2nd Annual Family Fun Day

& Geode Challenge Trail Race

Geode Challenge
5k & 7.5 mi. Lake Loop Trail Runs
Saturday June 22nd 8am. 


  The 2019 Geode Challenge... a series of competitive trail runs in beautiful Geode State Park. Hosted by the Friends of Geode group and area sponsors, the Geode Challenge consists of 5k trail run, a 7.5 mile trail run and a 7.5 mile ruck run. The ruck run requires a 35lb. ruck weight minimum. Ruck runners can pack non-perishable food items that will be donated to local charities after the event.

  The 5k runners will start at the beach and wind their way along the north trail to Shelter 1 and back again to the finish line at the beach.  The 7.5 mile runners and the 7.5 mile ruck runners will start at the beach and head south on the Lake Loop Trail to the west side of the lake and back to the finish line at the beach.


  Awards will be given to the top 3 competitors in male and female categories in all three events. All race finishers will receive a medalAll registrants will receive an event T-Shirt and a goody bag. Anyone registering after June 9th can pick up their T-Shirt at a time and location to be determined on the day of the event or mailed for a fee of $3.00. Bananas, granola bars and water will be provided to all runners and their guests as well as manned water stations along the course. 

  Pre-registration can be done online or by mail-in form. Day of race registration and check-in is from 6:30 am to 7:30 am at the beach shelter. Races start at 8 am. Parking for running events and all other activities will be at the beach shelter area. The races will begin and end in front of the beach area. The races will be run rain or shine. Tickets are $25 until May 22nd, $30 May 23rd - June 21st and $35 on the day of the race at registration.


  Register today for one of Southeast Iowa's most challenging trail races of 2019!  






 Friends of Geode Family Fun Day 
Saturday, June 22nd 9am - 2pm



  The 2nd Annual Family Fun Day will be held after the races and will include children's activities, demonstrations, face painting, crafts, a fundraising auction, music, food and fun! 


  Hosted by the Friends of Geode group, the event will serve as a fundraiser for the Concession Renovation Project. All proceeds will go towards restoring the former beach concession building at Geode State Park to provide non-motorized rentals, food and supplies for beach-goers and campers.


  Last year's event was a huge success and this year's Family Fun Day promises to be a fun event for all ages,,, and you will be helping support a great local cause that will benefit all Southeast Iowa residents and visitors for generations to come!


  Mark your calendar for the Friends of Geode Family Fun Day Saturday June 22nd. See You There!





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