Saturday, Apr 6, 2024 @ 9:00 AM
This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 6, 2024

Race Description

This is the 13th annual Team Red Shamrock Trail Challenge to benefit Red Shamrock Foundation (RSF). We are returning again to Coralville Creekside Park with a 5K and 10 mile distance. 5K awards ceremony will begin around 10:00 AM and the 10 mile awards will start around 11:15. We would like 10 mile participants to finish within 2 1/2 hours but we will not pull anyone from the course. Chip timing is made possible by Kauder Race Timing!

Registration Info

Registration will open January 1, 2024 with a one day special registration fee! Pediatric cancer survivors receive free entry to the race; contact for the coupon code. 5K: $20 only on January 1, 2024, $30 January 2-February 28, 2024, $40 March 1-29 (online registration closes). $40 day-of race registration. 10 mile: $30 only on January 1, 2024, $40 January 2-February 28, 2024, $50 March 1-29 (online registration closes). $50 day-of race registration.

This year we have partnered with Versa Fitness ( to offer their members a registration discount. In return, Versa Fitness is offering 1 free class per week to all race registrants! Show proof of registration at Versa Fitness Coralville.

Course Info

The 5K and 10 mile will have the same start/finish line, with the 5K runners turning around at the 2ish mile point with another 1 mile back to the finish line.

The 10 mile course is going to be out-and-back.
The route will be on grass, dirt, and paved trail. The hilliest section is the first mile when you'll ascend the grass Cross trail. The route will then go through the Cross/Flow trails, onto either the dirt single track or the paved Clear Creek Trail (again, depending on conditions). We don't want to trash the dirt single track. The trail goes under Deer Creek Rd. This is where the 5K runners will turn and head back to the finish.

After going under Deer Creek Rd, the 10 mile route will continue onto the paved Clear Creek trail briefly before hopping onto the dirt single track of Woodpecker trail, going to the Tom Harkin trailhead area with an aid station including toilets. 10 milers will continue on Woodpecker Trail back to the start line. This is preliminary and subject to change.

Aid Stations: There will be water and snacks at the start/finish. There are flush toilets and running water at the start/finish. Leashed dogs are welcome on the course.

No Coast Trail Series

The Team Red Shamrock Trail Challenge is also part of the No Coast Trail Series, a group of trail races in Central and Eastern Iowa that was organized to promote trail running in Iowa. For more information on the series go to


T-shirts are included with your registration fee and Nike Dri-fit ball caps are an optional add-on this year. Top male and female winners will each receive a free pair of running shoes courtesy of Active Endeavors! We'll also award top male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.

Packet Pick-Up

Packet pick-up is Friday, April 5 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Active Endeavors, 920 E 2nd Ave Suite 110, Coralville, Iowa. You can also pick it before the race from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the starting line.

Contact Info

Race Director: Katie Voss

Executive Director of Red Shamrock Foundation: John Hall


Active Endeavors Coralville
Versa Fitness Coralville: Offering a membership of 1 free class per week from January 1 - April 5, 2024! Show proof of race registration for the free membership at Versa Fitness, 2201 E. Grantview Dr Suite 102, Coralville. For more information about Versa Fitness, visit

Hills Bank & Trust
Keystone Property Management
Reed Painting
Edge Realty Group
Field Day Brewing Co. - Post-race party at 11 am
Business and Financial Strategies
Goodfellow Printing
Insomnia Cookies
Coralville Parks & Rec
Kauder Race Timing
Speedy Mikes

Post Race Party

Thank you to our post-race party sponsor, Field Day Brewing Co., for providing every participant with a drink token and the space for us to celebrate!
Where: The duck pin/bar area of Field Day Brewing Co., 925 Liberty Way, North Liberty
When: Saturday, April 6 starting at 11 am

Event's current local time: 2:19 PM CT


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