Travel Iowa

Official blog for Iowa Tourism promoting Iowa's attractions, events, communities & destinations.

Get your free account at Travel Iowa.

  • Vote

    for your favorite new posts
  • Publish

    your own original blog posts
  • Earn

    $20 for your posts voted to Top Posts
  • Sign Up!
Run or Walk a 5K to Support Pike's Peak State Park
Facebook Tweet Google+ Pinterest Email More Sharing Options

Run or Walk a 5K to Support Pike's Peak State Park

Finish your summer bucket-list with a 5K walk/run along the Great River Road this October 13th. This event will be held at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor, hosted by the Friends group. Enjoy a cookout at the stone shelter that will include brats, hot dogs, soda, or water, all for $5. All proceeds go to supporting the operation of Pikes Peak State Park. Live music will be performed by Jon Stravers.  

Tighten your shoelaces, grab your water bottle, and off you go on your journey along the mighty Mississippi River. Feel the sun shine down over the rocky limestone bluffs. See the autumn leaves glowing an array of autumn shades of red, orange, brown, and yellow. Look up to see geese flying south. Feel the crisp cool air as it fills up your lungs. At the top, keep your eyes peeled for the deer who enjoy nibbling on grass wet with morning dew. Hear the crowd cheering you on. And sprint to the finish line.

Support Pikes Peak State Park. Whether you walk or run, your participation will help keep it beautiful for all to enjoy.

By Gianna Manternach

Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG

Leave a Comment

  1. Travel Iowa Team
    Travel Iowa Team
    Thanks for contributing to the Travel Iowa blog!
    Log in to reply.


Connect with Travel Iowa

Sign Up to Vote!

10 second sign-up with Facebook or Google

Already a member? Log in to vote.