Mayor's Annual Fun Run 2023

On Tuesday, September 19, approximately 1,000 4th grade students from the Waterloo Public and Private Schools will be taking to the streets for the 24th Mayor’s Annual Fun Run sponsored by the Waterloo Kiwanis Club.  Students from the Waterloo Community School District, Cedar Valley Catholic Schools, Waterloo Christian School and Royal Legacy Christian Academy are preparing for the Mayor’s Fun Run scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 9:45 a.m. at the RiverLoop Expo Plaza in downtown Waterloo. The annual Fun Run stresses the importance of students being active and developing life-long health and fitness habits.

A short program begins at 9:45 a.m. KWWL’s Ron Steele will serve as Master of Ceremonies and Mayor Quentin Hart will kick-off the event. Timi Brown-Powers, Iowa State Representative, will be the event’s speaker and will emphasize the importance of healthy living.

The run begins at the corner of 4th Street and Commercial Street, continuing on 4th Street across the Cedar River to Mulberry Street, turning on Mulberry Street, then turning on 5th Street back over the Cedar River, turning on Jefferson Street back to the RiverLoop Expo Plaza. Main Street volunteers, members of the Waterloo Kiwanis and the Waterloo Police Department will be strategically placed along the route to ensure the safety of all runners. All students will receive a t-shirt that says “I Ran with the Mayor.” Also, “Kids of Character” will be recognized from each school.

Following the run, students will eat a sack lunch at the RiverLoop Expo Plaza. At approximately 11:45, students will board busses and spend an afternoon learning about healthy activities and venues offered in the Cedar Valley at various community locations including: Cedar Valley Sportsplex, Maple Lanes, Cadillac XBC, Byrnes Park, Family YMCA, Gates Park, Palmer’s Golf and Entertainment, Get Air, University of Northern Iowa, and the Waterloo Trampoline and Tumbling Center.

This event is a joint effort of Mayor Hart, the City of Waterloo Leisure Services Department, Main Street Waterloo, and the Waterloo Community School District.           

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