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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, Nov 1Wartburg Zombie Run 2014Waverly, IA
Sat, Nov 1The Red Kettle RunWest Des Monies, IA
Sat, Nov 1Red Kettle RunWest Des Moines, IA
Sat, Nov 8Iowa Valley Girls Basketball 5KMarengo, IA
Sat, Nov 8Iowa City Kirkwood Community College 5K Scholarship Fun Walk/RunIowa City, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Des MoinesDes Moines, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Iowa ResidentsAll Residents Of Iowa, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - DavenportDavenport, IA
Sat, Nov 22ROCK-GOBBLE-ROLL- 5K Run/WalkCouncil Bluffs, IA

Recent 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Oct 25Le Mars Physical Therapy 5k Trick-or-Treat Trail RunLe Mars, IA
Sat, Oct 25Quad City Terror Run Supporting the Backwater Gamblers!Bettendorf, IA
Sun, Oct 19Des Moines Galloway Training ProgramDes Moines, IA
Sat, Oct 189th HawkWatch 5k Trail Walk/RunHoney Creek, IA
Sat, Oct 18From Dusk... Till Dead RunDUBUQUE, IA
Sat, Oct 18Waterloo Schools Foundation Trick or Trot 5KWaterloo, IA
Sun, Oct 12Wabash Dash - 5K Fun RunCouncil Bluffs, IA
Sat, Oct 113rd Annual K9 5K and Dog WalkOskaloosa, IA
Fri, Oct 10MJE Pink Up the Pace 5K and 1 mile Fun WalkCouncil Bluffs, IA
Wed, Oct 84th Annual 5K to End Domestic ViolencePostville, IA

New/Updated 5K races in Iowa

Sat, Nov 8Iowa Valley Girls Basketball 5KMarengo, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Des MoinesDes Moines, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Iowa ResidentsAll Residents Of Iowa, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - Cedar RapidsCedar Rapids, IA
Sun, Nov 9Annual World Run Day - DavenportDavenport, IA
Sat, Nov 22ROCK-GOBBLE-ROLL- 5K Run/WalkCouncil Bluffs, IA
Sat, Dec 13The Ugly Sweater 5K Fun Run/WalkDubuque, IA
Sun, May 32015 Red Shoe Run/WalkIowa City, IA
Fri, Jun 5Heartland Series Day 5 - IAClinton, IA

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October 5, 2013

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November 1, 2013

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November 2, 2013

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March 10, 2014

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March 14, 2014

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March 22, 2014

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