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https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl A group encouraging the running community to participate in locally organized running events that are giving the majority or their profits back to the community in the form of activities for the residents or charitable causes  

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DMACC Alumni Association 5K Walk/Run, 8:00 a.m. Starts at the Parking Lot L1, DMACC Ankeny Campus, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA.. . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl.

Breck Danner
DMACC Foundation &
Alumni Association

515-965-7331
register

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Corridor Running Timber Trek 4.8M, 12:00 PM. This is an off-road race. Amana RV Park (north of Amana, off Hwy 151). ... ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . . . .Results.

John Armon
319-362-4065.
entry_form

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Swiss Valley Trail Run, 5+M, 10+M and 25K, 9 AM. Swiss Valley Nature Preserve, Preosta, Iowa Proceeds benefit DCCB for use on enviormental education. . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl.

Matthew Jasper

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GiGi's Super Hero Run 5K & 1M and Kids Run/Walk, 8:30 AM. Bettendorf, Iowa.

Mark Taghon
309-762-7529
Michelle hornbuckle
309-762-7529

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5K Run/Walk for the Pumpkins, 9:00 AM. Takes place at Davis St. & Main, Anamosa, IA. . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . .Results.

Nic Weers

entry form
319-462-3561

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12:1 Run, Half Marathon, 5K, 10K & 15K. Races begin at 8 AM. Harmony Bible Church, 21589 Highway 79, Danville, IA. Course goes into Geode State Park.. . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . . Results.

Libby_Samples 319-470-7045.

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John's Baby Steps 5K run /Walk, 8 AM. Starts at Kinnick-Feller Riverside Park, Adel, IA. To promote CPR training and skills through the John Donald Gomke Charity. . . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl. . . . . . Results.

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Glowing the Distance to Make a Difference 5K R/W, 7:30 PM..Humbolt County Hospital, Humbolt, IA. Untimed event.. . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl.

Gary Moritz, 1000=N.15th St, Humboldt, IA 50548 - 515-332-4200

entry form

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owa Trail Run Series: Coralville Woodpecker @ 10 am. This event takes place on the Woodpecker Singletrack, Coralville, IA

Pasha Korsakov

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Renegade Run Obstacle Mud Run, 9:00 AM. This event takes place at the Shiloh Grounds in Kalona, Iowa. Part of "Hope Relay for Life" American Cancer Society.....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Teri Hartzler

653-2141

entry form

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Stomp Out Hunger 5K Trail Run, 10am. Rodgers Park, Benton Co IA (near Vinton).....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

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

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Des Moines Ironman Half Triathlon
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More info coming

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Tornado Alley Run 10K and 5K Runs and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. This event takes place in Algona, Iowa and follows the path of destruction of the 1979 tornado that went through Algona. It is put on by the 2 high schools in town.....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Contact

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Iowa Walk to D'Feet ALS, Principal Park, Des Moines, IA. , 10 AM. ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Sarah Lettow, at 515-727-1679
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Wicked Wine 5K & 1K Run/Walk, This event takes place at Water Works Park in Des Moines, Iowa, It includes up to 5 wine stops but must finish by 1 hour. Evening event.

details

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Miles & Memories 5K Run/Walk (with 1 Mile Stroll) Benefiting Great River Hospice, 9:00 a.m. Great River Hospice House (1306 S. Washington Road), West Burlington, IA.

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entry form

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Tri State 10K & 2 Mile Run, 8 a.m. Start. Hamburg, Iowa @ Marnie Simons Elementary School, 309 S Street, Hamburg, Iowa.

Mike Wells
309 S Street
Hamburg, Iowa 51640
712-350-1065
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Blood, Sweat & Beers 5k Run/Walk, 10 am. Start/Finish at The Walnut Restaurant in Downtown, Des Moines.   Party to follow. 

