Earth Day 2011: A Record Turnout!

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BLEND Earth Day RunAlthough the weather felt more like January than April, BLEND held its 4th Annual 1K Fun Run at the Earth Day Run events at St. Cloud State on Friday, April 15. Almost 700 kids ages one to12 pre-registered for the event. With hats, coats and winter mittens in hand, hundreds of kid participated enthusiastically, despite the wind and cold.

Almost 800 Kids Participated in the 1K or 5K Run!

Inside at the BLEND Kids Health and Fitness Expo more than 2,000 kids and families played in a 50” inflatable; jumped rope with the American Heart Association’s Double Dutch Team; rode bikes on trainers, complements of Scheels; and even made their own hoola hoop to take home with them. NuVal™, The Nutritional Food Scoring System, available at local Coborn’s stores, was also a big hit. Kids and families sampled a wide variety of foods and learned how to make healthy “trade ups” in their favorite food categories.

We invite you to look through our photo gallery of Earth Day 2011 pictures, post your pictures and share your stories on our BLEND Facebook page, and watch the video below.

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