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 2008-2017 Growl Prowl races were a huge success, with almost 2,100 5k / 8k runners and over 90 sponsors helping almost $60,000 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 2017 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 on the track inside Linn-Mar Stadium. The course is out and back and GPS measured.
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 (5K only), 15-19 (5K only), 19 and under (8K only), 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
Event details and schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
4:00 - 7:30 pm
Late Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Excelsior Middle School, 3555 North 10th St.
Please enter through the front door, packet pick up will be in the cafeteria.
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
7:30 - 8:30 am
Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-Up
Linn-Mar Stadium (east side), 3111 N. 10th St.
8K & 5K Run/Walk
Awards Ceremony for 8K/5K
Kids' Mile Run
Track and Field Events