Linn-Mar Growl Prowl

2013 Growl Prowl 5K / 8K, Kids' Races

We set a new record this year with 591 overall registrations, including "Survivor:Philippines" winner and Westfield Elementary parent Denise Stapley.  The women's 5K record was broken by Oak Ridge 8th grader Deanna Newhouse, who ran in 20:31.  The women's 8K record was shattered by Iowa Class 4A Cross Country Champion Stephanie Jenks, who ran in 30:08.  Jenks is a 9th grader at Linn-Mar High School.


Despite the cold and windy conditions, the 2013 Growl Prowl was highlighted by 335 5K / 8K finishers. We appreciate all the support from the community.  Congratulations to all the runners!

The 2013 200m and 400m runs were enjoyed by almost 100 children, includng dozens from Linn-Mar elementary school running clubs.  We would like to thank all the families that came out to Linn-Mar Stadium to support the Growl Prowl!


We also had over 100 mile runners, headlined by 9-under girls winner Tera Thompson (7:42), 9-under boys winner Cole Rudish (7:03), 10-12 girls winner Darby Forsyth (7:55), 10-12 boys winner Khory Nobles (6:44), and 13-15 boys winner Dylan Pfeiffer (8:29).  Nobles also finished first in the 19 & under men's 5K with a time of 22:30. 

2013 Growl Prowl Race "Survivors"

Kids' Mile and Fun Runs

Photography by Jessica Dirks

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Growl Prowl 2014 registration is now open!  Please click on the REGISTRATION tab to access both online / paper options

5K / 8K start and finish line will be on the track inside LM Stadium this year