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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 1A Pot of Gold Shared Half Marathon Race and 5K Fun RunOskaloosa, IA
Sat, Apr 8FWCC Osprey 5KIndianola , IA
Sat, Apr 15Phi Kappa Tau Phive K - Nearly Naked 5KCedar Rapids, IA
Sat, Apr 15Gene Van Wyk 5k Memorial Run 2017Pella, IA
Sat, Apr 29Fort Dodge Half & 5k 2017Fort Dodge, IA
Sat, Apr 292017 Color Me United 5KOskaloosa, IA
Sat, May 6Color Me Crusader 5K Fun Run/WalkCedar Falls, IA
Sun, May 7Christine Grant 5K Run/Walk for Women BuildIowa City, IA
Mon, May 292017 Jog 4 Joe 5KOttumwa, IA
Sat, Jun 102nd Annual Officers Down 5K BLUE Glow Run & Community Day - Bettendorf, IABettendorf, IA

Recent 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Mar 25Family Video 5KMount Pleasant, IA
Sun, Mar 19Des Moines St. Paddy's 5k Run/WalkDes Moines, IA

New/Updated 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Apr 15Phi Kappa Tau Phive K - Nearly Naked 5KCedar Rapids, IA
Sat, Apr 292017 Color Me United 5KOskaloosa, IA
Sat, May 6Color Me Crusader 5K Fun Run/WalkCedar Falls, IA
Sat, Aug 5Weimarunner K9 5K - 2017West Des Moines, IA

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5K races in Oskaloosa, IA
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 23, 2014

Are you thinking of taking up jogging but know that you can't run for very long before getting tired and stopping? Well, the first and most important thing to do is to not be ashamed. Everybody has to start somewhere, and anyone who decides to ...

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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 12, 2014

If you’re an enthusiastic female runner, you know how quickly you can go through a pair of running shoes. That’s why it’s important to pick a quality pair of shoes that will withstand frequent usage and, most of all, help to prevent a running ...

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March 22, 2014

Should you stretch before running? Some runners do – and some don’t. It would seem that stretching would be a way to reduce the risk of injury. After all, running with warm muscles sounds like a good preventative strategy – but is it? ...

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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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