History of the Race

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In the spring of 2008, Cedar Rapids experienced the worst flooding in city’s history. To help raise funds for flood recovery and to raise awareness for the rebuilding effort, Run the Flood was organized part of the one-year anniversary commemoration. After five years the race organizers decided to turn the event over to Matthew 25 and The Salvation Army.

In 2014, the race focused on raising funds for those in Linn County that are served through Matthew 25 or The Salvation Army.  Flood the Run is a  WET experience including a human car wash, water guns, a Firetruck deck gun and more! Check out our photo gallery for a glimpse of the fun.