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37th Anniversary Run for the Roses
Benefiting Arthritis Research Grants

Sunday, October 22, 2023 in Ames, IA at Ames City Hall Gym


  • 5K Run at 9:00 AM

    » $30.00 Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 Student Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 AARC Members Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $20.00 ROTC/Military Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 Late registration (10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Race Day
    5K Run Registration


  • 5K Walk at 9:00 AM

    » $30.00 Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 Student Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 AARC Members Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $20.00 ROTC/Military Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 Late registration (10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Race Day
    5K Walk Registration


  • 10K Run at 9:00 AM

    » $30.00 Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 Student Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $25.00 AARC Members Registration (through 10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central)
    » $20.00 ROTC/Military Registration (through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $35.00 Late registration (10/15 at 11:59 PM US/Central through 10/21 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    » $40.00 Race Day
    10K Run Registration


  • Kids Fun Run at 9:30 AM
    Add a youth t-shirt for $6 or breakfest for $5 on step 2 during registration.

    » FREE registration (through 10/22 at 9:30 AM US/Central)
    Kids Fun Run Registration


  • Make a Donation (unable to attend)
    This category does not include a race registration.

    » Contribute for Arthritis Research Grants (through 10/22 at 12:00 PM US/Central)
    Make a Donation



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Our Story

Since the inaugural year in 1987, Alpha Omicron Pi and Ames Area Running Club have contributed over $356,000 to Arthritis Research Grants. These grants fund research that we hope will one day lead to a cure for arthritis. They provide grants to major universities and research institutes all over America through their partnership with the AOII Foundation and Arthritis Foundation.

Through the past 36 years of working with the Ames Area Running Club, our passion for raising awareness for Arthritis has grown thanks to our sponsors and race participants.

We thank you for your participation in helping us make a difference!

Entry Fees

By Oct. 15th
$6 (Kidís Run)
$25 (Students)
$25 (AARC Mem.)
$20 (ROTC/Military)
$30 (all others)

Oct. 16th-Oct. 21st
$35 (all entries)

ON RACE DAY
$40 (all entries)
$6 (Kidís Run)
$5 Breakfast only

Race Day Schedule

7:00-8:30AM: Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-up
9:00AM: 5K Race/Walk, 10K Race
9:30AM: Breakfast Begins & Kid's Fun Run

Awards & Prizes

  • Custom designed medals are awarded to the top 3 male and female finishers in five year age divisions from age 13 and under through age 90+ in the 5K and 10K runs
  • A custom designed medal and one dozen red roses are awarded to the overall male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K runs


ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE:

  • Long sleeve t-shirt
  • Red rose
  • Omelet breakfast
  • Door prizes
  • Silent auction

Age Divisions

13 and Under (5K Only)
14-19 (5K Only)
19 and Under (10K Only)
20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+

Run For The Roses 5K and 10K Course

Maps/Course Description:

Results

2023 results will be posted when ready.

Sponsors

Meet Your AOPI Director

Kylie Ridgway

Soles 4 Souls

Donít forget to bring your old running shoes to donate to Soles 4 Souls.
For more information visit: soles4souls.org

Questions?

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