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January 1, 2019 (Tuesday)
June 15, 2019 (Saturday)
Half Marathon, 5 K
Downtown
Grinnell, Iowa
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Join us for the Grinnell Games, Iowa’s Family Sports Festival, June 11-12 in Grinnell, Iowa. Hit the pavement with our Half Marathon or 5K run, race through downtown at the Twilight Bike Criterium or get the entire family involved at the Family Triathlon! There’s more chances to participate with BMX and Skateboard Competitions and marksmen can even compete in a Trap Shooting Tournament! Be sure to join us downtown for a GREAT party everyone can enjoy. There will be inflatables for the kids, great food, live music and a beer garden. While you’re here, be sure to explore our 37 restaurants, 57 retailers and legendary downtown.





Event Start Location
Downtown Central Park

Course Description
The course is relatively flat and fast with a few rolling hills - looping through the historic downtown, around Grinnell College, through the Paul W. Ahrens Park, along the countryside and down Main Street where old Victorians and trees line the road.

Awards
Half Marathon:
1st - $100, 2nd - $75, 3rd - $50, 4th - $25, 5th - $20

5K:
1st - $50, 2nd - $25, 3rd - $20

Post Race Activities
There will be inflatables for the kids, great food, live music and a beer garden. While you’re here, be sure to explore our 37 restaurants, 57 retailers and legendary downtown.

 
 

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