Friday, August 29, 2014

The Royal Wentworth Memorial 5k Run/Walk

Royal Wentworth was a life-long resident of Mason City, Iowa, and he taught and coached in Mason City schools for 31 years. On September 10, 2012, he died doing something he loved very much—running with his middle school cross country team.

The Royal Run honors Royal, and all proceeds go to the Royal Wentworth Memorial Scholarship Fund. Please come out with us in September 2014 to celebrate Royal’s life and the education and sporting communities in North Iowa.

The race/walk course begins and ends at John Adams Middle School in Mason City, where Royal taught for many years (see below). You can also view the Royal Run course on

For more information and to register, please click The Royal Run

2nd Annual Robert's Run - September 20th

Lace up your running shoes and head to NIACC for the second annual ROBERT'S RUN 4 mile run and 1.4 mile walk!

NIACC Activity Center (MAP)

All runners and walkers will check-in between 7:45am and 8:30am at the NIACC Activity Center located on the NIACC campus. The race will begin at 9:00am out front of the Activity Center.

Medals wil be given to the 1st through 3rd place winners, female and male age group finishers, as follows:

• 19 & Under   • 20 - 29 • 30 - 39 • 40 - 49   • 50 - 59   • 60 & Older

Trophies will be award to the overall male and female race winners.

Restrooms and parking will be available at the Recreation Center with refreshments served at the finish line. Runners will also have access to shower facilities, but should plan to bring their own towel.

For information please click here: Robert's Run
Click here to Register online

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Fox River 2014 Red Heel Run - Saturday October 4th

On Saturday, October 4th, participants will put on their FoxSox performance socks and run or walk 5K or 10K in the fourth annual Red Heel Run. Online registration for the 5k and 10K Red Heel Run is due October 3 at 3pm for runners to reserve their free Fox River performance socks and coupons for further discounts at the sale. Same-day sign-up will be accepted. Visit to learn more about the Red Heel Run. 

Registration for the Red Heel 5K Run is $20; for the 10K run, it’s $25. Students 18 and younger get a $5 discount. Prices increase $5 after 9/14/2014. Runners receive a free pair of FoxSox and a $5 discount on a purchase of $20 or more at the sock sale. You can register ONLINE here.

Also new this year: a portion of all registration fees will be donated to the Iowa Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

Red Heel Run on Facebook
Printable Registration Form

Lime Creek Nature Center’s Timber Trot - Saturday October 4th

The Lime Creek Nature Center’s Timber Trot will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 9 a.m. at the Lime Creek Conservation Area.  Don’t miss this great run on the beautiful trails of Lime Creek!

Registration information can be found here: Registration Flyer

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

2014 St John's Classic - Saturday Sept. 6th

The 2014 SJC benefiting the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa is less than two weeks away!  We hope you've got Saturday, September 6 marked on your calendar.  If not, we invite you to join us for a day of riding, food, music and fun.  This year's ride features our classic 22 and 50 mile scenic routes and introduces newly revised 70 and 100 mile century routes.  All feature rolling hills, multiple river crossings, beautiful views, fully stocked rest stops and SAG support.
Your entry includes BBQ pulled pork sandwich lunch.  Live post ride music will again be provided by Zoo Loo Doo and "Sorta Jazz Sextet".

All this is done to further promote North Iowa as a cycling destination and to raise funds for The Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa.  BIAI is committed to providing support and advocacy to those affected by brain injury and they will once again be on hand to distribute information and free youth bike helmets till gone.

All of us with the St. John's Classic hope to see you this year.  You can let us know you're coming and save $10 over day of registration by signing up for our event on today.

You can stay connected help us spread the word by liking us on Facebook

Or see our website at

***Goes without saying but, if you've enjoyed our ride in the past or just want to help us reach record registrants, we'd be honored if you'd share this info with your friends and encourage them to try our event.***

Over the years the St. John's Classic has raised thousands of dollars for Brain Injured Iowans and we'd love to make 2014 SJC the largest ever. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

NITC Progressive Dinner - Sunday Sept 21st, 2:00PM

Please join us for our annual progressive dinner!

We will park our vehicles at Dave & Virginia Klein’s home at 16 Eastgate Crt.In Clear Lake.
From there we will immediately bike to Art and Nelda Tesar’s home at 40 Venetian Drive for appetizers. 

We will then bike a route and return to the Kleins’ for the traditional beef brisket entrĂ©e, followed by another 15 mile route, ending with Virginia’s famous pies.  

We are in for a special treat of the desserts, as Virginia will be assisted by another NITC chef, Mark Dix. The cost is $12.00.  Please RSVP to Phyllis Clark,

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Slippery Saints Mud Run - Saturday August 30th

Please consider Volunteers or consider getting muddy! 

Run a 5k. In the mud. With obstacles.  Just like Mom told you not to do.  The Slippery Saints Mud Run is where the action and adventure is!  With a twist of heavenly good and devilish fun, you have our permission to participate in “Altar Boy’s Revenge”, “The Inquisition”, “The Baptism”, “Dante’s Hell” obstacles and more.  You can ask for forgiveness later.  At the beer tent.

It all happens on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Our mud run is located at the North Iowa Events Center in Mason City, Iowa.  So wear your favorite costume if you want, whether it is the devil’s horns or an angelic halo, but be prepared to have fun!  Live band "Stream
of Consciousness" (noon to 3:00 pm) and Mojo's DJ service will be playing music throughout the day at our beer tent.

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