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BLEND announces 2017 Fit Kids Series events

Published in Pediatrics, Media Releases Author: CentraCare

Parents looking to instill in their children a lifelong love of health and fitness can find inspiration in the BLEND Fit Kids Series, which rewards children (12 years and younger) for being active throughout the year. Children who participate in 4 or more Fit Kids Series endorsed events, or 3 plus one additional event, will get a personalized pillowcase. You must register by June 1 to qualify for the pillowcase.

The 2017 series includes:

  • CentraCare Health Earth Day Run, April 21, Series Kick Off
  • Run for Recovery, April 29, St. Cloud
  • Wells Fargo Move & Grove, May 20, St. Cloud
  • Rock ‘n Run, May 20, Little Falls
  • Strides for Stroke, May 20, St. Cloud
  • Kids Apple Duathlon, May 26, Sartell
  • Kayleen Larson Legacy 5K, June 3, Clearwater
  • Sartell Summerfest, June 9, Sartell
  • Family Fun Fest, June 10, Waite Park
  • Freedom Days, June 17, Becker
  • Building a Healthy Community, June 17, Long Prairie
  • Tanner’s Team 5K/1K, June 24, Sauk Rapids
  • Run Your Sauks Off, July 15, Sauk Centre
  • Red River Run, July 29, Cold Spring
  • Rise Above Seizures Walk, August 3, St. Cloud
  • Clearwater Heritage Days, August 5, Clearwater
  • ATS Rock your Sole Trail Run, August 12, St. Cloud
  • Kiwanis Kids Triathlon, August 26, Baxter
  • St. Francis Franny Flyer, September 23, Sartell
  • Pleasantview 5K/1K, September 23, Sauk Rapids
  • Sacred Heart 5K/1K, September 30, Freeport
  • Sneakers and Wheels, September 30, St. Cloud
  • Harvest Fest, October 7, Becker
  • Run for a Reason, October 7, St. Cloud
  • Jingle Bell Run, November 18, St. Cloud
  • Feeling Good MN Wishbone Run, November 23, St. Cloud, Series Finale

To register for the Fit Kids Series and for scholarship information, go to or call 320-251-2700, ext 77523. Registering your child for the Fit Kids Series does not automatically register them for the events listed above. You must still register for individual races on the race web sites.


BLEND (Better Living: Exercise and Nutrition Daily), an initiative of Feeling Good MN, powered by CentraCare Health, is committed to improving the health of children in Central Minnesota by reducing the epidemic of childhood obesity. A coalition of medical professionals, parents and health care advocates works in four focus areas: physical activity, nutrition, medical community and advocacy. Learn more at