Greetings Runners!

The 14th annual SCHEELS Earth Day Half Marathon Run weekend is three months away, and we are diligently working to provide you with a weekend filled with entertainment for runners and their families. We have lots of exciting things to share in this and future E-Newsletters.

Registration has opened as of November 1st 2012, and has passed its first price jump. The next price jump is scheduled for March 31st, 2013. Go to for registration and more information. The SCHEELS Earth Day Half Marathon Run Weekend is again partnering with in using its online registration form that makes registration fast and easy.

2013 HIghlighted Events:

The SCHEELS Earth Day Half Marathon Run weekend is full of great events for the entire family. Featured events include:

Fun for Kids, Fun for Families!
The BLEND & COBORN'S 1K Youth Run is the perfect opportunity for children 12 and under to get out and have a amateur running experience, the runners will start and finish in Husky Stadium with plenty of opportunities for excellent pictures Entrants limited to the first 1,000 kids so register early. All kids and their families are also invited to participate in the Health & Fitness Expo. From the young to the young at heart, the BLEND Kids Expo offers fun for the entire family. The expo will be packed with interactive and engaging activities for all ages, as well as healthy food tasting. The expo will expose children to fun physical activities that they can make and everyday part of their lives!!

ST. CLOUD SUBARU 5K Corporate Challenge
St. Cloud Subaru is again partnering with the St. Cloud Area YMCA to put together a Corporate Challenge Event on Friday April 19th. The Corporate Challenge promotes Health & Wellness among area businesses. The event provides businesses the opportunity to compete against other area businesses and within their own companies to encourage health and wellness. In addition to promoting health and wellness, $50 from every team registration taken will be split between the YMCA Partners Campaign and the Beaver Island Trail Expansion. This is a great opportunity to kick off the spring for your business. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 placing teams and there will be additional merchandise made available to Corporate Challenge Team members. Check out our website for more information. Registration is open!!!

Half Marathoners to receive a long sleeve Asics Performance Running Shirt
Participants in the SCHEELS Half Marathon, and SCHEELS Relay Marathon will be receiving a performance charcoal colored running shirt from Asics and a cinch bag. The shirt will be great to wear at the race or for running throughout the summer season!

Run With a Pace Team:
The Minnesota Pacers Pace Team will be back to assist you meeting your goals. The Pace Team will be offering pace groups for the following time goals: 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20, and 2:30 Please check at the Pacers booth at the Health and Fitness Expo on Friday, April 19th for more information or to sign-up for free. Check them out on Facebook also, just type in Minnesota Pacers.

House of Pizza Endless Pasta Earth Day Special
House of Pizza will offer a 6.99 Endless Pasta Earth Day Special to all Earth Day Runners. The special will be good from Thursday April 18th - Sunday April 21st and can be redeemed at the House of Pizza Downtown St. Cloud location or the House of Pizza Sartell location. The Endless Pasta Special includes: a special pasta selection, your choice of any three house sauces, and unlimited breadsticks. Lasagna, ravioli, pizza and other entrees are not included with this but you are welcome to take advantage of those offerings when you stop in.  Participants can sign up through our online registration or through our paper registration through April 1st and coupons will be mailed out to those that signed up.

Volunteer Sign-Up
If you are interested in volunteering to help with the SCHEELS Earth Day Half Marathon Run or you know of groups that are looking for fundraising opportunities, go to our volunteer sign up page. Individuals can sign up for volunteer times here. Groups that are interested in volunteering as part of a fundraiser should contact us at

If you are a musical act looking for an opportunity to perform please contact us as well at

Join us on Facebook:

Be sure to join the Earth Day Run on Facebook. You can receive updates, talk with other runners, and have the opportunity to win great Earth Day Run prizes. Join us today.