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Half Marathon & 5K

Half Marathon & 5K

2016 Results: Click here for the 2016 race results.
DESCRIPTION: Enjoy a "jewel" of a course touring the best of beautiful Grinnell, Iowa. 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 Broad Street where old Victorians and trees line the road. It's great for spectators too! Bring your family and have them cheer you along at multiple points on the course.
DAY/TIME: Saturday, June 11 at 8:00 a.m.
LOCATION: The race will begin and end in downtown Grinnell. Central Park
RACE ROUTE: Click here to download the route map.

We are pleased to share live runner/participant tracking will be available for the half marathon and 5k this year in the RaceJoy mobile app! Carry your phone during the race to have people track you live on the course and receive progress alerts at every mile! Download to check it out:


Check-in and day of registration will take place from 7 to 7:45 a.m. on Saturday at the white registration trailer, which will be located near the start line.

packet pick-up:

Advance packet pick-up will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 9 and Friday, June 10 at the Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce office (833 4th Ave). You may also pick up your packet during the check-in time for your event. Packet pick-up at each event will be near the white registration trailer.

Your packets will include your Grinnell Gamest-shirt, one free wristband for the downtown kid activities and goodies from our sponsors.

Timing: This race uses a chip timing system.
entry fee:

Half - $35* ($40 after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10)
5K - $25* ($30 after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10)

All participants registered by May 15 will receive a Grinnell Games T-Shirt. All participants will receive one free wristband for the downtown kid activities. Participants will receive one shirt, regardless of the number of Grinnell Games events they sign up for.

*Plus an online registration service fee based on your cart total, typically $2 to $3. See details on the sign-up page.


The top three male and female finishers will be recognized for both the Half and 5K.
First Place: $75
Second Place: $50
Third Place: $25

All Half Marathon finishers will receive medals.

age divisions: Half Marathon: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
5K: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-17, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
participation: Runners of all experience levels and abilities
What to bring: Running apparel (water stations will be set up along the route)


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