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