All proceeds from the 5k for 5 Charities race will go towards our 5 charities. Please check out the Charities tab for more information on each. To date, the 5th Judicial District 5k has raised over $20,000 for our charities.



Saturday, April 18th, 2015 AT 8:00 AM


$30 for individuals or $25 per team member for teams of 3 or more participants

Sign Up

NOTE: Online registration closes 11:59 PM on Thursday, April 16th, 2015. You can sign up the morning of the race starting at 7:30 AM.

More Information

Race packet may be picked up at the Running Room on Friday, April 17th from Noon – 7:00 PM. (6305 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266)

You can also pick up your packet on Race Day at the Biddle Shelter House starting at 7:30 AM (enter Raccoon off of Grand Avenue, turn left at the Stop sign and the shelter will be on the right.)

Race start will be at the shelters next to the Nature Lodge

The course will be flat and fast and will take you on a round trip around Raccoon River Park.

Medals will be provided to top 3 finishers in the following categories: 12-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and up.

Overall male and female finishers will receive a $25 gift certificate to The Running Room.

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Race Results

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The FreeStore Logo

The FreeStore - Helping Families Start Over

Founded in 2001, The FreeStore provides household items and furniture free of charge to women when they leave the Children & Families of Iowa's Domestic Violence Services. We also provide these same items to needy families from other social agencies for a nominal fee.

The FreeStore is entirely run by volunteers, with NO paid staff. Volunteers are always needed to pick-up furniture, organize items in the warehouse, greet clients, help clients move furniture to their new apartments, and raise funds.

To volunteer or donate goods

Call (515) 282-2722

For more information check out their website:

The Ken Eaton Foundation

The Ken Eaton Foundation Logo

The Ken Eaton Foundation focuses on the prevention of hate crimes by providing a forum for victim's voices. Their goal is to put a voice and a face to victims across America in hopes of preventing future hate crimes.

For more information check out their website:

To donate to the Ken Eaton Foundation:

Pease make checks payable to:

Ken Eaton Foundation
PO BOX 35964
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

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Victim Resource Numbers

Iowa Crime Victim Compensation Program: (800) 373-5044

Iowa Board of Parole: (515) 725-5742

Iowa DOC Victim and Restorative Justice Programs: (515) 725-5742

Iowa Statewide Sexual Abuse Hotline: (800) 284-7821

Iowa Statewide Domestic Abuse Hotline: (800) 942-0333

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Contact Us

For questions about the race, sponsorship, or general questions about the 5K for 5 Charities contact Mary Avaux.

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