A warmer weather is sure on its way and has indicated the same for Chris Humbert. Although he is looking forward to a warmer weather, it does not mean that robin return when the snow has melted or when the trees start bearing leaves again.
Rather it is that time when Chris goes back to St. Cloud for his annual trip to run the Earth Day Half-Marathon. The teacher at Mound Westonka High School and coach will be taking part in the 16th edition of the race that will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the campus of St. Cloud State University on Saturday. And just like the past fifteen years he is surely expected to be in the starting line when the gun sounds.
Humbert has explained that the game was just a celebration for him, after going on Greece yacht charters. He believes that for people like him who love to be outside moving without having to put on layers after layers of clothing first, the coming four or five months is indeed the best months of the year. There were almost 3500 competitors for all the races in last year’s Earth Day weekend for all the races. The races also include a 1km kids race and a 5km run and corporate challenge on Friday night.
This year almost 1350 runners have signed up for the race with many more of them going to still sign up and register. This event which is conducted every year brings a lot of people in town and makes the hotel accommodated and restaurants full. And the town hopes to welcome back all those people who must come back since they have had a very good experience.
Humbert has many reasons as to why he keeps coming back with the biggest being that he went to St. Cloud State. The race is always like trip for him down the memory lane which makes him nostalgic and feels close at home.