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Living History Farms’ Kids Trail Run

Kids Trail Run


Saturday, May 5
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Living History Farms
11121 Hickman Rd
Urbandale, IA 50322 United States
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Join us for the inaugural Living History Farms Kids Trail Run! Our 5k race or 1 mile Fun Run are perfect for both competitive and non-competitive runners, ages 12 and under of all ability levels. Get active as you run through 300 years of Iowa agricultural history. Push yourself to achieve your fastest speed in our 5k Race or tackle some fun history-themed challenges on the course of our 1 mile Fun Run. Top finishers will receive awards (and prizes such as a Family Membership!) and we’ll have food and fun activities for all guests. After the race, take a tour of our historic farms and town sites with your family.

After the race, Machine Shed will be offering free cinnamon rolls to race participants (children and registered adult chaperones) and Fresh Thyme will be handing out oranges and bananas.

Supporting Sponsor: The IMT Group

Contributing Sponsors: Webspec Design, Scheels

Event partners: Aspen Athletic Clubs, Atlantic Coca Cola Bottling, Fleet Feet Sports, Hy-Vee KidsFit, Machine Shed, Fresh Thyme


Entry fees

Registration opens March 6 at 10am. Included when you sign up: Race registration fee for child age 12 or under, Living History Farms Trail Run t-shirt and swag, free admission to tour Living History Farms for runner and 1 adult guest (over $24.75 value!). The first 75 kids registered will also receive a free pedometer!

Adult chaperones can choose to run with their children, but the chaperones will not be timed or receive t-shirts/swag.

Register for the Kids Trail Run

Member Price Non-member Price
Early Bird Registration
Available March 6 (10am) – April 5 (10am)
$15 $18
Advanced Registration
Available April 5 (10am) – May 3 (noon).
$17 $20
Day of Registration
Available May 5, 7am-8am, LHF Visitor Center
$17 $20


Kids Trail Run FAQ

Read our FAQ to learn all the important details about the event. Kids Trail Run FAQ


Packet Pick up

Pick up your race packets in Living History Farms’ Visitor Center. A parent or guardian will need to attend packet pick up and will be asked to sign a Waiver and Release of Liability Form for each child participating in the LHF Kid’s Trail Run activities.

Pick up times:

May 4, 3:30-6:30pm

May 5, 7am-8am



We are in need of volunteers to help in a variety of areas including, handing out water, assisting with games, helping the runners along the route and more. Should you have any questions, please contact Jan Milroy, Manager of Volunteer Services at or (515)645-9818.

See positions and sign up to volunteer


Course Maps

1 Mile Fun Run Map

5k Race Map


Training Resources

Download these Hy-Vee KidsFit Training Schedules to help you prepare for the race!

5k Training Guide – Rookie

5k Training Guide – Pro

5k Training Guide – All Star