Challenge Happiness 5k (9th Annual)

September 26, 2020 Andover, MN 55304 US Directions

Challenge Happiness 5k (9th Annual)

$29 8:00AM CDT - 9:15AM CDT
197 spots left. Registration ends August 3, 2021 at 12:00pm CDT
Saturday, August 8, Challenge Life 5k Canceled by Anoka Parks - Registrations Transferable + Bonuses

New Date: September 26, 2020

Thank you for pre-registering for our Challenge 5k scheduled for Aug 8 in Bunker Hills Regional Park presented by Charities Challenge.

We received notice from the Anoka Parks that they’ve continued to rescind all permits for park events through August.

Your registration is being added to our registrations for our next scheduled Life Challenges 5k event date on Saturday, September 26

BONUS: if you ordered a shirt for postponed 5k, you will still receive that shirt on September 26 in addition to another Life Challenge 5k shirt.

If you prefer to have your registration transferred to another of our year ‘round events please tell me ASAP so I can manually add your registration to that other event. Find all our annual events under the CC Events tab.

Another BONUS: You’re invited to join me and others this Saturday morning @ 8 AM at the same location for our Challenge Life Series events location in Bunker Hills Regional Park. Find us gathering next to the Activities Center at our 5k start/finish line alongside the beautiful flowering gardens. The course map and map to the Activities Center is at this Challenge Aging 5k page

So I and others may anticipate seeing you this or any Saturday morning, please RSVP for our Training Times via our MeetUp page here

Bring a beverage and packaged breakfast snack to enjoy post-run or race walk and continue to encourage one another to keep up our immune-systems-boosting RxExercise – Exercise as Medicine.

Let’s keep up our immune-boosting RxExercise and encouragements of social engagement with other happy-healthy runners and race walkers. Brilliant!

Call me anytime you may ever have questions about CC events and our open Training Times. I am an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist committed to every one of you for your ever-more-knowledgeable health and well-being.

Accept The Challenge!
Be Fit, Be Better, and Be well,
Gary Westlund, CHARITIES CHALLENGE Founder & President
Certified ACSM Health Fitness Specialist & USATF Level II Coach
"Raising RxExercise Action Above Awareness"

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
1516 Sunny Way Ct
Anoka, MN 55303

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

550 Bunker Lake Blvd NW
Andover, MN US 55304

5k results by USATF divisions; USATF certified 5k course. As with every CC event, official race results are submitted to MN Runner of the Year for MNROY Records points. 5k results by Youth, Open, Masters (Masters 5-year age groups > age 40-95) + Age-graded results. Start/Finish next to Activities Center; Bunker Hills Regional Park. Lots of added values; free & easy parking next to start/finish. Indoor reception and restrooms. RxExercise – Exercise as Medicine - reduces depression risks and improves depression and mental health management. Go!

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