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Run for the Cob



The "Run for the Cob" offers four types of races:  Half marathon, 10K, 5k, and 1 mile fun run/walk. Proceeds will be shared with the ELC-AR and Iowa Lakes Community College Cross Country Programs.  Thank you for your support!

We will be using a chip timing system again this year!


*Fee is non-refundable on race-day.


Event Information


Date: August 2nd, 2014


Start times:   *Please note change in times from last year!

- ½ marathon - 7:00 AM

- 10K race - 8:00 AM

- 1 Mile Fun Run - 8:30 AM

- 5K race - 8:45 AM

- Registration and Check-in: Packet pick-up and late registration for all participants, in all races, will take place on Friday, August 1st from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at the Estherville Public Library, Community Room (7th St & Central Ave).  If needed, you may pick up your packet on Saturday morning, before 8:00 am at the library.  T-shirt is only guaranteed if registration is received by July 23rd.

- Race cost:
Mile - $15 if pre-registered by July 23rd. $20 after this date. (Jr high, high school and college runners CANNOT use the promo code for this race!)

½ marathon, 10k & 5K - $25 if pre-registered by July 23rd . $30 after this date.


- Start and Finish: All races start on the corner of 2nd Ave & N 6th St and finish in Library Square.


Course Information


5K Course: Mostly flat and some downhill, includes ¾ mile of gravel - very fast!!! The course will be run partially in town and partially on the west outskirts of town.


10K Course: Slightly hilly, both gravel and pavement.


Half Marathon course: First few miles is very flat - part pavement in town and part gravel on the northeast side of town. Will connect with 10K course for last 5 miles and finish with all other races.


Awards will be distributed at the finish line, tentatively at 9:30 am. Awards will be given to the top two finishers in each age group (excluding mile race) and overall male and female runners for all races. Age groups are 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-55, & 60+.


Top male and female in the mile race will receive an award; all others will receive participant ribbon.


Half Marathon Registration

10K Registration

5K Registration

1 Mile Registration