Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run

Join us on 06/01/2024

(race date estimated)

Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run Race Description

EVENT: Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Race/Fun Run

Race starts at:

5k run starts at 8am on 6.1.2024.   

1 mile run will start within 10 minutes after the 5k run start time.

Each registered runner/walker will receive a finisher medal.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place of the 5k will receive a placement medal as well as gift certificate to Fitness Sports.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place  of the 1 Mile run will receive a Park2Park placement medal, more raffle tickets for the Scheels Raffle certificates and a place to walk/ride in the Water Parade!

Distance: 5K or 1M

Route: Start:  Van Meter Recplex,  runners will be running through foam out to Mill Street over to Memorial Park up to Johnson Park back down Elm Street with a return back  to Recplex where Dj Tiimmeeey will be throwing out hits for runners to come back to the foam party.  See map

Type: LIVE 

Packet Pick Up

Saturday: 7-7:45 a.m.

Timing: Timed Clock for runners visual.

Venue: Check in/Start line - Van Meter Recplex, 800 Debra Dr, Van Meter, IA 50261

             After party - 9.15am Dont forget your Stretch and Cool Down with Parks and Recs very own Yogi, Margo Suckow. Group Photos with Shannon Payne Photography before and after race.  8am-11am Postrun Headquarters  at 5th quarter Bar and Grill will be open serving Breakfast sandwiches, burritos and pizza.  Dont forget your drink ticket to choose a drink of choice. 10.15am head to the parade route for the annual Water Parade, which starts Van Meter River day Festival.  Go to www.vanmeterlife.com for the full days line up.

 

                  

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    Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run Where & When

  • Location: Van Meter, IA 50261
  • Race Date: 2024/06/01 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • 5k Race/Fun Run
    • 1 Mile Fun Run
    • Same Day Registration


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Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run Reviews

4.6 - 8 reviews

Review Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run

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. 2/2 found this review helpful.

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
2/2 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
1/1 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
1/1 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
1/1 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
1/1 found this review helpful.
5.0/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-03 08:48:01
Dane Butler

Super fun race, I really enjoyed the challenge. If I could change one thing, I'd recommend doing cups of water mid race so runners don't have to carry a bottle for the rest of the race. Everyone was very friendly; at one point I nearly missed a turn, but another runner guided me to the correct place. :) I'll likely run it again next year!

verified participant race review Dane B. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
4.0/5
Course: 4.0/5
Organization: 4.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-05 07:19:24
Race review plus

A good course that is well marked. Race was well organized and nice t-shirts (2023 shirt super comfy)

verified participant race review Kevin L. has attended 2 times
0/0 found this review helpful.
3.5/5
Course: 5.0/5
Organization: 5.0/5
2023 Race Review
Review On:2023-06-05 19:03:42
Mr.

Nice shirt, enjoyed the pancake breakfast. It would be nice if you did age group awards, 10 year age groups.

verified participant race review Johnny Y. has attended 1 times
0/0 found this review helpful.

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Van Meter, IA Weather

Park2Park 5k Foam Fun Walk/Run weather history
  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of June 1st, Van Meter, IA can expect temperatures between 69℉ and 86℉ with humidity around 72% and precipitation of 0.28".
    Last year the weather condition was Cloudy.
  • Van Meter, IA current weather
  • Clouds 89.5℉ Clouds

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