8th Annual Run in the Sun


Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 4, 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 hot pink soft spun cotton T-shirt. 

Awards by Age Group

For the 5K, medals will be awarded for 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 & Up


Registration Begins 7:30 am 
Welcome & Ceremony 8:15 am
Races Start 8:30 am


Early registration ended on August 1, but you can still join the fun! Onsite registration is available the morning of the race starting at 7:30AM. The onsite registration fee is $30 and can be paid via cash or check (no credit cards accepted). In order to register, participants much sign a waiver or have a guardian sign a waiver if they are under the age of 18. T-shirts for participants who register on the morning of the race are not guaranteed.


2018 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 MHP 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 (Foundation Director) 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

If you wish to return your form by mail, you may send it to:

Mahaska Health Partnership
Attn: MHP Foundation
1229 C Ave. East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Proceeds from the 2018 event will benefit the MHP Hospice Serenity House.

With questions, please contact Cathy Stahl, MHP Foundation Director, at 641.676.7146 or cstahl@mahaskahealth.org.


Please see the map below for the 2018 Race Day Route:

Run in the Sun Race Map 2018

Corporate Sponsors


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Major Sponsors

Davis Brown        A Color Logo     Reed Overhead BW    Fareway    Overbergen Electric    ZieglerCAT    GardenAssociates    McDonalds logo color    Klyn Tire Service     70anniversary logo    Ajinomoto used    HM Logo Green Gray U    AirCon    ChampionSigns2014   CaseysColorLogo logo Northern Mahaska Black


Partner Sponsors

Church & Dwight Co., Inc.  -  Town Square Dental Care  -  Supplemental Insurance Services - Van Roekel Appliance  -  Seim Johnson, LLP  - Lifetime Dental Solutions  -  Robert Auld Investments - Interiors by Val - Subway - Edmundson Golf Course - Kelderman Manufacturing Inc.


Community Sponsors

Bushong Construction Co., Inc.  -  State Bank of Bussey  -  Summers Car Credit - Stam Garden Center & Nursery - JP Gasway  -  Foster Coach Sales  - Leighton State Bank 

Baird Holm LLP - Precise Imaging