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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, 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
Sat, Nov 1The Red Kettle RunWest Des Monies, IA
Sat, Nov 1Red Kettle RunWest Des Moines, IA
Sat, Nov 1Wartburg Zombie Run 2014Waverly, IA
Sat, Nov 8Iowa City Kirkwood Community College 5K Scholarship Fun Walk/RunIowa City, IA
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

Recent 5K races in Iowa

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
Sun, Oct 5Great Strides Run for Cystic FibrosisDavenport, IA
Sat, Oct 4Hemophilia of Iowa Clot TrotAmana, 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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October 9, 2013

Shedding some light on few phrases used by runners. If you have friends who are serious runners, you may sometimes wonder what on earth they are talking about when they share tales from their latest training session. We runners have a […]

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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 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 10, 2014

All it takes for some people is a 5K run. They get bitten by the running bug and then they’re off, competing in races until they achieve what becomes their ultimate goal. Some people take up running to lose weight and get fit; others do it […]

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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 14, 2014

Running is one of the best exercises around. Not only does it burn significant calories and fat, but it strengthens the cardiovascular system more efficiently than almost any other form of exercise. Many people who run outdoors enjoy the […]

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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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