NORTH LIBERTY– The North Liberty Steering Committee of the Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting its annual morning of fun and fitness event– the North Liberty Fun Run/Walk. The event is being held on Sunday, Sept. 15, at North Bend Elementary and is sponsored by MidWestOne Bank.
It will feature a 5K race in addition to a free race for children 12 and under. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m., with the children’s race beginning at 8 a.m. followed by the 5K at 8:20 a.m. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest male and female runners as well as all participants in costume.
Returning from the 2012 Fun Run is the Fast Feet Firefighting competition. The North Liberty Fire Department has issued a friendly challenge to surrounding fire departments to participate in the Fun Run in full firefighting gear. Firefighters who do so race free. Participants are encouraged to be creative with their race day gear!
Each year, the Chamber’s North Liberty Steering Committee donates a portion of the proceeds back to the North Liberty community through a worthy organization. This year the committee will be supporting North Liberty’s Centennial Park. As in past years, the committee will also award $100 to the North Liberty school with the highest level of participation.
Preregistration with a complimentary T-shirt ends Aug. 30, and online registration is available until 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. After Sept. 13, participants should register the day of the event. Since a Fun Run T-shirt will not be available after Aug. 30, preregistration is encouraged. To register online, please visit www.iowacityarea.com . You may also download a registration form and mail it to: Iowa City Area Chamber of Commerce, 325 E. Washington St. Ste. 100, Iowa City, IA 52240.
Preregistration is $15 per 5K participant by Sept. 13 and $20 per 5K participant on the day of the race. Children 12 years old and under may participate in the free kid’s run and must be accompanied by an adult.
Contact Maggie at the Chamber at (319) 337-9637 for more information.