Earth Day Run 2016

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CentraCare Health Earth Day Run
April 15-16, 2016
St. Cloud, Minnesota

One of Minnesota’s premier race events



Beginning at St. Cloud State University, you’ll tour the best that St. Cloud has to offer. From the Mighty Mississippi River to tree-lined residential neighborhoods, this USATF certified course has it all.

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Marathon Relay

If you’re not quite ready to tackle 13.1 miles, grab a friend, relative or complete stranger and take on the Half Marathon route together. Each of you will contribute 6.5 miles.

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A Friday night tradition, the 5K starts and finishes on the St. Cloud State University campus and gives runners and walkers alike the chance to strut their stuff. Some use it as a warm-up for Saturday’s race.

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Corporate Challenge

The Granite Equity Partners Corporate Challenge promotes health and wellness among area businesses. Run with your colleagues and alongside rival companies.

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Kid’s Run

The BLEND 1K Youth Run is the perfect opportunity for children 12 and under to get out and exercise their rights to a healthy and happy future! Limited to the first 1,000 entrants.

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Every race finishes at Husky Stadium on the St. Cloud State University campus with spectators on the field and an after-party near the finish line.

The Latest Updates

Bartt’s Blog

The Earth Day Run began in 1998 through the efforts of the St. Cloud State University Campus Recreation Department. The vision was to grow it into Minnesota’s premier half marathon. I became involved in 2002 as a student working for Campus Recreation. I volunteered to...

CentraCare Health Takes Lead Role in Earth Day Run

CentraCare Health will assume leadership of the Earth Day Run events beginning in 2016. The popular event will take place April 15-16 on the St. Cloud State University campus. “We’ve watched this event transform over the past 17 years from a small gathering of runners...

What an Experience!

What an experience!  The Boys & Girls Club/KIDSTOP program was invited to attend the Earth Day Run – BLEND Kids Health and Fitness Expo and participate in the 1K Youth Fun Run.  We have 17 sites throughout Central Minnesota and we had 15 sites from St. Cloud,...


If you would like to volunteer as a group/organization/company, please contact us at We will give groups looking for fundraising opportunities first priority when signing up, and we will award non-profit groups of 10 or more people with a donation from the Earth Day Run.

Thank you for your interest in helping us host this GREAT event!

Viewing The Course

The next best thing to running is watching!  Being “on the course” and cheering on your favorite runners is invaluable to them, and it is easy to do at the Earth Day races.  Your best bet is to hang out at the campus of St. Cloud State to take in the start and the finish.

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Friday Parking and Packet Pickup

Saturday Parking

General Questions:

Call 320-251-2700 Ext. 71292 or email us at