Riverside 5K

About the Riverside 5K

2021 Riverside 5K - Saturday, August 7

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 (Link above to register), 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.) The top 3 runners from your church are scored for your team's standings. The lowest score wins the cup! 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 bagels, 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 Lute Olson at Lute@RiversideLBC.org.

2021 Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor for the 2021 Riverside 5K, be sure to email Cheri at Cheri@RiversideLBC.org! 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

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 and Recap - August 7, 2021

Our Eighth Annual Riverside 5K Run/Walk was another great success! Participants enjoyed a fun run around the scenic grounds of Riverside, fellowship, and a breakfast that included bagels, fresh fruit, granola bars, and ice-cold beverages. Several kids were able to participate in the Kids Fun Run around main camp as well. A cool dip in the pool was the perfect way to refresh after all of that physical activity and friendly competition. We love that so many families were able to enjoy some time recreating in Riverside's fabulous swimming pool. All registration fees were able to go directly toward supporting camperships for all youth who want to be a camper at Riverside. Congratulations to Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames for taking home the Riverside Church's Cup for the third year in a row, and to Nathan Limas for winning the individual title! Here are all of the results from the morning.

Overall Results

Age Group Winners

Team Results

Special Thanks go out to our 2019 Sponsors
  • GNB Bank of Story City

  • CID of Fort Dodge

  • Atlantic Bottling Coca-Cola Company

  • PDG Printing of Story City

  • EBY of Story City

  • Jewell Family Dentistry of Jewell

  • ​Thrivent Financial Action teams

2019 R5K Church's Cup Winners: Lutheran Church of Hope - Ames
2019 R5K Individual Winner:  Austin Wallestad

It was a fantastic morning that saw thousands of dollars raised to go for kids who need financial assistance to come to camp. Once again, thank you to our sponsors, volunteers, and participants. We could not do this race without you! We look forward to seeing you next year for another great day of exercise, competition, and fun. Mark your calendars for Saturday, August 1, 2020, and we will see you back by the river.

Riverside 5K Church's Cup Winners

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