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Kewash Half-Marathon 10k 5k

The Kewash Nature Trail is a former railroad bed that winds for nearly 14 miles between the towns of Keota and Washington. The Kewash Half Marathon, 10K & 5K Run is run on the section of trail between West Chester and Washington, which has a crushed limestone surface for most of its route (the portion within Washington’s city limits is paved asphalt). This trail is a mixture of woodland and prairie, which offers a scenic view of the surrounding rolling countryside; wildlife and wildflowers are abundant along this natural corridor. Some of the highlights along the trail include Willow Pond, Hayes Timber and The Crooked Creek Bridge – one of the most scenic places on the trail.

The Half Marathon, 10K and 5K will all start and finish at the town square. This is an out and back, fast, non-technical course. The Kewash Trail is a gradual decline and incline with some flat areas, it is NOT a hilly course by any means, but you will see some short small hills along they way.

Half Marathon
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Runners will loop around our downtown area then head toward the park. You will run approximately 1.5 miles through downtown and the park before getting on the paved portion of the trail. You will run another 1 mile before the trails turns into crushed limestone. Then you will run approximately another 4 1/2 miles to the turnaround. There will be a short hill after the first .25 mile, another short small hill at approximately 1.5 miles and then a short hill once you are on the trail.

Water stops will be posted on webite. There will be Gatorade, water and some other carbohydrates as well. There will be a Porta potty will be posted. There is also a restroom available in the park at about miles 1.25 & 12.5 (it is just a little off the course).

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10K

Runners will loop around our downtown area then head toward the park. You will run approximately 1.5 miles through downtown and the park before getting on the paved portion of the trail. You will run another 1 mile before the trails turns into crushed limestone. Then you will run approximately another 1 – 1 1/2 miles to the turnaround. There will be a short hill after the first .25 mile, another short small hill at approximately 1.5 miles and then a short hill once you are on the trail.

Water stops will be TBA there will be Gatorade and water. There is a restroom available in the park at about miles 1.25 & 5.75 (it is just a little off the course).

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5K

Runners will loop around our downtown area then head toward the park. You will run approximately 1.5 miles through downtown and the park before getting on the paved portion of the trail. Then you will run approximately another 1/2 mile where you will turn onto a gravel road for about .25 mile and get back onto the paved trail and head back through the park and downtown to the finish. There will be a short hill after the first .25 mile, another short small hill at approximately 1.5 miles and then a short hill once you are on the trail.

Water stop will be at mile 2. There is a restroom available in the park at about miles 1.25 & 2.75 (it is just a little off the course).

Details

Date:
April 20
Time:
Cost:
Free
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Website:
http://Kewashhalfmarathon.wixsite.com/Kewshhalfmarathon

Venue

Efon-Alaaye, 100796 Georgia + Google Map
Phone:
0702 7775690

Organizer

YMCA of Washington County : Kewash Half Marathon 10k 5k
Phone:
319-653-2141
Email:
kewashhalfmarathon@gmail.com
Website:
washingtony.org/home.aspx

Other

Location:
Washington Iowa
Distance(s):
13.1 6.2 3.1
Event Time(s):
Start time: 0800
Event Email:
Kewashhalfmarathon@gmail.com



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