- 1. Long-sleeve commemorative shirt
- 2. Happy holiday motivating music and announcer
- 3. Healthful tasty treats and a variety of hot beverages
- 4. Unique free-to-copy fabulous photos and online slideshow
- 5. Miles of Smiles shared by families & friends Holiday Run
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Fully Automated Timing (F.A.T.) and scoring by Josh Gerber of WayzataResults.com will allow for immediate race results.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Run or Walk Charities Challenge's 4th Annual Halloween Fearless 5k – Chase Away Fears Event @ Como Lake, St Paul,
Pre-register online or by mail for lowest entry fee $27! Entry fee increases to $32 after Sunday, Oct 21. Race day registration is $40.
Professionally chip-timed 5k on a lakeside USATF certified course and the simultaneous 1.5 Mile Family & Friends Fun Walk will start at 9 AM. The events will start/finish near the lovely lakeside pavilion.
We'll party lakeside next Saturday morning, celebrating the Power of RxExercise to improve lives and even reduce fears and anxiety.
A) “Halloween Fearless 5k” party atmosphere including lots of participants in costume
B) Classy commemorative Halloween Fearless 5k long sleeve shirt
C) Race results according to complete USATF divisions
D) Halloween Motivational Music & Announcer to give you a “Shout Out”
E) Enthusiastic CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers. NOTE: Whenever you may not be racing, please join our Rewarding CCREW anytime, too; RSVP with me by e-mail or phone to join our CCREW
F) Photography and unique post-race online “Miles of Smiles” slideshow
G) Healthful hot & cold refreshments & Halloween Treats
H) Convenient, free parking, and indoor heated restrooms
Chase Away Fears! Yes, RxExercise has been shown to even improve the management of fearful depression and anxiety.
Only 4% of Americans ever run & less than 2% ever run/walk a road race! Non-exercisers fear exercise & fear that their efforts to improve their health/fitness will be a waste of time.
Actively demonstrate your friendly fearlessness as an active runner/walker by sharing your run/walk with others who may have been fearful of RxExercise and entering a 5k road race.
RxExercise has been discovered to be the “magic pill” for reducing a variety of fearsome health risks including arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and more.
So, come together Saturday morning where we’re all making a difference by helping people to live well today and every day by actively supporting Charities Challenge ongoing RxExercise Programs and CC’s Special Holiday Run Events like Saturday’s Halloween Fearless 5k.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
You’re invited to run or walk the 4th Annual St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k experience next Saturday, March 17, at Como Lake in St Paul, MN; start time 9 AM.
Pre-register by this Sunday, March 11 for the lowest entry fee http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/st__pats_5k.html
Over 400 are already pre-registered for the 700 limited pre-registration entries. PRE_REGISTER SOON!
The St Patrick Irish Traditions 5k theme is “Celebrating Active Friendship-Love-Loyalty” the 3 traditions of the Irish Claddagh ring.
Enjoy all the following values for pre-registration fee of $25/$30 after March 11/pre-registration closes on Wednesday, March 14. Race day registration is $40.
1. Colorful, classy commemorative St Patrick’s Irish Traditions 5k shirt.
2. Happy Irish holiday music & announcer.
3. Professional chip timing/scoring by Final Timing, Inc.
4. Fabulous online photos slideshow with free digital photos for your friends & Facebook. (Join Charities Challenge at Facebook, too!)
5. Tasty treats and a variety of hot beverages.
6. Irish Traditions welcoming hospitality by CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers (join our rewarding CCREW anytime).
7. Get Lucky! Join CC’s RxExercise Ambassador Team & Travel, CC Team expenses paid, to Dublin, Ireland next year, or sooner to events like the 2012 Marine Corps Marathon this October http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/cc_traveling_rxexercice_ambassador_program.html
Irish style holiday colors and costumes encouraged! And, personally motivating messages on a wearable sign is also encouraged. Imagine running or walking with a friend who’s wearing a sign displaying a personally inspiring message, “Active Loyal/Loving/Friend to ______________________”, and your name is there for all to see.
Imagine how a special friend will be encouraged to take better care of their happiness & health with their own RxExercise when they see you displaying your motivational sign that keeps you running and staying strong. Yes! Active Friendship-Love-Loyalty motivates motion as well as e-motion!
So show your Active Friendship-Love-Loyalty as you share your running & walking together at the St Pat’s Irish Traditions 5k.
More CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers are always welcome to join us in delivering another special Holiday Run Event. RSVP with CC Coach Gary Westlund at GaryWestlund@aol.com or call 612-245-9160 if you want to join our Rewarding CCREW. You’ll also earn super CCREWARDs for volunteering, including credits toward travel with an RxExercise Ambassador Team to Great Destinations!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
You’re invited to the 4th Annual Valentines - Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k experience at Como Lake in St Paul, MN. This is the 2nd of 12 Holiday Run Events produced by Charities Challenge promoting RxExercise (exercise as medicine) to improve health/fitness and active-loving relationships, especially so on the Holidays.
