4th Annual Polk County Clover Dash 5K
Iowa State Fairgrounds
4-H Building
Saturday, July 20, 2019
8:30 A.M. Start
Race is run in memory of Joy Niklasen,
former Polk County 4-H Youth Coordinator
Polk County Clover Dash TOT TROT
Open To Children In Grades K-3
Race Time: 9:15 A.M.
Free Registration Race Day 7:30-8:15 A.M. @ West Entrance 4-H Building
"Thank you for a great race. I entered for something to do while here on business. I've ran several 5ks around the country and other long races, by far a very good trying course and for a charity race, great turnout. A great course along with great people running it and coordinating the race. Thank you for a great time!".......2016 participant
"One of the most fun 5K's I've participated in!"........2017 participant
"If you don’t run this race you are really missing out on a great time! The 4-H’ers do a fantastic job of putting this on. The prizes are great. The after-race snacks are numerous. Everyone involved in this race has fun!  I will definitely be back for the race in 2019!" ......2018 participant
$15 YOUTH (ages 0-12)*
$20 Late Registration, after July 1
$25 ADULT (ages 13+)*
$35 Late Registration, after July 1
*Registration by July 1 guarantees a t-shirt.
Mail In Registration:
Online Registration:
Send form to:
Polk County Extension and Outreach
C/O Marci Vinsand
1625 Adventureland Drive, Ste. A
Altoona, IA 50009
Packet Pickup
Friday, July 19 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. @ Fleet Feet, 521 E Locust St, Des Moines
Additional packet pick-up: Saturday, July 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m. @ 4-H Building, Iowa State Fairgrounds
12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-45, 46-59, and 60+
All ages & skill levels are encouraged to participate!
Overall best time for male and female finishers
Awards for top three male & female finishers in each age division
Awards will be presented immediately after race results are tabulated
Inside the 4-H Building (Airconditioned!)
Race Route
Racers will compete on the Iowa State Fairgrounds with the race starting in the southwest corner at the 4-H Building.
(Route may be altered due to construction.)
Volunteers Needed!
Many volunteers are needed to make this a success. We are looking for individuals to help in the following areas:
  • Water Stations (Hand out water)
  • Directing Runners (Keep runners on course)
  • Ice & Food (Set up and hand out)
  • Finish Line (Aid runners)
  • Race Set Up (Assignment varies)
  • Recycle (Collect empty water bottles)
  • Help As Needed
Please consider donating your time by signing up now.
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