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One More Run 5K & 1M Walk, 7:30 AM. This event starts and finishes at Pit Stop Smoothies, 320 S. Kennedy Ave. in Madrid, Iowa. Out & back on the High Trestle Trail! . . . . ... .. . .Results

Phillip Grothus

515-360-9438

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Step UP Half and Marathon 5k Run/Walk , Half marathon, half marathon, 2 or 4 person relay (6.1 / 7miles) & 5K run. All races start at 7:30 a.m. Kings Pointe Resort and Waterpark , Storm Lake, Iowa. . ... .. . .Results

Angie Snyder
1820-Perkins Ave.
Nemaha, Ia 50567.
712-660-8089.

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Guthrie County Fair 5K Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. Takes place at the Fairgrounds Event Center in Guthrie Center, Iowa

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Noah's Ark Daycare 5K Cheetah Chase, 8:00 AM. Takes place at Noah's Ark Daycare Center. 203 S. Oak Street, Sutherland, Iowa. Noahís Ark Daycare Center was formed to serve a need in the community for quality child care. It is committed to providing a Christ-centered homelike atmosphere where children, their families and staff alike are treated with compassion and respect. . ... .. . .Results

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Booneville Backroads Ultra 100M / 100K / 50K / 50K Relay / 10K
6 AM. The Boonevill Bar & Waveland Cafe
360 St. & Ute Ave.
Booneville, IA. . ... .. . .Results

Brad Dains

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Hoo Doo Hustle 5K, 8:00 AM. Event takes place at 29498 Shortstop Avenue, Neola, IA Celebrate your Labor Day Weekend in Neola, Iowa at the annual Hoo Doo Days festival. You'll start your at the Hall Sports Complex and baseball fields, up the big hill through the neighborhoods, all the way to the peak of the hill with views of the Loess Hills, and all the way back down. The second half of the race will be a breeze!

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NewBo Fest Half Marathom & 10K Run,
7:30 a.m. New Bohemian District, Cedar Rapids, IA.. . .. .results

NewBo Run
PO Box 11351
Cedar Rapids, IA 52410

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Essex Labor 5K Day Run, 8:00 AM. Takes plave in Essex, Iowa

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Bettendorf Rotary "Run With Carl" 5M run , 5K, 1M, run/ walk. 7:30 AM. Life Fitness Center, Bettendorf, IA. . . . . . . Results

Dick Schillig

563-332-2200.

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Muskie 5K, 8:00 AM. This event takes place at Weed Park in Muscatine, Iowa.

Nancy or Chris Foxen

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Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon, 1/2 Mara & Marathon Relay, 7:30 AM. Takes place at the Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon (SCIA) 619 W. Sheridan Ave. The Wabash Trace Nature Trail is mostly flat, tree-lined converted rail road line crossing through scenic Iowa countryside with crushed limestone surface
Shenandoah, IA. .. . .. .results

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Watermelon Days 5K, 6:30 PM. Takes place the corner of Main St. & Water St. in Fayette, IA. Drawings for 8 x $20 Gift Certificates will take place.

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Monarch Migration Fun Trail Run, 9:AM At the Wapsi River Enviormental Ed Center, 31555 52nd Avr. in Dixon, Iowa.

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Tri State Popcorn Days Race 10-K & 5K Run/Walk,, 8:00 AM. This is part of Hamburg Popcorn Days. Will run through parts of Iowa, Nebraska & Missouri. Starts at Hamburg Comm School, 309 S Street, Hamburg, Iowa.

Mike Wells

712-350-1065

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Canceled

Wildcat Den State Park Trail Run/Walk, 8::00 AM. Muscatine, IA at Wildcat Den State Park - 1 mile north of Iowa Highway 22. Run or walk the roads and trails of Wildcat Den State Park. The course is a 5K route beginning and ending in the upper picnic area.

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Friends of Pilot Knob Trail Race 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk, 8:00 am. Registration/Sign In 7:00 am. Location: Stone Shelter at Pilot Knob State Park, Forest City, IA  

Dawn Bill 
 
641-529-0579

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P.C.T.R (Pleasant Creek Trail Run) 45K, 30K & 15K, 7:30 A.M. All races will start in the Pleasant Creek beach parking lot, Pleasant Creek State Park, Palo, Iowa. .. . .. .results

Doug Fishwild
Mark Powers
Bob Andresen

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Pulaski Corn Show 5K, 8:00 AM. Run through a beautiful rural Iowa community and join us for all of the festivities that follow at the Pulaski Corn Show! A whole day of family fun and entertainment! The first 50 registrants will receive a loaded swag bag full of fun and useful items from beautiful Davis County! Pulaski, Iowa. .. . .. .results