Tim Mauro
3512 Ingersoll Ave.
Des Moines, Ia 50312
(515) 554-9773
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Davenport Run / Walk for Wishes, 10k Run, 5k Run or 1 mile walk, 10 am. Modern Woodmen Park, home of the Quad City River Bandits, Davenport, Iowa. . . . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl...

Natalie Brecht
3024 104th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322
515-334-2636
online reg.

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Miles for Miracles 5K, 12:30 pm. Takes place at the Christian Life Center 710 NE 36th Street Ankeny, IA

Marcie Mulford
710 NE 36th St
Ankeny, IA 50021

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Especially for You, Women's 5K Run & Walk,
1 mile family walk for Breast Cancer, 8AM. Cedar Rapids, IA..
....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . .Results.

register

800/626-6826 or 319-398-6821.
E mail here

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USA T&F Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet, 2:00 PM. Youth - Westside Track Club Meet - Valley Southwoods School, West Des Moines. IA. .....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Registration form

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Dirty Duathlon (Trail), 9:00 Sprint, ??:00 Kids Event, 1:00 Solo or Relay. Races start near the Jay Spence Shelter in Greenwood Park in Des Moines. Novice and experienced off-road trail duathlons along with a kids event. . ......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . Note - this is a local event and all proceeds go to the Central Iowa Trail Association.

Cheryl Dralle

515-229-3750

info

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Happy Haunts 5K Fun Run, A Halloween themed 5k that takes place in downtown Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Contact

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Roundbarn 5K & Fun Run, 9:00 AM. Takes place at win Lakes Bible Camp Round in Manson, Iowa.

Sarah

712-297-7714


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Run With the Ball, 9:00 AM. This event takes place West of Arconic in Riverdale, Iowa.

Kim Riley-Quinn

563-349-1870

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Iowa Trail Run Series: Annett Nature Center @ 10 am. This event takes place at the Annett Nature Center in Indianola, IA

Pasha Korsakov

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Columbus Day 5K Run & 1.5 M fun Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. Enjoy the Columbus Day Festivities in scenic Clumbus Junction, IA. See the Historic Swinging Bridge & one of the best small town parades in Iowa.

Brian Cummings
319-728-2750 or
319-850-2258

entry form

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GRMC 5K Super Hero Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. Takes place at the Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Corner of Reed Street and 4th Avenue, Grinnell, Iowa. Proceeds from this event will help purchase medical and fitness equipment at GRMC. ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl .

Heidi Pearson
641-236-2961
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The Gingerbread 5k Run/Walk for Adoption, (5K run; fun run or walk any distance), tak\es place in at Ada Hayden Park, Ames, IA.

Gingerbread Run for Adoption
PO Box 154
Des Moines, IA. 50301

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Lael's Super Hero Fun Run/Walk, either 5K or 1 Mile. 1AM. Granger Community Center, 220 Walnut St. Granger,IA. Part of a Family Day honoring our Superhero Lael Justus Thesing. Lael is 18 months old and has been diagnosed with Arthogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC). Proceeds from this day go to help with his medical costs. Activities will be going on all day. Entry includes lunch and amisement park....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Kendra Ollinger
2300 Park Ave.
Granger, IA. 50109

entry formm

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The Driftless Half Marathon, Relay, and 5k Run/Walk, 7:30 am. Takes palce in Lansing, IA.

Amanda Hess

PO Box 193
Lansing, IA. 52151
(563) 568 - 1493

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Charley Townsley Ripple Run (5K Run/Walk), 8:00AM -- Race starts at 9:00AM. Otter Creek Lake and Park (2283 Park Rd, Toledo, IA). "NEW THIS YEAR - Chip timed results"

Darvin Graham
641-781-0743

Entry Form

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Tri by Knight

9 AM. Wartburg College 100 Wartburg Ave., Waverly , IA 50677

Contact

319-352-8713

register

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Runner's Flat 10 MIle, 20 Mile and 50k Trail Race, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Take your marathon to the woods this Fall at TRF 50K Trails Weekend. 10 and 20 milers, 50K, and kids run! The course consists of 1, 2, or 3 10 mile loops. Part of the No Coast Trail Series. ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Scott Gall,

