Thank you for being an active, supportive part of Charities Challenge's
7th AnnualChallenge Arthritis 5k,
“Celebrating Strong Steps with Arthritis”, at Como Lake in St Paul, the 6th of 7 Life’s Challenge 5k Series of 5k Events presented by Charities Challenge, where we “Take the RxExercise Challenge” together with families and friends to better meet life’s challenges, even challenges like arthritis.
For race results go to http://wayzatatiming.com/roadraces/2011/ChallengeArthritis/results.htm
And for the photos slideshow with theme music go to http://www.charitieschallenge.org/cceventphotos/2011%20Life%20Challenge%205ks/7/med/11.8.24_d_FINALarthritiscopycopy-1.htm
These photos and race results memories will remain available via the Challenge Arthritis 5k page http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/challenge_arthritis_5k_.html
Congratulations to five who ran or walked their first-ever road race, to so many winners in many divisions, and to the kids who enjoyed the exhilaration of the Kids Challenge ¼ & ½ Mile Fun Run.
A special “Congratulations” to the seven racers who are running and walking well beyond their arthritis challenges. Brilliant!
Enjoy remembering some of the morning's special experiences as you view the online photos slideshow while hearing again Challenge Arthritis 5k inspiring theme songs.
Notice in the slideshow a major RxExercise Challenge benefit always seen in runners’ faces, “Miles of Smiles”, because RxExercise does improve mental health especially in the face of life’s major challenges, challenges like arthritis. Be sure to turn up your sound as you click on “Slideshow” at the top of the slideshow page.
The slideshow of 260 images can be completed in less than five minutes if you want to enjoy all the photos. At the top of the slideshow page you may change the “Duration” of each slide to 2 or 3 seconds to slow down the slideshow when you may have more time for viewing.
You’re welcome to go to the slideshow “index” in order to find any personally special photos that you can copy to your Facebook page, thereby sharing your joy of RxExercise with others whom you may want to encourage toward happy RxExercise. You’re welcome to add me and Charities Challenge to your Facebook friends to keep up with the latest RxExercise news and events announcements. https://www.facebook.com/groups/41310607820/
Please send back to me by e-mail, or call me @ 612-245-9160, with any special stories about how walking/running/volunteering at the Challenge Arthritis 5k may have especially brightened-lightened your day and/or for someone you love.
Go back anytime and see in the CC photos online slideshows more “Miles of Smiles” evidencing the Power of RxExercise to cheer each of us on throughout the year, and how “Taking the RxExercise Challenge” together even improves our relationships.
Thanks again to all the CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers: In addition to several who jumped into the 5k between helping as volunteers, a big “THANKS” to Jeanne DeMartino, Don & Meredith Soule, Ken Wendling, Mary Pat Flynn, Nick Peterson who worked throughout the morning in support of over 100 racers and guests. And, thanks to pro-timer/scorer Josh Gerber of WayzataResults.
All CC Events participants are welcome to join our CCREW volunteers for any of our 28 Annual CC Events. You’ll also earn a variety of valuable CCREW Rewards for being so actively supportive of others’ RxExercise experiences, including entries into other CC Events, running shoes and gear, a place at CC’s post-race CCREW parties, and even credits toward RxExercise Ambassador Team travel expenses to Great Ambassador Destination Events. Go CCREW!
Next up please join us at Como Lake for the next CC Event:
Sunday, September 11 – America the Beautiful 5k – Never Forgetting 9/11