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5K Race to Remember, 9:00 AM. Join Friendship Village Retirement Community in supporting all those who are affected by Alzheimer's Disease. Our 5k Race and 1 Mile Walk winds in and around Landmark Common's beautiful campus. Waterloo, IA

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Pets on Parade 1 Mile Walk, 11:00 AM. Takes place at 1301 Riverside BoulevardSioux City, Iowa. Not only will you have a fantastic time with your furry friends, but you'll also be making a difference in their lives. Every step you take helps raise money for our beloved shelter. For the Siouxland Humane Society,

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Trashmore 5K - Dash to Bash Epilepsy, 8:00 AM. The race begins in front of the National Czech Slovak Museum in Cedar Rapids, IA. and designated parking will be plenty. The 5k course winds through Czech Village and then runners will make a steep 208 foot climb to the top of Mount Trashmore that provides a beautiful and scenic view of downtown Cedar Rapids. Race proceeds will support Epilepsy Foundation Iowa to support our mission with serving Iowans with programs, services, advocacy and research. .. . .. .results

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Running with Straws 5K Run/Walk/Jog/Wog, 9:45 AM!! Event takes place at Coneflower Shelters, Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, Iowa.

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Tunnel To Towers 5K Run / Walk, 8:30 AM. Takes place at the Ankeny Fire Station - 120 NW Ash Drive, Ankeny, IA

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Quarry Springs Paddle Skedaddle Biathlon, Takes plave in Colfax, IA. Sprint offroad duathlon | sprint duathlon relay | 3.5M trail run .. . .. .results

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Clinton Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, 7:30 AM. Clinton, IA. ...Results

Shannon
563-242-2110.
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Backpocket Beer Mile, 6:00 PM. Takes place at "The Yard: in the Johnston Town Center, Johnston, Iowa. 4 laps, 4 beers! You've probably read about these. Standard "Beer Mile" rules apply. Competitive and recreational catagories/waves options available.

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Mighty Mo 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon & Marathon Run, All courses will be Flat, Fast & Fun! Proceeds will help support the efforts of the H.A.R.T. Foundation. Helping Athleteís Run & Train. Starting and finishing at the Siouxland Expo Center, Sioux City, Iowa and continuing on the Missouri River Trail next to it. Something For Everyone!

Ray Thomas - 712-899-5915

Jim Ewoldt - 712-251-5576

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Creston Balloon Days Balloon Chase 5K, 8:00 AM. Balloon Days Fun Run or Walk held at McKinley Park, Creston, Iowa. . . . . ....Results

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Arrowhead 5K & 1M Obstacle Trail Run, Multiple heats. Neola, IA. Benefiting Pottawattamie County Trails Association. . . .results

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Paws in the Park 5K Run/Walk for the Foundation for the BAHS, 8:00 AM. This event takes place at the Iowa Arboretum in Boone, IA

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Back the Blue Pump N Run, 8:00 AM. Pump, Run or Walk to Back the Blue. 5K Pump and Run a participant's score will be based on a combination of how many times he/she can bench press a % of their weight (see weight charts posted on the Facebook page for this event) & 5K race time. Pump and Run athletes can weigh in and lift between 8:00 am and 9:15 am on race day. Event takes place at 5205 Grand Street, Ames, IA.

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Moving for Life Manchester RMC 5K & RMC 10K & Fun Run.7:30 AM. Manchester, Iowa. All proceeds will be put towards the purchase of a new MRI for Regional Medical Center... .... . . . . . . ....Results

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563-927-7534

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Run For Pie, 9 am-12 pm . Highway 30 & South Jackson St., Lisbon, Iowa. This is a certified course and as the majority of races on this calendar are, this race is timed....... . . . . . ....Results

Joe Mischka

319-361-4688

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Dubuque Benefit Classic Half Marathon, 5K & 1M, 7:15 AM. Takes place at the Mystique Community Ice Center, Dubuque, IA. . . . . ....Results

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BVRMC Aware 5K Run / Walk, & Kids Fun Run, 8:00 AM. Men & Women running together for Cancer Awareness. Takes place at the BVRMC, 1525 W 5th St., Storm Lake, Iowa. . . . . ....Results

Danielle

712-213-8683

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Canceled for lack of participants

DeRailed Adventure - Wapsi-Great Western Line, 9:00 AM. A multi-sport adventure style race.  Includes running, biking, a water event and mystery challenges.  Must be completed in 2 hours and 40 minutes to officially finish. Riceville, Iowa

