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CentraCare Health Earth Day Run
April 21-22, 2017
St. Cloud, Minnesota

The Best Way to Stay Up to Date — Download the Earth Day Run App!

Thanks to our friends at Marco, you can now download the official Earth Day Run App! The app brings the weekend schedule, race information, course maps and more right to your smartphone. You can even use our app to track your favorite runners in the SCHEELS Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay!

Download the app now by selecting one of the following options.

Get it on Google Play
Download on the App Store

Central Minnesota’s Premier Race Event



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 St. Cloud Subaru 5K starts and finishes on the St. Cloud State University campus. Last year’s 5K sold out. Register today to reserve your spot for this year.

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Corporate Challenge

The Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Corporate Challenge promotes health and wellness among area businesses. Run with your colleagues and alongside rival companies.

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Kids Race

Presented by Capital One and North Risk Partners — Apollo Division. The BLEND 1K 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.


Spectator Tips for the SCHEELS Earth Day Half Marathon

CentraCare Earth Day Run weekend is here! Saturday morning, we are expecting more than 1,700 athletes to compete in the SCHEELS Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay. While lots of work has gone into making sure the athletes get what they need for race day, we...

Julia’s Story – Reflections on the Fit Kids Series

Julia Karls, who is now 15 years old, participated in the first BLEND Fit Kids Series in 2010, and would absolutely encourage young children to join! “The Fit Kids Series is a great way to stay active and also have fun,” she said. Her dad, Wes, added, “The prizes...

Welcome From Our New Race Director

I am extremely excited to move forward as the new race director for the CentraCare Earth Day Run, Central Minnesota’s premier running event. Over the years, the Earth Day Run has grown thanks to the wonderful participants, leaders and sponsors. It has been an event...

Earth Day Run Weekend Has Something For Everyone

It doesn’t matter if you are competing in the SCHEELS Half Marathon, the St. Cloud Subaru 5K Run/Walk or just cheering on friends and family — there’s lots to do at Earth Day Run Weekend. Learn more about what makes the Earth Day Run one of Minnesota’s biggest community health events.

View the complete list of Friday and Saturday activities.


Volunteers will be needed from Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd in a multitude of different areas and shifts to make Earth Day Run weekend a success. To view all of the available opportunities and to sign up, view our Sign Up Genius page.

Thank you for your interest in helping us host this GREAT event! And thank you to Marco, House of Pizza and Pacific Wok for helping to support our volunteers!





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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