st-cloud-subaru-text 5K Run/Walk

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

A Friday night tradition. The St. Cloud Subaru 5K Run/Walk is THE race that gets everyone into the swing of spring.

The course starts adjacent to Husky Stadium, winds through St. Cloud State University, reaches Lake George and returns to Husky Stadium. A great event for experienced runners, first-timers and for those needing a warm-up for Saturday's race. 

New for 2018! 5K Heat Instructions

The 2018 St. Cloud Subaru 5K has a brand-new course this year and we will run the race in 5 separate heats. For this year, YOU WILL NOT BE PLACED IN HEATS AHEAD OF TIME!

Instead, when you arrive to the start line, you will self-select the heat that you feel fits you the best, and line up accordingly. You will base your heat selection on your predicted time (this does not have to be exact). Heats are 1-5 and will be based off fastest time to slowest time. Heat recommendations are as follows:

  • Heat 1: under 8:50/mile pace or 28 minute expected finish time (6:30pm)
  • Heat 2: under 10:00/mile pace or 31 minute expected finish time (6:32pm)
  • Heat 3: under 11:30/mile pace or 35 minute expected finish time (6:34pm)
  • Heat 4: under 13:30/mile pace or 41 minute expected finish time (6:36pm)
  • Heat 5: over 13:30/mile pace or over 41 minute 5K expected finish time and all walkers (6:38pm)

Heats will go off every 2 minutes, starting at 6:30pm on Friday. Times noted above. Your chip time WILL NOT start until you cross the start line timing mats, therefore your true 5K time will be recorded correctly on the results, presented by Granite Equity.

The heats are simply to give you more space to run during the 5K and eliminate congestions during the start. Also note, if you want to run as a group, you still may choose to start together (even if everyone is not in the recommended heat, again, these heats are designed to give you space, and therefore will not affect your overall time). Start location will be along Herb Brooks Lane, just outside the SCSU dome.



Stearns_BankJoin Us Afterward for the Post-Race Party

Friday, April 20, 2018 – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Invite your friends and family to join you at the Stearns Bank Post-Race Party located near the finish line! Celebrate your accomplishment as well as cheer on other participants as they cross the finish line. The event features food, beer, live music and activities for all ages, including inflatables for the kids!

All participants and Post-Race Party attendees must bring a photo ID for alcoholic beverage service. For your convenience, we will have an ID/key drop area nearby so you can safely store items onsite.



Packet Pickup – Located in the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse at St. Cloud State University from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is available south of the building in K-lot and Q-lot, with on street parking also available in the residential neighborhoods around Halenbeck Hall. Packet pickup will be very busy from 3 to 6 p.m. as we prepare for our 1K and 5K races so please plan accordingly. If you are picking-up someone else’s packet, you will need to present your ID for recording purposes.

Corporate Challenge Packet Pickup – Team captains for the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Corporate Challenge should pick up a packet with all team member materials. Team captains must present photo ID for recording purposes. If you are not a team captain, please collect your race day bib and clothing from your team captain. Corporate Challenge packets are sorted by team name.

Health and Fitness Expo – Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse is the home of the Health and Fitness Expo, and this is where you’ll find everything! The expo runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Friday. Local, regional and national vendors will be selling, sampling and showing off the latest products from the world of running and fitness. You’ll find great deals on everything from running shoes to your last minute nutrition needs. Learn about exciting new products directly from the source at the SCHEELS exhibit, located at the Health and Fitness Expo!

BLEND Kids Health and Fitness Expo – The kid’s expo runs from 2 to 8 p.m. on Friday. From the young to the young at heart, the BLEND Kids Health and Fitness Expo offers fun for the entire family. The expo will be packed with interactive and engaging activities for all ages. Kids will learn how to make physical activity and healthy eating fun parts of everyday life.

Start & Finish Line (5K) – The St. Cloud Subaru 5K Run/Walk and Corporate Challenge start line will be located south of the National Hockey and Event Center. The finish line will be located in Husky Stadium.

Awards – The awards table will be located in Halenbeck Hall Field House on Friday night. At 7 p.m. we will begin to hand out awards for age group categories. We will announce the winning team of the Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. Corporate Challenge at approximately 7:15 p.m. or when results can be finalized.

Shoe Donation – Let your old shoes be repurposed for a better cause! At Friday’s Health & Fitness Expo, the ROCORI Environmentalist Club/YES (Youth Energy Summit) Team will be collecting shoes for donations to the World Wear Project (PDF).

Locker Rooms Available – You will find locker rooms in Halenbeck Hall for changing and showering post-race. Watch for signs. Please be sure to keep an eye on your belongings as locks will not be provided.

Parking – Parking is available south of the building in K-lot and Q-lot, with on street parking also available in the residential neighborhoodsaround Halenbeck Hall. Additional information and maps can be found here.