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Great River Bridge Race 10K, 5K, 1M Run, Takes place in Burlington, Iowa. The Great River Bridge Race is more than just a race, it's an event for everyone to experience. Be one of the few people to cross the Great River Bridge on foot, which is usually closed to pedestrian traffic. Experience the energy of one of the greatest events in Burlington, one that brings the community together where you'll leave feeling part of something great! Not only will you have an amazing time but you will be benefiting Burlington Parks and Recreation, which will have a lasting impact for everyone in our community. . . . . ....Results

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Horizons 5k Powered by FSB, 9:30 AM. Marion, Iowa. Your participation in this race not only provides you with a festive experience but also extends your support to our three programs: Meals on Wheels, NTS (Neighborhood Transportation Service), and Financial Wellness Center. After the race, enjoy a fun afternoon sampling a wide variety of beer brands and styles at the 2023 Marion Oktoberfest. .. . .. .results

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NanaJana Fun Run Takes place at Dan-D Farms, 2044 Highway 14, (6 miles south of of Knoxville, Iowa.

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Keswick Harvest Days Harvest Hustle 5K & 1M, 8:00 AM. Takes place at the Keswick Fire Station in Keswick, Iowa. This is for participants of all ages. All proceeds go to the Keswick Community Club for future Harvest Day Events.

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Gateway Callenge Sprint Triathlon & Tri Relay, 8:00 AM. This event takes place in Marengo, IA. The Gateway Challenge Sprint Triathlon will begin at Gateway Park in Marengo, Iowa. The 500 meter swim will take place at Gateway lake. The roughly 15 mile bike portion will take you from Marengo, to West Amana, then to South Amana, and return to Marengo. The 5k run will begin on the Gateway trail, which incorporates the flood levy along the Iowa River, then slightly out of town and back into town, ending at Gateway Park. .. . .. .results

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Canceled for 2023

Sullivan Brothers Veterans Memorial 5K/10K Races, Waterloo, Iowa. 9:00 AM. This event takes place at the Grout Museum in downtown Eaterloo, IA. .. . .. .results

 

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Hilltoppers GSCCC Youth XC Meet

Event takes place at Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls, Iowa, 1:00 PM.

Britta Wey


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Iowa Brewery 5K Running Series - Big Grove Brewery, 12 Noon, Take Place at Big Grove Brewery & Taproom 555 17th Street Des Moines, IA 50309

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Ely Fall Fest Moonlight 5K and 1 Mile Run, 11:00 AM. Event takes place at the Ely City Park in Ely, IA. Please note that vehicle parking will NOT be allowed in the parking lot at Ely City Park or along the north side of Dows Street, as well along Hillcrest or Highland after 2:00 PM on Friday. Participants are encouraged to park along Main Street, in the paved parking lot just south of the American Legion building, downtown or along other available city streets. . . . . .Results

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The Greater Des Moines Women's Half Marathon & 5K presented by Hy-Vee, 7:30 AM. 420 East Court Avenue - Hy-Vee Food Store, Des Moines, Iowa.Store, Des Moines, Iowa. . . . . ....Results

Bill Burke
505 S Al Davis Rd
Suite A,
River Ridge, LA. 70123
504-454-6561

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Fireside Winery 5K Run, 9:00 AM. Exciting run through the scenic Fireside Winery. Event takes place at 1755 P. Ave. in Marengo, IA. . . . .Results,.

Tom Jordan

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Mental Health Matters 5K , 7:30 AM. Takes place at 1850 Boyson Rd Hiawatha, Iowa. The Mental Health Matters 5K Run and Walk was created in an effort to decrease stigma around mental health challenges, encourage reaching out for help and honor those who have died by suicide. Our crisis support and suicide prevention services are available 24/7 at no cost. You can call us at the Foundation 2 Crisis Line at (319) 362-2174 or chat and text through Your Life Iowa (www.yourlifeiowa.org).

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IRIS Peace Day 5k/10k., 10:00 am. This event takes place at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, IA. Fammily friendly event for Iowa Resource for International Service grants and Scholarship Programs. . . . . .... . . .results

Iowa Resource for International Service
2521 S University Blvd

UNIT 123, Ames, IA 50014
(515) 292-7103

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Run as One for Taylor 5K & 1 M, 8:30 AM. Starts in the Winterset High School parking lot, 624 Husky Dr., Winterset, Iowa. . . . . ....Results

Angie Heim
515-707-8965

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Yellow River State Park Half Mara,, 10K, 5K Trail Runs, 7:00 AM. Takes place in beautiful Yellow River State Park in N.E. Iowa. . . . . ....Results

Iowa Trail Run Series

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ARL Iowa Dog Jog 2022, 8:00 AM. The Iowa Dog Jog is an annual event to raise oney for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa. Takes lace at 2100 NW 100th St., Clive, IA.