319-277-1154,
register

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Driftless Area Flyathlon, 9:00. Yellow River State Forest near Harpers Ferry, IA. The Driftless Area Flyathlon is a unique event that combines a trail run, fly fishing and craft beer to help raise money for Trout Unlimited Iowa.  All ability levels are encouraged as it is not purely competitive. Iowa Trout Unlimited/North Bear Chapter will be the benefactor of the proceeds from this event to be used for on the ground conservation projects at cold water streams.. . . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl

Brian Kouba,
515-460-2581

registration

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Run with the Bull 5K Fun Run & Little MOOVER's Dash, 9:00 AM. Base of I-74 Bridge, Bettendorf, IA. Group/Family/Team race. For Pete's Sake, Let's end Bullying! Celebrate National Bully Prevention Month. Proceeds benefit Pete the Purple Bull School Programs as well as numerous local school and community youth activities that promote respect, kindness and personal responsibility. .....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

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Corridor Running's Indian Summer Distance Classic, 10M, 4M, Trail Run, 9 AM, will be held at Lake Macbride State Park, Solon, IA. .. . . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl .Results.

Jenny Burkart
320 Antler Court
Marion, IA 52302
(319) 360-0702.
entry info

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Mellon Sisters Race Against Violence, 7:30 a.m. Heritage Trail (starting at Heritage Pond off Rupp Hollow Road), Dubuque, Iowa. Used to raise money for the Dubuque/Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence Assistance Fund....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . Results

Mark Clemens
1550 Douglas St.
Dubuque, IA 52001
563-451-2064
register

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Bridges of Madison County, Covered Bridge Festival 4K & 8K Run / Walks. Also children's races. 8:15 AM at the City Park in Winterset at the Culter-Donahoe Bridge, Winterset, IA. ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . .Results.

Bob Kaldenberg 515-462-4731.

register online

entry form

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Annual Columbus Day 5K & 1.5 Mile Run/Walk, 8:30 AM. Registration will be held at the Columbus Junction Fire Station, which is located on the east edge of town, I block north of Highway 92. . Enjoy the annual Columbus Day festivities in scenic Columbus Junction, home of the historic Swinging Bridge. Spend the day and witness one of the best small parades in Iowa!.....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Brian Cummings
319/850-2258
entry form

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Power of PINK 5K Fun Run/Walk -- Dash for the DONUTS!! 9:00 AM. RHSHC Cresco, IA. This annual fun run/walk is to promote early detection through mammograms, and to also support our community and those battling cancer by sharing funds with HoCA(Howard County Cancer Association)! https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

register

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Run for the Roses, 5K & 10K,
an Ames tradition. Ames Middle School l. The address is 3915 Morftensen Road. 5K at 9 AM, Kids' Fun Runs at 9:30 AM, 10K at 10 AM ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . Results.

Don Muff

Roman Lynch
515-231-9995

online register

entry form

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Pella in Pink 2 Mile Run/Walk (Supporting Breast Cancer Recovery at Pella Regional Health Center), 8 a.m. West Market Park, Pella Iowa ......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Positively Pella
Jesse at
641-628-6625..
register

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Joetown Classic 5K Run/Walk, 9:30 AM. Part of the IMS Homecoming & Alumni Family Weekend. Race starts and finishes at the Iowa Menonite School.. ......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

online

entry form

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Movement Mayhem Obstacle Run 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk, 8:00 am. Marr Park, 2943 Highway 92, Ainsworth, IA. On Highway 92 one mile West of Ainsworth and six miles East of Washington. All proceeds will be donated to the Washington Wellness Park. .....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Kelsey Liska
JET Physical Therapy
319-653-5494

register

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ISU Iron Dog 5K Fun Run - 6th Annual, 9am start. Ada Hayden Heritage Park - 5205 Grand Ave, Ames, IA. This event is for for human & animal companion participants if desired. ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl .

