Cedar Rapids Flood the Run

August 9th, 2014

Cedar Rapids Flood the Run - August 9th, 2014


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Race Day Info

Thank you for supporting Matthew 25 and the Salvation army by participating in Flood the Run presented by Veridian Credit Union. This post contains some important information about packet pickup and race day so please read through it.

1.) Packet pickup – You can pick up your Flood the Run packets at the follow times:

– Friday, August 8 from noon to 8pm at Matthew 25, 201 3rd Ave SW
– Saturday, August 9 from 7am to 10am at the River Pavilion in Ellis Park

2.) Late registrations – Online registration is now closed, but we will still take registrations on race day morning from 7am to 10am at River Pavilion. So bring your friends! Send them this email if you like.

3.) Plan to arrive early – Plan to arrive 20 to 30 minutes before your wave is scheduled to start. This will allow you plenty of time to find parking and get ready to run. Check your original confirmation email to see your wave time.

4.) Parking – There should be plenty of parking available in and around the park. But Ellis Road will be closed so you may want to check out the parking map and determine where you want to park before you arrive.http://goo.gl/maps/FDWu9. It may be easier to arrive from east of the park because cars coming from Edgewood Road will be sent through a winding detour to get around the closed road.

5.) Remember your wrist band – You’ll receive a wrist band in your packet. Don’t forget to wear that on race morning. That’s how we’ll identify who is registered to participate. You may want to put it on when you get it at packet pickup.

6.) We still need volunteers -http://www.crfloodtherun.com/volunteer/ If you have family or friends coming to watch, encourage them to volunteer.

7.) Plan to GET SOAKED! – You may want to put a towel in the car. You can bring a change of clothes, but be aware that we don’t have designated changing areas. There will be port-a-potties.

8.) Stick around after the race – We’ll have lots of kids activities in the park after the race so please stick around and enjoy.

9.) If you know anyone that works for one of our sponsors, tell them THANK YOU!

Veridian Credit Union
Life 101.9
KCRG – Show You Care
ICAN, Inc.
Legacy Manufacturing
United Fire Group
Blair Ridge Dental
MediaQuest Outdoor
Mercy Medical Center
St. John & Gielau, LLP
Quaker Oats
Raining Rose
Van Meter
GoFish Marketing
Hills Bank & Trust Company
Novak Electric, Inc.

We’ll see you in the morning!

Packet Pick-up and Late Registration

You can pick up your Flood the Run packets at the follow times:

  • Friday, August 8 from noon to 8pm at Matthew 25, 201 3rd Ave SW
  • Saturday, August 9 from 7am to 10am at the River Pavilion in Ellis Park

Late registration will also be available at both of these packet pickup times and locations.

Building a Human Car Wash

building car washBuilding an original human-car wash complete with sprayers and suds, is the challenge of Dale Moore (right) and Scott Dinderman, volunteers preparing for the first annual water obstacle run/walk called Flood the Run. Dale is a civil engineer and retired vice president of Shive-Hattery and Scott is owner of Fleming’s Irrigation. In addition to the car wash, a 100 foot giant water slide will be mounted on the race course in Ellis Park. Determining how that will function is also a task for the race team led by Courtney Ball, former co-director of Matthew 25.

Flood the Run will be held on Saturday morning, August 9, in the Ellis Park neighborhood as a family-friendly fundraiser for Matthew 25 & The Salvation Army – Cedar Rapids, IAo. “Given the popularity of obstacle courses, we wanted to create a totally new venue for family fun in Cedar Rapids – one that would combine water with a run/walk,” said Matthew 25’s Neighborhood Investment Coordinator, Jerry Oakland. A “sniper zone” and a fire truck’s hose will insure all participants get wet along the 2.6 mile course.

Veridian Credit Union is the presenting sponsor for Flood the Run. For registration information, go to www.crfloodtherun.com.