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2023 marks the 4th annual Blazing 5k. The last three years historic races welcomed elites and runners of all types. The 5k course starts on the back loop in Water Works Park and shoots out the gun going clockwise on the flat and fast loop. At the end of the loop the racers are greeted by a prize for the first person to cross the mat. From there it's another flat and fast main loop going clockwise. This area offers plenty of space for spectators and the field can be seen for almost the entirety of this loop. It finishes on the screaming fast and long straightaway to the finish.
*New this year* - The Cal Murdock Mile:
After 3 successful years of racing a fast 5k, we feel confident that we can present to you a equally exciting mile race in addition to the 5k. The race is designed to give everyone a chance to race the best. Shortly after the finish of the men's elite 5k, all are welcome to race the mile along the blazing fast last mile of the 5k. Kicking off the race will be Cal Murdock, the long time Runablaze Iowa team Manager whom the event is named after. This is another chance to grab a 2nd PR for the day or just see what you can do over the combined 6.609 kilometers. Join us for this new an exciting double! Special pricing for those doubling. Under 12 year olds get to race for $10.
USATF Certified Course: IA21006MF
2023 5k Prize Purse:
2022 5k Prize Purse:
1st M/F - $300
2nd M/F - $200
3rd M/F - $125
4th M/F - $75
5th M/F - $50
Course record M/F - $200
Top master (40+) M/F - $100
Back loop challenge M/F - $100
2021 Blazing 5k Prize Purse: $1750 + shoes
2021 10k Invite Prize Purse: $2250 + shoes + gear
2020 Prize Purse: $600 + shoes + gift cards
The 4th edition of the event date is now taking place on October 8th, 2023.
If you have any questions be contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
8PM: Online Registration Closes
6:00AM: Course Opens/Packet Pickup Starts
7:50AM: Pre-Race Meeting at the start line
8:00AM: Open 5K Race
8:05AM: Gates close
8:30AM: Gates open (If available after the Open Race)
8:50AM: Pre-Race Meeting at the start line
9:00AM: Women’s Elite Race
9:05AM: Gates close
9:15AM: Packet Pickup Closes
9:20AM: Pre-Race Meeting at the start line
9:30AM: Men’s Elite Race
9:50AM: Gates open
10:05AM: Gates Close
10:15AM: Cal Murdock Mile
10:30AM: Gates Open
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