Thursday, June 26, 2014

Run, Walk or Volunteer - Free to Run 4 Miles @ Lake Phalen, St Paul, Friday, July 4th

You’re invited to run, walk or volunteer at the Charities ChallengeFree to Run 4 Miles on the 4th of July – Actively Celebrating Liberty” experience around beautiful Lake Phalen in St Paul, MN, next Friday. Race start time is 8 AM.

Go to for more inspiring “Free to Run 4 Miles – Celebrating Liberty” event information, online registration option, and printable promotional fliers with mail-in registration forms.

This CC Holiday Run event is the Runners Club of America (RRCA) MN  State 4 Mile Championship for the 5th year in a row.

Every participant and volunteer will enjoy receiving:
1. A classy, commemorative “Celebrating Liberty” shirt
2. A pocket-size Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution (The only known 4th of July road race in America giving away these USA founding documents.)
3. Refreshments and more
4. 4th of July holiday motivational music and announcer
5. Free photographic record with fabulous post-event online slideshow displaying “Miles of Smiles"

Race results and records by CC’s official timing company Wayzata Results will be presented onsite by about 10 AM. Race results will also be posted online soon after the race.

8 Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) 2014 MN State 4 Miles Championship medals will go to men and women in four divisions:
Open Division winners (under age 40)
Masters winners (ages 40-49)
Grand Masters winners (ages 50-59)
Senior Masters winners (60 and up)

The event theme, “Celebrating Liberty”, emphasizes the freeing values to each of us “Exercising Freedom” as we enjoy the Power of Exercise as a powerful prescription (RxExercise) to improve lives. RxExercise is proven, irreplaceable “medicine” in improving the quality of lives, especially lives challenged by a variety of chronic diseases like arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes, and heart disease.

Imagine: You can help improve the lives of so many health-challenged people today by inviting them to join you in "Exercising Freedom" and live well beyond life's challenges. Share the RxExercise Challenge!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Run or Walk Challenge Diabetes 5k Event at Como Lake, St Paul, Saturday, June 28

You’re invited to run, walk and/or volunteer at Charities Challenge’s 9th Annual Challenge Diabetes 5k Event at Como Lake, St Paul, next  Saturday, June 28, starting at 8 AM. For more information, online pre-registration go to

The weather forecast is for Miles o’ Smiles.

Pre-registration $29 goes up to $33 after midnight CDT Sunday, June 22, and closes on Wednesday, June 25 at Midnight CDT.

Race day ($40) registration opens from 6:45-7:45 AM near Como Lake’s lakeside historic white pavilion. Directions and map are also available via our CC web site. There's convenient free parking around the lakeside pavilion area.

Challenge Diabetes 5k is a special day to celebrate all of us who are “Taking Strong Steps to Defeat Diabetes”. We'll all party in the Park next Saturday morning!

We'll also enjoy:
1. Pro-timing for complete USATF divisions scoring by on USATF certified 5k course
2. Fabulous free photography, online slideshow
3. Earning a “Challenge Diabetes 5k” classy commemorative t-shirt
4. The cheerful welcome and expert support of CC Race Event Workers (CCREW) volunteers.
5. The inspiration of running and walking with truly remarkable “Challenged Honored Athletes” demonstrating The Power of RxExercise to improve lives of those challenged by diabetes.
6. Summertime motivational music and announcer’s recognition.
7. Healthful, tasty post-race treats.
8. Real-time Running & Walking RxExercise Celebrations by many of us who have used RxExercise to meet well our metabolic health challenges. We’ll be cheering lots of happy racers many of whom are no longer on diabetes meds because of their RxExercise. Brilliant!

RxExercise (Exercise as Medicine) has been determined to be twice as effective in managing Type II diabetes compared to the most powerful diabetes drug!

Yes, 90% of diabetes (NIDDM) is largely preventable and much more manageable with RxExercise!

We’ll especially be celebrating, and learning from, the improved quality of life of those Diabetes-Challenged Honored Athletes who are enjoying happier diabetes management because of their RxExercise.

Please refer to me and this special Challenge Diabetes 5k event anyone you know who is living well beyond diabetes with the help of their own exercise regimen so we may especially learn from and recognize them as Challenged Honored Athletes next Saturday.

Come next Saturday to Como Lake to race, walk, volunteer, and perhaps also offer to “Walk By My Side” with our diabetes-challenged family and friends until they can learn to “run” on their own.

Invite more family and friends to join you, too, by forwarding this e-invitation to them.

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 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization