This event is held in conjunction with the State Center Rose Festival. This is an annual event that promotes State Center as the Rose Capital of Iowa. The runs are a fundraising event for the West Marshall Athletic Boosters and the funds raised from this event will be going toward improvements to be made at the West Marshall track and field facilities, including a new running surface.
Awards will be given to the top-2 finishers (male/female) in age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 and over.
You must be registered by June 8th to guarantee a t-shirt. There will be a limited supply of shirts available the day of the race. A post race t-shirt order may be made if there is a minimum order requirement met.
Packet Pickup will be race day only from 6-7:45.
The 10K route is run on an open highway with a lead and trail vehicle. The road is not closed! Runners 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. No strollers will be allowed in the 10K.
Event schedule and times
5K: 8 am start. The race will start and end at the West Marshall High School track facility.
10K: 7:30 am start. Racers are asked to park at the West Marshall High School. The runners will be transported to Lincoln Valley Golf Course at 7:10, via bus. The run will start at Lincoln Valley Golf Course and run the Old Lincoln Highway back to town. The run will also go through Lincoln Valley Estates and the State Center Rose Garden. The 10K will finish on the West Marshall High School track.