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The Great Ames Adventure Race (GAAR)
Ada Hayden Heritage Park, Ames, Iowa
Paddle, bike, run. 7:00 am.
Canoe/kayak 3 miles, Bike 15 miles, Run 5k. . . . . . . ...Results

Galen Wilke
PO Box 378
Ames,  IA 50010

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Best Dam Run to prevent Child Abuse 1/2 Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, 8 AM. Starts at the Waverly Civiv Center, Waverly, IA. In conjunction with the Waverly health Center and the W. Proceeds from the run will benefit local Waverly Exchange Club causes. Waverly Civic Center, Waverly, Iowa. .... . . . .Results

Heidi Solheim

319-240-7703

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Off the Beaten Path 6K & 3k Trail Race, 9:00 AM. Takes place at the Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, near Grinnell, IA, Runners will experience the tall grass prairie, woodlands, and maybe even some wildlife! In addition, grass surfaces will cushion the strides of each runner. Immediately following the events, snacks and refreshments will be served and prizes will be awarded. Proceeds from the trail race will serve to benefit the natural resources and sustainability of Jasper County through the help of our non-profit group, Jasper Conservation Connection.

Kari Van Zante
642-792-9780

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Blue Believers Prostate Cancer 5k Run, 9:00 AM 5k Runs & 1M Walk start and Jr Blue Believers Fun Run at 8:45AM. Starts and ends at Principal Park - Des Moines, IA. . . . . .Results

515-570-4106

Mark Good

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Broken Anvil Backyard Ultra, 7:00 AM. Takes place on approximately 4 mile loop at Pollmiller park in West Point, Iowa. Start new loop each hour, finish each loop before start of next hour. . . . . ....Results

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NextGen Mental Health Walk|Run, 9:30 AM. Starts and Ends at NextGen Motors in Muscatine, IA

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Gimme S'more 3M & 1M Mud Runs, ?? Boone, Iowa. As a Healthiest State Initiative-approved event, the Gimme S'more Mud Run will be officially recognized on iowahealthieststate.com as an activity that supports the health and well-being of Iowans. We're proud to be affiliated with the Initiative and look forward to supporting the Healthiest State Walk this fall. Not Timed.

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Oktemberfest "No Place Like Home" 5K/10K, Runs, 7:30 AM. Marshall County Court House, 1 E Main St., Marshalltown, IA. No official timing.

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Germanfest 5K Run/Walk/Dash, 8:30 AM. This event takes place at Guttenberg Municipal Hospital, Guttenberg, IA. Join us for a 5K Run/Walk along the mighty Mississippi in the quaint, historic town of Guttenberg as we celebrate our rich German heritage with GermanFest.

Contact_us @
309-751-9800.

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Miles & Memories 5K, 9:00 AM. West Burlongton, Iowa.

 

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Quad Cities Marathon & Marathon Relay, 1/2 Marathon, 5K, 1M, 7:30AM, The event covers 5 races, 4 cities, 3 bridges, 2 states, and 1 Island, all along the mighty Mississippi River. The 26.2 mile run starts and ends in downtown Moline, ..Results IL.

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Cedar Rapids Track Club Youth XC Meet

Jones Park in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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319-361-3678


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The Thordog Runway 5K Run/Walk, 11:oo AM. Takes place at the Anamosa Lawrence Community Center in Anamosa, Iowa. Proceeds to scholarship fund. . . . . .Results

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Firetrucker Brewery - Iowa Brewery Running Series, 12 Noon. Takes place at 716 Southwest 3rd Street Ankeny, IA.

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Capital Pursuit
Iowas fastest 10 Miler & 5K
9:00 AM, Des Moines. IA.
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Remembrance Run 5K , 9:45 AM. takes p[lace at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, Iowa. . . .results

Iowa Remembers
(Anna Fuller),
605 NW 10th Circle
Grimes, IA 50111
515-494-5392

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Iowa Trail Run Series: Jester Park. 9:00 AM. Event takes place in Jester Park between Polk City and Granger, IA.

