Grimes Farm
Iowa Harmony

The Grimes Farm Run

We're looking forward to seeing everyone again this summer for the Grimes Farm Run!.

Here is the skinny:

The 5K will be the popular mostly grassy trail that goes through a woodland along Linn Creek, up “Heartbreak Hill” through a wetland and finishes in the prairie in full bloom. Beautiful, often shaded trail.

We offer the 8+ K Rugged Run/ Walk option “weather permitting.” Check the blog in the weeks before the race to find out if we are able to get in and make the trail suitable for runners. In the past we have been hampered by either too much water or too much wind downing lots of trees across the path. It is a very rugged trail—actually a deer path that we widened just a bit! We cut through a heavily wooded area “on the wild side” of Linn Creek. The surface will be some grass, mostly mud or dirt–depending on the weather! There may be a creek crossing. If you like a challenge, this is your race!

We hope you can join us for the 13th running of the Grimes Farm Run! It's a delightful event in a beautiful place—and all proceeds go promote conservation and natural spaces in central Iowa. For current information about the forthcoming Run, as well as some legacy pictures from previous editions, please consult the GF blog—a subscription to the blog's RSS feed will guarantee that you won't miss the preparations for the next run!

Registration: A registration form will be available online at; or, if you prefer a more traditional approach, just fill out the PDF registration form (forthcoming) and send it along to the address listed at the bottom. See you next July!



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