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Friends of Yellow River State Forest 5k, 10k & Half marathon

May 10, 2024

4:30-4:30am

Friends of Yellow River State Forest will be holding their Fifth Annual 5K and 10K Trail Run/Walk and Half-marathon on Saturday, May 11, in the State Forest starting at 8 a.m. Again this year there will be an additional family-friendly, fast and flat 5K on Friday night, May 10.

Get yourself registered at:

https://runsignup.com/Race/IA/HarpersFerry/FriendsofYellowRiverStateForestTrailRunWalk

**Online registration closes at 11:59 on May 8, but walk-ins are welcome.

**Participants must register on or before April 21 to get a shirt.

**Prices will increase $5 on April 1. These prices are for registrations that take place before April 1.

Early bird deals:

Friday, May 10, registration 5:30 p.m., 5K at 6:30 p.m. Cost $35
Saturday, May 11, registration 7:00 a.m., 5K at 8:10 a.m. Cost $35
Saturday, May 11, registration 7:00 a.m., 10K at 8 a.m. Cost $45
Saturday, May 11, registration 6:30 a.m., half-marathon 7 a.m. Cost $55

Also offered again this year, the “Dirty Double”:
Friday night run plus 5K on Saturday cost $65
Friday night run plus 10K on Saturday cost $70
Friday night run plus half-marathon on Saturday cost $75

All ages are welcome, children must be accompanied by a registered adult. The Friday night 5K will be family-friendly, but there may be some steps so strollers are not recommended. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are allowed. Please note that there will be no official time kept for any of the races.

Check in will take place at 737 State Forest Rd, Harpers Ferry IA.

Are you interested in being a sponsor for this race? Sponsorship levels are as follows:

Oak: $500 or more—you receive your logo on participants’ t-shirts, four race entries, and promotion on Facebook page
Sapling: $300-$499—you receive your logo on participants’ t-shirts, two race entries, and promotion on Facebook page
Acorn: $100-$299—you receive your logo on participants’ t-shirts and promotion on Facebook page
Sprout: $1-$99—you receive your logo on participants’ t-shirts and promotion on Facebook page

We are also looking for volunteers before, during, and after the race! If you commit to being a volunteer by April 21, you will receive a shirt! Contact friendsofyrsf@gmail.com for questions or to sign up as a volunteer.

Friends of Yellow River State Forest is a 501 c3, not-for-profit organization. The mission of the group is to enhance Yellow River State Forest for public use while protecting the integrity of the flora, fauna, soil and water. All funds raised by the Friends group are invested back into the state forest.

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