembles for Pre-race Announcements

9 AM - START!Post race Claddaugh Irish Pub 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.

10:15 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, Irish motivation music, announcer, colorful commemorative St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k shirt, healthful tasty treats, holiday costumes, free & convenient parking, indoor heated restrooms.

2017 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k Race Results

2017 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k Age-Graded Race Results

2017 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions slideshow + theme music

Find St Pat’s 5k Highlight Photos @ 2017 Miles of Smiles Show

Also find Select “Miles of Smiles” Highlights at Charities Challenge Facebook Group Page

Also, enjoy the 2016 Miles of Smiles Show + Music

2016 St Patrick’s 5k slideshow + music

2016 St Patrick’s 5k Race Results

2016 St Patrick’s 5k Age-Graded Race Results


2015 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k Race Results

2015 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k slideshow + theme music

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


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

Claddagh Irish Pub friends have asked CC to reprise our St Pat’s 5k on Sunday, Sept 18 for a “Half-Way to St Patrick’s 5k”. Watch for registration to open soon. Also limited  to first 300 entries. Go Irish!


On this Irish-International Holiday, runners & walkers will be demonstrating the power of RxExercise to improve lives and loving-loyal relationships, especially the many who are living well beyond health challenges like arthritis, brain injuries, cancer, diabetes, depression & heart disease with RxExercise shared with loved ones. Brilliant!

Show off! Display a back-sign proclaiming, “I Run with Loyal-Loving Friend(s)________________”

Your loving friend(s) will be inspired by your signs of Friendship-Love-Loyalty!


Join CC’s RxExercise Ambassador Team & Train to Travel to Dublin, Ireland in 2017, to run, walk, or cheer our Team to the Dublin Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on Aug 13 Join the Dublin RxExercise Ambassador Team by March 13, St Patrick’s Day, and receive a Fast Start $50 CC Fundraising Credit!

2014 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k Race Results

2014 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k Inspiring Video

2014 St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k photos slideshow + Irish theme music

2013 St Patrick 5k - Photos Slideshow with theme music

2013 St Patrick 5k - Creative & fun 2 minute video

2013 St Patrick 5k - Race Results

2012 St Patrick 5k - Race Results  2012 St Pat’s 5k Slideshow with Irish Tunes

2011 St Pats 5k Online Slideshow with Irish Tunes

2011 St Pats 5k Race Results

2010 St Pats 5k Photos Slideshow with Irish Tunes

2009 St Pats 5k Photos Slideshow with Irish Tunes

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.

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!

CC events proceeds support CC’s RxExercise Events/Programs/Services.

Additional tax-deductible donations received by CC through the past nine years have been donated to other non-profit organizations, charitable causes, needy individuals, and RxExercise Ambassadorships.

Fundraise for any charitable cause via CC & Crowdrise!

While training for and participating in any CC Events, you’re also welcome to fundraise directly for and with those funds going to any other IRS recognized non-profit charitable cause of your choice.  Go to CC’s Make A Donation page and then expore CROWDRISE linked there to set up your own fundraising campaign for either CC’s RxExercise Programs or a charitable cause of your choice. CC receives no funds from any fundraising you set up to benefit any other charitable causes. CC’s Crowdrise page will display how much money you and others raise for either CC or 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!

Info: 612-245-9160;

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