The Spencer Women of Today will host its 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m. Registration will take place at the Women of Today taco stand at the Clay Co. Fairgrounds from 7-8 a.m. The fee is $15 if you register now and $20 after Sept. 19 or day of the race. To register, contact Kerrie Lode at 712-260-2015 or Julie Brehmer at 712-260-0650.
The Algona Recreation Department will host its annual Tornado Alley 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29. The 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. and the 5K and 10K runs will start together at 8:30 a.m. All events begin and end at Algona City Hall. Early registration is $18, or $22 the day of the race. Forms are available at www.ci.algona.is.us, or 515-295-9251.
Registration is now open for a new Octoberfest Fun Run/Walk at Fort Defiance State Park on Saturday, Oct. 6. The event will start at 4:45 p.m. with a half-mile kids run, followed by the 5K fun run/walk at 5 p.m. A Picnic in the Park will follow the fun run from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. with brats, smores, pop and beer, all for a free will offering. The event is being coordinatd by the Estherville Chamber of Commerce along with Friends of Fort Defiance, which is where proceeds with go. Awards will be given at 6 p.m. to top-3 male and female finishers, as well as for the best costumes, so participants are encourage to dress up. A concert in the park featuring Brad Morgan will follow the picnic from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration forms are at the Estherville Chamber office and at www.estherville.org. Cost is $25 before Sept. 24. The kids run is free.