Exercise / Fitness

Earth Day Run Canceled Due to COVID-19
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), CentraCare is canceling the Earth Day Run scheduled for Sept. 4-5 and offering runners a full refund. Runners were notified by email of the refund process. All refunds should be complete in six to eight weeks.

“We have been closely monitoring COVID-19 within our community and carefully considering the best path forward,” said CentraCare Community Wellness Program Director Jodi Gertken. “As a health care organization, we take seriously our responsibility for keeping the community healthy during these uncertain times. Combining this, along with guidelines set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health, we came to realize that we couldn’t safely hold an in-person event this fall.”

Originally scheduled for April 2020, the Earth Day Run had been postponed until Labor Day Weekend, and a virtual run was offered for May. More than 15,000 people engaged in the event in 2019, bringing together numerous organizations in a common effort to create a family-friendly, two-day, community health event. Proceeds from the Earth Day Run benefit Feeling Good MN, a community wellness initiative that supports healthy eating, physical activity and tobacco prevention in Central Minnesota.

The event is supported by these platinum sponsors: Bernick’s, Coborn’s, St. Cloud Subaru, Scheels, Marco, Stearns Bank, City of St. Cloud and Cetera. Gold sponsors include: CentraCare M Physicians Orthopedics, North Risk Partners, Inventure Properties, Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation, Granite Logistics, Granite Equity Partners, Central McGowan, Capital One and American Door Works.
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