Here’s what’s happening on Friday…

Packet Pickup —  Presented by Central McGowan

Friday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

River’s Edge Convention Center, Downtown St. Cloud

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 for the CentraCare Half Marathon and Half Marathon Relay.
  • 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.


Earth Day Run Health and Wellness Expo

Friday – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

5th Ave, Downtown St. Cloud

Local, regional and national vendors will be selling, sampling and showing off the latest products from the world of running and fitness at the Earth Day Run Health and Wellness Expo. You’ll find great deals on everything from running shoes to your last minute nutrition needs.  Learn more


Earth Defender 1K –

Presented by Capital One

Friday – 5:30 p.m.

Start: East St. Germain Bridge, Just North of River’s Edge Convention Center

The Earth Defender 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 finisher medal. Limited to the first 1,000 adventurers!

st-cloud-subaru-text   5K Run/Walk

Friday – 6:30 p.m.

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!

Greater St. Cloud Development Corp. 5K Corporate Challenge

Friday – 6:30 p.m.

Start: East St. Germain Bridge, Just North of River’s Edge Convention Center

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.

5th Ave Finish Line Block Party

Friday – 6:45 p.m.

Celebrate your accomplishment and cheer on other participants as they cross the finish line. The party at the finish line on 5th Ave will feature live music and the best post-race celebration around including a free Beaver Island beer (21+) at participating bars/restaurants.