Pre-register by Midnight CST tonight, Thursday, February 9. You and your loving family & friends may pre-register online via http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/valentines_5k.html
Colorful commemorative Valentines 5k long-sleeve shirt for all participants, happy holiday music, pro-announcer Gaylen Morse to give you a motivating shout-out, healthful tasty treats, and a variety of hot beverages served to all. Pre-registration is $30/race day is $40.
Imagine running or walking with a loved one who’s wearing a sign displaying a personally inspiring message, “MY HEART IS RUNNING FOR ______________________”, and your name is there for all to see.
And, imagine how someone special will be encouraged to take better care of their happiness & health with their RxExercise when they see you displaying your loving motivation that keeps you running and staying strong. Yes! Truly active love motivates…motion as well as e-motion! So “share the love” as you share your running & walking.
What more to give a loved one for Valentines Day?
You can give an Active-Loving Valentines gift to actively share with your loved ones in 11 Holiday Run Events in 2012: “Keep Giving the Active-Loving Gift” of sharing Miles of Smiles with those you actively love all year long in 2012 by registering for CC’s Special “Holiday Run” Series of 11 Holiday Run Experiences at one reduced price of $175 http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/holiday_events.html
Register by Midnight CST tonight, Thursday, February 9, for the remaining 2012 Holiday Run Series of 11 Events for less than $16 per Holiday Run Event!
More CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers are always welcome to join us in delivering another Holiday Run Event. RSVP if you want to join our Rewarding CCREW. What a lovely, active gift you’ll be giving to so many others when volunteering as CCREW!
Happy Valentines and Active Love to all!
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Thank to all who were a part of Charities Challenge's 3rd Annual New Years Day - Hopeful 5k last Sunday at Como Lake in St Paul.
Enjoy seeing some of the morning's special experiences as you view the online photos slideshow while hearing 2012 New Years Day 5k theme songs http://www.charitieschallenge.org/cceventphotos/2012%20Holiday%20Run%20Series/
(NOTE: If you've seen this show via the CC web site in the last couple days, you'll now see a much better show; this is the finally edited and greatly improved show - final editing takes many hours. Enjoy the "Miles o' Smiles"!)
When you open the brand new 2012 Holiday Run Series photos gallery, click on “1.1.12 New Years Day – Hopeful 5k (3rd Annual)” at the top right of the page, then click on “Slideshow” at the top of the page, being sure to also turn up your sound to enjoy 2012 Hopeful theme songs with the show.
The 387 edited select images will take under 7 minutes to view at 1 second per image. Once you start the slideshow, you may slow down the show by changing the “duration” of each photo from 1 second to 2 or 3 seconds per image.
You’re also welcome to freely copy from the “Index” any photos that you may want to copy and save to your computer records, then send to family/friends via e-mail, or even paste to your Facebook page. While you’re at Facebook you’re welcome to join Friends of CC, too at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/41310607820/ where we can keep up with RxExercise News and CC Events and Programs.
While editing the photos I was warmly cheered again by the images I saw of families and friends sharing hopefully their athletic experiences ‘round Como Lake on a windy cold New Year’s morning, and many even boldly displaying their 2012 resolutions and resolute athletic goals. I sure enjoy seeing so many active, loving family-friends sharing happy-healthy walking/running activity on a special holiday.
Was it windy last Sunday? Notice in the photos show that the larger Charities Challenge banners were not in view on the finish line structure. The wind was so strong on Sunday that we prudently reduced the risks of our finish line structure being blown down by not displaying our larger “RxExercise Challenge” banners. The structure still nearly went down in the wind late in the 5k and was kept from injuring anyone by quick action of our ready CCREW volunteers. So, thanks again and again to all the CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers who helped deliver the New Years Day - Hopeful 5k!
You’re welcome to join our CCREW for any of our 28 Annual CC Events in 2012. CCREW earn a variety of CCREWARDS for being so actively supportive of others’ RxExercise experiences; and you can, too. Go CCREW!
Lives are saved and improved every day with RxExercise.
Next, join us on Saturday, February 11, for CC’s 2nd of 12 Holiday Run Events in 2012, the 3rd Annual Valentines Hearts ‘r’ Running 5k back at Como Lake http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/valentines_5k.html
And, for more special motivation to stay active throughout 2012, consider adding to your 2012 resolutions joining a travel-expenses-paid CC RxExercise Ambassador Traveling Team experience to a Great Destination Event in Dublin, Ireland, Florida, Hawaii, Washington D.C. and beyond. http://www.charitieschallenge.org/html/cc_traveling_rxexercice_ambassador_program.html
Contact me, Coach Gary, about any of our Great Ambassador Destinations that you may want CC to help you achieve in 2012. CC wants to send more RxExercise Ambassadors around the world!
Stay Resolved, Run & Walk Happily & Happy New Year!