The mission of the Growl Prowl is to raise funds from the community in order to help provide the basic needs for living and for learning that a growing number of Linn-Mar children lack.


The 2008-2017 Growl Prowl races were a huge success, with almost 2,350 8K / 5K runners and over 90 sponsors helping raise $60,000 that has been allocated directly to schools.  Funds are distributed to Linn-Mar school buildings during the school year.

5K / 8K Committee

Mike Shipley, Race Director

Student Assistance Specialist, Excelsior Middle School


Tom Daubs, Course
School Resource Officer, Marion Police Department


​Rachelle Haker, Kids' Races & Start / Finish
Parent Volunteer


Tina Oberbroeckling, Kids' Races & Start / Finish
Mentor Coach, Linn-Mar High School


Bob Read, Course
Director of Innovation, Learning Resource Center


Kim Sleezer, Packet Pick-Up
Teacher, Excelsior Middle School




OUR MISSION

Misc. Race Committee

Janessa Walters, Promotion / Special Race Coordinator
Student Assistance Counselor, Linn-Mar High School​


Holly Fencel

Teacher, Novak Elementary


Beth Frangella

Teacher, Indian Creek Elementary


Danyel Kolek

Teacher, Indian Creek Elementary


​Krista Krebsbach

Media Specialist, Indian Creek Elementary


​​Kevin McCauley, Volunteers
Student Assistance Counselor, Linn-Mar High School

Lisa Mooney, Race Day Logistics
Student Assistance Counselor, Linn-Mar High School


Growl Prowl Committee 

Sponsorship Committee

​Stacia Walker, Refreshments
Student Assistance Specialist, Linn-Mar Elementary build.


Tammy DeVries

Student Assistance Specialist, Linn-Mar Elementary build.


Jess Fitzpatrick

Facilitator, Westfield Elementary


Kasi Shanahan

School Counselor, Westfield Elementary


Sally Wiley

School Counselor, Bowman Woods Elementary








Linn-mar growl prowl

Marketing Committee

​​Jessica Deahl, Registration
Student Assistance Specialist, Oak Ridge MS


Christine Banks

Wilkins Elementary


​Sue Grensteiner

Student Support Assoc., Bowman Woods Elementary


Kate Jackson

Teacher, Wilkins Elementary


Kristi Kester

Teacher, Wilkins Elementary


​Tina Naaktgeboren

Teacher, Wilkins Elementary


Victoria Wanda

School Counselor, Oak Ridge Middle School


Kim Woods

School Counselor, Oak Ridge Middle School

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