Community

Healthy Lives. Vibrant Community.

Healthy and active people contribute to a vibrant community — including strong, growing organizations, and thriving cities. Likewise, notable employers and communities support and promote individual wellbeing!

Community Impact

Active Central MN encourages and supports wellbeing at the individual, organizational, and community level, and we enable economic benefits for stakeholders:

  • Active lifestyles benefit individual fitness and wellbeing.
  • Active employees increase organizational wellbeing through health and productivity.
  • Active organizations enhance our community wellbeing and prosperity.
  • Active communities experience overall wellbeing and economic benefits. In 2021, five events managed by Active Central MN engaged more than 3,600 participants. At an estimate of ~$300 per participant, these events generated more than $1 million in economic impact.
Community Impact
City Collaborators

Area cities support and enable our events. We thank the staff, leaders, and volunteers from the cities of Big Lake, Buffalo, Clearwater, Sartell, and St. Cloud.

City Collaborators

Employers

The employers below encourage their team members to participate in active lifestyle and fitness events, and they provide funding (partially or fully covering registration fees) for team member participation in select Active Central MN events.

CentraCare

We know that nothing is more important than your health and the health of your family. In the heart of Minnesota, we are your neighbors, friends and family — a community of 12,000 employees here to care for you. We are CentraCare.

Granite Partners

Granite Partners is a private investment and holding company founded in 2002 in St. Cloud, Minnesota, with a mission to grow companies and create value for all stakeholders. We are committed to 100-year sustainability, and we aspire to world-class wellbeing for all people in and around the Granite community.

Email us to add your organization here for taking part in the Team Wellness Challenge and encouraging team members to lead healthy, active lives by partially funding registration fees for Active Central MN events.

Volunteers
Volunteers

Active Central MN engages and supports local student clubs and non-profit organizations who volunteer to help with event setup, operations, clean up, and cheer zones. In some cases, clubs and organizations can raise funds and promote their causes through their volunteer activities with Active Central MN. For those interested in volunteering for events leading up to, during, and after Earth Day Run, contact heather.rothfork@activecentralmn.org. To volunteer before, during, and after multi-sport events, like the Graniteman Triathlons, contact heather.corcoran@activecentralmn.org. For general volunteer opportunities with Active Central MN, contact bill.corcoran@activecentralmn.org.

These great organizations have volunteered with Active Central MN in the past:

  • United Way of Central Minnesota
  • St. Cloud Christian School
  • St. Cloud Tech National Honor Society
  • Saint John’s Prep Student Council
  • St. Cloud Tech High School Boy’s Soccer
  • St. Cloud Area Family YMCA
  • South Parent Association
  • Sartell High School Student Council
  • Nordic Crush Club
  • Foley Public Schools
  • Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority
  • Central Minnesota Mental Health
  • Cathedral Cross Country
  • Big Lake Volleyball
  • Apollo Track & Field
  • Apollo Boy’s Swim Team
  • Foley Public Schools
  • Grace Baptist Fellowship Church

Clubs

Consider joining these Central Minnesota clubs to support your active lifestyle.

DuTri

DuTri is Central Minnesota’s leading (Du)athlon (Tri)athlon Club.

The gators

The Gators are a year-round swim team for athletes ages 6 and older, from beginners to national caliber athletes.

The master swim program

The Master Swim Program is an organized swim program for adults 18 years and older, including novices, triathletes, and retired Division I athletes.

The river runners

The River Runners are a club for running enthusiasts and offering recurring group runs each week, awards, and events for members.

Email us to add your club here.

Area Experiences and Amenities

Explore area events and organizations that promote an active lifestyle and health and wellbeing.

Shanti Yoga Center and Milk & Honey Ciders

Shanti Yoga Center and Milk & Honey Ciders bring you outdoor yoga.

Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation has everything you need to adventure out, including kayaks, paddle boards, and canoes.

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

Quarry Park and Nature Preserve is a 684-acre park with miles of trails for walking, hiking, cross-country skiing, and biking, along with two swimming quarries.