The purpose of the St. Cloud River Runners is to promote running, encourage improvement, recognize achievement, and sponsor club and community events.
The St. Cloud River Runners Club was organized in 1983 after its predecessors, the St. Cloud Harriers and then the Mississippi Striders, disbanded. We currently have over 200 members ranging from fitness runners to ultramarathoners.
The newsletter is emailed monthly to all members listing upcoming events such as races and breakfast runs. The newsletter also includes articles written by club members on a wide range of topics from race results to nutrition and health.
Members gather on Saturday mornings at area restaurants for a group run and then stay to enjoy breakfast together. Other group runs, including regular Sunday morning and Tuesday and Thursday evening runs are scheduled on a month to month basis in the newsletter and posted on the club’s web site.
The club sponsors the Lake Wobegon Trail Marathon as well as its own award winning USATF team. The club also has close ties with its sister club, St. Cloud DuTri. Many members have fun car-pooling together to area road races and traveling together to marathons around the country. We have an annual banquet and slide show to celebrate members and their trips, races and accomplishments over the year. If you run or have an interest in running, the club is a great way to meet new training partners, coaches and others with like interests.