Register for the 9th Annual Run in the Sun

9th Annual Run in the Sun

RunLogo2019 Scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 2019, Run in the Sun is a 5K with electronic chip timing and 1-Mile Walk where all ages, abilities and even strollers are welcomed.

Both events will begin and end at the Lacey Recreation Complex Community Stadium. All participants will receive a commemorative true royal soft spun cotton T-shirt.

Please note, the stadium does not allow dogs.

Awards by Age Group

For the 5K, medals be awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age category:

11 & Under   ·   12 - 14   ·   15 - 18   ·   19 - 29
30 - 39   ·   40 - 49   ·   50 - 59   ·   60 & Older

All walkers will receive a ribbon.


Registration Begins
7:30 am
Welcome & Ceremony
8:15 am
5K Start
8:30 am
1-Mile Start
8:35 am


  • Individuals: $25, if registered by Wednesday, July 31
  • Teams of 10 or More: $20, if registered by Noon on Wednesday, July 17
  • After Deadline Discount: $25 per person for team registration
  • Same Day Registration: $30 per person, register between 7:30 and 8:15 am

Register online or complete our registration form (PDF). Completed print registration forms can be completed and mailed to:

Mahaska Health Foundation
Attn: Cathy Stahl
1229 C Ave. East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Proceeds from the 2019 event will benefit the Mahaska Health Hospice Serenity House. The six-bed residential hospice facility is a home away from home for patients and their families during a patient's last days.

With questions, please contact Cathy Stahl, Foundation Director, at 641.676.7146 or

New This Year: Tribute Signs

Run in the Sun 2019 has a new opportunity to celebrate, honor or memorialize a loved one with a customized tribute sign. Custom tribute signs will include a name as well as a brief personalized message or quote. Signs will be on display at Lacey Recreational Complex Community Stadium for viewing before and after the race. Run in the Sun Tribute signs cost $20 each and will be available to take home after the event. Anybody is welcome to order a tribute sign regardless of their participation in the run/walk.

2019 Run in the Sun Weather Cancellation Policy

Participant safety is of utmost importance and if any threatening weather conditions listed below are present the day of the event, the event may be delayed or cancelled. As the Mahaska Health Foundation cannot control the weather, cancellation for this reason will not result in a refund.

Threatening Weather Conditions
Run in the Sun may be delayed by 1 hour if any of the following weather conditions exist:

  • Tornado warning/watch
  • Thunderstorm
  • “Heavy” Rain/Flash Flood Watch

Run in the Sun may be cancelled if any of the following weather conditions exist or persist after 1 hour:

  • Tornado warning/watch
  • Thunderstorm
  • Extreme heat warning

Broadcast of Cancellation
If the event is cancelled less than 24 hours prior to the start time: Event Lead (Cathy Stahl) will notify all participants via e-mail, and post a cancellation announcement to Facebook and Twitter. It will also be sent to KBOE, Ottumwa Radio and OskyNews, our local media outlets.

If the event is cancelled during the actual event, volunteers will be notified and ordered to assist Run in the Sun committee members in notifying participants of the safety hazards of continuing the race.

Run in the Sun - 2019 Event Map

Run Download Map

Corporate Sponsors

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Major Sponsors

CaseysColorLogo Davis Brown Fareway GardenAssociates Gatton Realty Overbergen Electric Reed Overhead BW Town Square Dental Vermeer

Partner Sponsors

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America · Church & Dwight Co, Inc. · Finley Law Firm · Kelderman Manufacturing · Phil Griffin Agency - American Family Insurance · Seim Johnson, LLP · Zeigler Power System

Community Sponsors

Automatic Door Group · Cork & Bottle · Foster Coach Sales · JP Gasway · Lifetime Dental Solutions · Stam Garden Center & Nursery · State Bank of Bussey · Summers Car Credit · Supplemental Insurance Services, Inc.