Give it Away 5K

in United States at Water Works Park

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  • 5K - Individual

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  • 1 Mile Honor Walk - Individual

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  • Family 5K
    Family Registration includes up to 2 adults and up to 3 children ages 12 and under. Immediate family members only please.

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  • Family Honor Walk
    Family Registration includes up to 2 adults and up to 3 children ages 12 and under. Immediate family members only please.

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  • Donation to Comfort Therapies provided by UnityPoint Hospice

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The Event

Come out and join us for the Fourth Annual "Give It Away 5K" Lorrie Shetterly Memorial Event - on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Water Works Park (back loop) in Des Moines, Iowa.

The event is open to the public. Strollers are welcome for the run or walk. Please line up behind runners.

Proceeds Benefit:
All proceeds generated from this event will be donated to support the Comfort Therapies provided by UnityPoint Hospice. Comfort Therapies include massage, music, art and pet therapy. These therapies enrich the lives of individuals and families receiving end of life care in their homes or in-patient facilities.

Packet Pick-Up

Participants may pick up race packets on Friday, April 21, 2017 from 3:00-6:00 PM at:

Fleet Feet Sports
521 E. Locust St
Des Moines, IA 50309
Community United Presbyterian Church
315 N Vine St.
Hartford, IA 50118

Participant packets will also be available for pick up during check in from 8:00 - 8:30 AM on race day.

Please note: T-shirt cannot be guaranteed if registration received after April 9, 2017.

Returning This Year!

Games and fun for the kids!

Plinko Board, Tattoos, Duck Pond, and more! Free will donation with all proceeds going to the event!

Schedule of Events


  • 8:00 a.m. Check-in & Packet Pickup
  • 8:30 a.m. 5K Run begins
  • 8:35 a.m. 1.5 mile Honor Walk begins (non-competitive)
  • 9:30 a.m. Memorial Balloon Launch
  • Cancellation Statement

    This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel only in extreme weather circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds. Your registration fee will be used as a donation to UnityPoint Hospice.


    Water Works Park is located on the southwest side of downtown Des Moines. The park entrance is located on Fleur Drive, directly across from Gray's Lake. Parking is available on-site. The races will be in the back loop near the Killdeer shelter.

    Aid Stations

    There will be a water station at the 2 mile marker for the 5K race. Refreshments and snacks will be available at the finish.

    Course Map & Chip Timing

    Special thanks to Steve Bobenhouse of Fitness Sports, 7230 University Ave, Des Moines, Iowa for the course map.
    The 5K Run is a chip-timed event. Timing services and results provided by Kevin Lewis at The Open Road Chip Timing.

    Lorrie Shetterly Memorial Event

    Life has to end,
    Love doesn't have to.

    Lorrie Shetterly passed away on June 21, 2011. Her legacy is one of family, friendship, service, caring, compassion, and love.

    The purpose of this event is to honor that legacy by providing an opportunity for friends and family to come together and have fun, while raising funds for a great cause.

    "So when all that's left of me is love, give me away as best you canů"
    ~Author Unknown


    For event-related questions, please click on the *Contact the Organizers* button on the left-hand side of this page.

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