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Posted on: August 7, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Off the Beaten Path 3K/6K Trail Race

THE EVENT- “Off the Beaten Path” trail race and fun run/walk will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at Jacob Krumm Nature Preserve, Jasper County Iowa; beginning at 9:00 a.m. (8:00-8:45 Registration at Ahrens Access). Runners will experience the tall grass prairie, woodlands, and maybe even some wildlife!  In addition, grass surfaces will cushion the strides of each runner.  Immediately following the events, runners will be treated with an ALL YOU CAN EAT pancake and sausage breakfast and a free single entry into the Fall Festival!  Fall Festival is a conservation celebration of the changing seasons and will include hayrack rides, prairie maze, live music, face painting, bow shoot, pumpkin patch, inflatables, fresh pressed apple cider, popcorn, games, and giveaways!   Proceeds from the trail race and fall fest will serve to benefit the natural resources and sustainability of Jasper County through the help of our non-profit group, Jasper Conservation Connection.

 AWARDS- The first place male and female winner of each race will receive a prize, including a golden ticket to move to the front of the line for the pancake breakfast.  All race participants will receive a long sleeved shirt, free single entry into the fall fest, and free pancake breakfast!  Just keep your race bib number and that will get you in for the fun!   

DIRECTIONS- Take I-80 to the Lynnville/Oakland Acres exit 179, go north about ½ mile and then turn east on Jacob Ave and follow the signs.  A map of Jacob Krumm Preserve may be downloaded at: 

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION- The Jasper Conservation Connection is a non-profit group that operates under the umbrella of the Jasper Community Foundation.  The purpose of the group is to enhance the quality of parks, recreational opportunities, conservation value, and outdoor education throughout Jasper County.  The Jasper Conservation Connection promotes conservation programs by building partnerships and preserving and enhancing local natural resources.  For more information, contact Keri Van Zante, 641-792-9780 or email:  

Click here for the registration form or register online at 

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