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The first events in this year's Grinnell Games, presented by Grinnell State Bank, are just around the corner, and while the recent weather is making it difficult to train outdoors, our team is hard at work finalizing logistical details for the events. New this year in an effort to support our community's health needs as referenced in the community health needs assessment earlier this month, and due to support from the Ahrens Park Foundation, this year's Grinnell Games 5K will be FREE for local participants! 


One of the health goals identified in that process is to promote healthy diet and exercise for the achievement of healthy body weights. We recognize that cost can be a barrier to entry for many, and we want to do what we can to eliminate that barrier and encourage more people to take charge of their health by participating in the Games. The 5K at Grinnell Games is open to all ages, abilities and speeds, and we hope to see much of our community and neighbors take advantage of this opportunity and use it as a way to kick-start your healthy journey. 


Participants should still register for all events at when signing up and use code HEALTH to receive a free 5K registration (note: if you would like an event shirt, they may be purchased through the 'Store' on the registration site). Individuals wanting to participate in a chip-timed race should register online and pay the $15 fee which will also cover an event shirt and swag bag.  


Additional events as part of the June 15 Grinnell Games include a Half Marathon, Lil' Warrior Run and Pancake Breakfast with all proceeds benefiting the Tiger Packs program.


Grinnell Games also takes an army of volunteers and sponsor support. If you are interested in volunteering to help make this event possible, please sign up here. And if you or your company are interested in sponsoring these great events, please contact our office today! 


Mark your calendars now for June 15 and plan to bring your friends, family and neighbors downtown to enjoy a fun-filled morning full of activity! 

--Rachael Kinnick


p.s. Individuals who had previously registered and paid the full fee will be contacted by Chamber staff to discuss refund options. 

05/30/2019 4:04 PM |Add a comment
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