Volunteer Opportunities at the CentraCare Earth Day Run


Whether you participate as a runner, cheer from the sidelines, or visit the Health and Wellness Expo — there are plenty of ways to enjoy this year’s Earth Day Run events. But did you know there are many volunteer organizations working behind the scenes to make this weekend a success and bring a positive experience to everyone attending the events?

If you are interested in joining a team of dedication volunteers, check this page for a range of opportunities closer to race weekend.

Thank you for your interest in helping us host this GREAT event!

Are you interested in volunteering? There are about 200 volunteers each year at the CentraCare Earth Day Run. If it wasn’t for the awesome help from our volunteers the event wouldn’t be able to happen. 

The CentraCare Earth Day Run is  managed by a local nonprofit called Active Central MN.   All of the events that ACM supports have a need for volunteers.  For over 15 years these great events have hired athletic teams, church groups, non-profits, and all sorts of charities to “volunteer” and raise money for their cause by helping at the events. Volunteer groups earn $25 per person per event and sometimes even more!  To date, we are proud to say that well over $250,000 has been donated to various groups from all over Central MN!

There are various activities to volunteer for depending on the race, which include the following.

  • Registration & Check In
  • Set up and tear down
  • Handing out racers materials (medals, shirts, and other items)
  • Staffing designated points along the course for traffic control, safety, & direction.
  • Water stops

With your help, you will aid in making this year’s events a great success!

Attention Students: This is a great opportunity to fulfill your Service-Learning hours. Helping at these events can surely enrich your learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen our community. Our Race Coordinators will sign documents or e-mail instructors to make sure you get credit for your hours served.

If you have any questions about volunteering please email Larry Stracke at larry@centralmnevents.org 

Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer!