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Run the Bases at the Cedar Valley SportsPlex

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The first-ever Run the Bases 5K/10K will be hosted by the Cedar Valley SportsPlex on Saturday, August 16. Runners get the chance to touch bases along the course during the baseball themed run.

For registration information, click here; participants will check in at the SportsPlex the morning of the race.

There will be a mile-long Fun Run at 8 a.m. on Saturday near Young Arena for kids and families, the 5K and 10K take off at 8:30 a.m. near the SportsPlex. Maps of the routes can be found here.

After the race is the awards ceremony; first place winners (male and female) for both the 5K and 10K will get a trophy and $300 in cash and prizes, second place gets $150 in cash and prizes and third place gets $50 in cash and prizes. There are also medals for the top three finishers, and Fun Run participants will get a certificate.

The Fun Run costs $15, the 5K is $25, and the 10K is $35; the t-shirt deadline was July 31st, so t-shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on race day.

All proceeds go to Build Our Ballpark, a group founded in 2008 that aims to build or renovate 15 youth baseball and softball fields throughout Waterloo and neighboring communities.

 

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