The mission of the Growl Prowl is to raise funds from the community in order to help provide the basic needs for living and for learning that a growing number of Linn-Mar children lack.
The 2008-2010 Growl Prowl races were a huge success, with more than 600 5k / 8k runners and over 50 sponsors helping raise almost $15,000 to be allocated directly to the schools. Funds are distributed to Linn-Mar school buildings during the school year.
About the 8K & 5K Run/Walk
The Linn-Mar Growl Prowl 8K & 5K Run/Walk, Youth Mile Run, and Kids' Fun Run provides an opportunity for everyone in the family to participate. The event is both for runners and walkers. The 2012 event will be chip timed.
Participants are asked to park in the Linn-Mar High School east or south parking lot (east or south of the HS gym). The race will begin and end outside the new Linn-Mar Stadium. The course is out and back, wheel-measured, flat, and fast.
Participants will receive a t-shirt and complimentary refreshments following the race inside the stadium.
Awards will be presented to the top male and female overall finishers. An award will also be presented to the top two finishers in each age group for both the 8K and 5K: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Event schedule and times
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
4:00 - 8:00 pm
Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Linn-Mar High School, Lower Commons, 3111 N. 10th St.
Lower Commons is area just inside the entrance to the HS gym
SATURDAY, APRIL 14
7:30 - 8:15 am
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Linn-Mar Stadium (east side), 3111 N. 10th St.
8K & 5K Run/Walk
Youth Mile Run
Kids' Fun Run