Megan Seewald 
210-365-3623


register

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Above + Beyond Adventure Tri : 2-mile canoe, 9-mile bike and 3 mile trail run.  Canoes, paddles and life vests are included! Youth/Adult Team Race & and Adult/Adult Team Race. Water Works Park, Des Moines, Iowa.

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Superhero Heart Run 5K, Des Moines,, 2:00 PM. A nationwide 5k run experience to raise widespread awareness, support, and funding for Congenital Heart Defects! Raccoon River Park, 2500 Grand Ave, West Des Moines, IA . . . . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl.

Jeremy Haack

or

Heart Heroes, Inc.
402-650-0764

register

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USA T&F Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet, Johnston Track Club Meet - Held at the Johnston High School/Middle School campus . Johnston, IA. .....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Info / registration

Maps 2K 3K 4K

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Park Apocalypse - Zombie Run 5K, 6:30 PM. This event takes place at the Grimes Farm and Conservation Center near Marshalltown, Iowa.

Contact
2349 - 233rd St.
Marshalltown, IA 50158
641-752-5490
register

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Washburn Classic I.A.T.C. State-Wide Middle School/Jr. High Meet, Beginning with the 2014 the Washburn Classic will move to Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial High School. . . ......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . .Results.

Eric Cogdill

Complete Info

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Run 4 UNI - University of Northern Iowa Athletics Run/Walk, 8:00 AM. This is a 4 Mike race that takes place around the UNI campus in Cedar Falls, Iowa. It finishes at the 50 yd line of the Stan Sheriff Field in the UNI Dome. There is also a one mile loop option for those who would like to participate. Proceeds go toward UNI athletics and thei participating athletes. We all know how much the board of regents loves our schools (my personal commment.)

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USA T&F Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet. Iowa Speed Track Club, Iowa City, Coralville, IA. 3K, 4K or 5K. Youth and Adult age divisions......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Entry info

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Through Joshua's Eyes 5k Glow Run/Walk, 7:00 PM. Takes place at Crapo Park in Burlington, IA. This event is a fundraiser benefiting the Through Joshua's Eyes foundation, an organization to help families with children with special needs in Des Moines County.. . . .https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

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Costume 5K and Kids 1 Mile Run, 8:00 am. Takes place at the Grimes United Methodist Church 801 West 1st St. Grimes, Iowa

Theresa Bargfrede
801 West 1st St.
Grimes, Iowa 50231
515-986-4036
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Fall Festival 5k Run/Walk, Race starts at 8:30. Marengo City Square, Marengo Iowa. .. . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . ..

Tom Megchelsen,
1508 Howard Ave,
Marengo, IA 52301
319-863-3420

registration

entry form

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SOS 5K Run/Walk, 4:00 PM. Christ Community Church, 3000 Alburnett Rd, Marion,Ia 52302??

Carol
319-377-1955
Amy Keating
3950 Dostal Ct
Marion, Ia 52302
319-310-0118
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Des_Moines Marathon.& Half Mara . . .....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .. . . .Results..

web site

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USA T&F Junior Olympic Cross Country Meet. 1 PM. Ames Flyers Youth Running Club, Ames, IA. 3K, 4K or 5K. Youth and Adult age divisions......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

Info / registration

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THE GREAT AMAZING RACE Iowa family-friendly adventure run/walk, 2:00 pm. Hawkeye Park, Ankeny IA.

Greg Benton
513.518.0528

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Halloween Hustle 5K Run / Walk, 2:00 PM. This event starts and finishes at the Dysart Park open shelter house in Dysart, Iowa.

