Saturday, May 20, 2017

Celebrate your health, both physical and spiritual, with this community event. Run, jog, or walk the 5K course, starting and ending at Pax Christi. Walk the Prayer Labyrinth or Pray the Rosary in our Thomas Merton Chapel. Enjoy a tasty pancake breakfast. Bring the whole family – it’s a Community Event.


Q: What does it cost to participate in the Pax Christi RunWalkPray5K? A: The cost to register for the RunWalkPray5K is $20 for the first participant and $10 for every additional household member who registers on the same form. A t-shirt and pancake breakfast is included in the 5K fee.  Registration on the day of the RunWalkPray5K is $25.00 per person.

Q: Is there a deadline for registering for the RunWalkPray5K?

A: There is a deadline for pre-registering – online registrations will be accepted until May 8, and mail-in registrations must be postmarked by May 8.

Q: How do I register for the RunWalkPray5K?
A: For online registration CLICK HERE. For mail-in registration, please CLICK HERE to download the form or pick up a paper copy and pay in person at the parish office during regular business hours.

Q: Can I register the day of the RunWalkPray5K?
A: Yes, you may register starting at 8:00am on RunWalkPray5K day but we cannot guarantee you will receive a t-shirt in your preferred size if you wait until May 20. RunWalkPray5K day registration fee is $25.00 and must be paid by cash or check only.

Q: Where does my entry fee go?
A: Proceeds from the RunWalkPray5K will be donated to the Pax Christi Giving Garden which supports the PROP food shelf in Eden Prairie. The rest of your entry fee will go toward covering the cost of t-shirts and minor costs associated with the RunWalkPray5K.

Q: What distance is a 5K RunWalkPray5K?
A: 3.1 miles

Q: Is there a minimum age for participating in the RunWalkPray5K?
A: This is a family event and all are welcome regardless of age or ability.

Q: Is the event for Pax Christi members only?
A: No. Please invite anyone you would like to join you on RunWalkPray5K day. We’d like your friends, family and the surrounding community to feel a sense of welcome at Pax Christi.

Q: Are strollers and pets allowed?
A: Strollers and pets are allowed. Please use the same rules of common courtesy you would in any public place when it comes to leashing and picking up after your pet.

Q: I’m a slower walker/runner. Can I still participate?
A: Absolutely! On the morning of the RunWalkPray5K, we will stagger the start times, i.e., runners will line up first, followed by walkers, riders and rollers.

Q: Will the RunWalkPray5K be timed?
A: We will provide a timer at the finish line for those interested, but as this event is a community Fun Run we will not be judging winners, i.e., first place, fastest by age or gender, etc.

Q: I’ve never been in a 5K RunWalkPray5K before. How can I train for it?
A: If you have any concerns about exercising you should first speak to your health care provider. If you’ve been inactive for a while or are looking for a program to get you going, consider downloading an App to use or visit a training or running website to find a beginner’s program that works for you. CLICK HERE to download the Pax Christi 5K Training Plan.

Websites:         Runner’s World: 
                          Shape magazine:
                          Fitness magazine:
                          Couch to 5k:

Q: Can I walk/run the RunWalkPray5K course ahead of time?
A: The RunWalkPray5K begins and ends on Pax Christi grounds. Feel free to print the RunWalkPray5K course map - CLICK HERE. Just like Eden Prairie this course is hilly. You are always welcome to enjoy the grounds as long as you are respectful to groups that may be meeting.

Q: When and where do we get our t-shirts for the RunWalkPray5K?
A: You may pick up your t-shirt on RunWalkPray5K day starting at 8:00am.

Q: Will the RunWalkPray5K and pancake breakfast go on if it rains?
A: The RunWalkPray5K will be called on Saturday at Pax Christi if there’s a thunderstorm or flooding. In the event that the RunWalkPray5K is cancelled, we will still be serving a pancake breakfast downstairs in the gym.

Q: If I’m the only runner/walker in the RunWalkPray5K, can my family stay and enjoy the pancake breakfast?
A: All friends and family members are welcome to enjoy the pancake breakfast. Suggested donation is $5.00/person.
Q: Can I volunteer to help with the RunWalkPray5K?
A: Yes, please contact Laurie Hanscom, 952-949-2685, or, to ask about volunteer opportunities.

Q: Where should we park on RunWalkPray5K day?
A: Please park in the Main Parking lot on the south end of the building. The RunWalkPray5K starting line and finish line will be located in the North Lower Level Parking Lot so no parking will be available in the North Parking lot the morning of the RunWalkPray5K. We will have volunteers assisting with traffic flow on the day of the RunWalkPray5K.

Q: Will a refund be issued if I’m unable to attend the RunWalkPray5K?
A: The registration fee is non-refundable. All proceeds from the RunWalkPray5K will be donated to the Pax Christi Giving Garden.

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