We are engaged in many efforts in an attempt to provide an “active” environment in our Downtown. This year rather than hosting a one day event to call attention to wellness, we are refocusing our efforts on providing many opportunities in our Downtown throughout the year for employees, residents and visitors. Our goals are to:

1) Increase physical activity
2) Increase healthy eating
3) Increast health equity
4) Build connections within and throughout Downtown

Many other business and organizations host events in Downtown along with what our organization plans: (DTC hosts in bold)

2015 – Downtown Gets Pumped Up

  • Humpday 5K (every Wednesday evening)
  • Scheel’s Earth Day Run (April)
  • Farmers Market (every Saturday May-mid October)
  • Kiddie Parade around Lake George (Memorial Day)
  • Downtown Spring Clean Up (May 8th)
  • Outdoor Endeavors water activities + splash pad (daily at Lake George June-October)
  • Laps @ Lunch (weekly; includes corporate challenges with prizes) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Parklets (TBD 3 times for yoga, lifting weights, etc.) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Planting for Downtown Adopt-A-Planter Program
  • Little Georgetown at Rotary’s Summertime by George (Weds June 10-Aug 26)
  • Granite City Days/WJON 5K (June 28)
  • St. Cloud Optimist Family Fun Day (June 28)
  • Lake George Fishing Club (Tues June 16-Aug 11)
  • Lap the Lake Family Relay at Lake George (July 14)
  • National Guard climbing wall (TBD July or Aug) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Blood pressure checks; CPR family friendly training (TBD July or Aug) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Bike Blenders (stationery bikes to make smoothies or generate electricity (TBD July -Aug) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • St. Cloud Walk to Defeat ALS at Lake George (Sept 12)
  • Suicide Awareness 5K Run Walk (Sept 19)
  • Downtown Fall Clean Up (TBD) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Vertical Community Gardens (TBD) BECOME A SPONSOR
  • Zip Lining in Downtown (TBD) BECOME A SPONSOR

Information to participate and/or sponsor coming soon.

2014 Downtown Walk About, July 12th, 9am-4 pm

We kept the streets closed off to cars and open to feet and wheels. People of all ages stayed Downtown and tried a variety of fun and healthy activities. More than 80 groups and businesses helped us create the fun event. We hosted over 6,000 people on July 12th.