Start: East St. Germain Bridge, Just North of River's Edge Convention Center
A Friday night tradition. A great event for experienced runners, first-timers and for those needing a warm-up for Saturday's race.
We have worked closely with the City of St. Cloud and St. Cloud Police Department to work out an amazing 5K course set almost entirely along the Mississippi River! Our 5K course is completely closed down to just foot traffic, giving you the entire road to soak up the great views of mighty Mississippi. This course ends at the intersection of 5th Avenue and St. Germain Street in Downtown St. Cloud, giving you the celebration you deserve after completing the St. Cloud Subaru 5K!
St. Cloud Subaru 5K Heat Instructions
Important! The St. Cloud Subaru 5K will be run the race in 5 separate heats. 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 numbered 1 to 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 – starts race at 6:30 pm
- Heat 2: under 10:00/mile pace or 31 minute expected finish time – starts race at 6:32 pm
- Heat 3: under 11:30/mile pace or 35 minute expected finish time – starts race at 6:34 pm
- Heat 4: under 13:30/mile pace or 41 minute expected finish time – starts race at 6:36 pm
- Heat 5: over 13:30/mile pace or over 41 minute 5K expected finish time and all walkers – starts race at 6:38pm
Heats will go off every 2 minutes, starting at 6:30pm. 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 congestion 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).
St. Cloud Subaru 5K Course
Please note: This course will be USATF sanctioned and certified in the weeks prior to our event. There may be small adjustments made to the course to give us exact distance when certified. Our intent is to certify this course as close to the map provided here, which will give us an exact 3.1 mile/5K certified course. Any small changes made to the course after certification will be updated here on this page. All 5K racers will be emailed final instructions with the certified route the week before the race. Thank you!
Invite your friends and family to join you at the Stearns Bank Stage 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 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.