Active Central MN’s mission is to promote wellbeing through community-wide support of healthy, active lives. As a St. Cloud, Minnesota-based nonprofit, we envision a year-round series of fitness experiences: active people enjoying Minnesota’s great outdoors, leading healthy lives, and contributing to a vibrant community.
Active Central MN was incorporated by Bill Corcoran in 2018 with support from founding partners who provided early and significant funding to launch and sustain the organization, including Rollga, Viking Coca-Cola, Williams Integracare, and Granite Partners.
Prior to Active Central MN, Bill was the founder and president of Graniteman, Inc. Graniteman initiated and managed the Graniteman Triathlon series that began in 2004. Graniteman was a for-profit corporation, and Bill wished to move it to a non-profit corporation structure to engage a broader set of community organizations. Graniteman transitioned its brand and assets to Active Central MN in 2019. In 2020, to sustain its legacy, the Apple Duathlon followed suit and transitioned its brand, assets, and operations to Active Central MN. In 2021, CentraCare contracted with Active Central MN to manage the Earth Day series. Today, Active Central MN manages this five-event series and is positioned to deliver and promote more active lifestyle events across the year.
Board of Directors
Rick Bauerly serves as board chair, and Brad Konkler and Bill Corcoran serve as directors on the Active Central MN board, guiding overall governance.
Bill Corcoran (firstname.lastname@example.org) leads the organization as its president. Heather Corcoran (email@example.com) serves as race director for Apple Duathlon and the three events that make up the Graniteman Triathlon Endurance Series. Heather Rothfork (firstname.lastname@example.org) serves as race director for Earth Day Run. Alisha Brust serves as course manager and Lily Zeglen as registration manager across all five events. The team is supported by a variety of volunteer organizations and hundreds of volunteers each year. Learn more about volunteering on our Community page.
The Active Central MN team is augmented by key external partners. Brad Pickle, of Pickle Events, manages timing services and Jerry MacNeil serves as announcer for all race events. GetMeRegistered.com provides secure, online registration for all Active Central MN events.
We recognize the professional services provided to Active Central MN by Schlenner Wenner & Co. for accounting, Farmers & Merchants Bank for banking, Moss & Barnett for legal services, and Mahowald for insurances.