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Great River Road Road Race

After a 17 year hiatus, the Great River Road – Road Race is back!

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8:30am at Pikes Peak State Park

5k-10k and Kids’ Fun Run

Register here. No registration necessary for the Kids’ Fun Run.

Visit Facebook for more information or email greatriverroadroadrace@gmail.com, or contact the McGregor-Marquette Chamber of Commerce at 563.873.2186.

This moderately difficult out and back 5 K and 10 K race will begin at Pikes Peak State Park, follow Pikes Peak Road, then head south on the Great River Road. After the race, participants can enjoy our traditional GRRRR Breakfast of pancakes with chicken gravy. If chicken gravy is not to your liking butter and syrup will also be available. Tickets for family and friends will be available to purchase the day of the race.

Spend the rest of the day exploring Pikes Peak State Park one of the most photographed places in Iowa and the Ports of Discovery communities of McGregor and Marquette. Proceeds from the race will benefit two local nonprofit agencies, the Friends of Pikes Peak State Park and the McGregor Marquette Chamber of Commerce.