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Groundhog Grind Trail Race
December 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Groundhog Grind Trail Run
5k – 1 loop
10k – 2 loops
10:00am – 5 and 10k
Sunday February 6th, 2022, Thomas Mitchell Park, east of Altoona, IA (start area is in the campground)
Welcome to what we hope will be a challenging new running event in the Des Moines area! This will be the first (and not the last) trail run put on by the Altoona Running Club. We frequently run our small count park, Thomas Mitchell Park, and we’d love to show it off to you. This course itself is not necessarily super challenging but running it on the first weekend in February in Iowa will definitely be! The temperature on this day in 2021 was -2° real temperature for the high and -9° for the low, before adding in wind chill. There was also snow on the ground. We hope to challenge and humble you with this race, it will be a grind! The 5k will be fun, and the 10k will have you wishing you signed up for the 5k! We will have the fire pits going for you when you get back and some hot chocolate to warm you up.