Mike Schmidt
606 8 Main St.
Dysart, IA. 52224
319-939-3311

register

entry form

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Grant Wheeler Faith 5K Run/Walk, 9 AM at Orchard Hill Reformed Church 1215 Elmridge Dr. Cedar Falls, IA. Proceeds for scholarships for High School runners in honor of Grant Wheeler. . . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . . Results

Mike Froehle
319-277-6894,

register

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Spooktackular Boo-Athlon, 9:00 AM. 5K, Kids Race, 10 Mile Bike, Combined Run/Bike Duathlon. At the Baxter Sports Commplex, Fort Madison, IA. Costumes encouraged.

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Lagomarcino Cocoa Beano 5K, 9:00 AM. Takes place at the the Lagomarcino store - 2132 E. 11th Avenue, Davenport, IA

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Equalizer 6 Hour & 24 Hour Runs, Gray's Lake, Des Moines, IA. A 1.91 mile essentially flat loop, lighted asphalt path, scenic, circling Gray's Lake (loop includes 1300 foot lighted bridge crossing the lake) with splendid views of downtown. You get an age and gender-based Equalizer in addition to your actual distance. Awards 1st 10 places. This is a fun, low-key event. . . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . . .Results.

Chris Zepp

Web Site

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The Glowing Pumpkin, 7:00 PM. Takes place at East Lake Park in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Runners and walkers all welcone. Do one loop or two. Costumes are encouraged.

Active.com

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5K.Run/Walk, 1 mile Walk and Talk, Kid's Race events. 9AM at the West Capitol Terrace, Grand Avenue & East 9th near the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. . . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . .Results.

Derek Johnson. 1300 Walnut St. #100, Des Moines, IA, 50309
515-309-0095. register_here

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Haunted Hollow 5K, 9:00 am. This event takes place at Walker Johnston Park 9000 Douglas Ave, Urbandale IA. Sign up by Oct 9th to get a t-shirt (12 & up only).

Hillary Nielsen
335 Arrowhead Drive
Waukee IA 50263
515-978-4581
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To Grandmother's House We Go Trail 5K, 10K & 15K Runs, 9:00 AM., The race takes place at Browns Woods in West Des Moines, Iowa. Severe single and double track with roots, rocks and ruts.. 10 Year age groups, awards for costumes also. Race produced by the Capital Striders Turkeys......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . .

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West Union Trail Run, 9:00 AM. This event takes place in Echo Valley State Park just outside West Union, Iowa.

Kathleen Guyer
612 Hwy 150 South
PO Box 151,
West Union, IA. 52175
563-380-8496

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Wildcat 50K Trail Run, 7:30 AM. 5 X 6M loop. Wildcat Den State Park, Muscatine, IA. . . . . Results .

Larry Sandhaas 309-236-5901

entry info

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The Sullivan Brothers 5K & 10K, 9:00 AM. This race takes place at the Sullivan Brothers Veterans Museum. 503 South St, Waterloo, Iowa......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl .

Sara Nefzger

319-234-6357

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Des Moines Halloween Hustle @ 2 pm. this event takes place at the State Capitol Grounds in Des Moines, IA.

Pasha Korsakov

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1/2 Mara, 10K, 5K, 1M, 1/2M. Iowa City, IA. . ....https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl . . . . Results .

e_mail_here
Joe Dwyer
319-351-3602

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Gene Giraffe 5k Run/Walk For Rare, 1 PM. Kennedy Park during the lovely time of fall when the scene is incredible and the weather isn't terribly hot. You will be running around Badger Lake in the trails......https://www.facebook.com/ProjectRunLocal?ref=hl .

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print entry form

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Hot Cider Hustle 5KRun/Walk, 8:30 AM. Apple spiced running at the Jorden Creek Mall area in West Des Moines.. Starts and finishes near the resteraunts on the south side of the mall. Everyone receives an half zip pullover and a mug. Hot spiced cider and carameled apples after the race.

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Food Run 5k, 9:00AM start.  Coralville Community Food Pantry, Coralville, IA.

John Boller
PO Box 5523
Coralville, IA 52241
319-361-5257

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