"Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair's Fairgrounds 5K
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Des Moines, IA
Lace up your running shoes and experience a run like never before! The Iowa State Fair's Fairgrounds 5K, sponsored by West Bank, will be held during the Fair on Saturday, August 20, 2016.
Runners will catch glimpses of the best of the Iowa State Fair including vendors, livestock, historic buildings, exhibits and food as they run down the Grand Concourse, through the campgrounds, and along Rock Island Avenue.
The timed race will start at 7 a.m. and is open to all ages. The registration fee is $40 and pre- registration includes an Iowa State Fair admission ticket, a race t-shirt, $5 in food coupons and a Fair Square coupon. Awards will be given to winners in various age groups, as well as the overall male and female runners.
The Fairgrounds 5K is celebrating 10 years in 2016. All money raised from the race goes to support the Blue Ribbon Foundation and their efforts for future Fairgrounds renovations. Since 2006, the race has raised nearly $90,000 for critical Fairgrounds renovation projects.
To register online, visit www.blueribbonfoundation.org/events/fairgrounds-5k or register at the William C. Knapp Varied Industries Building's south atrium during the Fair. Runners can also register on race day at the Blue Ribbon Foundation merchandise trailer on the Grand Concourse. Those registering on race day will not receive an admission ticket. For more information call 515-262-311 x 371.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to Fair Favorites, August 8-18, 2019. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.