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.

10525388_739764406085621_7576321752405887446_nIn 2014, the race maintained the same focus of helping people gain their stability in areas affected by the flood of 2008, but was a much WETTER 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.