Charities Challenge, a nonprofit organization, announces the 2nd aAnnual Easter Sunday Rise ‘n’ Shine 5K and 1.5 Mile Fitness Walk, starting at 8:30 a.m. on April 12, at scenic Como Lake in St. Paul, Minn.
CC’s Easter Sunday 5K walk/run event in St. Paul is the only Easter Sunday road race in Minnesota.
The event theme is “Actively Celebrating Life.” Race organizers emphasize the power of exercise as a prescription (“RxExercise”) to improve the quality of lives challenged by a variety of chronic diseases such as arthritis, cancer, depression, diabetes and heart disease.
Pre-registration is $23, available now via www.CharitiesChallenge.org. Race day registration is $30 and opens 7:30 a.m. at the historic pavilion on Como Lake.
Registration includes a Rise ‘n’ Shine commemorative shirt, hot and cold refreshments, healthy whole fresh fruit and photography with a unique post-event online slideshow.
Gary Westlund, founder and president of Charities Challenge, says, “Easter Sunday is a celebration of life observed by people around the world. In honor of this special holiday, the 5K and 1.5 mile events are all about demonstrating the power of ‘RxExercise’ for those who enjoy life more and overcome health challenges through being regularly and adequately active.”