Here’s what’s happening on Friday…

central mcgowan png 150 pixPacket Pickup — Presented by Central McGowan

Friday, April 19 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

All runners must pick up their packets during this time.

What you need to know

  • Please have one form of identification with you when you pick up your race packet.
  • You may have your packet picked up by another individual, if you wish. That person will need to present his or her own ID in order to claim your registration.
  • Team captains for the 5K Corporate Challenge will 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 find your team captain to collect your race day bib and clothing. Packets are sorted by team name.

Can’t make it Friday? Use the Proxy Pickup Service!

  • We will automatically transfer any packet not picked up on Friday night to our proxy pickup service, allowing runners to pick up their packet on race day. Reminder, there is NO race day registration.
  • St. Cloud Tech Tiger student athletes will have your packet ready for you to pick up Saturday morning well before the race begins. The proxy pickup service is $5 with all proceeds going to the St. Cloud Tech High School Track and Field and Cross Country teams. Advanced registration for this service is not required.


SCHEELS Health and Fitness Expo

Friday, April 19 – Noon to 8 p.m.

Local, regional and national vendors will be selling, sampling and showing off the latest products from the world of running and fitness at the SCHEELS Health and Fitness Expo. 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! Learn more

stride Discover Your Adventure Kids Expo — Presented by STRIDE Academy

Friday, April 19 – Noon to 8 p.m.

From the young to the young at heart, this year’s Discover Your Adventure Kids Expo will teach the entire family how to make adventure an everyday part of life. The expo will be packed with interactive and engaging activities for all ages and abilities; including a bicycle rodeo, pedal cars, seed planting and a rock-climbing wall.

Here are the activities planned:

  • St. Cloud Safety Village — City of St. Cloud, St. Cloud Parks and Recreation, St. Cloud Police Department and St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • Bike Rodeo — Project BrainSafe and Bicycle Ambassadors
  • Healthy Snacks for Adventurers — Coborn’s Dietitians
  • Rock Climbing Wall — Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
  • Adventure Through Nature — Stearns County Parks and HIKEHoppers
  • Plant-a-Veggie — Girls Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin Lakes and Pines
  • Fun Fitness Obstacle Course — St. Cloud Area Family YMCA
  • Inflatable — St. Cloud Rox
  • And much more! View and print flyer! (PDF)

C1_Core_G_CMYK_R_forweb_v2Kids Adventure 1K Presented by Capital One

Friday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m.

The Kids Adventure 1K invites children 12 and younger to run, walk or wheel their way to the finish line. This is an inclusive event and is accessible to children of all abilities. Registration is only $10 and includes an awesome t-shirt and a commemorative 20th anniversary medal. Limited to the first 1,000 adventurers! 

To ensure your little adventurer can get the most out of the Adventure 1K:

  • Come early and explore the Discover Your Adventure Kids Expo!
  • Register with a buddy
  • Invite family members to cheer for the participants
  • Come dressed as an ADVENTURER!
  • Wear running shoes and comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes

This year's 20th Anniversary Earth Day Run offers so many new adventures and we hope to see you and your family at the River's Edge Convention Center in downtown St. Cloud on Friday, April 19th.

Register Now!


st-cloud-subaru-text 5K Run/Walk

Friday, April 19 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.

A great event for experienced runners, first-timers and for those needing a warm-up for Saturday's race. 

Register Now!

gsdc-transparent-logo-hz-2-003-310pixGreater St. Cloud Development Corp. 5K Corporate Challenge

Friday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.

The Corporate Challenge event happens in conjunction with the St. Cloud Subaru 5K Run/Walk on Friday. This event promotes health and wellness in area businesses and provides some friendly competition between coworkers and other organizations.

Stearns_BankStearns Bank Post-Race Party

Friday, April 19 at 6:45 p.m.

Celebrate your accomplishment and cheer on other participants as they cross the finish line. The event features food, beer, live music and activities for all ages. Invite your friends and family to join you.