Race Information

The Course

Course Map

The 5K run/walk begins at the west entrance of Ames Middle School and finishes at the track behind the school.The 10K race begins and ends at the track behind the Middle School.  This is an out and back route which turns around near the CyRide turnaround in front of the Middle School.

Registration Fees

By October 7, 2013

  • $15.00 (ISU students)
  • $20.00 (AARC/Team VARDO Members)
  • $22.00 (all others)

October 8-12, 2013

  • $25.00 (all entries)

October 13, 2013 (Race Day)

  • $30.00 (all entries)

Age Divisions

13 and under (5K only) 35-39 65-69
14-19 (5K only) 40-44 70-74
19 and under (10K only) 45-49 75-79
20-24 50-54 80-84
25-29 55-59 85-89
30-34 60-64 90+

Participants Receive

Red rose, long sleeve Run for the Roses race shirt (late registrants not guaranteed a shirt on race day).


Awards are given to the first male and female finishers and the top three finishers in each age division in the 5K and 10K.  Many door prizes are given away as well.


Post-race omelet breakfast is located at the Ames Middle School Commons, your race number is your ticket, otherwise tickets are $5 at the door. Breakfast includes made-to-order omelets, all you can eat muffins, donuts, fruit, juice, milk, yogurt, and more.