Flapjack 5K/10K

flapjacklogoSave the Date…September 22, 2013!

Join us in honoring children and families from across Iowa in the 3rd annual Flapjack 5K/10K! The event will take place on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Water Works Park in Des Moines with an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony and 9:00 a.m. race start time. Come be a part of the month long community celebration and support families throughout Iowa affected by childhood cancer.


8:30AM Opening Ceremony and One-mile Celebration Stroll This one-mile walk will be kicked off with a balloon release to celebrate the lives of children dealing with cancer.
9:00AM 5K and 10K run/walk
Community Pancake Breakfast
Beautiful flat course through Water Works. Timed event.
9:00AM Community Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast featuring Chris Cakes! All you can eat pancakes, sausages, OJ and coffee, along with traditional race fare.

RACE ROUTE: Click here to see the Flapjack 5K/10K race route. The 10K route is the entire mapped area. The 5K route turns around at the water bottle.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP: Packet pick-up will be held in Center Court at Valley West Mall on Thursday, September 19 from 4:00-7:00 pm

COMMUNITY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Not interested in running, but hungry for some pancakes? Join us for the Community Pancake Breakfast beginning at 9:00AM. Tickets are $8 and include warm, fluffy pancakes, sausage, and a drink.The entry fees are:

5K or 10K (ages 3-10)
OR Celebration Stroll
$12 Includes timed event, race t-shirt and pancake breakfast .
Celebration Stroll $15 Includes race t-shirt and pancake breakfast.
5K or 10K Run/Walk $35 Includes timed event, race t-shirt and pancake breakfast.

Online registration will close on Friday, September 20 at noon. Race Day Registration will begin at 6:30 am on Sunday, September 22 and will cost $40.

Please note: T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who register by September 13.

Celebration Bibs: Race participants have the option of purchasing a celebration bib in honor or in memory of a loved one. Celebration bibs can be purchased with online registration for $25.


First place male and female in the 5K and 10K will receive medals. Additionally, first and second place male and female finishers in each of the seven categories for both races will receive awards. Categories: 14 and under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 and over.



Help make a difference in the life of a child with cancer. Create a Flapjack or Celebration Stroll fundraising page. Fundraising pages are easy to set up and can be customized for an individual or a team. Share your story by adding a message, pictures, or video clips. Once your page is created share the link through email and social media sites.

2013 Race Results