Park2Park 5k fun run

Join us on 06/04/2022

(race date estimated)

Park2Park 5k fun run Race Description

 EVENT: Park2Park 5k Race/Fun Run

Race starts at:

16+ run starts at 8am on 6.4.2022.   

                      Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers!

Kids races will start within 5 minutes after the 16+ race start time

                      Winners of each age group will receive a Park2Park Champion Tee shirt and a place to walk/ride in the Water Parade!

Distance: 5K for 16+

 1M for kids run

Route: Start: American Legion in Van Meter to Johnson Park with a return going through school parking lot.  See map

 

 

Type: LIVE 

Packet Pick Up

Saturday: 7-7:45 a.m.

Timing: Chip Timing with Live Results at the event

Venue: Check in/Start line - Van Meter American Legion 910 Main St. Van Meter, IA 50261

             Finish Line/after party - Van Meter American Legion

                  



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    Park2Park 5k fun run Where & When

  • Location: Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Race Date: 2022/06/04 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Adults 16+
    • 14-15 yr old
    • 12-13 year old
    • 10-11 yr old
    • 9 and under


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Park2Park 5k fun run Reviews

4.8 - 5 reviews

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Most Helpful Review
5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
Van Meter Park2Park 5k

1. Praises - I was very impressed by the absolute minimum distance for the race being a 5k. It is common for road race people to measure a course without accounting for people running the tangents. As a result, a race is called a 5k, meaning 3.1 miles, when the race is actually 3 miles, give or take. Criticism: 1. I doubt I am not the only one who would have preferred the race begin at 7 instead of 8, because it was 75 degrees when the race began and approximately 77 when I finished in 4th place. I do not envy the runners who did not finish until it was 80 (+) degrees, around 9 am. Even for Olympic 5k runners, 75-77 degrees is rough. I am aware the race officials cannot control the weather, but starting at 7 am in future years may be a wise precaution. 2. Age group awards and / or awards in general. I understand this was only the first year for the race. 3. Self-timed: Nothing wrong with this, per se. In future years, you may consider hiring a company to track times and / or awards to post online, like FitnessSports in Clive. I was happy to run in this race. I hope you continue to have it.

most helpful race review Luke N. 1/1 found this review helpful.

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5.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-06-14 08:17:43
Van Meter Park2Park 5k

1. Praises - I was very impressed by the absolute minimum distance for the race being a 5k. It is common for road race people to measure a course without accounting for people running the tangents. As a result, a race is called a 5k, meaning 3.1 miles, when the race is actually 3 miles, give or take. Criticism: 1. I doubt I am not the only one who would have preferred the race begin at 7 instead of 8, because it was 75 degrees when the race began and approximately 77 when I finished in 4th place. I do not envy the runners who did not finish until it was 80 (+) degrees, around 9 am. Even for Olympic 5k runners, 75-77 degrees is rough. I am aware the race officials cannot control the weather, but starting at 7 am in future years may be a wise precaution. 2. Age group awards and / or awards in general. I understand this was only the first year for the race. 3. Self-timed: Nothing wrong with this, per se. In future years, you may consider hiring a company to track times and / or awards to post online, like FitnessSports in Clive. I was happy to run in this race. I hope you continue to have it.

verified participant race review Luke N. has attended 1 times
1/1 found this review helpful.
4.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2021 Race Review
Review On:2021-06-15 20:53:40
Nice race for a great cause

The race was great - really enjoyed the small town spirit and the course. Many runners are a competitive bunch, and it would help to have race timing and awards. To cut down on costs race t shirts could be optional for an extra fee.

verified participant race review Molly W. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-06-13 07:58:21
fun

It was a nice morning and things were organized well at the legion. Overall very fun.

verified participant race review Rebecca M. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 3.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-06-13 19:52:35
Raccoon river 5k

Was a lot of fun! This is my second year doing this 5k at raccoon river fest!!

verified participant race review Presha S. has attended 2 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2022 Race Review
Review On:2022-06-20 22:04:18
Race review for the kids

Hadley said that she liked that people that were there to help tell her where to go and the arrows helped on the road but wasn't sure about running through the parking lot.

verified participant race review Hadley B. has attended 0 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
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