Hardin Hill RunLogo of Annual Hardin Hill Run

5K & 15K Trail Run Race
Saturday, September 24, 2016

“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up” - Dean Karnazes

Race Registration Form.pdf

Race Event Poster.pdf

Race and Elevation Map.pdf

Race Brochure/Registration Form.pdf

Race Details

Pine Ridge Park
31458 Hwy D35
Steamboat Rock, IA 50672

Race Date:
Saturday, September 24th, 2016

Runners begin the 15K race.

Check in Time:
Opening at 7:30 a.m.

Race Start Times:
15K 9:00 a.m.
5K 9:30 a.m.

Hardin Hill Run Registration

Preregistration Deadline: September 16th, 2015

To Register
Mail the fee and completed form to
Hardin County Conservation
15537 S Ave
Ackley, IA 50601

Preregistration guarantees a t-shirt; limited shirt sizes will be available the day of the race. Walk-ins are accepted from 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. for an additional $10 registration fee. Registration also includes a meal after the race. Restrooms will be available at Pine Ridge Park

Runners use a rope to go up a steep hill.Questions? Contact Hardin County Conservation at 641.648.6431 or hardinccb@gmail.com.

Race Description
The Hardin Hills Run is on a scenic stretch of the Iowa River Greenbelt and traverses three county parks, including Pine Ridge Park, Sac & Fox Overlook, and Sand Springs Wildlife Area. The trail is very hilly, with a total elevation change of over 500 feet on the 5K and 1,600 feet on the 15K. The prairie trails are mowed, although they will not be leveled and the ground may be rough. The timber trails have been cleared of fallen limbs and large stumps, but they will not be leveled either.

Canoe path across the waterway.Throughout the race the trail will be rough, and extremely steep in some areas; so much so that you may need to walk or even crawl up certain natural obstacles. The race will also involve a shallow crossing of the Iowa River, and we will have event volunteers stationed at the river crossing for safety. There will also be multiple aid stations along the race path equipped with first aid supplies, water, and bananas. Both the 5K and the 15K races will be extreme; please choose the appropriate race for your skill level. Watch the weather and dress appropriately for the race day weather conditions.

This race is about having fun and challenging yourself, so please come out, bring a friend, and enjoy the Hardin Hills Run! The race will start and finish at Pine Ridge Park. Stick around afterward for food and prizes.

Major Landmark: The Interstate 20 Bridge
This race course is just south of the I-20 Bridge; you know that huge bridge west of Waterloo and east of Interstate 35? When crossing the bridge, look to the south and see a big building with a copper roof, that is the Sac & Fox Overlook; one of the county parks the race will go through.

What Does the Race Benefit?

Directional signs for 5K and 15K races.
Your entry fee will help fund projects that preserve our natural ecosystems, provide quality recreational experiences and educational opportunities to all. These include:

  • Forest & Prairie Restoration
  • Habitat Reconstruction
  • Museum Expansion
  • Conservation Education Programing
  • Cabin Construction

Man rests during the Hardin Hill Run.