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West Des Moines City Hall - 4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa
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The 2014 Chocolate Run is a fun 5K event for the whole family. This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 starting at 4200 Mills Civic Parkway in West Des Moines City Hall. You can choose to either walk or run. Pledges and donations are encouraged but not required.
All proceeds from the Chocolate Run will benefit the Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association and their Friends of Children in Foster Care program.

Cost for this event will be;
Ages 13 and older: $30
Ages 7-12: $15
Ages 6 and under: free!

PRIZES
-$100 cash for top male and female runners
-Prizes will be issued to those that fundraise. Once you have raised a $100 you will earn an Aluminum Sports Bottle with Flip Top Lid. Your prize will be available for pick up the day of the event.

Medals will be given out to the top male and female runner's in the following age categories:

* 10 and under
* 11-15
* 16-20
* 21-30
* 31-40
* 41-50
* 51-60
* 61 and over



Event Start Location
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Course Description
The 2014 Chocolate Run is a fun 5K event for the whole family. This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. You can choose to either walk or run. Pledges and donations are encouraged but not required.
All proceeds from the Chocolate Run will benefit the Iowa Foster & Adoptive Parents Association and their Friends of Children in Foster Care program.

Awards
A cash prize of $100 will be issued to the first male and female runner to cross the finish line.
Medals will be given out to the top male and female runner's in age categories.
Prizes will be issued to those that fundraise. Once you have raised a $100 you will earn an Aluminum Sports Bottle with Flip Top Lid. Your prize will be available for pick up the day of the event.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Chip time

Timing / Results
A cash prize of $100 will be issued to the first male and female runner to cross the finish line.
Medals will be given out to the top male and female runner's in age categories.
Prizes will be issued to those that fundraise. Once you have raised a $100 you will earn an Aluminum Sports Bottle with Flip Top Lid. Your prize will be available for pick up the day of the event.

Weather
rain or shine

Directions
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265
--Off Mills Civic --

Parking
City Hall parking lot
 
 

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Clubs and Groups
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 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 Westside Track Club  West Des Moines IA club info
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 Cedar RapidsTrack Club  Cedar Rapids IA club info
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 Central Iowa Excaliburs Track Club  Des Moines IA club info
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 East Side Track Club  Des Moines IA club info
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 Mississippi Valley Running Association  Dubuque IA club info
 Mississippi Valley Track Club (MUTC)  Bettendorf IA club info
 Mount Ayr Track Club  Mount Ayr IA club info
 Ram Track Club  Runnells IA club info
 Track Iowa  Des Moines IA club info
 Velocity Track Club  Des Moines IA club info
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Retailers (near this event)
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 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Running Room  West Des Moines IA 0.5 Miles store info
 Scheels All Sport  Des Moine IA 0.5 Miles store info
 Fitness Sports  Des Moines IA 4 Miles store info
 Sports Page  Ames IA 31.5 Miles store info
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