It's that time of year again! What a great way to celebrate the end of racing season. You will experience running stories you've heard about and be able to re-live & re-tell throughout the winter. The Road O Cross Race at Living History Farms awards everyone with a hot post-race meal brought to you by the Radakovich Cattle Company and the Iowa Machine Shed Restaurant. This year again we will have a "SLIGHTLY NEW" COURSE over the world's blackest & richest farm land. You will still wade through creeks, dodge farm animals and claw your way to the top of gullies with 4,000 other (limit) runners of questionable senses. Then you'll want to hang out for the "Outdoors in November" post- race lunch, door prizes and awards ceremony.
A Great Race for Some Great Causes: The "Farm Race" raises funds for Living History Farms and more. Over the last 14 years, the race has given over $1,300,000 to the Living History Farms (a not-for-profit museum). The race has also funded the Capital Striders endowment for scholarships to area senior cross country athletes; raised food/money for the Des Moines Area Religious Council Food Pantry and donated to area age-group track & swimming teams, the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, the M.D.A., and area Fire Departments. Proceeds from the race help sponsor area races, purchase equipment and racing supplies used at road races and middle school/ high school XC meets. ALL PROCEEDS go to non-profit entities. Complete details on website so check it out!
Events/Start Times 9:00 AM -- 10K starts adjacent to the Visitor's Center. 10:45 AM --Youth Races start near the awards stage.
10 Kilometerat 9:00 AM Must be at least 12 years old on race day.