Earth Day Run 2013

Monday, April 8, 2013

Earth Day runners just west of University Bridge

Earth Day runners just west of University Bridge.

The starting line for the Earth Day half marathon race Earth Day Run events in the fieldhouse at Halenbeck Hall Earth Day runners just west of University Bridge Runners gather at the start line for an Earth Day 5K 

Central Minnesota's largest running event returns with the April 19-20 Earth Day Run.

St. Cloud State's annual five-race weekend is sponsored by Scheels, a 24-store sporting goods chain headquartered in Fargo, N.D. Other corporate sponsors include BLEND, Coborn's, St. Cloud Suburu and Bernick's.

About 4,500 runners, volunteers and spectators are expected to participate. Search the registration database to see if family, friends, neighbors or classmates registered. Registration is closed.

The events are the 1K, 5K Corporate Challenge, 5K, Half Marathon Relay and Half Marathon. Pick up race packets 11 a.m.-8 p.m. April 19 in the Halenbeck Hall fieldhouse. Learn about a proxy pickup service.

Race and event headquarters is the fieldhouse at Halenbeck Hall.

In addition to the races, there are two events April 19:

The St. Cloud Times Health and Fitness Expo will offer information and display wares  from regional and national vendors. Free and open to the public, the fair runs noon to 8 a.m. The St. Cloud Times is the flagship publication of St. Cloud-based Times Media, a Gannett company.

BLEND Kids Health and Fitness Expo will deliver children’s fitness games and activities, nutrition information, healthy foods and more. The free expo is 2-7 p.m. Funded by CentraCare Health Foundation, BLEND is a community coalition committed to reducing obesity among children.

View and print PDFs of the race courses:

Sign-up to help runners have a successful experience at St. Cloud State. Learn more about how you can serve.

For more information, email

Earth Day Run is managed by St. Cloud State's Sports Facilities & Campus Recreation.

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