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Upcoming Events

Look for Team RunFree at the following events!

Aug 27, 2022  Gigi's Playhouse Donut 5K
Ankeny, IA

Donuts ?  Then it must be a great race. It begins and ends at the Ankeny DMAAC campus.  We have run a few races here - the access and parking is good.  A 9:00 start time is a friendly bonus.  And remember ... donuts.  :)

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Sep 11, 2022  Blue Believers 5K
Des Moines, IA

This is the inagural race for an organization which is fighting to defeat prostrate cancer.  Our own Naviigator, Ryan Schulte, is involved with this and extends us a warm invite to run this fun race.  The 5K starts and finishes next to Principal Park ball stadium. The route includes nice trails which run along the river.  The race starts at 9 a.m.  -  note that this is a Sunday morning race.  

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Sep 17, 2022  Team RunFree 'Miles of Smiles' 5K
Adel, IA

Our race is back for 2022  !   We again are offering free registration for up to 225 runners (and walkers).  Participants and volunteers will enjoy a hot breakfast after the race. Medals will go to the top 3 men and women in each age group.  The race starts at 8:30.

Four amazing non-profit organizations will be set up and available to visit with all attenders.  These groups are truly impacting lives in a great way.  We are offering this free race along with an encouragement to pay it forward.  Meet the organizations, hear their stories and understand their mission.  Then partner with one of them - or use your own skills, talents and passion in your own way to make a great difference in the llives of others.

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Oct 01, 2022  John's Baby Steps 5K
Adel, IA

We have a good history with this race.  The John D. Gomke organization has a great mission: "Helping families and communities prevent and cope with infant and young child loss, one baby step at a time".  This Adel race is fun and we truly enjoy supporting such a worthy cause.  The race starts and finishes @ 8:00 a.m. in Kinnick-Feller Riverside park.

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Oct 16, 2022  IMT Des Moines half marathon
Des Moines, IA

The IMT Des Moines half marathon is a fantastic race, and have enjoyed running it for many years.  We typically run 3 carts with 2 Navigators per cart through the 13.1 mile race.  Crowd support and cheering is very, very good and our teams are well encouraged throughout the race.  This Sunday morning race begins at 800 a.m. on Court Avenue in downtown Des Moines.  Teams meet at the Principal Park parking lot and travel toghether to the race area.  All participants recieve nice apparel and a beautiful finisher medal.

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Oct 22, 2022  TRF Fun Run
Des Moines, IA

A great way to wind up the general running season.  Informal and fun running around Gray's Lake.  We will set up in the east parking lot near the beach.  Breakfast, coffee, running, social time - what more do we need ?

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Dec 10, 2022  Santa Run 5K
Des Moines, IA

This fun winter 5K is one we have done for all 3 years.  Again this year, Fleet Feet Sports has chosen us as one of their charities,  Each person who signs up can select Team RunFree as one of the 4 charity options.  $15 of the race fee goes directly to the chosen charity ! December weather is sometimes a bit cool, but Captains bundle up well and enjoy the 3.1 mile trek thru downtown Des Moines.  Each runner gets a Santa suit and beard.  It is a pretty neat sight to see several hundred Santas running through the streets.  

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