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Serving Our Seniors 5K Run/Walk, 4:00 PM. Christ Community Church, 3000 Alburnett Rd, Marion,IA. . . .results

Carol
319-377-1955
Amy Keating
3950 Dostal Ct
Marion, Ia 52302
319-310-0118
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Run 4 Your Life 5K, 9:00 AM. This event takes place at Raccoon River Park in West Des Moines, Iowa. To raise awareness of mental health struggles that many suffer from.

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Princeton 5K Run/Walk, 6:00 PM. This event takes place in downtown Princeton, Iowa. Proceeds from the event will benefit Princeton Recreation Trails, Inc. non-profit to provide a safe, off road trail for all to enjoy and connect with nature.

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Sock Market 5K Fun Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. Event for Junior Achievement of Central Iowa takes place at Heritage Park, 1055 NE Beaverbrook Blvd., Grimes, Iowa. Look for the Clock Tower!

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Johnston Running Club Youth XC Meet

Johnston High School, Johnston, Iowa

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DMACC Alumni Association 5K Walk/Run, 8:00 a.m. Starts at the Parking Lot L2, DMACC Ankeny Campus, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA.. . . . . . . . . . .Results.

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DMACC Foundation
515-965-7331
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Roundbarn 5K, 10K & Half Marathon, 9:00 AM. Takes place at Twin Lakes Bible Camp Round in Manson, Iowa.

Sarah or Mark

712-297-7714


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Pancake Day 10K & 5K Fun Run. Centerville, Iowa. Join us for this fun race in conjunction with the town's annual Pancake Day celebration. The course begins on the North side of the Centerville square and passes by several town landmarks. The course comes full circle and ends on the North side of the square. You will find yourself just a few steps away from free pancakes and activities for all ages!

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Journey of Hope 5K Walk/ Wig Run 9:00 AM. Takes place aTom Hanafan River's Edge Park at 4250 River's Edge Parkway, Council Bluffs, IA. This is in support of the Wings of Hope Cancer Support Center.

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Corridor Running North Shore Distance Classic, 1/2 mara & 4M Runa, 9:00 AM. Take place at Lake Macbride, Main Lodge near Solon, IA.

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Doggone Tired 10M/ 50K Trail Run, , 8:00am. Rodgers Park, Benton Co, IA (near Vinton) . . . . . .. . . .results

Ryan Tresnak
303 N K Ave.
Vinton,IA 52349
319-202-8513

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Wild Boar Challenge,(4 to 5 Miles), 9:00 am. Wildwood Hills Ranch, 2552 Union Lane. St Charles IA. It is in the vein of the Warrior Dash, Tough Mudder style challenge race. Farrell;s Extreme Body Shaping is designing the obstacles for our race. . . . . ....Results

Luke Sargent
515-577-3936.
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Donut Dash 5k - RUN Nevada Race Series 5K, Race starts and finishes on Main St. in Nevada, Iowa.

Dane Nealson

329-331-6014

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Remy's 5K Run / Walk, 10:30 AM. Takres place at Snow Bunting Lodge in Hickory Grove Park in Colo, Iowa. Proceeds to the Chase Away K9 cancer Foundation.

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NAMI of Iowa will hold its walk at Terra Park, Johnston, IA.. Registration and check in will begin at 8:30 with the Walk to begin at 10:00 am. . . . . .

Amanda

NAMI Iowa
3839 Merle Hay Rd
Des Moines, IA 50310.
W-515-254-0417.

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River s Edge Trail Half Marathon, 8:00 AM. Starts at the Eldora Welcome Center & Railroad Museum, 9 Park St, Eldora, IA. Enjoy the beautiful Iowa River Greenbelt with this 13.1 mile paved loop beginning in Eldora, taking you through Pine Lake State Park, Steamboat Rock, and coming back on the Riverís Edge Trail. We will be donating the proceeds from the run to the continued work and upkeep of the Riverís Edge Trail.

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Tornado Alley 5K/10K & 1M, 8:00 AM. The route begins and ends at Algona City Hall. Enjoy a flat, fast route that is run entirely within the Algona, Iowa city limits. Stick around to enjoy the Algona Band Day Festival. The 1 p.m. parade downtown features multiple bands. More info at www.algona.org.

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Mad Creek 5K Run/Walk, 8:45 AM. Takes place at Calvery Church in Muscatine, Iowa. Proceeds benefit the Mad Creek after school program for Jr High students.

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"Speak Up for the Little Ones 5K Run/Walk" 8:00 AM. Event takes place at Federated Fellowship Church in Pella, Iowa and is a fundraiser for for Pathways to Pella which offers pregnancy test, ultrasound, pregnancy support, sexual health counseling, STD testing, parenting support, post abortion support.
 
 

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