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Calendar of 5K Races in Iowa

The 5K distance is the perfect introductory distance for novice runners, as well as a challenging test of endurance and speed for competitive runners. Casual runners who want to take their training to the next level can benefit greatly from a 5K race. The best part of a 5K race is that they are accessible to all fitness types, ages and levels.

Here you will find a listing of the 5K races registered with JogRunRace for Iowa.

Upcoming 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Apr 11Hy-Vee Half & 5k 2015Fort Dodge, IA
Sun, May 32015 Red Shoe Run/WalkIowa City, IA
Fri, Jun 5Heartland Series Day 5 - IAClinton, IA

Recent 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Dec 13The Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/WalkDubuque, IA

New/Updated 5K races in Iowa

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February 1, 2012

The 5K is the most popular race distance. It is a distance that will challenge you yet short enough that anyone can complete. The 5K is one of my favorite running distances. The 5k is a short enough distance that anyone can run but, at the same […]

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February 19, 2012

Starting a new exercise routine can often be a daunting and intimidating task. We help ease you into a running routine with 10 easy yet effective tips. Today many people are becoming aware of the need to incorporate exercise into their daily […]

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October 5, 2013

Running is one of the best cardiovascular workouts there is. Here are 6 tips for keeping your running motivation high. Running is a great way to burn calories and increase your aerobic fitness. But let's face it. If you run regularly for months […]

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October 31, 2013

With approximately 60% of Americans having a desire to lose weight, it is no wonder our lives are bombarded with weight loss options. Some of these options are completely ridiculous, some actually dangerous, most with over-exaggerated results. […]

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November 5, 2013

People often complain that running is not beneficial to them because it is tedious, exhausting, and hard on their bodies. If that's the case, why are so many Americans regularly running and participating in races from the 5k to the marathon? […]

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February 20, 2014

What sets strong, confident runners apart from struggling, injury-prone weekend warriors? Strong, confident runners possess total body strength necessary to stabilize the body while not exerting additional energy. Muscles such as the […]

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March 11, 2014

Running is one of the best forms of cardiovascular around. Unfortunately, running lots of miles not only puts stress on the joints, but also increases the risk of injury. Long distance runners who run outside on hard pavement are particularly […]

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March 25, 2014

Do you avoid running because it’s bad for your knees and joints? Some people believe if they run to stay fit they'll end up with joint problems and osteoarthritis. Is there any truth to this idea? There's very little evidence that […]

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March 28, 2014

Stress fractures are a common injury among runners, whether they run marathons or run casually to stay fit. Most runners try to prevent stress fractures since they can keep them off the running track for up to three months as the bone heals. […]

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