Updates

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...

Get a Sneak Peek at Our Runner’s Swag This Year!

This year we’re partnering with Greenlayer for our apparel. Greenlayer is committed to environmental sustainability, and all the shirts for our Earth Day Run will be made with more than 60 percent recycled material! Our half marathon runners will receive men or...

Get Prepared for the 5K — an Eight-week Training Plan for New Runners

CentraCare Earth Day Run Weekend is just under two months away and one of its signature events is Friday night’s St. Cloud Subaru 5K. It’s an evening of fun and activities for the whole family. Starting at 2 p.m., the BLEND Kids Expo at St. Cloud State’s Halenbeck...

Half Marathon Training Class Begins Feb. 7 at St. Cloud YMCA

As we turn the calendar to February, the Earth Day Half Marathon is only 80 days away. For those interested in competing in this year’s SCHEELS Half Marathon, our friends at the St. Cloud YMCA are starting a training class on February 7th to get you motivated and...

Be Smart, Stay Safe and Know Your Limits for Winter Running

Even though some days the weather outside is frightful, Earth Day weekend (April 21-22) is approaching quickly and may catch you off guard. Whether you are training for an event or if you’re just trying to be healthier in 2017 — exercising outdoors this time of year...

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...