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Riverside 5K

About the Riverside 5K

2023 Riverside 5K - Saturday, August 5

Come join us for another year of the Riverside 5K Run/Walk. Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Riverside while supporting the ministry of Riverside Bible Camp! Registration is $30 (Registration will open in December), which includes a race shirt if you register before July 7. (There may be some available even if you register after July 7. Walk-ins are welcome!) Over 100 participants gather every year for this friendly competition. Awards are handed out to the overall winners, as well as each age group for men & women. We also have a highly competitive team competition, where churches compete for the prestigious Church's Cup! (See pic below.) This year we will have a NEW scoring system! Points will be awarded to churches for number of participants as well as points for each age group winner! Will anyone be able to take down the current cup holders from Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames? Cross country teams or other running groups are welcome to compete for the 1st place team medals, but they are not eligible to win the Church's Cup.


Following the race, participants enjoy fellowship and a breakfast that includes cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, granola bars, and ice-cold beverages. Younger kids are able to participate in the Kids Fun Run for free around main camp afterward as well. After all of the festivities, participants and their families are welcome to swim in the beautiful Riverside pool! If you have any questions, be sure to email Chris Dahl at

Past Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2023 Riverside 5K, be sure to email Jessie at! We appreciate the support! Our current sponsors for this event are:

  • GNB Bank

  • Mustard Seed Revival & The Mustard Bean 

  • Jewell Family Dentistry

  • Straub Marketing

  • PDG/Record Printing

  • DK Handmade

R5K Schedule (subject to change)

7:30 - 8:15 am: Check-in & Registration at the Dining Hall (3001 Riverside Rd. Story City, IA 50248)

8:30 am: Race Time (Start & Finish are in front of the Chapel)

9:15 am:  Children's Fun Run (for youth 10 and under)

9:20 am: Awards Ceremony 

9:30 - 11:30 am: Open swim at the Riverside pool (This is available to any runners and their families after the race. The pool house also has showers available for runners who would like to shower off.)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch in the Dining Hall (free-will offering)

Be sure to stay for our annual quilt auction afterward!


Riverside 5K Results - August 6, 2022

2022 Results>>>>>>>>>>>>

R5K Church's Cup Winners: Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames

Riverside 5K Church's Cup Winners

2021: Lutheran Church of Hope- Ames

2019: Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames

2018: Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames (2nd place overall...Webster City XC took 1st in the team competition)

2017: Harvest Vineyard Church - Ames

2016: Lutheran Church of Hope - Des Moines

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